25 May 2016

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra return with new song 'First World Problem' - listen

It's the first new material from Ruban Nielson's group since last year's 'Multi-Love' album

25 May 2016 9:42pm GMT

Snooker player Steve Davis to play at Glastonbury

The sportsman DJed at Bloc earlier this year

25 May 2016 8:44pm GMT

James Blake says fame made him feel like he was living 'a double life'

The musician also said he wasn't going to 'go full Diplo' in new interview

25 May 2016 8:14pm GMT

Beck says Flume collaboration came from him running around his house 'speaking in tongues'

'Tiny Cities' was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today (May 25)

25 May 2016 7:26pm GMT

‘True Detective’ third season unlikely according to reports

The show's creator Nic Pizzolatto is reportedly moving on to new projects

25 May 2016 6:57pm GMT

Mastodon, QOTSA, At the Drive-In supergroup Gone Is Gone share new song

The band's debut EP is out in July

25 May 2016 6:20pm GMT

Ariana Grande replaces Whitney Houston hologram in Christina Aguilera duet - watch

The pair performed on the series finale of 'The Voice US'

25 May 2016 5:54pm GMT

‘Finding Dory’ to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

A live scored screening of 'E.T.' is also taking place at the festival

25 May 2016 5:52pm GMT

Hillary Clinton says she is a fan of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’

The former US Secretary of State was asked about the star's latest album during an interview

25 May 2016 5:12pm GMT

Prince's Revolution member says 'more thought' needed in Madonna Billboard Awards tribute

Doctor Fink wanted to see more than just two songs in the performance

25 May 2016 5:12pm GMT

Paul McCartney to star in virtual reality documentary

The six-part series gives fans a glimpse of the musician's studio

25 May 2016 4:50pm GMT

Kenan and Kel reunite on new advert - watch

The '90s TV duo took on new roles in the commercial

25 May 2016 4:29pm GMT

The Simpsons characters give life advice at US graduation ceremony

Students leaving Tufts University in Massachusetts were treated to a speech from familiar voices

25 May 2016 3:55pm GMT

Anne Hathaway takes on James Corden in TV rap battle - watch

The 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' showed off her rhyming skills on 'The Late Late Show'

25 May 2016 3:29pm GMT

Watch 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke sing Hanson's 'MMMBop' in Dothraki

Daenerys compares the fictional language to that of the 1997 hit

25 May 2016 2:49pm GMT

Tragically Hip singer diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

Band plan to tour and release album after Gord Downie's diagnosis

25 May 2016 2:19pm GMT

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Wolf Alice named Saturday headliner for Margate's By The Sea music festival

Wolf Alice.Alternative rock band Wolf Alice has been announced as the first Saturday headliner at the second installment of the By The Sea music festival. Wolf Alice, famous for tracks such as "Moaning Lisa Smile" and "We're Not The Same," joins acts such as Welsh rock band The Super Furry Animals, Mercury award-nominated band Wild Beasts and indie-pop act The Mystery Jets, also taking the stage at By The Sea. The event will mark the group's first ever headline set at a festival, with Wolf Alice's companion headliner to be announced on July 1, according to NME.

25 May 2016 12:57pm GMT

Pink Opens Up About Return to Music With 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Song

The singer's new single is "Just Like Fire."

25 May 2016 12:40pm GMT

Ariana Grande, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Mudcrutch and More Music Reviews

Get the full music review, plus the latest from Blake Shelton and Eric Clapton.

25 May 2016 4:29am GMT

Warner Music U.K. Launches Creative Content Division The Firepit

It will produce short- and long-form visual content, support brand partnerships and incubate emerging technologies.

25 May 2016 4:00am GMT

24 May 2016

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All the Stars from the Billboard Music Awards Who Dined in Las Vegas

All the Stars from the Billboard Music Awards Who Dined in Las VegasLudacris, Madonna, Kardashians and more

24 May 2016 6:00pm GMT

Ariana Grande unveils official "Into You" music clip

Singer Ariana Grande.Pop songstress Ariana Grande has unleashed a new music video for her latest single "Into You" taken from her third album "Dangerous Woman", which was released last week.

24 May 2016 5:37pm GMT

Prince's Keyboardist Doctor Fink Weighs In on Madonna's Billboard Music Awards Tribute

"I thought there should have been more thought put into it as a real tribute."

24 May 2016 4:00am GMT

23 May 2016

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Behind Ciara's Radiant Billboard Music Awards Beauty Look

Instead of heavy contour, her makeup was all about illumination and highlighting.

23 May 2016 4:00am GMT

Billboard Music Awards: See All of Ciara's Sexy, Leg-Baring Looks

One night, seven looks and plenty of leg.

23 May 2016 4:00am GMT

Billboard Music Awards: Madonna Responds to Critics of Her Prince Tribute

"Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to," she wrote. "Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever."

23 May 2016 4:00am GMT

10 Oct 2013

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...

10 Oct 2013 4:14pm GMT

09 Oct 2013

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Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...

09 Oct 2013 10:39pm GMT

Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...

09 Oct 2013 10:14pm GMT

08 Oct 2013

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Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

08 Oct 2013 8:38pm GMT

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...

08 Oct 2013 11:49am GMT

06 Oct 2013

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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. ...

06 Oct 2013 6:07pm GMT

21 Jul 2009


The Raveonettes Unveil Album Release And Tour Dates

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes has announced the dates for a fall tour in support of its fourth studio album, Billboard.com can exclusively report.

21 Jul 2009 12:23pm GMT

Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.

21 Jul 2009 10:00am GMT

Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid.

21 Jul 2009 9:27am GMT

Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award.

21 Jul 2009 9:08am GMT

Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin.

21 Jul 2009 5:07am GMT

Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today.

21 Jul 2009 1:43am GMT

20 Jul 2009


Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," in order to allow time for his recovery.

20 Jul 2009 12:44pm GMT

JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.

20 Jul 2009 10:50am GMT

Prince Closes Out Montreux Jazz Fest

Prince fans from across Europe converged on Montreux for two shows by the American musician whose rare appearance on the continent stretched well into Sunday morning. The 51-year-old star closed the two-week Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival with a mix of old hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Peach" and "Purple Rain" and fresh titles such as "Elixir" from his new album with singer Bria Valente.

20 Jul 2009 9:46am GMT

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.

20 Jul 2009 9:14am GMT

Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."

20 Jul 2009 9:07am GMT

Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his name to the list.

20 Jul 2009 9:03am GMT

John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut, includes guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and members of the Eagles, and features covers of songs by John Prine, Buck Owens and John Denver, among others, as well as Fogerty's own "Change in the Weather."

20 Jul 2009 3:00am GMT

19 Jul 2009


Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show.

19 Jul 2009 1:49am GMT

17 Jul 2009


Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely.

17 Jul 2009 11:49am GMT

They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and everywhere Sept. 22 on Disney Sound.

17 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT