1. Liam Finn Song Premiere: 'Burn Up The Road'

    April 17, 2014 4:52 PM EDT Liam Finn has filled his new album, "The Nihilist," with a cast of characters navigating through deliciously chilly soundscapes that oscillate tantalizingly into the warmth of big semi-processed drumbeats and his fuzzy guitars. But while the New Zealander with the uncanny melodic…

  2. TLC’s Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas Reflects On the 15th Anniversary of 'No Scrubs'

    April 10, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Here's the thing about deadbeat dudes: They're not going anywhere. In 500 years, when we're all living on Mars, the moon or wherever, some guys will still be acting like horny idiots, "hanging out the passenger side of his best friends' ride," trying to holler at…

  3. Boys Noize & Spank Rock Talk Upcoming Projects: Watch

    March 31, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Boys Noize and Spank Rock are teaming up again, this time for the follow-up to Spank Rock's 2011 "Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar." While at this year's Ultra Music Festival, Boys Noize and Spank Rock shared details on their upcoming projects with…

  4. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  5. Pop Shop Picks: Sam Smith, Haerts, Bebe Rexha & More

    March 28, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, we'll showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up our speakers. These can include a brand-new song or something that's been simmering; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" It's interesting to…

  6. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited back to you or as if you have your very own…

  7. Parahoy! Day 2: Tegan & Sara Showcase 'Heartthrob'

    March 09, 2014 10:07 AM EDT "I feel like we're at Coachella but on the ocean," gushed Tegan Quin Paramore didn't perform on the first full day at sea (and second overall) of Parahoy! but their supporting cast and plenty of maritime amusements kept the three thousand or so fans in a (mostly) angst…

  8. Top 10 Girl Groups Of All Time

    February 12, 2014 3:07 PM EST From TLC to the Pointer Sisters, check out the top girl groups ever. On this week's Billboard 200 chart , U.K. girl group Little Mix scores a Top 10 debut with its sophomore album, "Salute," which debuts at No. 6 with 43,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For…

  9. 10 Artists Everyone Will Be Talking About At New York Fashion Week: Kanye, Rihanna and More

    February 07, 2014 4:48 PM EST Fashion week is always abuzz with the latest industry gossip. Will Marc Jacob’s show reign supreme again? What will Alexander Wang’s show be like at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard? But aside from the industry insider chatting, musicians are also key talking points. Maybe you…

  10. Igloofest Defies Winter Weather with Game-Changing, Month-Long Event

    February 04, 2014 6:07 PM EST It’s the dead of winter. Snow is falling and it’s 20 degrees and dropping, but instead of snuggling up at home, 10,000 people are dancing to some techno, outside, under the stars, in the snow. It’s a surprising sight to behold, let alone partake in, but it’s that exact shock to the system…

  11. Bob Dylan, U2, Drake Among Super Bowl Ads - Watch All Music Commercials

    February 03, 2014 12:52 AM EST Diddy, Sarah McLachlan and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider were also in ad cameos. Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers . U2, Bob Dylan, Diddy,…

  12. Super Bowl Music Guide: NYC-Area Concerts

    January 27, 2014 2:46 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as artists, corporate sponsors and media companies prep…

  13. Sundance 2014: Kaskade and Skylar Grey Get Utah Dancing

    January 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST Before we talk Kaskade, first let's start with how crammed Utah’s Park City Live was on Friday (Jan. 18) night.  The venue, on its second night hosting its concert series during Sundance 2014, was so packed that body heat was way more powerful than any warmth a machine could provide…

  14. Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar to Play ESPN's Pre-Super Bowl Party

    January 17, 2014 7:54 PM EST Before the teams take to the football field, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar will take center stage at the ESPN The Party. The pre-game bash will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Lower Manhattan’s Pier 36/Basketball City -- just a few miles from MetLife Stadium, where Super Bowl XLVIII will…

  15. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  16. Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl Performance: 'Everyone's Putting the Fear of God in Me'

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? "Everyone's putting the fear of God in me like there's going to be a blizzard," Mars said in a phone interview this…

  17. Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 29, 2013 9:30 AM EST With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy…

  18. TLC & Lil Mama Talk AMAs Performance & Upcoming Album

    November 25, 2013 2:18 PM EST This year not only marks the 20-year anniversary of TLC as a group, but also the 20-year anniversary of their first American Music Awards appearance. In celebration, Chilli and T-Boz performed their '94 hit, "Waterfalls," at this year's show, alongside special guest, Lil…

  19. American Music Awards 2013: 10 Moments That Made Us LOL, Clap, and Shake Our Heads

    November 25, 2013 1:40 AM EST Award shows are a prime oppourtunity for moments that will spark conversation on social networks and at water coolers alike for days to come. The 2013 American Music Awards were no different, with the expected acts (Hi, Gaga and Miley) giving us something to talk about. American Music Awards…

  20. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

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