1. Blink and You'll Miss Taylor Swift in 'The Giver' Trailer: Watch

    March 19, 2014 12:49 PM EDT The first trailer for the upcoming film version of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" is out, and if you squint real hard fans get a glimpse of pop-country superstar Taylor Swift in her latest foray into acting. NBC's "Today" show teased a look at the trailer on Wednesday…

  2. 'Annie' Trailer Appears Online: Watch

    March 06, 2014 4:07 AM EST     Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz get the unenviable task of updating the classic musical. It's a hard knock life -- for die-hard Annie fans.   The first trailer for Columbia's modern-day update of the classic musical debuted Wednesday, offering a preview of what…

  3. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 10:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediately, Min will be responsible for all…

  4. Sandra Bullock Performs Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight': Watch

    October 15, 2013 3:08 AM EDT Sandra Bullock is proving she's more than an A-list actress -- she also could be a rap star. The Gravity star recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show in the U.K., where she copped to "knowing a lot" of the lyrics of Sugarhill Gang's single, "Rapper's…

  5. Tim McGraw Preps New Music, 'Tomorrowland' Movie and Faith Hill's Comeback

    September 22, 2013 5:07 PM EDT Tim McGraw may have just released his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," in January -- and capped off its accompanying tour with a performance at iHeartRadio Saturday night. But he's already begun work on the next record. "I've actually been in the studio over…

  6. 'Walter Mitty' Trailer Gives Of Monsters and Men Song a Lift

    September 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Of Trailers and Hits: An 18-month-old song by Of Monsters and Men is a surprise breakout thanks to its use in the trailer for Ben Stiller's upcoming film Ben Stiller's next film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," will not be in theaters until Christmas but it's…

  7. Tim McGraw Returning to Big Screen in Disney's 'Tomorrowland'

    September 16, 2013 9:05 AM EDT Tim McGraw, no stranger to the movie camera, will begin shooting a new film in the coming days.  Billboard has learned that the Big Machine recording artist will be a part of the upcoming Disney production, "Tomorrowland." Starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird ("…

  8. 50 Years of 'Monster Mash': The Story Behind the Halloween Hit

    October 31, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others.Here, he reflects on the 50-year-old perennial Halloween hit "Monster…

  9. Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie Talk 'Twins' Tour, 'Born Villain' Special Edition

    October 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT As he hits the road with Rob Zombie for their Twins Of Evil Tour, Marilyn Manson is preparing to release a little more villainous music to the world. Manson tells Billboard.com that he plans to release a "special edition" of his latest album "Born Villain" this fall,…

  10. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. Channeling their inner Bruce Springsteen,…

  11. Watch Deftones Unveil New Material at Special L.A. Gig

    July 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Deftones frontman Chino Moreno spent much of Saturday evening (July 28) standing on a speaker, leaning aloft over the sweating, panting crowd that filled Los Angeles' iconic venue The Troubadour. At one point, midway through the band's hour-plus set, Moreno looked over the audience…

  12. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre Join Rick Ross on '3 Kings': Listen

    July 19, 2012 9:12 PM EDT Three rulers of rap have come together at last. Not to be confused with the George Clooney movie, "3 Kings" is the latest single from Rick Ross ' upcoming "God Forgives, I Don't," due July 31. The track features verses from both Jay-Z and Dr. Dre -- the first…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  14. Whitney Houston: First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 6:15 PM EST This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down less than 1% according to…

  15. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards…

  16. Air Over 'The Moon' About Film Score Turned Full Album

    February 04, 2012 1:30 PM EST The first track on French electronic duo Air's new album, "La Voyage Dans la Lune," is 18 seconds long and the perfect sonic accompaniment to reaching the pearly gates. Yet the band's label, Astralwerks/EMI, thinks Air's 10th release will grab the attention of lapsed…

  17. Jay-Z, Will.i.am Among Music Stars on Obama Campaign Wish List

    January 17, 2012 7:09 PM EST President Obama's 2008 campaign earned plenty of help from the music world -- and now it appears he's asking for its aid again as he gears up for this year's re-election campaign. A list of potential celebrity endorsers given to campaign donors leaked to Nashville newspaper the…

  18. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 9:25 PM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her chart-topping album "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone Good Top 20 list, courtesy of DoSomething.org. Hot on…

  19. Lenny Kravitz Earns Top French Honor

    December 01, 2011 1:20 PM EST Rocker Lenny Kravitz , a New York native, has been recognized for his achievements via one of France's most prestigious cultural awards. The "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer was named Officer of the Order of Arts by culture minister Frederic Mitterrand, the latest in a group of…

  20. Foo Fighters Recruit Joan Jett, Bob Mould to Rock NYC's MSG

    November 14, 2011 3:05 PM EST The Foo Fighters don't exactly need help when it comes to satisfying arena-sized crowds, but that doesn't mean they won't take it anyway. Foo Fighters Go Full Throttle in Epic Club Show Last night at NYC's Madison Square Garden, Dave Grohl and the boys not only played past…

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