1. Martin Solveig on Twittercisms: ‘I Don’t Need to Justify Anything’

    May 31, 2013 5:28 PM EDT DJ/Producer Martin Solveig defends his “mainstream” focus and talks new potential hit “Hey Now.” Aside from legions of fanatical fans, millions of dollars, and international acclaim, Madonna and Justin Bieber apparently have one other thing in common: they’re both fans of Martin Solveig.…

  2. CODER Picks of the Week: Disclosure, Sinead Harnett, Axwell & More

    May 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Disclosure: "When A Fire Starts To Burn" (PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope) From the opening crack of “When A Fire Starts…

  3. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  4. Movement Detroit Day 1: Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker Bring the Beats

    May 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker highlight Movement Detroit, the country's most music-focused dance fest. But for many in the crowd, the festival itself is the thing. "She was definitely on acid. Because, you know, when you're rolling [on ecstasy], you&…

  5. Forever The Sickest Kids, 'Nice To Meet You': Exclusive Song/Lyric Video Premiere

    May 24, 2013 1:56 PM EDT Pop-rock quartet Forever The Sickest Kids will return on June 25 with new album "J.A.C.K.," and after previewing the full-length with the single "Chin Up Kid," the Dallas group has offered another glimpse at its third studio effort. "Nice To Meet You" will be…

  6. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  7. High School Choir Picked to Join Rolling Stones in Vegas

    May 10, 2013 8:46 PM EDT You can't always get what you want. Unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Green Valley High School choir and you want a chance to sing onstage with the Rolling Stones. The Henderson school's choir will join the Stones at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday…

  8. Chris Brown's Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing: Report

    May 07, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Singer also confirms he and Rihanna are off-again... again Chris Brown was aboard a private jet on Monday when the cockpit filled with smoke, forcing the Gulfstream 3 to make an emergency landing. According to a TMZ source , Brown's flight from Burbank, Calif. to Teterboro, NJ was…

  9. Bubbling Under: Bastille Breaks In The U.S.

    April 18, 2013 4:42 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: Bastille, Unlikely Candidates, Lennon & Maisy, and J. Peguero   Bastille Four acts boast a top 10 hit on both the Official…

  10. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  11. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  12. Lady Gaga Brings 'Born This Way Ball' to Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 21, 2013 10:30 AM EST "I would like you all to have a Lady Gaga hangover in the morning," the pop star told the Staples Center crowd. Lady Gaga brought her "Born This Way Ball" to L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday night (Jan. 20) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the venue, and…

  13. Jack Black Talks Tenacious D's Grammy Nod, What He Hates About Performing

    December 12, 2012 2:40 PM EST Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D -- known as The D to their followers -- shattered six years of silence in 2012 with their third record, "Rize of the Fenix," which recently captured a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Billboard checked in with Black about the long wait…

  14. Morrissey Goes Shirtless, Inspires Rowdiness at NYC Show

    October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT "Are you feeling anything?" Morrissey asked the crowd on Wednesday night (October 10) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Are you still breathing? How the hell do you know?" The crowd was definitely feeling something: entranced, enthralled, and left wanting more --…

  15. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  16. 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&…

  17. Lana Del Rey Mourns a Lost Love in 'Summertime Sadness' Video

    July 20, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Keeping the buzz alive while sticking with sepia-tones and a healthy dose of melodramatics, Lana Del Rey probes a crumbling relationship in the music video for "Summertime Sadness," a cut off her debut album, "Born to Die." Starring Del Rey and actress Jaime King (wife of…

  18. Usher Family Friend Under Investigation After Stepson Jet Ski Collision

    July 09, 2012 8:01 PM EDT Jeffrey S. Hubbard is under investigation following a jet ski collision that left 11-year-old Kyle Glover brain-dead, the New York Daily News reports. Glover, Usher 's stepson with ex-wife Tameka Foster, was hit along with a 15-year-old girl in Georgia's Lake Lanier on Friday. The…

  19. Usher's Stepson in Critical Condition After Jet Ski Accident

    July 08, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Kyle Glover, the 11-year-old stepson of R&B star Usher , has reportedly been declared brain dead following a tragic jet ski accident in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday (July 6.) According to TMZ , Glover and a 15-year-old friend were floating on inner tubes in Georgia's Lake Lanier when they…

  20. R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. Kellz' signature impelling vocals sheen…

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