1. Miranda Lambert Scores Record Fifth Career-Opening No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart

    June 12, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The singer passes Carrie Underwood, who's begun with four No. 1s. Plus, moves for Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town. As "Platinum" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with 180,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Miranda Lambert becomes the…

  2. Rita Ora Breaks Silence on Calvin Harris Breakup

    June 12, 2014 2:07 PM EDT Less than a week after Scottish producer Calvin Harris announced on Twitter that he and Rita Ora had officially ended their romantic relationship, the 23-year-old British singer has addressed the breakup on her own Twitter account . Calvin Harris Confirms Split with Rita Ora: ‘I Wish Her All…

  3. Drake & Lil Wayne Announce 31-City Co-Headlining Tour

    June 12, 2014 12:23 PM EDT Drake and Lil Wayne are going on tour together, finally. The two Young Money rappers will embark on a co-headlining  U.S. tour on August 8 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY. The Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour, which will stop through 31 cities, will run through September 27…

  4. Tony Awards to Drop 2 Categories

    June 12, 2014 3:34 AM EDT The Tony Awards will have fewer trophies next year and Broadway's sound designers are the ones being dropped. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Wednesday to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season, and cut the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best…

  5. Jack White Aiming for Second No. 1 Album Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 11, 2014 7:28 PM EDT Rocker Jack White is heading for his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Governors Ball 2014: Jack White Delivers Red Hot, Raucous Headliner Set Industry forecasters suggest his new release, "Lazaretto," could sell between 110,000 and 120,000 copies in the week ending…

  6. Grouplove, Portugal. The Man Headline Expanded Honda Civic Tour

    June 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are among the performers booked for the 2014 Honda Civic Tour, which this year evolves into a triple threat with three successive tours, each with a distinct music flavor. The alternative rock outfits are billed as summer co-headliners, with Tokyo Police Club…

  7. Miranda Lambert Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country star Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of "Platinum." The set — her fifth release — sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sum is Lambert's best sales week yet,…

  8. Death From Above 1979 to Release First Album In a Decade In September

    June 11, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have announced their first full-length studio album in a decade.  The Toronto-based band will release "The Physical World" on Sept. 9 via Last Gang Records / Warner Bros. Records -- the home of their seminal 2004 debut, "You're a Woman,…

  9. Tom Petty's New Album 'Hypnotic Eye,' Now Available for Pre-Order

    June 10, 2014 8:55 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' upcoming new Reprise Records album, "Hypnotic Eye", is now available for pre-order at itTunes and www.TomPetty.com . All those who pre-order the album in any format from either of these outlets or are a member of the band's Highway…

  10. G-Eazy Talks 'These Things Happen' Album; Releases A$AP Ferg Collaboration

    June 10, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Sold-out shows, screaming fans, big co-signs, but still no major-label deal: Is G-Eazy the next indie rap sensation? The teenagers spy him from across a coffee shop in San Francisco's SOMA district. "Excuse me. Are you G-Eazy?" The Berkeley, Calif.-bred rapper in the…

  11. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  12. Nicki Minaj Releases Video For ‘Pills N Potions’ (Watch)

    June 10, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Nicki Minaj has dropped the official video for "Pills N Potions," the first track lifted from her upcoming studio album “The Pink Print.” The hip hop star is in sultry, sex-kitten mode as she tokes from a cigarette and works her cleavage with her eyes pointed skyward. In one moment,…

  13. Tony Awards Ratings Dip for CBS

    June 09, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The Tony Awards with hopping host Hugh Jackman couldn't leapfrog last year's show in the ratings or the NBA Finals. According to preliminary Nielsen figures released Monday, Sunday's CBS telecast crowning "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" as Broadway'…

  14. Governors Ball 2014: The Kills Let Drummers Take The Lead (Video)

    June 09, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As the Kills took to the Big Apple stage on Sunday (June 8), the sun started to creep under clouds. The audible long time fans cheered for the rockers to start their set, as frontwoman Alison Mosshart wore her signature bleached blonde hair, jean vest, and patterned bulky shirt. There was not…

  15. 'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Threatened to Kick Linda Out of Wings and More

    June 09, 2014 5:44 PM EDT In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking  Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock'n'roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period  in the legendary rock…

  16. BET, Louder Than Life Partner For 'Music Matters' Compilation Series

    June 09, 2014 5:31 PM EDT Miguel, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Mack Wilds, The Internet among featured acts BET Networks and its new artist program Music Matters has partnered with Louder Than Life/Red Associated Labels to launch the new compilation album series, "BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1." Featuring…

  17. Governors Ball 2014: Bloody Beetroots Bring Beats, Talk Paul McCartney Collab (Video)

    June 09, 2014 3:20 PM EDT When the Bloody Beetroots, the brain child of Italian DJ-producer Bob Rifo, hits the road, it’s rebranded as “The Bloody Beetroots Live,” and for good reason. Onstage -- as they were at Governors Ball on Sunday (June 8) -- the act is often more like a rock band than an EDM one, with a mosh…

  18. Governors Ball 2014: Empire of the Sun's Luke Steele on Feeling Like a 'Prince' Backstage (Watch)

    June 09, 2014 1:08 PM EDT Governors Ball 2014 • PHOTOS: Live at Governors Ball! • Backstage Gov Ball Photo Gallery • Vampie Weekend's Taut Sunday Set • Axwell & Ingrosso Debut Songs • 15 Hot Governors Ball Moments Sunday • Interpol Aces Gov Ball • Jack White's Red Hot Saturday Set • GOVERNORS BALL FULL…

  19. Governors Ball 2014: Foster The People Get Their 'Kicks' (Video)

    June 09, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Foster & co. rock the big stage with a little help from Capital Cities' Spencer Ludwig. Oh, what “Pumped Up Kicks” hath wrought. Foster the People played the big stage at Governor’s Ball last night (June 8), packing in a crowd who was mostly there to hear one song. But Mark Foster…

  20. Governors Ball 2014: Bleachers Bring Fun in the Sun, Jack Antonoff Talks New Album (Video)

    June 09, 2014 11:50 AM EDT The Governors Ball 2014 crowd wasn't overly packed yet for the early 1:30 Bleachers set on Sunday (June 8). The dudes of Bleachers, led by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, ran onstage with Antonoff sporting a red ball cap, skinny jeans rolled up and high socks, in a nerd-meets-rock star look…

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