1. Taylor Swift 'Confused & Scared' About the 'Odd Dress Debate'

    February 27, 2015 12:10 AM EST There's a debate going on right now about the color of a dress and it's threatening to break the Internet. So  Taylor Swift  has stepped up and called it.  The pop superstar has tried to draw a line under it all by declaring she's "confused and scared" by it all (and,…

  2. 'Hamilton' Plans Swift Move to Broadway

    February 25, 2015 2:27 AM EST The founding fathers will be rapping on Broadway this summer. After opening on Feb. 17 to some of the strongest New York reviews in years for a new musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will move directly from its off-Broadway world premiere at the Public Theater to Broadway's…

  3. Anna Kendrick Admits to Being a Musical 'Amateur' and Why Bette Midler Is the 'Wayne Gretzky of Double Threats'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Natural Anna Kendrick will be the first to tell you she's not really a musician; she just plays one on the big screen. Her ­humility belies the mezzo-soprano belt that drove the actress' cover of "Cups" from Pitch Perfect , the 2012 hit movie about a cappella…

  4. Andy Samberg on His Oscar Snub and Why 'There Is Nothing Closer to My Heart' Than The Lonely Island

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Clown Prince Andy Samberg always wanted to be a stand-up ­comedian. But it wasn't until 2000, when the New York University graduate moved to Los Angeles with friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, that he started writing ­musical comedy. "We would come home after going out…

  5. Billboard Cover: Jared Leto on Packing on the Pounds to Play the Joker, Thirty Seconds to Mars' Success and Why He's 'Terminally Dissatisfied'

    February 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST "Do you mind if I eat a little?" Jared Leto asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours -- and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Leto, 43, is sitting on a battered circular couch in a cavernous white room on the…

  6. Facebook Exec Chris Cox Discusses Future of Video, Mobile News

    February 18, 2015 1:28 AM EST Facebook has been making a big effort to court publishers to post stories on the social media site, and now the company is in early talks with media partners about hosting their content. In an on-stage discussion at the Code/Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., Facebook chief product…

  7. Samuel L. Jackson Channels Russell Simmons and More Insider Scoop

    February 17, 2015 12:00 PM EST Russell Simmons Does Samuel L. Jackson Doing Russell Simmons Def Jam co-founder  Russell Simmons  has been hearing for weeks that  Samuel L. Jackson  channeled him to portray the lisping, baseball hat-and-Adidas-wearing villain Valentine in  Kingsman: The Secret Service . And after seeing the…

  8. Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' & 14 Other Unexpected Album Releases

    February 13, 2015 11:40 AM EST From David Bowie to Beyonce, see who else dropped LPs without a ton of warning. Over the past half-decade, artists have dropped full-lengths with zero, or very little, advance notice, shocking their fans and setting forth some unexpected listening delights. Check out 15 instances of…

  9. Grammy Week Dispatch: Don Was' Star Turn with Al Pacino; Us The Duo on A&R; Midem at Soho House

    February 07, 2015 12:17 PM EST Grammy Week in Los Angeles would seem to resemble nothing so much as a fancier middle-aged SXSW. While there are dozens of worthy music events and hundreds of powerful music execs, it is only but a fraction the size of Austin's annual confab and of course far more spread out. Grammys…

  10. Is Fun. Done?

    February 05, 2015 2:15 AM EST After beating out some heavy competition ( Frank Ocean , The Lumineers , Alabama Shakes , Hunter Hayes ) to win the Grammy for best new artist in 2013, Fun. has followed up with something few expected: Nothing. Despite an out-of-the-blue Facebook update posted at midnight eastern…

  11. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  12. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth…

  13. Rico Love Talks New Video & Debut Album: 'I Believe That Black Artists Can Sell Millions'

    January 23, 2015 3:53 PM EST What do Romeo Santos ' "Odio," Nelly 's "Just a Dream," and Beyonce 's "Sweet Dreams" have in common? First, they're all hits: "Odio" went to No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs ; "Just a Dream" spent 28 weeks on the Hot 100 ,…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. New Signings: AM Only Signs ILoveMakonnen, Juvenile Returns to Cash Money, WME Inks Passion Pit

    January 16, 2015 8:10 AM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Sub Pop Records signs psychedelic pop artist Morgan Delt and rock band Doldrums . Delt is currently…

  16. Watch Rick James' Band Members Talk Drug Abuse in New Documentary

    January 13, 2015 1:30 PM EST A profile of the late Rick James kicks off TV One's newest four-episode season of Unsung on Jan. 14. Episodes featuring Peaches & Herb , Angie Stone and Meli'sa Morgan follow on consecutive Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Members of James' band discuss his drug addiction in this…

  17. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  18. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  19. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females

    January 06, 2015 3:34 PM EST On Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 6), the Coachella 2015 lineup was unveiled in full , as the annual Indio, Calif. music extravaganza is set to touch down from Apr. 10-12 and Apr. 17-19 this year. With AC/DC , Jack White and Drake confirmed as headliners, "Coachella" immediately…

  20. Bono on New York Bike Accident: 'I May Never Play Guitar Again'

    January 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST U2 frontman publishes frank and revealing A to Z review of the year and discusses the aftermath of his New York bike accident, iTunes giveaway, Kanye and why Edge is “the most influential guitar player in a quarter century.”   Bono has said that he may never "play guitar again"…

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