1. '20 Feet' and 'Pussy Riot' Docs on Oscar Shortlist

    December 03, 2013 2:22 PM EST Two documentaries that focus on musicians, "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," are among the 15 films advancing in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category. Related Articles…

  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  3. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  4. Britney Spears Documentary to Air on E!

    November 14, 2013 12:50 AM EST Britney Spears is getting her own documentary. E! will air a 90-minute TV special, "I Am Britney Jean," on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m., chronicling the next chapter of the singer's career as she preps for her two-year Las Vegas residency. The cable network will air an encore…

  5. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

  6. Documentary on J.D. Fortune, One-Time INXS Singer, Gets World Premiere

    November 06, 2013 2:21 AM EST Former INXS lead singer J.D. Fortune had his glorious highs and crushing lows as the frontman for the Aussie rockers. But the Canadian musician's lower lows are the subject of Andrew Nisker's rock doc Chasing Fortune, set for its world premiere in Toronto on Nov. 11, with Fortune…

  7. Swedish House Mafia Asks, 'Who Walks Away from Success?' in Doc Trailer: Watch Here

    October 24, 2013 1:32 PM EDT Selling a million tickets ain’t easy. “You get sick of people after a while,” says the voice of one Swedish House Mafia member in a trailer for a forthcoming documentary about the group’s One Last Tour tour. The trio of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso officially broke up in…

  8. Usher to Exec Produce Education Documentary 'Undroppable'

    October 18, 2013 3:59 AM EDT Usher has joined on as an executive producer for "Undroppable," the documentary exploring the dropout epidemic in the U.S. educational system. Directed and written by Jason Pollock, the film will be completed this year and released in 2014. Usher was introduced to the film by…

  9. Eminem's 30 Biggest Songs

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  10. Maxine Powell, Motown Charm Coach, Dies at 98

    October 14, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records' artists during the Detroit label's 1960s heyday, has died. She was 98. Motown Museum CEO Allen Rawls says Powell died Monday at a hospital in Southfield, Mich. She didn't sing or…

  11. Justin Bieber Reveals Mustache and Goofball Ways in 'Believe 3D' Movie Teaser: Watch Here

    October 12, 2013 11:42 AM EDT Justin Beiber "The "Never Say Never" follow-up, directed by Jon M. Chu, features Usher, Scooter Braun and the singer's mom, Pattie Mallette. Justin Bieber gave fans a first look at his new movie on Friday, unveiling the teaser for the Jon M. Chu-directed "…

  12. Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt': Billboard Cover Story

    October 11, 2013 12:08 PM EDT Pearl Jam load the bases with an inspired new album, new tour, and a deal to soundtrack the World Series This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. The setting was perfect in ways both good and bad. About to debut songs from "Lightning…

  13. August Alsina Ascends To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    October 08, 2013 12:57 PM EDT New Orleans newcomer August Alsina picks up his first Billboard airplay chart-topper, as "I Luv This Shit," on which he's co-billed with Trinidad James, jumps 4-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay ranking. The Knucklehead-produced track rises by 18%…

  14. Miley Cyrus' 'The Movement' Documentary: 10 Things To Watch For

    September 30, 2013 11:33 AM EDT The MTV doc shows Miley to be a smart, savvy businesswoman who talks to dogs and is done with making movies. Miley Cyrus' ascent in 2013 has been a surreal experience to witness -- but none of it was an accident. In "Miley Cyrus: The Movement," a new hour-long MTV…

  15. Pearl Jam 'Lightning Bolt' Mini-Doc Previews New Song 'Getaway': Watch

    September 26, 2013 3:20 PM EDT Brief album doc previews four tunes, includes band Q&As conducted by Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein and more. With Pearl Jam's new album "Lightning Bolt" less than three weeks away the band has posted a short documentary that features snippets of new tunes including a…

  16. Miley Cyrus Opens-Up On 'Racist' VMA Criticism, Censorship & Double-Standards

    September 25, 2013 5:23 AM EDT Miley Cyrus is still talking about the twerking VMA performance that launched a thousand complaints. This time, she lashes out at critics who think her performance was racist or a "minstrel show," in which she used her black dancers as props. "I don't keep my producers…

  17. 'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Coming Soon

    September 10, 2013 3:28 AM EDT Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck. Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc "One Direction: This Is Us." The film will hit theaters on Friday,…

  18. Justin Bieber Documentary 'Believe' Gets Secret Screening in Toronto

    September 09, 2013 12:01 AM EDT International buyers and Beliebers lined up alongside one another Saturday for the first glimpse of Justin Bieber’s "Believe" at a special screening mounted by IM Global at the Cineplex in Toronto. The screening, whose location was kept under wraps for fears that it would be…

  19. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc: Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 07, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc, Ron Howard's team up with Jay Z, "Made In America," films a two-day music festival curated by the rapper and works to turn it into a youth-centered assessment of the health of the American Dream.…

  20. 'The Butler' Beats One Direction’s ‘This is Us’ At Labor Day Box Office

    September 03, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Lee Daniels' "The Butler" engineered a surprise victory over Morgan Spurlock's 3D concert documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Labor Day box office, becoming the first movie of 2013 to top the North American chart three weekends in a row. Overall,…

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