1. Kim Kardashian's Forgotten 'Jam': Revisiting The Bid (Or Was It?) For Music Stardom

    February 24, 2015 5:20 PM EST The-Dream on Kim's 2011 solo single: "Thirty years from now, I can be like, 'Yeah, I did it for the Marilyn Monroe of that time.'" "Just finished my piano lesson in time to watch the Oscar's red carpet!!!" Kim Kardashian West posted to Twitter…

  2. Queen Latifah's Bessie Smith Film to Premiere May 16 on HBO

    February 24, 2015 2:45 PM EST HBO's film on blues singer Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah will premiere on May 16. Latifah stars in Bessie as the Empress of the Blues, one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s. Latifah recorded many of Smith's better-known songs for the film, and a soundtrack…

  3. 'Downton Abbey' Congressman Took Interns to Katy Perry Concert, Really Loves Private Planes

    February 24, 2015 8:53 AM EST Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock , a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges…

  4. Country Duo Love And Theft Talk Being Dropped By Their Label: 'We're Still Hoping They Might Do the Right Thing'

    February 23, 2015 4:40 PM EST This story was updated on Feb. 24 to include comments from Sony Music Nashville chief executive Gary Overton, at bottom. Love And Theft recently released their third album, Whiskey On My Breath , which debuted at No. 26 on the Top Country Albums chart. But getting this record out wasn't…

  5. Taylor Swift Named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

    February 23, 2015 2:39 PM EST Taylor Swift has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the year by international trade group IFPI. The annual award honors the year's top artist across physical sales, downloads and streaming worldwide. Released late last year, Swift's fifth album 1989 has sold over 8.6 million…

  6. Christina Aguilera Talks Returning to 'The Voice,' Guesting on 'Nashville'

    February 23, 2015 10:30 AM EST The Voice is back for its eighth season Monday, and with it comes the return of original coach Christina Aguilera. Aguilera -- who gave birth to her daughter while she sat out of coaching the singing competition's sixth and seventh seasons -- hasn't been completely gone the whole…

  7. Exclusive Premiere: The Darkness Return With 'Barbarian' Video

    February 23, 2015 10:00 AM EST It's not easy for a band to last more than a decade, but the Darkness seem impervious to the difficulties that plague other bands: they still play with the same unrestrained glee that they brought to their debut, Permission To Land , back in 2003. Today Billboard is premiering the video…

  8. Joan Rivers Snubbed By 2015 Oscars In Memoriam Segment

    February 22, 2015 10:49 PM EST Two weeks after Joan Rivers was left out of the Grammys In Memoriam segment , the legendary comedian was inexplicably left out of the 2015 Oscars In Memoriam montage. True, Rivers' main film credit -- as writer/director on 1978's Rabbit Test -- was ill-received, but her presence on…

  9. Oscars 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 22, 2015 8:30 PM EST Who brought home gold at the  2015 Oscars ? See a complete winners list below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman -- WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Actress in a Leading Role…

  10. Insane Clown Posse Get 'Lost' & 'Found' Working on Pair of New Albums

    February 21, 2015 9:00 PM EST The FBI and other haters be damned: "Business continues" for the Insane Clown Posse , with not one but two new albums and plenty of live work headed our way this year. The Detroit rap duo will drop the first album, Lost , on April 28 -- group member Violent J's 43rd birthday.…

  11. Amber Rose Responds to Kanye West & Disses Kim Kardashian

    February 20, 2015 4:09 PM EST Don't come at Amber Rose and think she won't respond. During Kanye West 's interview with Power 105.1, which aired Friday (Feb. 20), he touched on his relationship with his wife Kim Kardashian West and also his past one with ex-girlfriend Amber Rose. Kanye West Disses…

  12. It's Time to Get Excited for Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music

    February 20, 2015 2:05 PM EST Collaborators with great pedigrees, a video with Bieber and Hanks, and strong early buzz all point toward a comeback for the "Call Me Maybe" star. It would be easy to regard Carly Rae Jepsen as forever belonging to 2012. That was the year the erstwhile Canadian Idol…

  13. Corner Office: Capitol Music Group Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett on Sam Smith and Beck's Grammy Sweep and Why Kanye West 'Needs a Therapist'

    February 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST You won't find any corner offices in Capitol Music Group's Los angeles headquarters, but at the top of the iconic circular tower sits a sharp chief executive. Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett , 62, has only logged two years on the job, following a 15-year stint at Sony Music, but his…

  14. Jay Z's 'Big Pimpin' Puts Live Nation in Lawsuit's Crosshairs

    February 19, 2015 5:45 PM EST Are the days of hearing one of Jay Z's biggest hits live over? An Egyptian film composer's heir seeks an injunction. The marathon litigation over Jay Z 's sampling of an old Egyptian tune for his blockbuster song "Big Pimpin'" took a new turn on Wednesday after…

  15. Iggy Azalea Quits Social Media: 5 of Her Most Memorable Twitter Flare-Ups

    February 19, 2015 3:48 PM EST Iggy Azalea has officially logged off: On Wednesday night, the rap superstar let her 4.3 million Twitter followers know that she was "taking some time away from social media" after she returned from a vacation to find unflattering paparazzi photos of herself online,…

  16. From the International Space Station, Astronauts Talk Beyonce's Grammy Snub, Alien Life

    February 19, 2015 2:55 PM EST The last few years have seen a rekindling of imagination and interest in space exploration and the loopy fundamentals of our understanding of the universe, from the mind-bending Interstellar to Neil deGrasse Tyson 's Seth MacFarlane -assisted reboot of Cosmos . According to rough…

  17. 5 Seconds of Summer Celebrates Winning 'Worst Band' Award

    February 19, 2015 10:30 AM EST “I'm so damn happy right now,” Michael Clifford gushed on Twitter after 5SOS was bestowed with the “honor.” 5 Seconds of Summer was just named "worst band" at an actual awards show -- and the Australian pop-rock quartet could not be more thrilled. During the 2015 NME Awards ,…

  18. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  19. Tyler, the Creator Wants to Launch His Own MTV With New Venture

    February 19, 2015 4:37 AM EST "I'm creating my own MTV or my own Cartoon Network," said Tyler Okonma -- better known as Tyler, the Creator -- from the stage at the Code/Media conference in Dana Point, Calif.  The 23-year-old rapper and music producer was referring to the deal he struck, announced earlier in…

  20. Zooey Deschanel Talks She & Him, 'New Girl' Season 4 & Pregnancy Discretion

    February 18, 2015 10:32 PM EST A lot of big news has come out of New Girl lately. On camera, viewers can expect to bid adieu to actor Damon Wayans Jr. (again) at the season's end. And behind the scenes, star Zooey Deschanel announced she's expecting the arrival of her first child. The latter obviously will not…

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