1. CODE Picks of the Week: Katy B, Gorgon City, Acharné and More

    January 10, 2014 3:58 PM EST This week the CODE crew look at some of its favorite dance tracks that have started 2014 on the right note. Katy B, “Crying For No Reason” (MORRI$ remix) [Sony] MORRI$ Breaks up the dance-pop party of the original for a surprisingly epic jam, unabashedly featuring Katy B’s vocal chops.…

  2. Tensnake on Nile Rodgers, Signing to a Major and Debut Album, 'Glow'

    January 10, 2014 3:15 PM EST According to German electro producer Marco Niemerski, better known as Tensnake, working with Nile Rodgers is a surprisingly easy thing to arrange. “About a year ago, I sent him a message on Facebook and didn’t expect anything,” Niemerski explains. “I just wanted to send him my album,…

  3. Pixies Surprise With New EP, Video: Watch

    January 03, 2014 2:07 PM EST Available exclusively through the band's official site, "EP2" features four new songs Back on Sept. 2, the Pixies surprised their fans by self-releasing a brand new EP without warning. That four-song collection was titled "EP1," hinting that more music was on the way.…

  4. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  5. Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013

    December 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST When a track gets the world’s attention, when it changes an artist’s career forever or drives an entire genre forward, when it has staying power or brings a whole new audience to dance music, it’s a gamechanger. These aren’t necessarily the biggest sellers or the critically acclaimed …

  6. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  7. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Self-Titled 'Visual Album' on iTunes

    December 13, 2013 12:12 AM EST Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13) morning, Beyonce released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes . Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the "exclusive visual album" are Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean…

  8. Nelson Mandela's Death: Artists React on Twitter

    December 05, 2013 6:16 PM EST On Thursday, Dec. 5, iconic civil rights leader Nelson Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," said South African President Jacob Zuma as he announced Mandela's passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people…

  9. A Day to Remember Rocks Billboard Studio: Watch Live Performances & Q&A

    December 05, 2013 2:57 PM EST For A Day to Remember's new studio album "Common Courtesy," the rules changed. After three full-lengths under Victory Records, a dispute with their longtime home led them to release the new album on their own terms. They stopped by the Billboard studio to play three new songs…

  10. Liberace Exhibit in Vegas A Decadent, Glittering Affair

    November 27, 2013 1:07 AM EST For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers. The once wildly popular Liberace museum, 2 miles from Sin City's main tourist corridor, closed in 2010 after years of declining patronage, and the famously flamboyant…

  11. 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Character Playlists: New Songs For Katniss & More

    November 21, 2013 5:39 PM EST Check out the songs that capture the inner desires of Katniss, Peeta and more "Catching Fire" characters. "The Hunger Games," last year's blockbuster film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' young adult sci-fi novel, is finally slaking fans' thirst for…

  12. Miley Cyrus, JoBros, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, One Direction: Whose 3D Film Is Best?

    November 18, 2013 3:36 PM EST Vote now! Jolly ol' Justin Bieber will help ring in the holidays this year with "Believe 3D," his second feature film -- this time chronicling the Believe tour and its various controversial moments --  due out Christmas Day. The reveal of the "Believe 3D…

  13. Lady Gaga Gets Sensual With R. Kelly, Pokes Fun at Herself on 'SNL': Watch

    November 17, 2013 1:09 AM EST Lady Gaga showed she can poke fun at herself with the best of them during her first hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The singer, who follows Miley Cyrus as musicians who have both hosted and performed during the show's 39th season this year, performed…

  14. 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…

  15. Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, 'Jealous': Listen

    October 31, 2013 4:12 PM EDT Fredo Santana continues to hustle independently. The Glory Boyz Entertainment rapper – who's yet to sign to a major label – releases a malicious collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, "Jealous." Both rappers dive into their paranoia and woes of stardom on the Tarentino …

  16. Drake Talks Up His Hometown Team in Toronto Raptors Ad

    October 30, 2013 7:57 PM EDT They say celebrity endorsements can propel a brand to the next level, and that's exactly what Drake is attempting to do with his hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors. The rapper, who was appointed the Raptors' new global ambassador, introduces the start of the NBA season…

  17. Alexa Chung's 5 Best Dressed Musicians Ever

    October 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT “If I see one more pop singer in a leotard I’m going to end it,” Alexa Chung declares to The Hook. And we completely agree with the style maverick. What happen to the days when musicians like Kurt Cobain and Patti Smith inspired bold street style movements and it took more to become a…

  18. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  19. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

  20. The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2013 4:52 PM EDT The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.…

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