1. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Boast Nos. 1-5 On Billboard Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 5:05 AM EDT On the chart dated April 4, 1964, the Fab Four monopolized the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the only time one act has ever to locked up the region "Just about everyone is tired of the Beatles." So read the first line of a story on page 1 of the Billboard magazine…

  2. Jennifer Lopez Bests Sean 'Puffy' Combs in Bid for Fuse TV (Sources)

    April 03, 2014 11:02 PM EDT UPDATE: SiTV Media, parent company to the NUVOtv channel, has acquired the Fuse Network, the Madison Square Garden Company announced Friday. Earlier story: Jennifer Lopez has bested her ex-boyfriend Sean “Puffy” Combs in the contest to acquire cable music channel Fuse TV, say sources…

  3. David Letterman's 5 Best Late Night Music Moments

    April 03, 2014 10:01 PM EDT "What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married." There goes David Letterman, cracking wise about his longtime musical counterpart Paul Shaffer during a monologue Thursday announcing he'll retire next year. The longtime host, who launched NBC's "Late Night…

  4. Jack White Plans 'World's Fastest Record'

    April 03, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jack White will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest-ever released record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind to mark Record Store Day, April 19. The indefatigable promoter, who once released a record by dropping it from the sky, will take the stage in…

  5. Johnny Cash Debuts at No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    April 03, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Johnny Cash scores his second posthumous No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," his 10th leader overall and first in nearly eight years. The set is a collection of unreleased songs produced in the early '80s by famed Nashville studio man…

  6. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  7. 5 Seconds of Summer: 10 Things You Need To Know

    April 03, 2014 2:18 PM EDT The 1D-backed group is about to become a big deal. If you're unfamiliar, check out these 10 5SOS tidbits, and educate yourself. Next week's Billboard 200 chart will feature a battle between the blockbuster "Frozen" soundtrack and the new EP by 5 Seconds of Summer, "…

  8. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  9. 2 Chainz Charged With Felony for Sizzurp Arrest: Report

    April 03, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Chainz is being charged with felony drug possession ten months after his arrest, according to TMZ . In June 2013, the rapper was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for possession of Promethazine – a main ingredient in sizzurp. "At approximately 1 p.m., Airport Police…

  10. Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a…

  11. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Nas & More To Perform at Summer Jam 2014

    April 02, 2014 4:39 PM EDT Summer Jam 2014 is going to be big this year. Earlier today Hot 97's Angie Martinez, Miss Info, DJ Enuff and Mister Cee announced the line-up for the festival. 50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young Money, Trey Songz and more will grace the main stage. Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea,…

  12. Ultra Music Announces Review After Festival Security Draws Criticism

    April 02, 2014 4:30 PM EDT The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) crushing a security guard that left her in…

  13. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100; DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while continuing to challenge for a weekly radio…

  14. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The hit soundtrack spends an eight week atop the Billboard 200; Plus, new releases from Shakira and Johnny Cash round out the top three As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run…

  15. Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves to Team for 'CMT Crossroads' in June (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The "CMT Crossroads" concert series that pairs country acts with artists outside their genre will celebrate its 50th episode on June 13 with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry, airing 10 p.m. ET on CMT. The intimate performance will tape in Los Angeles this month, and for the first time…

  16. Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song ‘Draft Day’: Listen

    April 02, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Drake has shared a new song “Draft Day” in which he samples Lauryn Hill and name-checks a cadre of major league artists and athletes.  The Canadian rapper gives shout-outs for soon-to-turn-pro quarterback (and good buddy) Johnny Manziel, NBA star-in-the-waiting Andrew Wiggins, actor Jennifer…

  17. Block B to Spread K-Pop on East Coast With 3 U.S. Tour Dates

    April 01, 2014 8:47 PM EDT The K-pop boy band will hit the New York, Florida and Washington, D.C. areas Independent K-pop boy band Block B will make their stateside touring debut with three U.S. shows in June. The seven-member outfit will visit the New York, Washington, D.C. and Florida areas on their "Showcase…

  18. Vive Latino 2014: Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Los Tigres del Norte Heat Up Mexico City

    April 01, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Bands like Arcade Fire , Nine Inch Nails and Los Tigres del Norte lit up the sky with music at Vive Latino 2014 . The 15th edition of the music festival continues being one of the biggest and longest events of its type, attracting thousands to the Foro Sol open-air stadium in Mexico City.…

  19. Gimme Five: MKTO's Favorite Classic Singles (Video)

    April 01, 2014 6:20 PM EDT From "Remember The Time" to "Georgia On My Mind," watch the guys list their favorite oldies. MKTO's single "Classic" has been winning over pop fans -- the song hits a new peak at No. 70 of the current Hot 100 chart -- by name-checking Michel Jackson,…

  20. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, "White People Party Music" (April 1…

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