1. Kanye West Accepts Anger Management, 2 Years of Probation in Battery Plea Deal

    March 17, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Kanye West pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing. He was sentenced to two years of…

  2. Yandel, Noel Torres to Headline 2014 Billboard En Concierto

    March 11, 2014 8:56 PM EDT The concert series leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards Urban chart-topper Yandel, fresh from debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart last year, and regional Mexican star Noel Torres will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series,…

  3. Shakira Returns With New Album, Steamy Rihanna Video, Country Duet: Cover Story

    March 07, 2014 12:40 PM EST It's late on a Wednesday afternoon, and a table in the foyer of Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood is laden with goodies: chocolate chip cookies, hummus and chips and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila with a card that reads, "Welcome back, Shakira!" But…

  4. 'Glee' Recap: 'Trio' Avoids Post-Hiatus Blues as an All-NYC Episode Inches Closer

    March 05, 2014 3:38 AM EST After such a solid return from hiatus last week, it’s the usual Glee MO to fall into a lull and drop all the interesting points from the week previous. With luck, “Trio” mostly avoids this fate -- Rachel and Santana are still feuding and nowhere near an easy resolution, the rest of NYC is…

  5. Gloria Trevi, Kat Dahlia, La Marisoul & Leslie Grace Join the Billboard Latin Music Conference 'Divas Panel'

    March 04, 2014 11:00 AM EST Pop star Gloria Trevi, rapper Kat Dahlia, soulful songstress La Marisoul and bachata sensation Leslie Grace will appear live on stage together at the 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. The conference, presented by State Farm, will feature the entertainers on April 23 during the…

  6. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  7. Andy Garcia Shows 'Cachao' More Love, Says He's 'Threatening to Record' an Album

    February 17, 2014 3:15 PM EST Andy Garcia has directed another tribute to his longtime musical idol, Israel Lopez "Cachao." The pioneering Cuban bassist and mambo originator, first profiled by Garcia in his 1993 documentary "Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos," is the subject of a six-minute film produced for…

  8. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying…

  9. 'Rio 2' Director On Janelle Monae, Casting Bruno Mars: 'We Felt We Could Push It'

    February 13, 2014 5:31 PM EST Janelle Monae's participation in "Rio 2" owes to a meeting two years ago between the singer and director Carlos Saldanha at a Rock in Rio performance. "She had a few Brazilians in her band and I think that helped when I asked her if she wanted to sing in the sequel,"…

  10. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014

    February 11, 2014 12:42 PM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark James, the writer of "Always on My Mind"…

  11. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  12. Romeo Santos Rockets to Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:20 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) in October 2012. In the process,…

  13. Fashion Week: 10 Epic Music Moments

    February 05, 2014 9:54 AM EST With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week taking over New York City Thursday (Feb. 6), we dug through the archives and stitched together a list of 10 legendary moments where music and fashion converged during fashion weeks the world over. As was proved last fall during Spring 2014 shows, when…

  14. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Beyonce (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl: Full Coverage of…

  15. 'Guantanamera': Pete Seeger's Latin Legacy

    January 28, 2014 8:58 PM EST "There's no sense in me singing it all by myself. Let me teach it to you. Even if you never sang a note of Spanish, you can get those two words…" Pete Seeger's version of the Cuban song "Guantanamera" was released on his album "We Shall Overcome,"…

  16. Little-Known Pacific Mambo Orchestra Takes Tropical GRAMMY From Marc Anthony, More

    January 27, 2014 7:06 PM EST Kickstarter-funded debut album “Pacific Mambo Orchestra” wins Best Latin Tropical Album The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a San Francisco-based Latin big band, won last night’s GRAMMY for Best Tropical Latin Album, beating favorite Marc Anthony and other Latin music stars. Soundscan has recorded…

  17. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And between sets, co-host and icon himself Clive…

  18. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 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 won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  19. MusiCares Red Carpet: See Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, James Taylor Unite for Carole King Tribute

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST The MusicCares red carpet was so crowded at one point that Yoko Ono practically bumped into Lady Gaga on Friday (Jan. 24). Then they both turned to each other and hugged. The pair, along with some of the biggest names in music, arrived in celebratory mode to honor Carole King at the MusiCares…

  20. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

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