1. Respect: Celebrating Four Tet’s 'Rounds'

    May 09, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The tenth anniversary reissue prompts various beatmakers like FaltyDL, Baths and more to reflect on the seminal album. The labels "folktronica" and "IDM" seem like feeble attempts to capture the organic, contemplative ebb and flow of Four Tet's influential…

  2. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  3. Dawn Richard's 'NLX': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 30, 2013 12:01 PM EST The singer talks 'Goldenheart' and the fight of releasing music as an independent artist. Dawn Richard's "Goldenheart" is a futuristic, frequently danceable R&B album that's already setting a high bar for the genre in 2013. The album melds soaring,…

  4. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

  6. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Debuts at No. 1 With Year's Third-Biggest Opening

    November 20, 2012 10:00 PM EST One Direction has scored its second No. 1 album in less than a year, as "Take Me Home" explodes atop the Billboard 200 chart with 540,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Track-By-Track Review One Direction "Up All Night" It's the third…

  7. Meek Mill, 'Dreams & Nightmares': Track-By-Track Review

    October 30, 2012 10:05 AM EDT All eyes have been on Meek Mill since the Philadelphia rapper signed to Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group imprint in February 2011. With seven mixtapes under his belt before signing, it's evident Meek has built a foundation for himself. But with the assist from Rick Ross, the student…

  8. Jay-Z Pays Homage to Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show

    September 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows; he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Budweiser Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his native borough to christen Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the first of eight shows in a sold-out run.…

  9. Paul Weller & Miles Kane Go Mod for John Varvatos Ads

    July 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Men's edgy lifestyle brand John Varvatos brings English punk legend Paul Weller and fellow UK indie rocker Miles Kane together for its latest campaign. The images for the print ads, taken by Danny Clinch against a gritty pawn shop in Manhattan's Lower East Side, boast the two…

  10. Bubbling Under: Aubrey O'Day Is Having a 'Ball' Solo

    May 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT This week, Chart Beat premieres "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up first: Aubrey O'Day, Cazwell, Rhett Akins and Brandon Hines. Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day (above, right, with "…

  11. Dawn Richard Talks End of Diddy-Dirty Money, 'Armor On' EP & More

    April 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Dawn Richard is ready for war. In the past seven years, the singer has endured everything from the breakup of all-girl group Danity Kane to the unexpected disbandment of hip-hop trio Diddy-Dirty Money . But the release of her solo EP "Armor On" (March 27), only proves that Dawn is…

  12. Musicians Hit Sour Note on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    April 02, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired and Aubrey O'Day storms off, leaving Clay Aiken the show's lone survivor (maybe?) among musical acts. Sunday night will go down as the day the music (maybe/mostly) died on the 2012 season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," as Debbie…

  13. Hooked: Lana Del Rey Lands Modeling Deal & Beyonce Graces French Glamour

    January 04, 2012 1:25 PM EST Lana Del Rey, the sultry songstress behind "Video Games," has not only snatched the attention of many in the music industry, but she's quickly becoming a sweetheart of the fashion world. The eerie sound and self-directed video for her song reverberated worldwide when it was…

  14. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  15. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days when Jackson was vice president of A&R…

  16. Heavy D Autopsy Results Inconclusive, Pending Toxicology Reports

    November 15, 2011 10:35 AM EST A cause of death is still not officially known in the case of Heavy D . The late rapper and record producer died suddenly at the age of 44 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The results from an autopsy have proven inconclusive and are pending the results of toxicology tests, reports the L.A. Times . The L.A…

  17. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beverly Hills home around 11:25 am when a 911…

  18. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/15/2011

    October 15, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fucktyler : Damn Shit Just Got Real. Hope Ross Is Fine…

  19. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Jason Derülo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' Solo." But as he gears up for the Sept.…

  20. Hooked: Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink & Kanye Heads East to London Fashion Week

    September 20, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink The "Firework" hitmaker is pretty in pink on the cover of InStyle's October issue. The singer rocks a delicious pastel pink hairdo both on the cover and in the mag. Hot off…

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