1. Sting Reflects on Life at 63, His Own Mortality and a ‘Possible Third Act’

    October 20, 2014 1:39 AM EDT "I wouldn't normally do this," said Sting , grinning mischievously as he ambled onstage following the curtain call at the Oct. 2 preview performance of his new Broadway musical, The Last Ship . "But it's my birthday, and I always sing on my birthday." To the…

  2. The xx Label Calls Out Fashion Ad for 'Intro' Ripoff: Hear for Yourself

    October 06, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Those sunglasses ain't gonna sell themselves, right? The xx and their label Young Turks have been up in arms recently over an ad by the fashion brand Hugo Boss that sounds eerily similar to the first track off their 2009 debut, "Intro." Commented the label via Twitter, "…

  3. Why the Replacements Went Home to Minneapolis After 23 Years

    September 19, 2014 5:19 PM EDT When the front desk person at the Marriott hotel in downtown Minneapolis asked, "What brings you to town?," I would have won instant acceptance, or at least comprehension, if I had answered "a secret Prince concert." Or better yet: "The Vikings game. Hurts about…

  4. 14. Madeon: 21 Under 21 (2014)

    September 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Under 21 Main Page Birthdate: May 30, 1994 (Age: 20) Last Year's Rank: N/A Why He's Hot: After catapulting onto the dance scene in 2011 with his viral "Pop Culture" video and standout remix of Deadmau5 's "Raise Your Weapon," Madeon (real name Hugo…

  5. Howard Shore to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/THR Film and TV Music Conference

    August 21, 2014 1:04 PM EDT Composer Howard Shore will receive this year's Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference being held Nov. 5 and 6. Shore, who will participate in a Q&A at the conference, has an impressive slate of films this year, among them the final installment…

  6. Hedley, Drake Dominate Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 16, 2014 4:17 AM EDT Hedley, a Vancouver rock band that headlines arenas in Canada and has just released their new album in the U.S., not only kicked off the 25th anniversary broadcast of the MuchMusic Video Awards with a performance of their latest single, “Crazy For You,” but took home the most trophies of the…

  7. Macklemore & Who? Fans Can't Recognize Ryan Lewis on 'Fallon'

    June 03, 2014 9:54 AM EDT John Oates, Art Garfunkel and Chad Hugo would understand Pop quiz: What exactly does Ryan Lewis do ? Those who have been paying attention to popular music over the past year and a half should at least have some idea that he's a producer associated with the very, very successful rapper…

  8. Sasha & Malia Obama's Schoolmates Twenty20 Release Rock Single & Video: Watch 'Heart Thief"

    May 29, 2014 4:15 PM EDT It’s funny: even if their households are led by parents who are reporting on, molding and emboldening our nation, kids' worries are still simple and the same. Such is the case with tween foursome Twenty20, a boyband made up from sons of some of Washington D.C.’s biggest political figures…

  9. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    April 28, 2014 3:12 PM EDT From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny's Child and more --…

  10. Tony Gervino Named Billboard Editor-In-Chief

    April 07, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Tony Gervino has been named editor-in-chief of Billboard, it was announced Monday. Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of magazines in Hearst's home design, men's…

  11. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  12. Yardnoise's Chad Hugo, 'Face Your Destiny (Manny's Theme)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 10, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny." One of the film's directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to create a music video for the track "Face…

  13. Why Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Album is Worth Revisiting - If Only For One Song

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST Pharrell's first album has been dismissed by everyone, including Pharrell himself. But one track offers something that "G I R L" does not. Although it didn't arrive upon a pillowy cloud of recent hits in the way that "G I R L" recently did, Pharrell Williams&…

  14. Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Charged With Felony Robbery After Snatching Camera

    February 26, 2014 1:10 PM EST A bodyguard working for Justin Bieber has been charged with felony robbery a day after police say he stole a photographer's pricey camera following an altercation in Atlanta.  According to police, 32-year-old Hugo Hesny had a run-in with photographer Jason Winslow while Bieber and his…

  15. Pusha T Announces, 'Clipse Working on New Album'

    January 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Pusha takes to Facebook to confirm rumors sparked by a photo of the Neptunes he tweeted Jan. 2 Long-running rumors of a Clipse reunion just got a lot more credible. Yesterday (Jan. 7) evening, Pusha T posted "Clipse working on a new album" to his official Facebook page , linking to…

  16. Beck Sued for Damage to Malibu Mansion

    December 27, 2013 8:14 PM EST The singer rented the property from 2010 to early 2013 Beck could be in hot water after allegedly trashing the Malibu mansion he rented from 2010 to 2013. TMZ reports that the singer/songwriter rented the house from German actor Til Schweiger, who's arguably most known in America for his…

  17. American Music Awards 'Red Carpet Live' Event to Stream on Yahoo

    November 12, 2013 8:00 AM EST The red carpet will roll-out and live-stream from this year's American Music Awards. The Coca-Cola- sponsored “Red Carpet Live” will kick-start the AMA festivities on Nov. 24, and for the first time the pre-show event will be streamed live on Yahoo . American Music Awards 2013: Full…

  18. CODE Picks of the Week: Kenna, RL Grime, MK and Route 94, more

    October 25, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Kenna: “Love Is Still Alive” [Dim Mak] As an artists who has never had trouble finding his voice, Kenna’s struggle has been…

  19. Kenna, 'Relations (An Ode to You and Me)': Lyric Video Premiere

    August 20, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter signs with Dim Mak Records for the release of his three-part EP series. A year after the re-release of "Land 2 Air Chronicles I," Kenna signs to Dim Mak Records for the release of his three-part EP series, "Land 2 Air Chronicles II.…

  20. Pharrell Williams' Resume: The History of a Hardworking N.E.R.D.

    July 11, 2013 10:45 AM EDT It's incredible to think that Pharrell Williams, the artist and entrepreneur who recently turned 40, was once fired from three different McDonald's in Virginia Beach. It all in began in 1992. That year, Pharrell helped Teddy Riley write his verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's …

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