1. The 10 Best Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST 0 Check out the songs that Billboard's staff was blasting all year long, from 5SOS to Beyonce. From a cello-laced pop anthem to a church-rattling folk track to Queen Bey’s utter flawlessness, 2014 contained an amazingly diverse array of powerful singles. After many, many…

  2. Ariana Grande Turns to Kris Kringle for Romantic Advice in New Christmas Song, 'Santa Tell Me'

    November 24, 2014 10:12 AM EST Last night, Ariana Grande released her new Christmas song, "Santa Tell Me," for download on iTunes. Listen to it below. Ariana Grande Jazzes Up the AMAs with The Weeknd Grande performed a number of songs from My Everything last night -- including the latest single, "Love Me…

  3. ‘Hideaway’ Singer Kiesza: Dyslexia 'Makes You More Creative’

    October 16, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Put Kiesza on a rooftop with a rifle and she could probably shoot you down from a block away -- not that she's planning to. Prior to her amazing one-take video for her debut single, "Hideaway," going viral (to the tune of 132 million-plus views since February), the dance-pop…

  4. Bandwidth Issues Cause Apple Livestream Delays

    September 09, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Today was a big day in the tech world, as Apple took over the Flint Center in its hometown of Cupertino for a multi-pronged unveiling of the company's newest products , including a long-awaited touchscreen watch, new iPhone(s) and a mobile payment system. But thousands -- posssibly…

  5. Lollapalooza's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    August 01, 2014 9:22 AM EDT Eminem or the Arctic Monkeys? Calvin Harris or OutKast? Here's our expert advice. If you’re a pro at the music festival game, you know you’ve got to come prepared. Lollapalooza 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage from Billboard Once strictly an alt-rock festival, Lolla now offers a refined…

  6. Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement for New Album, Massive Tour

    July 10, 2014 6:39 AM EDT The country star is expected to announce a deal with Sony Nashville at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Garth Brooks, arguably the biggest country star of the 1990s, is scheduled to make a major announcement at a Nashville press conference this afternoon: that he’s coming out of…

  7. Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists & Capitol Records Unveil After Hours Label (Exclusive)

    June 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Three major EDM industry players have joined forces to provide a new all-in-one record label on the Las Vegas Strip. Formed in a partnership between Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists and Capitol Records, the new After Hours label will draw on each business’ strengths in offering…

  8. Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)

    March 21, 2014 6:48 PM EDT Apple has opened exploratory talks with senior label executives about the possibility of launching an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music, according to three people familiar with the talks. Apple is also thinking about adding an iTunes App for Android phones,…

  9. Bruno Mars Gets One-Sided Super Bowl Bouncing With Biggest Hits

    February 02, 2014 9:28 PM EST The game? A Dud. But Bruno and the Red Hot Chili Peppers score with an energetic halftime spectacle Bruno Mars likes a party, whether it's his infectious performances at various awards shows ("Get off your rich asses and let's have some fun!" he told the crowd at the…

  10. 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…

  11. Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael Jackson and his longtime lawyer/adviser John…

  12. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

  13. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  14. Dropkick Murphys Donate $300,000 to Boston Marathon Victims

    July 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Since 1996, the Dropkick Murphys have been the unofficial house band for the entire city of Boston. Their hit, "Tessie," was written for the Red Sox during their 2004 run to the World Series, when the team ended their 86-year championship "curse," making it a good luck…

  15. Disclosure, 'Settle': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 4:48 PM EDT It's easy and short-sighted to compare Disclosure's debut album "Settle" to Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," partly due to the proximity of their release dates, partly due to the highly lazy "European electronic duo" tag, and partly due to…

  16. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  17. Jon Bon Jovi Applauds New Jersey’s New Overdose Law

    May 03, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Just a few months after his daughter survived a drug overdose, Jon Bon Jovi joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Thursday for the signing of a law to encourage reporting of overdoses so victims don't end up dead. Bon Jovi called the law a lifesaver and encouraged other states to do…

  18. Danny Brown, Juelz Santana and Ghostface Killah Hit SXSW Vice House Show, Then 'Peace' Out

    March 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Several New York rhymers and a Detroit rap kook rocked the party last night. Friday (March 15) was a hell of a night for hip-hop. Just as people began heading over to the Vice House party around 7 p.m., news was breaking across Twitter (originally from a TMZ report) that Lil Wayne was in…

  19. Mike Scaccia, Ministry Guitarist, Dead at 47

    December 23, 2012 9:10 PM EST Founding member of Rigor Mortis reportedly collapsed onstage during a Saturday night performance. Mike Scaccia, guitarist for long-running metal act Ministry, died at the age of 47 on Saturday night (Dec. 22). According to Rolling Stone , Scaccia collapsed onstage during a performance at the…

  20. Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's to No. 1 on Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift

    December 13, 2012 2:20 PM EST The duo concurrently starts on Country Albums at No. 3 with its debut set 'Here's to the Good Times' In the first turnover atop Billboard's Country Songs chart since the ranking's formula changed from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming and expanded…

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