1. Selena Gomez Film, Fela Doc to Play Sundance

    December 09, 2013 5:30 PM EST William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin,…

  2. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. 615 Spotlight: John David Kent Puts Twist on Texas Sound With New Album

    November 27, 2013 4:43 PM EST John David Kent has been making a name for himself on the Texas music circuit for the past few years. Now, with the release of his new album "Before The Sun Comes Up," he says he's more excited than ever. "The fans are wanting some new songs, and the band wants to play…

  5. Aaron Watson Finds Inspiration in Tragic Rodeo Star Lane Frost

    November 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST The latest single from Texas country artist Aaron Watson is causing a stir with fans – particularly in his home base of the Lone Star State and Oklahoma. The fourth single from his Billboard top ten album "Real Good Time," titled "July In Cheyenne," is striking a…

  6. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  7. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. The Dirty Heads, 'Home | Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 22, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A little over the year after the release of the band's last LP, 2012's "Cabin by the Sea," The Dirty Heads are back with a new all-acoustic album, and Billboard has the exclusive premiere. The California reggae act, best known for "Lay Me Down," its 2010 hit…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 …

  15. 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 "…

  16. 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…

  17. 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%…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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