1. Tommy Ramone’s Death: The Music World Reacts on Twitter

    July 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT As news broke of Ramones drummer and last surviving founding member Tommy Ramone’s death on Friday at the age of 65, the music world paid tribute via social media. Tommy Ramone, Ramones Drummer, Dies at 65 Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in 1949, formed the Ramones with singer Jeffrey…

  2. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  3. Frank Ocean Performs At 2014 Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Frank Ocean swooned the stars who packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday (Monday, May 5) for the Costume Institute Gala. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala Backed by an all-female orchestra, Frank Ocean performed a medley of songs including "…

  4. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  5. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  6. John Legend Performing at Governors Ball Concert

    January 06, 2014 7:23 PM EST The singer will take the stage at the annual post-Oscars show John Legend will perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy's official post-Oscars party. “John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists,” said Jeffrey Kurland, costume design branch governor and…

  7. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  8. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history," the BBC said. "Williams'…

  9. Chris Brown Drops 'Love More' Video

    August 17, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Hours after getting slapped with 1,000 more hours of community labor, embattled pop star Chris Brown has leaked his new video for "Love More," featuring a rap and appearance by Nicki Minaj and a cameo via "Reno 911" comedian Nick Swardsen. The clip begins with Brown and…

  10. Chris Brown Releases Nicki Minaj-Assisted 'Love More': Listen

    July 22, 2013 11:31 AM EDT Chris Brown gave us a sample of his Nicki Minaj-assisted song, "Love More," at this year's BET Awards. And now, he’s given us the full record. Raunchy and sure to be a club favorite, "Love More" is the latest single off of Brown's forthcoming album, "X.…

  11. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  12. Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist': LL Cool J's 10 Craziest Lyrics

    April 08, 2013 7:38 PM EDT When "Accidental Racist," Brad Paisley's new collaboration with LL Cool J featured on the country superstar's new "Wheelhouse" album, was officially released on Monday (April 8), the media's reaction to the song was… dubious, at best. Paisley and LL are…

  13. Thomas Gold's Bus Tour Movie: First Look

    April 05, 2013 3:23 PM EDT things to look out for on clip of the DJ's fun day on the party bus. German DJ/producer and expert Adele remixer Thomas Gold took some buddies and a few select fans on a party bus tour of Miami on March 20. We’ve got a first look at the after movie, which features a cameo by Gold’s…

  14. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  15. The Beat 1/17: Kid Cudi's 'Need For Speed,' Anthony Hamilton's Grammy Surprise

    January 17, 2013 6:14 PM EST Welcome to the Thursday, January 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.   In today's episode, J.B. dishes Kid Cudi&…

  16. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  17. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  18. Anthony Hamilton 'Amazed' by Grammy Attention

    January 15, 2013 8:29 AM EST Hamilton in the hunt for two Grammy Awards. When Anthony Hamilton released his fifth album in December 2011, it didn't receive the same amount of attention his previous efforts did.   So he was extremely surprised when he got a call from his manager telling him that he'd been…

  19. Frank Ocean Debuts New Song 'Wise Man': Listen

    December 23, 2012 12:05 PM EST Early this morning (Dec. 23), Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr page to release a new song titled, "Wise Man." The song was recorded for the soundtrack to "Django Unchained" (Dec. 25) but unfortunately didn't make the cut. "django was ill without it," Frank…

  20. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:50 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entries, among them Perry's "Wide Awake…

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