1. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  2. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  3. 'The Princess Bride' Being Adapted for the Stage

    November 11, 2013 11:43 PM EST "Inconceivable?" No, "As you wish." Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage work based on his 1973 fairy tale, "The Princess Bride," and on his screenplay for the beloved 1987 Rob Reiner film that became…

  4. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  5. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  6. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Pop Songs Chart

    October 21, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues, as it takes over atop the mainstream top 40 radio airplay tally Lorde lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart with "Royals." With the coronation, the 16-year-old New Zealander continues her rapid rise with her…

  7. Miley Cyrus To Perform at MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Parents be warned. Miley Cyrus is returning to the MTV stage – this time in Amsterdam. The pop star will perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in the Dutch capital, the broadcaster said today. She’ll join the likes of previously announced performers Katy Perry and The Killers. Miley…

  8. Charlotte Church Slams the ‘Culture of Demeaning Women in Pop Music’

    October 15, 2013 6:06 AM EDT U.K. singer Charlotte Church late Monday criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, lashing out at the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their raunchy performances. The 27-year-old Welsh musician, who was one of the British celebrities who sued Rupert Murdoch's…

  9. Sinead O'Connor Says Miley Cyrus Supporters Are Urging Her to Commit Suicide

    October 08, 2013 10:10 PM EDT It's round four of a week-long exchange between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus, with the former penning a new and lengthy letter claiming that the pop singer's actions have led cyber-bullies to urge her to commit suicide. O'Connor spends a great deal of the 1,770-word…

  10. Miley Cyrus Deflects Criticism on 'Today': 'This Is Just Who I Am'

    October 07, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Not long after her "Saturday Night Live" gig this past weekend, Miley Cyrus took to "Today" Monday morning (Oct. 7) to debrief following "SNL," the VMAs and her spat late last week with Sinead O'Connor, one day before the release of her newest album, …

  11. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best and worst, your usual episode of the NBC…

  12. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  13. Miley Cyrus Mocks Sinead O'Connor: 'Before Amanda Bynes There Was...'

    October 03, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has received your open letter, Sinead O'Connor, with its warnings against "selling your body" for attention and profit. In response the 20-year-old pop singer, fresh off her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Wrecking Ball," has decided to mock you. O'Connor…

  14. Miley Cyrus' 'Can't Be Tamed' Revisited: Why Her First Rebellion Didn't Work

    October 03, 2013 11:42 AM EDT Three years before "Bangerz," the pop star tried to distance herself from her Hannah Montana image. Inside the false start of Miley's adult career. Miley Cyrus has done a pretty good job of shocking people recently. First, there was her comeback single "We Can't…

  15. Sinead O'Connor To Miley Cyrus: Don't Allow Yourself 'To Be Pimped'

    October 03, 2013 10:29 AM EDT "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer cautions pop star against exploitation in new open letter. Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video has garnered its fair share of online comparisons to Sinead O'Connor's iconic 1990 clip for "Nothing Compares 2 U…

  16. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  17. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year's host Snoop Dogg and more made their…

  18. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

  19. Lorde, 'Pure Heroine': Track-By-Track Review

    September 25, 2013 4:15 PM EDT LORDE "Pure Heroine" Lava/Republic Producer: Joel Little Release Date: Sept. 30 Ten months after floating out her debut EP online for free in her native New Zealand, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the teenage singer-songwriter known as Lorde, has conjured an immense amount of…

  20. 6. Lorde: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: November 7, 1996 (Age 16) Why She's Hot: At this time last year, Ella Yelich-O'Connor was an unknown 15-year-old in New Zealand, still two months away from releasing her debut EP for free on the Internet. Fast forward one calendar frame, and…

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