1. Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Porter Robinson Bound for Dancefestopia

    March 21, 2013 1:09 PM EDT RJD2 and Infected Mushroom will be among the acts playing the Kansas City festival. Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and Porter Robinson will headline the EDM and hip-hop-focused Dancefestopia Music Festival in Kansas City, Miss. The independent two-day event, set for Sept. 13 and 14, will also…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: The 'Zoanette Era' Begins

    February 15, 2013 12:46 PM EST This "American Idol" contestant continuously defies expectations by putting in stranger performances each effort. Her vocals are on the border between kind of great and exceedingly over-the-top. She played a song that she made up on the spot about the judges, playing drums…

  3. Best Bets 2013: Album, Tour & New Artist Preview

    January 29, 2013 6:40 PM EST Album Preview (in alphabetical order) 50 Cent Arcade Fire Atoms For Peace Azealia Banks Bajofondo The Band Perry Beyoncé Big Sean Brad Paisley Common David Bowie Earl Sweatshirt Eminem Faith Hill French Montana Lady Gaga Josh Groban How To Destroy Angels J. Cole Julieta Venegas Justin…

  4. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  5. 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Welcomes a Son

    December 27, 2012 9:10 AM EST Ryan Murphy is a father for the first time. The co-creator of TV's "Glee," "American Horror Story" and creator of "The New Normal" welcomed a son on Christmas Eve morning with husband David Miller. The baby boy is named Logan Phineas Miller Murphy and…

  6. Camper Van Beethoven, 'Northern California Girls': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Band Says First New Album in Nine Years Is Heavily Influenced By 'Holland'-era Beach Boys "La Costa Perdida," Camper Van Beethoven 's first new album in nine years was the result of a fortuitous concert postponement. The group's David Lowery tells Billboard that…

  7. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan Beatty (Age 16) On his way to becoming…

  8. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic collections that had defined runways for the…

  9. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  10. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  11. 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…

  12. Diana Krall Returns With Rock-Tinged 'Glad Rag Doll': Listen

    July 02, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Diana Krall is getting "Glad" on a journey to the past. For the jazz singer's '20s and '30s-inspired "Glad Rag Doll," she teamed with producer T Bone Burnett (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson), making what the singer calls "a song and dance record."…

  13. LeBron James Playlist: Updated Championship Edition

    June 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Songs for the Newly Crowned NBA Star Last week, Billboard.com unveiled a playlist for basketball superstar LeBron James, who had just entered his third NBA Finals in nine seasons and his second with the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in the final round last year to the Dallas Mavericks,…

  14. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

  15. Foo Fighters Drummer Scores Iggy Pop Role in 'CBGB'

    June 05, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop ; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork and The Borgias actress Mickey Sumner as…

  16. John Mayer Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009's "Battle Studies" and 2003's …

  17. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  19. Wiz Khalifa Shares 'Work Hard Play Hard' Single: Listen

    April 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa has revealed "Work Hard Play Hard," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album. Stargate and Benny Blanco produced the track, which finds Khalifa dropping a hard flow before a synthesizer-aided pop chorus. "Go hard/Make sure you do whatever it is that you…

  20. Mac Miller Drops Free 'Macadelic' Mixtape

    March 23, 2012 8:47 PM EDT Mac Miller is taking listeners on "a most dope experience" on his new mixtape. "Macadelic," a release "inspired by love, drugs and the search for euphoria," per the digital liner notes, dropped on the MC's website on Friday. The 17-track set features Lil…

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