1. Sevendust, 'Bonfire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 14, 2014 10:50 AM EDT The Atlanta rockers go acoustic on their new "Time Travelers & Bonfires" album. "We went in full guns blazin', man" Sevendust, frontman Lajon Witherspoon points out, "is an electric band." But a decade of warm feelings for "Southside Double…

  2. Play Ball: Thrice Previews Los Angeles Angels’ 2014 Season

    April 13, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Drummer Riley Breckenridge also talks his baseball-themed side project Puig Destroyer April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  3. Jurassic 5 Announces Summer U.S. Tour

    March 31, 2014 9:29 PM EDT After reuniting in 2013 for a Coachella set and multiple tour dates internationally, Jurassic 5 is hitting the United States for its first American tour in nearly a decade. According to Consequence of Sound , the alt-hip-hop act will convene for a 20-date set across North America, in addition…

  4. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  5. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  6. The Colourist Exclusive Album Stream: Listen Now

    March 20, 2014 2:47 PM EDT Listen to the first full-length from this rising California quartet, launching at Billboard.com. Orange County pop collective the Colourist will release its heavily anticipated self-titled debut album next Tuesday (Mar. 25) through Republic Records, but fans can hear the sumptuous new…

  7. Ellie Goulding Burns Bright at NYC Theater Show: Live Review

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The U.K. singer is gaining momentum, and with a stage show like this, there's plenty of reason to root for her to reach true stardom. Ellie Goulding is having her "moment," and she's been having it for quite some time now. In the nearly three years after "Lights…

  8. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada beginning in July, with shows stretching to…

  9. Scott Kalvert, 'Basketball Diaries' Director, Dead at 49

    March 08, 2014 8:47 AM EST The filmmaker's death is being investigated as a possible suicide by the L.A. Coroner's Office. Scott Kalvert, best known for directing 1995's "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was found in his home in Woodland Hills on…

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake Lead Hot Rap Songs' 25th Anniversary Rankings

    March 06, 2014 2:08 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had a monumental run since the 2012 release of their debut album, "The Heist." The duo has performed numerous sold out-shows and recently garnered four Grammy Awards. Now, there's another achievement that the rapper and producer can tuck…

  11. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s

    March 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart , which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Hot Rap Songs artists, the artists with the…

  12. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  13. ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 12:13 PM EST On his 2012 independent release "Habits & Contradictions," ScHoolboy Q was dangerous -- and not in the boasting-about-your-guns type of way, but in the I-love-drunk-driving type of way. He was fiendish and self-sabotaging, sinking into the simple indulgences of sex, money…

  14. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  15. Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road

    February 24, 2014 1:03 PM EST Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a shark in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and…

  16. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Debut 'History of Rap Vol. 5': Video

    February 22, 2014 6:45 AM EST The television best friends tackled Jay Z, Drake, "Fresh Prince," Kriss Kross and much more in the latest in their medley series. The fifth time's the charm for Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The television BFFs finished of Fallon's inaugural week on the Tonight…

  17. Chief Keef Talks Rehab, 'Bang 3' Album & Learning How to Surf

    February 14, 2014 2:10 PM EST Keef's new single, the aptly titled "Fuck Rehab,' is expected soon. It's the end of January, but the Orange County air is balmy — the kind of weather Southern California is enviously famous for. Surfers dot the beach, basking in the remaining moments of sunlight as dusk…

  18. Morrissey to Launch U.S. Tour: Full Dates

    February 13, 2014 1:40 PM EST Tom Jones and Cliff Richard will open at two of the shows; Moz will hit cities as diverse in size as New York City and Flint, Michigan during the 25-date tour After a series of ailments forced him to nix performances across the U.S. and South America last year, Morrissey will return to the…

  19. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  20. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behind last year's "Native,"…

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