1. How Rap Genius Won The SEO Game

    December 03, 2013 11:24 AM EST Inside the company's triumphs over legal traps, PR disasters... and cancer. It's an early-October afternoon in the penthouse offices of Rap Genius. The floor taken up by the 4-year-old startup -- in a modern glass building on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Williamsburg…

  2. HMV Pulls Lostprophets' Music Following Singer’s Sex Abuse Case

    November 29, 2013 2:44 AM EST British entertainment retailer HMV has yanked Lostprophets’ music from its stores and Website after the alternative rock act’s frontman pleaded guilty this week to a series of appalling sexual offenses. A spokesman for HMV told NME that the 140-store chain won’t sell any of the now-defunct…

  3. Ian Watkins of Lostprophets Pleads Guilty to Attempted Rape of Baby

    November 26, 2013 2:40 PM EST The former lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offenses, including trying to rape a baby. Ian Watkins, 36, was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offenses, including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child and…

  4. A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera Combine To 'Say Something' At American Music Awards: Watch

    November 24, 2013 10:48 PM EST Weeks after pop-rock duo A Great Big World performed their single "Say Something" alongside Christina Aguilera on "The Voice," the three musicians linked up once again to play the somber surprise hit at the 2013 American Music Awards, live from L.A.'s Nokia…

  5. Ed Sheeran & Macklemore Stroll Down ‘Sesame Street’: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Get a first look at the chart-topping stars' upcoming guest appearances "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" For Ed Sheeran and Macklemore, a couple Hot 100 hits and good publicists did the trick. For its upcoming 45th season, which will premiere…

  6. A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera Shine In 'Say Something' Video: Watch

    November 20, 2013 5:47 PM EST A Great Big World's new ballad "Say Something" soared onto the Hot 100 chart last week after the duo performed the song alongside Christina Aguilera on "The Voice" earlier this month. That week, A Great Big World also released a new studio version of the single…

  7. Lou Reed Biography In The Works

    November 18, 2013 3:14 AM EST Longtime music writer and Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis is writing a biography of Lou Reed. Little, Brown and Co. announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by DeCurtis. The writer interviewed Reed numerous times and wrote the liner notes for an anthology of songs by the group…

  8. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  9. Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and More Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Watch

    November 14, 2013 9:25 AM EST Forget about the sparkly bras and gigantic wings, it’s all about music at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Fall Out Boy kicked off this year’s show last night (Nov. 13) at Manhattan's Lexington Armory, performing “My Songs Know What I Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” alongside Taylor…

  10. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy to Perform on Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    November 12, 2013 2:00 PM EST Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy will perform on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, it was announced Tuesday. Indie pop band A Great Big World and UK newcomers Neon Jungle will also rock the runway, with all four artists making their Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debuts. All Things…

  11. Joy Division Frontman Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Up for Sale On eBay

    November 11, 2013 2:08 AM EST The kitchen table owned by the late Ian Curtis, singer for the post-punk band Joy Division, is up for auction on eBay. The item has already collected 63 bids and its current price is set at £8,200, or approximately $13,000.  Curtis' suicide on May 18, 1980 is one of music's most…

  12. A Great Big World Talks 'Say Something' & Answering Christina Aguilera's Call

    November 06, 2013 6:10 PM EST "Everything out of her mouth was sounding good! Who are we to give Christina Aguilera vocal advice?" the duo's Chad Vaccarino says of the recording session. On Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera performed a duet with A Great Big…

  13. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an intimate concert for Pandora Presents at…

  14. Devil Wears Prada Frontman Mike Hranica Expands New Song Into a Book

    October 30, 2013 10:05 AM EDT When The Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica wrote "Home For Grave" for the group's latest album, "8:18," he felt there might be more to it than a three-minute and 24-second song. So he's fleshed it out into a 53-page book he's subtitled "A …

  15. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  16. 50 Cent Avoids Jail for Domestic Violence Arrest: Report

    October 28, 2013 2:38 PM EDT Cent has avoided jail time for allegedly kicking the mother of one of his children in a dispute dating back to June, TMZ is reporting . In a deal worked out by his lawyers that removes a serious domestic violence charge, the real-life Curtis Jackson has agreed to plead no contest to one…

  17. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  18. Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 18, 2013 11:30 AM EDT For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded,…

  19. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  20. Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt': Track-By-Track Review With Band Commentary

    October 14, 2013 10:06 PM EDT A song-by-song look at PJ's new album with commentary from guitarists Stone Gossard & Mike McCready on many songs. It's been four years since Pearl Jam's last studio album, but the band's inspired new effort "Lightning Bolt" (out Oct. 15 on Monkeywrench…

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