1. 'Glee' Recap: New Waters 'Tested' As New York Matures

    April 16, 2014 3:12 AM EDT "Glee continues" to pull the curtain back on the wonderland of New York City. Dreams come true, but everything isn’t as simple as a musical in that town. Finding yourself isn’t a straight-line process, and the tests that you take to get to who you are and how you relate to those…

  2. 20 Best Songs of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST Check out the songs that Billboard's staff was blasting all year, from Lorde to Yeezus. The Billboard.com Critics' Picks songs list is always difficult to cobble together -- with thousands of great songs released this year to consider, how can a group responsibly highlight the…

  3. Strange Talk, 'Climbing Walls': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 09, 2013 12:20 PM EST Strange Talk, an alt-pop quartet from Australia with big U.S. aspirations next year, 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…

  4. Beastie Boys Accuse Maker of 'Girls' Viral Video of Copyright Infringement

    November 23, 2013 5:11 PM EST UPDATE: On Monday, the band released a letter saying while it was “impressed by the creativity and the message” of the Goldieblox video, “make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music…

  5. YouTube to Launch Subscription Music Service

    October 24, 2013 10:17 AM EDT YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service -- akin to a Spotify, but with video -- to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans. The service, designed with mobile listening in mind, will have a free component and a premium tier that offers…

  6. Sebastian Ingrosso, 'Reload': Exclusive Behind the Scenes of the Video

    September 13, 2013 11:40 AM EDT If you’ve been in the presence of any EDM DJ this past summer, you’ve likely heard Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash and John Martin’s “Reload.” The continent-spanning video is just as epic, with mind-boggling effects as well as entanglements with the sheer awesomeness of our planet, as…

  7. Peter Hook On the Rediscovered Joy Division & New Order Tapes: 'There Is No Happy Ending'

    September 09, 2013 5:03 AM EDT When news surfaced that a treasure trove of master tapes and studio outtakes from Joy Division, New Order and other seminal post-punk bands had been rescued from a trash heap and put on the market, music fans the world over hoped that Peter Hook would bring the rarities to safety. But in an…

  8. Justin Timberlake Comes to the Rescue at MTV VMAs (Opinion)

    August 26, 2013 1:05 AM EDT MTV is never fond of promoting the age of its annual Video Music Awards and as it turned 30 Sunday night in Brooklyn it worked hard to say it could compete with the raunch of the Internet, the career achievement component of the Grammys and up-to-date promotional power of TV talk shows.…

  9. Miley Cyrus Gets Furry, Teams With Robin Thicke for 'Blurred Lines' at MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2013 10:23 PM EDT Miley Cyrus kicked off a clusterfantastic performance at the MTV Video Music Video Music Awards on Sunday, breaking out some serious furry porn during a bananas spin through her current hit "We Can't Stop." Wearing a swimsuit emblazoned with a teddy bear and surrounded by…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: 'Swan Song' Brings Second Chances

    December 07, 2012 2:05 PM EST The title "Swan Song" gives somewhat of a hint at where this week is going -- the kids are facing various aspects of their failures and are faced with the finality of their dreams. Of course, this is "Glee," and we know that every crushing failure is just a new door for…

  11. 'Nashville' Nibbles on Country Songs Chart, Tim McGraw Reaches Milestone

    October 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Two Big Machine-issued songs from the well-received new ABC series "Nashville" appear on Country Songs, led by Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen's Hot Shot Debut at No. 29 with "If I Didn't Know Better." The actors portray Bluebird Café bartender Gunnar and waitress…

  12. Nelly Detained After Heroin Found on Bus: Report

    October 11, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nelly and his camp seem to have gotten themselves in a bit of trouble. While driving through Texas Wednesday night (October 10), the "Hot in Herre" rapper was stopped and detained at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca after officials reportedly found a cache of drugs,…

  13. Police Hunt Rest of Pussy Riot as Hackers Attack Court

    August 21, 2012 1:45 PM EDT New Pussy Riot: 'Putin Lit Fires' (Lyrics Here ) Russian police say they are searching for other members of Pussy Riot , the punk band whose anti-Putin protest inside a Moscow cathedral led to prison sentences for three of the activists. Five women wearing bright-colored balaclavas…

  14. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  15. Ray Benson Kicks Off SXSW With Birthday Bash

    March 14, 2012 10:15 AM EDT In his characteristically droll manner. Ray Benson told a crowd at Austin's Rattle Inn on Tuesday night that "this has become a yearly thing, having a birthday." But Benson has, in fact, turned his yearly celebration into one of the opening -- and overall -- highlights of the…

  16. Billboard.com FAQ

    August 26, 2011 11:44 AM EDT How do I become a member of Billboard.com? You can become a Billboard.com registered user by clicking on the applicable 'Join Billboard' link at the top of the Billboard.com website and following the instructions. You will be asked to provide your email address, choose a user name…

  17. Oasis' Noel Gallagher To Release Debut Solo Disc in October

    July 06, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Former Oasis guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher unveiled plans on Wednesday for his first solo album, telling reporters that he would release his debut solo disc, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds," on Oct. 17 and a second, complimentary album, in 2012. The choice of which…

  18. Lady Gaga Denies Japan Charity Bracelet Scam

    June 29, 2011 8:32 AM EDT Representatives of Lady Gaga on Tuesday (June 28) denied claims of a scam over sales of the singer's wristbands for Japan's earthquake relief efforts. They described a lawsuit targeting the pop star and other companies involved in the sale and marketing of the $5 white and red "…

  19. U2 Rock Glastonbury Despite Tax Protesters: Video

    June 25, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Irish rockers U2 pulled it off with their Glastonbury music festival debut, critics said on Saturday, but the fallout from a protest over the band's tax status continued to rumble. Bono and co. raced through U2 classics like "Mysterious Ways," "Where the Streets Have No…

  20. Diddy Settles Civil Lawsuit Over '99 Club Shooting

    June 23, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs has settled a multimillion dollar lawsuit with three people in a 1999 shooting involving his protegee at a Manhattan nightclub, one of the victim's attorney said on Thursday. An attorney for one of the victims, Natania Reuben, confirmed the settlement but…

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