1. 10 Things Seen and Heard at the 2014 BET Awards

    June 30, 2014 1:03 AM EDT From Lionel Riche’s tribute to Nicki Minaj’s onstage bunny co-star, Billboard runs down what you didn’t see on TV. The BET Awards red carpet was hot—literally—at about 80 degrees, but that didn’t stop the entertainment industry from sashaying in style and looking mighty fab -- from…

  2. Ed Sheeran, 'x': Track-By-Track Review

    June 23, 2014 6:36 PM EDT From the start, Ed Sheeran has demonstrated a skill for shrugging off the conventions of mainstream pop while still managing to enjoy its successes: His breakthrough radio single focused on a crack-addled prostitute. "The A Team," from Sheeran's debut album, "+" …

  3. Lana Del Rey Blasts Interviewer Over 'I Wish I Was Dead' Quote

    June 20, 2014 11:26 AM EDT "His leading questions about death and persona were calculated," Del Rey writes regarding recent interview. Lana Del Rey lost all of her shades of cool on Twitter last night, attacking the interviewer who recently profiled the pop singer and quoted her saying "I wish I was dead…

  4. Jennifer Lopez Performs 'Tight Pants' Song With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

    June 10, 2014 10:31 AM EDT Out promoting her new album "A.K.A.," Jennifer Lopez stopped by "The Tonight Show" and got into a heated sing-off with Jimmy Fallon. The issue? Some very tight white pants. Fallon prances onstage singing, "No one else around is wearing tight pants," though it…

  5. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  6. 'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Threatened to Kick Linda Out of Wings and More

    June 09, 2014 5:44 PM EDT In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking  Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock'n'roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period  in the legendary rock…

  7. Governors Ball 2014: The Strokes Return to NYC, Rock Classics-Filled Set

    June 08, 2014 12:40 PM EDT The Strokes never toured behind their 2013 album "Comedown Machine," so now that the New York garage-rockers are starting to come out of hiding for some gigs, it feels like a belated album cycle is kicking into gear. The group played Governors Ball on Saturday. GOVERNORS 2014 BALL…

  8. American Authors Look to Add 'Ryan Tedder Touch' to Next Album

    June 03, 2014 2:45 PM EDT This past weekend's KROQ Weenie Roast marked a milestone for up and coming New York-based pop/rockers American Authors. "We just moved to a tour bus. We've known each other and we've been playing music together for seven years. We all live in the same small apartment back…

  9. The Never Ending Song Premiere: Hear 'Mulholland Drive' From Debby Ryan's Band

    June 03, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Listen to the preview of the group's upcoming "One" EP, launching at Billboard.com. Debby Ryan, the star of Disney Channel's "Jessie" and formerly of "The Suite Life on Deck," also has grand musical ambitions as the leader of the band the Never…

  10. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Outfits: Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott & More Talk Designing

    May 28, 2014 1:50 PM EDT When Katy Perry began plotting the Prismatic tour - her worldwide jaunt in support of her "Prism" album and the follow-up outing to 2011's candy-coated California Dreams tour - one thing was clear: "We went into this tour knowing the costumes had to be bigger and better…

  11. Tupac's Last Words: 'F**k You,' Says First Responder Cop (Report)

    May 25, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Ex-Metro cop Chris Carroll alleges Shakur purposely kept mum about his killers A new interview with the Las Vegas police officer who was first on the scene when Tupac Shakur was fatally shot outside the MGM Grand in 1996 alleges that the 25-year-old rapper's last words were a kiss-off to…

  12. The Juice Podcast 5/16/14: Mac Miller Talks 'Faces' Mixtape & Drugs; ItsTheReal Co-Host

    May 16, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Less than a week after releasing his 24-song mixtape, "Faces" (May 12), Mac Miller calls in for this week's episode of The Juice Podcast. With ItsTheReal's Eric and Jeff Rosenthal as co-hosts, the third episode features Mac Miller elaborating on the making of "Faces…

  13. Melanie Martinez EP Premiere: Hear 'The Voice' Alum's 'Dollhouse'

    May 13, 2014 12:42 PM EDT On May 19, Melanie Martinez will finally release her debut EP, "Dollhouse," nearly a year and a half after becoming a finalist on season 3 of "The Voice." The New York singer-songwriter's striking first collection of songs will be officially released next week on…

  14. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

  15. Sia Taps 'Dance Moms' Star For 'Chandelier' Video: Watch

    May 06, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The fact that Sia is not starring in her "Chandelier" music video is not a surprise -- after all, the notoriously press-shy pop chanteuse declined to appear on Billboard's cover last fall without a paper bag covering her face. Instead, the "Chandelier" clip, which…

  16. Little Movement on K-Pop Hot 100 As Industry Grieves Sewol Ferry Disaster

    April 28, 2014 6:39 PM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond South Korea's entertainment industry has been on a complete hold with artists halting promotions, as well as canceling forthcoming concerts and events in respect to the recent Sewol ferry disaster that took place in Korea on…

  17. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  18. Josh Turner Tackles 'Man Stuff' in First Book

    April 25, 2014 5:30 PM EDT Since he made his Billboard chart debut in 2002, Josh Turner has been one of the most consistent recording artists in the country format, with hits such as "Time Is Love," "Your Man," and "Firecracker" to his credit. Coming up on Tuesday, the MCA Nashville…

  19. 15 Non-Rappers Rapping: James Franco, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon & More

    April 22, 2014 4:55 PM EDT White men may not be able to jump, but that doesn't stop some of them -- or anyone else, really -- from trying to rap. News anchor Brian Williams has added Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" to an impressive resume of rap song covers (including Sugar Hill Gang's  "…

  20. FKA Twigs Dazzles New York on First U.S. Tour

    April 18, 2014 1:37 PM EDT The tastemakers' darling announced she'll be working on her debut record following her return to England. FKA twigs is finally ready for the stage. Last night the R&B experimentalist emerged from her lair of mystery to mesmerize a small audience at a converted West Village strip…

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