1. Pharrell Williams (and that Hat!) Debuts RAW for Oceans With GStar at NYFW

    February 09, 2014 5:25 PM EST Pharrell Williams brought his famed Vivienne Westwood hat to New York Fashion Week. Although the hat is always a crowd pleaser, that wasn’t the coolest part of Pharrell’s involvement with fashion week. Pharrell Williams 'Just Liked' GRAMMY Hat, Designed by Vivienne Westwood Pharrell…

  2. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves in and out of material from the Beatles'…

  3. Russia's Police Choir Covers Daft Punk at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    February 07, 2014 5:30 PM EST In a move designed to appeal to the world, the Sochi Olympics chose the most popular song in the world as a centerpiece of Friday’s opening ceremonies at the 2014 Olympics. No, not “Clarity” by Russian-born Zedd, but another Grammy-winning record: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk of France…

  4. Early Kanye West Videos: Never-Before-Seen ‘College Dropout’ Footage (Exclusive)

    February 07, 2014 2:56 PM EST Directors Coodie & Chike give Billboard a look at exclusive footage from Kanye's early days. "The College Dropout" introduced a relentless rapper, Kanye West, with extravagant musical and visual ideas. Two men that filled in the bubble that is West's vision were…

  5. 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…

  6. Daft Punk and Pharrell Rise on Social 50 Chart Post-GRAMMYs

    February 06, 2014 7:13 PM EST It’s all about Daft Punk on the Social 50 this week as the duo, along with one of its collaborators, scale the Social 50 thanks to their wins and performance at the GRAMMY Awards (Jan. 26). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia…

  7. 10 Musicians With Clothing Lines: Are Rihanna, Beyonce, Pharrell and More Hot or Cold?

    February 06, 2014 7:10 PM EST Trumpeting the start of New York Fashion Week today (Feb. 6), we decided to check in with musicians who have given the fashion industry a go. From Madonna’s Material Girl collection, to Kanye West’s DW runway line, see where these lines are now and get our vote on whether these labels are…

  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. Pop Shop Podcast: Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams & More

    February 06, 2014 10:46 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…

  10. NBA All-Star 2014: Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, Kendrick Lamar Among Performers

    February 06, 2014 10:00 AM EST Earth, Wind & Fire, Dr. John and Gary Clark Jr. all playing halftime of the All-Star Game. The NBA has unveiled the list of headlining musical artists at its All-Star Weekend in New Orleans later this month, with Pharrell Williams continuing his hot streak by headlining the…

  11. Cher, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons Among Celebs Backing Ban On Dolphin Hunt

    February 05, 2014 11:42 PM EST A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji. Backing the effort are Oscar-winning performers Sean Penn, Cher, Susan…

  12. Super Bowl Bounces Bruno Mars Up Billboard Charts

    February 05, 2014 4:02 PM EST Following Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 2, the entertainer's albums and songs rocket up Billbord's charts. Mars' second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," flies from No. 18 to No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart with 42,000 -- up 180%,…

  13. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 11:45 AM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie said the singer died Sunday in Orlando a week…

  14. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  15. Pharrell Williams to Perform on The Oscars

    February 04, 2014 11:45 AM EST After nabbing three Grammys and singingwith Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers during last month’s awards ceremony, Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has also served as a music consultant for the…

  16. Cameron Crowe on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Genius in Iconic 'Almost Famous' Scene

    February 03, 2014 9:07 PM EST With Hollywood and beyond still in shock from Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic passing on Sunday, director Cameron Crowe looked back on the Oscar-winning actor's genius, specifically in one iconic scene, in a short message on his official website . Crowe reflected upon 2000's…

  17. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  18. Oak Ridge Boys Finally Giving Fans a Live Album

    February 03, 2014 4:04 PM EST After a busy 2013 that culminated with their annual Christmas tour, the Oak Ridge Boys were definitely ready for a break to recharge their batteries - so says lead singer Duane Allen. "After we get through with our Christmas vacation, we really need a rest. We work really hard all year…

  19. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Show Sending Him Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 03, 2014 3:17 PM EST Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, Feb. 2. According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer's latest album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," sold perhaps 40,000 copies in the…

  20. Kylie Minogue Offers Ultra-Stylish 'Into The Blue' Music Video: Watch

    February 03, 2014 11:11 AM EST Just one week after unveiling the official audio and lyric video of her great new single "Into The Blue," Kylie Minogue has already released its dreamy music video, co-starring dashing French actor Clement Sibony. Watch the clip, which was released on Monday (Feb. 3), below: Minogue…

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