1. 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:…

  2. Pop Shop Podcast: Lucy Hale Interview, Katy Perry, Aloe Blacc & More

    January 16, 2014 12:29 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: 2014 Music Preview

    January 09, 2014 12:10 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to an extra-long episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  4. Pop Shop Podcast: Britney Spears Vegas Review, 2014 Predictions, Pitbull & More

    December 31, 2013 10:55 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Ring in 2014 with this brand-new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  5. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  6. Pop Shop Podcast: Beyonce & Our Year-End Spectacular!

    December 19, 2013 11:35 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the special year-end episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  7. Pop Shop Podcast: Rihanna, P!nk, Icona Pop Interview & More

    December 12, 2013 11:00 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: One Direction, Britney Spears, Grammy Predictions & More

    December 05, 2013 11:36 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  9. Pop Shop Podcast: 2013 American Music Awards Recap

    November 25, 2013 5:45 PM EST Listen to a special AMAs episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to a very special AMAs episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  10. Lou Reed Tribute Concert to Feature Members of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines

    November 22, 2013 8:52 PM EST An extensive Lou Reed tribute concert in New York will feature a number of notable musicians, including members of TV on the Radio and the Vaccines. According to Brooklyn Vegan , the concert, named "Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed," will take place this…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: 'Catching Fire' Soundtrack, The Next Inescapable Singles, Outkast & More

    November 21, 2013 12:15 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  12. JFK Playlist: 10 Songs Remembering John F. Kennedy

    November 20, 2013 5:27 PM EST The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a tragic moment that deeply touched and forever changed a generation. President Kennedy's life, political achievements and untimely death significantly affected artists alive at that time, and his legacy continues to inspire…

  13. Lou Reed Biography In The Works

    November 18, 2013 3:14 AM EST Longtime music writer and Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis is writing a biography of Lou Reed. Little, Brown and Co. announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by DeCurtis. The writer interviewed Reed numerous times and wrote the liner notes for an anthology of songs by the group…

  14. Morrissey To Release Cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love'

    November 17, 2013 12:00 PM EST Morrissey's cover of Lou Reed’s song “Satellite of Love,” recorded at the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas in 2011, will be released as a single on Dec. 2 in the U.K. and Dec. 3 in the U.S. “He has been there all of my life,” wrote Morrissey of the late Velvet…

  15. Pop Shop Podcast: Lady Gaga, A Great Big World Interview & More

    November 14, 2013 11:30 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  16. Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for NYC

    November 13, 2013 10:20 AM EST Lou Reed's public memorial, to be held Thursday at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be notable for what it will lack. More Lou Reed Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast,…

  17. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's…

  18. Pop Shop Podcast: Eminem, One Direction, Arcade Fire & More

    November 07, 2013 1:15 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  19. Lou Reed Leaves Estate to Wife, Sister

    November 04, 2013 8:31 PM EST Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives. Reed's will was filed Monday in a New York City court. The Velvet Underground front man and "Walk on the Wild Side"…

  20. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed Lou Reed. Smith remembers first learning…

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