1. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  2. Aretha Franklin Recruits Andre 3000, Babyface For New Music

    March 23, 2014 1:22 PM EDT The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon. Franklin held an exclusive and small party Saturday in New York City for her birthday, which is on Tuesday.…

  3. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  4. ScHoolboy Q, St. Vincent Added To Pitchfork Fest Lineup

    March 20, 2014 3:26 PM EDT The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival has rounded out its lineup, with an assortment of artists joining previously announced headliners Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar on Thursday (Mar. 20). Lamar's TDE cohort has joined this year's lineup, along with indie rock chanteuse St…

  5. Lady Gaga Taps K-Pop Act Crayon Pop to Open Summer Tour Dates

    March 20, 2014 2:08 PM EDT K-pop sensation Crayon Pop, the colorful quintet who scored a viral hit last year with the infectious, dance craze-creating single "Bar Bar Bar," have been announced as one of the openers on Lady Gaga's upcoming "Artpop" tour. An "excited" Gaga said Thursday…

  6. Paramore & Beyond: The 10 Most Awesome Things We Saw at Parahoy!

    March 12, 2014 7:10 PM EDT The best of four days at sea with Paramore, Teegan & Sara, New Found Glory and more The maiden voyage of the Parahoy! cruise finally came back to shore yesterday. The four-day excursion to the Bahamas might have been filled with angsty music, but that didn't stop the good vibes…

  7. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at SXSW: 'I Cried and I Laughed'

    March 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Director Martin Shore's new documentary "Take Me to the River" had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. A musical celebration and Memphis history lesson filled with legendary artists new and old, it makes an ideal programming pick for the synergistic South by…

  8. Aloe Blacc, American Authors To Perform at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 12, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards has announced its first performers and presenters. Indie rock outfit American Authors and Aloe Blacc will perform at the March 29 fan-voted ceremony hosted by Mark Wahlberg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. American Authors will take the stage…

  9. 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…

  10. Parahoy! Day 1: Paramore Rock the Norwegian Pearl Out to Sea

    March 08, 2014 10:00 AM EST The lyrics of Paramore's "Daydreaming" might as well be changed to "daydrinking all of the time." "How many of you here have ever been on a cruise before?" asks Tegan & Sara' s Tegan Quin midway through the duo's 9 PM set on Parahoy!'s…

  11. Sleigh Bells Announce Spring North American Tour

    March 06, 2014 9:42 PM EST After confirming the band's presence at Red Bull Sound Select in Austin, Texas, for next week, Sleigh Bells have confirmed a North American tour to go along with sets at Coachella next month. According to Radio.com , the noise-pop duo will embark on a multi-date tour in the months of…

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake Lead Hot Rap Songs' 25th Anniversary Rankings

    March 06, 2014 2:08 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had a monumental run since the 2012 release of their debut album, "The Heist." The duo has performed numerous sold out-shows and recently garnered four Grammy Awards. Now, there's another achievement that the rapper and producer can tuck…

  13. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST As expected, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a North American summer tour that will take the legendary rock band and the young-gun singer on a 19-date trek starting June 19 in Chicago. Joining Lambert will be original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. After the Windy…

  14. 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…

  15. Eric Hutchinson, 'A Little More': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 03, 2014 11:13 AM EST Check out the new track from the singer's upcoming album "Pure Fiction," launching at Billboard.com. Rising pop singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson has been previewing new single "A Little More" on the road over the past year, and on Monday (Mar. 3), the studio…

  16. Porter Robinson Drops Dreamy, Non-EDM Single 'Sea of Voices'

    March 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST did.. did 'sea of voices' just trend worldwide during the during fucking oscars ARE U GUYS FOR REAL — 【=◈︿◈=】porter【=◈︿◈=】 (@porterrobinson) March 3, 2014 Electronic music it-boy Porter Robinson dropped the first single from his much-anticipated album "Worlds" today, and…

  17. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as…

  18. Drake Bell Talks 'Ready Steady Go!' Album: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video

    February 28, 2014 3:13 PM EST The former "Drake & Josh" star is readying a throwback album executive-produced by Brian Setzer. Drake Bell has no interest in becoming a conventional pop star in 2014. Instead, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" likens himself to a…

  19. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    February 28, 2014 12:25 PM EST Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith tell the full story of how L.A.'s unexpected indie label rewrote rap's rules It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars.…

  20. Movie History First: This Week's No. 1 Song and Album Both From Animated Films

    February 27, 2014 7:39 PM EST For the first time in history, both the No. 1 song and album in the U.S. are from animated films. Pharrell's single "Happy," from "Despicable Me 2," reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, while Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack album…

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