1. NBC Reality Chief Touts 'Voice' Longevity

    October 10, 2014 11:36 AM EDT NBC's victory lap this fall has been a relatively quiet one. After kicking off the previous two years with ratings victory among the sought-after audience of adults 18-49, wins for the first two weeks of the 2014-15 season have been greeted as a bit of a given. But Paul Telegdy ,…

  2. Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation 1814' Revisited By Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis: Track-by-Track Review

    September 18, 2014 1:50 PM EDT If Janet Jackson 's third album, 1986's Control , was a declaration of independence, the follow-up, Rhythm Nation 1814 , was a constitution -- a blueprint for the kind of country that this confident, sexy and newly independent 23-year old woman wanted to live in. At least…

  3. Memphis Soul Doc ‘Take Me to the River’ Is Giving Back to Musicians in Need

    September 09, 2014 5:09 PM EDT In Take Me to the River , Martin Shore 's documentary about music scenes in and around Memphis since the late 1950s, veteran artists are united in recording studios with singers and rappers two or three generations younger. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at…

  4. Read Beyonce's Adorable Poem For Blue Ivy Carter

    August 29, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Giving an interview is so passé. Beyonce covers CR Fashion Book  this week and there are a bunch of truly gorgeous pictures (would you expect anything less?) inside. But instead of an accompanying Q&A, there is a poem written by Beyonce for her daughter/all of us. Apparently the words…

  5. Exclusive: Steve Aoki on 'Neon Future,' Working With Fall Out Boy & Trying to Live Forever

    August 28, 2014 5:23 PM EDT The superstar DJ also explains hooking up with Guitar Center for "The Greatest Feeling on Earth" campaign When you're Steve Aoki -- one of the planet's highest-paid, hardest-working DJs -- life is understandably quite busy. But unlike many other workaholic musicians, it&…

  6. Michael Jackson’s ‘A Place With No Name’ Premieres On Twitter: Watch

    August 14, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson’s latest video has premiered on Twitter.  The promo for “A Place With No Name” was tweeted overnight from the late pop star's official account. A message tells Jackson’s 1.5 million followers, “It’s time! The first ever premiere of "A Place With No Name" right…

  7. Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: The Indie-Rock Dad Awards

    July 21, 2014 11:10 AM EDT From "Worst Manners" to "Festival MVP," check out what Pitchfork Fest's resident father (& his son) thought of this year's fest. On the crowded subway ride home from the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival, a kid in glasses, gauges and a D.A.R.E. shirt asked my…

  8. Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2014 1:29 PM EDT To answer your first question: Yes, it is any good. And about your second: Better than you think.   To be sure, it's a strange project: a Michael Jackson record of vocals out of the vault and all-new music from Timbaland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, Stargate, Rodney…

  9. SZA Talks 'Z' Album & Being the Only Girl In Top Dawg Entertainment

    April 07, 2014 10:45 AM EDT A year ago , if you lived in New York and were running low on moisturizer, SZA might have been your girl. Back then she was working the floor at the cosmetics retail chain Sephora, "standing around with an ear piece in [and] helping people out with their face cream." Today, her job…

  10. U.S. Version of 'The X Factor' Canceled

    February 07, 2014 7:18 PM EST Announcement comes following Simon Cowell's return to show's U.K. counterpart Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  12. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips that range from the cheesily eerie to the…

  13. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  14. Beyonce's 'Mrs. Carter Show' Look Borrows from Kerli, Nicki Minaj

    April 29, 2013 8:18 PM EDT A "Mrs. Carter Show" tour book dress by Amato Haute Couture has been worn by several pop divas recently. One of Beyonce's new looks has some pop history. The singer Kerli posted side-by-side images on Facebook on Thursday with herself and Beyonce both wearing what appears to…

  15. Fountains of Wayne Move Past 'Stacy's Mom' With Fifth Album

    July 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The Fountains of Wayne camp has a term for casual fans most familiar with the group for its 2003 smash single "Stacy's Mom," which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Our manager calls them 'drive-bys,'" lead singer/co-songwriter Chris Collingwood…

  16. YACHT Pushes Dance-Pop to the Limit With 'Shangri-La'

    June 18, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The first sounds from "Shangri-La," the new album by Portland, Ore.-based dance-pop band YACHT due June 21 on DFA Records, debuted on the label's website in March as part of the "White Out Sessions," DFA's promotional web video series. There isn't anything…

  17. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1974

    July 28, 2009 12:50 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to this week in 1974. NO. 1 'SONG': Of John Denver 's first eight Billboard Hot 100 entries, two ascended to the top 10: his…

  18. New York Dolls Reunite With Todd Rundgren For New Album

    March 18, 2009 11:09 AM EDT Veteran rock act the New York Dolls will issue its fourth album "Cause I Sez So" via Warner Music Group's Atco label on May 5 in the U.S and a day earlier in the U.K. The band, which was revived in 2004 at the instigation of Morrissey who was curating the Meltdown festival in…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  20. Jackson lawyer: Neverland auction off

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson still has Neverland, having cut an 11th-hour deal Thursday to keep it off the auction block. Michael Jackson still has Neverland, having cut an 11th-hour deal Thursday to keep it off the auction block. But the magic that once made the financially troubled entertainer's 2…

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