1. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  2. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  3. Bruno Mars Is 'Locked Out of Heaven' on New Single: Listen

    October 02, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars debuted "Locked Out of Heaven," the first single from his upcoming sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," last night (Oct. 1) on a live YouTube chat with fans. The song gives off a retro vibe, straying away from past po ...

  4. Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive preview, the platinum hitmaker unveils his wide-ranging second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" It's a special day for Bruno Mars . In a few moments, he'll divulge details about his eagerly awaited sophomore album and ...

  5. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  6. Billboard.biz Grammy Reader's Poll Results: You Guys Are Good!

    February 13, 2012 12:44 PM EST After weeks of speculation and thousands of votes in our Reader's Poll, the results came in during last night's Grammy Awards, and our readers called Adele's sweep of the three major awards - Record of the Year ("Rolling In The ...

  7. Bruno Mars Heads Back to Grammys With Smeezingtons

    February 08, 2012 8:33 AM EST Songwriting and production team the Smeezingtons (from left) Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine (WireImage). LOS ANGELES (AP) - A whiteboard hangs on the wall of the tiny Hollywood studio used by the Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars' producti ...

  8. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that ha ...

  9. Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while ...

  10. Exclusive: Bruno Mars Says 'Breaking Dawn' Song Shows 'Darker Side of Love'

    September 23, 2011 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just hours after it was announced that Bruno Mars ' "It Will Rain" would be the first single from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" soundtrack, he was already talking about going to the movie's premiere. " ...

  11. Dr. Luke, Max Martin Win Songwriters of the Year at ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmakers and frequent collaborators Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and Max Martin shared the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award, presented at the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers annual award ceremony held Wednesday night ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs a Smeethington, Kobalt Gets Neil Finn

    April 26, 2011 3:22 PM EDT UMPG Signs a Smeethington Universal Music Publishing has signed Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons songwriting and production team to an an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Levine's deal with UMPG commences upon the expiration the songwr ...

  13. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single

    April 18, 2011 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 C harice returns to "Glee" tomorrow night (Apr. 19) to perform "All By Myself," but any future involvement in the Fox show is up in the air. "I have no idea what's going to happen," Charice said during a conference ...

  14. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The W ...

  15. Bruno Mars Steps Into Spotlight on 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'

    October 04, 2010 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 B runo Mars and Travie McCoy 's hit single "Billionaire" might have never been written had Mars been aware of the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and British pound. According to Mars, he came up with the hook to the pop-rap hit ...