1. Armin van Buuren's GRAMMY Day: Trance Star Gives a Play-By-Play of His India-to-L.A. Sunday

    January 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST Despite having been one of the top DJs in the world for nearly 20 years, trance king Armin van Buuren had never been nominated for a Grammy Award. That changed this year, when his longhaired dance-ballad “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring vocalist Trevor Guthrie snagged one of the coveted…

  2. GRAMMY Awards Draw 28.5 Million Viewers

    January 27, 2014 2:12 PM EST The 56th GRAMMY Awards were watched by 28.51 million viewers on Sunday, the second largest audience for the awards show in 21 years, according to Nielsen's preliminary live, plus same day ratings. The tally is a distant second to the 2012 event, when over 39 million viewers tuned in…

  3. Dana Miller to Head Marketing and Brand Development for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter

    January 24, 2014 12:05 PM EST Former Billboard Music Awards executive producer Dana Miller will oversee marketing and brand development for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard , parent company Guggenheim Media announced today. Miller most recently served as SVP, branded entertainment and integrated marketing at…

  4. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  5. Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami Beach, Charged With DUI and Resisting Arrest

    January 23, 2014 2:56 PM EST An early morning drag race with friends landed Justin Bieber in a Miami Beach jail on Thursday where a judge charged the pop singer (via video feed) with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. Clad in an orange jumpsuit at Turner Guilford Knight…

  6. Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon Target Chris Christie in 'Born to Run' Parody

    January 15, 2014 12:26 PM EST "I'm stuck in Governor Christie's Fort Lee traffic jam" Bruce Springsteen stopped by NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday and weighed in on the recent traffic scandal plaguing New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Springsteen was none too happy with…

  7. Mary Chapin Carpenter Gives Old Songs a New Setting on 'Movie' Album

    January 13, 2014 5:10 PM EST The music business has changed a lot since Mary Chapin Carpenter released her debut album, "Hometown Girl," back in 1987. She tells Billboard that some of the changes have definitely been for the better. "I was just speaking with someone, and we were talking about what I would…

  8. Flavor Flav Arrested in New York; Released to Attend Mom's Funeral

    January 09, 2014 5:13 PM EST New York State troopers arrested Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on Long Island Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license, but released the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member so he could attend his mother's funeral. According to a statement from the New York State Police,…

  9. Outkast's Big Boi Confirms Headlining Spot at New York's Governors Ball

    January 09, 2014 4:03 PM EST Less than 24 hours after announcing a spot at Coachella, East Coast Outkast fans can rejoice as well. André 3000 and Big Boi have confirmed reports that they will headline a day of New York City's Governors Ball this year. The festival is set for June 6-8 at Randall's Island. While…

  10. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 10:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediately, Min will be responsible for all…

  11. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Sends Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST The move knocks Justin Bieber out of the top spot, while Rihanna shoots to No. 3 The release of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" music video spurs the singer back to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart -- which ranks the most social artists of the week.   The Social 50 chart…

  12. Rap Genius Gets Squashed by Google for Backlink Scheme

    December 27, 2013 2:23 PM EST Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme.  The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach , involved getting bloggers to insert…

  13. Iron Maiden Using Music Piracy to Drive Concert Ticket Sales

    December 26, 2013 4:55 PM EST Update: The CiteWorld story referenced below has been updated noting that, despite previous reports, "Musicmetric did not work directly with Iron Maiden," and that there is no evidence the band actually used the data in question to help plot its tours. Andrew Teacher, the company&…

  14. Weird Al Settles with Sony Music Over Litany of Allegations

    December 18, 2013 9:37 PM EST "Weird Al" Yankovic has settled a lawsuit that his company Ear Booker brought against Sony Music in March 2012. The lawsuit was among many brought by musicians contending that record labels have breached contracts by improperly treating digital downloads as "sales" rather…

  15. Pentatonix Debuts on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 05, 2013 8:08 PM EST A cappella quintet Pentatonix debuts at No. 24 on the Social 50 this week, due to a consistently-growing online fan base kept engaged by the group¹s steady stream of releases to their YouTube channel. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud…

  16. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Probe Cites Negligence, Irregularities Among 'Series Of Factors'

    December 05, 2013 2:59 AM EST The plane crash in Mexico that took the life of Latin music star Jenni Rivera and four members of her entourage was the result of a “series of factors” that could have included the age of the 1969 Learjet, the age of the pilot, and owner negligence in reporting problems with the plane’s…

  17. How Rap Genius Won The SEO Game

    December 03, 2013 11:24 AM EST Inside the company's triumphs over legal traps, PR disasters... and cancer. It's an early-October afternoon in the penthouse offices of Rap Genius. The floor taken up by the 4-year-old startup -- in a modern glass building on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Williamsburg…

  18. On 'Hava Nagila'

    December 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST The power of music can last a lifetime I don't think music was a major part of most of her life, but in her later years, it revealed its power to connect her to those she loved, and, in turn, us to her. And, throughout, music still weaved its way into meaningful moments. Not that life…

  19. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift Lead AMAs to Record Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:34 PM EST The American Music Awards engaged record levels of social media activity while attracting their largest television viewing audience in four years. AMAs dominated Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings for the week of Nov. 18-24 as more than 7.6 million tweets went out during the broadcast…

  20. Arcade Fire to Its Dress Code Critics: 'Please Relax'

    November 22, 2013 10:34 AM EST After critics respond negatively to the request that fans wear formal attire or costumes to its arena tour next year, the band states it's not mandatory just fun. As Arcade Fire led up to the release of its latest record, "Reflektor," with a number of undercover and smaller…

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