1. Pharrell's Mountie Hat at GRAMMY Awards Is a Hit on Twitter

    January 26, 2014 9:49 PM EST This year's Grammys carpet is surprisingly polished, with the likes of Anna Faris, P!nk and Alicia Keys sporting simple, glamorous gowns usually reserved for non-music related red carpets. But one, uh, interesting fashion spot of the night -- and, quite possibly, in Grammys history --…

  2. Beyonce & Jay Z Kick Off GRAMMYs With Steamy 'Drunk In Love' Performance: Video

    January 26, 2014 9:01 PM EST Jay Z and Beyoncé, music’s hottest power couple , kicked off the 56th GRAMMY Awards with their steamiest performance yet. GRAMMYs: News, Winners, Photos & More Lights shined down on a wet-haired, Chromat-wearing Bey’ as she straddled a chair to "Drunk In Love." Her husband,…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Among GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:47 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three GRAMMYs in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist") and performance ("Thrift Shop")…

  4. Madonna Could Be Performing With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at GRAMMYs

    January 25, 2014 4:58 PM EST The singer may sing "Same Love" with the rap duo Yesterday, it was confirmed that Madonna will be making an appearance onstage at the 56th GRAMMYs tomorrow (Jan. 26). Now, in the spirit of intriguing collaborations the ceremony generally provides, it looks like the pop diva could be…

  5. Daft Punk to Wear Star Wars Helmets During GRAMMY Performance

    January 25, 2014 2:53 PM EST French duo will perform with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers Rehearsals for the 56th annual GRAMMYs are well underway at multiple locations around Los Angeles, which means details are starting to emerge about Sunday night's all-star performances. Among the surprises in store for…

  6. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set today (Jan. 25) to Billboard, but had no…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Duck Sauce, Bishop Nehru and More

    January 24, 2014 4:16 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Duck Sauce: “Party In Me” [Fool’s Gold] North America’s bawdiest DJ supergroup spins a classic disco mirrorball with some funk edge on this track sans irony into a contagiously hypnotic chorus.  Bishop Nehru:…

  8. Madonna Confirmed For GRAMMYs Performance

    January 24, 2014 1:54 PM EST Billie Joe Armstrong & Miranda Lambert will also perform a Phil Everly tribute at the upcoming ceremony. The GRAMMY Awards released what is (presumably) its final additions to its awe-inspiring lineup of performers, with Madonna at the top of that list. The singer was reported late…

  9. Poll: Which GRAMMY Awards Performance Are You Most Excited For?

    January 24, 2014 1:17 PM EST Vote now! The GRAMMY Awards are only a few days away, and with all of the performers announced (barring a few surprises, of course), the Jan. 26 extravaganza promises to feature an electrifying gathering of the biggest names in music. From Taylor Swift to Daft Punk to Kendrick…

  10. GRAMMYs Predictions: Who Will & Should Win the 2014 Awards

    January 22, 2014 4:00 PM EST The GRAMMY Awards are just a few days away -- taking place this Sunday night (Jan. 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- which means it's time to at long last finalize our predictions for the top prizes. At Billboard.com, we obsess over guessing which artists will win the…

  11. Blake Shelton Uses R&B Effect to Make a Country Impression on Latest Hit

    January 22, 2014 10:34 AM EST The new Blake Shelton single is a study in contrasts. "Doin' What She Likes" features a guy who's mostly been tamed but still harbors a wild streak. It's a love song that was written in the middle of a hunting expedition. And it's a country single that might…

  12. Jason Mraz: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 21, 2014 4:35 PM EST Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Jason Mraz won best male pop vocal performance(for 2008's "Make It Mine") and best pop vocal collaboration with vocals (for 2008's "Lucky"…

  13. Ken Burns Sets Country Music Doc for 2018

    January 21, 2014 11:40 AM EST PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that Burns' country music project isn't set to…

  14. One Direction's Liam Payne Defends 'Duck Dynasty' Endorsement on Twitter

    January 20, 2014 3:39 PM EST "Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say," writes the 1D Member. One Direction member Liam Payne received his fair share of online finger-wagging last weekend after reaching out to "Duck Dynasty" star…

  15. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Record of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:20 PM EST A closer look at the songs that earned record of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. These songs are all vying for record of the year at the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26, 2014). Jump To: Song of the Year | Album of the Year BILLBOARD GRAMMY® BEST NEW ARTIST NOMINEE…

  16. Bruce Springsteen Covers The Ramones At Asbury Park Benefit Concert: Watch

    January 20, 2014 3:50 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?”  Springsteen was…

  17. Rhonda Vincent Satisfies Both Her Country and Bluegrass Sides on 'Only Me'

    January 17, 2014 11:46 AM EST "Only Me," the new 2-CD set from Rhonda Vincent, answers a question that many have been asking for over two decades: "Are you a country or a bluegrass singer?" "I sing bluegrass. I sing country. But, yet, it's only me," she told Billboard. Vincent admits…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  19. Luke Bryan's 'Beer' Hops To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    January 16, 2014 8:32 PM EST The singer scores his sixth leader on the list. Plus, notable moves for Florida Georgia Line, Eric Paslay, Lucy Hale and more Luke Bryan scores his sixth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "Drink a Beer," which halts a six-week stand atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid chart for…

  20. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

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