1. Madonna Confirmed For GRAMMYs Performance

    January 24, 2014 1:54 PM EST Billie Joe Armstrong & Miranda Lambert will also perform a Phil Everly tribute at the upcoming ceremony. The GRAMMY Awards released what is (presumably) its final additions to its awe-inspiring lineup of performers, with Madonna at the top of that list. The singer was reported late…

  2. Poll: Which GRAMMY Awards Performance Are You Most Excited For?

    January 24, 2014 1:17 PM EST Vote now! The GRAMMY Awards are only a few days away, and with all of the performers announced (barring a few surprises, of course), the Jan. 26 extravaganza promises to feature an electrifying gathering of the biggest names in music. From Taylor Swift to Daft Punk to Kendrick…

  3. Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual  Power 100 Issue  with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to see their ranking.   A sizeable portion of…

  4. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  5. Meet Bieber's Lawyer: Defender of Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammer and More

    January 23, 2014 8:56 PM EST When Justin Bieber appeared in court for his bail hearing on Thursday, he was represented by a familiar face for those who've followed legal disputes of the rich and famous: attorney Roy Black. Black has represented Rush Limbaugh, for whom he was able to get charges of doctor shopping…

  6. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  7. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 21, 2014 9:13 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight grooves to the Fela! Band with "Finding Fela…

  8. 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 |…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Covers The Ramones At Asbury Park Benefit Concert: Watch

    January 20, 2014 3:50 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?”  Springsteen was…

  10. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  11. Morrissey Signs With Harvest Records, Will Release New Album in 2014

    January 15, 2014 2:26 PM EST Two years ago, Morrissey was planning to retire in 2014. But Moz is humming a different tune these days, as he's just announced plans to release a new album this year. The so-far untitled studio set will come through a new label, Harvest Records, an imprint of Capitol. His last effort,…

  12. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  13. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  14. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  15. Have Pop Stars Made The Post-Christmas Break Obsolete?

    January 10, 2014 3:22 PM EST With Miley and Gaga releasing new content the week after Christmas, the end of December might not be such a quiet time anymore. The music industry usually shuts down the week after Christmas, but as 2013 came to a close, some huge stars nonetheless provided fans with belated stocking…

  16. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 11:41 AM EST With his new debut, the Dutch DJ claims the most titles in the tally's history. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha top Dance Club Songs and Bastille and Avicii make moves Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix…

  17. Black Sabbath, Converse Kick-Off New Line of Sneakers

    January 10, 2014 12:30 AM EST Converse has just announced a Black Sabbath collection based on its classic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker design, which may be more of a brilliantly synergistic marketing concept than anyone could have ever guessed. A quick look at the lives of Chuck Taylor and Ozzy Osborne would seem to bear…

  18. How One Direction Got Back To Pop Radio's Top 10

    January 09, 2014 11:05 AM EST 'Story of My Life' becomes the boy band's first Pop Songs top 10 since its debut hit 'What Makes You Beautiful' six singles ago. Programmers share insights as to why 'Story' has soared One Direction enjoys upward direction on Billboard's Nielsen BDS…

  19. Clinton Sparks, 'Stay With You Tonight' Feat. Riff Raff: Video Premiere

    January 07, 2014 1:42 PM EST The superstar producer hypes solo album with guitar-heavy new single Most know the Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Clinton Sparks for his work behind the scenes, producing for artists like Lady Gaga and Rick Ross, or for his work behind the mic -- as the host of the syndicated "…

  20. The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    January 04, 2014 12:14 PM EST In honor of the Everly Brothers, following the passing yesterday (Jan. 3) of Phil Everly , Billboard has ranked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo's 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 chart hits. The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 PHOTOS: The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers…

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