1. Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs Chart Upgrades

    February 21, 2014 4:50 PM EST The tally welcomes several influential radio stations in major markets, further solidifying the chart's status as a launch pad for multi-format hits Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs radio airplay chart (known by its industry term, Triple A, in Billboard magazine) undergoes a…

  2. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  3. 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…

  4. Live in the Vineyard Sets Headliners Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat, Mary Lambert

    January 29, 2014 10:00 AM EST Live in the Vineyard, a four-day music, food and wine festival to be held in Napa Valley this April, will feature headliners Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat, Mary Lambert and more, it was announced today. The festival will feature a variety of artists in addition to access to world class food…

  5. Boston Calling 2014: Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse To Headline

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Festival set for Memorial Day Weekend at Boston's City Hall Plaza. After a successful inaugural year, Boston Calling will return for a second go-around with headliners Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse. The festival is set for Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) in Boston&…

  6. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  7. Jack Johnson Announces 'From Here to Now to You' Tour

    January 27, 2014 8:40 PM EST Along with a slew of U.S. festival appearances, Jack Johnson will be hitting the road across multiple continents in a tour that will stretch from March to September. According to Rolling Stone , the singer-songwriter will play dozens of 2014 shows, including a large chunk of concerts during…

  8. Don Omar, Nas to Headline Soulfrito Festival

    January 22, 2014 3:03 PM EST Reggaeton kingpin Don Omar and multi-platinum hip hop artist Nas will share the stage at Soulfrito, an urban Latin music festival coming Feb. 22 to the grounds of the Sun Life stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and the South Florida festival’s new production and marketing partner. Memphis…

  9. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  10. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival schedule -- this time in Texas for the…

  11. Hangout Fest 2014: Black Keys, Outkast, The Killers, Jack Johnson Headlining

    January 15, 2014 12:26 PM EST The Outkast festival train keeps rolling: on the same day that the Governor's Ball lineup was unveiled with the Mighty O atop the bill, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have also been confirmed to be headlining the fifth annual Hangout Music Fest, heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 16-18. On…

  12. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being held June 6-8. Joining them atop the bill are…

  13. Firefly Music Festival Lineup Announced: Outkast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson Headlining

    January 14, 2014 2:35 PM EST Delaware's Firefly Music Festival is the latest summer fest to announce its lineup. Most prominently, the lineup includes the recently reunited Outkast; unsurprising considering André 3000 and Big Boi announced yesterday they'd be playing over 40 festivals this summer. Previously,…

  14. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "Frozen" is the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach No. 1 in the chart's 58-year history. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen…

  15. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  16. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 7:23 PM EST The new animated musical succeeds with songs from Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the set jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated…

  17. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  18. Outlaw Country Singer Killed in Bar Shooting

    November 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST Nashville police say Wayne Mills got into an argument with a bar owner over smoking; Earlier, the singer had been at the George Jones tribute concert A downtown bar owner told Nashville police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the…

  19. Arcade Fire Plots More Shows, Confirmed For Bridge School Benefit

    October 15, 2013 12:48 PM EDT The Canadian collective will be performing a release-day show in Los Angeles. Leading up to the release date of their highly anticipated new album "Reflektor," Arcade Fire has plotted a handful of one-off shows, and has been confirmed for the 2013 Annual Bridge School Benefit…

  20. Justin Timberlake Scores His Second No. 1 Album Of 2013

    October 09, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Lorde, Tyler Farr and HAIM also guide new albums to Top 10 debuts. This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake achieves the uncommon feat of earning two different No. 1 albums in less than a year. His new release, "The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2," starts at No.…

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