1. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  2. Soundgarden to Perform All of 'Superunknown' at SXSW's iTunes Festival

    February 26, 2014 12:20 PM EST Two deluxe reissue packages also announced to celebrate the album's 20-year anniversary This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Soundgarden's Seattle grunge classic "Superunknown" and the Chris Cornell-led band is marking the occasion with a special performance at…

  3. Depeche Mode Cancels Tour Date in Ukraine Over 'Civil Unrest and Instability'

    February 24, 2014 6:57 PM EST Although the politically-charged violence that plagued Ukraine subsided over the weekend, Depeche Mode have no intentions of playing a concert this week in its capital city of Kiev, where much of the death and destruction was focused. Today, the band formally cancelled a concert scheduled for…

  4. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Split Up

    February 24, 2014 4:27 PM EST Robin Thicke's wife of nearly nine years, actress Paula Patton, announced plans to separate from the singer. "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time," reads the statement to  People Magazine . Thicke met…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Live Tribute DVD, Record Store Day EP Coming Soon

    February 24, 2014 12:23 PM EST MusiCares DVD captures last year's Person of the Year award ceremony, featuring 16 Springsteen classics covered by other famous musicians Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2013, earning him a star-studded tribute concert last February at Los Angeles&…

  6. Charlie Worsham Looks Back on Big Year, Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 21, 2014 7:16 PM EST The past twelve months have been an amazing time in the career of Charlie Worsham. “It’s been a really crazy year,” he admits to Billboard. “It’s hard to believe how much things change and evolve in a year’s time. From having a first single that did really well, and now having a second single…

  7. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 21, 2014 5:01 PM EST The "Frozen" soundtrack is about to meet "Titanic" in the history books. Industry sources forecast the "Frozen" album to sell around 85,000 copies in the tracking week ending on Sunday, February 23. That could be enough to secure the No. 1 slot on next week'…

  8. Glitch Mob Grabs Top Spot On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST The Glitch Mob arrives atop Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "Love Death Immortality," its first No. 1 on the tally. With 22,000 units scanned, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set by far surpasses the trio's (Justin Boreta, Ed Ma and Joshua Mayer)…

  9. Wiz Khalifa Talks 'Blacc Hollywood' & Hanging with Miley Cyrus: Watch

    February 21, 2014 1:45 PM EST Wiz Khalifa has a big year ahead of him -- a new album, headlining tour, and a host of intriguing collaborations. Billboard convinced him to take a break from chilling with Miley Cyrus in LA to stop by its New York studio for an in-person update.  "The music is pretty much there for the…

  10. Bubbling Under: Chainsmokers Get Their Shot With '#Selfie'

    February 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Chainsmokers, Snootie Wild and Sam Hunt   The Chainsmokers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, aka the Chainsmokers, debut on Hot Dance…

  11. Cole Swindell Scores First Hot Country Songs No. 1

    February 20, 2014 5:40 PM EST The singer reigns with "Chillin' It," his debut hit. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Frankie Ballard and Scotty McCreery, while a nearly five-year-old Carrie Underwood song surges thanks to a viral video Cole Swindell tops Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with his debut…

  12. Panic! At The Disco on Tour Video: Behind-The-Scenes Performance & Interview

    February 20, 2014 2:33 PM EST Billboard's "On The Road" series goes to South Beach for an intimate backstage look at a day in the life of Brendon Urie and company on tour, complete with an exclusive acoustic performance. What's it like to be a member of Panic! At The Disco on their 2014 headlining tour…

  13. 'The Smiths' at 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST As of Feb. 20, 2014, 54-year old Steven Patrick Morrissey is about to embark on a tour in support of an upcoming solo album , and remains one of the most iconic figures in modern rock music. Thrity years ago today, the idiosyncratic Mancunian took a major first step into the public eye…

  14. Pussy Riot Members Released From Custody in Sochi

    February 18, 2014 11:49 PM EST Meanwhile, a prison official is suing Tolokonnikova for libel; she stated that he "basically rules the prison" Sochi police have released ex-Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were detained earlier today and questioned about a robbery. This wasn'…

  15. Trisha Yearwood Touring ‘Just Because,' Writing Third Cookbook and Recording New Album

    February 18, 2014 4:05 PM EST In the past few years, Trisha Yearwood’s career has expanded from Grammy winning country chanteuse to best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning host of the Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” But when a fan recently posed the question online, “Are you done with music?” Yearwood…

  16. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  17. Miley Cyrus Kicks Off Sexy Bangerz Tour in Vancouver

    February 15, 2014 11:10 AM EST Vancouver residents were treated to hot, steamy Valentine's Day evening, courtesy of Miley Cyrus' long-anticipated Bangerz Tour. The 38-date arena tour began at Vancouver's Rogers Center last night, as Cyrus finally turned the fun and debauchery of her past year into a proper…

  18. Kanye West to Radio DJs: 'Shut the F--k Up!'

    February 14, 2014 4:30 PM EST Kanye West interrupted a performance of "Touch the Sky" at last night's performance in University Park, PA for what the critics would call a "rant" and what he's been known to call a "visionary stream of consciousness." Without warning, West cuts off…

  19. Pitchfork Music Fest: Beck, Kendrick Lamar & Neutral Milk Hotel Headlining

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM EST Surprising as it seems, there is now a major American festival not featuring Outkast this summer. Leave it to Pitchfork Music Festival to go against the grain, as today it announced its non-Andre 3000 and Big Boi headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Beck and a reunited Neutral Milk Hotel. Per usual,…

  20. Bubbling Under: Lake Street Dive Splashes Onto Billboard 200

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lake Street Dive, Wild Cub and Eric Bellinger   Lake Street Dive Having formed in 2005 at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music,…

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