1. Prince Royce Launches D'León Records and Signs Mexican Pop Singer Sofia Reyes

    June 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Bachata crooner Prince Royce, who begins a major North American tour in July, is launching his own record label in partnership with Warner Latin Music.  The New York-born singer/songwriter, who in April took home four trophies at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, has personally asked…

  2. Casey Kasem's Daughter Denies Stepmother's Porn, Scientology Accusations

    June 11, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Jean Kasem, the wife of ailing DJ Casey Kasem, filed a declaration in court June 9 accusing Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem of working in porn and scheming to give her father's fortune (estimated at $80 million) to Scientology. "In addition to her conversion to Scientology…

  3. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Bring Taste of California to Nashville

    June 10, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Thursday marks the kickoff for the 2014 season of Nashville Dancin' the annual concert series held on Nashville's Riverfront Park, and the night promises some interesting talent. The Kernal & His New Strangers and Los Colognes will be on the bill, as will headliner Houndmouth.…

  4. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  5. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  6. Rewinding The Charts: 56 Years Ago, Johnny Mathis' 'Hits' Hit The Top

    June 09, 2014 10:05 AM EDT The singer's 1958 album reigned ... and introduced 'greatest hits' to the music biz lexicon Chances are (pun intended) the term "greatest hits" would not have become a familiar phrase had it not been for the runaway success of Johnny Mathis' 1958 album, "…

  7. Governors Ball 2014: Fitz and the Tantrums Discuss New Single, Challenges of Writing on the Road (Video)

    June 08, 2014 5:09 PM EDT It’s been a little over a year since Fitz and the Tantrums released its second album, “More Than Just a Dream,” but “we’re kind of at the halfway point” of the promotional cycle, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick tells Billboard at the 2014 Governors Ball in New York. GOVERNORS BALL FULL…

  8. Chris Daughtry 'Embarrassed and Ashamed' for D-Day Snub on 'Fox and Friends’: Watch

    June 08, 2014 7:00 AM EDT An appearance by “American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry on the morning show Fox & Friends has triggered backlash and a videotaped apology by the singer. The season-five finalist had performed as part of the program's All-American Summer Concert Series and when asked by the show's…

  9. Cults, Jagwar Ma, Charles Bradley Headline Santa Monica Pier Concert Series

    June 05, 2014 1:43 AM EDT It’s probably the coolest thing you can do on a summer evening in Los Angeles. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier, which gets underway Thursday, July 10, with Cults and opening act James Supercave at 7 p.m. Other acts scheduled to…

  10. Dailey & Vincent Taping First Live Album at George Mason University

    June 03, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Bluegrass superduo Dailey & Vincent are working at a feverish pace these days. This past weekend saw them in Washington D.C. performing at the Library of Congress, and also making another stop in the area to set up their next project. "We are looking at doing the first ever Dailey …

  11. Rock Hall of Fame: Dave Grohl on Nirvana Honors, Reuniting with Courtney Love: 'It Was Beautiful'

    June 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On a chilly night in April, 20 years to the month since the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl did what many people thought was unimaginable. Taking the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at New York's Barclays Center, the 43-year-old rocker embraced Courtney…

  12. Jack White Apologizes For Comments About Black Keys and Meg White In Lengthy Letter

    May 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT Jack White posted a lengthy note on his website Saturday (May 31) to apologize for comments he made in a recent Rolling Stones cover story about the Black Keys ripping off his sound and past creative frustrations with ex-White Stripes bandmate Meg White. “It seems like it’s becoming obvious…

  13. Pia Toscano Joining Jennifer Lopez on Tour

    May 29, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Shortly after Pia Toscano joined Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta for a performance on season 13 of "American Idol," the season 10 alum was offered another golden opportunity from the "I Luh Ya Papi" singer. This Friday, Toscano will embark on a six-date…

  14. Bono, The Edge Join Fender’s Board of Directors

    May 29, 2014 12:43 AM EDT Bono and the Edge have done their bit to shape popular music, and save lives with tunes. Now they’re helping guide the fortunes of Fender. The U2 founders have joined the board of directors for Fender Musical instruments Corporation, the company behind the legendary Fender guitar lines.…

  15. Lucy Hale Q&A: On 'Road Between,' Her Dark Side & Life After 'Pretty Little Liars'

    May 28, 2014 2:32 PM EDT 'A lot of people don't know Lucy the person," the "Pretty Little Liars" star tells Billboard. In 2003, Lucy Hale was a top-five winner on "American Juniors," a one-off reality show on Fox that searched for the next big pop singers in the tween set. She…

  16. Austin Mahone, 'The Secret' EP: Track-By-Track Review

    May 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Since Justin Bieber began his pop ascendence in 2009, no male teen solo star has come close to equaling (or surpassing) the Canadian superstar's ubiquity. Artists like Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance each found moderate success after the Biebs' initial explosion but have yet to…

  17. Rolling Stones Moneyman Prince Rupert Loewenstein Dead at 80

    May 22, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the Bavarian banker who helped turn the Rolling Stones into one of the most bankable acts in history, has died at the age of 80. He is understood to have died peacefully Tuesday morning following a long battle with illness. Loewenstein guided the Stones’ fortunes…

  18. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

    May 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the…

  19. Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Video: Watch Andrew Garfield Play a Transgender Woman

    May 16, 2014 9:57 AM EDT Arcade Fire's "We Exist" music video finds "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield taking on one of the more unexpected, affecting roles of his career: a blonde-haired transgender woman, seeking a shred of solid ground. Watch the video for the poignant gay…

  20. Rascal Flatts Press 'Rewind' and Emerge With Another Hit

    May 15, 2014 2:15 PM EDT With "Rewind," the band looks poised to score their eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart This past Tuesday, Rascal Flatts released their ninth studio album, "Rewind." The group has quite an impressive streak going with their sales success over the…

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