1. Queens of the Stone Age Announce Spring Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 7:42 PM EST Band will hit various U.S. cities while making festival rounds Queens of the Stone Age are heading back on the road again behind 2013's "...Like Clockwork," hitting multiple North American cities in addition to sets at festivals across the U.S. in 2014. According to Radio.com ,…

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  3. The Beatles Played 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 50 Years Ago Today: Watch

    February 09, 2014 10:30 AM EST An astounding 73 million Americans watched The Beatles rock "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time exactly 50 years ago today on February 9, 1964. The historic moment signaled the true beginning of Beatlemania in the U.S., and it effectively introduced the soon to be legendary…

  4. DMX's Boxing Match With George Zimmerman Canceled

    February 09, 2014 9:12 AM EST Heeding to vocal opposition to his plans, Philadelphia celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman has canceled the upcoming match between rapper DMX and George Zimmerman, the acquitted killer of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Feldman said on Saturday that he was "done" with Zimmerman and…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  6. Runway Rock: AlunaGeorge Plays Rebecca Minkoff's NYFW Show

    February 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST The It Brits serenaded a stylish crowd at Minkoff's fall '14 show, including Carrie Underwood, Zosia Mamet, Anna Kendrick and Coco Rocha. Rebecca Minkoff might be best known for her upbeat, urbane leather goods, but the New York-based designer has another talent, too -- booking…

  7. John Lennon's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 07, 2014 6:46 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago that the Beatles landed in America and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate John Lennon's 10 biggest Billboard hits. A masterful songwriter, Lennon quickly converted the…

  8. CODE Picks of the Week: The Presets, Major Lazer with Pharrell and More

    February 07, 2014 5:17 PM EST The Presets, “Goodbye Future” [Modular] AUSTRALIA - The Aussie duo pushes up the tempo on this frenetic new banger that lets vocalist Jules Hamilton’s voice act as both a narration and distorted instrument Major Lazer featuring Pharrell, “Aerosol Can” [Secretly Canadian] JAMAICA/UNITED…

  9. The Beatles Landed in America 50 Years Ago Today: Watch

    February 07, 2014 4:52 PM EST Today was the day exactly 50 years ago that Beatles landed at JFK airport and jolted America into full-on Beatlemania with legendary performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and the spectacle of wall-to-wall screaming fans overlooking the tarmac where John, Paul, George and Ringo…

  10. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  11. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 07, 2014 10:21 AM EST To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' American invasion, we're counting down the Fab Four's biggest Hot 100 smashes, 10 songs at a time. It was 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed at New York's JFK airport and brought their iconic sound to…

  12. Frankie Ballard Has 'Helluva' Time Teeing Up New Album

    February 06, 2014 1:34 PM EST Ballard talks "Sunshine & Whiskey" (Feb. 11); Plus, watch an exclusive performance of album cut "Drinky Drink" Frankie Ballard's new studio album, "Sunshine & Whiskey," out Tuesday (Feb. 11), has been two years in the making. Leading the charge…

  13. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  14. Autographed Beatles Item From Ed Sullivan Show Going To Auction

    February 06, 2014 5:32 AM EST Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures that the Fab Four penned between sets of their…

  15. Elton John's Film Company Acquires Rights to Animated 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Film

    February 05, 2014 7:37 PM EST Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global hit play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and will adapt it as an animated family feature in association with Webber's the Really Useful Group. Based…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Ryan Broshear Embraces the 'Moment' With Back-to-Basics Approach

    February 05, 2014 6:29 PM EST Country newcomer Ryan Broshear received a little bit of good news recently, as he was named as one of The 615’s "10 Artists To Watch" for 2014. "I was completely surprised," he said of the news. "We were coming back from New York, and we were meeting with some people.…

  17. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his…

  18. DMX to Face George Zimmerman in Boxing Ring

    February 05, 2014 12:25 PM EST DMX says he will be fighting for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system" In all-around horrible news today, TMZ  has confirmed that DMX will fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match. The New York-born rapper was selected out of more than 15,00…

  19. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Complete List of 2014 Finalists

    February 05, 2014 9:52 AM EST The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards are out, with Romeo Santos leading the charge with entries in 17 categories. Prince Royce and Marc Anthony are close behind with 16 and 15, respectively. The late Jenni Rivera is an 11-time finalist this year, and other major…

  20. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

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