1. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  2. Neil Young Honored at GRAMMY Event: 'It's Not Me. It's You'

    January 22, 2014 10:05 AM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a historic Los Angeles recording studio that'…

  3. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

  4. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 10:13 AM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will perform at the ceremony, set to take place…

  5. Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added To Grammy Performers List

    January 07, 2014 9:51 AM EST Chicago will join the "Blurred Lines" singer, while Metallica will also deliver a special performance. Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica are the latest additions to the performers list at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place live from Los Angeles'…

  6. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs of the year, the Grammys will feature Daft…

  7. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your 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 country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  8. Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk To Perform at Grammy Awards

    December 19, 2013 9:45 AM EST Daft Punk, the elusive, pioneering French electronic duo whose "Random Access Memories" -- the pair's biggest-selling album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- has topped multitudes of year-end lists and was released in semi-surprise fashion earlier this year…

  9. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  10. Demi Lovato Inspired, Kanye West Teased at THR's Women in Entertainment Event

    December 11, 2013 8:04 PM EST "Don't even try to take Oprah's award away," Jimmy Kimmel joked at annual breakfast, which this year honored Oprah Winfrey with a leadership award The Hollywood Reporter gathered some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry Wednesday morning at the Beverly…

  11. Outlaw Country Singer Killed in Bar Shooting

    November 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST Nashville police say Wayne Mills got into an argument with a bar owner over smoking; Earlier, the singer had been at the George Jones tribute concert A downtown bar owner told Nashville police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the…

  12. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  13. 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…

  14. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and "We Belong Together," which was named…

  15. Phillip Phillips: 'American Idol's' Latest Million-Seller

    September 28, 2013 11:28 AM EDT This week, Fox TV's "American Idol" series yields back-to-back million-selling debut albums from its winners for the first time since 2008. 2012 champ Phillip Phillips sold another 4,000 copies of his debut set "The World From the Side of the Moon" this past week…

  16. Woody Guthrie's Hometown to Rebuild Singer's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2013 9:03 PM EDT When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics. Those tensions persisted for more than a…

  17. Johnny Cash's Hot Country Hits: 14 Unforgettable No. 1 Songs

    September 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Ten years ago today, the world learned of the passing of Johnny Cash. Putting Cash in proper historical perspective is not the easiest of tasks. After all, while he was certainly a country legend, “The Man In Black” -- more than possibly any other artist -- was able to transcend genres…

  18. Krewella Launches 'Get Wet' Tour This Week With Insane Set Production: First Look

    September 05, 2013 1:13 PM EDT The Chicago trio taps Lady Gaga’s choreographer and an all-star production team for their first headlining tour. “You know I’ll sleep when I am dead” sings Jahan Yousaf on “Live For The Night,” the opening performance of Krewella’s “Get Wet” tour and a song of declarative credos…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Take 'Right' Turn With Album That Almost Didn't Happen

    August 27, 2013 4:13 PM EDT Glasgow, Scotland, dance-rock act Franz Ferdinand is back with its first album in four-and-a-half years. But singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos admits the comeback almost didn't happen. "I met up with (bassist) Bob (Hardy) before we started this record and had a very forthright…

  20. Kanye West Unveils Photo Of Baby North West

    August 23, 2013 1:33 PM EDT If you’ve been wondering if Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby, North West, is cute or not, rest assured -- she is. During his sit-down with Kris Jenner, Kanye West unveiled the first photo of his new baby. North shares Kim’s eyes and other features, while inheriting Kanye’s cheeks.…

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