1. NBA Playoffs 2014 Playlist: 16 Songs For Round 1

    April 18, 2014 4:03 PM EDT From Daft Punk soundtracking Charlotte to Jennifer Lopez reaping the Clippers, check out the anthems that best describe this year's playoff teams. The NBA regular season is finally over and the postseason finally begins on Saturday (Apr. 19), with the Miami Heat trying for a third…

  2. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23, at Los Angeles' Club…

  3. The Tax Man Cometh: 10 Artists That Got Unpleasant IRS Attention

    April 15, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Time to pony up to the IRS. Those that have failed to historically have had to deal with them eventually, whether they liked it or not. Willie Nelson, Ja Rule, Toni Braxton and more can confirm. With the deadline for IRS Tax filing today (Tuesday, April 15, folks!), here's a reminder…

  4. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  5. Play Ball: David Nail Talks St. Louis Cardinals' 2014 Season

    April 10, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Country singer David Nail, a high school and college player himself, previews the 2013 National League champions. April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a…

  6. Michael Cera Readies Broadway Debut In 'This Is Our Youth'

    April 10, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, which has been a magnet for top talent since it was first produced in 1996, is headed for Broadway, with Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and fashion media darling Tavi Gevinson set to play the three adrift characters in the caustic but compassionate…

  7. Tony Gervino Named Billboard Editor-In-Chief

    April 07, 2014 6:04 PM EDT Tony Gervino has been named editor-in-chief of Billboard, it was announced Monday. Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of magazines in Hearst's home design, men's…

  8. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  9. Future Talks 'Honest' Album & Becoming 'A Better Man'

    April 07, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Worried about turning off rap fans, Future scratched a song with Miley Cyrus from his album. Future doesn't get caught up in the nuances of his growing fame. Despite a packed promo schedule for his second album, "Honest" (due April 22 on Freebandz/Epic), it's his future…

  10. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 World Tour to Make North American Return

    April 07, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience World Tour will return to North America for 13 more arena dates this fall, promoter Live Nation announces today. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation's Global Touring division. Related Justin Timberlake, Toni…

  11. Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

    April 07, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93. Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter…

  12. Toni Braxton Cast as Darlene Love in OWN Telepic

    April 03, 2014 3:30 PM EDT The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its upfront slate on Thursday morning, making officially its plans for a first-time miniseries and finding a lead for recently announced telepic "My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Octavia Spencer, the "Help" Oscar winner, will…

  13. Gimme Five: MKTO's Favorite Classic Singles (Video)

    April 01, 2014 6:20 PM EDT From "Remember The Time" to "Georgia On My Mind," watch the guys list their favorite oldies. MKTO's single "Classic" has been winning over pop fans -- the song hits a new peak at No. 70 of the current Hot 100 chart -- by name-checking Michel Jackson,…

  14. Frankie Knuckles: Remembering a Chicago House Icon

    April 01, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The international dance music community is mourning the loss of one of its founders and most beloved figures today. Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ Frankie Knuckles unexpectedly died last night due to complications from diabetes. Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House, Mourned by Dance…

  15. Frankie Knuckles' Top Billboard Club Hits

    April 01, 2014 2:49 PM EDT In honor of the passing of the 'Godfather of House Music,' we've ranked his biggest hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart Frankie Knuckles was revered as the "Godfather of House Music," and his impressive history on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart…

  16. 50 Cent's Emoment: Love Is 'Making A Compromise'

    April 01, 2014 1:35 PM EDT There's nothing like the softer side of a rapper, when he or she almost sheds a thug tear or subtly smirks when reminiscing on a special someone. In the words — err, tweets — of Jay Z, a rapper whose done such that (the latter at least): "facts only." In the Juice series…

  17. 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…

  18. YG Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 27, 2014 2:48 PM EDT YG's "My Krazy Life" debuts at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It leads a new peak of highly anticipated rap releases on the chart. The Los Angeles rapper’s No. 1 debut -- a concept album…

  19. Ty Dolla $ign Doubles His Money With Two Hits & All-Star Friends

    March 25, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Ty Dolla Sign seems to be living up to his name. In the issue dated March 29, the Los Angeles rapper/singer/producer's newest single, "Or Nah" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), debuts at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, jumps 30-24 in its third week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and has…

  20. CODE First Play: Alex Metric with Oliver, 'Hope'

    March 25, 2014 10:10 AM EDT An uncredited 12-inch record released back in 1992 inspired “Hope,” Alex Metric’s new collaboration with L.A. duo Oliver on Skrillex’s OWSLA label via Big Beat. It premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC radio show on Friday, but CODE beat the rip to share it here first. Metric’s excellent three-track …

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