1. 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…

  2. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  3. 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,”…

  4. Ellie Goulding, Zedd to Perform 'Divergent' Songs at MTV Movie Awards

    April 01, 2014 7:00 AM EDT MTV will up the music quotient of its annual Movie Awards by bringing in Ellie Goulding and Zedd to perform selections from "Divergent" and MTV Artist to Watch twenty one pilots to perform their new single in a newly created "music discovery slot." Goulding, a Cherrytree…

  5. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar…

  6. 'The Voice' Recap: Chris Martin Mentors As Rebooted Battles Round Kicks-Off

    April 01, 2014 4:16 AM EDT Monday night's episode of "The Voice" was full of debuts: Chris Martin as universal guest mentor, a rebooted round of battles, and Usher's hat. The Davy Crockett-inspired headwear that he wore throughout his press tour accompanied him alongside the ring, and already has…

  7. Selena Gomez's Guesthouse Breached, Man Arrested

    April 01, 2014 2:03 AM EDT Authorities say they've arrested a man who's accused of breaking into Selena Gomez's guesthouse while the 21-year-old actress and singer was home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 20-year-old transient Cruz Che is being held Monday on $50,000 bail. Deputies…

  8. Linda Perry Weds Sara Gilbert

    March 31, 2014 11:05 PM EDT Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry are married. A spokeswoman for Gilbert says the actress wed the musician over the weekend. The spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, confirmed the nuptials Monday. Gilbert is best known for her starring role on the long-running sitcom "Roseanne." She is also a…

  9. 'Nashville' Cast Members Going on Tour

    March 31, 2014 4:45 PM EDT More than a year after word first leaked that the stars of country music drama "Nashville" would hit the road, ABC has made it official. The network on Monday announced that stars Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and…

  10. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  11. 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…

  12. Play Ball: Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey Previews Boston Red Sox 2014 Season

    March 31, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Casey and the Red Sox lead off a month-long, daily Major League Baseball preview told through the lives of musicians Today (March 31) marks the opening day in the 2014 season for most of Major League Baseball's 30 teams. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of…

  13. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The country star breaks down her new album -- listen to it here FIRST -- and talks "vivacious" duet with Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride's new album, "Everlasting," is all about memories. A collection of pop and R&B standards produced by Don Was, McBride…

  14. Ultra Music Fest 2014’s Sunday Highlights: Steve Angello Returns, Afrojack & Martin Garrix Pair

    March 31, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Saturday’s bad weather was made up for by Sunday. With picturesque breezes and sunny skies, it was the kind of day Ultra’s promoters must dream about 362 days of the year. And fans took advantage of it, arriving early and staying late. From GAIA’s hooded performance in the Mega Structure to…

  15. Rita Ora Returns With 'I Will Never Let You Down' Single: Listen

    March 31, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Calvin Harris helmed the sumptuous pop track, which previews the British singer's second album. Rita Ora has teased her new single "I Will Never Let You Down" for the better part of two weeks, and on Monday (Mar. 31), the U.K. pop singer unveiled the full version (and…

  16. Franco de Vita to Receive Hall of Fame Honor at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Franco de Vita, the Venezuelan singer/songwriter whose perceptive pop/rock ballads have brought him international fame over his three-decade career, will be honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on April 24. The…

  17. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Label ceo, and the project's executive producer, L.A. Reid,  took the lead in…

  18. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyou & Junggigo's 'Some' Ties All-Time Chart Record

    March 31, 2014 8:41 AM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, PSY, Lee Michelle and more. Soyou and Junggigo's monster hit "Some," featuring Lil Boi of Geeks, won't budge from the top as it spends its sixth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop…

  19. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

    March 31, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 31…

  20. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

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