1. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 02, 2015 3:00 PM EST She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  2. Leonard Nimoy, Spock From 'Star Trek,' Dead at 83

    February 27, 2015 12:18 PM EST The beloved 'Star Trek' actor and occasional singer passed away Friday morning. Leonard Nimoy, the Hollywood renaissance man who fashioned a long and prosperous career as the supremely logical and cerebral science officer Mr. Spock from Star Trek , has died. He was 83. Nimoy, who…

  3. 'Blurred Lines' Trial: Robin Thicke Performs Piano Medley in Court

    February 25, 2015 8:48 PM EST The artist testified -- including musically -- on the second day of the trial, with Pharrell & several members of Marvin Gaye's family present in court. The "Blurred Lines" trial on Wednesday (Feb. 25) included a bit of unusual testimony: a short piano medley performed by…

  4. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  5. Inside Former CEO Jeff Price's Ouster from TuneCore: 'A Tale of Betrayal and Ego'

    February 23, 2015 10:06 AM EST Legal documents outline the much-speculated-on ouster of co-founder and former TuneCore CEO Jeff Price. A lawsuit over severance pay filed by TuneCore co-founder and former CEO Jeff Price against the online music distribution service sheds some light on how the innovative but controversial…

  6. Amy Pascal to Step Down From Top Sony Post

    February 05, 2015 1:08 PM EST Amid the fallout of the Sony hacking crisis,  Amy Pascal  will step down from her post as co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment.    The move has been widely expected ever since the studio became engulfed in one of the worst cyber attacks in corporate history and certainly the most…

  7. Exclusive: Michael Mann Mourns Collaborator Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream

    January 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST The legendary director shares his memories of joining Tangerine Dream in their Berlin studio to craft the soundtrack to his first film 'Thief.' I was shocked to hear about the loss of Edgar Froese . It seems as if we were working together about fifteen years ago, not thirty-five.…

  8. Mike Tyson Discusses 'Intense' Madonna Collaboration, Benito Mussolini's 'Street Swag'

    January 23, 2015 11:05 AM EST As revealed earlier this week when Madonna unveiled the track list to Rebel Heart , the pop superstar's upcoming studio album will feature an appearance from boxing legend Mike Tyson , who appears on the song "Iconic" alongside Mage and Chance The Rapper . In a new interview…

  9. Iggy Azalea Granted Injunction to Stop Ex Distributing Her Early Songs

    January 12, 2015 11:49 PM EST Iggy Azalea has gotten a judge on Monday to issue a preliminary injunction that prevents some of her songs from being released by music companies working with ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams (aka rapper Hefe Wine ). In September, Azalea filed the lawsuit upon word of unreleased music and a…

  10. R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering the Gospel Great's Immense Influence

    January 09, 2015 11:00 AM EST A Grammy winning legend in the gospel music field, the late Andrae Crouch 's influence extended well beyond the walls of the church -- artists across all music genres are mourning the passing of the acclaimed singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, musician and pastor. Crouch, 72,…

  11. The 10 Best Rap Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:10 PM EST Maybe it's just where the industry's headed, maybe it's just a result of how 2013's calendar worked, but this year rap fans digested their music through song, not album. And the songs came from unexpected places, like Vine and Soundcloud, to speak nothing of Detroit and…

  12. Former Manager Paul Bassman Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'There Was Nobody on Planet Earth Like Him'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today, Paul Bassman is president of Ascend Insurance Brokerage, one of the premier entertainment insurance firms in the business. Ten years ago, Bassman was the manager of Damageplan , the metal powerhouse led by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul, both formerly…

  13. Supreme Court to Consider Free Speech on Social Media Today, Thanks In Part to Eminem

    December 01, 2014 9:54 AM EST The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting graphically violent rap…

  14. Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Seeks Delay of Case

    November 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The truck driver charged in a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed another man filed a request Friday (Nov. 14) to delay a federal lawsuit while his criminal case proceeds in state court. Tracy Morgan: 'Walmart Is Blaming Me for an Accident They…

  15. Why 'Interstellar' Sound Issues Have Ignited a Hollywood Uproar

    November 14, 2014 11:17 AM EST Is the score too loud? The mix muddy? Insiders say yes Buzz around the film Interstellar , the Christopher Nolan -helmed space saga starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway , hasn’t been particularly positive when it comes to the sound mix. Specifically, complaints that the dialogue…

  16. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 400,000 in Second Week

    November 07, 2014 10:07 PM EST She'll likely beat the No. 2 album by more than 300,000. Taylor Swift 's monster 1989 album is so big, it seems that the music business decided to mostly avoid releasing any albums that would have to compete with its second week on sale. Why? Industry sources suggest 1989 may…

  17. Dillon Francis Gets a Little Help From His 'Friends' on Debut Album

    October 28, 2014 8:55 PM EDT Dance music's class clown graduates from moombahton past on diverse full-length debut. Leaning on a candy-cane tree at TomorrowWorld , Dillon Francis admits his new album is nothing but an elaborate ruse. "It's a lie," he jests. "We've been lying to the whole…

  18. Chris Cornell Announced as Keynote Q&A for Billboard Touring Conference

    October 27, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Industry leaders Geiger, Light, Rotella and Roux also set for Q&As at premier touring confab Chris Cornell , the legendary front man for pioneering bands Soundgarden and Audioslave , will be featured as the Keynote Q&A at the 11th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov.…

  19. U2's 'The Unforgettable Fire' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT By its third album, 1983’s War , U2 had mined its influences and forged the building blocks of its unique sound. These included Bono’s obliquely heroic lyrics, the Edge’s polished-shrapnel guitar riffs, and the charging rhythms of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. On their…

  20. Billboard Cover: Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, His Seven-Year Disappearing Act and Outkast’s Future

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT André Benjamin is stressed. "I am, I really am," he says. Benjamin -- André 3000 to the fans who idolize him as the visionary half of Outkast , Atlanta’s hugely influential, recently reunited hip-hop duo -- is sitting at a glass conference table at Milk Studios in Hollywood,…

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