1. Missy Elliott Will Reportedly Join Katy Perry For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 30, 2015 9:59 AM EST Missy Elliott is going to "Work It" at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry . A person familiar with the plans for Sunday's halftime show told the Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy winner Elliott is slated to make a surprise appearance during Perry's performance…

  2. Adrian Grenier on 'Entourage,' His Wreckroom Label and Studio and 'Rejecting the Fame Promise'

    January 15, 2015 12:46 PM EST Best known for playing Vincent Chase in the HBO series Entourage , Adrian Grenier  is also a keen musician, playing drums with New York alt-folk band The Honey Brothers , as well as fronting Brooklyn band Kid Friendly . His lifelong love of music led Grenier to build a recording studio,…

  3. Why 'American Idol' Needs To Say Farewell (For Now)

    January 13, 2015 5:36 PM EST How does 'American Idol' battle falling ratings and a lack of innovation? By starting fresh... next decade. On the same night last week that Fox's hip-hop soap opera Empire debuted to stellar ratings , another Fox empire, American Idol , continued to slowly crumble.…

  4. New Year's 2015: Our Musical Resolutions

    January 01, 2015 10:00 AM EST Forget cutting out sweets and watching less TV -- let's get to the important stuff: What are your musical resolutions of 2015? 2014: The Year in Music To get you started, the Billboard.com editorial team shared theirs below: "I plan to step up my karaoke game in 2015. Instead of…

  5. New Year's Eve Prep in Las Vegas Takes Year Effort

    December 27, 2014 10:43 AM EST A destination devoted to entertaining visitors every single day can't just throw any old party to ring in the New Year. Iggy Azalea Joins Billboard Hollywood Party on New Year's Eve For one night only, about 340,000 people spending some $226 million are expected to crowd the…

  6. The True Story of How Vinyl Spun Its Way Back From Near-Extinction

    December 17, 2014 12:59 PM EST Ever see a movie where the protagonist wasn’t born, or the USSR won the Cold War, and the alternate future is different from the present day? Think back to Doc Brown using a chalkboard to draw tangential, alternate futures for Marty McFly in Back to the Future . Well, imagine if vinyl…

  7. Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST This September, when rap super duo Run the Jewels announced preorder sales for their second album, RTJ2 , Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P included a few playfully absurd special options on RTJ’s website. In addition to the $1 million "Retirement Plan"…

  8. What the Ello Is Happening? Behind the New Social Network's Big Week and Musical Roots

    September 29, 2014 2:16 PM EDT "Not a tool to deceive, coerce, and manipulate — but a place to connect, create, and celebrate life. You are not a product." Somehow, the Vermont-based serial entrepreneur and artist behind KidRobot, a team of nine developers in Denver and a handful of designers in Boulder have…

  9. Tennis' Love-All Couple Talk 'Timeless' Pop Sound

    September 23, 2014 11:35 PM EDT Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley . "It's hard to have a name that no one can Google," said Riley, who has his own search engine problems…

  10. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Turns 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    September 20, 2014 10:00 AM EDT For Green Day , George W. Bush's administration wasn't much fun, but it did inspire a career revival most acts would (metaphorically) kill for. 2000's Warning was the punk band's most disappointing effort (both critically and commercially) since breaking…

  11. Metallica's Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and RHCP Drummer Chad Smith's Call for a Drum-Off

    June 13, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Prepare yourself for the next great drum-off! Lars Ulrich, of Metallica, has accepted the challenge from Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, to participate in a doppelganger drum battle. This past May, Ferrell and Smith stopped by “The Tonight Show” for a battle of…

  12. 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…

  13. NBA All-Star: Janelle Monae, Trombone Shorty, Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. John Discuss Halftime Show

    February 16, 2014 5:15 PM EST Trombone Shorty wants this year's halftime show to be "a big party, the way we do here in the Big Easy." While Pharrell Williams is headlining the NBA All-Star Game Entertainment Series this year, with a performance during the player introductions on Sunday night (Feb. 16), the…

  14. Cady Groves' Waiting Game: How A Promising Artist Ended Up Back At The Beginning

    February 10, 2014 2:15 PM EST The 24-year-old's dream came true when she found a major label home. Somehow, everything went wrong. Inside a songwriter's lost period, and why she's still someone to watch. Three months ago, Cady Groves was on Rock Road in Wichita, driving down the main drag in a crappy…

  15. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  16. Joe Jonas' New York Magazine Confessional: 12 Explosive Reveals

    December 02, 2013 11:15 PM EST Aside from a joint explanation on Good Morning America in October , each of the Jonas Brothers have stayed silent about their disbandment. But Joe Jonas revealed his share of shockers -- about the recent breakup and his boy-band life with brothers Kevin and Nick -- in New York magazine’s …

  17. Ciara & Future To Tie the Knot

    October 28, 2013 3:42 AM EDT Ciara's future is Future: The R&B singer and the rapper-producer are engaged. Future surprised the Grammy-winner with a 15-carat diamond ring over the weekend, their publicist, Chris Chambers, told The Associated Press on Sunday night. She was already celebrating her 28th…

  18. The Dismemberment Plan on 'Uncanney Valley' and Their 'Shocking' Reunion Success

    September 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The indie rock cult heroes, back with their first album since 2001, talk staying alive online and leaving their "alienation" behind. When the Dismemberment Plan turned off the lights a decade ago, the Washington, D.C. indie act didn't expect to come back to a packed house. …

  19. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  20. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

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