1. Willie Nelson On the Hunt for Toy Armadillo Stolen At NY Concert

    September 25, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general…

  2. Elaín Q&A: Talking 'Sigueme' TV Show, New Album Progress With Cuban Singer

    August 29, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Since the beginning of the summer, Cuban singer/songwriter Elaín has been hosting "Sígueme," a one-hour reality show on Mega TV (Sundays, 8 p.m.) that delves into the inner-makings of artists and their music.  Elaín, who last year was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best New…

  3. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  4. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  5. The Roys Tackle Tradition on 'Gypsy Runaway Train': Video

    June 07, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Over the past few years, brother and sister duet The Roys have become one of the fastest-rising acts in bluegrass music – even landing their own television series on the RFD-TV network. With the release of their latest Rural Rhythm album, "Gypsy Runaway Train," they look to…

  6. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  7. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, New Album at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 25, 2013 8:20 AM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new album, a Broadway show about her life, a…

  8. Carlos Vives Talks 'Rough Times' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 24, 2013 12:30 PM EDT You can take the boy out of Colombia, but you can't take Colombia - or el vallenato - out of the boy. Carlos Vives has proven that with Corazon Profundo,his latest album and the first in eight years, which was released Tuesday during the 24th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference in…

  9. Ten Latin Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 29, 2013 10:00 AM EST To those who say there's no new Latin talent coming up, we say: Have you been listening? We hear exciting new voices and sounds everywhere and from every conceivable genre. But here are 10 artists that have displayed particular artistry early on and who we predict will rise to bigger…

  10. Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Radio Airplay Drop-Off Steadying After Initial Plunge

    December 19, 2012 7:54 PM EST As Billboard previously reported, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), Ke$ha 's "Die Young" has dropped in radio airplay. A look at the last two days of airplay, monitored by Nielsen…

  11. Jenni Rivera Billboard Q&A Videos: The Singer Talks Career & Family

    December 10, 2012 2:35 PM EST As Billboard continues to honor singer Jenni Rivera, who tragically died in a plane crash on Sunday (December 9), we bring you five exclusive videos of Rivera's extensive appearance on a panel at the April 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference, wherein the Mexican-American star opened up…

  12. 615 Artist Spotlight: The Roys

    August 29, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Bluegrass Duo Releases 'New Day Dawning' This week is a big one in the career of rising bluegrass duo The Roys . The brother-sister duo release their second project for Rural Rhythm, "New Day Dawning." It is their follow-up to their well-received "Lonesome Whistle…

  13. Judge Seeks Chris Brown Community Service Audit

    July 10, 2012 9:36 PM EDT A judge ordered an audit of Chris Brown 's community service progress Tuesday after a prosecutor handling his felony assault case cited a possible discrepancy in the amount of work he has performed. Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray requested the audit because she says the records are…

  14. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  15. Bobby Brown DUI: Lawyer Says Brown Was 'Not Driving Erratically'

    March 28, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Bobby Brown was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles. His lawyer, Tiffany Feder has disputed the claims, saying in a statement to People , "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically." According…

  16. SXSW 2012: 6 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    March 16, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Which band's concert was interrupted by a naked man? Why was A$AP Rock projected on Austin buildings? Did Fiona Apple burst into flames at her church gig? Here are 6 things from Thursday's South By Southwest that you may have missed -- even if you were there. 1. Fiona Apple turned…

  17. Gwen Stefani's Winehouse-Tinged L.A.M.B. Show: How They Picked The Music

    February 13, 2012 5:25 PM EST As Nancy Sinatra fused with Sly Stone and rap jams, Gwen Stefani's cheeky Fall/Winter L.A.M.B. Collection took to the stage on Saturday (Feb. 11) at Lincoln Center. Blending '60s style with modern punk touches, the singer's new L.A.M.B. line channeled another pop star: the late…

  18. Etta James Terminally Ill From Chronic Leukemia

    December 16, 2011 1:50 PM EST Legendary Singer's Doctor is Asking for Prayers "At Last" and "Tell Mama" blues singer Etta James , whose health has been fading in recent years, is now terminally ill, and her live-in doctor is asking for prayers. Dr. Elaine James, who isn't related to the 73…

  19. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Entertainer of the Year award as well as the trophy…

  20. 'X Factor': 17 Contestants Move to Live Round & Simon Gets Soft

    October 19, 2011 11:15 AM EDT As "X Factor" eliminations rolled around again last night (Oct. 18), only 17 of the 32 contestants left the judges' homes as competitors in the live round. Nearly every contestant was in tears, whether celebrating or mourning shattered dreams, yet one contestant convinced Simon…

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