1. Ed Sheeran Shares 'x' Track List

    April 09, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Now that lead single "Sing" has reached the masses , Ed Sheeran is dishing out more details of his upcoming sophomore album, "x." On Wednesday morning (Apr. 9), the U.K. singer (and latest Billboard cover star ) shared the standard and deluxe track listings to his new full…

  2. Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake to Play Finland Despite U.S. Sanctions

    April 08, 2014 7:34 AM EDT The Russian owners of Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena are facing visa bans and asset freezes following Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine U.S. sanctions against a Russian-owned arena won't stop Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour from getting to Finland in…

  3. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  4. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

  5. Sanctions May Trip Up Concerts By Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake in Finland

    April 03, 2014 9:20 AM EDT U.S. sanctions against close allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin are putting concerts by American artists at Finland's largest concert venue at risk. In the coming months, tours from Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake are scheduled to stop at Helsinki's Hartwall Arena, which…

  6. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  7. RuPaul Nets Highest Charting Album Ever, Plus A 'Drag Race' Chart History

    March 06, 2014 8:12 PM EST RuPaul notches his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 as his new studio set, "Born Naked," sashays in at No. 85. Until this week, RuPaul had notched just one entry on the chart, when his breakthrough debut set, "Supermodel of the World" hit No. 109 in 1993. The…

  8. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  9. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Blood” (Virgin/Universal) and Critics’ Choice…

  10. Jennifer Lopez TV Drama 'Shades of Blue' Ordered Straight To Series at NBC

    February 22, 2014 11:46 AM EST NBC is making a big bet on Jennifer Lopez: the network has made a straight-to-series 13 episode order for the "American Idol" judge's star vehicle. The drama, "Shades of Blue," will center on a on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and dirty cop recruited to work…

  11. Nina Persson Talks 'Animal Heart' Solo LP, The Cardigans' Future

    February 10, 2014 12:05 PM EST "We're in a little bit of 'I'll do anything, just as long as we can do things together' period," the singer says of her best-known band. Nina Persson has performed under several different monikers over the years – most famously as the frontwoman for The Cardigans…

  12. George Michael Releases Piano Ballad 'Let Her Down Easy': Listen

    February 03, 2014 8:31 PM EST The Terence Trent D'Arby cover will appear on "Symphonica," out March 17 A few weeks after announcing a new album for this March, George Michael is back with its first single. The former Wham! singer debuted "Let Her Down Easy" on Magic Radio UK today (Feb. 3),…

  13. Chart Highlights: Pharrell Hat-ches A Hit With 'Happy'

    January 27, 2014 6:25 PM EST One of the stars of last night's Grammy Awards soars onto multiple charts with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Bastille, Kid Ink, Lorde, David Nail and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  14. George Michael Announces New Album for March

    January 20, 2014 4:49 PM EST "Symphonica" will hit shelves March 17 After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album. Michael announced Monday (Jan. 20) that his sixth solo album, "Symphonica," is due for release March 17. Related Articles…

  15. Gabriella Cilmi Takes The Indie Route on 'The Sting'

    December 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST Gabriella Cilmi has undergone a world of change. The Australian singer still has that earthy, deceptively powerful voice. But much else in her life has been tweaked or shunted. After two albums recorded for one of the world’s most powerful music companies, Cilmi has independently released her…

  16. Emeli Sandé Being Honored at Essence Black Women in Music Event

    December 18, 2013 11:22 AM EST Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé will be the honoree at Essence magazine's fifth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The invitation-only, Grammy Awards week reception will take place on January 22, featuring an exclusive performance by Sandé with special guests and music by DJ Kiss.…

  17. Glass Animals Choose Music Over Med School, Work With Adele's Producer

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST U.K. band was discovered by Paul Epworth and were promptly signed to his label. When Glass Animals mastermind Dave Bayley placed the earliest demos of his musical project with a friend online a few years ago, the songs garnered attention almost immediately. Bayley’s next move was a bit…

  18. Ed Sheeran Makes Teens Swoon, Debuts New Song at Madison Square Garden

    October 30, 2013 11:38 AM EDT Sheeran proves an intimate arena performance is somehow possible It's not often the upper deck can hear a performer singing without a microphone before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden. But such is the wonder of Ed Sheeran. On the evening of Oct. 29, the teen-approved…

  19. Santana Announces New Album, Concert in Mexico

    October 24, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Carlos Santana will revisit his roots with a Dec. 14 concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he and his band will be joined by Juanes, Miguel, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and other guest artists in a celebration of his Latin heritage. The concert will preview music from Santana…

  20. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

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