1. Sleater-Kinney Returns to New York, Rocks Through Past and Present: Live Review

    February 27, 2015 12:51 PM EST The Sleater-Kinney 2015 reunion extravaganza rolled on last night (Feb. 26), with the first of two sold-out shows at New York's Terminal 5, a venue far larger than what the trio would have played prior to its 2006 split. S-K's power goes beyond the goodwill of having them back --…

  2. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 Again; The Weeknd Enters Top 10

    February 25, 2015 3:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' leads for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)' enters the top 10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd 's "Earned…

  3. Thomas Rhett Tallies Third No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart From Debut Album

    February 24, 2015 4:54 PM EST Rhett is the first solo male to score a trio of toppers on the chart from a debut full-length since 1994. Thomas Rhett becomes just the second solo male artist, and the first in more than 21 years, to score three No. 1s on Billboard's Country Airplay chart from a full-length debut album,…

  4. Screaming Females on Loving 'Gilmore Girls,' DIY Venues Closing & New Album 'Rose Mountain'

    February 24, 2015 4:28 PM EST On a very bitter winter day in Brooklyn, Screaming Females -- Marissa Paternoster, Jarrett Dougherty and King Mike Abbate -- sat down with Billboard at Greenpoint's Calexico for burritos, margaritas and a wide-ranging discussion on everything from endangered DIY venues in New York to…

  5. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  6. Toronto's Massey Hall Set for $135M, Seven-Year Renovation

    February 23, 2015 8:15 PM EST Massey Hall, the 121-year-old Toronto live entertainment theater whose hallowed stage has been graced by such acts as Neil Young , George Gershwin, Rush , Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan , Luciano Pavarotti and Johnny Cash , is undergoing Phase 1 of a seven-year revitalization project, its…

  7. Album Review: Ghostface Killah & BadBadNotGood's 'Sour Soul' Sounds Sweet

    February 23, 2015 4:23 PM EST Ghostface Killah 's full-length collaborative album with jazz troupe BadBadNotGood isn't your standard wine-and-cheese affair. On the impressive Sour Soul , the Canadian trio that built its profile through Odd Future and Gucci Mane covers bangs out rich blaxploitation-invoking live…

  8. Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise': Track-by-Track Review

    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Close to a year ago, things weren't looking so good for Big Sean . The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was in the midst of a breakup with former fiance and Glee star Naya Rivera ; it seemed to be on the verge of getting very public and very ugly. Kendrick Lamar 's verse off "Control…

  9. Emerging Picks of the Week: Brandy Clark & Vic Mensa

    February 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST Spice up your playlist with  Billboard 's weekly roundup of track from the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. After giving them a listen, make sure to check back next week for a new set of selections to discover the latest music. "Hold My Hand" – Brandy Clark Brandy…

  10. Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dead at 94

    February 22, 2015 3:54 AM EST Longtime jazz musician and educator Clark Terry has died. He was 94. Al Hicks , director of the documentary about Clark's life, Keep on Keepin' On , told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday (Feb. 21). He had been in failing health for several years due to advanced diabetes and…

  11. Grammy Awards 2015 Impact Analysis: Post-Show Sales Rise by 87 Percent

    February 21, 2015 3:15 PM EST Sam Smith and Beck get big sales boosts from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Now that a full week has passed since the 2015 Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), we can analyze the overall sales impact from the show. The 57th annual awards aired on CBS and featured performances from the likes of Sam Smith , Beck ,…

  12. Exclusive: Watch Rush's Geddy Lee Walk Down Memory Lane on VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show'

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM EST That Metal Show is kicking off its 14th season on Saturday with a visit from none other than Rush 's Geddy Lee . The iconic bassist/vocalist/keyboardist, who last appeared on the program during its inaugural season in 2008, sits down with host Eddie Trunk and co-hosts Jim Florentine and…

  13. Carrie Brownstein Talks 'Portlandia' and Sleater-Kinney: 'I Don't Feel Schizophrenic with Acting and Music'

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Queen Of Cool Before Carrie Brownstein was the Emmy-nominated writer and star of IFC TV series Portlandia , she was a singer-guitarist in beloved feminist-rock band Sleater-Kinney , formed in 1994. But when the trio went on hiatus in 2006, she ventured into new territory, sketching…

  14. Andy Samberg on His Oscar Snub and Why 'There Is Nothing Closer to My Heart' Than The Lonely Island

    February 20, 2015 11:33 AM EST The Clown Prince Andy Samberg always wanted to be a stand-up ­comedian. But it wasn't until 2000, when the New York University graduate moved to Los Angeles with friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, that he started writing ­musical comedy. "We would come home after going out…

  15. Watch Sleater-Kinney Join 'Bob's Burgers' Cast for 'A New Wave' Video

    February 19, 2015 4:50 PM EST Sleater-Kinney 's last music video enlisted a bunch of cool people like Sarah Silverman and Andy Samberg singing their own rendition of "No Cities to Love." For the next music video off their kickass new album, the trio has again gone the unconventional route, and we love…

  16. Watch Chvrches' Synthpop Cover of Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me a River'

    February 19, 2015 1:16 PM EST Remember that great cover CHVRCHES did of Janelle Monáe's "Tightrope" at Billboard's Women in Music Awards ? Well, the Scottish synthpop trio is back with another great crossover cover, this time for BBC Radio 1. They're putting their spin on Justin Timberlake's …

  17. Bruno Mars Scores Longest Hot 100 Reign, Taylor Swift Hits Top 10

    February 18, 2015 3:12 PM EST As 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a seventh week, Mars rewrites his longest stay at No. 1. Plus, Swift moves into the top 10 with 'Style.' Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, granting…

  18. Exclusive: Happy Fangs Premiere Video For Driving Garage Rocker 'Raw Nights'

    February 18, 2015 11:00 AM EST Rockin' San Francisco trio Happy Fangs released their debut LP Capricorn on Jan. 27 and now they're giving their song "Raw Nights" the video treatment. The punkish garage trio put their warpaint on -- literally -- for the video, which brings the cut "Raw Nights"…

  19. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers Want to Know Their Album & Song Sales

    February 17, 2015 11:05 AM EST and they're not shy about asking. Plus, thoughts about Ed Sheeran and more. As always, submit 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 city, state and country, if outside…

  20. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Collab Tops Australia's Chart, 'Fifty Shades' Soundtrack Is No. 1 Album

    February 15, 2015 11:02 PM EST The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack has proved to be a hot Valentine's Day gift Down Under, while the triumvirate of Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney can add another No. 1 to their respective résumés.  The Fifty Shades  original soundtrack, which features songs by Beyonce , Sia …

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