1. Bradford Cox: ‘Very Dark’ Moments Planted the Seed For New Deerhunter Album

    May 01, 2013 12:34 AM EDT Bradford Cox wrote what would become the final track of Deerhunter's forthcoming album, a song called "Punk," at a friend's house in New York during what he describes as a very difficult time. He'd gone north to get away from personal turmoil in his hometown of…

  2. Curtains Closing on Broadway Musical 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

    April 25, 2013 1:05 AM EDT The work is indeed nice, but it won't last forever - Broadway's musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" will be making a lot of people unemployed this June. Producers said Wednesday the Tony-nominated production will play its final performance on June 15 after 27 previews…

  3. Team StarKid's Dylan Saunders Talks Fan-Funded 'Confluence' Album

    April 03, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Singer also shares a quick preview of Darren Criss' long-awaited debut LP. "Imagine if Otis Redding and Robin Thicke got to do a session," says Dylan Saunders. "That's what I hope it will sound like." Saunders is outlining "Confluence," his…

  4. Joss Stone Murder Plot Pair Found Guilty

    April 03, 2013 11:08 AM EDT Defendants were arrested in 2011 near the singer's home. A British jury has reportedly reached a guilty verdict nearly two years after a pair of men were arrested near the home of U.K. soul artist Joss Stone on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder the singer. According to live…

  5. 'Sunday Kind of Love' Singer Fran Warren Dies at 87

    March 20, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Fran Warren, the singer and actress whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" is remembered as a classic of the Big Band era, has passed away at the age of 87. According to a statement from a representative, Warren died of natural causes on March 4 -- her birthday. Warren…

  6. New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch

    March 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST See NKOTB's energetic video for single "Remix (I Like The)" New Kids on the Block dropped its new video for "Remix (I Like The)" on March 7, and "I" is about to be "Everyone." Directed by Rami Hachache (the same man behind the Old Navy ads…

  7. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  8. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  9. Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage: 'It Was Very Emotional'

    November 15, 2012 10:30 AM EST It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not…

  10. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  11. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  12. Bubbling Under: McKay's 'Destiny' To Chart On Adult Contemporary?

    September 14, 2012 2:50 PM 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: Franklin McKay, Tulisa, $auce and Earl Bynum. Franklin McKay In a rare case of conservative AC radio helping expose an unsigned…

  13. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for…

  14. Exclusive: ?uestlove Announces Okayplayer Records Relaunch & New Danny! & Young Guru Albums

    August 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Today ?uestlove of The Roots announced the formal re-launch of his label Okayplayer Records after an 8-year hiatus. The digital-only label's first releases are by Atlanta-based rapper and producer Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru Danny!'s "Payback" is slated to…

  15. Flo Rida, 'Wild Ones': Track-By-Track Review

    July 03, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "With this album, there's gonna be a lot of No. 1s, so that's why I came up with the title 'Wild Ones,'" Flo Rida told Billboard.com in May. Although none of the tracks from the Miami-based rapper's fourth studio album have topped Billboard's charts…

  16. Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

    June 26, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The new Perez Hilton compilation "Pop Up #1" is also available through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series." Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released…

  17. Morrissey Announces 33-City U.S. Tour

    June 18, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Morrissey is taking the stage once again for a U.S. tour that kicks off Oct. 5 in Boston. The former Smiths frontman will include both his greatest hits and new, unreleased songs on his tour setlist. Iggy and the Stooges are set to open one date of the trek, the Nov. 24 show at L.A.'s…

  18. 'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

    June 10, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Both the film and musical use songs…

  19. Day in the Life: Team StarKid (Featuring Darren Criss)

    May 31, 2012 2:30 PM EDT It's 2:30 p.m. and Team StarKid is supposed to start a rehearsal for their final Los Angeles show, but the cause of the rehearsal, Darren Criss, is a few minutes late. It's by no means a diva move on Darren's part, despite the "Glee" star being the most well known…

  20. Jury Begins Deliberating in Jennifer Hudson Family Killings

    May 09, 2012 8:38 PM EDT Jurors in the case of the man accused of killing relatives of Jennifer Hudson began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon after prosecutors trying to counter defense claims of a weak case insisted that "a tsunami of evidence" linked him to the crime. The defense told jurors during…

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