1. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' Album Leaks: 10 Sad (and Hilarious) Tweets It Inspired

    September 16, 2013 3:24 PM EDT Sunday (Sept. 15) night was a regular one in the Twitter world, filled with some “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Newsroom” HBO spoilers, NFL fodder and other randomness. And then Drake’s forthcoming “Nothing Was the Same” album came (out Sept. 24), via leak. It’s no secret that the rapper…

  2. Nirvana's 'In Utero' At 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    September 13, 2013 1:44 PM EDT To celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 14, here's our track-by-track look back at Nirvana's classic third studio album, 1993's "In Utero." Nirvana, and especially frontman Kurt Cobain, was hardly the first rock 'n' roll band to hate being loved.…

  3. Lorde Q&A: New Zealand Star On Next Single, Nicki Minaj & Staying Mysterious

    September 10, 2013 3:15 PM EDT "I'm definitely an observer in social situations -- I like to listen, and figure out what's being said and what's happening," the 16-year-old singer tells Billboard. Little was known of Lorde when her mesmerizing debut single "Royals" first entered…

  4. Lorde: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 06, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Meet your new alt-rock heroine: how an unknown 16-year-old from New Zealand became the most sought-after new artist of the year This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "In a perfect world, I would never do any interviews," Ella…

  5. Bubbling Under: Myla Smith Going 'Places'; Iggy Azalea's 'Work' Impresses

    August 30, 2013 10:00 AM 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: Myla Smith, Iggy Azalea, Anaysha Figueroa, Elizaveta MYLA SMITH For four years after graduating from the University of Memphis…

  6. Outside Lands Webcast: Watch Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Perform Live

    August 09, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Outside Lands 2013 is bringing three huge days of music featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and more to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 9-11) and thanks to fest's live webcast, you can watch many of the performances from the comfort of…

  7. Nirvana's 'In Utero' Set for Extensive Re-Issue

    July 30, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The swan song from quite possibly the most influential band of the last 25 years will be receiving the re-issue treatment this fall on a multi-format release. In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release "In Utero" with a slew of sonic…

  8. 'Glee' Actor Mike O'Malley Says Cory Monteith was Show's Leader

    July 29, 2013 1:03 AM EDT "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show. O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that Monteith…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  10. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora

    July 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger rocked a burst of color on the red carpet for the London auditions of “The X Factor” at Wembley Arena on July 15, 2013 in London, England…

  11. Republican Congressman Trey Radel Reviews Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    July 16, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Republican congressman Trey Radel may swing right on political policies but his musical tastes are probably far from what you would expect a conventional GOPer to be. Radel, who represents Florida's 19th district, is a massive Jay-Z fan and took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to…

  12. Lester Chambers Attacked After Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin: Family

    July 15, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Lester Chambers, a key member of soul-rock group The Chambers Brothers, was attacked on stage in Hayward, California on Saturday night after apparently dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin. The 73-year-old Chambers was performing at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival when a woman,…

  13. Cory Monteith: Thoughts on Losing 'Glee's Heartbeat

    July 14, 2013 11:00 PM EDT "Finn was our hero, our everyman" Early Sunday morning (late Saturday night on the west coast) my phone began to light up with text messages. First it was rumors that "Glee" star Cory Monteith had passed away, and then came condolences once the Vancouver police…

  14. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  15. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, only to be followed by…

  16. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  17. Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics to Justin Timberlake-Assisted, 'Holy Grail'

    June 24, 2013 12:28 PM EDT The song references Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' lyrics. Jay-Z is surely not the first rapper to name drop Kurt Cobain in his music, but he may be the first to use the iconic rocker's lyrics. Courtney Love told Huffington Post that she gave Jay-Z permission to use…

  18. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  19. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  20. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

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