1. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  2. CODE First Play: SALM featuring Dan Black, 'Toy Spark Gun'

    November 20, 2013 12:32 PM EST Paris is on fire. While the house revival of 2013 has pulled focus to London, across the Channel, there are some fresh new sounds emerging from the City of Lights, including electro duo SALM (SomethingALaMode). A listen to their new single, “Toy Spark Gun” featuring Dan Black, will have you…

  3. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more 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 below. All…

  4. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  5. Colombian Reggaeton Star J Balvin Talks 'La Familia,' Picks His Favorite 5 Videos

    October 30, 2013 4:56 AM EDT “I want to try and make my own movement,” says J. Balvin, the rising reggaeton star, whose album “La Familia” was just released on Capitol Latin. “We are going to conquer the world.”   Maybe its not such a lofty goal for the Colombian artist, whose following extends from (logically) South…

  6. Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz Top Winners at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 11:06 PM EDT Legends Banda El Recodo, Joan Sebastian and Los Tigres del Norte receive special tribute awards Almost a year after her death, Jenni Rivera remains alive through her music in the hearts and minds of fans. Rivera was the big winner at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, posthumously taking…

  7. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Alicia Keys and Rita Ora

    October 04, 2013 6:12 PM EDT Best: Alicia Keys " alt="" align="right"> Alicia Keys stepped out rocking a vampy number alongside hubby Swizz Beatz on the red carpet for the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City on Saturday September 28. While Swizz went the dapper route in a black suit,…

  8. Los Tigres del Norte to Receive Legends Award at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 03, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Mexican music legends Los Tigres del Norte will receive the first ever Lider award at next week's Billboard Mexican Music Awards. The recognition for their leadership role and social activism will take place at the awards ceremony, during which Los Tigres will also perform, to be…

  9. Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes to Perform at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 02, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez also added to the Oct. 9 show Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes, Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez are scheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards show, to be…

  10. Billboard Mexican Music Awards: Special Honors for Two Icons

    October 01, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga and Joan Sebastian, two of the most successful acts in Latin music, will be honored with special awards at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards during the live Telemundo broadcast of the awards show on Oct. 9.   The program, airing at 7 p.m./6c from the…

  11. Gerardo Ortiz, Joan Sebastian to Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 23, 2013 5:36 PM EDT The Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013 will feature some of the biggest names in the business who will take to the stage including Joan Sebastian, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Gerardo Ortiz and Banda Los Recoditos.  The show, airing live on Telemundo and taking place at the Dolby…

  12. J Alvarez vs J Balvin: Which Reggaeton Star Has the Hotter Single?

    September 18, 2013 6:00 PM EDT 0 Does a reggaeton renaissance begin with the letter J? There are two "J"s in the top 10 of the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart: which artist is your favorite? What are the odds? Two urban artists who go by the initial J have been holding strong positions on the Latin Rhythm…

  13. Calibash 2013: Ivy Queen Rules, Chris Brown Headlines at Staples Center

    September 17, 2013 2:37 AM EDT In mid-performance, reggaeton superstar Ivy Queen stopped just long enough to awe fans by shedding her beige coat to reveal her massive baby bump. The surprise was the equivalent of a crowd warm-up at Staples Center for Calibash 2013, also featuring Tito El Bambino and headliner Chris…

  14. Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne Escort Floyd Mayweather to the Ring: Watch

    September 15, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Before dominating Camelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, boxer Floyd Mayweather got a pair of music heavyweights to escort him into the ring. None other than Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber were on hand deliver the welterweight champ to the match in a splashy…

  15. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  16. Dove Awards Nominees Include Chris Tomlin, Lecrae and Colton Dixon

    August 21, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The nominations for the 44th Annual Dove Awards were announced this morning, with a diverse slate of top artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae and TobyMac all in the mix for inspirational music's biggest night. Chris Tomlin, who topped the Billboard 200 chart in January with…

  17. Charly García: The Billboard Q&A

    August 13, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The storied Argentine rocker spoke exclusively to Billboard Argentina for the cover story of the magazine's debut issue. Translated by Judy Cantor-Navas In contrast to more chaotic days when Charly himself would answer the phone in his legendary apartment at the corner of Coronel…

  18. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more 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 below.…

  19. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  20. Former Jesus Lizard David Yow Casts Lewd, Clanging Solo Album Debut

    June 15, 2013 6:30 PM EDT David Yow is best-known as the menacing, howling frontman of '80s and '90s noise-punk bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, two of the most revered acts on the roster of indie label Touch and Go. The Jesus Lizard was briefly signed to Capitol Records, during which time it spent…

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