1. Sara Evans, 'Slow Me Down': Track-By-Track Review

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT This week, Sara Evans releases "Slow Me Down," her first new album in close to three years. The lead single and title track is climbing the charts, hitting No. 28 on Hot Country Songs. It was also selected by The 615 as one of the ten best country singles released in 2013. Is there…

  2. Barack Obama Salutes ‘Women of Soul,’ Struggles To Spell ‘Respect’: Watch

    March 09, 2014 11:51 PM EDT He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House. "What a lineup!" Obama declared Thursday at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of…

  3. Inside the Hendrix Film's Beatles Coup and Why They 'Bet the House' on Andre Benjamin

    March 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT The Beatles, Cream, the Animals, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones play roles in the development of Jimi Hendrix in 1966 and 1967, a 12-month period that saw the guitarist emerge from Curtis Knight's rhythm section to form the Experience and take a starring role in the Monterey Pop…

  4. Sara Evans Reveals Major Collaborators for New Release 'Slow Me Down'

    March 07, 2014 8:11 PM EST Gavin DeGraw, Vince Gill, the Fray's Isaac Slade among album's featured guests Sara Evans has been counting down the days, and now she’s down to four.  On Tuesday (March 11), the songstress will release her seventh RCA studio album "Slow Me Down." Billboard has traced…

  5. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival, he wanted to…

  6. Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande Set for First Lady's 'Women of Soul' Concert

    March 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. Related Articles 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Pete Seeger Beyonce Tipped to Perform at…

  7. Bruce Springsteen Live Tribute DVD, Record Store Day EP Coming Soon

    February 24, 2014 12:23 PM EST MusiCares DVD captures last year's Person of the Year award ceremony, featuring 16 Springsteen classics covered by other famous musicians Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2013, earning him a star-studded tribute concert last February at Los Angeles&…

  8. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  9. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Receives May Release Date

    February 15, 2014 5:33 PM EST The rapper was present at a Drake concert Friday night to deliver the news Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" may have an official release date. At a concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans last night (Feb. 14), Drake brought out the rapper and announced that his hotly-anticipated…

  10. Better Than Ezra Signs With The End Records

    February 11, 2014 3:41 AM EST Better Than Ezra has signed with The End Records, it was announced Monday. The group, featuring co-founding members Kevin Griffin and Tom Drummond along with Michael Jerome, who joined in 2009, will also kick off a national tour this spring. "We couldn't be more thrilled to team up…

  11. Howard Stern's 60th Bash: The Full Report From The Birthday Blowout

    February 01, 2014 11:18 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night. In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive producer Gary Dell'Abate noted that, last year,…

  12. Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley, 'Everywhere I Go': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2014 11:00 AM EST This April, Bonnie Raitt will join an all-star cast of musicians -- including Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley -- paying homage to Jackson Browne on a new full-length tribute album. Just under two months before the album's official release, Billboard has the exclusive premiere…

  13. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell Music: From MJ to Beyonce (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:24 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. Super Bowl: Full Coverage of…

  14. Carrie Underwood Says Women Aren't Getting a Fair Shake in Country Music: 'You Would Think We'd Be Farther Along'

    January 30, 2014 2:17 PM EST "There seems to be room for only a few" popular females on radio, Underwood says. "I don't think women can get away with the partying, truck-driving kind of music that a lot of the guys have gotten away with lately" In both 2012 and 2013, just three of the top 25…

  15. Super Bowl Music Guide: NYC-Area Concerts

    January 27, 2014 2:46 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as artists, corporate sponsors and media companies prep…

  16. GRAMMY Awards: 16 Things Seen and Heard

    January 27, 2014 1:40 AM EST From Steven Tyler's sobriety crack to Lorde's post-win hug with Taylor Swift, THR and Billboard run down what you didn't see on TV. The GRAMMY Awards’ red carpet is one of the longest in the entertainment industry – not just in terms of the actual physical size (enough to…

  17. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  18. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Saturday

    January 25, 2014 10:00 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards won't be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page…

  19. 615 Spotlight: Tyler Barham Eyes Big 2014

    January 22, 2014 4:41 PM EST Just a few weeks ago, The 615 selected Tyler Barham as one of ten artists poised to make an impact upon the country music scene in 2014. The Montana native definitely has numbers on his side.  In the past seven years, the singer has amassed over 8.5 million views of his videos on YouTube, and…

  20. Bruce Springsteen's Son Joins New Jersey’s Fire Department

    January 22, 2014 1:52 AM EST Bruce Springsteen’s youngest son, Sam, was just 8 years old when his father released "The Rising," a reflection on the 9/11 attacks with songs of brave firemen going into the fire to save lives while risking their own. from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Howell, NJ. Springsteen…

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