1. Whitney Houston Biopic Actor Defends Lifetime Movie

    August 05, 2014 11:18 PM EDT "Let her rest." That was Whitney Houston's mother's message for the makers of the upcoming Lifetime biopic about her daughter. But the actor who plays Bobby Brown in theAngela Bassett-directed TV movie told The Hollywood Reporter that while he understands where the late…

  2. Roméo Testa, 'Still Misunderstood' (Acoustic), Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 18, 2014 10:30 AM EDT "'Still Misunderstood' is one of the most personal songs I've ever written," Roméo Testa tells Billboard. "It's for the people who have been bullied or made to feel like an outcast. It's to let people know that there are other people who can relate and…

  3. Paul McCartney Returns to Stage After Hospitalization

    July 05, 2014 9:48 PM EDT ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Looking none the worse for wear, Paul McCartney is back on a concert stage after a virus took him off the road for two months. The former Beatles singer made his return in an Albany arena on Saturday, leading his band in a version of the Fab Four's "Eight Days…

  4. Latin Grammy Academy Honoring Willy Chirino, Los Lobos and Others

    July 01, 2014 7:27 AM EDT Cuban singer/songwriter Willy Chirino, Chicano rock band Los Lobos and Argentinean songstress/actress Valeria Lynch are among the honorees receiving special lifetime achievement awards by the Latin Recording Academy.   The special awards will be given during Latin Grammy week on Nov. 19, a…

  5. Lifetime Faces Skeptical Fans, Angry Family For Aaliyah, Whitney Houston Biopics

    June 27, 2014 6:36 PM EDT Lifetime is hoping fans of the late Aaliyah and Whitney Houston will deliver ratings gold when the network airs biopics about the singers’ lives and tragic deaths in the coming year. Disney actress Zendaya Coleman, 17, best known for her work on the hit Disney show "Shake It Up"…

  6. Kelly Rowland Pregnant, Announces With Pint-Sized Sneakers on Instagram

    June 10, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Kelly Rowland took to Instagram Tuesday to announce she has a baby on the way. Posting an image of baby-sized Air Jordan sneakers beside a matching pair of adult-sized shoes with the caption, “I'll be stuntin like my daddy.....", the former Destiny’s Child singer let her fans put…

  7. 'Top Model' Yaya DaCosta to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic (Report)

    June 07, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Two years after her death, Whitney Houston's got yet another face: this time, according to a report, it's going to be "America's Next Top Model" alumnus Yaya DaCosta playing the late superstar in a previously announced  Lifetime biopic. Whitney Houston's 20…

  8. Kelly Rowland Marries Manager Tim Witherspoon

    May 13, 2014 12:04 AM EDT Kelly Rowland has put a wedding ring on it. The former Destiny’s Child singer quietly got hitched to her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon over the weekend, sources confirm to Billboard.  The 33-year-old’s big day took place May 9 in Costa Rica, with Beyonce and her sister Solange…

  9. Paul McCartney Plays Highest-Ever Concert in Ecuador

    May 02, 2014 12:32 AM EDT Paul McCartney’s current “Out There” tour hit Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this week, his first concert ever in that country. The show took place at an elevation of 9,350 feet, the “highest” he has ever performed. To mark his visit, authorities teamed up with the country’s…

  10. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  11. Avicii, Kaskade, More to Appear on Disney EDM Remix Album

    March 12, 2014 7:55 PM EDT "Dconstructed" is out April 22 Perfect Disney pairings: Aladdin and Jasmine, Simba and Nala. How about Armin van Buuren and "Frozen"'s Elsa? Or maybe Kaskade and Dumbo? Walt Disney Records announced Tuesday that an upcoming album will give a new spin to 14 of their…

  12. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  13. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  14. Avicii To Relaunch Miami Hotel at Ultra Music Festival 2014

    February 10, 2014 1:02 AM EST Wake Avicii up … in his own hotel in Miami. The Grammy-winning EDM hitmaker is launching Avicii Hotel at SLS Hotel South Beach from March 26 to 30, during the Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference 2014. The EDM-meets-luxury hotel collaboration -- in partnership with SLS Hotel South…

  15. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Ciara & Lady Gaga

    January 17, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Ciara Ciara is music’s comic book hero. With her sartorially inventive garb and keen eye for power dressing, she beats the crap out of all who share the red carpet with her. Our…

  16. Metallica to Rock Antarctica?

    October 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Though nothing has been confirmed yet, signs are pointing to a landmark concert this December from metal legends Metallica. Recently, the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero launched a sweepstakes for fans in six Colombian cities whose grand prize is a trip to see a rock concert in…

  17. Muse Gets Up Close and Personal With New Concert Film

    October 17, 2013 9:36 PM EDT Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail. "There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably…

  18. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  19. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

  20. Run-DMC Icon Presenting 'Garden of Laughs' Benefit

    January 18, 2013 12:15 PM EST Darryl McDaniels talks comedy showcase at Madison Square Garden and reveals he'll self-release an album this summer. In 2000, at age 35, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, from legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, found himself depressed and in search of meaning in life beyond being a rap…

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