1. Eric Bellinger Talks Chris Brown's 'Fine China' & Usher's Upcoming Album

    May 22, 2013 1:32 PM EDT The singer-songwriter says Usher will 'take it back to R&B, timeless music' on next album. It was twist of fate that catapulted Eric Bellinger to the success he basks in today. Born and raised in Compton, CA, music was never on the agenda for the budding football star.…

  2. Hakkasan Opens in Las Vegas With J. Lo, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and More

    April 30, 2013 1:16 PM EDT The 80,000-square-foot mega-club bets on EDM, but with a hedge. Hakkasan Las Vegas celebrated its official opening at the MGM Grand Las Vegas April 26-28 with a star-studded weekend, both on the guest list and behind the decks. The 80,000-square-foot nightclub/restaurant has been under…

  3. Coachella 2013: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Wow Dusty Crowd on Sunday

    April 15, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Plus James Blake, Rodriguez, Grimes and more onstage and backstage highlights from day 3 of Coachella's first weekend COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Day 1: The Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert • Day 2: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's…

  4. Daft Punk Teases New Album, Reveals Guests in Coachella Video

    April 13, 2013 11:48 AM EDT A Daft Punk video trailer shown at Coachella confirmed Pharrell Williams, Animal Collective's Panda Bear, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and more will appear on "Random Access Memories," due in May. COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS •…

  5. Luke Bryan: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 29, 2013 4:00 PM EDT From sold-out ‘Spring Break’ tours to rocking the ACM Awards, Luke Bryan is country’s next poster boy This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It’s unseasonably chilly for the first day of spring, a fact Luke Bryan notes as he chit-chats with…

  6. Daft Punk 'Get Funky' in New Teaser Ad for 'Random Access Memories'

    March 24, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Do you like to get funky? Because Daft Punk does, at least according to the latest snippet of new music promoting their just-announced fourth album , "Random Access Memories." A second 15-second ad aired during a re-run of "Saturday Night Live" last night, featuring…

  7. Gimme Five: Icona Pop's Playlist Essentials

    March 04, 2013 6:20 PM EST Check out the five songs that the "I Love It" stars are obsessed with. Swedish duo Icona Pop has enjoyed a pretty great start to 2013: days after their breakout single "I Love It," featuring Charli XCX, was featured in a January episode of HBO's hit series "…

  8. 'SNL' Rocked by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mysterious Daft Punk Ad

    March 03, 2013 10:51 AM EST Those watching last night’s (March 2) episode of “Saturday Night Live” got an unexpected treat in the form of a 15-second, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ad by French dance duo Daft Punk. The brief trailer, featuring a sparkling Daft Punk logo and the pair’s famous robot masks, was soundtracked…

  9. Lisa Loeb 'No Fairy Tale' Video Premiere Plus 9 Stories on What She's Been Up To

    January 31, 2013 10:08 AM EST It's been nearly nine years since Lisa Loeb last released a pop record (2004's "The Way It Really Is") -- not that she intended to take such a long gap. The singer-songwriter who made cat glasses famous with her 1994 megahit "Stay" returned to music-making…

  10. The Knife's 'Shaking The Habitual': 10 Things You Need To Know

    January 28, 2013 11:30 AM EST The Knife, the Swedish electro-pop duo composed of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, will release its fourth studio full-length, "Shaking The Habitual," on Apr. 9 through Rabid/Brille/Mute. Here are 10 things you need to know about the album: 1. "Shaking The…

  11. TLC's T-Boz Talks Reality Show & Career

    January 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST For TLC singer T-Boz , it has been a rocky road since the 2002 death of Lisa " Left Eye " Lopes. She has faced foreclosure, filed twice for bankruptcy and dealt with an abusive marriage that ended in divorce. The 42-year-old has also experienced life-threatening health issues that…

  12. Willow Smith Samples Radiohead on Dark New Song: Listen

    January 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST The 12-year-old asks to "inject my soul with darkness" on "Sugar and Spice." Willow Smith is moving farther away from the vibrant energy of "Whip My Hair" with every new song: her latest offering, "Sugar And Spice," is a disturbing ballad that samples…

  13. PSY Brings Hammer, Video Actors in for 'Finale' of 'Gangnam Style'

    January 01, 2013 2:45 AM EST Has America seen the last of "Gangnam Style"? Korean rapper PSY performed the song that spawned a billion YouTube views during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday night in NYC -- an occasion he has called the song's U.S. "finale." …

  14. Shout Out Louds Return With 'Blue Ice,' Frozen Single: Listen

    November 27, 2012 8:14 PM EST Shout Out Louds have returned with a chilly new single. The Swedish band's "Blue Ice" offers a challenge for fans: the track is being released as a 7" literally made of ice. Only 10 will be released, coming as a kit including a mold and a bottle of water for freezing…

  15. Maroon 5 Keeps PSY Out Of Hot 100's Summit Again

    October 10, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For a third week, Maroon 5's "One More Night" and PSY's viral smash "Gangnam Style" rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively Well, look on the bright side, PSY : it's getting a bit chilly outside to go shirtless, anyway. While the Korean rapper has vowed to…

  16. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal oligarchs, and AOR mainstays -- and an audience…

  17. Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career

    May 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced "Ni**as in Paris," the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne." With another West track ("Way Too Cold") under his…

  18. TLC Plans Reunion Tour, New Album

    April 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT In honor of the 20th anniversary of TLC , surviving members Tionne " T-Boz " Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas have a new album, a VH1 made-for-TV movie series, and a reunion tour in the works. A reunion tour may seem unfathomable without the group's late third…

  19. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Lyrics: The 5 Best Lines

    March 21, 2012 5:10 PM EDT The Beliebers may have to wait until Monday (Mar. 26) to hear Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" in its entirety, but the pop superstar was kind enough to unveil the full lyrics of his new single on his official web site on Wednesday, so that his fans could submit their own videos of…

  20. Road to 'Church' a Painful One for Lost in the Trees

    March 17, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Austin's public radio station provides a platform for select artists during the music festival, presenting four hourlong sets each day between Wednesday and Saturday. It's great for exposure, but it also means rising early -- ridiculously early -- for bands like Lost in the Trees,…

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