1. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  2. 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…

  3. Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 22, 2014 11:51 AM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Brooks & Dunn won best country vocal performance by a duo or group for 1996's "My Maria." RONNIE DUNN: “I was hesitant to record ‘My Maria’—it had…

  4. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  5. Van Halen's '1984' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    January 09, 2014 3:40 PM EST Who could have imagined that a synthesizer, and not a guitar, would put Van Halen over the top? But that was indeed the case when the first blast of Oberheim OB-Xa announced the arrival of "Jump" and the quartet's leap into the rock superstar strata with the album "1984,…

  6. KISS to Play L.A.'s First-Ever Outdoor Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium

    January 03, 2014 2:41 AM EST Gene Simmons and his rock band KISS are set to perform at Dodger Stadium as part of the NHL 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series. The first-ever outdoor hockey game in Los Angeles puts the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25. The veteran rock act will perform before the game…

  7. Brantley Gilbert Hits New Country Chart Highs

    December 27, 2013 11:10 AM EST The singer is the toast of three tallies with new single "Bottoms Up" Brantley Gilbert makes his highest debuts on three Billboard song charts and posts his first No. 1 and best sales week on Country Digital Songs with "Bottoms Up," the lead single from his upcoming…

  8. Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley Hails Rock Hall 'Victory,' Talks Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

    December 17, 2013 4:56 PM EST Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and…

  9. Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' Suit Up For Sale

    December 03, 2013 2:44 AM EST A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain." The suit is expected to sell for more than $20,000 when Heritage Auctions offers it up Friday in Dallas. Memorabilia…

  10. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  11. 615 Spotlight: John David Kent Puts Twist on Texas Sound With New Album

    November 27, 2013 4:43 PM EST John David Kent has been making a name for himself on the Texas music circuit for the past few years. Now, with the release of his new album "Before The Sun Comes Up," he says he's more excited than ever. "The fans are wanting some new songs, and the band wants to play…

  12. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  13. Aaron Watson Finds Inspiration in Tragic Rodeo Star Lane Frost

    November 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST The latest single from Texas country artist Aaron Watson is causing a stir with fans – particularly in his home base of the Lone Star State and Oklahoma. The fourth single from his Billboard top ten album "Real Good Time," titled "July In Cheyenne," is striking a…

  14. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  15. Adam Levine to Be People's Sexiest Man Alive

    November 15, 2013 4:21 PM EST Adam Levine is set to be named People's Sexiest Man Alive, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The "Voice" judge and Maroon 5 lead singer will be revealed as the magazine's choice next week. Related Articles Shirtless Selfies: Pop Stars Go Topless Adam Levine is Back in…

  16. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  17. Norah Jones And Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Prep Everly Brothers-Inspired Album

    October 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Foreverly" puts a modern spin on the country folk standards from the Everly Brothers' "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" On Nov. 25, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team up to release "Foreverly," a modern-day reworking of the Everly…

  18. The Dirty Heads, 'Home | Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 22, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A little over the year after the release of the band's last LP, 2012's "Cabin by the Sea," The Dirty Heads are back with a new all-acoustic album, and Billboard has the exclusive premiere. The California reggae act, best known for "Lay Me Down," its 2010 hit…

  19. Musical of 'An American in Paris' Coming to Broadway?

    October 18, 2013 12:19 AM EDT A stage musical based on the film "An American in Paris" with music by George and Ira Gershwin is aiming for Broadway in 2015 after a stop in - where else? - Paris next December. Producers said Thursday the new work will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and…

  20. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

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