1. Billboard Cover: Imagine Dragons on Being 'Atypical' Rock Stars, and Singer Dan Reynolds on His Depression Struggles and Conflicts With His Mormon Faith

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST At this year's Grammys, during which artists from Katy Perry to Beyoncé sang earnest devotionals, Imagine Dragons staged a bold experiment in how to promote an album: They performed live in a four-minute TV ad for Target. Using 22 cameras, music video director Jonas Akerlund…

  2. Terrace Martin on Kendrick Lamar's 'The Blacker the Berry' & Delivering a Message

    February 12, 2015 2:58 PM EST 'We don't give a f--- about record sales, first-week numbers [or] who's hot or not. We just want to touch somebody's soul.' An entire episode of Unsung could be dedicated to Terrace Martin . The producer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist has been key in strengthening his…

  3. Must-Hear Music Podcast: The Mowgli's Perform 'I'm Good,' Plus New Kendrick & Madonna

    February 12, 2015 9:39 AM EST On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast we were lucky to have sunny California alt-rockers The Mowgli's stop by Billboard's studio for an exclusive performance of their latest single, "I'm Good." The group also stuck around to talk about their second album, Kids…

  4. Azealia Banks Poses Nude for 'Playboy'

    February 11, 2015 4:24 PM EST On Wednesday (Feb. 11), Azealia Banks announced that she'll be on the cover of Playboy for their April music issue, which hits stands March 20. In a statement, Playboy said the rapper will pose nude and that her "frisky pictorial [is] sure to break the Internet."  Azealia Banks…

  5. Exclusive: WayHome Music and Arts Festival to Debut in Ontario This Summer, Aims for 'the Scale of Coachella'

    February 11, 2015 10:46 AM EST Inaugural event fo feature Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, Modest Mouse and Hozier. Canadian promoter/producer Republic Live will join forces with Bonnaroo co-producer AC Entertainment in launching the inaugural WayHome Music and Arts Festival, a three-day immersive destination fest, set…

  6. 2016 Grammys Fan Fiction: Taylor Swift, Kanye West & Album of the Year Redemption

    February 10, 2015 3:42 PM EST *Note: This is a completely fictional account of an event that has not yet occurred.   It's Feb. 14, 2016, and everyone is once again wondering what Kanye West is going to say. Win or lose, he's going to say something. If his seventh studio album actually pulls off an album of…

  7. Big Sean Previews 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album: 'I Want to Be the Best'

    February 10, 2015 2:58 PM EST From the mixed reception of his Hall of Fame album, to being overshadowed by Kendrick Lamar on "Control," Big Sean took some professional blows, but he's back to deliver what could very well be a game-changing studio album. Similar to how My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy…

  8. Watch Haim Perform 'Jungle Love' With Morris Day on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

    February 10, 2015 10:10 AM EST Yes, this is called Morris Day & the Haim. Those Haim ladies are turning into quite the show women. We saw them start off as a simple folk-rock band (pre Haim days) and now the sisters are taking their performance art to some zany new territory. Last night (Feb. 9) they appeared…

  9. Listen to Kendrick Lamar's Hard Hitting New Song, 'The Blacker The Berry'

    February 09, 2015 7:07 PM EST When Kendrick Lamar released "i" in September, he had some critics saying he'd gone soft on the poppy feel-good tune. But with his new single, "The Blacker The Berry," which he released Monday, surely K-Dot's going to silence some of those haters.  Schoolboy Q on…

  10. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to R&B Singer Preston Harris' 'Love Crazy' EP

    February 09, 2015 4:07 PM EST It's always been important for an artist to make a strong impression with a debut. After all, the music business isn't known for giving second chances. But in a world where infinite numbers of new tunes are just a click away, the stakes are higher: It's important to make a…

  11. Haim Talk Kendrick Lamar and Next Album on Grammys Red Carpet

    February 09, 2015 10:04 AM EST Billboard caught up with the band Haim on the red carpet at last night's Grammy Awards to chat about their next album and bumping into  Kendrick Lamar . Watch the interview below, and make sure to stick around until the end, when the three sisters invented a Grammy-jingle on the spot.…

  12. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  13. Taylor Swift Cries Tears of Joy Over Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2015 6:58 PM EST Kendrick Lamar has won two Grammys -- Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance -- for his single, "i," during the 2015 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8. He won both awards before the televised portion of the awards. The 57th Grammy Awards Taylor Swift -- on of Lamar's biggest…

  14. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  15. Director Hiro Murai Gives Behind-the-Scenes Story on His Surreal Videos for Childish Gambino, St. Vincent & More

    February 06, 2015 5:14 PM EST Hiro Murai, the 31-year-old music video director, is trying to explain how his imagination works. "I'll listen to a song so much that ideas start to form out of daydreaming. It's as if I'm reverse-scoring the track and building visuals around a specific beat or riff that&…

  16. Check Out Twitter's 2015 Grammy Predictions Map

    February 05, 2015 12:20 PM EST The Recording Academy has been working very closely with Twitter on building awareness and buzz around the 2015 Grammy Awards. On Dec. 5, prominent musicians, including Mark Ronson , Zedd and Vampire Weekend 's Ezra Koenig, used the platform's native video player to announce the…

  17. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    February 04, 2015 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  18. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

  19. Nicki Minaj, Drake, David Guetta Booked for London's Wireless Fest

    February 02, 2015 11:09 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Drake , David Guetta , Avicii and Kendrick Lamar will headline this year's Wireless Festival in London. The 10th annual edition of the event will once again take place in Finsbury Park in the British capital. It will use the name New Look Wireless this year. Drake, who was…

  20. Azealia Banks Isn't in Whiteface, She's an Ice Princess

    February 02, 2015 7:31 PM EST Azealia Banks stirred controversy Monday when she posted a photo of herself to Instagram with white makeup on her face, writing "#whiteface" as the caption.  When her followers responded with outrage, she laughed back on Twitter explaining she's becoming an "ice…

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