1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. '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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 &…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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&…

  11. Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

    August 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, radio stations, TV networks and even entire countries have sought to silence controversial musicians by making their music, videos, and, in some cases, the artists themselves less accessible to the public. Provocative punk band Pussy Riot felt the…

  12. Jamey Johnson Releasing Hank Cochran Tribute Album

    August 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Award-winning singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is set to release "Livin' For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran," on Oct. 16. The Buddy Cannon -produced homage to the late country great Hank Cochran , which will be available first on vinyl starting Sept. 25, features…

  13. B.o.B Keeps Crowd in the 'Clouds' at NYC Secret Show

    July 24, 2012 6:05 PM EDT You'd think a secret show wouldn't call forth many fans, but that was far from the truth in the case of B.o.B 's free secret show on Sunday (July 22). Fans waited in a line which snaked around NYC's Highline Ballroom in hopes of making it in to the Myspace and Trojan…

  14. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted the inaugural Firefly Music Festival , an…

  15. Exclusive: 'Austin & Ally' Soundtrack Track List Revealed

    July 20, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Show Co-Star Ross Lynch Talks Album, New Single 'Heard It On the Radio' and Upcoming R5 Music Disney Channel's popular music-driven series "Austin & Ally" will release its first soundtrack album on Sept. 11. The 14-song set will boast 12 tracks from the show'…

  16. Justin Bieber Chase May Lead to Charges Under 2010 Anti-Paparazzi Law

    July 18, 2012 10:00 PM EDT The Los Angeles city attorney's office is weighing whether to file its first case under the 2010 anti-paparazzi law thanks to a photographer's pursuit of Justin Bieber . The July 6 high-speed chase landed the 18-year-old singer a speeding ticket for driving over 80 mph in a 65 mph…

  17. Susan Boyle's Neighbors Want Her to Stop Singing

    July 11, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Susan Boyle's neighbors dreamed a dream: that the singer would stop singing. Teresa Miller and her fiancé, Paul Keaveney, who share a duplex wall with the 2009 standout of UK reality show Britain's Got Talent, have launched a noise complaint against the songster for singing at all…

  18. Paul Weller & Miles Kane Go Mod for John Varvatos Ads

    July 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Men's edgy lifestyle brand John Varvatos brings English punk legend Paul Weller and fellow UK indie rocker Miles Kane together for its latest campaign. The images for the print ads, taken by Danny Clinch against a gritty pawn shop in Manhattan's Lower East Side, boast the two…

  19. Aerosmith Rocks a Warehouse in 'Legendary Child' Video

    July 10, 2012 6:05 PM EDT The Group Performs as Alexa Vega Battles Bad Guys in the Six-Minute Clip The Bad Boys from Boston are back in a Wild, Wild West-inspired video for "Legendary Child," a story of "America's greatest rock band." A story of struggle, a story of triumph, and, according to…

  20. Watch Cookie Monster's 'Share It Maybe'

    July 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Just when we thought the "Call Me Maybe" covers had finally been put to bed, Cookie Monster of Sesame fame released his very own parody, "Share It Maybe," which arguably takes the cake-all of it-for best "Call Me Maybe" spoof. "Hey, me just met you, and this…

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