1. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    August 12, 2014 8:09 PM EDT Hollywood's icon of cool won two Tonys for best actress in a musical. Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has…

  2. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  3. Miley Cyrus Adopts New Dog, Emu (Photos)

    June 28, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Miley Cyrus is finally ready to say goodbye to Floyd, the mini husky who died suddenly earlier this year, and hello to a brand-new baby: Emu, the Shetland sheepdog. She announced the adoption earlier today on Instagram, along with a series of photos of the pair, clarifying that "He'…

  4. Jean Shepard Reflects on Her Life 'Down Through The Years'

    June 26, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard is in a reflective mood these days, and much of that stems from releasing her long-awaited autobiography, "Down Through The Years." She admitted to Billboard that it has been a work in progress – for a while. “I’ve been working on it…

  5. Junggigo Brings Justin Timberlake-Esque R&B on 'Want U'

    May 09, 2014 6:35 PM EDT After a massive chart success with "Some," the R&B singer reveals a silky new collaboration with underground rapper Beenzino After tying the record for longest-running No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 with his duet "Some," R&B singer Junggigo aims to smash again with …

  6. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 11:45 AM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week…

  7. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  8. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  9. Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 25, 2013 12:14 AM EST Swift leads all artists with four awards, including Artist of the Year; Performance highlights came from Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin…

  10. The Best of CMJ 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    October 21, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Flung across a few hundred disparate bars, clubs and basements every October, over 1,000 bands from around the world descend on New York City for CMJ, the five-day music-industry and media conference that condenses and intensifies the city's usual atmosphere of convergence and…

  11. Rick Ross Talks Reebok Partnership, Jay-Z & 'Self Made 3' Album

    September 17, 2013 6:42 PM EDT Even though Rick Ross lost his deal with Reebok this year, the Miami-based rapper continues to sport and promote the sneaker brand. "I'm still supporting Reebok. I'm still wearing Reebok," he said in an interview last week. "It's nothing more than that. I'…

  12. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will arrive Down Under on Sept. 27 through…

  13. Garth Brooks on Getting Out-Sung By George Jones: 'It Was an Honor to Get My Ass Kicked That Day'

    April 26, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Brooks talks fondly of recording "Beer Run" with Jones in 2001 George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer of all time, died Friday morning at the age of 81. Longtime fan and friend Garth Brooks, who recorded a duet with Jones in 2001 called "…

  14. Britain Counts On Bonnie Tyler to Play Eurovision Hero

    March 08, 2013 5:08 AM EST After years of abject failure, insipid pop singers and an infamous “nil points” effort, Britain is betting on a veteran to cure its Eurovision heartache. Husky-voiced ‘80s pop singer Bonnie Tyler has been chosen to represent the nation at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held…

  15. Arty, Chris James, 'Together We Are': Exclusive Video Preview

    February 05, 2013 12:43 PM EST Arty's got a hit on his hands. It’s become fashionable lately for EDM producers to prove their musical chops -- and the musicality of their work in general -- by posting acoustic versions of their latest lighter-hoister. Zedd did it for “Spectrum,” plinking the love anthem on the…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Adam Sanders & Papa Peachez Shock the Judges

    January 31, 2013 9:11 AM EST "American Idol" rolled into two different cities during Wednesday night’s auditions – San Antonio and Long Beach. The differences between the two? Location, certainly. But beyond that, the episode presented two locations that produced very similar talent, in that the talent was,…

  17. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from singing to dabble in rap (under the name…

  18. Track Review: Jessie Ware, 'Wildest Moments'

    September 05, 2012 9:00 AM EDT JESSIE WARE Wildest Moments (3:42) Producers: Dave Okumu, Kid Harpoon Writers: J. Ware, K. Harpoon Publisher: Universal Publishing Island Records U.K. breakout Jessie Ware first gained a tastemaker following earlier this year for tracks like "Running" and "110%" -- love…

  19. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

    June 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Texas Music Star Connects With Gun-Totin' 'Country Boy' Character Texas artist Granger Smith loves to create. In the past year, he has released two very well received albums -- the studio disc Poets & Prisoners as well as the recent live album Live At The Chicken, recorded…

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