1. Lorde Working on New Material, Australian Tour Being Planned

    December 13, 2013 7:05 AM EST If 2013 was the year of our Lorde, expect 2014 to be, well, much the same. The New Zealand sensation (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) is working on new material, which she intends to put-to-tape in the near future, Billboard.com can reveal. And there are plans to play live dates much…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. 'Sound of Music' Live: A Few of Our Favorite Things About It

    December 06, 2013 11:04 AM EST The live television performance of "The Sound of Music" brought a cavalcade of snark to the internet on Thursday night, but for all those attitudinal jabs, there were also plenty of impressive moments to the ambitious undertaking. THR runs down five highlights from NBC's…

  4. Madonna Joins Campaign to Support Russian LGBT Community

    December 05, 2013 4:16 AM EST Madonna has signed up for a campaign in support of Russia’s LGBT community. The U.S. singer, who has repeatedly expressed her outrage against the law on gay propaganda, has joined the Human Rights Campaign’s "Love Conquers Hate" initiative. As the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics…

  5. Gimme Five: Leona Lewis' Favorite Christmas Movies

    December 03, 2013 11:45 AM EST Check out the U.K. songstress' list of holiday staples -- and an explanation of her love for Macaulay Culkin. Tuesday (Dec. 3) marks Leona Lewis' long-awaited return to U.S. retailers, as the "Bleeding Love" singer has offered "Christmas, With Love," her debut…

  6. Carrie Underwood 'Sound of Music' Soundtrack Seeing December Release

    November 18, 2013 7:11 PM EST Sony Masterworks will release the soundtrack to NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music” on Dec. 3, two days before the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical airs. "The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Even)t" will include studio recordings of all the musical numbers…

  7. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  8. Corey Hart’s 'Sunglasses' Gets a New EDM Look

    November 14, 2013 2:11 PM EST years after his iconic “Sunglasses at Night” broke a then-unknown Canadian singer-songwriter onto the Hot 100 and into the collective consciousness of 1980s pop culture, Corey Hart is looking back on his career and the song that started it all. For the first time ever, Hart has…

  9. Gimme Five: Paris Hilton Lists Her Favorite Current Dance Hits

    November 12, 2013 5:55 PM EST From Martin Garrix to Fatboy Slim, see who made the DJ's cut. When she's not releasing happy-go-lucky singles on her new label home, Cash Money Records, Paris Hilton is a jet-setting DJ, with a residency in Ibiza that she will repeat next year. Hilton has played shows on nearly…

  10. American Music Awards 'Red Carpet Live' Event to Stream on Yahoo

    November 12, 2013 8:00 AM EST The red carpet will roll-out and live-stream from this year's American Music Awards. The Coca-Cola- sponsored “Red Carpet Live” will kick-start the AMA festivities on Nov. 24, and for the first time the pre-show event will be streamed live on Yahoo . American Music Awards 2013: Full…

  11. Gimme Five: Cassadee Pope's Favorite Voices (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT "The Voice" winner lists the people whose voices shaped her life and career. Before Cassadee Pope guided her first major-label album, "Frame By Frame," to a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 earlier this month, the singer was a contestant on the third season of NBC'…

  12. Bright Eyes Giving Christmas Record Wide Release

    October 29, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Bright Eyes is back, though it's with an album recorded over a decade ago. "A Christmas Album," a holiday record Conor Oberst recorded and released on a limited basis through Saddle Creek Records' website in 2002, is getting a wide release Nov. 5, in time for the…

  13. Carrie Underwood On her Starring Role In NBC’s 'Sound of Music’: ‘This is Definitely A Challenge’

    October 23, 2013 3:33 AM EDT The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier. The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in December…

  14. Oliver, Remixed and Ready: Listen to Exclusive Dillon Francis-Mixed 'Night Is On My Mind'

    October 21, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It’s a sunny Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Oliver, the DJ and production duo of Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver, are tucked inside their Silver Lake studio. Greg Kurstin previously occupied their particular space, now chock full of Goldstein’s formidable keyboard collection and…

  15. Fallulah, Danish Pop Star, Packs Her Bags & Heads To America Alone

    October 18, 2013 6:02 PM EDT "I've actually invested all of the money that I've made in Denmark into going to America," says the striking singer-songwriter. "If you want to do it the easy way, you should definitely not go to America." This admission is made by Maria Apetri, better known as…

  16. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  17. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  18. Audra McDonald Balances NBC's 'Sound of Music' With Tour

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Full cast rehearsals begin today (Oct. 14) in New York for NBC's live "The Sound of Music," bringing together Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald, who is squeezing in rehearsals around a national concert tour. "When you consider that this…

  19. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  20. Gimme Five: Ariana Grande's Most Inspirational Female Singers

    October 09, 2013 1:59 PM EDT The "Yours Truly" singer shows love for Whitney Houston, Judy Garland & more. Last month, Ariana Grande's first studio album, "Yours Truly," scored a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart , making the 20-year-old Nickelodeon star just the 15th solo…

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