1. Lady Gaga to Perform for Obama Staff at Inaugural Ball?

    January 19, 2013 2:40 PM EST Watch out Beyonce and Katy Perry. There's another diva set to perform during the inauguration festivities - Lady Gaga.   A person familiar with the inauguration tells The Associated Press that the pop star will perform at Tuesday's ball for White House staffers. The source spoke on…

  2. Beyonce, Katy Perry & Kelly Clarkson Star at Packed Inauguration

    January 18, 2013 5:00 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the president. President Barack Obama's…

  3. Obama Inaugural Events: Katy Perry, Usher and 'Glee' Cast Among Performers

    January 11, 2013 7:05 AM EST President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers. Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars planning to sing at Obama's inaugural galas…

  4. Anthrax Guitarist Departs as Band Gears Up for Busy 2013

    January 04, 2013 5:00 PM EST There's a major change afoot for Anthrax as it prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. Lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing. In a statement, Caggiano -- whose two stints with Anthrax ran from…

  5. Nolwenn Leroy Sets U.S. Debut: Listen to 'Moonlight Shadow'

    December 28, 2012 10:50 AM EST French pop star Nolwenn Leroy is returning to America. The singer, who spent a year in small town Ohio as an exchange student, is releasing her U.S. debut "Nolwenn" via Decca on January 8. The album, an eclectic collection of standards and Celtic songs, is already a major hit in…

  6. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100,000 copies of the album in its first week.…

  7. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. 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 our charts are…

  8. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  9. Lady Gaga Among Buyers at Michael Jackson Costume Auction

    December 03, 2012 8:05 AM EST Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly…

  10. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  11. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable performances. This week, amidst Obama's…

  12. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable performances. This week, amidst Obama's…

  13. Motorhead's Lemmy: 'Please Don't Vote for Mitt Romney'

    November 05, 2012 9:35 PM EST While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has earned the support of hard-rock icons such as Meat Loaf and Ted Nugent, there's one metal hero he hasn't convinced. DECISION 2012: Videos | Photos | Latest Headlines Exclusive Video: Gay Rights, Health Care, Small Biz on…

  14. 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…

  15. Snoop Lion on 'Reincarnation' Release, Positivity and 'Pocket Like It's Hot'

    October 23, 2012 9:23 PM EDT Snoop Lion will share his Jamaican journey in February, the rapper-turned-reggae star told Billboard.com on Tuesday. The documentary film "Reincarnation" will come first with a theatrical release, with the album of the same -- recorded in Jamaica with Diplo 's Major Lazer --…

  16. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the top of their game. "No retreat, believe…

  17. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night endorsing Obama's re-election, saying he…

  18. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  19. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the only multiple winners…

  20. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan Beatty (Age 16) On his way to becoming…

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