1. Will.i.am & 2NE1's 'Take The World On' English Collab Revealed

    March 14, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Last year it was announced that will.i.am and 2NE1 would team up. Rumors and reports swirled that the Black Eyed Peas frontman would produce the K-pop girl group's English debut album. (It was also reported that the foursome would be featured on Will's “#willpower” solo album.) To…

  2. SISTAR19 on No. 1 Streak, Being Labeled Sexy and Not Slowing Down: Exclusive

    March 05, 2013 6:00 PM EST If one thing has become clear in K-pop, when SISTAR releases a new single--all other acts should hide. The female foursome led with the inaugural No. 1 on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart with up-tempo single "So Cool." Since then, the group has reached No. 1 with each…

  3. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Acquitted in Fan Death: 'I Am a Free Man'

    March 05, 2013 9:28 AM EST Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been acquitted by a court in the Czech Republic in the concert death of one of the metal band's fans. Blythe was accused of pushing Daniel Nosek, 19, from the stage during a 2010 concert in Prague. The man hit his head on the concrete floor…

  4. Trend Beats: A$AP Rocky Talks About the Facemask

    March 04, 2013 2:50 PM EST We're not sure what musicians have to hide, but when we spotted Justin Bieber in a facemask, we knew this was the new trend to watch. Since Michael Jackson thrilling back in the '80s, the act of face covering has been on the scene. Recently fashion designers like Rick Owens,…

  5. Lady Gaga Cancels Remaining Tour Dates for Surgery

    February 13, 2013 7:50 PM EST The pop star has suffered a labral tear to her right hip, halting the Born This Way Ball The remaining dates of Lady Gaga 's Born This Way Ball have been cancelled, Live Nation confirmed on Wednesday. "After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it…

  6. Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Dates Due to Joint Inflammation

    February 12, 2013 5:58 PM EST "I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now," Gaga writes. Pop superstar and absolute road warrior Lady Gaga has forced herself to take an unexpected breather: the singer has postponed four performances on her Born This Way Ball trek…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  8. 615 Spotlight: The Lone Bellow

    December 19, 2012 1:30 PM EST Meet the Brooklyn Band With a 'Wall of Voices' This week, you can consider the 615 Spotlight a preview of an act who just might be one of the "Next Big Things" for 2013 -- The Lone Bellow. A trio consisting of lead singer Zach Williams, mandolin player Kanene Pipkin, and…

  9. Earl Sweatshirt Releases New Song 'Chum': Listen

    November 02, 2012 4:50 PM EDT "One, two….. THREE! NU TREATS," Earl Sweatshirt tweeted, before unexpectedly dropping a new song yesterday (Thurs., Nov. 1) via his tumblr, Soap On My Lawn . Over a piano loop, Earl spits about his once-absent father, relationship with Tyler (of Odd Future) and his inner thoughts: …

  10. Prince Tears Roof Off Sayers Club at Secret Hollywood Show

    October 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Prince played a surprise show in Los Angeles on Thursday night -- and Billboard correspondent DJ Skee was there. Below, his inside look at an intimate night with the Purple one . It all started when someone whispered to me, asking if I wanted to check out Prince's secret show. Despite my…

  11. Christina Aguilera: 'I'm Very Comfortable With My Body'

    October 09, 2012 5:00 PM EDT After fabricated quotes on being a "fat girl" went viral last week, the real Christina Aguilera doesn't have anything to hide. The singer appears nude on the cover of her forthcoming album, "Lotus," and told reporters at the American Music Awards nominations…

  12. Grizzly Bear Celebrates 'Shields' at Radio City Music Hall

    September 25, 2012 1:40 PM EDT The Grizzly Bear show at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Sept. 24) was a homecoming as well as a celebration of new album "Shields," but it also felt like a series of acceptance speeches. But what was the award? Indie rock's most consistent act?…

  13. Album Review: Deadmau5, 'Album Title Goes Here'

    September 17, 2012 8:00 PM EDT DEADMAU5 › Album Title Goes Here ‹ Producer Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But before he does, Deadmau5 is unleashing a new studio release, …

  14. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic collections that had defined runways for the…

  15. 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&…

  16. Ab-Soul's Timeline: The Rapper's Life From 5 Years Old to Now

    August 08, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Ab-Soul takes us on a journey through his 25-year life in five-year intervals. "Man… At 25, I lost my world and I got the world at the same time," Ab-Soul said, hours before stepping on stage at his first headlining New York show. "'The Book of Soul,'" I say,…

  17. Passion Pit, 'Gossamer': Track-By-Track Review

    July 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Listening to "Gossamer" is only getting half the story of Passion Pit 's much-anticipated sophomore album. As detailed in Larry Fitzmaurice's excellent recent feature on the group for Pitchfork , Michael Angelakos, the frontman and mastermind of the Boston-born electro-pop…

  18. 'Dark Knight' Dedications: The 5 Best Songs About Batman

    July 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been four long years of waiting, but "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, finally hits theaters this weekend. To celebrate what may be Christian Bale's final run as DC Comics' Dark Knight, we've put together a…

  19. Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Ashes and Roses' Documents Tough 5 Years

    June 15, 2012 4:05 PM EDT M ary Chapin Carpenter has enjoyed one of folk and country music's most critically acclaimed careers for over 20 years. Albums such as "Shooting Straight In The Dark" (1990) and "Stones In The Road" (1994) have earned her a reputation as one of the most honest singer…

  20. Justin Bieber Goes Head-to-Head With Glass Wall, Wins

    June 01, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Later in Paris, the Teen Superstar Serenades Fans on a Hotel Balcony: Watch Justin Bieber has had a rough go of it in Europe this week. While filming a performance for his upcoming NBC special "Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World" in Paris on Thursday, the singer passed out…

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