1. Grammys 2013: Winners List

    February 10, 2013 11:15 PM EST The nominees in key categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Grammys 2013: Full Coverage Album of the Year "El Camino" The Black Keys "Some Nights" Fun. WINNER "Babel" Mumford & Sons "Channel Orange" Frank Ocean "Blunderbuss" Jack…

  2. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  3. Grammys 2013 Predictions: Who Should & Will Win

    February 08, 2013 11:40 AM EST When the winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards are revealed on Sunday night (Feb. 10), we can all expect to be surprised a few times when the “obvious” candidate doesn’t get the award they “deserved.” We at Billboard.com obsess over guessing who'll take home the golden gramophones…

  4. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec. 5) and 18-year-old pop superstar Justin…

  5. Austin City Limits 2012: Weezer Plays the Hits, Black Keys & Avicii Rock Friday

    October 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The Black Keys , Weezer and Avicii closed out the first night of the 11th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival with packed performances Friday, as thousands of fans braved the fall heat to kick off the weekend. Photos: Austin City Limits Austin's 351-acre Zilker Park played host to…

  6. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  7. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the rest of the Billboard 200's top 10, …

  8. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack is set to debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. The multi-artist album should sell at least 150,000 to 170,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 25 -- easily enough for a No. 1 entry. If it…

  9. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  10. Happy Birthday Bieber! Justin's 18 Most Essential Moments

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Thursday, March 1 marks a special day for a special young man -- Justin Bieber, the teen superstar currently running the pop universe, has turned 18 years old. While Bieber has only been in the public eye for roughly three years, the singer has mounted a staggering list of accomplishments in…

  11. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards…

  12. Esperanza Spalding's 'Radio Music Society' Charms NYC Listening Session

    February 24, 2012 4:20 PM EST All eyes were on Esperanza Spalding at yesterday's (Feb. 23) NYC listening session of her album, "Radio Music Society," although the musician herself was not in attendance. Projected over a large screen, a small group of writers were treated to 12 consecutive whimsical videos…

  13. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, Bow Wow, Brianna Perry, & Esperanza Spalding

    February 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST Chainz puts on for ATL, Bow Wow returns as a rock star, Esperanza Spalding soulfully uplifts the NYC streets, and newcomer Brianna Perry pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Miami style. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chainz , Bow Wow, Esperanza Spalding, and…

  14. 2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets

    January 17, 2012 4:30 PM EST From Madonna to Prince Royce and from Tim McGraw to Timbaland and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the year ahead. Who will reign supreme in 2012? Here are dozens of contenders we've got our eyes on.…

  15. Esperanza Spalding, 'Radio Music Society': Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 4:04 PM EST Esperanza Spalding Title: Radio Music Society | Release Date: March 20 As Esperanza Spalding ( @espespalding ) prepares for her first Heads Up International album since becoming the first jazz artist to win the best new artist Grammy Award, she says it's music for the non-jazz listener…

  16. The Top 20 Music Moments of 2011

    December 14, 2011 4:40 PM EST There will be few year-end retrospectives this month, whether music-based or not, that won't at least mention the death of British soul virtuoso. There were other heavy stories, namely Steve Jobs' death and the Indiana State Fair stage collapse , records were broken or tied, thanks…

  17. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Charles , Georgia; and, the Beach Boys ,…

  18. The Roots Plotting 'Orchestral' New Album

    June 03, 2011 4:30 PM EDT For the follow-up to the Roots ' 2010 album, "How I Got Over," drummer ?uestlove says the veteran hip-hop band is planning a "concept album" with orchestral arrangements. "This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album," ?uestlove told…

  19. Haley Reinhart Plots 'Sultry, Bluesy Rock' Future After 'Idol'

    May 20, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Haley Reinhart is gone from the "American Idol" world -- but won't be forgotten any time, soon. "Everybody is such a great big family...and I knew I'd miss them. But then again, I'm gonna see them again today," the ousted singer from Wheeling, Ill., told …

  20. Prince to Play 21-Night Residency in Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 3:59 PM EDT P rince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night (watch the video below). Video: Prince on …

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