1. The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:30 PM EST K-pop fans may remember 2014 as a dramatic, and at times heartbreaking, year. Members left groups fans envisioned them in for years, tragedy struck the live scene and the dark sides of the industry were brought to light in the wake of mourning one of the scene's most promising acts…

  2. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 MAX MARTIN SCORES ANOTHER No. 1 @gthot20 Why no mention of…

  3. Ty Herndon on Coming Out: 'In the Country World, Hell Yes It's a Big Deal'

    November 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST Country fans with long memories and/or a keen sense of gay-dar have long wondered if the deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington on Nashville was modeled on Ty Herndon , who had a series of No. 1 country hits in the mid- and late ‘90s. While it’s unclear whether…

  4. Watch Die Antwoord Show Love for the "Ugly Boy" With Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, More

    November 04, 2014 7:44 PM EST Die Antwoord has enlisted the help of some famous friends to guest star in the South African rap duo's new video for "Ugly Boy," getting the likes of Jack Black, Marilyn Manson , Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Cara Delevingne and Dita von Teese to help praise those less…

  5. ‘SNL’ Recap: Prince Dazzles with 8-Minute Medley, Suge Knight Arrest Spoofed & Taylor Swift Vertigo

    November 02, 2014 11:28 AM EST As promised, Prince played an uninterrupted eight-minute medley of songs from his new albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum , during Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 -- and it was pretty spectacular! Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': Look Back at Past Impressions Prince’s…

  6. Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': The Songs We Hope to Hear

    November 01, 2014 12:40 PM EDT It's been announced that tonight on Saturday Night Live Prince will eschew the typical two separate song performance and instead play one uninterrupted eight-minute jam in the middle of the broadcast.  While it seems most likely that he'll perform some stuff off his two new albums…

  7. Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': Look Back at Past Impressions

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Maybe you've heard that Prince (along with 3rdEyeGirl ) will be the music guest on  Saturday Night Live  this weekend. Host Chris Rock certainly knows what a big deal this is: In the latest promos, Rock notes, "Any time you say the word 'Prince,' a woman will scream…

  8. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  9. Chris Rock Talks Musical Guest Prince in 'SNL' Promos

    October 29, 2014 3:40 PM EDT 'Anytime you say the word 'Prince,' a woman will scream somewhere in the world.' Chris Rock may be hosting Saturday Night Live this week , but the SNL alum makes it clear in his promos that Saturday's show is all about musical guest Prince . As one might expect with…

  10. The Real Story Behind Madonna’s Iconic ‘Like a Virgin’ Performance at the 1984 VMAs

    October 28, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Ahead of MTV's first Music Video Awards, broadcast Sept. 14, 1984, the network was having difficulty booking top talent. Co-hosts Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler were in their 30s, old for the MTV crowd, and ZZ Top had refused to play -- until the network pulled the band's videos and…

  11. Glen Campbell to Receive Lifetime Honor at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

    October 24, 2014 8:30 PM EDT Glen Campbell is being honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards, set for Nov. 4 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Glen Campbell Notches Highest Rank on Hot Country Songs in 25 Years Campbell recently…

  12. Chris Rock Looks Back at 'Purple Rain': '30 Years Later, There's Nothing Remotely Close'

    October 24, 2014 3:31 PM EDT "When Purple Rain came out, I was a DJ with guys on my block, playing block parties. That summer, the big thing was Run-D.M.C. --  Born in the USA , blah blah blah, the streets were playing "Sucker MCs" and "It's Like That." I remember "When…

  13. Listen to the Top 10 Singles of 1984

    October 23, 2014 3:48 PM EDT The top ten singles of 1984 present an interesting picture. Of course Prince clocks in at No. 1 with "When Doves Cry," which remains one of the most epic songs from his epic career. More surprisingly, three of the top ten songs came from movies -- Kenny Loggins ' "…

  14. Billy Bob Thornton's Boxmasters Go 'Somewhere' With 101 Records

    October 16, 2014 8:30 PM EDT Some artists may battle a bit of writer's block when prepping for a new release, but that's definitely not an issue for the Boxmasters ' principal songwriters Billy Bob Thornton and J.D. Andrew , who have delivered a double-album, Somewhere Down the Road , for the band's…

  15. 1990s Poll: What Was The Best Musical Year of the Decade?

    October 13, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Vote now to tell us which year from the 1990s contained the most essential music! Last week, Billboard.com dove deep into the 1990s to analyze the various minutiae of one of the most colorful decades ever in pop music history. Ten different writers made arguments as to why each year of…

  16. Watch Lorde Return to 'South Park' & See Her Reaction

    October 09, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Also, 'South Park' has a little fun at Spin's expense. On Oct. 1, " Lorde " made a cameo on South Park via an unconvincingly costumed Randy Marsh. On the latest episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone dove even deeper into the concept, thanks to the way one music…

  17. Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch Goldroom's 'Till Sunrise,' Directed by 'Glee' Star Dianna Agron

    October 08, 2014 1:03 PM EDT The music video, an ode to young love and all-nighters in downtown Los Angeles, stars Agron's little brother, Jason. Josh Legg, the producer who fronts the electronic outfit  Goldroom , has rapidly become one of Los Angeles' dance music tastemakers. The 30-year-old makes…

  18. Hillsong United Wins Big at Dove Awards

    October 07, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Hillsong United  took tops honors Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the Gospel Music Assn.’s 45th Annual Dove Awards, winning five Doves, including artist of the year and aong of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” “The song ‘Oceans’ has opened so many new doors and so many great…

  19. Christian Music Business Diversifies Into Film, Television and More to Battle Declining Sales

    October 07, 2014 3:06 PM EDT As the faith-based music community gathers Tuesday night (Oct. 7) for the 45th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, there’s more to celebrate than just the top songs and artists of the past year. Evidence points to businesses growing beyond music to incorporate film, live…

  20. We've Been Hacked: Artist Sells Satirical Ad Space and Fake iPhones to Question Our Boxed-In World

    September 30, 2014 11:57 AM EDT Tim Fite realized he had become too dependent on his iPhone when the Brooklyn artist, songwriter, and comedian started feeling phantom vibrations in his pants pocket. "When I realized my physical body was being compromised by the physical phone, I was like, 'Oh man, I'm…

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