1. 10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

    July 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist. Many will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only five-octive powerhouses like Whitney could hit -- to put their own…

  2. G-Eazy, Linkin Park To Perform At MTV Fan Fest, mtvU Fandom Awards During Comic-Con (Exclusive)

    July 01, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Rising rapper G-Eazy, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed “Young Elvis” , will perform at MTV’s mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest during Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24 from San Diego’s Petco Park. G-Eazy joins a bill that also includes Linkin Park, with highlights to air during…

  3. Billboard + Twitter Real-Time Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week

    June 27, 2014 5:41 PM EDT The Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart tracks some of the newest releases being shared on Twitter, in real time. An emerging artist on Twitter is defined as an artist who has less than 50,000 Twitter followers and who has not appeared in the top 50 on the Billboard 100. Below are our…

  4. deadmau5, 'while(1 <2)': Track-By-Track Review

    June 17, 2014 4:20 PM EDT Joel Zimmerman – aka deadmau5 – has seen his fair share of strife and success in the two years since his last album release. From a tumultuous ended engagement with tattoo artist Kat Von D to a new record deal with Astralwerks, change has been the only constant for the globetrotting Canadian…

  5. Hardwell Unveils 'I Am Hardwell' North American Tour Dates

    June 17, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Heralded by cryptic “#HWTS” video screens in Times Square, Hardwell today announced the North American leg of his sold out “I Am Hardwell World Tour." Tomorrowland Announces Lineup & Stage Hosts: Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta and More “The whole world has watched this show…

  6. Ray Davies, Donovan, Gamble & Huff Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2014 1:57 PM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame is the Grammys of the publishing industry, the place where legendary songwriters and executives are honored and the titans of the industry mingle. Hey, there's Marty Bandier! Paul Williams! Willard Adritz! Ed Christman! And wow that guy looks just like ……

  7. G-Eazy Talks 'These Things Happen' Album; Releases A$AP Ferg Collaboration

    June 10, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Sold-out shows, screaming fans, big co-signs, but still no major-label deal: Is G-Eazy the next indie rap sensation? The teenagers spy him from across a coffee shop in San Francisco's SOMA district. "Excuse me. Are you G-Eazy?" The Berkeley, Calif.-bred rapper in the…

  8. Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons & More: Songwriters Hall of Famers on Writing Their Hits

    June 06, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The songwriters tell the stories behind penning The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," and more! The Songwriters Hall of Fame will recognize The Kinks' Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons'…

  9. CODE Guest Playlist: Crookers

    June 05, 2014 2:38 PM EDT With the recent release of his “Able to Maximize” remix package and a forthcoming full-length album later this year, Crookers has been especially busy as of late. CODE checked in with the Italian DJ/producer this week to hear what he’s been bumping in his headphones. Here are the eclectic…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Carissa Leigh Wants a 'Bad Boy'

    June 05, 2014 1:26 PM EDT It's a magical time for country newcomer Carissa Leigh: the Canada native has a new single, "Bad Boy," her first release in the U.S. "I'm one of those people that if I see an opportunity, I go for it," she tells Billboard. "Music has always been something I…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Jill & Julia Talk 'Wildfire' Single, Vegas Life

    May 29, 2014 5:05 PM EDT No pun intended, but the Nevada-based sister duo known as Jill and Julia have caused a "Wildfire" with their latest single. OK, that just happens to be the title of their brand new single release. The duo's Jill told The 615 that they are happy with the attention the song has…

  12. 615 Spotlight: Kelsey Waldon Hits 'The Goldmine'

    May 21, 2014 8:48 PM EDT Kelsey Waldon says that while her style of country offers a more traditional slant, she can certainly identify with many of the lyrics on the radio these days. She just chooses to go a different route.  "I definitely know about those things," she admits. "I grew up on a dirt…

  13. Josh Kaufman Wins 'The Voice' Season 6: Watch

    May 20, 2014 11:01 PM EDT After weeks of competition, the sixth season of "The Voice" was trimmed down to Blake Shelton's country teen Jake Worthington, Usher's soul man Josh Kaufman and Adam Levine's YouTube star Christina Grimmie. All three comeback kids performed their last competition…

  14. 615 Spotlight: Scott Coner Enlists Tanya Tucker, T. Graham Brown on New EP

    May 14, 2014 7:00 PM EDT Music has always been very important to Indiana native Scott Coner. The singer grew up in John Mellencamp country – near Seymour, which is also down the road from a very popular country music showplace. "I lived close to a place called the Little Nashville Opry in Brown County, Indiana.…

  15. 'The Voice' Recap: Final 3 Singers Revealed

    May 13, 2014 11:41 PM EDT Once again, the Instant Save was employed after noting which two singers had the top performances on Monday night and secured a spot in the finale: Blake Shelton's country singer, Jake Worthington, and Usher's soul man, Josh Kaufman, both of whom are the only two men left standing…

  16. Deadmau5 Reveals 'While (1 <2)' Release Date

    May 10, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Last night Deadmau5 revelealed a release date for his forthcoming seventh studio album, "While (1<2)," on his official website, reports N.Y.E.D.M. Deadmau5 Performs a 2-Hour Set, Live from His Studio: Watch "While (1<2)," programming code for "to loop…

  17. La Roux Teases New Music On Instagram: Listen

    May 09, 2014 10:39 AM EDT "And so we begin..." the London duo captions a post with a snippet of a new song. One month after La Roux announced a North American live return , the synth-pop group has hinted that there might be some new music to support on the tour dates. The "Bulletproof" duo has…

  18. Rich Homie Quan Denies He Had Seizures: 'I Fainted and Hit My Head'

    May 08, 2014 12:35 PM EDT In a statement, the rapper cites exhaustion and the Atlanta humidity -- and not drugs -- for his recent collapse in Atlanta On Tuesday afternoon, a day after his presence on XXL's Freshman Class cover was revealed, Rich Homie Quan came home to Atlanta to shoot the video for his single …

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 5 Revealed After Triple Elimination

    May 07, 2014 12:24 AM EDT “The Voice” continues to keep its singers -- and its at-home audience -- on their toes, as Tuesday night's episode sent home not one, not two, but three contestants. This week, remaining players were either in the top four and therefore safe, or in the bottom four and on the Twitter…

  20. 'The Voice' Recap: New Coaches In, Nervous Singers Out

    April 30, 2014 5:55 AM EDT   As "The Voice" continues to add coaches and mentors -- this week featured the industry mentorship of Crosby, Stills and Nash's Graham Nash and producers Busbee, Scott Hendricks and Natural, and the official announcement that both Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will take a…

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