1. NBA All-Star: Janelle Monae, Trombone Shorty, Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. John Discuss Halftime Show

    February 16, 2014 5:15 PM EST Trombone Shorty wants this year's halftime show to be "a big party, the way we do here in the Big Easy." While Pharrell Williams is headlining the NBA All-Star Game Entertainment Series this year, with a performance during the player introductions on Sunday night (Feb. 16), the…

  2. Kendrick Lamar All Smiles, Vanilla Ice Makes Surprise Performance At NBA All-Star Weekend: Watch

    February 16, 2014 12:19 AM EST Kendrick Lamar was in a playful mood as the headliner of the NBA's Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's on Saturday night (Feb. 15), performing a pair of songs in the New Orleans Arena before the Sprite Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend. Following Marco…

  3. NBA All-Star Weekend Preview: Inside The New Orleans Musical Programming

    February 15, 2014 1:36 PM EST An NBA exec explains why Pharrell Williams is a global superstar, and how Trombone Shorty helped organize the halftime show over GRAMMY weekend. Each year, NBA All-Star Weekend boasts an impressive lineup of musical stars delivering stylized performances in between various basketball…

  4. Pharrell Williams Invites Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nelly & Busta Rhymes To NBA All-Star Performance

    February 13, 2014 10:24 AM EST Pharrell Williams is headlining the Entertainment Series at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, and on Sunday (Feb. 16), the "Happy" artist will be bringing along some special guests to his player introductions performance. Sean "Diddy" Combs, Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Busta…

  5. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

  6. St. Vincent Performs at Diane Von Furstenberg’s 40th Anniversary Show

    February 10, 2014 11:50 AM EST “If I can’t show it / you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything?” St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, sings on “Digital Witness,” a musical thinkpiece about life in the age of Instagram. That lyric, from her self-titled fourth solo album (due Feb. 25) on Loma Vista/Republic, doubled…

  7. Def Leppard Revisits Overlooked Album: 'It Went Against the Grain'

    February 10, 2014 11:02 AM EST "Slang" (1996) gets an expanded edition... "We could've put out 'Sgt. Pepper's' and I think it would have been the same because it was Def Leppard and we had gotten lumped in with all the crap metal bands of the 80s" Nearly 18 years later, the members…

  8. NBA All-Star Pregame Concert: Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc, Mack Wilds To Perform

    February 10, 2014 10:12 AM EST Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc and Mack Wilds have been added to the list of NBA All-Star Weekend performers, as the trio will play the Sprint NBA All-Star Pregame Concert on Sunday (Feb. 16) in New Orleans. Derulo recently entered the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart with his fast-rising smash "…

  9. 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…

  10. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves in and out of material from the Beatles'…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. '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,"…

  19. ‘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…

  20. 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…

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