1. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley. Nas Photographer Danny Clinch…

  2. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Taps Jay Z, T.I. Usher for Another Guest-Filled Set

    April 20, 2014 7:51 AM EDT Following his set at last week's Coachella Festival , fans wondered if Pharrell Williams could possibly have any more surprises up his sleeve. After all, his hour on April 12 included sit ins from Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Nelly (“Hot in Herre”), and Snoop Dogg (“Drop It Like It&…

  3. Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'

    April 18, 2014 9:58 PM EDT Gwen Stefani may be headed headed for The Voice. The No Doubt singer is in talks join the NBC competition series for season seven as a coach, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. She would take over for Christina Aguilera, who  announced in February that she was pregnant with her…

  4. NBA Playoffs 2014 Playlist: 16 Songs For Round 1

    April 18, 2014 4:03 PM EDT From Daft Punk soundtracking Charlotte to Jennifer Lopez reaping the Clippers, check out the anthems that best describe this year's playoff teams. The NBA regular season is finally over and the postseason finally begins on Saturday (Apr. 19), with the Miami Heat trying for a third…

  5. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut

    April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Her new song appears headed for the list's top half next week thanks to expected high sales following her buzzworthy Coachella set Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week's Billboard Hot 100. Highlights of the…

  6. Future Shares 'I Won' Video Feat. Kanye West (Watch)

    April 17, 2014 9:09 PM EDT In anticipation of next week’s release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future has released a Hype Williams direction-track for the Kanye West-featuring single “I Won” .  The video shows the two rappers waxing romantic on a beach, while buxom babes model in the sand and…

  7. Lost Radio Program Featuring Hank Williams Found

    April 17, 2014 7:24 PM EDT Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. Charlie McCoy Honors Hank Williams on 'Lonesome Whistle' "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs…

  8. Coachella Boosts Justin Bieber and Beyonce Up Social 50 Chart

    April 17, 2014 5:12 PM EDT During a slow week on the Social 50 chart, the first weekend of the Coachella festival (April 11-13) in Indio, Calif. spurs some big gains for a couple superstar acts. 14 Surprise Coachella Performers: Beyonce, Bieber, Gwen & More The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube,…

  9. P. Reign, 'Pon Tour': Watch Backstage Footage of Drake's Tour in New Video

    April 17, 2014 11:05 AM EDT When Drake wrapped his “Would You Like A Tour?” in London last month, the best seat in the house belonged to P. Reign. In “Pon Tour” the rapper and OVO affiliate gives us a bird’s-eye view of Drizzy’s massive performances at The O 2 Arena including backstage cameos from Rihanna, The Weeknd…

  10. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100; Ed Sheeran Blasts In at No. 15

    April 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for an eighth week, while Ed Sheeran soars in with 'Sing' (which Williams co-wrote and co-produced), instantly marking his best-ever Hot 100 rank Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week.…

  11. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down 11 percent compared with the…

  12. Coachella by the Tweets: Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey and More Dominate Twitter

    April 15, 2014 3:05 PM EDT For those of us that didn’t make it to Indio, California a few days back for Coachella 2014 ’s opening weekend, a simple check of our Twitter timeline revealed a play-by-play of who was rocking on stage, what surprise guests popped out and how awesome they were. The social network has…

  13. Boyce Avenue, ‘No Limits’: Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 15, 2014 1:50 PM EDT The Sarasota, Florida-native rockers Boyce Avenue make a return with their “No Limits” EP, their first release since 2010. The album is being released independently through the group’s own label 3 Peace Records and features a collaboration with dance producer/DJ Milkman, which is available…

  14. Pharrell Williams’ 'i am OTHER' UNIQLO Line on Sale Now

    April 15, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Pharrell Williams recently cried tears of joy on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” while watching fan-made "Happy" videos . Aside from that infectious beat that seems to make the world a better place, the singer has an equally contagious sense of style. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams Rules…

  15. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  16. Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'

    April 14, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The singer scores his first format leader since 2010. Plus, new No. 1s for the Black Keys, Jerrod Niemann and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  17. Coachella Goes Pop: Why The 2014 Festival Felt More Mainstream Than Ever

    April 14, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But technicalities aside, Bieber was there, white…

  18. Pharrell Williams Cries While Watching 'Happy' Fan Videos on 'Oprah Prime'

    April 14, 2014 3:00 PM EDT From "Blurred Lines" to "Get Lucky to "Happy," it's been a whirlwind of success for Pharrell Williams over the past year. The emotional weight of that success caught up to the superstar vocalist-producer during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired last…

  19. Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell Star in Video For 'Spider-Man 2' Cut 'It's On Again'

    April 14, 2014 2:51 PM EDT A trio of popular music superheroes combined forces to craft an uplifting anthem to soundtrack the forthcoming "Amazing Spider-Man 2." The song "It's On Again" was released last month; now they've shared a music video that features the three stars, along with…

  20. Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal in Battery Case

    April 14, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in Clark…

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