| May 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
There's really only one reason to tune in to the Billboard Music Awards: the spectacle.
The annual celebration of radio and sales rainmakers isn't about who will win. It's about what happens onstage, and viewers of the telecast Sunday night from the MGM...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As per its title, Pharrell Williams' first album in eight years is singularly focused on girls. No women or ladies appear through the 10 songs that make up the album, let alone any other men. (There is one queen, but she's from outer space.)
| May 19, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Whether or not you tuned into the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, you definitely heard about Michael Jackson's resurrection. Five years after the King of Pop died, he returned in hologram form to "perform" a tune from his new posthumous album,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
We’re all desperate to find the next MJ. LeBron James gets it, and so does Justin Timberlake. One night before he performs in the room where James pursues the legend of Michael Jordan, Timberlake was not shy about invoking the memory of pop deity...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Arts network Ovation has announced its summer lineup, including new series "Big Ballet," "Trending Trailers," "Wall of Sound" and "Capture," along with returners "The Art Of" and "The Artful Detective."
DirecTV subscribers will have access to a free...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music.
Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:57 PM
That Dustin Lynch played a Justin Timberlake song Sunday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival hardly seemed a big deal.
A proud native of Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake is almost certain to make his own country album one day, and he's already...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For those artists who walked out of the Grammys empty-handed, they get another chance at a trophy next month at the Billboard Music Awards on May 18.
Lorde, a newcomer to the awards, and Imagine Dragons boast the most nominations with 12 each. Lorde took...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:17 PM
What does boy band sensation One Direction have in common with alt-rock-era stars Veruca Salt and R.E.M.? They're all among the acts who revealed that they'll be participating in the 2014 edition of Record Store Day, a promotional event geared toward...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
How much legwork does pop stardom require?
Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Walking out of a cramped, stuffy United Center boardroom two weeks ago, Michelle Harris told me that when she was younger and growing up in Chicago, "I dreamed of being a part of corporate America." She said this unequivocally, without a hint of guile,...