1. Jared Leto Jokes His Way Through SAG Awards Presentation

    January 25, 2015 8:43 PM EST Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o graced the 21st Annual SAG Awards with their indelible presence and impeccable looks on Sunday night in Los Angeles. And for his part, Leto brought a healthy dose of humor to the otherwise quietly respectful ceremony. The two Oscars winners were there to…

  2. Watch Jason Schwartzman Talk 'Overnight' Nude Scene, New Music & More at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 1:39 PM EST Actor and musician Jason Schwartzman chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about going nude in his new comedy film The Overnight , working on a new album with his band Coconut Records , the strangest thing he's purchased on Amazon, and much more. Click Here for Full Sundance 2015…

  3. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST 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 the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  4. Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Speaks In-Depth on Death of A$AP Yams For the First Time

    January 25, 2015 2:55 AM EST It was supposed to be a celebratory day for A$AP Rocky . On Saturday (Jan. 24) the third day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Harlem rapper attended the premiere of Dope , the buzzed-about coming-of-age film in which he makes his big-screen acting debut, with a…

  5. Coachella Party Neon Carnival to Make Super Bowl Debut

    January 24, 2015 3:42 PM EST The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females The party has become a sought-out event hosted during the Coachella…

  6. Live Review: Father and Awful Records Electrify at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right

    January 24, 2015 3:15 PM EST In an age when every rapper's project seems to run long, having the courage to produce something short can be radical. Father , an Atlanta rapper, showed the virtues of brevity on 2014's Young Hot Ebony , a streamlined set of 10 songs that offered a distilled dose of his unique…

  7. 'Glee' Music Recap: The Hurt Locker Pt. 1

    January 24, 2015 10:05 AM EST If you'd told me last week that during last night's Glee we'd have Sue hypnotizing Sam to break up the coaches so that she could finally, once and for all, ruin Will and Rachel's lives, that would seem like par for the course with respect to Sue's increasingly…

  8. Zakk Wylde Unveils His Own Line of Audio Gear at NAMM

    January 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST Black Label Society frontman plans to expand products to "anything-you-can-think-of audio." In 1984, a rapidly rising Madonna memorably told Dick Clark on American Bandstand that her goal was to "rule the world." Despite Black Label Society guitarist-vocalist Zakk Wylde…

  9. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore Divorcing

    January 24, 2015 1:54 AM EST The Grammy-nominated singer and the "Tangled" actress were married for almost six years. Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore have filed for divorce after nearly six years of marriage. Reps for the couple issued the following statement on Friday, Jan. 23: "Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore…

  10. Scott Weiland Premieres New Songs at Sundance

    January 23, 2015 10:00 PM EST Scott Weiland treated a packed house at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival to half of the dozen songs that appear on his first album with his new band the Wildabouts. Due March 31, the songs from the album Blaster are no-nonsense, straight-ahead rock tunes that owe debts to…

  11. Shania Twain to Release New Live Album, 'Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas'

    January 23, 2015 8:00 PM EST Shania Twain will release a new live album this year, capitalizing on her Las Vegas residency for a live set called Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas that will include a deluxe edition 18-track CD and DVD. Watch Shania Twain's Anti-Family Violence PSA Video The album will be out…

  12. Joey Bada$$ Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2015 7:28 PM EST Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy heading for third No. 1. The Billboard 200 albums chart could welcome four top 10 debuts next week, as the tally continues to wake from its usual post-Christmas slump. Fall Out Boy is on course for its third No. 1 album with American Beauty/American Psycho , while…

  13. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  14. Shakira's Miami Home for Sale

    January 23, 2015 7:03 PM EST As she gets close to giving birth to her second child, Shakira has once again put her Miami home on the market. The 8,355-square-foot, six-bedroom, nine-bath home on North Bay Road facing the ocean was listed for $12.9 million. Shakira, who now lives in Barcelona with soccer star Gerard…

  15. Madonna's 10 Most Surprising Collaborations

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Vanilla Ice, Björk, Deepak Chopra and Sofia Coppola have all entered Madonna's art over the course of her sprawling career. Madonna and Mike Tyson, on a song together? It's true: the pop legend and boxing icon have linked up for "Iconic," a track on her…

  16. D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 23, 2015 4:53 PM EST Some music comes armored in myth -- Brian Wilson 's Smile sessions, My Bloody Valentine 's Loveless , Nas ' Illmatic . In these cases, the stories of all-star personnel, torturous recording sessions, or delayed release dates are almost as important as the actual songs. D'…

  17. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth edition…

  18. Former Rebecca Black Manager Charged With Violating Talent Scam Prevention Act

    January 23, 2015 4:31 PM EST A veteran music manager was charged with four counts of violating the Talent Scam Prevention Act, according to city attorney Mike Feuer at a press conference in L.A. on Friday (Jan. 23). Over the years, Baum has managed acts such as Paula Abdul , Tears for Fears and even took on Rebecca…

  19. Hear Wiz Khalifa Remix Fall Out Boy's 'Uma Thurman'

    January 23, 2015 4:02 PM EST Yes, Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy are touring together this summer, and no, that isn't the end of their collaboration. Wiz just dropped a remix of Fall Out Boy's Munsters theme-sampling, Pulp Fiction -referencing "Uma Thurman." Check it out below: For the first two…

  20. CeeLo Green's 'TV on the Radio' Project Surfaces Out of Nowhere: Listen

    January 23, 2015 3:42 PM EST While no one was looking, a new album by CeeLo Green titled TV on the Radio made its way onto the Internet. The nine-song project, uploaded to a CEELO_TVONTHERADIO Soundcloud account two days ago, features Green rapping and singing over famous TV theme songs, including Taxi , Knight Rider ,…

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