1. Jack & Jack, John Legend, Common & Rihanna: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 38

    February 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is joined by Jack &…

  2. Sleater-Kinney Returns to New York, Rocks Through Past and Present: Live Review

    February 27, 2015 12:51 PM EST The Sleater-Kinney 2015 reunion extravaganza rolled on last night (Feb. 26), with the first of two sold-out shows at New York's Terminal 5, a venue far larger than what the trio would have played prior to its 2006 split. S-K's power goes beyond the goodwill of having them back --…

  3. Exclusive: Watch Randy Jackson-Managed Band North Of Nine Play Live In The Studio

    February 27, 2015 11:58 AM EST Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson has worked with most of the best performers of the last 30 years -- Mariah Carey ,  Whitney Houston , Aretha Franklin , Bruce Springsteen  and Madonna . He sees something missing in the modern musical climate, what he calls "old-school, old…

  4. Guest Post: Here's a Plan to Achieve Equal and Transparent Streaming for All

    February 26, 2015 12:38 PM EST Legal streaming is something I had been awaiting for years as a music fan. It took our industry over a decade to finally release platforms that are seamless for consumer use as opposed to suing fans in the Napster era. As I'm all about things that make sense, as a fan, I couldn't…

  5. Martin Mills and Brian Message Take On Major Labels, Billboard 200 in Launch of Plan to Save Music Retail

    February 26, 2015 7:57 AM EST Less than a week after umbrella trade body UK Music launched a five-point policy plan to develop the music business, Britain's Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has followed suit with its own manifesto for growth. Supported by Beggars Group founder and chairman Martin Mills and…

  6. Academy Awards-Related Music Sales Up by 184 Percent In Wake of Oscars

    February 25, 2015 11:00 AM EST Oscar-winner 'Glory' gains by 82 percent for its best sales week yet. Music featured in the 87th Academy Awards (Feb. 22) earned a 184 percent sales gain in the week ending the day of the awards, according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, the nominees for best original song (and…

  7. Kelly Clarkson Was Joking About People Turning Her Down, John Legend Duet Coming Soon

    February 24, 2015 12:45 PM EST Humor can sometimes get lost in translation during interviews. Case in point: Kelly Clarkson is not a music industry pariah that other singers avoid like the plague. In fact, she has a collaboration with Oscar winner John Legend dropping tomorrow (Feb. 25). The "Heartbeat Song"…

  8. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  9. Country Duo Love And Theft Talk Being Dropped By Their Label: 'We're Still Hoping They Might Do the Right Thing'

    February 23, 2015 4:40 PM EST This story was updated on Feb. 24 to include comments from Sony Music Nashville chief executive Gary Overton, at bottom. Love And Theft recently released their third album, Whiskey On My Breath , which debuted at No. 26 on the Top Country Albums chart. But getting this record out wasn't…

  10. Oscars 2015: Adam Levine Tops Rita Ora, John Legend for Most Shazamed Performance

    February 23, 2015 11:18 AM EST The 87th Academy Awards had a little bit of everything: stunning fashion , rousing speeches , the host's package , not- Joan Rivers and of course, awkward John Travolta . It also benefited greatly, as all award shows tend to these days, to big-and-bold musical performances throughout the…

  11. Christina Aguilera Talks Returning to 'The Voice,' Guesting on 'Nashville'

    February 23, 2015 10:30 AM EST The Voice is back for its eighth season Monday, and with it comes the return of original coach Christina Aguilera. Aguilera -- who gave birth to her daughter while she sat out of coaching the singing competition's sixth and seventh seasons -- hasn't been completely gone the whole…

  12. Inside Former CEO Jeff Price's Ouster from TuneCore: 'A Tale of Betrayal and Ego'

    February 23, 2015 10:06 AM EST Legal documents outline the much-speculated-on ouster of co-founder and former TuneCore CEO Jeff Price. A lawsuit over severance pay filed by TuneCore co-founder and former CEO Jeff Price against the online music distribution service sheds some light on how the innovative but controversial…

  13. Rolf Harris Stripped of Australian Honors

    February 23, 2015 1:20 AM EST Disgraced entertainer and musician Rolf Harris has been stripped of his two most prestigious honors from his homeland. Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove has "terminated" Harris' appointments of Officer and Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division,…

  14. Oscars 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 23, 2015 12:20 AM EST Although the focus of the Oscars is typically on the winners and losers (and, just as important, what the winners and losers wore), the 87th Academy Awards boasted an abundance of music both classic and popular, with some of the genre's biggest stars gracing the stage reserved for…

  15. Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'I Can't Let Go' for In Memoriam

    February 22, 2015 10:52 PM EST Jennifer Hudson performed the powerful song "I Can't Let Go," at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22. Hudson performed the song after the show's In Memoriam montage which featured many greats lost in the past year including Robin Williams , Maya Angelou and…

  16. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend Deliver Powerful Performance of 'Glory'

    February 22, 2015 10:27 PM EST Common and John Legend delivered the most powerful performance of the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the Selma theme song, "Glory." The 87th Academy Awards The two artists performed "Glory" alongside a group of men and women marching underneath an…

  17. Oscars 2015: Rita Ora Shines with Diane Warren's 'Beyond the Lights' Song

    February 22, 2015 10:06 PM EST Rita Ora made her Oscars debut on Sunday night (Feb. 22) with a rousing performance of "Grateful," the Diane Warren-penned theme from Beyond the Lights that is nominated for best original song at the 87 annual ceremony. Ora, who recently appeared in the big-screen adaptation of…

  18. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  19. Oscars 2015: Adam Levine & Maroon 5 Perform 'Lost Stars' From 'Begin Again'

    February 22, 2015 6:53 PM EST Adam Levine and Maroon 5 brought 'Lost Stars' to the Oscars . Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Levine and the band performed the song, from the movie  Begin Again , underneath a blanket of lights, evoking the night sky. Watch it below:     Oscars Denise Warner 1424581200 …

  20. Quincy Jones Mourns Clark Terry: 'I Will Miss My Mentor and Friend Terribly'

    February 22, 2015 6:28 PM EST The iconic producer Quincy Jones is mourning the passing of the jazz trumpeter Clark Terry , his "mentor and friend" who recently died at age 94. Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dead at 94 "The world has lost one of the greatest trumpeters to ever grace the planet. Clark Terry was my…

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