1. Ask Billboard: MAGIC!'s 'Rude' Revives Reggae

    June 15, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The band's hit is the latest in a long line of reggae top 10s. Plus, Maroon 5's career sales and Father's Day music fun facts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  2. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  3. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Promoter Cites Low Ticket Sales for Arena Tour Cancellation: Update

    May 31, 2014 9:13 PM EDT "It became obvious the shows were in trouble, but we tried until the last moment to give it every chance to turn around" Following news last night that the star-studded, multimillion-dollar production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar"…

  4. Christopher Lee Delivers Heavy Metal Don Quixote

    May 27, 2014 8:00 PM EDT To mark his 92nd birthday, on Monday actor Sir Christopher Lee released a covers album of heavy metal versions including two numbers from the Don Quixote musical “Man of La Mancha” and two other songs.  “'Impossible Dream', in my opinion, is one of the greatest songs ever written,”…

  5. Made In America: Imagine Dragons, John Mayer Headliners In Los Angeles

    May 22, 2014 6:09 PM EDT The same afternoon Budweiser announced the lineup for this year's Philadelphia edition of Made in America, the festival's Los Angeles lineup has also been made public. Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar and others will lead the bill for Made in America's inaugural LA…

  6. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  7. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie Headlining

    May 20, 2014 9:28 AM EDT This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin looks hell bent on being a good time. The lineup for the 9th annual festival was announced Tuesday, with heavy metal legends Judas Priest tee'd up as one of the headliners. FFF Fest takes over Auditorium Shores and Butler Park from Nov. 7-9. …

  8. Pharrell, Beyonce Get Lullabied on New Rockabye Baby Album (Song Premiere)

    May 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Listen to the Lullaby version of Pharrell's "Happy" and see the tracklist for "Good Baby, Bad Baby"; Next up for the popular series: Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen For only the third time in its nearly eight-year history, the award-winning Rockabye Baby series is…

  9. Justin Bieber Apologizes for Trip to Japan War Shrine

    April 23, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Justin Bieber Seeks Delay In Fla. DUI Trial Justin Bieber's Deportation Petition Receives No Comment from White House…

  10. Irish Singing Priest's 'Hallelujah' Video Goes Viral: Watch

    April 10, 2014 4:29 AM EDT Father's got talent. An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at their wedding. Video of the Rev. Ray Kelly's altar-side performance has shot to the top of…

  11. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour Starring Michelle Williams, Brandon Boyd

    April 04, 2014 10:40 AM EDT "Jesus Christ Superstar" is hitting the road. The new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical is kicking off a 50-city, North American arena tour on June 9 in New Orleans, starring Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams and N'…

  12. Benzino Shot During Mother's Funeral Procession, In Critical Condition

    March 29, 2014 8:27 PM EDT Update : a representative for Benzino has released a statement saying that the rapper is in "critical condition." "He was shot in the shoulder while attending his mom funeral. By his side is his Dad, long time business partner Dave Mays, friend Stevie J and his fiance Althea…

  13. GRAMMYs' 10 Most Shocking Moments

    January 25, 2014 3:05 PM EST They crashed the stage to ramble about children and do interpretive dances. They challenged the laws of decency, traveled in giant eggs, and got busted for faking the funk. From a famous fight and a ballsy boycott to one untimely passing, these are the 10 weirdest, wildest and most…

  14. Halestorm to Spend January Writing Third Album

    December 14, 2013 9:00 AM EST The proud road warriors of Halestorm are finally ready to hunker down in the studio again. Drummer Arejay Hale tells Billboard that after the hard rock group wraps up its current North American tour Sunday (Dec. 15) in Chicago and takes some time off for the holidays, Halestorm will be back…

  15. Kacey Musgraves Follows Her Arrow To The Desert In 'Follow Your Arrow' Video: Watch

    December 09, 2013 4:04 PM EST Kacey Musgraves' single "Follow Your Arrow" is an anthem with a resoundingly liberating message -- don't sweat others' perception, just follow your arrow, wherever it goes. Fittingly, the "Follow Your Arrow" music video is a loose affair, in which Musgraves…

  16. Does One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Follow The Boy Band Third-Album Trend?

    November 27, 2013 2:38 PM EST Revisiting the changes in sound and creative input on the third efforts by NKOTB, BSB, N' Sync & more. This week, British heartthrobs One Direction -- the most successful boy band in a decade by just about any standard -- release their third studio album, "Midnight Memories.…

  17. Ariana Grande, Big Sean Masquerade in 'Right There' Video: Watch

    October 30, 2013 10:53 AM EDT Ariana Grande is moving on to the third single from her No. 1 debut album "Yours Truly," and for the music video for her Big Sean collaboration "Right There," the 20-year-old hosts a modern-day masquerade ball, complete with flowing gowns, wacky masks and…

  18. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  19. Lady Gaga Shares 'Aura' Lyric Video, 'ARTPOP' Track List: Watch

    October 10, 2013 1:18 PM EDT The song titles on Gaga's highly anticipated new album were unveiled in... a mural! The Nov. 11 release date of Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album is quickly approaching, and days after releasing the Jeff Koons-helmed album artwork , the pop superstar has shared the lyric…

  20. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

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