1. Leon Russell, 'Fever': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 25, 2014 12:32 PM EDT The celebrated "blueshound" talks about his new album, "Life Journey" (out April 1), and his friendship with collaborator Elton John: "He's changed my life" Though it's not a strictly collaborative effort like 2010's Grammy Award-nominated "…

  2. Who Are Broadway's Next Great Singers & Songwriters?: Top 10 Picks

    March 24, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Singer Idina Menzel's stage-to-screen crossover bodes well for Broadway's would-be stars, while the Lopezes scored Oscar gold for writing "Let It Go" and kicked open the door for future composers of stage and screen. Here are 10 picks for the Great White Way's…

  3. Billy Joel & AC/DC's Brian Johnson Rock Surprise Duet At Madison Square Garden (Video)

    March 22, 2014 9:49 AM EDT Johnson jumped on stage during Joel's NYC show to duet with the Piano Man on AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." In a rare and unusual mix of rock legends, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson made a surprise appearance at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden…

  4. Rock Hall Defends Curbing Kiss: New Guys 'Took On Personas Created by Ace and Peter'

    March 18, 2014 9:20 AM EDT With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony looming closer, neither Kiss nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation seem ready to relax the entrenched positions that led to the group's decision not to perform April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Kiss, according…

  5. John Legend Delves Into 'All of Me': Video Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 11:37 AM EST Inspired by wife Chrissy Teigen, John Legend landed the biggest, most unlikely hit of his 10-year career with “All of Me.” On Sept. 14, 2013, after seven years together, John Legend married his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Chrissy Teigen. A month earlier, he…

  6. Bubbling Under: Broods' 'Bridges' Crosses To Radio

    February 28, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Broods, Hozier and KES Broods Auckland, New Zealand, brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) close in on the Alternative Songs…

  7. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  8. Launchpad Artist M4SONIC Signs With Sony, Ultra

    February 26, 2014 3:46 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old classically trained musician whose parents…

  9. Ian Cuttler Sala, Grammy-Winning Art Director, Dead in Car Crash

    February 25, 2014 3:38 PM EST Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala died on Sunday in a car crash, according to officials. Sala was a passenger in the Ford GT driven bySami Hayek, Salma Hayek's brother. The sports car collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the Beverly Crest area…

  10. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O & 'Frozen' Fight for Academy Awards Gold

    February 21, 2014 2:00 PM EST Pharrell has a No. 2 hit, the "Frozen" soundtrack reached No. 1, Karen O is the indie ‘It’ girl and U2 is... just cool. The Academy’s sleepy little Best Original Song category turns shockingly competitive and surprisingly commercial as the nominees open up about what they…

  11. Pharrell Williams' Reps Talk Strategy Behind 'G I R L' Album: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 9:24 AM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams' "G I  R L" on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC's "Good Morning America"  and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, "Happy," will definitely be heard on…

  12. Steve Lawrence Finds Friend in Garth Brooks on First Album Since Eydie's Passing

    February 18, 2014 11:00 AM EST Lawrence's wife and singing partner Eydie Gorme died in August. The singer talks new album "When You Come Back to Me Again," his friendship with Brooks, and why he's "not ready" to perform live. "Eydie was half of my life for 56 years" Steve Lawrence…

  13. Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More Actors

    February 17, 2014 3:39 AM EST Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young…

  14. Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review

    February 09, 2014 10:38 AM EST Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together. On opening night at Houston's Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other's company, standing side by side for 10 of the two-hour…

  15. Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap

    February 06, 2014 2:07 PM EST From pop-rock to indie to EDM to a boy band, we salute the country's most promising contemporary music. Today is February 6, which means that it's Waitangi Day, better understood to Yanks as New Zealand Day, celebrating the 174th anniversary of the signing of the country&…

  16. Chart Highlights: Passenger Rides To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Let Her Go'

    February 03, 2014 6:30 PM EST The song tops another chart, months after breaking through in the U.K. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan 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…

  17. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  18. Broods Stream Debut EP, Announce First U.S. Shows: Listen

    January 30, 2014 4:57 PM EST Looking for some gorgeous pop music to dive into and subsequently peddle to your friends this coming weekend? Look no further than Broods' self-titled debut EP, which was released online on Thursday (Jan. 30), ahead of its Feb. 4 release at digital retail. "Broods" includes the…

  19. 10 Potential (and Maybe Silly) Hosts for Beatport’s EDM Radio Countdown Show

    January 29, 2014 1:27 PM EST Earlier this year, SFX announced a partnership with Clear Channel that will bring a Top 20 Countdown show, featuring that week’s top tracks from online DJ store Beatport, to FM radio. The show will create an unprecedented platform for dance’s biggest hits to reach a wider audience than ever…

  20. Billy Joel Wows In Madison Square Garden 'Franchise' Debut: Joel Backstage & Onstage

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM EST “I’m a band guy, and when the band sounds good... I get into it,” Joel says. Billy Joel began his tenure as a “franchise” at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Jan. 27) with a crowd-pleasing set that delivered on every level, with the singer in fine voice and his…

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