1. She & Him Signs With Columbia Records

    June 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A new album by the indie duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel is expected in the fall, a rep for the Sony label confirms. She & Him, the indie duo comprised of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, have just joined the majors. Columbia Records, the Sony Music subsidiary run by chairman Rob…

  2. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Clockwork & More

    June 23, 2014 2:06 PM EDT The third and final day of EDC was not for the feint of heart. After a brief respite during day 2, the energy was cranked up to 11 for the grand finale. The Las Vegas Speedway was flooded with thousands of attendees to see the likes of Paul van Dyk, GTA, Zeds Dead and R3hab rumble through…

  3. ‘Frozen’ Songwriting Team Prepare New Show

    June 04, 2014 3:38 AM EDT Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning husband-and-wife team behind the film "Frozen" - are preparing an original romantic comedy for the stage called "Up Here." The influential California theater company La Jolla Playhouse said Tuesday that the show…

  4. Justin Bieber Drops New Song ‘Hard2FaceReality’: Listen

    April 27, 2014 2:39 AM EDT Just before 9 p.m. pacific on Saturday, Justin Bieber unexpectedly dropped the new heartfelt slow-jam “Hard2FaceReality” (featuring Pooh Bear) to his millions of followers on Twitter. Me and @poobear singing https://t.co/qJb4jWDs5h @CrazyKhalil you left your soundcloud open so i used it —…

  5. New Wave Book ‘Mad, Mad World’ Takes Readers Back To The '80s

    April 16, 2014 1:12 AM EDT Good luck escaping the '80s these days -- whether on a Super Bowl commercial or soundtracking a primetime soap like "Grey's Anatomy," the music created more than 30 years ago, and accessorized with big shoulder pads, bigger hair, and a ton of eyeliner, has proven to have…

  6. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited back to you or as if you have your very own…

  7. Skrillex, Owl City Add to 'Wreck-It Ralph' Score by Henry Jackman

    September 13, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Skrillex , AKB48 , Owl City and the team behind "Pac-Man Fever," Buckner & Garcia, are providing original music to the animated Disney feature "Wreck-It Ralph." Henry Jackman has scored the film, which Disney will release Nov. 2. Skrillex wrote the game-play music,…

  8. Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in New Musical

    May 11, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the…

  9. Oscars Not Performing 'Muppets,' 'Rio' Original Song Nominees?

    February 07, 2012 3:05 PM EST When the Academy Award nominations were announced last month, the Best Original Song category only included two candidates: "Real In Rio" from "Rio," and "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets." Now, it's possible that even those songs will be performed…

  10. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist…

  11. Mary J. Blige, the National on Oscar Original Song Shortlist

    December 19, 2011 7:38 PM EST The National , Chris Cornell , Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think You Can Wait" appeared in the Tom…

  12. Zooey Deschanel Mulling New Material to Follow 'She & Him Christmas'

    December 07, 2011 4:05 PM EST As Zooey Deschanel winds down a hectic 2011 that included a successful sitcom launch, scattered film appearances and a Christmas album as one-half of She & Him , the singer/actress tells Billboard.com that she is already in the preliminary stages of putting together the folk-pop duo'…

  13. Yelawolf Talks New Single and Debut Album 'Radioactive'

    August 11, 2011 2:10 PM EDT "It's one of those records we cut last minute,"says Yelawolf of "Hard White (Up In the Club)." "Hard White (Up In the Club)," released on iTunes Monday (Aug. 8), is Yelawolf's first single off his Shady Records debut, "Radioactive" (Sept. 27).…

  14. Kara DioGuardi: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 05, 2010 5:56 PM EST Let's coin a new term to describe Kara DioGuardi : Instead of a multihyphenate, she's a mega-hyphenate. The songwriter-producer-publisher-A&R executive-"American Idol" judge starts 2010 with a slate of songs to write, artists to develop and exasperated sighs to give…

  15. Joanna Pacitti Disqualified From 'American Idol'

    February 12, 2009 10:09 AM EST "American Idol" season 8 contestant Joanna Pacitti has been disqualified from the show, apparently due to her past history in the music business. "It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is ineligible to continue in the competition," Fox said in a statement without…

  16. Letters To Cleo Reuniting For Short Tour

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall. Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall. Original members Kay Hanley (vocals), Greg McKenna and Michael Eisenstein …

  17. Billboard Underground: Stone Mecca

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its own. After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its own. Led by founder, producer and longtime…

  18. Ice Cube Goes 'Raw' For New Album, SXSW Show

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Ice Cube is putting the finishing touches on his new album, "Raw Footage," and plans to celebrate by cybercasting his concert Saturday (March 15) as part of South by Southwest in Austin Veteran rapper Ice Cube is putting the finishing touches on his new album, "…

  19. Rap It Up

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. The…

  20. Fat Joe Goes Gangster On 'Elephant'

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap album - rap being the room and the elephant being me. Fat Joe's been doing it for 15 years and he still doesn't get his just due." That's what the Bronx-bred "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap…

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