1. Ben Harper & His Mom Perform 'Childhood Home' LP at Tiny NYC Club Concert

    April 22, 2014 5:37 PM EDT A few hundred fans packed into NYC's tiny Rockwood Music Hall to see Ben Harper and his mother Ellen sing all of the songs on their forthcoming joint album, "Childhood Home," on Monday (April 21). Ben, in an off-white hat that shaded his expressive face as he sang, and Ellen,…

  2. Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West

    April 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT More than just a marketing coup, Kanye West's defection from Nike -- where he helped design the coveted Air Yeezy sneaker -- to Adidas in December signaled a redoubling of the 64-year-old publicly traded German brand's fashion-focused strategy for sneaker dominance. Although…

  3. Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Awards

    April 13, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez and "Orange is the New Black’s" transgender actress Laverne Cox were among the night’s honorees at the 25th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Pitbull Debuts Official World Cup Song: Listen to '…

  4. Ray Price's Final Recordings: 'Everyone Had the Feeling Something Special Was Happening'

    April 11, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Fred Foster remembers the first time he met Ray Price. "It was New Years' Eve 1953 in Washington, DC," he recalled to Billboard. "Every New Years' Eve, [promoter Connie B. Gay] would take over Capitol Arena, and put on a huge show. There was Ernest Tubb, Red Foley,…

  5. Dan + Shay First Rookie Duo to Debut At No. 1 on Country Albums Chart

    April 10, 2014 2:41 PM EDT The pair does what no other twosome has done in the chart's 50-year history: debut at the summit with a first album. Plus, chart action for Josh Thompson, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line and more Dan + Shay become the first rookie duo to arrive at No. 1 on Billboard's Top…

  6. Pharrell, Jay Z and Beyonce Among Webby Nominees

    April 08, 2014 4:54 PM EDT This year's list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyoncé and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras. The organizations with the most nominations are Vice Media with 11, The New York…

  7. Pharrell Joining 'The Voice' as a Coach

    March 31, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Pharrell Williams is joining "The Voice." The NBC singing show made the announcement on Monday via Twitter. Williams will rotate in for season 7, following Cee Lo Green's exit. "I'm not coming back, guys," he told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview last month. …

  8. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  9. Country Stars to Invade Talk Shows in Lead-Up to ACM Awards

    March 27, 2014 3:42 PM EDT The lead-up to April 6's 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS will feature a country music invasion of network television. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, along with Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw have shot customized ACM promos for CBS, Brad Paisley will guest star…

  10. Twitter Probes Missing Tweets From Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction

    March 26, 2014 12:04 PM EDT A bug in Twitter's inner-workings has caused certain tweets to disappear, including some from music's biggest stars. According to BBC News , the problem impacted the accounts of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, members of One Direction and surely many ordinary Twitter users throughout a…

  11. Justin Timberlake Seeks Couple With 'Not a Bad Thing' Video: Watch

    March 20, 2014 12:05 PM EDT Timberlake premieres the video on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Justin Timberlake premiered a music video for "Not a Bad Thing" on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Thursday, but it's just the beginning. Though Timberlake himself never appears in the video, it…

  12. Sheryl Crow's 'Diner' Musical to Open in Virginia

    March 19, 2014 9:55 AM EDT The doors will open on Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson's troubled "Diner," but not on Broadway. At least not yet. Following repeat delays with the premiere production directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall, the show has locked in a plan to bow at the…

  13. Enrique Iglesias Tapped for Billboard Latin Music Conference Superstar Q&A

    March 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Multi-platinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias will appear during a Billboard Superstar Q&A during the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.  Presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi, Iglesias will be interviewed by Leila Cobo, Billboard's…

  14. Oscars 2014: Pink Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' With 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

    March 02, 2014 11:22 PM EST Pink had a memorable Oscar debut, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The singer took the Academy Awards stage Sunday following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg to perform one of Judy Garland's most memorable songs, "Somewhere Over the…

  15. Oscars 2014: Best Musician Tweets

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM EST A billion people the world over watched Hollywood A-listers take home Oscars Sunday night (March 2) -- and some of them just happened to be the biggest names in music. Check out the best musician tweets about the 86th Academy Awards. OSCARS 2014 • 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song •…

  16. P!nk To Perform At Oscars

    February 21, 2014 2:20 PM EST The 86th Academy Awards have added P!nk to its list of performers at this year's ceremony, set to air live on ABC on Mar. 2. The pop singer, who was named Billboard's Woman of the Year in 2013, announced the news on Friday (Feb. 21). Last month, P!nk and fun.'s Nate Ruess…

  17. Bette Midler to Perform at the Oscars

    February 20, 2014 12:39 AM EST Bette Midler will perform for the first time on the Oscars, it was announced Wednesday. The Divine Miss M has received two Oscar nominations and won several Grammys. “We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meronsaid…

  18. Cee Lo Green Will Not Return To 'The Voice'

    February 19, 2014 3:54 PM EST Cee Lo Green is leaving his spinning judge's chair behind. The producer and recording artist said he will not return to NBC's "The Voice," telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing Wednesday, "I'm not coming back, guys." "I’m going to continue…

  19. 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson

    February 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST President Obama has made the Internet collectively squeal by simply singing a few lines of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago" in the past, but he isn't the only president with minor musical chops up his suit sleeve. With President's Day afoot,…

  20. Karen O Performing 'Her' Song at Oscars

    February 13, 2014 3:40 PM EST Karen O will perform "The Moon Song" from "Her" during the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. "The Moon Song" was written by Karen O and "Her" director Spike Jonze and is a best original song nominee. The upcoming…

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