1. 'The Voice': New Artists Fight to Stand Out During Blind Auditions

    February 24, 2015 10:56 PM EST The Blind Auditions resume tonight on The Voice as season-eight coaches Christina Aguilera , Pharrell Williams , Blake Shelton , and Adam Levine continuing to shape their teams of artists, with Levine particularly feeling the pressure after turning up empty last night. The first artist of…

  2. Will.i.am, Rudimental To Join Music-Centric MMIX At Mobile World Congress

    February 24, 2015 9:54 AM EST Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- the largest gathering of mobile-marketing professionals, with 72,000 attendees in 2014 alone -- is taking a musical approach to this year's confab. Beginning March 2, branding agency Momentum Worldwide and the GSMA (Groupe Special Mobile Association)…

  3. Bob Dylan Dazzles MusiCares Gala With Bold Speech

    February 07, 2015 12:30 PM EST It was a well-known fact that Bob Dylan was not going to perform at the MusiCares event honoring him for, in President Jimmy Carter's words, a "lifetime dedication to human rights." Still, no one expected him to give one of the greatest acceptance speeches in the 25 years of…

  4. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

  5. Top Booking Agents On Double-Weekend Festivals: 'It's Bad' For Young Bands

    November 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST At Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, six top execs spoke up about mega-festivals adding second weekends to their programming. Adding a second weekend has led to record grosses and attendance for mega-festivals Coachella and Austin City Limits, where acts are often paid…

  6. Don't Look Now, But One Direction Is Making Great Rock Music

    September 30, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 0 After embracing 80’s tunes on their last album, 1D is back with another killer single. Will casual fans care that One Direction is no longer a pop band? When all is said and done, what will One Direction 's legacy be? Surely the U.K. quintet will be remembered as one of…

  7. Does One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' Rip Off New Found Glory, Journey, or Both?

    September 30, 2014 10:32 AM EDT Is "Steal My Girl" basically "Steal Your Song"? With a new One Direction album on the horizon , allegations that the boy band are ripping off someone else's songs couldn't be far behind. And here we are again. Less than 24 hours after 1D's new song "…

  8. 40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players

    September 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT They’re young, they’re innovative, they’re disruptive. From monetizing bite-sized streams to selling out massive stadiums, these are the progressive leaders reshaping the music industry. The honorees on Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 Power Players list were chosen by Billboard editors from…

  9. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  10. 'Dancing With the Stars': And the Winner Is ...

    May 20, 2014 11:19 PM EDT "Dancing With the Stars" has crowned a new winner. Meryl Davis and professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were named champions of the ABC dancing competition show's 18th season during Tuesday's live results show. "It is just plastic, but it means so much,…

  11. 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…

  12. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  13. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

    December 11, 2013 2:09 AM EST The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occassion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…

  14. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  15. Pharrell Williams' Resume: The History of a Hardworking N.E.R.D.

    July 11, 2013 10:45 AM EDT It's incredible to think that Pharrell Williams, the artist and entrepreneur who recently turned 40, was once fired from three different McDonald's in Virginia Beach. It all in began in 1992. That year, Pharrell helped Teddy Riley write his verse for Wreckx-N-Effect's …

  16. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  17. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  18. The Civil Wars: Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2012 1:30 PM EST The DIY Story of the Year, Two Grammys, A Dose of Taylor and the Biggest Soundtrack You've Yet to Hear In one weekend last summer, the They wrote and sang together for a few months before White popped the question: Want to form a band? Williams says. "It was like being asked to prom…

  19. Girls' Generation Makes Big U.S. Debut on 'Letterman': Watch

    February 01, 2012 4:20 PM EST "Girls' Generation make you feel the heat," chants the K-pop powerhouse group Girls' Generation in its premiere English single, "The Boys." And that's just what the nine-member group did during its U.S. network TV debut on "The Late Show with David…

  20. Billboard Bits: Adam Levine Criticizes 'Idol,' John Mellencamp Finalizes Divorce

    August 15, 2011 6:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Maroon 5's Levine Slams 'American Idol' In a new interview with Out Magazine, Maroon 5 leader and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine calls his reality show competition "American Idol"…

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