1. PSY Plots 'The Ending of 'Gangnam Style'' For New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2012 11:55 AM EST "In America I need a new single because 'Gangnam Style' got too popular," says the K-pop phenom. With his ubiquitous single "Gangnam Style" finally starting to slip on the charts -- the track, which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, has dropped to No. 19 on the…

  2. 10 Best Albums of 2012: Critics' Picks

    December 17, 2012 2:45 PM EST Chart Article From aggressive indie-rock to mainstream superstars exploring new ground to a handful of revolutionary R&B discs, 2012 saw a bevy of classic albums released in an era where the album is supposed to be dying. After months of blasting these LPs throughout our office, the…

  3. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Michael Buble interpreting Phil Sector and…

  4. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Radio Songs Reign

    December 05, 2012 4:00 PM EST As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over Radio Songs. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the top 10 As' "Locked Out of Heaven" (4-2) by approximately 2,500 chart points. "Diamonds" dips by 9% in overall points,…

  5. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  6. PSY Wants Tom Cruise to go 'Gangnam Style,' Talks 2013 Album

    November 28, 2012 8:27 PM EST The South Korean rapper behind YouTube's most-viewed video ever has set what might be a "Mission: Impossible" for himself. Asked which celebrity he would like to see go "Gangnam Style," the singer PSY told The Associated Press: "Tom Cruise!" Surrounded by…

  7. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200 albums chart, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported , Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" opens at No. 1 with 238,000 sold…

  8. PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Passes Justin Bieber's 'Baby' For YouTube Crown

    November 24, 2012 10:40 AM EST Viral smash has earned over 800 million views in four months. PSY 's "Gangnam Style" is now the most-watched YouTube video of all time. The 4:13 clip from the South Korean rapper has earned approximately 803,761,000 views since it was posted on July 15, 2012. Early on Saturday,…

  9. The Beat 11/20: Usher, Bieber, PSY at AMAs; Will.i.am's Single With Britney Spears

    November 20, 2012 6:05 PM EST Welcome to the Tuesday, November 20 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. rewinds to some of…

  10. PSY, MC Hammer 'Cooking' Up New Music After Epic AMAs

    November 20, 2012 12:35 PM EST Rappers Reveal How the Duet Came to Be PSY and MC Hammer 's explosive performance during this year's American Music Awards , where they joyously mashed "Gangnam Style" with "2 Legit 2 Quit," may have given the world a glimpse at the budding of a beautiful musical…

  11. AMAs 2012: Top 5 Best Performances

    November 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST The 2012 American Music Awards, held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 18), were stacked wall-to-wall with winning performances in various popular genres. Who knew Linkin Park and Carly Rae Jepsen could fill the same performance space, and do so in a way that made…

  12. Justin Bieber Thanks 'Haters' at AMAs 2012

    November 19, 2012 7:50 AM EST Pop music pals and current tour mates Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen respectively cleaned up at the 2012 American Music Awards, with the former winning the Artist of the Year trophy and the latter collecting the New Artist of the Year award. Bieber visited the stage three separate times…

  13. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching tribute by Stevie Wonder, David Guetta won the…

  14. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  15. PSY & MC Hammer Remix 'Gangnam Style' at AMAs 2012

    November 18, 2012 11:40 PM EST PSY, to no one's surprise, performed his international smash "Gangnam Style" at the 2012 American Music Awards, held on Sunday night (Nov. 18). But the K-Pop star had a special trick up his sleeve: midway through the performance, PSY welcomed MC Hammer onstage, and the pair…

  16. AMAs 2012: Full Winners List

    November 18, 2012 11:00 PM EST Here is a complete list of winners at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards : ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Justin Bieber NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Carly Rae Jepsen FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Justin Bieber FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Katy Perry BAND, DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK » Maroon 5 ALBUM …

  17. They Might Be Giants Q&A: In The Studio With The Nerd-Rock Kings

    November 16, 2012 11:00 AM EST John Linell and John Flansburgh discuss their follow-up to "Join Us," due out next year. In a studio on the edge of Manhattan's Garment District, John Linell and John Flansburgh are all ears as an onslaught of horns pour out of the speakers. The two friends behind perennial…

  18. Kid Cudi Joins 'Two Night Stand' Romantic Comedy

    October 15, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Kid Cudi has joined the cast of "Two Night Stand," the indie romantic comedy starring Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller. The Max Nichols directorial debut is of two people who meet online and get together for a one-night stand. The couple get snowed in the next morning and are forced…

  19. Nelly Detained After Heroin Found on Bus: Report

    October 11, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nelly and his camp seem to have gotten themselves in a bit of trouble. While driving through Texas Wednesday night (October 10), the "Hot in Herre" rapper was stopped and detained at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca after officials reportedly found a cache of drugs,…

  20. Fiona Apple Arrested for Hash Possession

    September 20, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Fiona Apple was arrested Wednesday in a Texas town notorious for catching celebrities with drugs. According to TMZ , hashish and a small amount of marijuana was found on the singer's tour bus during a search in the small border town of Sierra Blanca. The "Shadowboxer" singer…

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