1. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  2. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a few of our questions below. Who are your comic…

  3. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive)

    May 14, 2014 5:44 PM EDT Still smarting from the controversy around last year's "Accidental Racist," the country star talks about shaking up his sound on album number ten (due Aug. 26). "The rulebook's gone, or was there ever one?" Brad Paisley still doesn't have a name for his…

  4. K Camp Rides Online Meme Up The Charts

    May 13, 2014 1:05 PM EDT 'I don't follow rules,' asserts the Atlanta rapper, who's scaling R&B/hip-hop charts with 'Cut Her Off' "I've made hits before, but it never seemed like it was my turn yet. Now it is — and about time." So says 24-year-old Atlanta rapper K Camp,…

  5. LouFest 2014: Outkast, Arctic Monkeys Top Lineup

    May 13, 2014 1:01 AM EDT Grouplove, Cake, Future Islands and Portugal. The Man also set to perform at annual festival in St. Louis Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake and Grouplove are among some of the big names headlining this year's LouFest in St. Louis this year. The two-day festival will bring 40 bands to Forest…

  6. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Tom Petty's 'Fever' Rises

    May 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-five years ago this week, his first solo album began its Billboard 200 climb (and wouldn't back down). Plus, remembering key chart feats for Hunter Hayes, Janet Jackson, and R.E.M. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  7. Sinéad O'Connor Signs With Nettwerk, New Album Coming

    May 12, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Sinéad O'Connor has signed a worldwide recording deal with Nettwerk Music Group ahead of the release later this year of her new studio set, “The Vishnu Room.” The Irish singer’s upcoming album, her tenth, is “indicative of where Sinéad is in life,” according to a statement issued by…

  8. Take That Members Face Huge Bill For Tax-Avoidance Scheme

    May 12, 2014 12:34 AM EDT Take That is in trouble with the taxman.  Members of the British boyband face having to pay back tens of millions of pounds after a U.K. tribunal ruled that they and others took part in a mass-scale tax avoidance scheme. A judge has ruled that Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and…

  9. Michael Alig's Next Move? 'Club Kid Killer' Seeks Post-Prison Job

    May 09, 2014 5:57 PM EDT Even before Michael Alig, 48, was released from prison on May 5, after serving 17 years for first-degree manslaughter, speculation had turned to what the most notorious club kid of the 1990s would do for his next act. Based on interviews with friends, Alig, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to…

  10. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Walk Floyd Mayweather to the Boxing Ring In Las Vegas

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT How does undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather prepare for a fight these days? By palling around with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne just minutes before stepping into the ring, apparently. ♛ pic.twitter.com/H7YJwOzb2z — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 4, 2014 Moments before squaring off…

  11. Ray LaMontagne Goes 'Supernova': The Folk Singer Talks New Album

    May 02, 2014 2:52 PM EDT The blues of "Trouble" hinted at a sad existence for LaMontagne. A decade on, the joyous, just-released 'Supernova,' flips the script. It's just after noon on April 29, and Ray LaMontagne's new album, "Supernova," is sitting at No. 2 on iTunes after…

  12. 2014's Most Anticipated Dance Music Album: Pick from deadmau5, Steve Aoki and More (Poll)

    May 02, 2014 1:55 PM EDT looks primed to be the year of the EDM album. From seasoned veterans like deadmau5 to first-timers like Dillon Francis, many of dance music’s biggest names are gearing up to release full-length efforts in the months to come. CODE takes a look at some of the most anticipated releases and…

  13. Tony Awards: 5 Fun Facts and Fascinating Stats About the Nominations

    April 29, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and  The Hollywood Reporter 's awards analyst dug through the Tony record books to see how this year's nominees stack up against the nominees of yesteryear. The results are fascinating. Idina Menzel,…

  14. Tony Awards: Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Nominations

    April 29, 2014 9:16 AM EDT There were a few surprises at the Tony Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning at the Paramount Hotel in New York City—and not just among the nominees. Just as Jonathan Groff (Frozen, Looking) and Lucy Liu (Elementary) started to announce this year’s list, Hugh Jackman burst onto…

  15. Tank Won't Sing Anthem at Clippers Game

    April 28, 2014 3:42 PM EDT R&B singer Tank won't be performing the national anthem at Tuesday's Clippers game in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter tells TMZ and other outlets that he's taking action in response to racially charged comments believed to have been made by the team's owner, Donald…

  16. 'Regulate' At 20: Warren G & Michael McDonald Discuss the G-Funk Jam

    April 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Warren G is interested in recruiting Macklemore for a 20-year anniversary version of 'Regulate.' Michael McDonald had just hit the Lower East Side of the N-Y-C, and while he wasn't on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G, fate was about to intervene. This was 1996 or '…

  17. Village People to Ban Clippers Use of 'YMCA' (Report)

    April 27, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Amidst Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s recent controversy sparked by minutes-worth of racist remarks allegedly made over a phone call with his girlfriend, Victor Willis of The Village People is saying he will ban the use of his hit song "Y.M.C.A." during Clippers games.…

  18. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Bashed by Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Game

    April 27, 2014 11:28 AM EDT The hip-hop community is lashing out at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was identified on audio recording by TMZ as telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to basketball games. Donald sterling is the definition of racism .... He could b your judge.... Your doctor..…

  19. String Cheese Incident, 'Song in My Head': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 24, 2014 12:24 PM EDT Over the last several years, Colorado-based jamband String Cheese Incident have intentionally slowed things down, trading long touring stretches for days at home and musical side-projects, only coming together for festival gigs and one-off runs. Studio work, too, took a backseat. But next…

  20. Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards Winners Announced

    April 22, 2014 8:59 PM EDT Winners of the Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards were announced Tuesday at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference. They included Honey Bunches of Oats, State Farm and RadioShack. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage Powered by CLIO and sponsored by Telemundo and Mun2, the…

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