1. Tanya Tucker Calls Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit 'Overwhelming'

    December 04, 2014 6:44 PM EST When she first heard that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was interested in featuring an exhibit based on her career, Tanya Tucker says she had her doubts -- at first. "I thought it might have been a little premature because I had taken a few years off. With losing both of my…

  2. Maná Added to Rock in Rio USA Lineup

    December 03, 2014 5:15 PM EST The Mexican rock band is the first announced Spanish-language act for the Las Vegas fest. Mexican rock group Maná will perform at Rock in Rio USA . The Latin music superstars are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take…

  3. Lana Del Rey Shares 'Big Eyes' & 'I Can Fly' From New Tim Burton Film

    December 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST Remember back when the haters doubted Lana Del Rey would be here to stay? Those early post-"Video Games" backlash days seem like the distant past, as Lana continues to add résumé points to her smashing 2014. A pair of Lana songs from Tim Burton's forthcoming film Big Eyes hit…

  4. New Report on Global A&R Illustrates Some Less-Than-Rosy Facts of the Business

    December 02, 2014 6:10 PM EST Last week the IFPI, the global trade organization representing record labels, released its A&R report titled "Investing in Music." A follow-up to the 2012 edition, the latest A&R report details the $4.3 billion record labels spent globally on A&R -- down from $4.5…

  5. Ken Ehrlich Will Produce Grammy Awards Through 2017

    December 02, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ken Ehrlich and his production company, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, will produce the 58th and 59th Grammy Awards in addition to next year's 57th annual event and Dec. 5's A Very Grammy Christmas . The 57th edition, being held Feb. 8, will mark Ehrlich's 35th year as a producer of…

  6. Exclusive Premiere: Michelle Chamuel Battles the Odds in 'Lottery'

    December 01, 2014 10:00 AM EST Michelle Chamuel is best known for finishing second on the fourth season of The Voice , but before she made an impression on millions of TV viewers, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was earning views the old-fashioned way: covering the country in a tour bus with her band,…

  7. Watch Faith Evans Dish on Her 'Incomparable' New Album

    November 25, 2014 3:39 PM EST Faith Evans put out her sixth album, Incomparable , on Monday. Billboard caught up with the R&B singer to talk about the inspiration for the new release, collaborating with Missy Elliott and how her experience in the '90s with the Bad Boy label informs her current work. Watch…

  8. AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Receiving New Dick Clark Award, Pitbull's Hosting Skills & More

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST American Music Awards producer Larry Klein has worked on the long-running awards show for nearly 40 years, but when he organizes it each year, "I still feel like a kid," he admits.  American Music Awards Photos: 42 Years Of AMAs History “I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I’m…

  9. Billboard Cover: Mary J. Blige on Getting Sober, Her New Musical Direction and Why She Could've Helped Amy Winehouse

    November 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST Every so often Mary J. Blige finds herself in a place so lofty that even after all she's accomplished, she can't quite believe her fortune. One of those times came earlier this month, when she performed in front of Barack Obama during a White House concert for America's…

  10. Audra McDonald 'Learned So Much' From Mike Nichols

    November 20, 2014 7:04 PM EST The Broadway superstar worked with the late director on 'Wit.' By the time Audra McDonald got to work with Mike Nichols , she was 31 and had already won three Tony awards but had done limited work in television  or movies. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson…

  11. Album Review: Nickelback’s ‘No Fixed Address’ Partially Shelves the Group’s Platinum Formula to Spread Their Stylistic Wings

    November 18, 2014 1:51 PM EST Few modern-era rock bands have endured more of a public flogging than Nickelback . (The latest? A crowdfunding campaign to keep the band from performing in London.) Yet, despite a cool factor that makes Limp Bizkit look like Led Zeppelin in comparison, the Canadian four-piece is one of the…

  12. 'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Cover Radiohead, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran & More

    November 18, 2014 9:57 AM EST Later this season on The Voice , the final singers will perform original songs, created with the help of their coach, Carson Daly announced at the beginning of Monday's episode. It will only mark the second time contestants will compete with new work -- though winners have performed…

  13. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  14. Spotify, Uber Partnership To Launch In 10 Cities Worldwide

    November 17, 2014 11:12 AM EST It’s official: after a weekend of rumors , Spotify and Uber will introduce a new partnership in 10 cities this Friday, November 21, that will enable Spotify Premium users to play their own playlists during their Uber ride. Participating cities are London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville…

  15. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: Kenny Chesney Takes Aim at Sexism in Country Music, Plus 4 More Blunt Quotes

    November 13, 2014 7:16 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Twenty years after releasing his debut album, Kenny Chesney returned with his 16th studio album, The Big Revival, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. There's no doubt Chesney is still on top of his game, but in…

  16. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Th award show shakes up the charts, with the co-host scoring her 14th No. 1. Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart. The song is…

  17. Taylor Swift Talks Female Role Models, Aging Gracefully & Her (Eventual) Grandkids in 'Time'

    November 13, 2014 10:12 AM EST While chatting with Time magazine for their latest cover story,  Taylor Swift talked about the difficulty of finding female role models in the music business, her fears about her (eventual) grandkids and what surprises she has in mind for her 1989 tour. Here's some highlights from her…

  18. Gwen Stefani's 'L.A.M.B' 10-Year Anniversary: Look Back at the Hollaback Girl's Best Moments

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  19. Irving Azoff Says YouTube Lacks Licensing Rights to 20,000 Songs (Exclusive)

    November 12, 2014 7:19 PM EST Industry heavyweight, representing Pharrell and others, believes YouTube hasn't made all necessary deals for its new subscription service & is prepared to take his clients off of the YouTube ecosystem. Many works composed by popular musicians including The Eagles , Pharrell…

  20. Will Sam Smith Pull an Adele at the 2015 Grammys or Get Bested By Beyonce?

    November 12, 2014 5:26 PM EST Sam Smith doesn’t relish being tabbed “the male Adele ,” and understandably so. But dominating the Grammys like Adele? We think he’d be down with that. The 22-year old British soul singer -- who spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Artist 100 chart -- has been one of 2014’s…

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