1. Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality Star to TV Host, Actress

    February 28, 2015 11:25 AM EST From her punk-style teenage years on MTV's The Osbournes to her now-completed run on E!'s Fashion Police , audiences have watched the reality star-turned-TV host embrace multiple hair hues (black, red, pink, blonde, grey, violet), act and produce, sing, co-host a comedic fashion…

  2. ASCAP Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Initial 2015 Lineup

    February 27, 2015 10:37 PM EST The ASCAP Expo celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with the 2015 edition scheduled to be held April 30 through May 2 at Los Angeles' Loews Hollywood Hotel. Among the hitmakers to gather for the annual confab dedicated to "the craft and business of songwriting, composing and…

  3. How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

    February 25, 2015 11:27 AM EST How 'Harry Potter' made the long-running series possible. You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying , replaced with editorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at…

  4. Listen to Ed Sheeran Hilariously Read the Weather

    February 24, 2015 10:10 AM EST Just thinking out loud here, but if the whole "singing" thing doesn't continue to work out, maybe  Ed Sheeran  should be a weatherman? He gave the job a shot on Radio 1, telling viewers, "The weather outside is brisk. If you walk out you will get very, very pink…

  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. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' Reaches 500,000 in Sales

    February 20, 2015 10:13 PM EST On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Drake's surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late opened atop the list with a huge first week while the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack sizzled with a No. 2 debut . Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular…

  7. Exclusive Song Premiere: Gang of Four's 'Stranded'

    February 20, 2015 2:05 PM EST When singer Jon King decided to leave Gang of Four in 2012, there was a fleeting thought that there might not be a next for the British group. But the resolve of guitarist Andy Gill, its sole remaining founding member, made sure there was a "What Happens Next." "I felt pretty…

  8. Amber's 'Beautiful' Solo Debut Swoops Into World, Heatseekers Albums Charts

    February 19, 2015 10:20 PM EST Amber is the first member of f(x) to venture out solo and she's got some impressive charts to show for her effort. The rapper/singer's  Beautiful:  The 1st Mini Album  EP debuts at No. 2 on  Billboard 's World Albums chart and No. 19 on Heatseekers Albums . The latter…

  9. Songwriters Hall to Induct Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Jerry Garcia and Linda Perry

    February 18, 2015 12:34 PM EST Cyndi Lauper , Toby Keith and the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry , country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June…

  10. Exclusive: Listen to 'Someone' by July Talk, Releasing Self-Titled Debut on Island Records

    February 18, 2015 10:00 AM EST Listening to Toronto-based five-piece July Talk is like doing CrossFit, or plunging into an outdoor hot tub in the middle of winter, or twirling around while wearing a blindfold. It's an extreme contrast of feelings and textures and sounds and temperatures. Peter Dreimanis' low,…

  11. PETA Slams Chris Brown's NYFW Fur: 'More of the Same From Him: Ugly Violence'

    February 17, 2015 9:42 PM EST After Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran appeared at the Michael Costello runway show during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday evening, PETA is blasting the singer for his choice of clothing.  Musicians Who've Posed for PETA (and Sometimes Stripped Down): Pink, Sia and More …

  12. See Kanye West Hand Deliver Yeezy 750 Boosts to Fans

    February 14, 2015 5:38 PM EST Fans waiting to get their hands on Kanye West 's latest entry into the world of sneakers got a special surprise on Saturday (Feb. 14). The rapper turned up at the adidas Originals store in SoHo to greet fans with pairs of his adidas Yeezy 750 Boost kicks, according to Miss Info . The…

  13. New Signings: Q Prime Signs Volbeat, Incubus Joins Island Records, Downtown Nabs Atticus Ross

    February 13, 2015 2:19 PM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Incubus signs an exclusive worldwide contract with Island Records . The band will release a four-song…

  14. Pitchfork Fest 2015 Lineup: Chance The Rapper, Wilco, Sleater-Kinney To Headline

    February 13, 2015 10:47 AM EST Pitchfork Music Festival, now entering its tenth year at Chicago's Union Square Park, has unveiled its 2015 lineup of indie rock all-stars. Wilco , Sleater-Kinney and Chance The Rapper will headline the annual festival, which will take place July 17-19 this year. Chance The Rapper, a…

  15. MØ, Neneh Cherry Up for Top Nordic Album Prize

    February 11, 2015 1:16 PM EST Neneh Cherry , MØ , Todd Terje and Emilie Nicolas are among the 12 nominees for the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize 2014, given to the year's best album from an artist based in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland or Denmark. The award, which is modeled after Britain's Mercury Prize, will…

  16. Grammys 2015: Here's What Happened at the Parties

    February 09, 2015 3:30 PM EST Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter is on the scene as high-profile musicians and top execs celebrate the 2015 Grammy Awards at L.A.'s most exclusive parties. Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammy Awards. But the action didn't stop there. Stay tuned to this page for all…

  17. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  18. Folk Musician Roy Harper Cleared of Two Child Sexual Abuse Charges, Could Face Retrial

    February 06, 2015 7:04 PM EST Following more than two weeks of trial and jury deliberation, English folk-rock musician Roy Harper was cleared of two child sex charges on Thursday. But he could face a re-trial. Roy Harper Albums Get U.S. Releases The singer-songwriter -- who is best known as the singer of Pink Floyd '…

  19. Is Fun. Done?

    February 05, 2015 2:15 AM EST After beating out some heavy competition ( Frank Ocean , The Lumineers , Alabama Shakes , Hunter Hayes ) to win the Grammy for best new artist in 2013, Fun. has followed up with something few expected: Nothing. Despite an out-of-the-blue Facebook update posted at midnight eastern…

  20. Should Britney Spears Have More Grammy Awards? Looking Back at Her Various Nominations

    February 04, 2015 2:44 PM EST It's been a decade since Britney won her first (and only) Grammy. How many more did she deserve? Ten years ago, Britney Spears was finally able to call herself a Grammy-winning superstar when her danger-courting pop stunner "Toxic" won the best dance recording trophy at the…

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