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George Harrison, Bee Gees & More to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards
Beloved Beatles legend George Harrison will receive yet another honor in 2015 when the Recording Academy posthumously gives him the Grammy Lifetime...
The 14 Best Pop Albums of 2014
I’m not publishing a list of the Best Pop Songs of 2014 list, because, well, we have a week-long bracket tournament discussing the best pop songs of...
K. Michelle Debuts at No. 1 on R&B Albums
R&B singer/songwriter K. Michelle returns to the top of R&B Albums with her sophomore studio set Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, ...
Wendy Rene, Soul Singer Sampled by Wu-Tang Clan & Alicia Keys, Dies at 67
Wendy Rene, the budding Stax Records singing and songwriting talent who quit music after the death of Otis Redding in 1967 and saw her music revived...
Avery*Sunshine Scores First No. 1 Single With 'Call My Name'
Avery*Sunshine captures her first No. 1 single on a Billboard chart as her graceful ballad "Call My Name" rises 2-1 on Adult R&B Songs in its...
Koa, 'All of My Love': Exclusive Song Premiere
Though Iggy Azalea (a.k.a. Igloo Australia) was probably the most-talked about Aussie in music this year, 2014 was also good for the more under-the-...
'The Colbert Report': 8 Great Music Moments From Daft Punk Dancing to Black Keys Fighting
Bring on the tears: The Colbert Report ends its run with tonight's episode. While Stephen Colbert the person will of course be fine -- he's taking...
Willy Chirino Op-Ed: Why U.S.-Cuba Thaw Is No Victory
On Nov. 19, Miami-based Cuban tropical star Willy Chirino accepted a Latin Grammy for lifetime achievement at a ceremony in Las Vegas. "This is...
The Country Music Industry in 2014: Garth's Return, Taylor's Exit
With country music at a peak in popularity, the comings and goings in the format seemed more crucial than ever. And there were plenty -- Garth Brooks...
iHeartMedia Promotes Z100 Program Director Sharon Dastur, Brings Mark Medina to Vacated Role
Z100, the well-known New York City Top 40 radio station, has announced the appointment of Mark Medina as its new program director. Medina's move...
Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart, J. Cole Debuts at No. 2
Taylor Swift remains atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart, logging a record-extending ninth week at No. 1, while J. Cole soars in at No. 2, powered by...
Exclusive Song Premiere: Arty's 'Night Like This'
While Arty’s first album release remains on the horizon, he’s returned with a holiday treat to tide over his fans. This week, the young Russian...
Exclusive: HIM Premieres 'Stigmata Diaboli,' Remastered for New Box Set
HIM fans have something big to look forward to this holiday season. On Dec. 23, the long-running Finnish rock band will release a limited-edition box...
Communications Agency Fenton's New Leadership Hopes to Bring Artists Back Into Activism
The communications agency Fenton, which specializes in working with non-profits, charities and activist organizations, has announced it is being sold...
Atlanta's Top 8 New Rappers
Atlanta is home to a constantly rising number of up-and-coming acts -- it's quickly becoming a powder keg of talent waiting to blow. The most...
Drake on 'Drake Night': 'My Goal Is to Stay With the Raptors as Long as They'll Have Me'
The Raptors “Drake Night” couldn’t have gone any better last night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre when the NBA team took on the Brooklyn Nets for the...
XXL Magazine to Print Quarterly Issues
Townsquare Media has signaled that XXL Magazine, which it acquired earlier this year, will now publish print editions on a quarterly basis. Following...
Top 5 Producers Shifting the Sound of Atlanta Rap in 2014
Super producers such as Organized Noize have paved the way for others to craft the way Atlanta is represented sonically. Now it seems that the...
Deezer Hires New CEO, Partners with LyricFind
Deezer, the world's second-largest music subscription service, announced on Friday the hiring of Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht as its new Chief Executive...
Here's a Ton of Videos of Demi Lovato's Fluffy New Puppy
Taylor Swift's adorable cat videos now have some competition: Demi Lovato got a puppy as an early Christmas present, and she's very excited about it...
Best Song Bracket Battle 2014: Read Round 4 in our Year-End Pop Showdown!
Welcome to BEST SONG BRACKET BATTLE 2014, Billboard.com's weeklong bracket-style tournament in which 64 of the year's biggest songs are placed...
Carrie Underwood, 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debut on Country Charts
Carrie Underwood storms Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which arrives at No. 1 with 94,000 sold, according to...
Iggy Azalea to Headline Billboard's Winterfest at Park City Live
Billboard Winterfest just got "Fancy." Iggy Azalea will headline Billboard's first-ever music festival at Park City, Utah’s premier music venue...
Windowing New Music May Not Goose Sales, Study Shows
A case study by on one song in two different territories by two Spotify executives shows why windowing releases might not be a good idea.The Spotify...
Watch Stephen Colbert Sell Michael Stipe at a NYC Yard Sale
After nine years on TV, Stephen Colbert is retiring his blustering conservative alter ego Stephen Colbert on Thursday night. So with just hours to go...
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