1. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  2. A$AP Rocky, 'Long.Live.A$AP' Track-By-Track

    January 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST We live in a post-"good kid, m.A.A.d city" world. Released less than three months ago, Kendrick Lamar 's debut album raised the bar for storytelling in mainstream hip-hop, as K-Dot's "short film" wrapped a narrative arc and provocative overarching themes in a…

  3. Top 10 EDM Moments of 2012

    December 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST From Madonna hitting a rave, to a billionaire financier buying one, 2012 was full of unbelievable moments for EDM and its artists. Here we touch on 10 top moments in the genre's most formative year thus far.   Best of 2012: Billboard's Year-End Charts & More | The Year in EDM   …

  4. Hunter Hayes Writing 'Nice Pool of Songs' for Sophomore Album

    November 17, 2012 10:05 AM EST With a third single from his debut album out and his Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year still warm in his hands, Hunter Hayes says it's "early at this point" to be too worried about his next album. But rest assured he's thinking about it. "I'm writing…

  5. Abigail Washburn Nature Conservancy Video Premiere: Exclusive

    October 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Watch Washburn Perform in Oregon for the All Hands on Earth Campaign Abigail Washburn is the latest artist to join the Nature Conservancy's fight for the environment. The singer-songwriter and bandmate Kai Welch have joined the organization's All Hands on Earth music campaign,…

  6. RNDM Video Q&A: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Talks New Side Band with Joseph Arthur

    October 22, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Watch RNDM -- Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament's new project with Joseph Arthur & Richard Stuverud -- discuss its album "Acts" and tour. Pearl Jam 's Jeff Ament made a vow to himself three years ago that life is too short not to seize every chance to make music and the…

  7. John Lennon's Top 10 Albums & Singles

    October 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Seventy-two years after the birth of John Lennon, Billboard takes a look at the icon's top 10 albums and singles on the Billboard charts. In one of the most bittersweet moments in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 , John Lennon's joyful single "(Just Like) Starting Over"…

  8. Grizzly Bear Hits the Rink in 'Yet Again' Video: Watch

    September 27, 2012 9:51 PM EDT Grizzly Bear 's "Yet Again" video is a real ice-breaker. The indie act's new video follows a skater navigating a dark rink during a difficult practice, before crashing through the ice and winding up in a mysterious lake. Her journey takes her through a carnival and into a…

  9. Grizzly Bear Celebrates 'Shields' at Radio City Music Hall

    September 25, 2012 1:40 PM EDT The Grizzly Bear show at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Sept. 24) was a homecoming as well as a celebration of new album "Shields," but it also felt like a series of acceptance speeches. But what was the award? Indie rock's most consistent act?…

  10. Ghostface Killah Announces New Album, 'Twelve Reasons To Die'

    September 13, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Ghostface Killah 's verse on GOOD Music's "Cruel Summer" track "New God Flow" will serve as a preview to his next studio album. "Twelve Reasons To Die," which will be a collaboration with Los Angeles-based producer/composer Adrian Younge, is due out Nov…

  11. Turbo Fruits Ready to 'Butter' Up Fans with Third Album

    September 11, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Turbo Fruits went into their new album, "Butter," ready to "rock 'n' roll and kick us like we've done from day one," according to founder and frontman Jonas Stein. But the Nashville quartet has another purpose in mind for their third release. "Man, we&…

  12. College Radio: A Study In Success

    September 11, 2012 8:05 AM EDT With school back in session, a look at how college stations, from big to small, continue to break hits, serve communities and launch careers. "It's not radio. It's college radio. There's nobody listening. Nobody. Maybe, like, three guys in a dorm somewhere." After a…

  13. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur

    August 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT RNDM, the Pearl Jam bassist's project with Arthur & drummer Stuverud, releases 'Acts' Oct. 30 ahead of a U.S. tour. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has joined forces with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur for a new side project called RNDM, which is rounded out by drummer…

  14. K-Pop's Next Wave: 10 Artists To Watch

    August 25, 2012 2:09 PM EDT K-pop's recent international success has been in large part due to its ability to consistently cultivate and export the "new": new signature dance moves, new addictive hooks and beats, tnew hairstyles and outfits. Thus it is no surprise that every year new promising K-pop'…

  15. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  16. Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

    August 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, radio stations, TV networks and even entire countries have sought to silence controversial musicians by making their music, videos, and, in some cases, the artists themselves less accessible to the public. Provocative punk band Pussy Riot felt the…

  17. Stevie Wonder to Divorce Wife of 11 Years

    August 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris, TMZ is reporting. According to divorce documents, Wonder and his wife of 11 years have been separated since 2009. Citing irreconcilable differences, Wonder is seeking joint custody of the couple's two sons,…

  18. 'Idol' Exodus: What Now for Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler?

    July 13, 2012 3:10 PM EDT An old saying contends house guests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday he would not return to "American Idol" when it resumes early next year, the news…

  19. Azealia Banks Brings a Mermaid Ball to NYC

    June 04, 2012 3:00 PM EDT One thing was made clear early on at Azealia Banks ' first-ever headlining set in her native 212 area code on Sunday night (June 4), even before entering the throes of Bowery Ballroom: this was not a grimy New York hip-hop show. Ticketholders were greeted with complimentary cotton candy…

  20. Sammy Hagar Planning a 'Four Decades of Rock' Show for September

    May 11, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Though touring with Chickenfoot is taking up some of his time, Sammy Hagar has deemed 2012 "an experimental year" as he tries out some other live performing concepts he may pursue next year. "I want to do more than just go play an arena or something again," the Red Rocker…

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