1. Playboy Jazz Festival 2015 Lineup: Herbie Hancock, Ledisi & More

    March 03, 2015 2:54 PM EST Aloe Blacc, Jason Moran, Snarky Puppy & more among the featured performers. Herbie Hancock , Wayne Shorter , Ledisi and Terence Blanchard are among the headliners for the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 13-14). Rounding out the two-day lineup…

  2. Meet Lizzo, the Body-Positive Rapper Opening for Sleater-Kinney

    March 02, 2015 5:49 PM EST She's worked with Prince, gotten props from André 3000, and proudly calls herself a big girl in a small world. "I always say that there's this magnet for weird people." That's how 26-year-old rapper Lizzo describes Minneapolis, the adopted city that helped propel her…

  3. FCC Votes to Preserve Open, Neutral Internet

    February 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Following a protracted debate that drew millions of public comments, a White House endorsement and some GOP opposition, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday (Feb. 26) to enforce proposed rules that protect the agnostic treatment of data over the high-speed Internet. The…

  4. Oscars 2015: Academy Responds to Joan Rivers 'In Memoriam' Snub

    February 23, 2015 7:08 PM EST The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement Monday (Feb. 23) acknowledging the complaints that Joan Rivers was not featured in the "In Memoriam" tribute during Sunday night's Oscar ceremony. 2015 Oscars: See All Our Coverage "Joan Rivers is…

  5. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Song Category

    February 20, 2015 2:45 PM EST A year ago, the biggest contemporary stars on the Oscar telecast were two of the original song nominees, "Let it Go" and "Happy." This year, you'd be hard-pressed to find one person who could hum two of the nominated melodies. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage…

  6. 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List With Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jack White

    February 13, 2015 9:15 PM EST Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a massive three and a half hour event Sunday night that will include more than 100 guests, ranging all the way from Adam Sandler to Zach Galifianakis. Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake All In…

  7. Grammys 2015: 51 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 09, 2015 12:27 AM EST You saw Sam Smith accept four awards and dozens of performers hit the stage on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, but that was only part of the story. To see when Taylor Swift had to get up and dance -- and read about her surprise lovefest with Kanye West -- Billboard is here to help.…

  8. Grammys 2015: Joan Rivers Left Out of 'In Memoriam'

    February 08, 2015 11:41 PM EST Joan Rivers won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the late comedian was left out of the "In Memoriam" tribute that aired later that night. The 2015 Grammy Awards Melissa Rivers accepted her mom's prize -- best spoken word album for Diary of a Mad Diva -- at the Grammy…

  9. Watch Melissa Rivers, Kelly Osbourne & Ross Mathews React to Joan Rivers' Grammy Win

    February 08, 2015 7:00 PM EST Five months after her death, Joan Rivers won her first Grammy Award for best spoken word album thanks to her  Diary of a Mad Diva album. 2015 Grammy Awards "If my mother was here tonight, she would not only be honored and thrilled to win, she would most likely have it copied and on the…

  10. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  11. Grammy Week Parties: From Clive Davis' Bash to Billboard's Power 100 Event

    February 03, 2015 7:16 PM EST Bob Dylan's MusicCares tribute, a confab at YouTube & more events where you'll be able to rub shoulders, do business & snap selfies during Grammy Week. TUESDAY, Feb. 3 Producers & Engineers Wing Celebration, Village Studios This eighth annual event will honor three…

  12. Exclusive: Melissa Manchester ft. Stevie Wonder, 'Your Love Is Where I Live'

    January 30, 2015 12:52 PM EST Melissa Manchester got a little bit of schooling from her own students while making You Gotta Love the Life, her first new album in a decade. In advance of the album, Billboard is exclusively premiering her track with Stevie Wonder , "Your Love Is Where I Live." Manchester tells…

  13. Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations

    January 27, 2015 4:23 PM EST Toronto transplants Magic! -- whose "Rude" was a massive international hit -- lead the Juno Award nominations this year with five nods -- for top single, pop album, Juno fan choice, breakthrough group, and songwriter -- it was announced earlier today at a press conference at…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Watch Rihanna's Too-Cute Reaction to Posting New Song 'FourFiveSeconds'

    January 26, 2015 5:57 PM EST Everyone was excited when Rihanna surprise-dropped her latest song, "FourFiveSeconds," on Saturday night, but no one was more thrilled than Rihanna herself. The singer's friend Melissa Forde captured Rihanna's reaction as the song, which also features Kanye West and Paul…

  16. Joan Rivers' Daughter Sues Clinic Over Comic's Death

    January 26, 2015 4:15 PM EST Melissa Rivers' lawyer has sued the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had an endoscopy and later died. The attorney says Rivers also is suing doctors who treated her mother before her death. Rivers said in a statement that she filed suit so that no other family had to go through…

  17. Bob Dylan Giving AARP Magazine Subscribers Free Copy of Latest Album

    January 25, 2015 10:54 PM EST One of the caveats attached by Bob Dylan to his one and only interview in support of new album Shadows in the Night was that 50,000 copies of the album, out Feb. 3, be freely distributed. And so, next week, that number of randomly chosen AARP The Magazine subscribers will receive something…

  18. Primary Wave Merges Talent Management Division With Intellectual Artists Management

    January 19, 2015 7:49 PM EST Independent music marketing, talent management and music publishing company Primary Wave has merged its talent management division with full-service talent and literary management, media and content production company Intellectual Artists Management, it was announced Monday. Primary Wave…

  19. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  20. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

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