1. Vampire Weekend, 'Modern Vampires of the City': Track-by-Track Review

    May 08, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Rewind to early 2007 --when Vampire Weekend first popped up on indie rock fans' radar at the end of that year, the idea of a band breaking via blog coverage was still a novel concept. Since then, championing the ever-fickle blogosphere has become a virtual requirement in the…

  2. Billy Ray Cyrus Opens Up in Memoir: 'Hopefully, People Learn From My Mistakes'

    April 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Since 1992 and the success of a song called "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus has learned all about busy schedules. Over two decades later, there is no sign the Kentuckian is slowing down. The singer is promoting his latest album "Change My Mind," and has also just…

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day's private gala dinner , where 35…

  4. Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl' Season Finale

    March 28, 2013 3:40 PM EDT She'll appear in the second-year Fox comedy's season finale airing in May. Fox's "New Girl" is continuing its impressive track record of nabbing stellar guest stars. Just days after "Justified" Emmy winner Margo Martindale guest starred as Nick's…

  5. Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:35 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen will go head-to-head against Justin Bieber in four major categories at this year's Juno Awards, taking place April 21 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The "Call Me Maybe" singer and Bieber, whose tweets helped propel her to stardom, are both up…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: As 'Girls' Joins 'Glee' On Billboard Charts ... What If They Got Together?

    February 08, 2013 10:05 AM EST HBO's 'Girls' is having more of an influence on Billboard charts lately than Fox's 'Glee.' Chart Beat offers a solution to reverse the latter series' chart fortunes – and make the former's even stronger. HBO's "Girls" has quickly…

  7. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  8. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  9. Miley Cyrus Taps Tyler, The Creator for New Album

    January 28, 2013 7:25 PM EST Odd Future rapper will apparently guest on a song written by Cyrus and Mary J. Blige. Miley Cyrus has collaborated with hip-hop artists before -- who could forget her "RockAngeles Remix" of "Can't Be Tamed," featuring Lil Jon? -- but the Artist Formerly Known as…

  10. Justin Bieber's 'Acoustic' Could Make History... Twice

    January 26, 2013 4:08 PM EST If Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" reaches No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it will mark two historic achievements for the singer/songwriter. First, he'll be the only artist in history to have five No. 1 albums before turning 19. Presently, both he and Miley Cyrus are…

  11. Prince: The (New) Billboard Cover Story

    January 22, 2013 9:30 AM EST More than three decades into his career, Prince is still selling out arenas, recording amazing music -- and fighting as hard as he can for the ownership of his songs. This is an excerpt of the first cover story from a whole new Billboard magazine. Click here for a look inside the exciting…

  12. Miley Cyrus: 2013 Album Preview

    January 18, 2013 1:38 PM EST Miley Cyrus Title: TBD | Release Date: TBD After 2010’s underwhelming “Can’t Be Tamed” left Miley a free agent, parting ways with longtime label Hollywood Records, the opportunity to further expand her pop sound into new and edgier places became quite appealing to the 19-year-old artist…

  13. Adele, 'Les Miserables' Secure Oscar Nominations

    January 10, 2013 10:00 AM EST Singer's 'Skyfall' an Instant Favorite in Original Song Category; Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Up for Best Documentary "Skyfall," the Adele track from the latest James Bond film, is the first Academy Awards nominee for best original song in 10…

  14. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 09, 2013 11:00 AM EST The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 92,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" album opened atop the April 7, 2012 list. To…

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Red,' 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Lead Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album spends a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the sales week ending Dec. 30, 2012 -- the final frame of the year -- the Big Machine Records album sold 241,000 (down 12%) according to Nielsen…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips Finds His 'Home' At No. 1

    November 16, 2012 11:05 AM EST How the singer/songwriter overcame adult alternative radio's skittishness about championing an 'American Idol' artist. "Home" wasn't originally where rock radio programmers' hearts were. TWO SHADES OF RED: With a debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, Ne-Yo &…

  17. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Brenda Russell Talks Flo Rida's 'I Cry'

    October 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT What does the smooth R&B singer think of the Sunshine State rapper's reworking of her 1988 hit ballad 'Piano in the Dark'? SWIFT STARTS: Taylor Swift pads her lead for the most top 10 debuts in the Hot 100's 54-year history, as "Begin Again" launches at No. 7…

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Sick' Album Eyed for Early 2013

    September 23, 2012 12:20 AM EDT Working With Pharrell Williams, Da Internz; Meeting With Labels Although many red-carpet interviews during this year's VMAs chose to characterize Miley Cyrus ' busy schedule as having a new haircut and a fiance, the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana has actually been working…

  20. Miley Cyrus: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 3:29 PM EDT No. 18: Miley Cyrus Last Year's Rank: 21 Birthdate: November 23, 1992 (age 19) Why She's Hot: Miley Cyrus ' musical career has been quiet thisyear, but that's looking to change in 2013. The former "Hannah Montana" actress recently passed her role in Adam Sandler&…

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