1. Rihanna Gets Naked for GQ and V Magazine: Photos

    November 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST Rihanna stripped down for two recent photo shoots, baring all on the December cover of GQ and posing naked with supermodel Kate Moss for an upcoming issue of V magazine. GQ named Rihanna the magazine's "obsession of the year," and it's easy to see what they're…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  3. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  4. Austin City Limits 2012: Neil Young vs. Jack White, Dev & Gotye Ring in Saturday

    October 14, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Jack White and Neil Young and Crazy Horse rocked old hits and tried out new material, while Bassnectar got the dance party going on day 2 of Austin City Limits 2012. Photos: Austin City Limits Friday Recap: Weezer, Black Keys Keep the Hits Coming In contrast to the first day of ACL…

  5. Muse, 'The 2nd Law': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Beginning with 1999's "Showbiz," Muse launched into a stretch of three thrillingly virtuosic records. But with "Black Holes and Revelations" in 2006, the ascendant English act accelerated their climb up music's beanstalk to find and supplant every last giant. …

  6. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  7. Megan & Liz: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:07 PM EDT No. 14: Megan & Liz Birthdates: November 21, 1992 (Both age 19) Why They're Hot: Not since Mary Kate & Ashley has a pair of teen twins made such an immediate impact on the masses. Hailing from Edwardsberg, Michigan, fraternal twins Megan and Liz Mace started turning heads in 2007…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical standouts, it was hard to stay excited about …

  9. 'Glee' Season 4 to Cover Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons

    September 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT With "Glee" returning next week, the Fox dramedy offered loyal fans a first listen to the music from its fourth season premiere via Facebook on Wednesday. In addition to the previously reported cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," the "Glee" gang…

  10. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  11. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious opened OutKast 's personal space to…

  12. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  13. Muse's New Single Will Be Straight-Up 'Madness'

    August 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT New tune coming out next week, ahead of October album. Fresh off of a performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, epic rock maestros Muse have announced that a new single will be unveiled next week in anticipation of their sixth studio album, "The 2nd Law." …

  14. Olympics Closing Ceremony: Spice Girls, George Michael + More

    August 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT British Music Royalty Light Up London in Psychedelic Farewell to Games With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing…

  15. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with speculation and fresh names are popping up to join…

  16. Ellie Goulding on 'Lights' Explosion & Why Skrillex Isn't On Her New Album

    August 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "Nobody expected it and that's the truth," Goulding says of her 2011 single becoming a U.S. hit Ellie Goulding recognizes the precariousness of having a single that's currently at No. 2 of the U.S. Hot 100, but not among the tracks set to appear on the album she's…

  17. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's…

  18. Ellie Goulding To Release 'Halcyon' Album in October

    July 30, 2012 1:15 PM EDT While the title track from her last full-length continues its slow, improbable climb up the U.S. Hot 100, English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has revealed the release date and album artwork of her sophomore effort. "Can finally give you all details of my next album! It is called &…

  19. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday night (July 17). And in a blur of multi-hued…

  20. Usher, Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1

    June 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Ellie Goulding 's "Lights" and Usher 's "Scream" elevate to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, while Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" rules the ranking for a third week. As "Lights" brightens the top 10, the song grants Goulding a…

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