1. Martin Garrix Continues 'Wizard'-ry On Dance Chart

    January 23, 2014 5:16 PM EST The DJ teams with Jay Hardway and works more magic on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, Armin van Buuren and the Crystal Method score chart debuts and more Martin Garrix and Jay Hardway cruise 50-16 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with chart "Wizard," as first-week…

  2. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 21, 2014 9:13 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight grooves to the Fela! Band with "Finding Fela…

  3. Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band

    January 18, 2014 6:10 PM EST "Finding Fela," a multi-layered documentary that focus on the music and human rights message of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, exceeded expectations on the first day of the Sundance Film festival, receiving an enthusiastic response at the premieres that extended to the Internet and,…

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  5. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  6. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs 1989-2014

    January 13, 2014 3:07 PM EST It was 70 years ago this month -- January 1944 -- that Billboard began charting the popularity of country tunes with the format's main chart now known as Hot Country Songs. In celebration the vital genre's continued vibrancy, we're honoring the chart's anniversary with…

  7. Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced: Outkast, Arcade Fire, Muse Headlining

    January 08, 2014 11:04 PM EST With a tweet suggesting fans "share it like a polaroid picture," the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival sent out this year's highly anticipated lineup late on Wednesday. As previously reported , long-dormant rap duo Outkast will reunite at the Goldenvoice-organized…

  8. Ice-T Starting New Podcast

    December 28, 2013 3:15 PM EST "Ice-T: Final Level" will premiere Jan. 7 on iTunes and his website As Ice-T has seamlessly ventured into writing, acting and reality television, the rapper's next media frontier is talk radio, via the podcast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ice-T will co-host "Ice-T:…

  9. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Katy Perry Power Up Dance Charts

    December 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST The DJ and rapper land their first Dance/Electronic Songs top 10s, while Katy Perry extends a record atop Dance Club Songs DJ Snake and Lil Jon score their first top 10 each on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Turn Down for What," which re-enters at No. 10. The…

  10. Beyonce Surprises Terminally Ill Fan With Special Performance: Watch

    December 26, 2013 11:49 AM EST Beyoncé made a young girl's dream come true during her Mrs. Carter World Tour in Las Vegas earlier this month. Beyonce Talks Surprise Album, Success at NYC Event Taylon, who was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her brain, had her wish come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.…

  11. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  12. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  13. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather than close the show. Watching "Matlock…

  14. Kelela Talks Saint Heron, R&B's Racial Politics & Working with Arca, Hudson Mohawke

    November 19, 2013 1:45 PM EST Less than a year ago, Kelela Mizanekristos — the Los Angeles-based, Ethiopia-descended R&B and electro pop singer — was working as a telemarketer, trying to make ends meet as an artist in a city inundated with them. She finally quit her day job last December after Solange, a fan,…

  15. New York Judge Rejects DMX's Bankruptcy Filing

    November 09, 2013 3:54 PM EST A federal judge in New York has tossed rapper DMX's bankruptcy filing, making him fair game for creditors. The Journal News reports that a bankruptcy judge in White Plains dismissed the 42-year-old rapper's July 29 Chapter 11 filing on Friday. The hip-hop star's real name is…

  16. Cable's Dev Hynes-Produced 'Roxanne': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 07, 2013 1:10 PM EST Watch the debut of NYC noise-rock duo Cable and their mesmerizing video for first single "Roxanne," only at Billboard. Tracy Antonopoulos and Ben Morsberger, better known as Cable, are stepping out with a captivating music video for their debut single "Roxanne."…

  17. George Strait, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift Shine at CMA Awards

    November 06, 2013 11:41 PM EST The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held Wednesday on a rainy night in Nashville, but despite the weather, the spirit of the artists and fans was high as Music City held court for all the world to see. And, on a night when the future of the format was served, the big…

  18. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  19. Arcade Fire Pays Tribute to Haiti on 'Reflektor'

    October 25, 2013 4:48 AM EDT A traditional Haitian rara band loudly snaked through the crowd, its insistent drums and horns drawing the members of Arcade Fire to a small outdoor stage. The Canadian musicians thanked the members of Rara Lakay in a smattering of Haitian Creole, and building on their beats launched into…

  20. Panic! at the Disco Parties at Billboard Studios: Watch Live Performances And Q&A

    October 17, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Panic! at the Disco have been through a lot in its near-decade of existence: lineup changes, ups and downs in popularity, and fluctuating usage of the exclamation point in their band name. For new album "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!" -- which debuts at No. 2 on this week…

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