1. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  2. Watch 'Nashville' Stars Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio Sing "Beauty and the Beast"

    December 15, 2014 11:49 PM EST Playing aspiring singer-songwriters-turned-lovers-turned-friends, Nashville's Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio regularly perform together on ABC's hit musical drama. So when it came time to find a male and female lead to sing "Beauty and the Beast" for a behind-the-scenes…

  3. Diamond Rio Are Going Live for 25th-Anniversary Project

    November 21, 2014 6:06 PM EST There have been many milestones in the career of Diamond Rio . In 1991, the band made history with "Meet in the Middle" climbing to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart (now called Hot Country Songs), the first time a group did so with their debut single. They have…

  4. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  5. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Top Music Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Performer Neil Patrick Harris wins leading actor while Jessie Mueller takes home leading actress for her portrayal of Carole King in 'Beautiful.' The show also featured onstage turns by Sting, Carole King, Idina Menzel and Gladys Knight. It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have…

  6. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  7. Elton John's Film Company Acquires Rights to Animated 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Film

    February 05, 2014 7:37 PM EST Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global hit play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and will adapt it as an animated family feature in association with Webber's the Really Useful Group. Based…

  8. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  9. Gibson Brothers Rule At the International Bluegrass Music Awards

    September 27, 2013 1:15 AM EDT The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year for a second straight year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night as well as three other group and individual trophies. Eric Gibson was named songwriter of the year and his New York-based quintet also won vocal group of…

  10. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The Gibson Brothers have steadily built one of the top careers in Bluegrass music – culminating in last year’s win for Entertainer of the Year. This afternoon's announcement of nominations for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards reflected their top-level status, as the duo…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Nell & Jim Take Organic Approach on 'House & Garden'

    May 28, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The new album, "House & Garden," from Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, definitely qualifies as one that is a little bit different. The vintage country-sounding disc is one that likens life's relationships to nature itself. The disc even includes a card inside -- that…

  12. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  13. Ricky Martin's 'Evita' Hits Broadway in March

    October 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT An updated version of the classic Broadway musical "Evita," starring Ricky Martin as Che Guevara, will premiere April 5 at the Marquis Theatre in NYC, producers confirmed on Thursday. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, Oct. 29 with previews beginning March 12. The musical is…

  14. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his first solo No. 1 single with "No…

  15. Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

    September 10, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Collaborations between rising and established artists are common, but when best new artist Grammy Award winner Zac Brown Band taps Alan Jackson for a single, the pairing should be considered momentous. "As She's Walking Away" captures a man's hesitation to share his true…

  16. Zac Brown Band Taps Alan Jackson for New Single

    August 11, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Kindred spirit Jimmy Buffett and guitar virtuoso Tony Rice will join Alan Jackson as special guests on the new Zac Brown Band album, "You Get What You Give," which is due out Sept. 21. They're all part of what bassist John Driskell Hopkins tells Billboard.com are "some…

  17. Chris Isaak Could Replace Simon Cowell on 'American Idol'

    July 21, 2010 9:18 AM EDT The search to replace Simon Cowell is intensifying as preliminary auditions get under way for the 10th season of Fox's "American Idol." The network is determined to land a widely known music industry figure for the post, and THR has learned that singer Chris Isaak has met twice…

  18. Ricky Martin To Star In 'Evita' On Broadway

    June 09, 2010 4:40 PM EDT R icky Martin is heading to Argentina by way of "Evita" on Broadway. In the first new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical since its 1979 New York debut, Martin will play the character Che. The show's producers also announced Wednesday that Argentine actress…

  19. June 2, 2009

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure in Archer, Fla., at the age of 79. 2006 – Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commits suicide in Sonoma County, Calif. He is 55. 2000 – Western swing pioneer Adolph Hofner dies at his home in San Antonio. He is 84. 1999 – Junior Braithwaite,…

  20. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

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