1. Grammys 2013: The 10 Best Moments of the Show

    February 11, 2013 2:10 AM EST Host LL Cool J referred to The 55 th Annual Grammy Awards as the “greatest music show on earth” -- and, for the most part, it lived up to the hype. Taylor Swift (or “T-Swizzle,” as LL called her) opened the show with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on a carnival set, and the ante…

  2. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Josh Doyle Breaks Through

    November 07, 2012 12:10 PM EST This week, the 615 wants to give you a look at an artist that might very well be the "Next Big Thing" on an international level. There are some elements of country, or even bluegrass in the music of Josh Doyle, but the Nashville-based singer-songwriter is much too varied musically…

  4. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director

    August 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Scores Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' ... Album Out Sept. 11 While Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood seems busy enough recording albums and touring with his band, he still has time for his own musical endeavors. Nonesuch Records announced Tuesday that…

  5. Frank Ocean Wows at 'channel ORANGE' NYC Show

    July 27, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Getty Images "There's some shit that I said in the past couple weeks. Some made a big deal about it, some didn't. But it's my life, you know?" Frank Ocean said before a packed crowd at New York's Terminal 5 on Thursday night (July 26). "I felt like I had to…

  6. Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange': Track-By-Track Review

    July 10, 2012 2:35 PM EDT There is a difference between Frank Ocean and the rest of his R&B contemporaries. No, it has nothing to do with his admittedly introverted demeanor, or his Odd Future affiliation, or penchant for playing "Guitar Hero" in time with a legendary Eagles guitar solo. It especially…

  7. First Listen: Frank Ocean Previews 'Channel Orange' Album in NYC

    June 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "I need a convertible, a lot of channel orange is convertible music. like a saab convertible," Frank Ocean tweeted on June 20, a day before previewing his debut album, "Channel Orange," at KMA Studios in New York on Thursday night (June 21). Ocean has a point -- "…

  8. Boyz II Men Announces 2012 U.S. Tour

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST After supporting their new album, "Twenty," with a string of European tour dates, Boyz II Men are heading back to the States for an extensive 2012 tour. The veteran R&B group, best known for hits like "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love To You" and "…

  9. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral stars couldn't compete, but rest assured,…

  10. How Linda Chorney, an Unknown, Scored a Grammy Nomination

    December 13, 2011 10:35 AM EST Rain derailed Linda Chorney's plan to film a music video on Dec. 11 at the base of the Hollywood sign. The video's producer, the film producer Forrest Murray, quickly shifted gears, hoping to secure the stage at Amoeba Records to shoot Chorney performing her song "Cherries.…

  11. Placebo Taking 'Bit of a Breather' Before Hitting Studio in 2012

    November 22, 2011 11:30 AM EST With the new live DVD "We Come in Pieces" serving as a placeholder, British alt rockers Placebo is taking what bassist Stefan Olsdal calls "a bit of a breather" before setting to work in earnest on a follow-up to 2009's "Battle For the Sun." "That was…

  12. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST Peaking at No. 11 on a Billboard chart can be a frustrating fortune for an artist or record label, as a top 10 rank for such a title remains ever-elusive. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Moreira, RCA senior VP…

  13. Why Is T.I. Back in Prison? Report Cites VH1 Talks on Bus

    September 08, 2011 1:30 PM EDT According to an incident report attained by TMZ , T.I. was not authorized to be traveling from an Arkansas prison to his halfway house with anyone but his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. Also very important, the rapper was not supposed to conduct business while en route, but he allegedly…

  14. T.I. Back in Prison Following Luxe Bus Ride to Halfway House

    September 02, 2011 9:08 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. , who was moved to a halfway house this week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary, with his lawyer citing a flap over using a luxury bus to report to a halfway house. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows the rapper at…

  15. T.I. Released From Prison: 'Feels Great to Be Back'

    August 31, 2011 9:57 AM EDT T.I. has been released from an Arkansas prison after spending 11 months behind bars for violating his probation for an earlier gun conviction. The "Whatever You Like" rapper is trading Forrest City Correctional Facility for a halfway house in an undisclosed location. Chris Burke,…

  16. Billboard Bits: T.I. May Be Released Wednesday, Sebastian Bach's House Destroyed

    August 29, 2011 6:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. To Be Released on Wednesday? T.I. is reportedly leaving the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas for a halfway house on Wednesday (Aug. 31), after spending 11 months in prison for a parole violation.…

  17. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  18. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonely Island, Bolton did a lot more than just…

  19. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot shy of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, remain…

  20. T.I. Reports to Prison

    November 01, 2010 6:34 PM EDT The rapper T.I. has reported for a second time to a federal prison to serve time for a weapons violation. The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, showed up shortly before noon at the gates of the Forrest City low-security prison, travelling in an entourage of two black…

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