1. Joel McHale Becomes Bjork for 'Lip Sync Battle'

    April 25, 2016 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedian and actor Joel McHale makes his Lip Sync Battle debut with a splash this week with this theatrical performance of  Björk's   version of "It's Oh So Quiet." Donning a jet black wig and a bright yellow frock -- i.e., her o ...

  2. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Tame Impala to Slipknot, an Inside Look at the Rock Acts Going for Gold

    February 13, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Rock Album Chaos And The Calm  James Bay Label Republic Records This soul-baring U.K. singer- songwriter may not yet be a U.S. household name, but Bay should be recognizable at the Grammys; he's known for always wearing a wide-brimmed hat ...

  3. Bjork Breaks Silence After Canceling Tour Dates, Teases New Songs

    August 10, 2015 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After canceling the remaining dates of her European tour, Björk  posted on Facebook Saturday (Aug. 8) to give fans some insight to the sudden cancelations. The Icelandic singer has been touring in support of her latest album  Vulnicura , but issued ...

  4. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  5. Governors Ball Preview: Organizers Talk 2015 Lineup, Selfie Sticks, Future Plans & More

    June 02, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In five short years, Governors Ball has not only overcome the odds of launching a successful music festival in New York City, but it's also emerged as one of the highest-profile festivals in the United States.   But for Gov Ball booker Jordan W ...

  6. FKA Twigs, Bjork Added to Manchester International Festival

    March 06, 2015 8:10 AM EST This summer, FKA Twigs will take her video making to a new level. The experimental singer will invite fans to watch her make seven new visuals during the Manchester International Festival this July. The singer was just added to the featival' ...

  7. Bjork to Keep 'Vulnicura' Off Spotify

    February 27, 2015 10:02 AM EST 1.353 k 79 3 The singer says she may window new music later. Icelandic singer Bjork has revealed in an interview that she will keep her new album  Vulnicura , released in January after leaking online, off of Spotify and other streaming services.  Album Re ...

  8. Bjork's Rush-Released Album Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200

    January 29, 2015 4:42 PM EST Less than a week after Bjork announced her new album Vulnicura on Jan. 13, the entire set leaked to the Internet, prompting the singer to rush-release the effort via download a mere handful of days after it was announced -- on Jan. 20. That was mo ...

  9. Björk's New Album Has a 10-Minute Diss Track About Matthew Barney

    January 21, 2015 3:32 PM EST You need to hear the Icelandic genius' version of Big Sean's "IDFWU" immediately. Have you heard Björk 's new album, Vulnicura , yet? It's... devastating. Björk's ninth studio album is a "complete heartbre ...

  10. Paul McCartney Releases Five Post-Beatles Albums As iPad Apps (Report)

    July 16, 2014 4:42 PM EDT 7 3 0 Paul McCartney is a future-forward guy--he smirks for selfies , tops Twitter charts and makes iPad apps like Björk. Through the Concord Music Group, the rock legend has released five new apps covering five of his post-Beatles albums: "McCartney ...

  11. Death Grips Release Surprise EP Feat. Björk

    June 09, 2014 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Grips, as they do, dropped a bomb this morning in the form of a new EP which features Björk on every track. Sort of. The Sacramento-based band, which was signed and dropped from major label Epic after a bitter dispute that ended with a phallic ...

  12. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  13. Pitchfork Music Festival: R. Kelly, Bjork, Belle & Sebastian to Headline

    February 01, 2013 12:06 PM EST This year's Pitchfork Music Festival has secured its headliners, with an R&B veteran, a quirky Icelander and a baroque pop band set to take the stage at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, organizers announced today. R. Kelly, Bjork and ...

  14. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

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  16. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  17. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  18. True Blood's Janina Gavankar: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-Actress Talks 'Waiting for Godot,' Her 'Strange' Version of a Frank Ocean Song & Her Upcoming EP As anyone who encountered Janina Gavankar 's rework of Kanye West 's "Love Lockdown" a couple years a ...

  19. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Album Will Be an Interactive App

    September 06, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "ARTPOP," set for early 2013. In a statement posted Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says that "ARTPOP" will b ...

