1. Hollis Talks 'White Walls,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Early Days: Q&A

    December 10, 2013 6:21 PM EST "Even now, with them firmly in the mainstream, they still have that 'get your hands dirty' attitude," says the singer. "Singer-songwriter," "video producer" and "spoken-word artist" are just a few hats that Hollis has worn in the past five…

  2. Duke Dumont Keeps it Real in Spite of Grammy Nom and Forthcoming 2014 Album

    December 09, 2013 4:19 PM EST If you expected Duke Dumont to jump up and down with his hands flailing in the air when his Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Need U (100%)” was announced on Friday, you are mistaken. “My school report said, ‘Adam is so laid back he’s horizontal,’” says the soft-spoken, super…

  3. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 10:10 AM EST 'Tis the season for Billboard to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboardbiz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts return, while a new seasonal ranking,…

  4. Joe Jonas' New York Magazine Confessional: Demi Lovato, Zendaya Coleman Respond

    December 04, 2013 4:42 AM EST This week, Joe Jonas opened up about sex, drugs and Disney Channel's definition of rock 'n' roll, and while he does explain the recent breakup of the Jonas Brothers and what kind of solo career he hopes to pursue next, he also repeatedly bashes the network on which the trio…

  5. Joe Jonas' New York Magazine Confessional: 12 Explosive Reveals

    December 02, 2013 11:15 PM EST Aside from a joint explanation on Good Morning America in October , each of the Jonas Brothers have stayed silent about their disbandment. But Joe Jonas revealed his share of shockers -- about the recent breakup and his boy-band life with brothers Kevin and Nick -- in New York magazine’s …

  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Deliver More Than Beats at Miami Concert

    November 27, 2013 1:42 AM EST On Sunday night, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won an AMA in the favorite rap/hip-hop album category for "The Heist," their game-changing opus. But while the AMA’s took place in Los Angeles, the duo’s live broadcast performance of mega-hit “Can’t Hold Us” came from the American…

  7. Liberace Exhibit in Vegas A Decadent, Glittering Affair

    November 27, 2013 1:07 AM EST For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers. The once wildly popular Liberace museum, 2 miles from Sin City's main tourist corridor, closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant…

  8. Solange Talks 'Saint Heron,' Becoming A Label Owner

    November 22, 2013 3:35 PM EST It's been a busy year for Solange. On Wednesday (Nov. 20), she announced a partnership with Puma as the sneaker brand's new art director, updating the company's classic Puma Disc sneaker with a new Brazil-inspired line for women called Girls of Blaze. Solange is about to escape…

  9. Stevie Wonder & K-Pop Star Hyorin to Duet at 2013 MAMAs

    November 21, 2013 7:45 PM EST Paris Hilton, BIGBANG, Lee Seung Gi, INFINITE, Rain and more will all attend Korea's biggest music award show, the Mnet Asian Music Awards. After news that Ylvis and viral K-pop girl group Crayon Pop would collaborate , news comes today of another East meets West pairing at the 2013…

  10. RZA on Wu-Tang Clan: 'We Can't Wait Seven Years for Another Album'

    November 21, 2013 7:37 PM EST RZA sees the latest Wu-Tang Clan endeavor as the end of the influential rap group as we know it. The 44-year-old Wu-Tang leader and producer says he's still six weeks or so away from finishing the Clan's overdue new album "A Better Tomorrow." The process has made him…

  11. Florida Georgia Line Heats Up NYC at Billboard Concert

    November 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST Surging country duo Florida Georgia Line, who took "Cruise" on a record-breaking, 24-week ride atop Billboard's Top Country Songs chart earlier this year, got its shine on in big bad New York City on Wednesday night at a sold-out concert celebrating Billboard's 10th…

  12. Lady Gaga Hams It Up in 'SNL' Promos: Watch

    November 13, 2013 12:00 PM EST Lady Gaga takes the stage on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, pulling double duty as host and musical guest. More 'SNL' Eminem Gets Assist From Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey on 'SNL': Watch Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL&…

  13. The Salsoul Orchestra’s 'Christmas Jollies' Stream: Listen to the Classic Before Digi Re-Release

    November 11, 2013 2:25 PM EST When I was but a wee dance music fan, I bought a lot of vinyl. I bought records by artists I had never heard of because their sleeves were cool. I bought entire $12 imports for one track that may or may not have been what my favorite DJ played at the club the night before. (Shazam would…

  14. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  15. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  16. Ed Sheeran Makes Teens Swoon, Debuts New Song at Madison Square Garden

    October 30, 2013 11:38 AM EDT Sheeran proves an intimate arena performance is somehow possible It's not often the upper deck can hear a performer singing without a microphone before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden. But such is the wonder of Ed Sheeran. On the evening of Oct. 29, the teen-approved…

  17. Gypsies, Amps and Beats: Crystal Fighters Get Remixed

    October 25, 2013 2:32 PM EDT A new remix EP takes the UK buzz band to the club for their track “Wave" At its roots, the English-by-way-of-Spain’s Basque Country band Crystal Fighters is a dance-rock band. Fusing elements of Basque rhythms with electronic folkadellic traditions, their shows are a foot-stomping,…

  18. Arcade Fire Tricks and Treats Brooklyn to Intimate 'Reflektor' Show

    October 19, 2013 11:08 AM EDT At a full moon masquerade last night in Brooklyn (October 18), Arcade Fire arrived like a phantom of its own opera, materializing when fans least expected it from behind a largely overlooked black curtain set up against the far west wall of a cavernous venue. It was just one of many times…

  19. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  20. 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&…

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