1. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  2. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  3. Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw Sing 'We Both Know': Listen

    December 12, 2012 10:00 AM EST While touring together this summer, pop-rock singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw took time to co-write a song, "We Both Know," to be featured on the upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie, "Safe Haven." The film -- costarring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough -- hits…

  4. Jessie Ware, Mercury Prize Nominee, Preps EP for U.S. Release

    December 08, 2012 3:55 PM EST For Jessie Ware , the past few years have been a series of happy accidents. "There are so many great singers out there," says the 28-year-old London-born singer, whose U.K. debut, "Devotion," was recently nominated for a Mercury Prize and whose domestic debut, EP "If…

  5. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  6. Katy Perry on 'Smurfs 2' and Her Film Future: 'I Want to Transform'

    December 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST From her chart-topping hits to her "Part of Me" 3D film, Katy Perry , Billboard's Woman of the Year , has been everywhere lately. But in her film career, the singer-actress is looking forward to going under the radar. Katy Perry: Woman of the Year BUY THIS ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE…

  7. Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat Add Song to Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

    November 28, 2012 12:00 PM EST "It's going to be a real nose blower," DeGraw says of "We Both Know" Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat used downtime on their recent tour to co-write a new single together. The song, titled "We Both Know," is set to appear in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks film,…

  8. Crystal Castles, '(III)': Album Review

    November 12, 2012 8:00 PM EST CRYSTAL CASTLES (III) Producer Ethan Kath Casablanca/Republic Records/Fiction Release Date Nov. 13 At first glance, Crystal Castles' third album is even more unrelentingly bleak than its predecessors-singles are titled "Plague" and "Wrath of God," and the artwork is…

  9. My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless' Follow-Up Coming This Year

    November 07, 2012 1:50 PM EST "I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something," says Kevin Shields. My Bloody Valentine plans to release the long-anticipated follow-up to its shoegaze masterpiece, 1991's "Loveless," before the end of 2012. In an interview with…

  10. T.I. Previews 'Trouble Man' Album in NYC: First Listen

    October 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble," T.I. began an intimate listening session of his forthcoming album, "Trouble Man," on Tuesday evening (Oct. 23) at NYC's Germano Studios. "I shall embrace it," he continued, in front of a crowd of writers,…

  11. Maroon 5 Plots North American Tour with Neon Trees, Owl City

    October 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT As their single "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot of the Hot 100, Maroon 5 has announced an expansive 2013 headlining tour of North America. Neon Trees and Owl City are set to join the group for the entire 31-date run. The trek kicks off on Feb. 13, 2013 in…

  12. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about the process is musical; it's all a case…

  13. The Beat 10/1: Justin Bieber Gets Sick, Lady Gaga Goes Jazz, Obama Has '99 Problems'

    October 01, 2012 6:55 PM EDT Welcome to the Monday, Oct. 1 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes out the latest…

  14. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 4:20 PM 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: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer. Kathy Griffin Two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian/actress…

  15. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  16. iHeartRadio 2012: Bon Jovi's New Music, Gwen Gets Hit On + More Backstage Moments

    September 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT iHeartRadio Music Festival's first night was jam-packed with highlights , shared with 13,000 attendees at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel Friday night and potentially dozens of millions of listeners and viewers across various Clear Channel radio and digital platforms as well as streaming…

  17. Kathy Mattea Strips Away Old Habits on 'Calling Me Home'

    September 13, 2012 5:30 PM EDT "For me, it was stripping off a layer of my habitual way of singing," Mattea tells us. "It was a little bit like being naked" Kathy Mattea 's last album, 2008's "Coal," topped the Bluegrass Albums chart and earned her a Grammy nomination. Her newest…

  18. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  19. 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&…

  20. Patsy Cline Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 24, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Though she was born Virginia Patterson Hensley, and was referred to by many of her childhood friends as "Ginny," those names don't, have the same ring to it as say Patsy Cline. The country music icon is celebrated in the new Patsy Cline: Crazy For Loving You exhibit, which…

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