1. 10 Hottest Holiday Albums of 2012

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST If it seems like everyone is putting out a Christmas album this year, it's no coincidence: holiday albums have become one of the few surefire ways to still sell music. Not only was Michael Buble's "Christmas" the second biggest seller last year, the top 200 holiday albums…

  2. Bubbling Under: Family Of The Year Keeps Radio's Folk Revival Rolling

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Family of the Year, Sarah Darling, Gold Fields and Trinidad James. Family of the Year Los Angeles-based Family of the Year …

  3. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 million at the box office from 10 concerts in nine…

  4. They Might Be Giants Q&A: In The Studio With The Nerd-Rock Kings

    November 16, 2012 11:00 AM EST John Linell and John Flansburgh discuss their follow-up to "Join Us," due out next year. In a studio on the edge of Manhattan's Garment District, John Linell and John Flansburgh are all ears as an onslaught of horns pour out of the speakers. The two friends behind perennial…

  5. Mick Jagger Cracks Petraeus Joke at 'Hurricane' Premiere

    November 14, 2012 5:50 PM EST You, me and Mick Jagger… we've all heard about the spectacular downfall of former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned this week after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. With the scandal mushrooming into a larger mess -- FBI + threatening…

  6. Rolling Stones Flee After Fans Invade Stage in 1965 'Charlie' Clip

    November 12, 2012 4:30 PM EST In 1965, Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham commissioned director Peter Whitehead to shoot cinema verite footage of the group's two-day September Irish tour in an effort, as he put it, to let the lads get their "celluloid legs" and see who most captivated the camera…

  7. Rolling Stones Rip Through Paris Club Set

    October 25, 2012 6:50 PM EDT The Rolling Stones warmed up for their upcoming string of arena dates with a raucous 12-song gig at the LaTrabendo club in Paris on Thursday. Six hundred lucky bastards fans witnessed the reunification of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, who played fast and loose…

  8. Main Attrakionz Talks 'Bossalini & Fooliyones' Debut & Career Start

    October 19, 2012 4:10 PM EDT It's hard to think of a better poster child for breakthrough music in the digital age than Main Attrakionz. Every step of the way, the Oakland, Calif.-based rap duo's success has been fueled by technology. The group's early, DIY recordings were created on a cheap, at-home Pro…

  9. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid to Talk 'X Factor' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's "X Factor," will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking…

  10. Rolling Stones Spell 'Doom and Gloom' in New Single

    October 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have released new single "Doom and Gloom," the rollicking product of the legendary band's widely hyped first studio session in seven years. The song, produced by Don Was , appears on the group's upcoming collection "Grrr! Greatest Hits" out…

  11. Rolling Stones Add More Live Dates, Says Touring Member

    October 09, 2012 8:00 PM EDT "I feel like it's kind of winding down," Bobby Keys tells Billboard. "This may be sort of the 'Sayonara, see you later, keep in touch'" More signs have surfaced pointing to some special Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows taking place before the year'…

  12. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Argue on 'American Idol' Set: Report

    October 02, 2012 11:10 PM EDT As soon as Nicki Minaj was announced as one of the four judges on 'American Idol,' rumors of tension between herself and Mariah Carey spread. Mariah would allegedly interrupt Minaj as the cameras rolled, according to TMZ . During a press conference on Sept. 17, Mariah made light of…

  13. Hooked: 'Cruel Summer' Heels, Lady Gaga's Rap Debut, Azealia Banks in Paris

    October 01, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Hear Lady Gaga rap at Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show, see where Azealia Banks performed at Paris Fashion Week, and find out who designed heels for Kanye West in Hooked -- this week's round-up of the latest in music and fashion news. Giuseppe Zanotti Designs "Cruel Summer"…

  14. Grammys Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl Releases From Cher Lloyd, Muse

    September 26, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The rush of late-September album releases can only mean one thing: It's the end of the Grammy Awards eligibility period. Superstars, critical darlings and Grammy bait litter the September release calendar in order to make the Sept. 30 cutoff for Grammy Awards consideration. (The 2012…

  15. Rolling Stones Doc 'Charlie Is My Darling' Restored, Captures Band at Early Peak

    September 18, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Archival Footage From 1965 Tour Shows Band's Primal Energy, Hysterical Fans, Camaraderie In September of 1965, the Rolling Stones did a quick two-city tour of Ireland on the heels of the success of their latest single, "Satisfaction." Inspired by the Beatles "Hard Days…

  16. 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…

  17. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

  18. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift,…

  19. Azealia Banks Kicks Off NYFW With SPIN/Refinery29 Show

    September 06, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's safe to assume that majority of the crowd at last night's SPIN and Refinery29's NYFW event watched Azealia Banks perform from behind cellphone screens. It was the only way to catch a glimpse of the purple-tressed rapstress and her two dancers as people packed in tight…

  20. 2NE1 Invades America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Phenomenon

    August 23, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Billboard exclusively goes backstage at K-Pop darlings 2NE1's first U.S. arena show. "I have to kill it. They've been waiting so long, I just have to kill it," says CL, leader of K-pop sensation 2NE1 . It's almost 9:30 p.m. and she and her bandmember's Prudential…

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