1. Chicago's Wavefront Music Festival Offers an EDM Alternative

    July 08, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Despite some missteps, the beach fest counters other festivals with credible headliners and local talent. Wavefront Music Festival, which wrapped its second year last night (July 7) at Chicago’s Montrose Beach, is not Electric Daisy Carnival. The accouterment for its Main Stage, dubbed…

  2. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  3. Ruben Studdard to Star on 'The Biggest Loser'

    July 01, 2013 10:14 AM EDT Ruben Studdard has had a problem keeping weight off, especially after a divorce last year, but now the R&B singer made famous on one reality show is seeking a lasting solution on another.  Starting this fall, the former "American Idol" champ will compete on the 15th…

  4. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  5. Slim Whitman, Yodeling Country Star, Dies at 90

    June 19, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Slim Whitman, one of country music's most unique song stylists of the past six decades, died of heart failure Wednesday at a Florida hospital, his family said. He was 90. With millions of records sold, Whitman's keen ability at yodeling and his high octave falsetto kept fans…

  6. The Replacements Return for Riot Fest Dates

    June 13, 2013 12:50 AM EDT The Replacements are mounting a comeback. The influential '80s alternative rock group are listed on the line-up for three Riot Fest shows, marking their return to the live stage for the first time in more than 20 years. Organizers of Riot Fest today distributed their 2013 poster,…

  7. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  8. Alice in Chains Started From Scratch on 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'

    May 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The members of Alice in Chains are anxious for fans to know that their brand-new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," is, in fact, completely brand new. Though the quartet talked about unused songs for 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue" -- AiC's first new…

  9. The Seekers Feted With Australian Honor, Judith Durham on the Mend

    May 30, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Australia’s '60s folk-pop icons the Seekers are to receive one of the country’s most prestigious music honors, coming just weeks after singer Judith Durham suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Seekers will be this year's recipients of APRA’s award for outstanding services to…

  10. New HBO Liberace Biopic A ‘Great Love Story,’ says Michael Douglas

    May 23, 2013 3:12 AM EDT The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, forever hailed as Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary and who wowed audiences in Las Vegas and…

  11. Paris Hilton to Release Second Album on Cash Money, Feature Lil Wayne

    May 22, 2013 6:24 PM EDT Paris Hilton will be releasing her second album on Cash Money, the label co-founded and operated by Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams. The news was first revealed in a party report filed from Cannes by Showbizz411's Roger Friedman this past Sunday…

  12. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  13. Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Madonna and More Dress with an Edge at Punk-Themed Met Gala

    May 07, 2013 11:43 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus, Kanye West and Frank Ocean were among the celebrities to embrace the punk theme at Monday night's Met gala, the fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that's affectionately known as "the party of the year." But Beyonce, the event's…

  14. The Best and Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Katy Perry and Cyndi Lauper

    May 03, 2013 4:29 PM EDT At the close of the workweek, we have sorted through countless looks from Saturday (April 27) to today (May 3) and selected the best and worst dressed of the bunch. Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Katy Perry…

  15. Record Store Day: 10 LPs to Pick Up

    April 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT With the retail holiday for music fanatics on the horizon, here are the must-haves. Each year, the list of exclusive releases for the annual Record Store Day seems to grow longer than the line at a Prince secret show. We've dug through the crates to pick out 10 releases -- from…

  16. Brad Paisley Headed For Eighth Top 10 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    April 13, 2013 7:15 AM EDT The country star's "Wheelhouse" may trail Paramore's self-titled release atop the Billboard 200. Country superstar Brad Paisley is aiming for his eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's new "Wheelhouse" could bow at either…

  17. Jeff Buckley Musical Could Grace Broadway Stage

    April 11, 2013 5:34 AM EDT The Old Globe in San Diego will open its 2013-14 season in the fall with "The Last Goodbye," a musical conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that reimagines the conflicted love story against a soundtrack by late singer-songwriter Jeff…

  18. Beyonce Teases 4.4.2013 #BeyHereNow Announcement

    April 03, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Beyoncé is set to make an announcement tomorrow (April 4) at 9am EST. The singer posted a six-second teaser of the reveal today on her YouTube channel. Bey' stands in a black 'fit and her metallic signature "Single Ladies" glove while an instrumental reminiscent of "…

  19. Bun B Debuts Beyonce's 'I Been On' Remix: Listen

    March 29, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Rappers Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Willie D, Scarface and Z-Ro appear on the track There has been a whirlwind of controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s latest song, "Bow Down/I Been On," but love it or hate it, a remix to the latter part of the song ("I Been On") has arrived. Bun B…

  20. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

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