1. Tomorrow's Hits: Bobby Shmurda, Priory & Anzel

    July 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Bobby Shmurda Twenty-year-old Brooklyn native, and new Epic signee, Bobby Shmurda is heating up with "Hot N---a." The song rises 4-1 on the…

  2. Uncle Kracker's 'Endlessly': Exclusive Song Premiere (Listen)

    July 21, 2014 11:50 AM EDT The major label world is beckoning to Uncle Kracker again. The former Kid Rock hype man and Top 10 hitmaker ("Follow Me," "Drift Away," "Smile," "When the Sun Goes Down" with Kenny Chesney) has signed a new deal with Lava/Republic Records,…

  3. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  4. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On the 5th anniversary of his death, we look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot…

  5. Davido and Tiwa Savage Top Winners at MTV Africa Music Awards

    June 08, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The event marked the return of the MAMAs after a three-year hiatus MADRID – Nigerians Davido and Tiwa Savage won the top male and female artist awards respectively Saturday night at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, known as MAMA, in Durban, South Africa, with local group Mafikizolo snagging…

  6. Marlon Wayans to Host MTV Africa Music Awards

    May 27, 2014 2:14 PM EDT MTV is bringing back an African music awards show after a three-year hiatus and is looking to give it a global push. Marlon Wayans will host the so-called MAMAs, short for the MTV Africa Music Awards, which will be held in the coastal resort of Durban, South Africa, on June 7. For the first…

  7. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  8. The Jacksons Ready First Album Since '89, With Collaborators and 'New Flavors'

    February 13, 2014 11:01 AM EST Jackie Jackson is hoping that having the four active Jacksons in one place for the group's upcoming Las Vegas residency will help the troupe finish its long-in-the-making next album. "I'm so happy all the brothers will be together in Las Vegas. During the day time they can…

  9. SXSW: Hendrix Biopic, A$AP Rocky and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:01 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premiere. Fourteen films that chronicle music and…

  10. Martin Garrix's Edit of Bassjackers’ 'Crackin': Exclusive CODE Song Premiere

    January 17, 2014 1:11 PM EST Late last month, Martin Garrix teased a preview of his newest release, a remix of Bassjackers' monster tune "Crackin'" that somehow gets more monstrous in Garrix’s hands. As a CODE Friday special, you can listen to an exclusive preview of Garrix’s "Crackin'…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Branch & Dean, 'The Dash'

    September 04, 2013 7:24 PM EDT Country duo release touching tribute to member Steve Branch's son, who died this year after battling Cystic Fibrosis Country music is at its most potent level when its songs are about real life. And the current single from newcomers Branch & Dean is about as real and heartbreaking…

  12. Paris Jackson 'Better,' But Misses 'Michael Jackson ONE' World Premiere

    June 30, 2013 10:37 AM EDT LAS VEGAS: One was not enough. Less than 20 months after the debut of the first Cirque du Soliel show paying tribute Michael Jackson, comes the second: "Michael Jackson ONE." Cirque president Daniel Lamarre said he'd planned two Jackson-inspired shows "from the first day…

  13. French Horn Rebellion, 'Dancing Out': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 11, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, the brothers known as electro-pop duo French Horn Rebellion, had an epiphany last year during the making of their forthcoming sophomore album: for a band that named themselves after an iconic instrument, why were there no visuals featuring French horns?…

  14. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was little different from previous years -…

  15. 'X Factor' Winner Tate Stevens Replaces Phillip Phillips on Fox New Year's Show

    December 27, 2012 5:25 PM EST Fox is making a slight change in its New Year's Eve lineup, swapping out one singing competition winner for another. "American Idol" season 11 victor Phillip Phillips, who was announced as a performer earlier this month, will no longer take the stage alongside Lifehouse and…

  16. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  17. Katherine Jackson Returns, but Kids Left 'Angry and Hurt' by Ordeal

    July 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Katherine Jackson is back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson 's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! (hash)thankyougod." Katherine Jackson&…

  18. Michael's 'Spirit' Felt on Jacksons Tour

    June 25, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Days Before Anniversary of Icon's Death, Brothers Play Detroit and Talk Live Album/DVD Plans, New Music for 2013 The Jacksons in concert without Michael is a dubious proposition, regardless of the configuration. And it's to the surviving brothers' credit that its just-started…

  19. Exile Ends Theirs, Releases First New Music in Decades

    June 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT One of the more successful bands in country music history is doing it all over again. Exile , who topped the Hot Country Songs chart repeatedly in the 1980s, recently dropped an EP entitled "People Get Ready." It's their first new release in over two decades -- and the first…

  20. The Jacksons To Record New Music After Reunion Tour

    April 25, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Following their l ong-overdue Unity Tour running across the U.S. this summer, the Jacksons plan to return to the studio and work on their first studio album since 1989's "2300 Jackson Street," eldest brother Jackie Jackson tells Billboard.com. "That's what we gotta do…

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