1. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  2. Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Passes 1 Million Sales Mark

    August 21, 2013 8:08 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar's critically-acclaimed "good kid, m.A.A.d city" crosses the million copies sold mark thanks to the 9,000 units it moved this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has sold a total of 1,002,000 to date. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city':…

  3. Betty Who Returns To The Studio For Second EP: Exclusive

    August 21, 2013 4:35 PM EDT "I only have four songs out -- that just seems kind of cruel," the Australian-born pop singer tells Billboard. Four months after releasing her deliciously fun debut EP, "The Movement," Betty Who is already returning to the studio to record a follow-up EP. The rising pop…

  4. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  5. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  6. Sean Paul, Victoria Justice Rock Zumba Fitness Concert in Orlando

    August 16, 2013 12:55 PM EDT More than 8,000 Zumba instructors and enthusiasts rocked -- or rather, did their Zumba moves -- to live performances by Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Brazilian Claudia Leitte, and a slew of up and comers during the annual Zumba Fitness Concert held as part of the Zumba Instructor Convention…

  7. Zumba Fitness-Concert Live Stream: Sean Paul, Victoria Justice & More 8/15 at 8pm ET

    August 08, 2013 9:57 AM EDT Watch the concert live streamed right here tonight (Aug. 15). Get ready to dance: Sean Paul, Victoria Justice, Claudia Leitte and more are performing at the Zumba Fitness-Concert Thursday night (August 15) and you can watch all of the action live streamed on Billboard.com. The…

  8. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  9. HARD Summer Keeps it Simple in Los Angeles: Review

    August 05, 2013 12:21 PM EDT Disclosure and Dog Blood top a music-focused weekend. There were no neon owls with flapping wings. Nor were there giant faces on massive suns behind the stages. There was a ferris wheel, but it wasn’t always in operation. What this weekend’s HARD Summer (August 3-4) had instead was four…

  10. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  11. Metallica Announces 'Through the Never' Soundtrack Album

    July 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Metallica is going "old school" for the soundtrack of their upcoming 3D movie, "Metallica Through the Never." The band announced on Monday that they'll released "Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)" on Sept. 24 via the band's…

  12. LA Riots: Bringing DJ Stunts to New Heights

    July 25, 2013 11:51 AM EDT On a sunny summer Saturday, high over The Hamptons, DJ and producer Daniel “LeDisko” Linton (better known as LA Riots) took DJ stunts to new heights when he literally skydived into his DJ set at the notorious brunch dance party at Day & Night in Montauk, New York. When he’s not busy…

  13. Selena Gomez, 'Stars Dance': Track-By-Track Review

    July 23, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Although she's been in the public eye for over a decade as a child actress-turned-pop star, Selena Gomez has always come across as somewhat hard to decipher compared to her fellow ex-Disney peers. Sure, she has a very public relationship with Justin Bieber under her belt, and a…

  14. Avicii Spins Year's Fastest-Seller in U.K. with 'Wake Me Up'

    July 22, 2013 5:07 AM EDT Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has smashed the record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, debuting at No. 1 yesterday (July 21) with nearly 267,000 sales of “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD). It deposed Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell…

  15. Jay Z, Beyonce Attend Trayvon Martin Rally in New York

    July 21, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A rally remembering Trayvon Martin was boosted by some star power Saturday (July 20). Jay Z and Beyoncé quietly attended a New York City protest of Stand your Ground laws, with MSNBC's Al Sharpton telling the crowd "two of the baddest artists of all time" were in…

  16. Bono Awarded France's Highest Honor for Artists

    July 17, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Irish rocker Bono is now a French commander, after being awarded the country’s highest cultural honor in a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday. Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti made Bono a Commander of Arts and Letters in recognition of his contributions to the arts and to charity. “It is…

  17. Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida After Zimmerman Verdict: Watch

    July 16, 2013 2:22 AM EDT Stevie Wonder won't be performing in Florida anytime soon. In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is "abolished." He also said he would not be performing in any other…

  18. George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty In Trayvon Martin’s Murder, Musicians React on Twitter

    July 13, 2013 10:58 PM EDT George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, was found not guilty in a Florida court today (July 13). The jury of six women deliberated for 16 hours and 20 minutes before arriving at their verdict. Zimmerman was also found not guilty of the…

  19. Chart Juice: Wale & India.Arie Debut in Top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    July 03, 2013 9:43 PM EDT On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, Kendrick Lamar nets new top 10 single Wale posts his second chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “The Gifted” opens at No. 1 with 158,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His sophomore album, “Ambition,” entered the chart at No. 1 in…

  20. Mariah Carey Holds-Back New Album Release Indefinitely

    June 26, 2013 3:10 AM EDT Mariah Carey hasn’t quite mastered The Art of Letting Go. Mimi took to Twitter on Monday to inform fans that they’ll have to wait for her 14th studio album, as she’s not quite ready to let it go. “While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel it…

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