1. Prince's Three-Hour Facebook Q&A Yields One Actual Reply

    October 01, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Despite his usually prolific pace -- he's got 25 studio albums under his belt and just released two new albums -- Prince is not exactly tearing it up online. After joining Twitter to much fanfare last year, he's mostly abandoned the platform since. But on Tuesday, there was new…

  2. Houses of the Holy: Where the Music Biz Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays

    September 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Tonight we're gonna party like it's 5775. Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva (Founder’s Church of Religious Science, 3281 W.…

  3. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings ‘Smile’

    September 07, 2014 12:38 PM EDT Bernadette Peters, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer and many others were also in attendance. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that brought together the worlds of Hollywood,…

  4. WME Board Member Peter Grosslight Dies at 68

    August 21, 2014 3:49 PM EDT Grosslight most recently served as the agency’s global head of music. WME board member  Peter Grosslight  died today after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned. He was 68. A 20-year veteran of the agency, Grosslight was most recently its Global Head…

  5. Adam Levine Goes Back to the ‘70s With New Musical TV Series

    August 15, 2014 6:15 PM EDT Two 10-hour events come courtesy of Adam Levine and disco descendants the Bogarts Robin Hood is headed for TV. And if all goes as planned, radio and the stage, too. Boardwalk Entertainment Group has inked a deal at NBC to develop Robin Hood & Marian , as well as a project about the music…

  6. Is '#Selfie' The Next 'Harlem Shake'?

    March 06, 2014 12:35 PM EST EDM duo the Chainsmokers debut on The Hot 100 with viral hit. The "selfie" has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The Chainsmokers, New York natives with a knack for humor and insight into the club scene, acted on…

  7. Yusuf Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 23, 2013 9:09 PM EST The multi-instrumentalist was known for a fusion of jazz and Eastern instrumentation Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western…

  8. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  9. MKTO Preps For U.S. Push, Talks Debut Album

    October 24, 2013 12:04 PM EDT "I feel like each single's going to be different," says the pop duo's Malcolm Kelley of their 2014 debut. MKTO's uber-catchy single "Classic" has yet to take off in the States -- although the pop-rap track has reached the Top 10 on the Digital Songs…

  10. Bridgit Mendler Checks In On Touring, 'Hurricane' Single & Next Album

    August 09, 2013 10:34 AM EDT "Ready or Not" singer had some new song ideas… but then her laptop broke. Ten months after the release of her debut album, Bridgit Mendler says life as a recording and touring singer is appealing to her. "It's been really amazing to go through this whole process,"…

  11. Barbra Streisand To Receive Honorary PhD, Will Perform in Israel

    May 20, 2013 11:47 PM EDT A leading Israeli university says it will present singer Barbra Streisand with an honorary Ph.D. when she visits Israel next month. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem said Monday it was granting the singer the degree because of her concern for human rights and dedication to Israel and the…

  12. Exclusive: Disney's Bridgit Mendler's Debut Set for Oct. 22

    August 20, 2012 9:50 AM EDT The debut album from Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler, "Hello My Name Is ....," will be released Oct. 22 on Hollywood Records. Listed on Billboard's recently published 10 to Watch list in the pop field, Mendler is already making noise online with the video for her first…

  13. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campaign donors leaked to Nashville newspaper the…

  14. Carrie Underwood Performing at Nashville Fashion Show

    January 09, 2012 11:30 PM EST Carrie Underwood is considered to be not only one of the biggest success stories in country music, but also the owner of one of Nashville's biggest hearts. She continues that tradition with a performance at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show on Tuesday, Feb. 28 -- all for a good cause.…

  15. Hot Chelle Rae Heats Up With Sophomore Set, T-Swift Tour

    November 28, 2011 4:30 PM EST Unlike many of today's young, upcoming bands, Hot Chelle Rae wasn't hot on the Internet before it landed a deal. "One of the main reasons we were getting turned down [by labels] was because we didn't have enough Myspace friends," vocalist/guitarist Ryan Follese says…

  16. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Covers Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling': Watch

    September 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is a known pro at folk-tinged anthems and alt-rock slow-burners, but what happens when he tries his hand at Top 40? Watch below, as Tweedy launches into an acoustic version of the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling." Performing at journalist Dan Sinker…

  17. Selena Gomez: Upcoming Tour Will Be 'Like a PG-13 Rave'

    July 05, 2011 11:11 AM EDT Selena Gomez says a desire "to age me up without making me any different" is what drove "When the Sun Goes Down," the actress and singer's third album with her band, the Scene. "I'm still the same person, but I am getting older," Gomez tells Billboard…

  18. David Archuleta Kids Around on 'The Other Side of Down'

    October 04, 2010 4:00 PM EDT D avid Archuleta is finally getting a chance to act his age. Although he's been singing since he was 6, the 19-year-old Utah native has projected a mature voice wise beyond his years, as evidenced during season seven of "American Idol," where his ballad-ready tenor landed him…

  19. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS. WHO ELSE? Hi Gary, With Usher having his…

  20. Crosby Loggins, "Seriously"

    September 03, 2009 5:48 PM EDT Crosby Loggins' recently released debut album, "Time To Move," features the affecting pop/rock single "Seriously." The singer/songwriter's inviting vocals breathe life over a pleasing piano theme -- one that ups the voltage on the chorus with a pulsing guitar…

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