1. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  2. Nelson Mandela's Death: Artists React on Twitter

    December 05, 2013 6:16 PM EST On Thursday, Dec. 5, iconic civil rights leader Nelson Mandela died at age 95 in his Johannesburg home. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," said South African President Jacob Zuma as he announced Mandela's passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people…

  3. David Guetta Projecting New Video on UN HQ

    November 22, 2013 5:32 PM EST For his first single in two years, David Guetta has teamed with the United Nations to project his new music video on the UN headquarters building in New York City today (Nov. 22), World Humanitarian Day, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event will be broadcast on Livestream and via Guetta's…

  4. CODE First Play: SALM featuring Dan Black, 'Toy Spark Gun'

    November 20, 2013 12:32 PM EST Paris is on fire. While the house revival of 2013 has pulled focus to London, across the Channel, there are some fresh new sounds emerging from the City of Lights, including electro duo SALM (SomethingALaMode). A listen to their new single, “Toy Spark Gun” featuring Dan Black, will have you…

  5. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  6. Broadway Musical 'Big Fish' Gets The Hook

    November 11, 2013 1:37 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  7. Lorde's 'Royals' Scores Global Samsung Commercial: Watch

    October 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Lorde has yet to sign a publishing deal, but she's already landed her first global synch license. "Royals" is featured heavily in a new global commercial for Samsung, promoting the consumer tech company's Gear product and featuring the song's lyrics sung performed…

  8. Chester Bennington Releases First EP With Stone Temple Pilots, Plots Future With Linkin Park

    October 07, 2013 11:37 AM EDT STP's new EP "High Rise" figures to be the first of many Bennington releases, but the singer's priority is still Linkin Park Stone Temple Pilots plan is that "High Rise," the group's first EP with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, will be the first of…

  9. Stone Temple Pilots Announce 'High Rise' EP

    August 29, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Three months after adding Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington to the group, alt-rock veterans Stone Temple Pilots announced on Thursday that they'll release a five-song EP next month... under a slightly altered moniker. Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington will release "…

  10. Black Dave, 'Take It Back': Exclusive Video Premiere

    August 21, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Earlier this year pro-skateboarder-turned-rapper, Black Dave, dropped "Muthafuck My Enemies," a menacing track that included bragged raps to angry lines about crooked cops and George Zimmerman. Now, the self-proclaimed "Black Bart" returns with the video for "…

  11. Billboard Argentina Launches With Charly Garcia Cover

    August 07, 2013 6:04 PM EDT Billboard will debut its first Spanish-language edition with Billboard Argentina, which launched this week. The monthly, glossy publication will be Billboard's 5th international property joining Brazil, Russia, South Korea and Japan.  Billboard Argentina, published by Sociedad de…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  13. Scott Weiland on His STP Replacement: ‘I Don’t Think Chester Did It In a Spiteful Way’

    August 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Though there's certainly no love, or legalities, lost between Scott Weiland and the other founding members of Stone Temple Pilots, the singer bears no ill will towards his replacement, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. "I've known Chester for a long time. I got to be…

  14. Scott Weiland Countersuing Stone Temple Pilots

    June 03, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Scott Weiland is filing a $7 million countersuit against his fellow co-founders of Stone Temple Pilots, claiming they do not have the legal right to remove him from the band and asking a judge to bar their use of the name going forward. "How do you expel a man from the band that he…

  15. Scott Weiland Says New STP Incarnation "Not Stone Temple Pilots"

    May 25, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Scott Weiland has seen the newest incarnation of Stone Temple Pilots -- one minus him, plus Linkin Park's Chester Bennington -- and he's not happy. In a message posted to his website addressed to his fans, the ex-frontman of the '90s rock icons rails against his former…

  16. Stone Temple Pilots Hire Linkin Park's Chester Bennington As New Vocalist

    May 20, 2013 1:55 PM EDT "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," says STP guitarist Dean DeLeo. With Scott Weiland newly ousted from Stone Temple Pilots, the long-running alternative rock outfit has brought in Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as its new vocalist.…

  17. Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer Music Prize

    April 15, 2013 8:00 PM EDT The 30-year-old musician won for "Partita for 8 Voices," an a cappella composition. Caroline Shaw isn't your typical Pulitzer Prize for music winner. The violinist and vocalist is just 30, a freelance musician in New York, a grad student at Princeton University and an all…

  18. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  19. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dead at 68

    March 06, 2013 2:00 PM EST "He was an inspiration for a generation of guitar players," says Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons British blues rock great Alvin Lee, a guitarist and singer whose scorching performance at Woodstock propelled his band Ten Years After to wide fame, died on Wednesday of "…

  20. Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland

    February 27, 2013 11:37 AM EST Scott Weiland has been fired from the Stone Temple Pilots, the alternative rock band he has fronted since 1986, the group announced in a one-line statement on Wednesday. No other information has been given on the termination and a rep for the band has not responded at press time. The band&…

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