1. Bill Cosby's Attorney Says New Lawsuit Follows Extortion Attempt

    December 05, 2014 1:11 AM EST A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday. Attorney Martin Singer wrote in the filing that the lawsuit by…

  2. Darrell Issa to Chair House Subcommittee Overseeing Copyright & Internet

    December 04, 2014 8:25 PM EST Rep. Darrell Issa was named chairman of a House subcommittee important to the entertainment and Internet industries. The California Republican will take the place of retiring Howard Coble in leading the House Subcommittee on the Internet, Courts and Intellectual Property when the next…

  3. Tanya Tucker Calls Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit 'Overwhelming'

    December 04, 2014 6:44 PM EST When she first heard that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was interested in featuring an exhibit based on her career, Tanya Tucker says she had her doubts -- at first. "I thought it might have been a little premature because I had taken a few years off. With losing both of my…

  4. Song Suffragettes Provides Boost for Young Female Country Artists in Nashville

    December 04, 2014 12:06 PM EST Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for young women in country music, Nashville-based production company Todd Cassetty Welding Service set out to do something about it. Early this year, the company began auditioning female singer-songwriters and in March launched a weekly live show,…

  5. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide

    December 03, 2014 6:40 PM EST FKA Twigs, Miguel, Theophilus London, James Blake & more artists provide a musical backdrop to the Miami art fest. An estimated 70,000 global visitors will descend on southern Florida this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, a socialite smorgasbord of contemporary art shows, forward…

  6. Maná Added to Rock in Rio USA Lineup

    December 03, 2014 5:15 PM EST The Mexican rock band is the first announced Spanish-language act for the Las Vegas fest. Mexican rock group Maná will perform at Rock in Rio USA . The Latin music superstars are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take…

  7. Jennifer Lawrence Debuts on Hot 100: 'The Hanging Tree' Bows at No. 12

    December 03, 2014 4:22 PM EST 0 The Oscar-winning actress charts her first hit, from 'Mockingjay, Part 1.' Jennifer Lawrence adds another honor to her already impressive resume: the Academy Award-winning actress scores her first entry on a Billboard chart, as "The Hanging Tree" debuts on…

  8. Gaby Moreno's 'Posada': An Instant Latin Christmas Classic

    December 03, 2014 2:54 PM EST Gospel, soul & acoustic sounds from singer's roots revive a set of traditional holiday songs. As quietly as making angels in the snow, the soulful Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno has gone and recorded a praise-worthy Christmas album that could well become a Latin holiday classic. On…

  9. Bill Cosby Lawsuit Claims Underage Sexual Abuse

    December 02, 2014 9:50 PM EST Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday (Dec. 2) by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. Judy Huth's sexual battery lawsuit does not specify how much she is seeking from Cosby, who has been…

  10. The Chemical Brothers to Bring New Music, Live Show to Sónar 2015

    December 01, 2014 10:30 AM EST First artists for Barcelona electronic festival announced; 7 international editions planned within next year. The Chemical Brothers are promising “an intense ride” at Barcelona’s Sónar 2015. “We hope to amaze ourselves,” the duo's Tom Rowlands said in an announcement listing the first…

  11. Jennifer Lawrence's ‘The Hanging Tree’ Nabs Top 20 Debuts in U.K., Australia

    November 30, 2014 11:15 PM EST Jennifer Lawrence : Oscar-winner, philanthropist and now top-20 pop star. The actress’ recording of "The Hanging Tree" has landed at No. 14 on the  Official U.K. Singles Chart , published Sunday, and it's new at No. 12 on ARIA's Australian Top 50 Singles Chart . The song…

  12. Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hanging Tree' Heading for Hot 100 Chart Debut

    November 29, 2014 3:00 PM EST Jennifer Lawrence is aiming to score her first hit single on Billboard's charts. The Academy Award-winning actress is heading for the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "The Hanging Tree," from her film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I . Listen…

  13. Mexico City’s Vive Latino 2015 Lineup: Robert Plant, Caifanes & Dave Matthews Band Among Headliners

    November 28, 2014 2:00 PM EST Robert Plant, Caifanes, Dave Matthews Band, Molotov, Brandon Flowers to headline massive festival Robert Plant , Caifanes , Dave Matthews Band , Molotov and Brandon Flowers will headline Vive Latino in Mexico City, set for March 13-15, 2015, at the Foro Sol. Tickets for the massive annual…

  14. Ex-Soda Stereo Drummer Charly Alberti's R21 Foundation Partners with NRDC on U.S. Environmental Education

    November 28, 2014 10:47 AM EST The Argentine drummer's R21 Foundation has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to support environmental education for Spanish-speaking youth. Charly Alberti ’s R21 Foundation uses the former Soda Stereo drummer’s rock star appeal to educate young people in Latin…

  15. Vicentico Talks Recording With Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Upcoming Tours

    November 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman talks new solo album, band's 30th anniversary Vicentico 's new album, Último Acto , revisits some of the raw-voiced Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman’s best-known songs. But there are surprises. Willie Nelson collaborates on a new version of “Sólo un…

  16. David Bisbal Debuts New Song 'Closer Tonight' in Bubbly Freixenet's New Year's Eve Ad

    November 26, 2014 10:30 AM EST Spanish pop star David Bisbal has debuted his swinging new English-language song “Closer Tonight” in a New Year's Eve ad for Freixenet bubbly. The track with a jazz hot vibe will be included on a gold edition of his album Tu y Yo , set for Dec. 9. David Bisbal Surprises Fan With Ride…

  17. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 MAX MARTIN SCORES ANOTHER No. 1 @gthot20 Why no mention of…

  18. Song Premiere: Amigos Invisibles' Jose Luis Pardo Does Shakira

    November 24, 2014 4:15 PM EST Listen to tropi-pop dance version of "Buscando un Poco de Amor" Get out your air bongos and turn up the volume on your hairbrush! On his new sing-along set, Música Moderna , José Luis Pardo infuses Latin pop classics like Luis Miguel’s “Cómo Es Posible Que a Mi Lado” and Enanitos…

  19. Listen to Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Folk Ballad, 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 21, 2014 9:12 PM EST Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen's haunting folk song, "The Hanging Tree," is now streaming online as it will appear on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 score album. Jennifer Lawrence , who plays Everdeen in the film series, sings the song over arrangement by…

  20. Spanish Star Isabel Pantoja Enters Prison

    November 21, 2014 8:18 AM EST Singer and pop-culture icon starts two-year term for money laundering. Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja stepped out of a gray Mercedes and entered the gates of a women’s prison near Seville early on Friday morning. The artist known throughout Spain and Latin America as one of the all-time…

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