1. Beck Thanks Capitol Records for Grammy Wins With Waffle Breakfast

    February 12, 2015 8:49 PM EST After coming away from The Grammys last weekend with both Best Rock Album and Album of the Year honors for Morning Phase , Beck  is thanking the Capitol Records staff with a waffle breakfast Friday morning.  Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too In a message…

  2. How Live Nation & Nederlander/AEG's Battle for the Greek Became a Political Time Bomb

    February 12, 2015 8:09 PM EST Wednesday's Los Angeles City Council meeting to vote on the recommendation for Live Nation to run the Greek Theatre perfectly illustrated the adage that democracy is messy. Even before the legislators voted on the thorny and extremely politicized issue at hand, the council considered…

  3. Bob Dylan Announces Monthlong Spring Tour

    February 12, 2015 8:07 PM EST Bob Dylan will be hitting the road in April for a month of shows supporting his new album, Shadows in the Night .  Elvis Costello Hails Bob Dylan's Latest As 'One of the Greatest Records He's Ever Made' On Thursday music icon announced the 19-city trek, which starts with…

  4. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons Imagine Dragons Aren't Your Typical Rock Stars

    February 12, 2015 8:00 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Billboard's latest cover stars Imagine Dragons aren't your typical rock band for a lot of reasons. For starters, they're really, really successful. They're one of only two rock bands with at least three top 40 hits since…

  5. Watch Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Turn to Puppets in 'Let Me Be Your Lover' Video

    February 12, 2015 7:31 PM EST For their new "Let Me Be Your Lover" video, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull hit the streets looking to party. But it's not quite what you'd expect.  Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno and Gente D' Zona Sued Over 'Bailando' In the clip the dynamic duo take the…

  6. Exclusive: Watch 'American Idol' Alum Casey Abrams Host a Backyard Jam

    February 12, 2015 7:00 PM EST The season 10 singer recruits fellow alums of the Fox show for a fireside sing-along. Casey Abrams is celebrating his birthday with the release of a new video: a Laurel Canyon-esque version of his song "Great Bright Morning" (from his self-titled 2012 debut album) with his chosen …

  7. 'Uptown Funk' Remix: Action Bronson Joins Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

    February 12, 2015 6:50 PM EST Mark Ronson joined New York's HOT 97 Thursday morning and shared a radio-exclusive "Uptown Funk" remix with a guest verse from Queens heavyweight hip-hop hero Action Bronson . Watch Barack Obama Sing 'Uptown Funk' in Mashup Video Ronson mentioned on-air that the remix…

  8. Mike Rutherford on 'Living Years' Memoir & Bringing Genesis Back Together

    February 12, 2015 6:48 PM EST The death of Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford's father inspired "The Living Years," the biggest hit by his other band, Mike + the Mechanics . But Crawford Rutherford's life is what prompted his son to write The Living Years: The First Genesis Memoir , which was just…

  9. Super Junior Member & 'Wednesday Dining' Host Heechul Reveals Favorite Korean Food

    February 12, 2015 6:45 PM EST Like most K-pop singers, Heechul's star power extends further than the stage. The Super Junior member recently joined new Korean food talk show Wednesday Dining   that is a TV dream for foreign foodies. The program explores renowned restaurants, exquisite cuisine and unique recipes of…

  10. Étienne de Crécy Talks Third 'Super Discount' Album, North American Tour

    February 12, 2015 6:41 PM EST Étienne de Crécy still has the French Touch. Two decades ago, the Lyon native was instrumental in advancing the funk-infused sound that helped inspire contemporary artists like Madeon and Oliver through his releases as Motorbass (with Philippe Zdar of Cassius ) and solo material. Go On the…

  11. Kanye West Unveils New Song, 'Wolves,' Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia: Listen

    February 12, 2015 5:43 PM EST Kanye West has unveiled a new song, "Wolves," during a New York presentation of his new Adidas show, the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, on Thursday (Feb. 12). "Wolves," featuring Vic Mensa and Sia , will be the first song on West's as-yet-untitled new album. Listen to the…

  12. Exclusive Premiere: Kristin Diable's 'True Devotion'

    February 12, 2015 5:18 PM EST Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Kristin Diable has seen it all -- from a variety of locations, ranging from her native Louisiana to New York, where she also spent a great deal of time. All those influences come to light in her evocative new album, Create Your Own Mythology, which will…

  13. Ten Years Ago, the Digital Download Era Began on the Hot 100

    February 12, 2015 5:15 PM EST On Feb. 12, 2005, digital sales began contributing to the chart, returning balance – and a bigger consumer voice – that has remained since. It was a landmark move when it was announced and remains one of the key steps in the evolution of the Billboard Hot 100: 10 years ago today, on the chart…

  14. Visage Singer Steve Strange Dies at 55

    February 12, 2015 5:00 PM EST Steve Strange, the Welsh lead singer of '80s outfit Visage, has died of a heart attack at 55, according to the BBC. He passed away in his sleep at a hospital in Egypt.  "His family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death," a rep…

  15. Ismael Miranda Lands First Tropical Songs No. 1 in a Decade

    February 12, 2015 4:59 PM EST 'I have been representing this genre for over 45 years, and salsa is here to stay.' Salsa singer Ismael Miranda crowns the Tropical Songs chart with "Son 45," earning his second No. 1 on the airplay list and his first in a decade. The track rises 5-1 in its 15th week with…

  16. Dance Site Do Androids Dance to Merge with Complex

    February 12, 2015 4:53 PM EST "EDM has cross-pollinated with hip hop," said Rich Antoniello, CEO and co-founder of Complex Media, which owns Do Androids Dance. "It's a lifestyle topic now." The EDM blog Do Androids Dance today  announced that it will shut down after two years. Facebook and Twitter…

  17. Hardwell Discusses Debut Album: 'I Didn't Jump On Any Bandwagon Deep House Trends'

    February 12, 2015 4:51 PM EST Dutch superstar opens up about the state of mainstream dance music & making 'United We Are' on his own terms. When Hardwell released his first artist album United We Are last month, expectations were understandably high. Hardwell Rocks Madison Square Garden: Exclusive Behind-the…

  18. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's 'FourFiveSeconds' Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 12, 2015 4:29 PM EST The ascent gives McCartney a new chart record: longest span between No. 1s. Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney 's "FourFiveSeconds" makes big news on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as the song steps 2-1, taking both Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors. The climb gives Rihanna…

  19. Sam Hunt Scores Second No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Heartland Returns

    February 12, 2015 4:13 PM EST Hunt is the first artist to arrive with back-to-back No. 1s since 2012; plus, Heartland's 2006 hit 'I Loved Her First' is back thanks to viral video clicks. Sam Hunt nabs his second straight leader on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart with "Take Your Time" (5…

  20. Florence + the Machine Shares New Song/Music Video, Announces New Album Details

    February 12, 2015 3:30 PM EST New album 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful' is out June 2 on Republic. New music from Florence + the Machine is here. After teasing us with a nearly instrumental track earlier this week, on Thursday (Feb. 12), Florence Welch announced plans for her third studio album and…

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