1. Ellie Goulding, Zedd Tapped For 'Divergent' Soundtrack

    January 23, 2014 4:23 PM EST Ellie Goulding and Zedd have been confirmed to be contributing material to the soundtrack to "Divergent," the highly-anticipated upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling dystopian novel. "Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," due out Mar. 11,…

  2. Neil Young Honored at GRAMMY Event: 'It's Not Me. It's You'

    January 22, 2014 10:05 AM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a historic Los Angeles recording studio that'…

  3. Sundance 2014: Kurt Russell & Nephews Talk 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' & Musical Side Projects

    January 21, 2014 5:40 PM EST Russell's nephews -- co-directors Champan & Maclain Way and composer Brocker Way -- tell the tale of his father as a baseball rebel in new doc Billboard caught up with actor Kurt Russell and his very accomplished nephews at Sundance Film Festival to discuss their new film "The…

  4. Howard Stern: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    January 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST When Howard Stern jumped from terrestrial to satellite radio, Sirius had half a million subscribers. Today it has 25.6 million. As he turns 60, Stern looks back at his career and sees radio on the verge of the next step in its evolution. It doesn't take long to figure out how…

  5. Neil Young Tackles Canada's Leaders Over Oilsands Project

    January 15, 2014 3:42 AM EST Rock stars don't need oil. That's the word from Neil Young after a spokesman for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said rock stars depend on the oil industry to sustain their celebrity lifestyle. "Of course, rock stars don't need oil. I drove my electric car from…

  6. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  7. Coachella 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 09, 2014 2:32 PM EST From the Pet Shop Boys' first trip to Indio to A$AP Mob's latest star to a certain "Get Lucky" singer, don't miss these artists during the April fest. The initial jolt of the Coachella lineup reveal each year typically belongs to the headliners -- and 2014 is no…

  8. How One Direction Got Back To Pop Radio's Top 10

    January 09, 2014 11:05 AM EST 'Story of My Life' becomes the boy band's first Pop Songs top 10 since its debut hit 'What Makes You Beautiful' six singles ago. Programmers share insights as to why 'Story' has soared One Direction enjoys upward direction on Billboard's Nielsen BDS…

  9. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the shows: would it be solo acoustic? Would…

  10. Grammy Nominees Album Due Jan. 21; Features Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Taylor Swift

    January 07, 2014 1:10 PM EST For the 20th anniversary edition of the Grammy Nominees album, out Jan. 21, the Recording Academy and Atlantic Records have assembled 18 of the year's biggest hits, from Billboard chart regulars including Robin Thicke, Lorde, Katy Perry and others. Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Taylor…

  11. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  12. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 5:56 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on January 30, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement - and maybe even once again a few days after, in an apparent hack scandal .   But Thursday (Jan. 2)’s…

  13. Pat Benatar, Pentatonix, 98 Degrees Added to 'The Sing-Off' Finale

    December 20, 2013 7:55 PM EST Grab your pitch pipes -- "The Sing-Off" has announced the lineup for its two-hour finale on Monday night. Special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will sing their 1984 hit duet  “We Belong," and season three winners Pentatonix will also return to the stage they conquered in…

  14. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

    December 11, 2013 2:09 AM EST The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occassion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…

  15. Grammys 2014: Black Sabbath Rules Rock Nominees

    December 07, 2013 12:36 PM EST A liberal touch of gray, and plenty of testosterone, mark the nominees in the rock categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And a few long-neglected rock icons have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal next month. The reunited Black Sabbath tops all rock nominees with…

  16. Grammy Nominations Concert: Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 07, 2013 1:00 AM EST The night was on fire at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis opened the show. Then Taylor Swift dazzled on stage and Keith Urban and Miguel gave a soulful performance. Backstage at the Grammy nominations concert, the action moved equally as fast as some of music’s…

  17. 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…

  18. Paul Simon's Music to Be Honored at Annual Carnegie Hall Benefit

    December 06, 2013 10:22 AM EST March 31 show will feature special guests covering Simon's music for music education charity The muse for next year's installment of Carnegie Hall's annual music education benefit is Paul Simon. The March 31 show at the legendary NYC theater will feature special guests covering…

  19. 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…

  20. A Day to Remember Rocks Billboard Studio: Watch Live Performances & Q&A

    December 05, 2013 2:57 PM EST For A Day to Remember's new studio album "Common Courtesy," the rules changed. After three full-lengths under Victory Records, a dispute with their longtime home led them to release the new album on their own terms. They stopped by the Billboard studio to play three new songs…

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