1. Katy Perry Feels Call of Jungle, Dance Floor in 'Saturday Night Live' Return

    October 13, 2013 1:48 AM EDT Crocodiles and elephants and giraffes, oh my! Katy Perry returned to "Saturday Night Live" last night (Oct. 12) to promote her new record, and though the starlet didn't appear in any sketches this time around, rest assured -- you heard her and her bandmates roar. Perry&…

  2. 'Walter Mitty' Trailer Gives Of Monsters and Men Song a Lift

    September 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Of Trailers and Hits: An 18-month-old song by Of Monsters and Men is a surprise breakout thanks to its use in the trailer for Ben Stiller's upcoming film Ben Stiller's next film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," will not be in theaters until Christmas but it's…

  3. Bubbling Under: The Colourist Breaks Through At Alternative

    September 06, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Colourist, Mia Martina, Brothers Osborne and Lantana THE COLOURIST Southern California band the Colourist has its sights…

  4. One Direction's Zayn Malik Engaged To Little Mix's Perrie Edwards

    August 21, 2013 12:59 PM EDT Little Mix's Perrie Edwards is officially engaged to her boyfriend, One Direction's Zayn Malik, according to a 1D rep. Rumors that the pair, both 20 years old, made it official surfaced when Edwards was spotted at the London premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us"…

  5. Stephen Sondheim To Collect Lifetime Achievement Award

    August 11, 2013 11:48 PM EDT Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being awarded one of the top honors in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The award is being presented Sunday at the MacDowell Colony, the prestigious retreat for artists, writers and composers in…

  6. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to Erect Tent Festival in Los Angeles

    August 05, 2013 12:15 PM EDT If there's any way to attract a big turnout for fans of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, it's holding a four-day, carnival-esque festival with promises of a puppetry, acrobats, a beer garden and a farmer's market. And fans of the hippie rockers will get all of this and…

  7. Bloodhound Gang Ousted From Russian Concert Following Flag Gag

    August 04, 2013 10:56 PM EDT The American rock group Bloodhound Gang was kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after videos emerged of its bass player shoving a Russian flag down his pants at a recent concert in Ukraine. Russian prosecutors are even considering whether to open a criminal case in…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  10. Selena Gomez Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 24, 2013 5:04 PM EDT Selena Gomez, who just celebrated her 21st birthday on July 22, has another reason to party: She's likely to earn her first No. 1 album next week. Industry sources say her latest release, "Stars Dance," should debut atop the Billboard 200 with perhaps 90,000 to 100,000 copies…

  11. Ed Sheeran's Epic 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' in the 'Artists Den': Watch

    July 23, 2013 7:15 PM EDT As a way to breathe life into historic landmarks acoss the country, PBS' "Live from the Artists Den" pairs today's top music acts with what would typically be odd venue choices, and the result is something truly intimate and unique. Since its first season in 2009, the…

  12. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 12:12 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a media event at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, by…

  13. Beyonce, 'Dangerously In Love': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    June 22, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Fall crazy back in love with Queen B's first solo album on the 10th anniversary of its release. Ten years ago, Beyoncé decided to make a move that would ultimately help her become one the most accomplished artists in music. The singer, while the R&B group Destiny's Child…

  14. Gimme Five: Frankmusik's Favorite Pop Albums

    June 18, 2013 5:47 PM EDT The singer-songwriter describes his Daft Punk love and why he'll never watch "The Bodyguard" in Pop Shop's latest Gimme Five. Frankmusik has been incredibly busy lately: the British pop artist is in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour and just released his…

  15. Gavin DeGraw Returns With 'Best I Ever Had' Single: Listen

    June 18, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Nope, it's not a Drake cover -- it's the lead track from the singer-songwriter's next full-length. A decade after Gavin DeGraw first struck gold with his single "I Don't Want To Be," the singer-songwriter has returned with a new single, "Best I Ever Had,…

  16. Bonnaroo 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, The National Close It Out

    June 17, 2013 1:00 AM EDT Rain rushed in and then disappeared just as quickly on the final day of the 2013 Bonnaroo festival, intermittently cooling off music fans as they soldiered on through a hot Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee. Following the late-night theatrics of R. Kelly, Empire of the Sun, Billy Idol and …

  17. Bonnaroo 2013 Webcast: Watch the Live Video Stream of the Fest 6/14-16

    June 14, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jim James, Nas among the many Bonnaroo sets to be broadcast. Watch live here all weekend. Bonnaroo 2013 is now underway, but with a daily two-channel live webcast straight from the festival which you can watch right here, you…

  18. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  19. Cyndi Lauper, 'Kinky Boots' Runaway Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2013 11:42 PM EDT The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man. Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"…

  20. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

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