1. Bonnie Raitt, Skylar Grey, Joy Williams Shine at GRAMMY Foundation's 'A Song Is Born' Event

    January 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST Songs, specifically the ones that become smash hits, were the focal point of the Grammy Foundation's "A Song is Born" program on Jan. 23. Seventeen artists, most of them writers rather than interpreters, performed an astounding number of top 40 tunes, Grammy winners and…

  2. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  3. Kenney Jones Tries to Set Record Straight on Faces Reunion: 'We've Been Talking'

    January 08, 2014 12:25 PM EST The Faces AND the Small Faces may well be active concerns in 2015 -- at least if drummer Kenney Jones has his way. Jones tells Billboard that a Faces reunion tour, with Rod Stewart fronting the group again, is indeed in the planning stages.  "We've been talking; Woody's …

  4. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  5. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  6. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 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 your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  7. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and More Highlight Z100's Jingle Ball: Minute-By-Minute Review

    December 14, 2013 5:19 AM EST A minute-by-minute recount of the highlights of the annual pop music celebration at New York's Madison Square Garden Since Beyonce released new material in the middle of the night this week and it seems to have worked out pretty well for her , I think I'll follow her model. After…

  8. Rod Stewart Confirms Faces Reunion: 'We're Earmarking 2015'

    December 11, 2013 12:37 AM EST Rod Stewart, who told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "Me and Ronnie [Wood] were out plotting the Faces’ future," confirmed in a Dec. 2 interview on Boston's WZLX radio that the Faces, founded in 1965, would reunite as a live band after Wood's next tour with the Rolling…

  9. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  10. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  11. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Hits Top Five on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    December 05, 2013 8:16 PM EST Kanye West’s “Bound 2” shakes up an otherwise quiet top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with a 24-3 catapult in its fourth week. The impressive lift is due primarily to a double-barreled streaming surge. After a two-week run on the list in July coinciding with the No. 1 debut of host album …

  12. Holiday Albums 2013: 10 Hot Seasonal Releases

    December 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Baby, it's cold outside and all those activities in this winter wonderland feel a little warmer with a soundtrack of tunes from 2013's crop of holiday albums. Pop (Kelly Clarkson), R&B (Mary J. Blige), rock (Nick Lowe), traditional (Susan Boyle), and even plenty of eclectic…

  13. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  14. Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

    November 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Black Flag's controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group's Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.…

  15. Ryan Tedder Q&A: On OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars,' New Beyonce & Bono's Advice

    November 26, 2013 5:22 PM EST "I'd rather have a song that peaks at No. 15 that's meaningful and embedded in the cultural framework we live in than a No. 1 song that explodes for five seconds," says the OneRepublic frontman. Slow and steady has been the approach for all of OneRepublic's…

  16. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  17. Ron White To Host CMT's Artists Of The Year Special

    November 20, 2013 3:21 AM EST Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club. "CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the…

  18. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

  19. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Steal The Show At 2013 MTV EMAs

    November 10, 2013 8:54 PM EST U.S. pop queens Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were the undisputed stars of the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov 10) at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Netherlands. Both singers won an award each with Katy Perry taking home the hotly-contested title of best female, beating off strong…

  20. Miley Cyrus Wins Video of the Year, Lights a Joint On Stage at MTV EMAs : Watch

    November 10, 2013 5:20 PM EST She couldn't resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball" during a show with a strong lineup of other performers…

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