1. John Legend Defends Kanye's Beck Interruption at the Grammys

    February 10, 2015 5:54 PM EST John Legend thinks people who are criticizing  Kanye West for walking to the stage during Beck 's Grammys  win are overreacting. "It didn't hurt anybody," Legend told Us Weekly . "Anybody who's upset just needs to relax. It was funny." Grammys 2015 The…

  2. Exclusive Album Premiere: Aaron Watson's 'The Underdog'

    February 10, 2015 5:30 PM EST One week from today, country traditionalist Aaron Watson will release of his 12th album, The Underdog. In an exclusive interview with Billboard , the singer said that much of the album has autobiographical tones, particularly "Fence Post." "That song is kind of like a…

  3. Exclusive: Listen to Great Good Fine Ok's 'Too Much to Handle'

    February 10, 2015 11:15 AM EST The latest from Great Good Fine Ok is here. The indie pop duo's song "Too Much to Handle" is an upbeat ditty that'll easily make you want to dance -- with an earworm of a chorus.  "'Too Much to Handle' is a song about that overwhelming moment in a…

  4. Atlanta Hawks' Home-Court Organist Dishes on the 3 Tracks That Turn Fans Up

    February 09, 2015 5:28 PM EST The Atlanta Hawks are dominating in the run-up to the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15, but that's not the only reason fans are heading to Phillips Arena: Foster "Sir Foster" Carson, the team's home-court organist, puts his own fun spin on hip-hop hits. The 27-year-old, whose…

  5. Album Review: Father John Misty's 'I Love You, Honeybear' Is a Touchingly Bizarre Affair

    February 09, 2015 4:32 PM EST Three years ago, singer-songwriter J. Tillman traded morose ballads for mordant wit, headed down the coast from Seattle to Los Angeles and rechristened himself Father John Misty . Surrounding himself with pedal steel, strings and vocal chorales, the former Fleet Foxes drummer cracked wise…

  6. 'American Idol' Judge Harry Connick Jr. on Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez: 'We All Come From the Same School of Hard Work'

    February 09, 2015 11:39 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. splits his second year as a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on American Idol (which returned for its 14th season in January) with a 24-date North American tour that launched Feb.  4. So how does the 47-year-old singer manage the multi­tasking madness,…

  7. Exclusive: All That Remains Premieres 'Tru-Kvlt-Metal,' Talks P-ssing People Off

    February 09, 2015 10:30 AM EST In case you haven't figured it out during the past 15 years, All That Remains frontman Phil LaBonte has no trouble tweaking noses in the music world and beyond. "I like to push people's buttons," LaBonte acknowledges to Billboard. "It's fun for me." He…

  8. Trapt Bashes Beck, Paramore Grammy Wins as 'Conspiracy' to Destroy Rock Music

    February 09, 2015 3:58 AM EST "The establishment doesn't want anything too threatening or in your face to rile you up," the hard rock group claims. First Beck had to deal with Kanye West faux-crashing his acceptance speech for the album of the year, as well as West's remarks criticizing the Grammys…

  9. Grammys 2015: 51 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 09, 2015 12:27 AM EST You saw Sam Smith accept four awards and dozens of performers hit the stage on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, but that was only part of the story. To see when Taylor Swift had to get up and dance -- and read about her surprise lovefest with Kanye West -- Billboard is here to help.…

  10. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  11. Grammys 2015: Target's Imagine Dragons Commercial Break Cost About $8 Million

    February 08, 2015 10:11 PM EST Instead of seeing the same pirate-themed ad for the fifth time during the Grammys broadcast, big box retailer Target bought out an entire commercial break -- four minutes -- to allow Imagine Dragons a chance to get comfortable (and push Target's new #MoreMusic campaign) and perform new…

  12. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  13. Best New Artist Nominees Bastille Are Ready to Mug Sam Smith

    February 08, 2015 4:35 PM EST The English rock band Bastille earned their Best New Artist Grammy nomination on the strength of their massive hit "Pompeii." However, in a highly competitive pool of contenders that includes Iggy Azalea , Haim , Brandy Clark and the expected winner, Sam Smith , even they are not…

  14. Bastille, Preservation Hall Jazz Band Lead Nielsen Grammy Party

    February 08, 2015 3:21 PM EST If you are throwing a Grammy party the same night as Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala , how do you compete? If you are Nielsen, the global measurement and information organization that measures record sales with SoundScan, you go all out. Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage Held at…

  15. Go Inside Roc Nation's Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 07, 2015 9:51 PM EST Off the chain. Those three words are all you need to describe the chill yet fun atmosphere surrounding Roc Nation's annual Pre- Grammy Brunch 2015. Major names on both sides of the industry fence- artists and executives- didn't let a little rain dampen the party spirit. Held at the…

  16. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  17. Tom Morello, Bonnie Raitt Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at MusiCares Gala

    February 07, 2015 4:34 PM EST Even though Bob Dylan opted not to play Friday night when he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year annual dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, he had his hand in every performance. Billboard talked to several of the evening's performers on the red carpet about their…

  18. Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on 2,000 Records, Women in Music & Pranking Audio Stores

    February 07, 2015 9:30 AM EST Sia isn't the only faceless Grammy nominee this year. Every year, hundreds of musicians, songwriters, producers -- engineering, mastering, sound, and more -- remain essential to making a record worthy of the most prestigious award in the music industry, yet these contributors remain…

  19. Remembering Vince Pellegrino: 'A Cheerleader for Artists, Radio and the Record Industry'

    February 06, 2015 9:17 PM EST The story of Vince Pellegrino , founder and president of the Pellegrino Entertainment Group   and publisher of  S.I.N.  (Street Information Network), is one of a man who not only loved music, but clearly loved people a whole lot more, and was loved by everyone he worked with and whose lives…

  20. Beyonce's 'Beyonce': Grammy Album of the Year Spotlight

    February 06, 2015 7:20 PM EST Who will take home Grammy's biggest prize? The Nominees: Beck | Beyonc é | Pharrell Williams | Ed Sheeran | Sam Smith Once upon a midnight dreary, Beyoncé gave the world something to talk about. And listen to. And watch. In the early morning hours of December 13, 2013, the singer,…

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