1. Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban 'Heartbroken' Over Dad's Death

    September 30, 2014 11:08 PM EDT Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban released a joint statement on the death of Kidman's father, beloved psychologist Antony Kidman . "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks. We are all heartbroken but knowing we are in the hearts…

  2. U2: When Art Becomes the Ad (Guest Column)

    September 19, 2014 3:23 PM EDT 'They might as well be selling Buicks,' writes the host of KCSN's morning show. U2 has always been about messages. In the band's early days in Dublin, beginning with the 1980 album Boy and its hit single "I Will Follow," they openly addressed Bono and the Edge…

  3. Chris Brown, 'X': Track-by-Track Review

    September 15, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Who needs haters when you're your own worst enemy? Chris Brown has been a self-saboteur since his infamous 2009 assault of Rihanna -- a talent whose skill for hit singles and agile performances is only matched by his knack for cannonballing into career-threatening pools of…

  4. Nicki Minaj Joins Beyonce For 'Surreal' Last Stop of On The Run Tour

    September 13, 2014 7:47 PM EDT Flawless, indeed! Beyonce liked performing with Nicki Minaj so much, she invited the "Anaconda" rapper to take the stage with her again for the last night of her On The Run tour. Beyonce and Nicki performed their "Flawless" remix together on Sept. 13 at Stade de Paris…

  5. 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Book of Mormon' Star Ben Platt on Cabaret, Magic and Meryl Streep

    September 02, 2014 12:21 AM EDT Ben Platt is not your average twentysomething — well, twenty-year-old. He hasn’t even added a "something" yet, and he already has a more robust resume than those many "somethings" his senior. While his contemporaries are off at college, playing beer pong and pledging…

  6. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  7. Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks Making of '10 Summers' Album & Chart Success

    August 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 's most bankable hitmaker is releasing his debut album on Google Play -- for free. DJ Mustard moved into his first "I made it" house two weeks ago in Los Angeles -- the kind with its own basketball court, pool and studio for him to make fresh beats without pulling out of…

  8. Watch CHVRCHES Perform Synthpop Jam 'Recover' in Exclusive Studio Session

    August 07, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Catch an early clip from the Aug. 10 episode of Guitar Center Sessions Billboard presents an early peek at CHVRCHES ’ brand new Guitar Center Sessions -- a performance of the make-up-or-breakup anthem “Recover.” The Scottish synthpop band has certainly made its rounds on the festival and club…

  9. Johnny Ramone Tribute in Hollywood Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Guitarist's Death

    June 27, 2014 8:34 PM EDT September 15 will mark 10 years since the death of iconic guitarist Johnny Ramone, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's legacy will be celebrated with an event on August 24 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the late axeman was buried in 2004 at the age of 55. Johnny's…

  10. Kid Ink's 'Own Lane' to the Top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    January 16, 2014 8:05 PM EST The rapper scores his highest peak yet with "My Own Lane" Kid Ink scores his highest position yet on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “My Own Lane” opens at No. 2 with 50,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the Los Angeles rapper’s third appearance on the list after his…

  11. Cheap Trick, 'Dream Police' ('Guitar Center Sessions'): Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST Cheap Trick have still got it, and they're happy to show it off. The rock veterans deliver the goods on the season finale of "Guitar Center Sessions," with a performance of their 1979 classic "Dream Police". Billboard exclusively premieres the clip below.    "…

  12. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  13. Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating': Watch

    December 06, 2013 2:48 AM EST Guitar Center is shining a spotlight on music with its award-winning series Guitar Center Sessions. Combining an interview portion with performances, the show is now in its seventh season and boasts such diverse bookings as metal act Korn, singer Gavin DeGraw and indie darlings Ben Folds Five…

  14. Jason Bentley Talks About His 5 Years as KCRW Music Director

    December 04, 2013 12:13 PM EST On Monday (Dec. 2), Jason Bentley quietly passed his five-year anniversary as music director of Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW and host of its flagship show, “Morning Becomes Eclectic” without fanfare or celebration. “I keep my head down, keep working,” says Bentley, at once amused and…

  15. Korn, 'Got the Life' (Guitar Center Sessions): Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 30, 2013 10:30 AM EDT After years of success, Korn is still chugging along with "The Paradigm Shift," the 11th studio album from the rockers that dropped earlier this month. This band will participate in the new season of Guitar Center's Guitar Center Sessions, and Billboard has an exclusive…

  16. Sensation’s Lukewarm Ocean of White Stops in Las Vegas: Review

    October 08, 2013 1:06 PM EDT On the second of its four-city fall tour, Sensation, the EDM concept concert from Belgian promoter and recent SFX acquisition ID&T, brought its Ocean of White theme to the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas (Oct. 5). By de-emphasizing the DJ talent and pulling focus on its own concept,…

  17. 'The Voice' Is Back With Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Blind Auditions

    September 24, 2013 10:11 AM EDT NBC's "The Voice" is back, reunited and feelin' so good, especially after winning the Emmy for best reality competition program (making it the second show to ever beat out "The Amazing Race"). Christina Aguilera has returned with a short bob and slim bod, and…

  18. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after that tweet, the Miley chatter has become…

  19. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  20. Sensation Announces Lineup for First US Tour: Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 10:33 AM EDT The all-white party hits four cities with Fedde LeGrand, Sébastien Léger, Nic Fanciulli and more. Get out your white pants, things just got real. Sensation, the Dutch dance music festival touring the U.S. for the first time has announced the lineup for its four city American excursion…

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