1. Pharrell Williams to Perform on The Oscars

    February 04, 2014 11:45 AM EST After nabbing three Grammys and singingwith Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers during last month’s awards ceremony, Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has also served as a music consultant for the…

  2. Oscars: Academy Disqualifies Best Song Nominee 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

    January 29, 2014 7:02 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and current Music Branch executive committee member,…

  3. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  4. Beyonce’s Stylist Ty Hunter Talks GRAMMY Looks, Reveals Her Favorite Fashion Item

    January 28, 2014 6:30 PM EST Aside from Pharrell’s Vivienne Westwood hat, all eyes were on Beyonce at the 2014 Grammy Awards. From Her ultra sexy La Perla Spring 2013 performance number to her white sheer Michael Costello fishnet gown, Bey stole the show. That sexy wet performance will not soon be forgot. Those moves…

  5. Pharrell Enters Social 50 Thanks to 'Happy' Hit

    January 24, 2014 10:53 AM EST His new single, from 'Despicable Me 2,' spurs his debut. Plus, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira soar up the chart Pharrell Williams debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 43, thanks to the surging popularity of his single "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack.…

  6. U2 to Premiere 'Invisible' Song in Super Bowl Ad for (RED) and Bank of America

    January 23, 2014 3:28 PM EST U2 will premiere a new song, "Invisible," via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday's Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard , the song will set up U2's forthcoming album – a follow-up to 2009's "No…

  7. Will Smith, U2 Confirmed for Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premiere

    January 19, 2014 8:21 PM EST When Jimmy Fallon's reign as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" begins next month, he'll have a fairly worthy duo of guests to help ring in his premiere: Will Smith and U2. In a release today (Jan. 19), NBC confirmed that the actor/rapper will be featured as a guest…

  8. Oscars: 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Singer Dismisses Critics of Surprise Nomination

    January 18, 2014 8:59 AM EST Joni Eareckson Tada says allegations of backroom dealings by the song's well-connected writers are false and insists no one "pushed their influence." As a mini-controversy develops about an Oscar-nominated song from a micro-budget Christian film called 'Alone Yet Not…

  9. Oscars: Surprise Song Nom 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Riles Up Contenders

    January 17, 2014 9:29 AM EST How did a song few people have heard in a movie nearly no one has seen beat out Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Beyonce and Jay Z for an Oscar nomination? "I can't figure any of this shit out with the music branch," said someone who missed out on a best original song Oscar…

  10. Pharrell ‘Speechless’ Ahead of Oscars, GRAMMY Awards

    January 17, 2014 1:19 AM EST A week before his big night at the Grammy Awards, Pharrell is happy — and speechless — over his Oscar nomination. The producer-rapper-singer's "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is nominated for best original song. "Uh, speechless," Pharrell…

  11. Pharrell, U2, Karen O Score Oscar Nominations

    January 16, 2014 9:35 AM EST "Frozen" highlight "Let It Go" also scores an Academy Award nod. U2, Pharrell Williams and the bassist of Arcade Fire are all contending for trophies at the 86th annual Academy Awards -- as is a film about the singers who sang the oohs, ahs and la-la-las on thousands of…

  12. Pusha T Announces, 'Clipse Working on New Album'

    January 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Pusha takes to Facebook to confirm rumors sparked by a photo of the Neptunes he tweeted Jan. 2 Long-running rumors of a Clipse reunion just got a lot more credible. Yesterday (Jan. 7) evening, Pusha T posted "Clipse working on a new album" to his official Facebook page , linking to…

  13. TG Sheppard, Kelly Lang Tackle 'Iconic Duets'

    December 17, 2013 11:08 AM EST TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang have been married since 2007. In the years since their nuptials, many of their fans have been asking about a possible duets record. The two have obliged those requests with the release of "Iconic Duets" -- a collection that features their take on many…

  14. Judge Finalizes Jack White, Karen Elson Divorce

    December 12, 2013 7:50 PM EST A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson. Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple's two children and White…

  15. Documentary on J.D. Fortune, One-Time INXS Singer, Gets World Premiere

    November 06, 2013 2:21 AM EST Former INXS lead singer J.D. Fortune had his glorious highs and crushing lows as the frontman for the Aussie rockers. But the Canadian musician's lower lows are the subject of Andrew Nisker's rock doc Chasing Fortune, set for its world premiere in Toronto on Nov. 11, with Fortune…

  16. August Alsina Feels the 'Luv' on R&B Charts With Debut Single

    October 28, 2013 12:30 PM EDT "Raw honesty." That's what convinced Island Def Jam executive VP/head of A&R Karen Kwak to sign New Orleans native August Alsina. Now the 21-year-old singer/songwriter's unflinching style is attracting national attention. Alsina recently earned his first Billboard…

  17. Drake Celebrates Birthday With Emotional Toronto Show: Live Review

    October 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Drake is not the type of person to say, "Birthdays? Nah, I don't like to celebrate my birthday."  Even non-diehard fans of the Toronto-born rapper know his birthday is in October — October 24, to be exact. His company brand is OVO, an acronym for October's Very Own,…

  18. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  19. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  20. Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White, Talks Gospel Music and More at Her Ranch

    September 03, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Roughly 70 miles from Nashville on Saturday night proved to be a blast back in time, as the legendary Loretta Lynn captivated a Labor Day weekend crowd at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. It was definitely a special night for the singer, in more ways than one. The Country Music Hall…

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