1. Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline 'Big Hello to Brooklyn' Bash at Barclays Center

    December 16, 2013 3:16 PM EST Extravaganza comes the night before Super Bowl XLVIII takes place in nearby East Rutherford, NJ To cap off the first-ever Kickoff In Brooklyn three-day event, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline a Super Bowl weekend concert Saturday, Feb. 1 in Brooklyn's Barcays Center. Also on the…

  2. Grammys 2014: Black Sabbath Rules Rock Nominees

    December 07, 2013 12:36 PM EST A liberal touch of gray, and plenty of testosterone, mark the nominees in the rock categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And a few long-neglected rock icons have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal next month. The reunited Black Sabbath tops all rock nominees with…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. Grammy Predictions 2014: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 04, 2013 7:00 PM EST Expect big nights for JT, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde. But who else is striding into the major categories? On Friday night (Dec. 6), the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's…

  5. 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Character Playlists: New Songs For Katniss & More

    November 21, 2013 5:39 PM EST Check out the songs that capture the inner desires of Katniss, Peeta and more "Catching Fire" characters. "The Hunger Games," last year's blockbuster film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' young adult sci-fi novel, is finally slaking fans' thirst for…

  6. CODE’s EDM Soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    November 15, 2013 2:11 PM EST Welcome to PanEDM. No disrespect to Alexandra Patsavas and her original soundtrack for “Catching Fire” (we still can’t get enough of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” ), but we thought this installment of “The Hunger Games” deserved an alternate EDM soundtrack as well. Check out our selection of…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Groove Armada & Brodanse, Borgore & Victor Niglio and More

    November 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Groove Armada & Brodanse featuring Cari Golden: “Sweat” [Armada Music]   Even run through several distortion effects, Golden…

  8. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wrote the song with Billy Montana and Phillip…

  9. New Jenni Rivera Album, Tribute Concert Slated for December

    November 06, 2013 9:30 PM EST Plans to celebrate regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera with a new album and a tribute concert are under way one year after the singer died while working in Mexico. As previously reported in Billboard , Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa is releasing a CD/DVD that will feature the…

  10. Justin Bieber Allegedly Caught Spraying Graffiti in Brazil

    November 06, 2013 8:04 PM EST The website of Brazil's biggest news outlet published photos Wednesday it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall. And it adds that police want to question him about it. The O Globo newspaper reported that photographers snapped photos of Bieber as he painted…

  11. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: Sia, Diplo & The Weeknd, Alice Russell & Sam Sparro, and More

    October 04, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Sia featuring Diplo & The Weeknd: “Elastic Heart” [Republic] At first, Diplo kicks back on the decks for his volunteered spot…

  13. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  14. Justin Bieber Not Charged for Alleged Threat Against Neighbor

    October 02, 2013 9:55 PM EDT Justin Bieber won't face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained about his driving. City News Service says Los Angeles County prosecutors decided Wednesday that there's insufficient evidence to charge the pop star. A neighbor in Bieber's gated…

  15. Christina Aguilera Records Song for New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    September 26, 2013 4:59 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will be on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. Titled "We Remain," the track joins the previously released, sweeping piano ballad "Atlas," written and performed specifically for the follow-up by British band Coldplay, as well as The…

  16. Latin Recording Academy and Eventus Join for Third Annual Acoustic Sessions

    September 20, 2013 3:26 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, a series of invitation-only shows by well known Latin artists, will take place in five cities leading up to the Nov. 21 Latin Grammys.   On the night of Sept. 25, after Latin Grammy nominations are announced that morning, rock singer-songwriter Draco Rosa…

  17. Bruce Springsteen Sings in Spanish, Brings Tour to Argentina: Watch

    September 17, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Hear Springsteen's version of "Sólo le pido a Dios," a song he learned from late Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa. Bruce Springsteen has mustered his best Spanish in a tribute to the people of Argentina, posting an internet version of the song "I only ask of God…

  18. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Copyright Victory

    September 10, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The songwriter and his lawyers says he's won a closely watched copyright case and recovered the rights to 33 of his songs. Victor Willis, the lyricist and performer of such songs as "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" with the Village People, says he's reclaimed the…

  19. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

  20. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Macklemore Rock Brooklyn at MTV VMAs 2013

    August 25, 2013 11:39 PM EDT The 2013 MTV VMAs kicked off Sunday night (Aug. 25) with its first edition in Brooklyn, and the corresponding star power was, understandably, tremendous, with the long-rumored 'N Sync reunion, plus big performances from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. Justin Timberlake was,…

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