1. The Beatles' U.S. Invasion: 28 Stars Discuss The Fab Four's 50th Anniversary (Video)

    February 06, 2014 4:00 PM EST A genre-spanning assortment of musicians from Ed Sheeran to Willie Nelson discuss favorite Beatles moments and memories. It's no secret that the Beatles have been a massive force and influence on music for generations, and their arrival in the U.S. 50 years ago on Feb. 7, 1964 and…

  2. NBA All-Star 2014: Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, Kendrick Lamar Among Performers

    February 06, 2014 10:00 AM EST Earth, Wind & Fire, Dr. John and Gary Clark Jr. all playing halftime of the All-Star Game. The NBA has unveiled the list of headlining musical artists at its All-Star Weekend in New Orleans later this month, with Pharrell Williams continuing his hot streak by headlining the…

  3. 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…

  4. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 11:45 AM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week…

  5. 7107 International Music Festival: Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 04, 2014 8:51 PM EST Empire of the Sun, Kaskade also set to appear at Philippines festival There's been a flux of festival announcements in the United States over the past month or so, but turns out America isn't the only country getting into the festival spirit. The 7107 International Music…

  6. Daft Punk & Kacey Musgraves Heading for Huge Post-GRAMMY Sales Gains

    January 31, 2014 6:44 PM EST Both Daft Punk and Kacey Musgraves are primed to return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the wake of last Sunday's (Jan. 26) GRAMMY Awards. Daft Punk, which won multiple awards and performed on the show, will likely see its "Random Access Memories" album zoom…

  7. 'Letterman' Sets Beatles Week With Sting, Flaming Lips, Broken Bells

    January 31, 2014 4:13 PM EST Performances of Beatles music from Broken Bells, Sting and the Flaming Lips will be part of a weeklong tribute next week on "The Late Show with David Letterman."   In advance of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show,"…

  8. ‘Back to the Future’ Musical Heading To London’s West End

    January 31, 2014 4:28 AM EST Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project - a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Producers said Thursday night that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London's West End in 2015, the…

  9. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  10. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  11. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  12. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  13. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  14. Cheap Trick, 'Dream Police' ('Guitar Center Sessions'): Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST Cheap Trick have still got it, and they're happy to show it off. The rock veterans deliver the goods on the season finale of "Guitar Center Sessions," with a performance of their 1979 classic "Dream Police". Billboard exclusively premieres the clip below.    "…

  15. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato Gain After New Year's Performances New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on …

  16. Pitbull Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Top 10 Hit

    January 08, 2014 4:01 PM EST How does new No. 1 single "Timber" stack up against his other smashes? Vote now! On this week's Hot 100 chart , Pitbull's latest party starter -- "Timber," featuring Ke$ha -- ends a four-week run at No. 2 by bumping up to the top spot and giving Pitbull his…

  17. Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest Tops New Years Ratings

    January 07, 2014 4:45 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is still the king of New Year's Eve. Behind the 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Scenes with Producer Barry Adelman Ryan Seacrest & Jenny McCarthy Talk Getting Ready for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Billy Joel Added to Lineup For 'Dick…

  18. TryHardNinja Debut Novelty Song On Dance Charts

    January 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon continue their momentum with "Turn Down for What," Pitbull and Ke$ha climb on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Cole Plante crowns Dance Club Songs. UPDATE 1/4: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Approaching Nirvana as a collaborator on …

  19. One Last Look Back at Country Music in 2013

    January 02, 2014 10:05 AM EST Before we put 2013 in the back of the closet, we at The 615 thought it would be a great idea to look back at ten things that we won't forget about the country music industry in 2013... and maybe a sneak peek into the crystal ball. TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD – Arguably the format…

  20. Happy New Year's 2014: Musicians React on Twitter

    January 01, 2014 1:48 PM EST It's official: 2013 is nothing more than a memory as the world rings in 2014. The partying was out in full force, particularly in New York during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," during which top stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and more…

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