1. Exclusive: Adam Lambert Signs New Major Label Deal, Max Martin to Executive Produce Album

    January 15, 2015 4:30 PM EST The 'American Idol' alum teams up with Swedish hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback for an album due out in summer 2015. It's said that you can't keep a good man down, but in the case of Adam Lambert , he was down barely 24 hours. The American Idol season-eight runner-up…

  2. Tegan & Sara's 'LEGO Movie' Song 'Everything Is Awesome' Scores Oscar Nod

    January 15, 2015 12:10 PM EST "Whether you think it's funny or annoying, there's no denying that it's a ridiculously hooky thing," said Sara Quin of her band's Lonely Island collaboration. Although diehard fans of The Lego Movie are disappointed that the animated comedy didn't make…

  3. 2015 Oscar Nominations: Nods for Common & John Legend, But Nothing for Lorde

    January 15, 2015 9:36 AM EST Two songs that provide the musical backbone of their respective films will be competing for the 87th annual Academy Awards' best original song Oscar, along with Golden Globe winner "Glory," the final recording from Glen Campbell , and a Diane Warren song. The two songs …

  4. Latin Grammy Winner Mariana Vega Takes a Different Route

    January 14, 2015 5:13 AM EST The winner of the Latin Grammy for best new artist speaks about her 2015 plans This past November, Venezuelan singer/songwriter Mariana Vega won the Latin Grammy for best new artist, thanks to her beautiful, dreamy pop songs. Vega, whose latest album was the independently released EP Te…

  5. Melvin Benn, Promoter Behind Reading and Leeds Fests, on Fest Economics, Bringing Lolla to Europe

    January 13, 2015 12:39 PM EST As head of Festival Republic, veteran promoter Melvin Benn is the man behind some of the U.K.'s biggest and most popular music festivals, including the award-winning Latitude (35,000-capacity) and dual-site Reading and Leeds Festival (170,000 combined capacity), which has already…

  6. 7 Things You Didn't Know About the Grammys: Inside the Recording Academy

    January 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST Bill Freimuth, senior vp of awards, explains how music's biggest night comes together. The Grammy ballot deadline is coming up fast -- as in, this Friday fast. (If voters don't have their ballots delivered to the accouting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, they're out of luck.)…

  7. Roundtable: Five Execs Examine Radio's Uncertain Future in the Streaming Age

    January 12, 2015 2:26 PM EST Relying on research or your own ears; syncing the pulse of a local community with the talk of the Internet -- today's radio insiders have the ­gargantuan task of pleasing a diverse audience of 243 million ­listeners a week (91 percent of all Americans 12 or older, ­according to Nielsen…

  8. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Bash Bill Cosby in Golden Globes Monologue: Read All Their Best Jokes Here!

    January 11, 2015 8:37 PM EST Was it any shocked that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey  crushed the opening monologue when they hosted the Golden Globes for the third time? The two ladies kicked things off on a hilarious note with their 10-minute monologue at the beginning of the show. After beginning by welcoming all the "…

  9. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. 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…

  10. Album Premiere: Soul Singer Swamp Dogg's 'The White Man Made Me Do It' Brings the Funk -- and the Social Consciousness

    January 09, 2015 2:16 PM EST Provocative album titles are de rigueur for Swamp Dogg.  Cuffed Collared and Tagged ,  Gag a Maggot ,   I Called for a Rope and They Threw Me a Rock and his infamous 1971 release Rat   On! , featuring a picture of the R&B singer seated on a rat, preceded his upcoming The White Man Made…

  11. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. From the way he landed his first major client…

  12. Exclusive: Famed Astrologer Susan Miller Gives Her 2015 Predictions for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and More

    January 09, 2015 11:58 AM EST Celebrity astrologist Susan Miller's name has become synonymous with the fashion set but the go-to woman for the study of celestial bodies is also popular among musicians such as Katy Perry . "She met my daughter, Chrissy, and said she would love to have her chart done,"…

  13. 15 Spot-On Hipster Parodies From 'Portlandia'

    January 08, 2015 3:50 PM EST Season five of Portlandia debuts tonight on IFC. In anticipation of the pitch-perfect Portland parody program's return, we've rounded up the show's 15 best sketches that skewer hipster life in all its glorious facets. Some feature indie all-stars, some feature obscure music…

  14. Taylor Swift's '1989' Earns Eighth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 07, 2015 11:00 AM EST 0 Taylor Swift's 1989 rings in the new year at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, spending an eighth non-consecutive week at the top. It is now her longest-running No. 1 album since her second release, Fearless , racked up 11 nonconsecutive No. 1 frames in 2008 and 2009. She…

  15. Lana Del Rey Q&A: On 'Big Eyes' & Her Upcoming 'Honeymoon' Album

    January 06, 2015 3:35 PM EST Lana Del Rey has nine songs and a cover ready for her 'Ultraviolence' follow-up. Lana Del Rey has nine songs written for her next album, titled Honeymoon -- four of which "the production is perfect; I'm looking for a few more songs to tie everything together" -…

  16. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  17. Kid Rock Shares Mixed Feelings on Gay Marriage in New Op-Ed

    January 05, 2015 10:45 AM EST The singer talks politics, guns, gay marriage and music in a new op-ed. Kid Rock penned an op-ed for The Guardian , expressing his thoughts on everything from social media to guns to gay marriage. The musician is open about not only his political opinions, but also about how much money he…

  18. Exclusive: Ty Dolla $ign Talks Recording 'Only One' With Kanye West & Reveals Rihanna Collabo

    January 02, 2015 9:04 PM EST A Kanye West, Rihanna, Ty Dolla $ign & Paul McCartney collaboration is going "to drop soon." If there's one cardinal, but unspoken, rule for musicians, it's that when Kanye West calls, you answer. So when Yeezy summoned Ty Dolla $ign to record with him this past…

  19. Guest Playlist: Producer/DJ Eats Everything

    January 02, 2015 2:14 PM EST Eats Everything is wasting no time in 2015. Coming off a year that saw him return to the ranks of label favorites Dirtybird and Pets Recordings, the British veteran is now criss-crossing the globe to bring his eclectic blend of underground house music to the masses. Eats Everything feat.…

  20. New Year's Rockin' Eve: Go Behind the Scenes With Billboard

    January 01, 2015 5:29 AM EST During the five-hour live show of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy make it all look so easy, seamlessly guiding viewers through the celebration until the ball drops at midnight. In reality, it takes a lot of teamwork weaving the…

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