1. She & Him Announces 'Volume 3' Album, Summer Tour

    January 29, 2013 6:40 PM EST She & Him, the alt-folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will release its third non-holiday full-length, "Volume 3," on May 7 through Merge Records. Shortly after, Deschanel and Ward will embark on a tour of North America, beginning on June 14 in Nashville. Produced by Ward…

  2. Jenny Lewis Scores 'Very Good' Film, Calls Solo Album '80%' Done

    January 22, 2013 5:15 PM EST The year and a half Jenny Lewis intended to take off has resulted in a second solo album being three songs shy of complete plus her first movie score. So much for time off.   Lewis spent a year working on "Very Good Girls," the directorial debut from screenwriter Naomi Foner, whose…

  3. French Montana Talks 'Mac & Cheese 3' Mixtape, Readies 2013 Debut

    November 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST On Nov. 18, French Montana released his latest mixtape, " Mac & Cheese 3 ," as a gift to fans. Since its release, the tape, which features guest appearances from Sean " Diddy " Combs, Fat Joe , Rick Ross and more, has logged more than 437,000 downloads on DatPiff.com…

  4. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care about the most this year. In the video below,…

  5. Motion City Soundtrack's 'Severance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Motion City Soundtrack teamed up with Drexel University's MAD Dragon Records to release a series of 7-inch vinyl records recorded by emerging artists. The band -- comprised of Justin Pierre, Joshua Cain, Jesse Johnson, Matt Taylor and Tony Thaxton -- is now closing out the series with…

  6. Fashion Week Music: The 10 Best Songs From NYFW 2013

    September 14, 2012 7:10 PM EDT The hottest spring 2013 fashions just flooded Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but clothes weren't the only things trending at the tents this year. From Pink Floyd to M.I.A and Lana Del Rey, the runways were filled with some of music's best beats. We've complied a list…

  7. Ask Billboard: Nicki Minaj Ties Hot 100 Record

    July 07, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Find out the details about Minaj's achievement, plus fun facts on LMFAO's still-going 'Party' and David Guetta's extremely hot hit. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general…

  8. Exclusive: Motion City Soundtrack Talks 'True Romance' in New Webisode

    May 29, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Alt-rock mainstays Motion City Soundtrack are returning on June 12 with their highly anticipated fifth studio album, "Go," and according to guitarist Josh Cain, the band "feels fresh and ready to go." Following last month's premiere of lead single "True Romance,…

  9. Juno Awards: Feist, Michael Buble Win Big in Canada

    April 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Susan Lucci losing streak; Martin Solveig & Dragonette's "Hello" beat Deadmau5 for Dance Recording; Feist was named Artist of the Year; Canadian's beloved Blue Rodeo were inducted into the…

  10. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks

    January 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST The 2011 NFL postseason officially kicks off on Saturday (Jan. 7), and like the rest of us, many high-profile artists will be glued to their TV and rooting for their favorite team. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on the first-round matchups, Billboard.com spoke with…

  11. Wyclef Jean Defends Charity in Wake of Questionable Spending Report

    November 28, 2011 11:40 AM EST Wyclef Jean is defending his charity in the wake of a report that his Yele Haiti Foundation donated less than a third of the $16 million it collected last year to Haitian relief efforts. The hip-hop star told the Associated Press that he's proud of the way his charity responded after the…

  12. Supermodel Abbey Lee Stars in Pierre Balmain Fashion & Music Vid

    September 28, 2011 3:50 PM EDT The French fashion house, Balmain's new diffusion line Pierre Balmain, enlists the talent and beauty of supermodel and songstress Abbey Lee. Aside from walking in Oscar de la Renta, Halston, and Alexander McQueen fashion shows, the platinum-haired stunner also stars in the band Our…

  13. NBC 'Sing-Off' Winners Committed Deliver Uplifting Debut

    August 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT When Therry Thomas talks about the music his vocal group Committed has been singing since winning the second season of NBC's Sony-produced music competition show, "The Sing-Off," he calls it "positive thought music." While still rooted in the music that the a cappella…

  14. The Weeknd Makes Performance Debut in Toronto: Watch

    July 25, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Yesterday (July 24), The Weeknd made his performance debut at the Mod Club in his hometown of Toronto. The singer-songwriter performed his latests, "The Birds (Part 1)" and "Rolling Stone" and ran through cuts from his mixtape, "House of Balloons." Five Demo…

  15. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track in this Mississippi River city. "This…

  16. Fergie, Jazmine Sullivan, Lea Michele Honored At Billboard's Women In Music

    December 02, 2010 4:42 PM EST Billboard's Women In Music luncheon took place today (Dec. 2) at New York's The Pierre Hotel, and Fergie , who was honored as the 2010 Woman of The Year , said it best when describing all the powerful women in the room. "Congratulations to all the women of the year. I'm so…

  17. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer

    August 24, 2010 4:58 PM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sunday he would appeal against the provisional…

  18. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week

    August 04, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to the former head of the country's Chamber of Deputies. Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques told the Associated Press that the hip hop artist will run as part of his coalition in the…

  19. Sarah McLachlan: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 3:04 PM EDT "The Laws of Illusion" (Arista, June 15) Sarah McLachlan likes to take her time: Her seventh studio album will be her first new material since 2003's "Afterglow," which came six years after its predecessor. "I write slowly and I have two kids, and that's the…

  20. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

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