1. Bubbling Under: Mr. Little Jeans Gets Bigger

    May 10, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Mr. Little Jeans, Wild Feathers, Morgan Frazier and A$AP Ferg MR. LITTLE JEANS With more than 24,000 likes on Facebook and a…

  2. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • Taylor, fun. Lead BBMA Finalists •…

  3. Billboard Taps SonicBids for Music Awards Post-Party Talent Search

    May 02, 2013 8:02 PM EDT Billboard readers will vote on five finalists to decide which act wins a trip to Las Vegas and the chance to open the Billboard Music Awards after-party. After a night including performances from Prince, Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne, Billboard is looking for one act to take the Billboard…

  4. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    May 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT There's nothing small about the Billboard Music Awards -- but it will have Lil Wayne. Weezy will join a number of new additions to the May 19 event, including label mate Nicki Minaj and stars including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and "I…

  5. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore & Selena Gomez Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves also added to May 19 event The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May…

  6. Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 One Direction, Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen will also contend in several major categories Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 8/7c on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las…

  7. Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Music Awards

    April 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Comedic actor Tracy Morgan, whose eight seasons on "Saturday Night Live" and seven on "30 Rock" solidified him as one TV's funniest stars, will host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 19, airing on ABC. CLICK FOR…

  8. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

  9. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  10. Billboard Music Awards Tickets Are On Sale

    April 04, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Prince will be there -- will you? Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 on ABC. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone: Vote for the Final 3! •…

  11. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Miguel to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 03, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Chart-topping artists join Prince as live acts for May 19 broadcast on ABC; tickets go on sale April 4 Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars, who have all topped the Billboard 200 in the past year, as well as critically acclaimed R&B stylist Miguel, are each set to perform at…

  12. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Paper Diamond, Sky Ferreira and More

    March 29, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Paper Diamond & Christian Rich feat. Angela McCluskey, "XIX" (Elm & Oak) While many dance tracks are all about…

  13. Pair Plotted To Kill Joss Stone, Court Hears

    March 19, 2013 5:52 AM EDT Prosecutors in Britain said Monday two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer's U.K. house after…

  14. Mindy McCready Remembered At Nashville Memorial

    March 07, 2013 5:28 AM EST Mindy McCready's time in Nashville was filled with music, and her memorial service in Music City reflected that. Old friends Bryan White, Lorrie Morgan and Bekka Bramlett sang for McCready and family members spoke about her difficulties and triumphs during the hour-long remembrance…

  15. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  16. One Direction's '1D3D' Teaser Trailer Arrives Online

    February 12, 2013 5:51 AM EST Grab your earplugs, because the One Direction “1D3D” trailer has hit the Web. The teaser trailer for the British boyband’s debut 3D feature film is just 1 minutes and 52 seconds in length. But it should prove more than enough to set young pulses pacing ahead of the TriStar Pictures release…

  17. Straight No Chaser feat. Sara Bareilles, 'I Want You Back': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 11, 2013 12:53 PM EST Listen to the group's new take on the Jackson 5 staple, launching exclusively on Billboard.com. Straight No Chaser, the long-running a cappella group signed to ATCO/Atlantic Records, will release their latest full-length, "Under The Influence," on May 7. The new album…

  18. CODE Label File: Nettwerk Records

    January 29, 2013 7:00 PM EST DJ vanity projects or genre-specific explorations, vinyl- or digital-only, alive or dead: Record labels are the lifeblood of electronic music. CODE Label File will feature a new one every week, telling its story through the eyes of its founders and top artists.     Nettwerk Records Founded in…

  19. Nettwerk Launches EDM Sub-Label Nettrax: Exclusive

    January 29, 2013 2:30 PM EST Andy Caldwell's "We Are the Future" serves as the singles-only label's first release. Nettwerk Music Group is set to launch Nettrax, an electronic music sub-label, Billboard has learned.  Nettrax’s first single, “We Are The Future” by Grammy-nominated producer Andy…

  20. Tegan & Sara Talk 'Heartthrob,' Their 'Most Personal' Record Yet: Video

    January 26, 2013 8:22 AM EST It's just a pop song: an uptempo ditty about fun-loving lust, with a chorus that would inspire as much pogoing as singing along. But for Tegan & Sara, "Closer," the first single from their seventh studio album, "Heartthrob" (Jan. 29, Warner Bros.), is a whole new…

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