  20. Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Artpop' Will Also be an Interactive App

    September 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Albums are so yesterday. Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "Artpop," set for early 2013. In a statement posted on Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says ...

  21. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  22. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped ...

  23. Dirty Projectors Get Weirder - And Bigger - With 'Swing Lo Magellan'

    June 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie-rock weirdos the Dirty Projectors had no problem creating an operatic concept album about Don Henley and post-9/11 America (2005's "The Getty Address") or a song-for-song reinterpretation of Black Flag's 1981 album "Da ...

  24. Summer Music Preview: DIY Is H-O-T

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Album title: Here Label: Vagrant Management: Bryan Ling, New Community Release Date: May 29 With excitement running high for "Here," the follow-up to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' 2009 de ...

  25. O Music Awards Return June 27, Take Aim at Guinness World Record

    May 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Viacom Music Group's O Music Awards are returning for their third installment this June 27th, and in addition to handing out awards to the biggest digital innovators in music today, they'll be taking aim at a Guinness World Record. This ...

  26. Louis C.K., Bjork, Pinterest, Spotify Among Webby Awards Winners

    May 01, 2012 7:34 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- When Louis C.K. released his comedy special "Live at the Beacon Theater" by himself on his website for $5, it was little more than a cautiously optimistic experiment. Less than two weeks later, it had reaped more than $1 ...

  27. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks fo ...

  28. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Two days after the release of "Biophilia," her new multi-platform project, Iceland's foremost sonic auteur Björk took the stage in her hometown of Reykjavík. It was the first time her home crowd has had the &qu ...

  29. Bjork's Biophilia App Album Launches All 10 Beautifully-Depicted Songs

    October 12, 2011 5:14 PM EDT When we first heard about Björk's Biophilia , the first full-realized "app album" ever released, we became a little bit obsessed with it, interviewing developers (including a 19-year-old wunderkind ), reviewing the song apps, and th ...

  30. China Cracks Down on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and ... Backstreet Boys?

    August 26, 2011 9:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 China's Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment. The ministry posted a list of 100 songs - including Lady Gaga& ...

  31. Bjork, Domino Records' Laurence Bell To Receive AIM Independent Music Awards

    August 24, 2011 2:08 PM EDT The Association of Independent Music has announced that Björk and Domino Records founder Laurence Bell will each take home the inaugural Independent Music Awards at a ceremony this fall. Björk will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music tro ...

  32. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting t ...

  33. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  34. Bjork Unveils Michel Gondry-Directed 'Crystalline' Music Video

    July 26, 2011 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neon lasers, quick-growing crystals, glowing moon craters and the image of Björk dancing within a metallic disk comprise director Michel Gondry's eye-popping visual for the singer's new single, "Crystalline." The video premiered ...

  35. Bjork's 'Crystalline' Video: Michel Gondry Offers an Inside Look

    July 22, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michel Gondry doesn't own an iPad, and it doesn't sound like he'll be picking one up anytime soon. "It's the kind of technology that freaks me out," says the 48-year-old French director, who stylistically prefers moldin ...

  36. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world ...

  37. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 9:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world&# ...

  38. New Bjork Single, 'Crystalline,' Leaks Online: Listen

    June 27, 2011 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Crystalline," the first single from Björk 's forthcoming seventh studio album, "Biophilia," leaked online on Saturday (June 25), before its official release later this week. The five-minute track finds Björk working with th ...

  39. Bob Dylan Earns Huge Ovation at First-Ever China Concert

    April 06, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer-songwriter Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first ever concert in China, despite having agreed to sing only an approved set designed not to offend political sensitivities. ...

  40. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be releas ...

  42. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  43. Antony & the Johnsons Tap Bjork for 'Swanlights'

    September 18, 2010 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Antony Hegarty, the otherworldly leader of chamber pop collective Antony & the Johnsons , released the emotionally draining album "The Crying Light" last year but is already prepared to release an expansive follow-up. "Swanlights, ...

  44. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks, Phish Plots Tour

    August 24, 2010 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks Ann Kirsten Kennis, the model whose photo appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend 's sophomore album "Contra," opened up ...

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