1. Miranda Lambert Leads Nominees for CMT Music Awards (See Complete List)

    May 05, 2014 12:50 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan tie for second with five nominations each Miranda Lambert has turned a diverse, productive year of music into an impressive set of nominations at the 2014 CMT Music Awards. Lambert leads the field with six nominations-- two for her independent work, two for…

  2. Flaming Lips Drummer Says He Was Fired for Criticizing Wayne Coyne's Friend

    May 02, 2014 4:46 PM EDT But a current member insists the band and Scurlock "parted ways because of the usual band musical differences. The rest has been blown way out" New information on the March firing of Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock is exposing an alleged dark side of frontman Wayne Coyne. A…

  3. Taking Back Sunday Rocks Billboard Studio: Live Performance & Q&A

    May 02, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Adam Lazarra and John Nolan give acoustic performances of "Flicker Fade" and "Stood A Chance" Veteran alt-rockers Taking Back Sunday recently visited Billboard's New York studio and brought their fiery, emotive songs from new album "Happiness Is" to life in…

  4. Bubbling Under: My Crazy Girlfriend Not Scaring Away Pop Radio

    May 02, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: My Crazy Girlfriend, Propain and Strand of Oaks   My Crazy Girlfriend My Crazy Girlfriend approaches the Pop Songs radio airplay chart with…

  5. Rihanna Wins Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 11:55 PM EDT The first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards hit Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, celebrating the year’s biggest pop stars and paying tribute to the musical culture of the City of Angels. Rihanna — one of the biggest stars actually on hand — took home four awards, more than any…

  6. Usher Helps Debut Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good' at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 10:43 PM EDT Usher brought his best dance moves to Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards with the global debut of "Love Never Felt So Good," a new-old Michael Jackson track that appears on the late star's upcoming album.  Rihanna Wins Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards The tribute to the…

  7. Iggy Azalea Makes Social 50 Chart Debut as 'The New Classic' Arrives

    May 01, 2014 4:43 PM EDT As Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 , she concurrently takes a bow at No. 25 on the Social 50 chart.     The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The…

  8. Clare Bowen, 'Nashville' Star On Top Country Albums

    May 01, 2014 2:36 PM EDT Five cast albums from ABC's "Nashville" dot Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by "Nashville: On the Record," which bows as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 2 with 18,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   Songs from the live set were featured in a special…

  9. Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Gets Reality Show

    May 01, 2014 12:31 PM EDT The online series, via AOL, will tell the story of Grace's transition from male to female Laura Jane Grace, singer/songwriter of the celebrated punk band Against Me!, came out as transgender in 2011, becoming one of that community's most visible and charismatic members. Now more…

  10. Dozens of One Direction Fans Treated for Asphyxia at Peru Concert

    April 30, 2014 9:25 PM EDT A One Direction concert last Sunday (April 27) at Lima's Estadio Nacional in Peru caused 47 young fans to be treated for symptoms of asphyxia. More on One Direction: One Direction’s Liam Payne Finds His Center At Machu Picchu One Direction's 'You & I' Video Returns…

  11. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  12. Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Form 'Nick & Knight' Duo, Share New Song & Tour Dates

    April 30, 2014 3:40 PM EDT The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block members have joined forces for an album and tour Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight have joined forces for a new duo the pair are calling Nick & Knight. The two are releasing an eponymous album on Sept. 2…

  13. Eric Clapton Records JJ Cale Tribute Album With Tom Petty, Willie Nelson & More

    April 30, 2014 2:23 PM EDT A year after Cale's death, Clapton pays tribute to one of his greatest influences Legendary guitarist JJ Cale is best known for pioneering the Tulsa Sound and writing two songs ("After Midnight" and "Cocaine") that Eric Clapton turned into huge hits. A year after Cale…

  14. Cage the Elephant, 'Come A Little Closer' Acoustic: Exclusive Video

    April 30, 2014 12:42 PM EDT The alt-rockers stop by Ernie Ball's Los Angeles showroom for an acoustic take of their No. 1 single Kentucky-based alt-rockers Cage the Elephant are still hard at work promoting last year's full length "Melophobia." They stopped by Los Angeles' Ernie Ball Showroom…

  15. One Direction’s Liam Payne Finds His Center At Machu Picchu

    April 30, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Namaste, Liam Payne. Namaste. One Direction’s Liam Payne, along with Harry Styles, took some free time during the South American leg of their "Where We Are" tour to visit Machu Picchu on Monday.   Liam def took full advantage of the moment, posting a picture of him meditating in the…

  16. Jay Z's 'They Don’t Love You No More' Verse Refuted By Major League Lacrosse

    April 30, 2014 2:00 AM EDT "Mr. Carter would not last one minute on a lacrosse field during a match" Jay Z and Drake's beef is currently being played out in the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors NBA playoff series, although it took an unexpected twist into another sport when the DJ Khaled's posse cut …

  17. How Unsigned Unknown Katy Tiz Won Over Clear Channel

    April 29, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the first unsigned act named to the radio giant's new-artist initiative Just one year ago, British pop singer Katy Tiz was an upstart signed to Lava/Republic working the radio-promo circuit hard for her debut singles, "Famous"…

  18. Modest Mouse, Brand New to Play Rare Forest Hills Stadium Show

    April 29, 2014 1:39 PM EDT The former site of the U.S. Open and legendary Beatles and Dylan gigs gets a 21st century revival One of New York City's most storied venues is getting a 2014 facelift and will host a rare concert of alt-rock cult favorites this summer. On Saturday, Aug. 9, Modest Mouse and Brand New…

  19. Chris Martin Says Gwyneth Paltrow Split Inspired New Coldplay Album

    April 28, 2014 6:32 PM EDT The Coldplay frontman speaks in a BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe Chris Martin gave some inside information on his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. Particularly, the Coldplay frontman admitted the upcoming album "Ghost Stories…

  20. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    April 28, 2014 3:12 PM EDT From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny's Child and more --…

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