1. Elvis Costello To Make Carnegie Hall Debut June 24, 25

    April 29, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Elvis Costello will make his headlining Carnegie Hall debut June 24 and 25 with two solo shows dubbed "The Last Year of My Youth”.  It’s expected Costello may play more than fifty different songs between the two shows, of his own popular catalogue, deep cuts and covers. During his 19…

  2. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull Announce North American Tour Dates Via Twitter Fans

    April 29, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull have announced dates for their fall co-headlining tour, with a little help. The Latin superstars enlisted some of their biggest fans on Twitter to help announce each date by tweeting their excitement for the tour, in exchange for a follow-back and private direct…

  3. Tony Awards: 5 Fun Facts and Fascinating Stats About the Nominations

    April 29, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and  The Hollywood Reporter 's awards analyst dug through the Tony record books to see how this year's nominees stack up against the nominees of yesteryear. The results are fascinating. Idina Menzel,…

  4. Tony Awards: Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Nominations

    April 29, 2014 9:16 AM EDT There were a few surprises at the Tony Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning at the Paramount Hotel in New York City—and not just among the nominees. Just as Jonathan Groff (Frozen, Looking) and Lucy Liu (Elementary) started to announce this year’s list, Hugh Jackman burst onto…

  5. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: No Shirts, Full Service

    April 29, 2014 6:38 AM EDT What a night to be on Planet Mirrorballus (again)! The liiiiiiive peep show Team Loca gave the studio audience on Latin Night has to be the best thing I’ve ever seen on "Dancing With the Stars." And I have seen it ALL! (Except Bruno’s dignity.) Let me back up, butt-first, Maks-style…

  6. Pussy Riot Members to Attend NYC Literary Event

    April 29, 2014 12:33 AM EDT Two members of Pussy Riot will be attending a literary celebration that already includes Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Robert Caro on the guest list. Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova are expected at the PEN American Center Literary Gala, PEN announced Monday. The event is scheduled…

  7. Billy Joel Tried Heroin, Went to Woodstock: 11 Things We Learned at his Sirius Town Hall

    April 28, 2014 9:47 PM EDT Billy Joel celebrated his 65th birthday a week early with a star studded Town Hall meeting moderated by Howard Stern and Robin Quivers. Broadcast on Sirius XM’s Howard 100 and Billy Joel channels, the event -- held at New York City’s Cutting Room on April 28 -- featured live performances by…

  8. 'X Factor' Parody Musical 'I Can't Sing' To Close in London

    April 28, 2014 1:49 AM EDT There's more bad news for Simon Cowell and "X Factor." Less than three months after Fox canceled the U.S. edition of Cowell's singing competition comes word that I Can't Sing, the Cowell-backed musical parody of the show, will end its run in London's West End…

  9. Clay Aiken Faces Tough Challenge For Seat In Congress

    April 27, 2014 11:53 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress. Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers has…

  10. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  11. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  12. Strange Talk Album Premiere: Listen To 'Cast Away'

    April 25, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Australian electro-pop collective Strange Talk is at long last releasing its debut album, "Cast Away," next Tuesday (Apr. 29) on Wind-up Records, after scoring a Billboard Uncharted hit with the rollicking single "Climbing Walls" last year. Before its official release…

  13. Tiësto Unveils Details for Upcoming 'A Town Called Paradise' Album: Watch 'Wasted' Video

    April 25, 2014 10:14 AM EDT Dutch dance music megastar Tiësto today announced that his fifth artist album “A Town Called Paradise” will be released June 16 on Musical Freedom/Casablanca Records. Tiësto’s first full-length album since 2009’s “Kaleidoscope” will feature notable production collaborations with Hardwell,…

  14. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19th floor ballroom of the JW Marquis Marriot…

  15. Megan & Liz Leave Management/Label, Premiere New 'Simple Life' Single: Exclusive

    April 23, 2014 12:34 PM EDT With a new EP coming in June, the sister duo discusses their future away from their longtime label. Twin-sister pop duo Megan & Liz will return later this year with the new EP "Simple Life," their first piece of new material away from Collective Sounds, the label arm of…

  16. Kaskade Pairs Running With Dance Music for Spark Run Race Series (Exclusive)

    April 23, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Kaskade's fans are used to breaking a sweat to his music, but not quite like this. The American dance music star tells Billboard that he will be producing a series of 5K nighttime running and walking events in at least five cities this summer. Called “The Spark Run,” each race will…

  17. 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…

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Bottom Three Plead for Viewers' Save With Last-Minute Performances

    April 22, 2014 11:07 PM EDT FYI, there's only one night per season where "The Voice" only sends home a single singer. For a show with spinning chairs, boxing rings, duets, playoffs and steals, that's just way too stale. Instead, the NBC singing show opts for double eliminations, which are determined…

  19. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Don't You Wanna Danica?

    April 22, 2014 6:18 AM EDT Party Anthem Night turned out to be the perfect “Dancing With the Stars” episode to attend liiiiiiive, as this is pretty much the flagship theme of the show (People Gone Wild) just as much as last week’s Disney motif. At the time, I’d regretted delaying my visit to Planet Mirrorballus because…

  20. Marc Anthony's Big Move: Inside His Salsa Return & Future Plans

    April 21, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Marc Anthony is backstage at the American-Airlines Arena in Miami, hopping from one foot to the other, like a boxer. His feet are clad in black patent leather shoes, and his slim frame dons a starched white shirt, black tailored pants and a fitted tuxedo jacket. He stares at the floor,…

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