1. Essence Festival 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Prince, Janelle Monae, Nile Rodgers & More

    July 05, 2014 11:29 AM EDT For its 20th anniversary, the Essence Festival recruited Prince to headline, doubled the number of stages at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (10 to 20) in New Orleans and added a fourth day to showcase developing artists. Essence Music Fest 2014: Photos from New Orleans! Ticket sales for the…

  2. What's Your Favorite Film Soundtrack? 'Guardians,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Almost Famous' & More (Poll)

    July 02, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The tracklist for the official soundtrack of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" just dropped and it's awesomely different than your typical superhero movie soundtrack. There are no fine-tuned collaborations from Top 40 artists and, as a matter of fact, there's not any…

  3. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  4. Spice Girls' Top 8 Biggest Billboard Hits

    May 01, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Girl Group Week continues with the biggest Hot 100 hits from planet Spiceworld. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos • Little Mix Studio Session • 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need To Know • Girl Group…

  5. Prince's Paisley Archives: 10 Items From the Warner's Vault We'd Love to See Released

    April 18, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Warner Bros. archive represents the most significant catalog of unreleased material of the past 40 years At 9 a.m. ET on Good Friday morning, a press release sallied forth announcing a new partnership between Prince and Warner Bros. – a newsflash that actually almost lives up to the drama…

  6. Jimmy vs. Jimmy: Fallon's NYC-Based 'Tonight' Gives Kimmel the West Coast to Himself

    February 07, 2014 12:22 PM EST After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," …

  7. Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga Nominated for Worst Film Performances at Razzies

    January 15, 2014 9:56 PM EST With award season kicking into gear, stars across all entertainment mediums are garnering praise and accolades for their performances in the past year. Add Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to the mix, though their awards aren't exactly admirable. Today (Jan. 15), the nominations for the…

  8. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  9. Prince's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 24, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Prince's catalog of Hot 100 hits, which includes huge smashes like "Purple Rain," "Kiss" and "When Doves Cry," is staggering. The Purple One has claimed 47 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, including 19 top 10s -- with five of those going all the way to No.…

  10. Prince's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 07, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Celebrations are in order for pop/R&B legend Prince, as the great Purple One turns 55 today (June 7) Celebrations are in order for pop/R&B legend Prince , as the great Purple One turns 55 today (June 7). The man born Prince Rogers Nelson is an icon on Billboard's Hot 100 songs…

  11. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, is usually challenging on many levels -- in…

  12. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  13. The Beat 1/11: Justin Timberlake Is 'Ready,' Rihanna Gets a Razzie Nomination

    January 11, 2013 6:05 PM EST Welcome to the Friday, January 11 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has details on…

  14. Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Vanilla Ice Earn 2013 Razzie Nominations

    January 09, 2013 3:20 PM EST Rihanna 's film debut in the 2012 action/sci-fi/military/board game boat film "Battleship" has been singled out as one of the worst of the year by the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies. The yearly salute to the worst films and screen performances has nominated the…

  15. Hooked: Lana Del Rey's New H&M Ads, Azealia Banks' Racy Mag Cover

    August 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Get Hooked and check out Lana Del Rey's new H&M advertisements, see Azealia Banks' controversial Dazed cover, find out what role Alicia Keys will have on "America's Next Top Model" next season, get the details on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's potential new…

  16. Snoop Dogg Blasted for Promoting Caffeine-Laced Alcoholic Drink

    March 24, 2011 1:54 PM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg is promoting a new, caffeine-laced alcoholic drink that has triggered calls for its ban even before it goes on sale next month. The drink, called Blast by Colt 45, is manufactured by Pabst Brewing Company and scheduled for release on Apr. 5. A promotional video features…

  17. Ask Billboard: Records About Records

    May 07, 2010 7:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE SO-LO-DOWN Hi Gary, Get ready for an extremely geeky chart-related e-mail…

  18. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  19. April 19, 2009

    April 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – With “I’m a Fire,” Donna Summer becomes the first artist to have a song reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in every decade since the chart’s 1974 debut. 2003 – Cholly Atkins, the legendary Motown choreographer, dies in Las Vegas. He is 89. 2002 – The body of Alice…

  20. Tinted Windows Ready To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2009 12:58 PM EDT After playing some showcase performances, including three at this year's South By Southwest Music & Media Conference, the all-star group Tinted Windows is facing the harsh reality of some "real" tour dates -- which is proving to be a challenge. "From the point of view…

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