1. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  2. The Eagles Reopen The Forum in L.A. With a Nostalgic Night of Hits

    January 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST -song set arranged chronologically… Original guitarist Bernie Leadon plays entire first set… The legendary arena underwent a $100 million renovation and looks to compete with Staples Center and Nokia Theater The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that…

  3. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  4. Chemical Bros, Justice and Chromeo Remix Boys Noize: Watch Teaser Clip Here

    December 23, 2013 3:20 PM EST Here’s a gift you can only peak at for now. Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) will unwrap a remix album of his “Out Of The Black” album this coming February. Showcasing the work of Chemical Brothers, Justice, Oliver, Chromeo and even Ridha’s own re-rubs of his original tracks, the album revisits…

  5. Justin Timberlake Finds Time for Old Characters In Between 'SNL' Performances: Watch

    December 22, 2013 1:19 AM EST Justin Timberlake may have been billed as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" tonight (Dec. 21), but for all intents and purposes, think of him as a backup host of sorts. For the show's final episode before Christmas, the singer and actor appeared alongside host…

  6. Billboard Music Awards Set for May 18 on ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. Last year's three-hour ABC broadcast had the highest ratings for the BBMAs in twelve years…

  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. CMA Awards 2013: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 07, 2013 4:18 AM EST From Luke Bryan’s touching performance of “Drink A Beer” to the pomp and swagger of Florida Georgia Line, last night’s 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards had a little something for everyone. But, there were just as many big moments behind the scenes. As usual, Billboard keeps you…

  9. M.I.A. Finds Peace On 'Matangi' Album: 'It's A Bit Emo In Places'

    November 01, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Boundary-pushing artist rides out battles with the NFL, her child's father -- and herself -- with fourth studio effort. By 2010, M.I.A. had a top 10 single, a gold-selling album, an Academy Award nod and a Grammy performance under her belt. What she didn't have, however, was…

  10. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  11. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  12. Taylor Swift Invites ‘All-Star’ Friends for CMA Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:20 AM EDT Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards. Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red." The 23…

  13. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  14. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Mexican Latin alternative songstress Julieta…

  15. Wisin Announces Solo Album for December

    September 19, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Latin urban star sings with Sony, with first single "Que viva la Vida" premiering Monday; News follows similar announcement from his longtime collaborator Yandel The artist known as Wisin, one half of the powerhouse urban duo Wisin y Yandel, has signed a recording deal with Sony…

  16. Yandel to Release Solo Debut in November

    September 13, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Reggaeton artist Yandel has signed with Sony Music. Born Llandel Veguilla Malavé, the Puerto Rican-born star has launched a solo career with his first project scheduled for release in November. "I'm very excited for this new phase in my career," Yandel, who earlier announced…

  17. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  19. f(x) Stay Quirky With Sophomore LP 'Pink Tape'

    July 30, 2013 8:41 PM EDT After becoming the first K-pop act to play SXSW, Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber are back with more spunky electro-pop. The spunky female quintet  f(x)—composed of Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—rose to higher international fame and made headlines the first half of…

  20. Yandel of Wisin & Yandel to Premiere Solo Single

    June 06, 2013 5:43 PM EDT "At this moment in my career I want to make my own decisions," he tells Billboard In the past few months, rumors have swirled about the imminent separation of reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel -- management denied the separation but admitted the two were working on individual…

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