1. 'The Voice' Recap: Two Judges Form an Unlikely Alliance

    March 03, 2015 11:29 PM EST The Blind Auditions are almost over, and The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera , Blake Shelton , Adam Levine , and Pharrell Williams are feeling the pressure to round out their teams of artists for the season. Ashley Morgan takes the stage first with Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance…

  2. Report: Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

    March 01, 2015 8:00 PM EST According to reports, Charmayne Maxwell -- of the Grammy-nominated R&B group Brownstone -- died on Saturday, Feb. 28. The exact cause of death remains unknown, with conflicting stories coming from TMZ and various Danish media outlets. Maxwell's husband, Carsten Soulshock, is a Danish…

  3. 7 Best Lyrics From Chris Brown & Tyga's 'Fan of a Fan' Album

    February 24, 2015 4:26 PM EST Chris Brown and Tyga released their collaborative album Fan of a Fan on Tuesday (Feb. 24). Fan of a Fan is the two artists' attempt to prove they're racking up more studio time than controversial headlines (hi, Drake ), except they miss the mark. Their 2010 Fan of a Fan mixtape --…

  4. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  5. Chris Brown & Tyga Talk Kylie Jenner, Drake & 'Bullsh--' Grammys on Hot 97

    February 23, 2015 5:28 PM EST Chris Brown and Tyga stopped by Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning show to discuss their Fan of a Fan collaboration and their feelings about Kylie Jenner (positive), the Grammys (negative), and Drake (also negative). Watch the interview below: Unsurprisingly, Tyga's rumored girlfriend…

  6. Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dead at 94

    February 22, 2015 3:54 AM EST Longtime jazz musician and educator Clark Terry has died. He was 94. Al Hicks , director of the documentary about Clark's life, Keep on Keepin' On , told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday (Feb. 21). He had been in failing health for several years due to advanced diabetes and…

  7. Chris Brown & Trey Songz Bring 'Between the Sheets' Show to Brooklyn: Live Review

    February 17, 2015 3:10 PM EST After NBA's All-Star Weekend subsided, Chris Brown and Trey Songz held court at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for their fourth show on the joint Between the Sheets tour Monday night. The 26-date gig was postponed last month after a judge ordered Brown to complete 1,000 hours of…

  8. Jazz Great Clark Terry Enters Hospice Care

    February 13, 2015 4:43 PM EST Celebrated jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and educator Clark Terry has entered hospice care. A message on his website asks fans to pray for Terry, who is 94 and has been in failing health for several years due to advanced diabetes. "It is with a heavy heart we share that our beloved Clark…

  9. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's 'FourFiveSeconds' Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 12, 2015 4:29 PM EST The ascent gives McCartney a new chart record: longest span between No. 1s. Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney 's "FourFiveSeconds" makes big news on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as the song steps 2-1, taking both Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors. The climb gives Rihanna…

  10. Tom Morello, Bonnie Raitt Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at MusiCares Gala

    February 07, 2015 4:34 PM EST Even though Bob Dylan opted not to play Friday night when he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year annual dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, he had his hand in every performance. Billboard talked to several of the evening's performers on the red carpet about their…

  11. Bob Dylan Dazzles MusiCares Gala With Bold Speech

    February 07, 2015 12:30 PM EST It was a well-known fact that Bob Dylan was not going to perform at the MusiCares event honoring him for, in President Jimmy Carter's words, a "lifetime dedication to human rights." Still, no one expected him to give one of the greatest acceptance speeches in the 25 years of…

  12. Usher Earns 13th No. 1 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 06, 2015 4:05 PM EST Plus, Ne-Yo leads album debuts, while Nicki Minaj scores her 20th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Usher tops Billboard 's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time in nearly three years, as "I Don't Mind," featuring Juicy J , steps 2-1 to become Usher's…

  13. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  14. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

  15. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  16. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  17. Carrie Underwood Has Her Longest Reign at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 3:18 PM EST Plus: Kenny Chesney celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Country Airplay chart with a new leader. Carrie Underwood rewrites her longest chart-topping run on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Something in the Water" rules for a seventh week. She logged…

  18. Publishing Briefs: Anjali Malhotra Southward to Lead YouTube's Relationships With U.S. Publishers

    January 22, 2015 4:34 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  The Nettwerk Music Group continues to assert itself in the music publishing space: it has acquired the catalog of Robot  Of the Century Music , the publishing catalog formed by Roadrunner…

  19. Vijay Iyer on Ferguson, Teaching at Harvard & Jazz's Relationship With Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 6:00 PM EST Pianist Vijay Iyer, known for moving between jazz, classical, Indian and electronic music, will perform 12 different sets of music in a residency at The Stone in New York City between Jan. 20 and 25. His shows on Jan. 23 and 24 will feature expanded versions of his longtime trio, which…

  20. Publishing Briefs: Elizabeth Matthews Rises to CEO for ASCAP, Sony/ATV Not for Sale

    January 13, 2015 5:05 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  -- Elizabeth Matthews has been tapped as the new CEO for ASCAP , the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, replacing John LoFrumento , who retired on Dec. 31. Matthews, who…

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