1. Exclusive: San E & 13 International Rappers Team Up for '#HipHopIsHipHop' Charity Single

    February 27, 2015 5:50 PM EST In a day when the question "what is real rap?" stirs heated debates on the regular, an international team of 14 rappers are here to declare that "hip-hop is hip-hop." Billboard  is excited to exclusively reveal that  San E  has enlisted 13 fellow MCs from around the world…

  2. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  3. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Song Category

    February 20, 2015 2:45 PM EST A year ago, the biggest contemporary stars on the Oscar telecast were two of the original song nominees, "Let it Go" and "Happy." This year, you'd be hard-pressed to find one person who could hum two of the nominated melodies. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage…

  4. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  5. Zooey Deschanel Talks She & Him, 'New Girl' Season 4 & Pregnancy Discretion

    February 18, 2015 10:32 PM EST A lot of big news has come out of New Girl lately. On camera, viewers can expect to bid adieu to actor Damon Wayans Jr. (again) at the season's end. And behind the scenes, star Zooey Deschanel announced she's expecting the arrival of her first child. The latter obviously will not…

  6. Songwriter Diane Warren Slams Rita Ora, Label for Not Promoting Oscar-Nominated Song

    February 13, 2015 11:30 AM EST The Hollywood Reporter 's inaugural Oscar Song Summit, hosted by Scott Feinberg on Feb. 2 immediately following the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, was for the most part a convivial affair, until Diane Warren lashed out at (an absent) Rita Ora . The 24-year-old British newcomer sings Warren&…

  7. The 2015 Grammys: Best and Worst Moments

    February 09, 2015 1:32 AM EST Now that the 57th Grammy Awards have sunk in, we give you the best and worst of the night. From performances (great and bad), to controversial calls, to pure WTF moments, here are the story lines that are likely to have people talking. BEST MOMENTS: Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage 1.…

  8. Which Country Stars Will Walk Away With Grammys? Read Our Predictions

    February 06, 2015 5:36 PM EST Which country artists will reign supreme at the 57 th Annual Grammy Awards? Read on to find out our predictions for who will take home Grammy gold in the major categories -- from best country album to best country song.  Grammys 2015: The Lowdown on the Country Music Nominations Best Country…

  9. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners heading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she's…

  10. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  11. 2015 Oscar Nominations: Nods for Common & John Legend, But Nothing for Lorde

    January 15, 2015 9:36 AM EST Two songs that provide the musical backbone of their respective films will be competing for the 87th annual Academy Awards' best original song Oscar, along with Golden Globe winner "Glory," the final recording from Glen Campbell , and a Diane Warren song. The two songs …

  12. Justin Bieber Breaks Foot, Possibly Ends Feud With Drake Bell

    January 06, 2015 11:51 AM EST Justin Bieber won't be able to perform skateboard tricks like these for a little while. While playing soccer on vacation in the Caribbean this past weekend, the singer sustained a freak accident and broke his foot. Bieber was celebrating the new year at the the Parrot Cay private…

  13. Cloud Control's Bass Player Quits to Pursue 'Civilian Life'

    January 05, 2015 6:04 AM EST Cloud Control's founding bass player Jeremy Kelshaw has left the band citing a desire for a "return to civilian life." In a post on Facebook, Kelshaw says he's departing the award-winning group in good spirits, and he thanks his fellow bandmembers -- Alister Wright,…

  14. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:03 PM EST BEST LATIN POP ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Tangos Ruben Blades Label: Sunnyside Salsa icon Ruben Blades refashioned his greatest hits including "Pedro Navaja" and "Pablo Pueblo" as tangos with help from Argentine musicians. The resulting album, on indie Sunnyside…

  15. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Country Song and Country Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 2:12 PM EST BEST COUNTRY SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "American Kids" Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally Artist: Kenny Chesney Publishers: Big Red Toe/Big Loud Bucks/Farm Town Songs/Universal Music/Smack Ink/Songs of Universal/Creative Nation/Twangin and Slangin Songs From:…

  16. 'School of Rock' Graduates to Broadway

    December 22, 2014 12:53 AM EST In the words of Dewey Finn : "God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass." That failed rock star, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and attempts to form a band out of his class, will become the protagonist of the Broadway-bound School of Rock -…

  17. Op-Ed: Why 'Dad Rock' Became 2014's Put-Down Du Jour (Sorry, Bruce and U2)

    December 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST The first time Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy , 47, heard the phrase “dad rock,” he was reading a Pitchfork review of his band’s 2007 album, Sky Blue Sky , which a writer said “nakedly exposes the dad-rock gene Wilco has always carried but courageously attempted to disguise.” This was followed by…

  18. Grammys 2015: The Lowdown on the Country Music Nominations

    December 05, 2014 6:22 PM EST The nominees in the country field for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are interesting names among the contenders. The decision to scale back on the number of categories a few years ago by NARAS led many to believe that the organization was looking to increase…

  19. Iggy Azalea's Reps Tried to Quash Racy Footage of Her Wardrobe Malfunction

    November 29, 2014 2:01 PM EST Iggy Azalea 's recent wardrobe malfunction at the L.A. bar mitzvah for Julian Kemper, son of realtor Ross Hilton Kemper and Kirk Kerkorian's daughter Linda, has left an impression. Iggy Azalea Tears Her Pants, Possibly Flashes Some Skin at Bar Mitzvah While Azalea was performing…

  20. Tink, Hudson Mohawke & Julian Jordan: Emerging Picks of the Week

    November 26, 2014 2:29 PM EST Heading into this Thanksgiving weekend, Billboard offers a triple play of tracks to check out, all of which debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Be sure to give them a listen, and check back next week for a new set of selections. “Movin Bass,” Tink Though Tink…

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