1. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on April 24. The…

  2. Seth Rogen On His ‘Bound 2’ Spoof: I’m A ’Huge Fan of Kanye West’

    March 30, 2014 11:32 PM EDT Attention Hollywood casting agents: Seth Rogen is looking for someone to play the part of baby North in the next Kim Kardashian-Kanye West spoof with pal James Franco. The 31-year-old actor made the press rounds at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote his upcoming movie, "The Interview"…

  3. 10 Designer Fashion Week Looks for Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Rihanna & More

    February 15, 2014 10:00 AM EST With Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week wrapped up, The Hook explores the best fashions of the season and compiled a list of the 10 hottest styles from the NYFW runways and who we think should rock them. Miley Cyrus in DEGEN Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show knitwear designer Lindsay Degen knows…

  4. Debby Ryan Announces Debut Album 'One'

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Like many Disney Channel stars and starlets, Debby Ryan doesn't just act. The lead on the TV show "Jessie" and formerly of "The Suite Life on Deck," Ryan formed a band -- Debby and the Never Ending -- in 2013. Now, Billboard has learned the release of her debut…

  5. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  6. Bob Dylan to Star in Super Bowl Ad

    January 29, 2014 10:45 AM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star in a new commercial for Chrysler, according to…

  7. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  8. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  9. Zedd, Cedric Gervais Take Home First GRAMMYs

    January 26, 2014 10:10 PM EST Daft Punk won two trophies early at the 56th GRAMMY Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album for "Random Access Memories" and Best Engineered Album (non-classical). Zedd earned his first GRAMMY ever in the Best Dance Recording category for his breakthrough hit "Clarity"…

  10. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Beyonce & Florence Welch

    January 24, 2014 4:51 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Beyonce Beyonce brought sexy back to the White House this week. Queen Bey showed some leg while attending Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party on Saturday (Jan. 18) held at…

  11. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  12. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Record of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST A closer look at the songs that earned record of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. These songs are all vying for record of the year at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014). Jump To: Song of the Year | Album of the Year BILLBOARD GRAMMY® BEST NEW ARTIST NOMINEE…

  13. Ani DiFranco Cancels Songwriting Retreat at Former Plantation

    December 30, 2013 9:09 PM EST Ani DiFranco has canceled an upcoming artist retreat that was scheduled to be held at a resort in Louisiana. The reason? The resort in question is a former slave plantation. DiFranco's "Righteous Retreat in the Big Easy," a four-day workshop for artists that focuses on…

  14. Kanye West Sued Over Sample in 'Bound 2'

    December 25, 2013 5:20 PM EST Ricky Spicer, singer from The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, sued West over a sample in the song's chorus While Seth Rogen, James Franco and Ellen Degeneres got plenty of laughs for spoofing Kanye West's "Bound 2" single, one former soul singer is less than pleased by the…

  15. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic Tops Adult Pop Songs, Beyonce Bows At R&B/Hip-Hop

    December 16, 2013 4:35 PM EST Plus, new No. 1s for late legend Donna Summer, Eli Young Band, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  16. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  17. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Hits Top Five on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    December 05, 2013 8:16 PM EST Kanye West’s “Bound 2” shakes up an otherwise quiet top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with a 24-3 catapult in its fourth week. The impressive lift is due primarily to a double-barreled streaming surge. After a two-week run on the list in July coinciding with the No. 1 debut of host album …

  18. Kanye West Slams Nike During Concert Rant

    November 28, 2013 11:00 AM EST Kanye West continued to vent at former partner Nike, taking to the mic during a concert again this week to complain about his treatment by the sports apparel company. West spent more than 6 minutes talking and singing about the company during his "The Yeezus Tour" stop Wednesday…

  19. James Franco and Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Video

    November 25, 2013 3:20 PM EST "While on the set of their movie, 'The Interview,' James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot." From "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to "SNL's" "Waking Up With Kimye," The Kanye West…

  20. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

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