1. Tegan & Sara Reflect on 'Heartthrob''s Success Onboard Parahoy! Cruise: Q&A

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "Our music is like a selfie. It's easy to pick on because it seems so vain. But it's very revealing and a lot of people are drawn to exploring themselves." It's a great time to be Tegan & Sara, and it's not just because they just sailed the Caribbean as…

  2. Dr. John Getting All-Star Tribute in New Orleans: Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic Set for 'Musical Mojo' Concert

    March 05, 2014 3:45 PM EST Dr. John's only performance during this year's installment of Jazz Fest will be a doozy. The New Orleans legend is getting an all-star tribute on May 3 with a lineup featuring Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ryan Bingham, and Jimmie…

  3. Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song, Giving Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 02, 2014 11:45 PM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, won the Best Song Oscar Sunday for "Let it Go," the hit single from Disney's animated feature "Frozen."…

  4. Wig Designer: Nicki Minaj Stole His Designs

    February 21, 2014 9:46 PM EST A former wig designer for rapper Nicki Minaj sued the performer Friday, accusing her of walking away from business plans, then making money by selling wigs based on his designs without permission. Related Articles Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj: Whose New Video Is Best? Nicki Minaj…

  5. Andy Garcia Shows 'Cachao' More Love, Says He's 'Threatening to Record' an Album

    February 17, 2014 3:15 PM EST Andy Garcia has directed another tribute to his longtime musical idol, Israel Lopez "Cachao." The pioneering Cuban bassist and mambo originator, first profiled by Garcia in his 1993 documentary "Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos," is the subject of a six-minute film produced for…

  6. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: ‘We’ll Be Going Into the Studio In May’

    February 17, 2014 4:54 AM EST The gap between AC/DC’s most recent two albums was eight years. The next one won’t require quite such a lengthy wait.  Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed that the Aussie rock legends are poised to start work on new music. And there are plans to celebrate the outfit’s 40th anniversary with a…

  7. Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More Actors

    February 17, 2014 3:39 AM EST Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of "Midnight Rider," the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young…

  8. Nicki Minaj Removes Malcolm X Artwork After Family Objects, Threatens Lawsuit

    February 15, 2014 8:34 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm X's family and estate said Nicki Minaj's use of a famous photo of the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song's artwork is disrespectful and offensive. In an exclusive statement to The…

  9. Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Malcolm X Cover Art

    February 13, 2014 7:49 PM EST Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song. Minaj posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram page, and received criticism for how she used the Malcolm X image. It's for her…

  10. MKTO Sets April Release Date For Debut Album: Exclusive

    February 10, 2014 11:45 PM EST The "Classic" duo is currently opening for Emblem3 on the road. Pop-rap duo MKTO will release its self-titled debut album on Apr. 1 through Columbia Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. The 11-song album will be issued following the group's current tour opening for…

  11. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  12. Pharrell Williams 'Just Liked' GRAMMY Hat, Designed by Vivienne Westwood

    January 27, 2014 11:59 AM EST There were many musical highlights from the 2014 GRAMMYs last night. One of the night’s biggest winners was Pharrell Williams, who won Producer of the Year and spoke on the behalf of Album of the Year winners Daft Punk on several occasions (they won a bunch). Daft Punk Carries Dance Music…

  13. Trent Reznor's 'F—k You' to CBS for Cutting GRAMMY Performance

    January 27, 2014 3:16 AM EST Trent Reznor might have chilled with age, but he’s still capable of furious anger when the moment strikes. The Nine Inch Nails leader was none too pleased that CBS cut off the GRAMMYS finale , which featured NIN, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey…

  14. Amiri Baraka, Poet and Activist, Dead at 79

    January 09, 2014 8:02 PM EST The writer authored several nonfiction music books in addition to recording his own music Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died.…

  15. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  16. Miley Cyrus Named to Time's 2013 Best and Worst Dressed Lists

    December 05, 2013 2:34 AM EST Just when you thought Miley Cyrus couldn't do anymore weird stuff this year, she does something as rare as Chanukah falling on Thanksgiving by being listed on Time's Worst and Best-Dressed lists of 2013. On Wednesday, Time released it's 54 wide-ranging "Top 10 everything…

  17. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a…

  18. MKTO Preps For U.S. Push, Talks Debut Album

    October 24, 2013 12:04 PM EDT "I feel like each single's going to be different," says the pop duo's Malcolm Kelley of their 2014 debut. MKTO's uber-catchy single "Classic" has yet to take off in the States -- although the pop-rap track has reached the Top 10 on the Digital Songs…

  19. Usher to Exec Produce Education Documentary 'Undroppable'

    October 18, 2013 3:59 AM EDT Usher has joined on as an executive producer for "Undroppable," the documentary exploring the dropout epidemic in the U.S. educational system. Directed and written by Jason Pollock, the film will be completed this year and released in 2014. Usher was introduced to the film by…

  20. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

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