1. Shakira Returns With New Album, Steamy Rihanna Video, Country Duet: Cover Story

    March 07, 2014 12:40 PM EST It's late on a Wednesday afternoon, and a table in the foyer of Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood is laden with goodies: chocolate chip cookies, hummus and chips and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila with a card that reads, "Welcome back, Shakira!" But…

  2. Mysteryland vs Electric Daisy: Insomniac and ID&T Reveal Lineups for Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? If you’re an EDM fan in New York, you are officially spoiled. Live Nation’s Insomniac and SFX’s ID&T announced their lineups for their competing events this May 24-25. If there were any lingering questions about competition between the two rave…

  3. Is '#Selfie' The Next 'Harlem Shake'?

    March 06, 2014 12:35 PM EST EDM duo the Chainsmokers debut on The Hot 100 with viral hit. The "selfie" has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The Chainsmokers, New York natives with a knack for humor and insight into the club scene, acted on…

  4. 'Annie' Trailer Appears Online: Watch

    March 06, 2014 4:07 AM EST     Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz get the unenviable task of updating the classic musical. It's a hard knock life -- for die-hard Annie fans.   The first trailer for Columbia's modern-day update of the classic musical debuted Wednesday, offering a preview of what…

  5. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  6. Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Cover Debacle (Exclusive)

    February 27, 2014 7:27 PM EST Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, Billboard has confirmed.   Drake had been working with ID for the past year to handle publicity for third album “Nothing…

  7. Game of Thrones’ Thomas Brodie-Sangster Stars in Luka State Video: Watch

    February 25, 2014 12:44 AM EST Thomas Brodie-Sangster, best known for his turn as Jojen Reed in HBO's Game of Thrones, has turned up in emerging U.K. rock band The Luka State's music video for new single "30 Minute Break." Produced by Sam Williams, the video explores the issue of domestic violence…

  8. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  9. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  10. Sundance 2014: Kurt Russell & Nephews Talk 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' & Musical Side Projects

    January 21, 2014 5:40 PM EST Russell's nephews -- co-directors Champan & Maclain Way and composer Brocker Way -- tell the tale of his father as a baseball rebel in new doc Billboard caught up with actor Kurt Russell and his very accomplished nephews at Sundance Film Festival to discuss their new film "The…

  11. Gina Turner Releases New EP, Teaches Yoga at Sea: Listen to Her Playlist Here

    January 13, 2014 5:48 PM EST The DJ set sail on EDM cruise Holy Ship!!! and taught some vinyasa on board. The dance musical festival cruise ship Holy Ship!!! returned to shore yesterday, January 12, after four musical days at sea. While most cruisers set sail to enjoy the bounty of DJ sets by everyone from A-Trak to Zedd…

  12. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  13. Chemical Bros, Justice and Chromeo Remix Boys Noize: Watch Teaser Clip Here

    December 23, 2013 3:20 PM EST Here’s a gift you can only peak at for now. Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) will unwrap a remix album of his “Out Of The Black” album this coming February. Showcasing the work of Chemical Brothers, Justice, Oliver, Chromeo and even Ridha’s own re-rubs of his original tracks, the album revisits…

  14. 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…

  15. Jake Owen Rolls the Dice With 'Days of Gold'

    December 03, 2013 1:30 PM EST "I think that as an artist, sometimes for you to grow, you have to take those risks rather than put out the same song each time" Jake Owen has taken his share of risks over the past few years. His last album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," firmly established him as one of the…

  16. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  17. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  18. Oliver, Remixed and Ready: Listen to Exclusive Dillon Francis-Mixed 'Night Is On My Mind'

    October 21, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It’s a sunny Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Oliver, the DJ and production duo of Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver, are tucked inside their Silver Lake studio. Greg Kurstin previously occupied their particular space, now chock full of Goldstein’s formidable keyboard collection and…

  19. 50 Cent Gets Behind Sundance's ‘Dream School’ Reality Series

    October 09, 2013 1:51 AM EDT Cent said he's excited to be part of the new Sundance series "Dream School" because the reality show focuses on uplifting people. "Dream School," which debuted Monday (10 p.m. EDT), follows a group of high school dropouts who are trying to graduate. 50 Cent…

  20. Cooking With 2 Chainz: Eating Our Way Through His 'Meal Time' Recipes

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chainz was my therapist this past weekend and he didn't even know it. From Friday night to Sunday night (September 13-15), omitting mornings (2 Chainz apparently sleeps through breakfast), I cooked dishes from his and Chef Aleem's cookbook, "#Meal Time." The 15…

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