1. Luke Bryan Falls Off Stage in Charlotte Singing Macklemore's ‘Can’t Hold Us’

    May 30, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Luke Bryan had some kind of (last) night in Charlotte. The country star was covering Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit song “Can’t Hold Us” last night at Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavillion, accidently stage diving. And by stage diving we mean he just flat out fell off the stage, which is one…

  2. Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard, Sings National Anthem (Watch)

    May 30, 2014 3:28 AM EDT A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and five others were honored at Thursday's commencement. Harvard President Drew Faust poked fun at the 89-year-old…

  3. Foxes' Louisa Rose Allen Tapped for Appearance on BBC's 'Doctor Who'

    May 29, 2014 9:42 AM EDT The young songwriter, who won a Grammy this year and will support Pharrell Williams on his U.K. tour later this year, will perform a track and appear on an episode of the new season of the sci-fi hit. Young British singer-songwriter Foxes will perform a song and guest star in an episode of…

  4. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Grammy Award-winning…

  5. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  6. Maya Angelou's Life in Music: Ashford & Simpson Collab, Calypso Album & More (Listen)

    May 28, 2014 2:39 PM EDT She sang Calypso, danced with Alvin Ailey, and made music with greats including Ashford & Simpson and Wynton Marsalis Even though they weren't lyrics, Dr. Maya Angelou's poems were always musical -- full of rhythm, melody, cadence buoying her powerful words. It's little…

  7. Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86

    May 28, 2014 9:57 AM EDT Maya Angelou, an American author and poet who documented her life in seven autobiographies and recited her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" at President Bill Clinton's first inauguration, has died at age 86. Angelou's publicist told CNN that the renowned poet died at…

  8. Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990

    May 27, 2014 1:45 PM EDT They began steamrolling their way through arenas four decades ago, creating the live business as it is known today. And they've never stopped. More than a dozen of the most in-demand headlining tours this summer testify to a refusal to burn out or fade away, including The Rolling Stones,…

  9. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades 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 well as your city…

  10. Brad Paisley Traveling with President Obama to Visit U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

    May 25, 2014 12:44 PM EDT President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive) Air Force…

  11. Casey Kasem’s Wife Served with Guardianship Papers

    May 24, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her husband's medical care amid concerns about his health and welfare. The order Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said they delivered…

  12. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton…

  13. Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton Soar Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    May 22, 2014 1:39 PM EDT Rascal Flatts scores its seventh No. 1 debut and eighth overall leader on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (and starts at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 ), as "Rewind" arrives with 61,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since the beginning of 2000, the year that the band…

  14. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  15. D'Angelo's Voodoo Still Transfixing at Red Bull Music Academy: Review

    May 22, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Over 14 years after his last album, the seminal neo-soul text, "Voodoo," defined an era, D'Angelo sauntered on stage in a classroom-sized theater at the Brooklyn Museum – as if he hadn't been gone a day. His signature cornrows dangled beneath a black fedora, cocked to the…

  16. Pre-AC/DC Marcus Hook Roll Band, 'Ride Baby Ride': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 21, 2014 1:57 PM EDT Billboard exclusively premieres "Ride Baby Ride" by Malcolm & Angus Young’s pre-AC/DC group the Marcus Hook Roll Band. Wally Waller didn't quite know what he was getting into when he went to Sydney, Australia, during July of 1973 to record the Marcus Hook Roll Band's…

  17. Josh Kaufman Wins 'The Voice' Season 6: Watch

    May 20, 2014 11:01 PM EDT After weeks of competition, the sixth season of "The Voice" was trimmed down to Blake Shelton's country teen Jake Worthington, Usher's soul man Josh Kaufman and Adam Levine's YouTube star Christina Grimmie. All three comeback kids performed their last competition…

  18. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Founder and singer/songwriter Kimberly Paige previews the May 24 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., festival: 'Music begins with a song. Songwriters plant the seed' On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., near Jacksonville, for the…

  19. 'Jem and the Holograms' Adds Juliette Lewis

    May 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT The live-action film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the popular Hasbro animated TV series Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation "Jem and the Holograms." Lewis, who most recently starred in "August: Osage County," joins Aubrey Peeples,…

  20. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Announce North American Tour

    May 20, 2014 10:19 AM EDT Tour features special guest Steve Winwood Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road late this summer in support of their new studio album "Hypnotic Eye." Today, Petty and his band announced a slew of North American tour dates beginning Aug. 3 in San Diego, CA. The tour hits…

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