1. MGMT Get Whacky With ‘Alien Days’ Video: Watch

    November 01, 2013 6:45 AM EDT MGMT aren’t headed for the mainstream anytime soon. The psychedelic outfit has dropped a bizarre video for “Alien Days.” It’s a cinematic trip back to an earlier time, punctuated by works of wizardry, various shots of goats and an inexplicable sequence with a pair of dancing aliens who can…

  2. 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 …

  3. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 10:00 AM 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: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voices of Faith     ALEXA RAY JOEL Alexa Ray Joel…

  4. Tommy Roe Has Come a Long Way Since 'Sheila'

    October 04, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tommy Roe -- the artist behind such hits as "Sheila" and "Dizzy," is back with new music. The Georgia native has been busy promoting his current single, "Memphis Me." He tells Billboard that he's enjoying having new music to talk about, because he admits…

  5. TomorrowWorld: With The Odds Stacked Against It, the Festival Delivers

    September 30, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks – some of them self-imposed. The storied European fest, called Tomorrowland in its native Belgium (Disney…

  6. Five Things We Learned About Google Glass While Using It At TomorrowWorld

    September 30, 2013 12:05 PM EDT “Are those the Google glasses?” asked the guy in the furry headdress, hemp-rope sandals, and no shirt, after halting his manic dancing to dubstep artist Zomboy. Why yes, yes they are. “Can I see them?” Errr… If there’s one thing TomorrowWorld (September 27-29) taught me about Glass -- the…

  7. Justin Moore Forges His Own 'Path'; Watch Him Perform 'Point at You'

    September 27, 2013 12:55 PM EDT "They tell me I'm too country to do TV," says Justin Moore, whose third Valory Music album, Off the Beaten Path, bows atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and claims No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 97,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "I've…

  8. Cooking With 2 Chainz: Eating Our Way Through His 'Meal Time' Recipes

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chainz was my therapist this past weekend and he didn't even know it. From Friday night to Sunday night (September 13-15), omitting mornings (2 Chainz apparently sleeps through breakfast), I cooked dishes from his and Chef Aleem's cookbook, "#Meal Time." The 15…

  9. 615 Spotlight: Rachele Lynae Talks 'Fishin',' Karmin and New Music

    September 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae has been making the promotional rounds as of late while promoting her sassy new single "Fishin' For Something." She tells Billboard the events of this summer have been exciting. "I've been doing a lot of radio…

  10. Lorde Q&A: New Zealand Star On Next Single, Nicki Minaj & Staying Mysterious

    September 10, 2013 3:15 PM EDT "I'm definitely an observer in social situations -- I like to listen, and figure out what's being said and what's happening," the 16-year-old singer tells Billboard. Little was known of Lorde when her mesmerizing debut single "Royals" first entered…

  11. Matt Sorum Joins Fight to Save Dolphins in Japan

    September 02, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum was in a remote Japanese fishing village Monday to protest against its annual dolphin hunt. Sorum, who now leads his own group, is the latest celebrity to join the increasingly global campaign to stop the dolphin kill in Taiji, a quaint fishing…

  12. Bruce Hornsby Reunites With Ricky Skaggs for 'Cluck Ol' Hen'

    August 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs are no strangers to each other -- musically or personally. The men have enjoyed a long friendship over the years, and have collaborated with each other several times – most notably on their 2007 release for Sony. The talented artists have once again paired…

  13. George Strait: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    August 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT In a rare interview, the King of Country discusses the final shows on the Cowboy Rides Away tour and his lifelong "knack for picking good songs" By any measure, George Strait is one of the most successful, well-known country music artists in history. But, for all his achievements…

  14. Luke Bryan Finds His 'Inner Peace' As Career Lifts Into New Gear

    August 14, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Luke Bryan has taken an unusual approach to the business side of his career since winning the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year in April: He's turning down almost everything. Rather than cashing in on his win and successful ACM co-hosting gig with Blake Shelton,…

  15. Tomorrowland, the World Cup of Dance Music: Review

    July 30, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Rain showers and cake, courtesy of Steve Aoki, don’t dampen the spirit of the world’s most international EDM festival. Steve Aoki is standing on a narrow platform, slowly rising above the crowd of over 20,000 before him, a cake in each hand. He goes up and up and up, seemingly unafraid of…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Brynn Marie Digs Deep in New 'I'm Sorry' Video

    July 24, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Billboard recently published its "DIY" issue. Newcomer Brynn Marie is one who could have very well been profiled in that section. The stunning songstress has learned the music business on the fly – doing her own booking, publicity, promotion, and even has run her own PA before.…

  17. Johnny Cash Festival Lands Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin for Aug. 17 Event

    July 19, 2013 5:35 PM EDT August 17 promises to be a big night of entertainment at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, as the Johnny Cash Music Festival will stage its' third annual benefit show at the school. Concert producer Bill Carter has once again assembled a very strong lineup, with Vince…

  18. Michael Jackson's Fatherhood: New Details Emerge in Courtrooms

    June 22, 2013 1:42 PM EDT Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to…

  19. Gotye Gets Back to Basics, His Band Before 'Somebody' Blew Him Up

    June 20, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Wally De Backer returns to his old band for Australian tour dates -- and new recordings haven't been ruled out Wally De Backer -- better known as Gotye -- isn’t your typical musician. He’s talented, restless, unpretentious and loyal. It’s rarer still for an artist to imbue all those…

  20. Paris Jackson 'Hasn't Had Any Birthdays' Since Michael's Death, Chef Testifies

    June 18, 2013 9:49 PM EDT Michael Jackson's oldest child has "the weight of the world" on her shoulders, Kai Chase told jurors in the civil trial over the King of Pop's death.   Michael Jackson's personal chef described for jurors the home lives of the children during the final months of the…

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