1. Drake Shows Off Comedy Chops, Broods a Bit as 'SNL' Host

    January 19, 2014 1:25 AM EST Drake's not just a rapper -- but we already knew that, especially for those who grew up watching Aubrey Graham on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now, he can add a new notch to his belt of appearances: "Saturday Night Live" host. Though he's appeared on the…

  2. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  3. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga Nominated for Worst Film Performances at Razzies

    January 15, 2014 9:56 PM EST With award season kicking into gear, stars across all entertainment mediums are garnering praise and accolades for their performances in the past year. Add Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to the mix, though their awards aren't exactly admirable. Today (Jan. 15), the nominations for the…

  4. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 5:56 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on January 30, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement - and maybe even once again a few days after, in an apparent hack scandal .   But Thursday (Jan. 2)’s…

  5. Feliz Navidad: 12 Songs for a Latin Christmas

    December 18, 2013 5:16 PM EST As predictable as a Christmas tree in the corner of the living room, the holiday evergreen "Feliz Navidad" has ensured that Merry Christmas is one phrase that everyone can say in Spanish. But José Feliciano’s modern classic is just the start of a Latin Christmas songbook that…

  6. Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of…

  7. Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne Climb Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2013 5:05 PM EDT Both Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne make great gains on the Social 50 this week, following their respective new song releases. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology blends…

  8. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  9. Lady Gaga Shares 'Aura' Lyric Video, 'ARTPOP' Track List: Watch

    October 10, 2013 1:18 PM EDT The song titles on Gaga's highly anticipated new album were unveiled in... a mural! The Nov. 11 release date of Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album is quickly approaching, and days after releasing the Jeff Koons-helmed album artwork , the pop superstar has shared the lyric…

  10. Electric Zoo Festival Canceled After Two Deaths

    September 01, 2013 11:01 AM EDT The third day of the Electric Zoo Festival today (September 1) has been canceled due to “serious health risks,” a statement from the New York City government announced and a posting from the festival confirmed. The release on NYC.gov states that two fans had died and at least four…

  11. Los Bunkers, Babasonicos, Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, Chico Trujillo: South American Winter Heats Up with New Music

    August 02, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Hear and see new music from Babasonicos' "La Lanza" to Chico Trujillo's new album. It’s winter in the Southern cone, and, musically, it’s getting pretty hot down there. The season has brought new songs and long-awaited albums from some of the region’s most popular…

  12. Diddy Previews Revolt TV, Says He Will 'Personally Be Putting Out Less Music'

    June 21, 2013 10:51 AM EDT "I never got the award for [being] the best lyricist, but I was definitely up there for being one of the best marketers," Diddy tells Billboard. On Wednesday (June 19), Revolt TV, the upcoming music cable network spearheaded by Sean "Diddy" Combs, took a major step…

  13. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  14. Sixto Rodriguez, Star of Oscar-Winner ‘Sugar Man,’ Receives Honorary Degree

    May 10, 2013 12:47 AM EDT Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degree in 1981. Then again, Rodriguez had no idea about his fame, either. The Motor City musician received a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday during the…

  15. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Jenni Rivera's Emotional Tribute, Romeo Santos' Dream Project + More Backstage Highlights

    April 26, 2013 1:55 AM EDT Tributes flowed for the late Jenni Rivera as the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ana Barbara and Romeo Santos took turns in the spotlight. Here's a taste of what happened behind the scenes at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. FULL WINNERS LIST SH*T HAPPENS: Rap duo Akwid…

  16. Jenni Rivera's 'Filly Brown' Opens in Theaters, Lou Diamond Phillips and Cast Pay Tribute

    April 19, 2013 7:12 PM EDT "Fillly Brown," the film starring the late singer Jenni Rivera, opens in nearly 200 theaters today across the country. The movie, about a struggling Latina rapper played by Gina Rodriguez, features the Long Beach-born Rivera portraying the drug-addicted mother of the central…

  17. Coachella 2013: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Wow Dusty Crowd on Sunday

    April 15, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Plus James Blake, Rodriguez, Grimes and more onstage and backstage highlights from day 3 of Coachella's first weekend COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Day 1: The Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert • Day 2: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's…

  18. Jurassic 5 Talks Reunion, Doc Plans Backstage At Coachella

    April 13, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Six years after Jurassic 5 broke up in 2007, what once seemed impossible has now happened: the hip-hop group is back in action. Last night (April 12), a sea of thousands at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. watched as the group took the stage for their first…

  19. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  20. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

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