1. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23, at Los Angeles' Club…

  2. Imagine Dragons Frontman to Receive Songwriters Hall of Fame Honor

    April 15, 2014 12:34 PM EDT Dan Reynolds, frontman of the chart-conquering rock band Imagine Dragons, will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Related Articles Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014 Imagine Dragons to Perform at Billboard…

  3. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  4. Father and Son Do Show-Stealing 'Happy' Dance at NCAA Finals: Watch

    April 08, 2014 3:45 PM EDT "Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. Rob Maiden, captain of the Dallas Mavericks dance team, Mavs ManiAACs, and his 15-year-old son performed a dance routine in the mezzanine…

  5. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  6. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. "I haven't given it one thought, I have…

  7. David Gray Inks Deal to Release 'Mutineers' Album, Debuts New Song

    April 01, 2014 8:36 AM EDT British singer-songwriter David Gray has inked a global agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS) for the release of his new studio album "Mutineers." Through the deal, KLS will partner with Gray’s own IHT Records to release and promote the album, which is due June 17. “Mutineers,”…

  8. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  9. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual “Power 50“ list , nudging out 2013's leader Pasquale…

  10. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  11. Top 50 Single Word Songs: One-Word Wonders

    March 26, 2014 12:34 PM EDT "Roar." "Royals." "Radioactive." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered tracks now making up nearly a third of the Billboard Hot 100 each week. To explore this…

  12. Billboard Welcomes Tasha Green as New Fashion Editor

    March 19, 2014 12:07 PM EDT Billboard is excited to announce the addition of Tasha Green as its new fashion editor. Green joins Billboard from the Wall Street Journal, where she served as men's style editor and contributed to both the Off Duty weekend section and Wall Street Journal magazine, as a market editor,…

  13. March 16, 1996: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' Makes History On Hot 100

    March 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 'Sweet' 16, indeed: On this date 18 years ago, the superstar duet ballad wrapped its record 16-week stay atop the chart On this date (March 16) in 1996, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" spent its 16th and final week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

  14. Yardnoise's Chad Hugo, 'Face Your Destiny (Manny's Theme)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 10, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny." One of the film's directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to create a music video for the track "Face…

  15. Hezekiah Walker Completes Six Months Atop Gospel Airplay Chart

    March 04, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song becomes one of the elite titles to spend at least 26 weeks atop an airplay ranking Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" joins an exclusive club of songs that have led an airplay chart (that Billboard currently produces each week) for half a year or more, as the track…

  16. Oscars 2014: Best Musician Tweets

    March 02, 2014 10:49 PM EST A billion people the world over watched Hollywood A-listers take home Oscars Sunday night (March 2) -- and some of them just happened to be the biggest names in music. Check out the best musician tweets about the 86th Academy Awards. OSCARS 2014 • 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song •…

  17. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  18. Kendrick Lamar Talks Macklemore Text, Could Release New Album in 2014

    February 28, 2014 7:18 PM EST "That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," says Lamar, who could release his next album in September. According to Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith, plans are in motion to release a new Kendrick Lamar album this year. Lamar has also followed up on…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

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