1. Justin Bieber's Shrine Visit Angers Korea, Twice

    April 24, 2014 12:30 PM EDT While South Korea remains heavily focused on a devastating ferry disaster, that didn’t stop local media and fans from noticing Justin Bieber’s visit to a controversial Japanese shrine -- and his failure to mention Korea in his apology statement afterwards. While in Tokyo this week, Bieber…

  2. Justin Bieber DUI Trial Delayed Until July

    April 24, 2014 12:37 AM EDT Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal. Bieber attorney Roy Black initially asked for a 60-day delay from…

  3. Lily Allen Name-Checks Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Lorde On 'Sheezus': Watch Music Video

    April 23, 2014 10:46 AM EDT "Give me that crown, bitch/I wanna be Sheezus," declares the "Hard Out Here" singer on her album's title track. Our eyebrows shot up when we first heard the title track to Lily Allen's upcoming "Sheezus" album last month, and now, the bait of the…

  4. Justin Bieber Apologizes for Trip to Japan War Shrine

    April 23, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Justin Bieber Seeks Delay In Fla. DUI Trial Justin Bieber's Deportation Petition Receives No Comment from White House…

  5. The National, Lorde, Nas x The Roots to Play Boston Calling Music Festival

    April 23, 2014 8:30 AM EDT The National, Lorde, Nas with The Roots, The Replacements and Neutral Milk Hotel will all perform at the three-day Boston Calling Music Festival September 5-7. The event will take place at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza.  Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th…

  6. Latin Conference: Studio Heads Behind 'Instructions Not Included' Want Everyone's Eyes

    April 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Music has the power to transform films -- that becomes especially true when the film is considered a Latino movie. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage Or at least that's what the heads of Pantelion Films attest. Pantelion is the first major Hispanic Hollywood studio that aims to…

  7. The National Cancels Summer Concerts In Russia, Ukraine Over Political Crisis

    April 22, 2014 1:07 PM EDT The band was scheduled to play three concerts in the region in late July and early August. Add rock band the National to the list of musical acts canceling concerts in Russia and the Ukraine because of political unrest in the region. "Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region,…

  8. Chart Highlights: Pharrell's 'Happy,' John Legend's 'All Of Me' Expand Reigns

    April 21, 2014 6:05 PM EDT 'Happy' takes over atop a sixth singular-format Billboard airplay chart, while 'All of Me' grants Legend his first Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs No. 1s. Plus, new No. 1s for A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Fitz and the Tantrums and more Chart Highlights offers…

  9. Paolo Nutini's 'Caustic Love' Races To U.K. No. 1

    April 21, 2014 6:56 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old Canadian Kiesza’s debut release “Hideaway” …

  10. The Glitch Mob Dreams of Soundtracking 'Game of Thrones,' Talks Backstage at Coachella

    April 16, 2014 1:43 PM EDT Electronic trio The Glitch Mob can currently be heard on both TV and in theaters in the trailers for Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” and the upcoming Tom Cruise vehicle, “Edge Of Tomorrow.” Rodriguez’s use of “Can’t Kill Us,” from their recent “Love Death Immortality” album…

  11. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  12. Chart Highlights: Jason Derulo Dominates Pop Songs With 'Talk Dirty'

    April 14, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The singer scores his first format leader since 2010. Plus, new No. 1s for the Black Keys, Jerrod Niemann and more 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…

  13. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  14. Coachella 2014: Skrillex Takes Control of the Cockpit During Stellar Set

    April 13, 2014 7:41 AM EDT When Daft Punk played Coachella in 2006 with their now-legendary, sensory-overloading pyramid-light show, they laid down the gauntlet for every major electronic act thereafter. So impressive was their set, it encouraged other EDM artists to go all-out with their production. Add Skrillex to…

  15. Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies at Age 69

    April 12, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on his official Facebook page Friday. …

  16. Stephen Colbert Comes To 'The Late Show,' and Jimmy Fallon Finally Finds a Music Rival

    April 11, 2014 3:25 PM EDT Following yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will be inheriting "The Late Show" from David Letterman in 2015, "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon posted on Twitter , "I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also…

  17. Chief Keef’s Cousin, Rapper Big Glo, Fatally Shot

    April 10, 2014 3:28 PM EDT A Chicago rapper who recently signed to a major record label and was a cousin of Chief Keef was shot to death Wednesday night in the Englewood section of Chicago. Mario Hess — who went by Big Glo at the time of his death and Blood Money before being signed — was the oldest member of the Glory…

  18. Lee Ann Womack Signs With Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music

    April 10, 2014 5:13 AM EDT In one of the livelier bidding wars in Nashville history, Sugar Hill Records/Welk Music has signed Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lee Ann Womack. The critically acclaimed vocalist’s eagerly anticipated new record is slated for a September release, with a first single coming this summer.…

  19. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    April 09, 2014 7:00 PM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, with Kiss and Nirvana bristling over the…

  20. Kaiser Chiefs Crowned Leaders of U.K. Albums Chart

    April 07, 2014 3:26 AM EDT U.K. modern rock band the Kaiser Chiefs debuted at No. 1 on the new British album chart Sunday (Apr. 6) with their fifth full-length, “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/Universal). Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” (Interscope/Universal), currently No. 8 on Billboard’s…

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