1. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  2. RIP Harold Ramis: Top Music Moments From the Comedy Legend

    February 25, 2014 8:45 PM EST As a writer, director, producer and actor, Harold Ramis' films had significant musical moments that live on decades after their initial release, oftentimes creating associations with certain songs that remind one of Ramis' work just as much as a given film's featured song&…

  3. CNBLUE Serves Sweet Rock-Pop on 'Can't Stop'

    February 24, 2014 9:45 PM EST The Korean rock quartet return with a new six-track EP boasting a broad range of rock-pop compositions After earning its biggest hit on the K-Pop Hot 100 yet  last February with the angsty "I'm Sorry," CNBLUE returns with "Can't Stop," which sounds sure to send…

  4. 'K-Pop Night Out' Returns for SXSW 2014 With HyunA, Jay Park & More

    February 24, 2014 7:30 PM EST Crying Nut, Nell, Kiha and the Faces, Idiotape and Jambinai will represent Korean rock and EDM at the world's premiere festival for new talent Following the success of 2013's inaugural "K-POP NIGHT OUT at SXSW,"  Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) will again…

  5. CNN To Axe ‘Piers Morgan Live’

    February 24, 2014 4:55 AM EST CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday. Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN. The airdate for Morgan&…

  6. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Debut 'History of Rap Vol. 5': Video

    February 22, 2014 6:45 AM EST The television best friends tackled Jay Z, Drake, "Fresh Prince," Kriss Kross and much more in the latest in their medley series. The fifth time's the charm for Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The television BFFs finished of Fallon's inaugural week on the Tonight…

  7. SISTAR's Soyu & Junggigo Send 'Some' to No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    February 21, 2014 8:40 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring BTS, S.M. The Ballad, Sung Si-Kyung, Ladies' Code, TVXQ! and more. It's a SISTAR-SISTAR switch at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. Just five months after member Soyou  topped the chart with her collaboration "…

  8. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  9. Lana Del Rey Taps Black Keys' Dan Auerbach For 'Ultraviolence'

    February 21, 2014 10:38 AM EST Lana Del Rey's sophomore album, "Ultraviolence," was one of the more anticipated album releases of 2014 before a member of the Black Keys was attached to the project. Now, Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is reportedly producing the follow-up to 2012's "Born To Die,"…

  10. The Underdogs Talk Producing New Girls' Generation Single 'Mr.Mr.,' Working in K-Pop: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 8:45 PM EST The production duo has helmed hits for Justin Timberlake and Beyonce -- plus Korean boy bands TVXQ! & SHINee With production credits on Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Beyonce records, the Underdogs have been a familiar production team to Western audiences for more than a…

  11. Free K-Pop Mega Concert Coming to L.A. Featuring 2PM, SISTAR, SHINee & More

    February 20, 2014 7:28 PM EST CNBLUE, Girl's Day, INFINITE, Dynamic Duo and more will all play the U.S. fest In recent years, K-pop acts have made America an important tour stop, but it's rare for U.S. fans to see a slew of Korean acts all perform together -- much less, for free. But the infamously…

  12. Teen Top Announces U.S. Tour Dates to Be Chosen By Fans Via K-Pop Concert Kickstarter Krowdpop (Updated)

    February 18, 2014 10:06 PM EST New York tickets are on sale while fans elsewhere still need to prove their dedication to bring the band to their city. Find out how the platform works UPDATE: New York-based Teen Top fans made NYC the first city to hit the social demand thershold and is now in the pre-funding stage on…

  13. Former Wonder Girl Sunmi Returns as a Twerking Vampire With 'Full Moon': Watch

    February 18, 2014 9:37 PM EST The K-pop star will need to tone done the provocative choreography for South Korean TV K-pop diva Sunmi -- a former member of K-pop trailblazers Wonder Girls -- returns to the scene with a sexy new single and video for "Full Moon." A rhythmic pop track produced by hit producer…

  14. 2NE1 Announces Full-Length Album 'Crush,' New Singles Details (Updated)

    February 18, 2014 7:30 PM EST The K-pop phenoms will return with a pair singles "Come Back Home" and "Gotta Be You" UPDATE: 2NE1's record label YG Entertainment has announced a new release date for "Crush." The new album will drop two days later on Feb. 26, which the label calls …

  15. Hyorin Earns 2014's Longest-Running K-Pop No. 1, B.A.P Enters Heatseekers Albums

    February 17, 2014 8:39 PM EST K-pop chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Soyu, Junggigo, Ga In, TVXQ!, Rain, 2NE1 and more SISTAR leader Hyorin leads the K-Pop Hot 100 for a third week with her soundtrack ballad "Goodbye." Three weeks atop the K-Pop chart makes "Goodbye" the…

  16. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  17. 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson

    February 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST President Obama has made the Internet collectively squeal by simply singing a few lines of "Let's Stay Together" and "Sweet Home Chicago" in the past, but he isn't the only president with minor musical chops up his suit sleeve. With President's Day afoot,…

  18. 15 K-Pop Songs to Add to Your Valentine's Day Makeout Playlist: 2NE1, SISTAR, 2PM & More

    February 13, 2014 9:40 PM EST Does language really matter here? Just in time for Valentine's Day, K-Town brings you 15 tracks sure to set the mood this holiday. It makes no difference if you speak Korean or even if you're a K-pop fan, the truth of the matter is: It's hard to resist sweet crooning or a…

  19. Pharrell's 'Happy' Is Highest Charting Oscar-Nominated Song in More Than a Decade

    February 12, 2014 4:39 PM EST This week, Pharrell's "Happy" becomes the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song in more than a decade. The tune, which is nominated for best original song at this year's Academy Awards, jumps from No. 8 to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week . It was written by…

  20. 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"…

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