1. Cellist Zoe Keating Opens Up on Her YouTube Battle: 'There's a Lot of Fear Out There'

    January 28, 2015 3:32 PM EST Zoe Keating  wants control of her music. A cellist based in Northern California, Keating has tried to be an unstoppable force while running into an immovable object, YouTube. This isn't a story about streaming royalties. It's about Keating's desire to choose how and when she…

  2. 'Empire' Ratings Explained: 'It's Broad & Niche at the Same Time'

    January 28, 2015 3:25 PM EST "People are seeing that shows with people of color can make money," Taraji P. Henson told reporters days after Empire 's second episode solidified its status as the highest-rated new series of the 2014-15 TV season. "When things make money, people are interested."…

  3. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Rule Hot 100, Fall Out Boy Hits Top 10

    January 28, 2015 1:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a fourth week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Fall Out Boy returns to the top 10 after an eight-year break. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Plus, as it takes over…

  4. 'Cabaret' Legend Joel Grey Comes Out As Gay

    January 28, 2015 1:04 PM EST Broadway legend Joel Grey was married for 24 years and raised two children, including Dirty Dancing 's Jennifer Grey, but the 82-year-old actor is just now going public with his sexuality. "I don't like labels," Grey said, "But if you have to put a label on it, I&…

  5. Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, Setting the Tone for Kristen Wiig, Richard Gere and Jesus

    January 28, 2015 1:00 PM EST Film composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are starting to put their colleagues to shame when it comes to their prolific output. Four films they scored have premiered at Sundance, and they just wrapped the Richard Gere film Franny , with two more to score when they return home to New…

  6. NYC Dancehall Star Kranium Signs Multiple Album Deal With Atlantic Records

    January 28, 2015 12:22 PM EST "I am really excited to be back in the reggae business," Atlantic president Craig Kallman tells Billboard. With the release of his sly, sultry single "Nobody Has to Know" upcoming Queens New York based sing-jay Kranium moved from anonymity onto international dancehall…

  7. Fall Out Boy Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    January 28, 2015 11:00 AM EST Also debuting in the top 10: Joey Bada$$, The Decemberists and Marilyn Manson Rock band Fall Out Boy earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart , as American Beauty/American Psycho arrives atop the tally. The Island Records album, which was released on Jan. 20, moved 218,000…

  8. Exclusive: Stream Michna's Dreamy New Album 'Thousand Thursday'

    January 28, 2015 10:00 AM EST The New York City producer hasn't released an album since 2008's 'Magic Monday,' but his second LP was worth the wait. Seven years after his debut album, Magic Monday , was released on Ghostly International, Michna has returned. The New York City producer (real name:…

  9. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, TLC's 'Creep' Crowned the Hot 100

    January 28, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Creep' became the first of four top five Hot 100 hits that helped make the trio's 'CrazySexyCool' the biggest-selling album by a female pop group in history, but bankruptcy – and worse – were looming. IN 1995, THE FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT for TLC. After a string of…

  10. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  11. Pete Wentz: One Direction Turned Down Music From Fall Out Boy

    January 27, 2015 5:30 PM EST Maybe Fall Out Boy should try 5 Seconds of Summer instead? One Direction has been moving toward a rock sound lately, and Fall Out Boy has certainly been moving toward pop. According to the Daily Star 's interview with FOB bassist Pete Wentz , the two bands weren't able to…

  12. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  13. Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations

    January 27, 2015 4:23 PM EST Toronto transplants Magic! -- whose "Rude" was a massive international hit -- lead the Juno Award nominations this year with five nods -- for top single, pop album, Juno fan choice, breakthrough group, and songwriter -- it was announced earlier today at a press conference at…

  14. Hot 100's Hottest Weeks: January '83 with Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Clash and Many More

    January 27, 2015 12:07 PM EST With Billboard's Hot 100 closing in on its 2,950th week since its August 4, 1958 debut, it seemed the right time to spotlight the strongest individual weeks in the Hot 100's close-to-57-year history. We've examined every Hot 100 looking for standout weeks in each decade or…

  15. Philip Glass-Scored 'Fantastic Four' Trailer Reveals Darker Direction for Reboot

    January 27, 2015 11:45 AM EST One of the longest-running (but arguably least respected) franchises in Marvel Comics is finally getting The Dark Knight treatment. Not that Marvel would admit that, of course, since Batman is a DC Comics franchise, but the just-released trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot reveals that…

  16. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  17. Live Nation Bid for L.A.'s Greek Theatre Faces City Council Committee Setback

    January 27, 2015 4:12 AM EST The ongoing political battle between Live Nation and Nederlander-AEG to run Los Angeles' iconic Greek Theatre has taken yet another turn that could have a major impact on which promoter ultimately wins the bid to run the historic Griffith Park venue. On Monday afternoon (Jan. 26), a…

  18. Broadway Braces for Bad Weather

    January 26, 2015 10:29 PM EST Broadway theaters are shuttering as a snowstorm blasts Times Square. The Broadway League said all plays and musicals will be closed on Monday, a traditionally quiet night with only a few shows available. No firm decision about Tuesday has been made. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250…

  19. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  20. John Carpenter Talks Debut Album 'Lost Themes' & Why Music Is Easier Than Directing

    January 26, 2015 5:00 PM EST Forty-five years after his first music credit (he co-wrote, edited and scored the Oscar-winning short The Resurrection of Broncho Billy ) and 37 years after composing the inimitably eerie Halloween soundtrack, legendary director John Carpenter is releasing his debut album. Entitled Lost…

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