1. 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    January 30, 2015 2:30 PM EST 0 Before Katy Perry takes the stage this Sunday (Feb. 1), we countdown the ten most spectacular Super Bowl halftime performances ever. Agree with our picks? Disagree? Tweet us at @Billboard with your comments. 10. Michael Jackson, 1993 Eager to keep viewers glued to their…

  2. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Tour Earned $232 Million in Ticket Sales

    January 15, 2015 8:38 PM EST The final box office counts are in for Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience world tour that wrapped with a two-show engagement at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas to kick off the new year. Overall ticket sales from the tour totaled $231.7 million at the end of the 14-month trek…

  3. Nicki Minaj & Safaree 'SB' Samuels: 15 Things Learned From His Power 105 Interview

    January 13, 2015 6:55 PM EST Before The Pinkprint album, Nicki Minaj held her relationship with ex-boyfriend Safaree "SB" Samuels close to the heart. But on her third studio album, Minaj opened up about the ups and downs of their relationship, including on "The Crying Game" and "Bed of Lies…

  4. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit 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…

  6. Aphex Twin Announces New EP With Extremely Aphex Twinny Title

    January 09, 2015 10:47 AM EST After waiting 13 years between LP releases, Aphex Twin -- a.k.a. Richard David James -- is prepping his second release in less than six months. Today (Jan. 9), Aphex Twin announced Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 -- a new EP with a very Aphex Twinny title -- is due out Jan.…

  7. Bill Cosby Receives Standing Ovation at Canadian Show while Protesters Gather Outside

    January 08, 2015 5:49 AM EST Bill Cosby said he had a "wonderful time" and got a standing ovation from polite Canadian fans at his first show following a string of cancellations in the wake of sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women. But outside protesters braved below-freezing weather to shame the…

  8. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music. See our timeline below: 1959 …

  10. Sony Hack: FBI Confirms North Korea Is 'Responsible For These Actions'

    December 19, 2014 12:49 PM EST In an email to the studio's top executives, the hackers called the decision not to release 'The Interview,' "very wise." On Friday morning, the FBI officially accused North Korea of the devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which began shortly before…

  11. Communications Agency Fenton's New Leadership Hopes to Bring Artists Back Into Activism

    December 18, 2014 2:11 PM EST The communications agency Fenton, which specializes in working with non-profits, charities and activist organizations, has announced it is being sold and a new leadership being put in place. The company's founder, David Fenton , is stepping laterally into a position as chairman, from…

  12. What the U.S.-Cuba Breakthrough Could Mean for Music

    December 17, 2014 9:43 PM EST Could Obama's 'fresh approach' strengthen both Cuba's draw as a music destination and Cuban artists' popularity in the United States? How could restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba impact musicians in both countries? According to…

  13. Scott Stapp Claims That People are Trying to Kill Him in Newly Released 911 Calls

    December 17, 2014 11:53 AM EST In audio from phone calls obtained by TMZ , former Creed frontman Scott Stapp claims that people are trying to kill him and that members of the terrorist group ISIS are planning to attack Florida. Creed Frontman Scott Stapp's Wife Seeking Divorce Creed's Scott Stapp -- Shocking…

  14. Scott Stapp's Alleged Obama Threat: Secret Service Investigating

    December 15, 2014 6:42 PM EST When the estranged wife of Creed frontman Scott Stapp called 911 last month to report her husband's erratic behavior, one detail stood out: that he was on a mission to kill President Obama. "He thinks he's part of the CIA. ... He has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that …

  15. Miley Cyrus Treated For Wrist Injury (Report)

    December 13, 2014 4:48 PM EST From the looks of it, Miley Cyrus didn't have the best Friday. She reportedly spent Dec. 12 at a hospital in Tarzana, California. The singer reportedly went to the L.A.-area hospital on Friday afternoon, according to TMZ . Details are scant on what caused the injury, but a source tells…

  16. Creed's Scott Stapp Loses Custody of His Kids: Report

    December 12, 2014 5:53 PM EST After a series of bizarre headlines over the past month -- starting with a confessional Facebook video and leading to a leaked 911 call -- former Creed frontman Scott Stapp has lost custody of his three children, TMZ reports. The Cost of Scott Stapp's Downward Spiral: Blowing Through …

  17. 'Dimebag' Darrell: 10 Years Later, a Look Back at the Murder of the Last Guitar God

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST On Dec. 14, 2004, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , former guitarist of influential metal band Pantera , lay in repose at the Moore Funeral home in Arlington, Texas, head resting on the pillow of the gaudy Kiss Kasket he had once asked to be buried in. A black-and-yellow Charvel "…

  18. The Cost of Scott Stapp's Downward Spiral: Blowing Through $1.5 Million in a Year

    December 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST Creed helped fuel one of the music industry's most robust runs, selling 27 million albums in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, since its 1997 debut, My Own Prison . Today, frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke and homeless . But according to sources, it was only…

  19. Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack & More

    November 20, 2014 10:35 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  20. Listen to Pusha T's Kanye West-Produced Song 'Lunch Money'

    November 18, 2014 5:36 PM EST Pusha T steps out of the studio to release his new song, "Lunch Money." The dissonant Kanye West -produced song features the rapper going for his competition ("If the crown ain’t mine, tell me who am I behind?") and touching on the happenings of today ("America is…

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