1. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  2. 'Now 49' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 12, 2014 11:00 AM EST After a two-week rule of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 -- and four weeks atop the list overall -- the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside, letting the new "Now 49" hits compilation open atop the list. "Now 49" debuts with 98,000 copies sold in the week…

  3. Dolly Parton to Release 'Blue Smoke' Album

    February 11, 2014 1:08 PM EST Dolly Parton represents many things to different people, and the Country Music Hall of Fame member says her upcoming release is a reflection of her varied musical sides. The singer will release "Blue Smoke" on May 13 for Sony Music Masterworks in partnership with her own Dolly…

  4. Marty Stuart, Fabulous Superlatives Shine on Staples, Deep Cuts: Live Review

    February 10, 2014 9:58 PM EST Country stars dive into catalog at Nashville show Going to a Marty Stuart show is somewhat of a different experience than most country music concerts. Hit records aren’t necessarily front and center. Friday night’s show at the Franklin Theatre was ample proof of this. Stuart didn’t ignore his…

  5. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville just after the…

  6. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  7. Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes Show Grammy Growth On Country Charts

    February 06, 2014 4:05 PM EST The singers translate Grammy Awards exposure into sizable chart gains. Plus, moves for Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves&…

  8. The Beatles' U.S. Invasion: 28 Stars Discuss The Fab Four's 50th Anniversary (Video)

    February 06, 2014 4:00 PM EST A genre-spanning assortment of musicians from Ed Sheeran to Willie Nelson discuss favorite Beatles moments and memories. It's no secret that the Beatles have been a massive force and influence on music for generations, and their arrival in the U.S. 50 years ago on Feb. 7, 1964 and…

  9. Movement Detroit Announces Second Phase of Lineup: Exclusive

    February 05, 2014 11:41 AM EST Movement, Detroit’s long-running electronic music festival, announces the second phase of its roster today, adding Baauer, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Tourist and more to a previously announced list that includes Pete Tong, Jamie Jones, Richie…

  10. Toni Braxton Reunites With 'Musical Husband' Babyface on Duets Album: Q&A

    February 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST "We broke up and got back together," Braxton says of Babyface. The R&B duo talks "Love, Marriage & Divorce" with Billboard They first sang together on the 1992 R&B/pop hit "Give U My Heart" from the "Boomerang" soundtrack. Now Toni…

  11. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They still can&…

  12. Country GRAMMY: Kacey Musgraves Wins Big, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Perform

    January 27, 2014 1:22 AM EST The country music portion of the 56th GRAMMY Awards featured some strong performances and winners that definitely didn’t push the shock button, but featured some deserving recipients nonetheless.  The big winner of the night was Kacey Musgraves, who continues to impress the critics. The…

  13. Top 10 Best GRAMMY 2014 Moments: Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Beyonce and More

    January 27, 2014 1:07 AM EST The 56th GRAMMYs provided both the expected and unexpected. Sure, Jay Z was an announced performer, but who knew he'd say the funniest line of the night. Taylor Swift sat at the piano for her entire time on stage, but somehow still stole the show with her dance moves. And there were…

  14. Pharrell's Mountie Hat at GRAMMY Awards Is a Hit on Twitter

    January 26, 2014 9:49 PM EST This year's Grammys carpet is surprisingly polished, with the likes of Anna Faris, P!nk and Alicia Keys sporting simple, glamorous gowns usually reserved for non-music related red carpets. But one, uh, interesting fashion spot of the night -- and, quite possibly, in Grammys history --…

  15. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set today (Jan. 25) to Billboard, but had no…

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

    January 21, 2014 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…

  17. Shinedown's Smith & Myers Go 'Acoustic' on New EP; Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 21, 2014 1:00 PM EST The duo recorded acoustic versions of classic songs for an EP due out Jan. 28; Watch the premiere of The Clash's "London Calling" While Shinedown occupies itself making a new album and film, frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will give fans something to tide them…

  18. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  19. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  20. Luke Bryan's 'Beer' Hops To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    January 16, 2014 8:32 PM EST The singer scores his sixth leader on the list. Plus, notable moves for Florida Georgia Line, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale and more Luke Bryan scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Drink a Beer," which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for…

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