1. 'The Voice' Season 6 Opens With a Sassy Shakira

    February 25, 2014 9:24 AM EST Usher may have been the breakout judge of the fourth season of "The Voice," with his unconventional coaching techniques involving push-ups and ballroom dancing, but so far, Shakira is the star of the season six premiere. With witty zingers ("Adam's too busy thinking about…

  2. Glitch Mob Grabs Top Spot On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST The Glitch Mob arrives atop Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "Love Death Immortality," its first No. 1 on the tally. With 22,000 units scanned, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set by far surpasses the trio's (Justin Boreta, Ed Ma and Joshua Mayer)…

  3. Eric Church Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'The Outsiders'

    February 19, 2014 11:00 AM EST Eric Church's "The Outsiders" easily debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 288,000 in its first week (ending Feb. 16), according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the largest sales week of the year, and the biggest since Beyonce's self-titled album sold 310…

  4. New York Dolls Manager Marty Thau Dies

    February 17, 2014 4:30 PM EST Marty Thau, who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the self-declared "chairman" of the…

  5. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:00 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, February 16 (according to industry…

  6. Drake Apologizes For Rolling Stone Controversy

    February 14, 2014 12:04 PM EST Drake says the magazine was "completely justifiable" in replacing his cover with Philip Seymour Hoffman, but disagrees with the decision to run his article now. "I would have waited until it was my time" Less than a day after Drake slammed Rolling Stone magazine, which…

  7. Top 10 Latin 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 13, 2014 10:50 PM EST Billboard Hot Latin Songs' biggest ever canciones de "amor" "Amor" is a word that needs no translation, and it's one that Spanish-language songwriters have always used with abandon to create the romantic songs that are cornerstones of Latin music. We salute all…

  8. The Glitch Mob Goes Harder on New Album, Remain Totally D.I.Y.

    February 10, 2014 5:38 PM EST Dressed in black with tight haircuts and a cool, calm intensity about them, The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Josh Mayer look every bit the part of “rock star.” But when they start gushing about their fans, they reveal the inner music geeks they really are. “The Glitch Mob is the…

  9. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  10. Latin Notas Poll: Who Is Your Billboard Latin Music Awards Leading Man?

    February 05, 2014 2:23 PM EST Marc Anthony, Prince Royce or Romeo Santos -- who gets your vote? Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is the lead finalist for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , with 17 nods in 14 categories, including Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year. The bilingual smooth-singing Prince Royce…

  11. Green Day's 'Dookie' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2014 2:20 PM EST Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but…

  12. SXSW: Hendrix Biopic, A$AP Rocky and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:01 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premiere. Fourteen films that chronicle music and…

  13. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  14. Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey Record Album

    January 22, 2014 11:56 AM EST Diagnosed last year with only months to live, Johnson nevertheless completed "Going Back Home," due for a March release Last January, British guitarist Wilko Johnson, best known for his work with the pub rock band Dr. Feelgood, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was…

  15. Sundance 2014: Nick Cave Performs at '20,000 Days on Earth' Premiere Party

    January 22, 2014 2:46 AM EST The line moved very slowly into Main Street's Downstairs Monday night, with a colorful bunch of characters trying to prove they were on the list for a party celebrating "20,000 Days on Earth." Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional music doc stars Nick Cave,…

  16. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform 'Can't Hold Us' on NYC Bus: Watch

    January 15, 2014 1:00 PM EST Commuting through New York City never sounded so good. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis peformed a stunt in which the Grammy-nominated duo boards a northbound Bronx bus to surprise its commuters. After paying their fare, Lewis drops his hoodie, hits the 'play' button of a boom box and…

  17. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  18. Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

    December 29, 2013 12:00 PM EST Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The Pianist" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula," died Sunday. He was 81. The composer died in his hometown…

  19. Yusuf Lateef, Jazz Legend, Dead at 93

    December 23, 2013 9:09 PM EST The multi-instrumentalist was known for a fusion of jazz and Eastern instrumentation Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western…

  20. Top 25 Tours of 2013

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST The Top 25 Tours of 2013 are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 14, 2012, to Nov. 12, 2013. The Year in Touring 2013: Beyond The Numbers THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2013: Main • Buy the Issue • Subscribe • Billboard on iPad Bruno Mars: Artist of the Year…

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