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Beyonce’s ‘Crazy’ Super Bowl Setlist: Report

Beyonce’s halftime show will reportedly include a Destiny’s Child medley and solo hit “Crazy in Love.”

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George Jones on Final Tour, Album: ‘It Is a Little Bittersweet’

Over the past six decades, George Jones has performed to countless fans. On February 2 in Tunica, Miss., that story will begin to come to an end with the launch of “The Grand Tour,” Jones’ final series of concerts — named after his classic 1974 chart-topper. The singer tells Billboard that while there are no regrets about his decision to retire from the road, his emotions are running high.

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Eve Forms Label to Release ‘Lip Lock,’ Her First Album in 11 Years

Eve will end a decade-long recording hiatus on May 14 with the release of fourth studio album “Lip Lock.” The rapper tells Billboard long-simmering set will be released on her own independent label, the recently formed FTR Music, or From the Ribs Music.

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The Mars Volta Break Up

Band member Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced the end of Texas prog band via a series of tweets on Wednesday.

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Trance DJ Armin van Buuren Sells Out Madison Square Garden

The Dutch artist is second EDM act to fill the world-famous arena

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Prince Returns with ‘Screwdriver’ Song: Listen

Prince, the first cover artist of the new Billboard magazine, may not be releasing a new album anytime soon, but the pop music legend has returned with a new track, “Screwdriver,” that made its way online in the form of a lyric video on Tuesday (Jan. 22).

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Adele to Perform ‘Skyfall’ at the Oscars

Adele will sing her award-winning Bond song “Skyfall” at the Academy Awards, an honor she calls “terrifyingly wonderful.”

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Lady Gaga Has ‘A Lot of Work Left’ on ‘ARTPOP,’ Producer Says

Producer Zedd says scheduling, including Gaga’s current tour, has gotten in the way of studio time, but work continues on the new album. 

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Beyonce’s Lip-Synced Inaugural Anthem: Is It Really a Big Deal?

Okay, the jig is up. It took less than 24 hours for news to break — and be confirmed — that Beyoncé’s striking live performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama on Monday was merely a lip-synced run-through of a track she recorded earlier.

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Beyonce ‘Did Not Actually Sing’ at Inauguration, Marine Band Says

Beyonce performed a flawless version of the National Anthem during inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama on Monday, but according to a U.S. Marine Band spokesperson the R&B superstar did not actually sing live.

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