1. Billboard Welcomes Tasha Green as New Fashion Editor

    March 19, 2014 12:07 PM EDT Billboard is excited to announce the addition of Tasha Green as its new fashion editor. Green joins Billboard from the Wall Street Journal, where she served as men's style editor and contributed to both the Off Duty weekend section and Wall Street Journal magazine, as a market editor,…

  2. The Hold Steady Discuss New LP 'Teeth Dreams,' A Decade in Rock

    March 19, 2014 12:00 PM EDT "I just want to keep playing shows and making records… As long as people are showing up and having a good time, I want to keep doing it." The Hold Steady's Craig Finn is a 42-year old native Minnesotan who grew up on the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, so he's been privy to…

  3. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set for Aug. 1-3 in Chicago's Grant Park)…

  4. Macy Gray Boards Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

    March 18, 2014 6:03 PM EDT She'll recur in the Fox project starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Grammy winner Macy Gray is joining Fox's "Empire." The singer-actress has boarded the network's hip-hop drama pilot "Empire," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From "The…

  5. Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Talks Life in the Hype Machine & Debut Album: Q&A

    March 18, 2014 2:15 PM EDT "Maybe it’s just the universe sprinkling a little bit of fairy dust on five shitty kids from the rust belt," she says. It’s been less than a year since Perfect Pussy originally posted a four-track demo tape to Bandcamp, but Meredith Graves, 26-year-old frontwoman of the Syracuse…

  6. Mick Jagger 'Struggling to Understand' Death of Girlfriend L'Wren Scott

    March 18, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Mick Jagger responded to the death of his girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, in a statement today on his official Facebook page. "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," Jagger mourned, addressing Scott&…

  7. Hunter Hayes to Attempt to Break Record for Concerts Played in 24 Hours

    March 15, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Hunter Hayes is out to break the record of live concert endurance. In the name of fighting child hunger, he'll attempt to break the Guinness World Record of concerts played in a 24-hour period this May. More Hunter Hayes: Hunter Hayes Partners With ConAgra Foods, P&G to Fight Child…

  8. SXSW: American Authors, Betty Who Lead Billboard & BMI's Acoustic Brunch

    March 15, 2014 11:23 AM EDT L.A.-based exec Scott Perry summed up the scene best when he tweeted, "@bmi brunch with a few hundred friends @sxsw" Boasting perhaps the most stellar lineup in its seven-year history, BMI and Billboard's Acoustic Brunch on the lawn of at the Four Seasons kept the mimosas…

  9. Damon Albarn Welcomes De La Soul, Snoop Dogg & More Gorillaz Collaborators at Fader Fort Set

    March 15, 2014 9:55 AM EDT “This is our first-ever live performance of ("Clint Eastwood") in its purest form…and probably the last" Damon Albarn capped off a busy week playing songs from his forthcoming solo debut “Everyday Robots” at South By Southwest with a very special performance at the Fader Fort…

  10. SXSW: The Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin Reunite at the Continental Club

    March 14, 2014 5:57 PM EDT The two brothers perform together for the first time in over a decade. With over 2,000 acts performing at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival, every conceivable venue in downtown Austin is being utilized in some way. That means modern halls like Austin City Limits as well as makeshift tents with…

  11. Ginuwine Reflects on 15th Anniversary of Classic Album '100% Ginuwine'

    March 14, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Everybody knows “Pony.” Ginuwine’s 1996 debut single is synonymous with sex and the timeless art of titillation, immortalized by its own video , Internet meme and the 2012 male stripper drama “Magic Mike.” But the R&B singer born Elgin Lumpkin, Timbaland’s first solo artist and…

  12. Bubbling Under: Fun. Side Project Bleachers Rise At Alternative

    March 14, 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: Bleachers, Clean Bandit and Joshua Scott Jones   Bleachers Fun.'s Jack Antonoff flies onto the Alternative Songs chart with new side…

  13. J.Lo Makes 'Luh'-Fueled Rise on Social 50 Chart

    March 13, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez moves 25-19 on the Social 50 chart after the debut of her new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," which features French Montana. The cut was announced on March 5 via Lopez's Facebook page, helping spur a 55% rise in conversation about J.Lo (plus 355,000 new fans) on the…

  14. Carlos Vives, Wisin Excel on Latin Charts

    March 13, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Carlos Vives blasts onto the Latin Airplay chart at No. 1 with "El Mar de Sus Ojos" (featuring ChoQuibTown). The debut marks the eighth chart-topper for the Colombian singer, and his second to start at No. 1, following "Volvi A Nacer," which opened at the top in October…

  15. Ellie Goulding Burns Bright at NYC Theater Show: Live Review

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The U.K. singer is gaining momentum, and with a stage show like this, there's plenty of reason to root for her to reach true stardom. Ellie Goulding is having her "moment," and she's been having it for quite some time now. In the nearly three years after "Lights…

  16. Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart

    March 13, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The act joins David Nail and Kevin Fowler in setting new bests on the ranking A trio of artists set new career benchmarks in the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by Eli Young Band's first No. 1 and best career sales week. The group's fifth album, "10,000…

  17. Paramore & Beyond: The 10 Most Awesome Things We Saw at Parahoy!

    March 12, 2014 7:10 PM EDT The best of four days at sea with Paramore, Teegan & Sara, New Found Glory and more The maiden voyage of the Parahoy! cruise finally came back to shore yesterday. The four-day excursion to the Bahamas might have been filled with angsty music, but that didn't stop the good vibes…

  18. Former New Found Glory Guitarist Accused of Lewd Acts With a Minor

    March 12, 2014 6:05 PM EDT Steve Klein was arraigned in December on two felony charges along with possession of child pornography Steve Klein was booted from New Found Glory back on Dec. 11 for unspecified "personal differences." Today, those differences became very clear. Court documents went public today…

  19. Imagine Dragons Talk New Music at SXSW

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "It’s still Imagine Dragons, but we’ve got a lot of growth and maturing do do as a band" Imagine Dragons has about 50 demos ready to be worked on for its sophomore album. But the Las Vegas quartet isn’t sure when the time to work on them will come. “We’re still on tour right now,”…

  20. Tegan & Sara Reflect on 'Heartthrob''s Success Onboard Parahoy! Cruise: Q&A

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "Our music is like a selfie. It's easy to pick on because it seems so vain. But it's very revealing and a lot of people are drawn to exploring themselves." It's a great time to be Tegan & Sara, and it's not just because they just sailed the Caribbean as…

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