1. Johnny Cash's 'Lost' Album: Son John Carter Cash Shares the Story of 'Out Among The Stars'

    March 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT On the shelves of his former label Columbia since 1984, Johnny Cash's "lost" album "Out Among The Stars" has finally been released, via Sony Legacy. Despite its long, rocky road to an official release, "Stars" holds up among Cash's best work -- even if…

  2. Fantasia Returning to Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    March 20, 2014 8:25 PM EDT After helping to fuel rave reviews when the show opened last November, Fantasia Barrino will be back on Broadway for a second stint as guest star of "After Midnight," the sultry song-and-dance tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Evoking the wild nights of…

  3. K.D. Lang On Her Broadway Debut: It’s a ‘Dream Come True’

    March 13, 2014 12:16 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang says making her Broadway debut was "a dream come true" and its effects on her music will be "profound." Lang took over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating…

  4. Bubbling Under: Broods' 'Bridges' Crosses To Radio

    February 28, 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: Broods, Hozier and KES Broods Auckland, New Zealand, brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) close in on the Alternative Songs…

  5. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  6. Vanessa Williams To Join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    February 19, 2014 11:41 PM EST Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight. The actress, singer and former Miss America watched the matinee performance of "After Midnight" on Wednesday and then broke it to the cast backstage that she has signed up for a stint in the Broadway show celebrating Duke Ellington&…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Nas to Be Honored at Vibe Impact Awards

    January 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum rapper Nas will be the honoree at Vibe magazine’s second annual Impact Awards. The pre-Grammy, invitation-only gala will be held Jan. 24 at a private location in downtown Los Angeles. Additional details will be announced closer to the gala date.…

  11. Aretha Franklin Recording Album of Classics From Fellow Iconic Female Singers

    December 20, 2013 8:40 AM EST Franklin is working on a "concept" album with Babyface, Don Was and Clive Davis. "They're records that, musically, I respected and that I liked a lot and that I would love to have one go-'round with" The Queen of Soul plans to give the royal treatment to some…

  12. Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights

    November 20, 2013 11:43 AM EST Watch the AMAs Red Carpet Show Live Tonight at 5PM ET Along with planned performances from Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and many more and Rihanna set to receive the 'AMA Icon award' , the 2013 American Music Awards this Sunday (Nov. 24…

  13. Colbie Caillat Talks 'Game Changer' New Single, 'Hold On'

    November 19, 2013 4:20 PM EST "I'm so impatient I just want it to be out already," pop singer-songwriter says of the follow-up to 2011 album "All Of You." Colbie Caillat was supposed to have her fourth album out by now, but an abundance of material kept getting in the way. "The hardest part…

  14. Ariana Grande Updates 'Last Christmas' For First Holiday Release: Listen

    November 19, 2013 11:18 AM EST Ariana Grande has opted to put a thoroughly modern R&B spin on Wham!'s holiday staple "Last Christmas" as the first entry in her Christmas song release series. Listen below: The iconic refrain of "Last Christmas" remains in Grande's update, with some…

  15. Aretha Franklin Talks 'Rough' Side Effects From Treatments for Illness

    October 17, 2013 8:19 AM EDT Aretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition. The 71-year-old singer sat at a piano Wednesday inside a Westin hotel in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. She sang Etta James' "At Last" and told reporters she'…

  16. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  17. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  18. Toni Braxton, Babyface Reunite For Duet Album

    July 11, 2013 3:44 PM EDT News of Toni Braxton retiring from music may have come prematurely. The singer-songwriter has announced that she will team up with legendary singer-songwriter, producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds for a duet album slated for the fall.  The Grammy Award-winning musicians are no…

  19. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. In addition to becoming a wife and mother,…

  20. Sex Pistols' John Lydon on Turning Down the Olympics

    May 03, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you censor the words of any one song, you're killing the honesty and I couldn't tolerate that" The Summer Olympics Games organizers in London weren't about to allow the Sex Pistols any anarchy in the U.K., so the famed punk band, unsurprisingly, chose not to play…

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