The concert that began as an internet rumor finally came to reality yesterday, as Metallica became the first major music act to perform in Antarctica. The long-running metal act performed an hour-long set inside a dome close to the heliport of Carlini Scientific Base.
In 2013, Austin Mahone opened for Taylor Swift on her Red tour, scored his Hot 100 debut and won the Artist To Watch award at the MTV VMAs. In 2014, Mahone will at long last release his debut album on Chase/Republic -- a moment the 17-year-old can't wait to see come to fruition.
Calling Jake Clemons the Little Big Man may hit a bit close to home, but the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons has certainly established a featured spot in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- playing his uncle's horns, no less -- and is now giving the world an early taste of his own music.
Strange Talk has made a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to stateside listeners with the single "Climbing Walls," which has sold 10,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Climbing Walls" now has a brand-new, sun-kissed music video, exclusively premiering on Billboard.com.
During an interview with Billboard, Jenni Rivera's sister Rosie opened up about the aftermath of her sister's death, coming to grips with the loss and having to learn the music business at a quick pace.
The 10th week of Justin Bieber's 'Music Mondays' series included the announcement that the pop superstar would be packaging all 10 songs, as well as five new tracks, into a temporary collection titled "Journals." As exciting as the news may be to Beliebers, it shouldn't completely overshadow the release of "Confident," a new song featuring Chicago up-and-comer Chance The Rapper, and one of the strongest 'Music Mondays' releases.
One Direction sold a further 124,000 copies of "Midnight Memories" to top the U.K. album chart for a second week, with a two-week total of 361,000 units. Lily Allen's "Somewhere Only We Know," which fell three places to No. 4 on last week's singles survey, promptly climbed three to regain the top spot.
The touring radio festival, which hit Staples Center on Dec. 6, featured mini-sets by such stars as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande and its share of technical problems.