1. Lily Allen Is Not Crazy: The Outspoken Brit Talks 'Sheezus' Comeback Album

    April 08, 2014 4:50 PM EDT Her five years off were packed with lows (meltdowns, label shakeups) and highs (marriage, kids), but with new album "Sheezus," pop's outspoken Brit is ready to put behind the "ego and narcissism" of her early work and prove what a nice person she is — but not before…

  2. Girls' Generation, TVXQ! Drop New English Songs for 'Make Your Move' Film: Listen

    April 07, 2014 8:20 PM EDT The Korean superstars contribute new tracks for the film 'Make Your Move' starring Derek Hough and BoA After Billboard premiered the video for "Let Me In" -- the lead single off the soundtrack to the "Make Your Move" -- the full album is now available,…

  3. Madonna's $2,500 Bra Goes Missing From Shoot

    April 04, 2014 8:49 PM EDT Madonna has always been known for her brazen choice of brassieres. And decades after her infamous cone bra took flight, the Material Girl is embroiled in a bra scandal after a pricey underpinning went missing from the set of a New York photo shoot last month. According to DNAinfo.com , a $2…

  4. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  5. Nick Cannon Defends 'Whiteface' Alter Ego

    March 31, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Nick Cannon is once again defending the white alter ego he created to promote his upcoming album. The "America's Got Talent" host -- who created a controversy when he posted Instagram photos and videos in which he's sporting whiteface, red hair, a beanie hat and plaid…

  6. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  7. Josh Thompson Ready to 'Turn It Up' on Second Album: 'It's Definitely More of a Party'

    March 28, 2014 7:00 PM EDT Josh Thompson will release his sophomore album, "Turn It Up," this coming Tuesday. It's been four years since his debut album "Way Out Here," and he says he can't wait for fans to hear what he has been up to. "It's about time," he tells Billboard. …

  8. Kim Kardashian 'Honored' to be on Vogue Cover with Kanye West Despite Criticism: Video

    March 26, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Kim Kardashian knows she and Kanye West weren't a conventional choice for the cover of Vogue, but she told Seth Meyers on Tuesday's "Late Night" that being part of many firsts in their selection makes it mean even more to them. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Cover Vogue …

  9. Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface to Plug 'White People Party Music' Album

    March 25, 2014 1:15 PM EDT Nick Cannon sparked an online debate by posting photos and video clips to his Instagram account that introduced his white alter ego, Connor Smallnut, featuring the "America's Got Talent" host wearing whiteface and red hair, and dressed in a beanie hat and a plaid shirt. The…

  10. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  11. Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, Found Dead at 50

    March 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT The frontman for gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar has died. Police have confirmed earlier reports that Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening. The singer was 50. A Richmond police spokesperson told CBS 6  and the…

  12. Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT To celebrate its 25th anniversary on March 21, here's our track-by-track look back at Madonna's classic studio album, 1989's "Like A Prayer." By early 1989, the world had come to know Madonna as a dance-pop provocateur with quirky-sexy style. She was the…

  13. Orange Caramel Become Mermaids & Sushi in Adorably Bizarre 'Catallena' Video: Watch

    March 12, 2014 9:45 PM EDT The quirky K-pop trio combine Indian disco and Pakistani folk music for a scrumptious single It's a twisted tale of three little mermaids in Orange Caramel's "Catallena" video. The quirky female trio -- a sub-unit of sexy girl group After School -- returns with a new disco…

  14. Carlos Vives Serenades Wife at BMI Latin Music Awards: 'How Can I Not Write Beautiful Songs?'

    March 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Award acceptance speeches are usually the kind of thing one tolerates politely. But Carlos Vives took things to a whole new level during the BMI Latin Music Awards March 11 when he got up to perform after accepting the BMI President’s award. Playing with a five-piece, pared-down version of…

  15. Justin Bieber DUI Trial Delayed Until May

    March 11, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Justin Bieber's Miami Beach trial date has been postponed until May 5, it was determined at a hearing Tuesday. Related Articles Justin Bieber Makes Surprise SXSW Performance, Dedicates Song To Selena Gomez: Watch Justin Bieber Flashes Contempt in Deposition Footage: Watch Police Release…

  16. Katy Perry Plays Weather Girl for Australian News Show: Watch

    March 05, 2014 10:52 AM EST Katy Perry is finding some solid goof-around time on her trip to Australia, invading the 7 Sunrise news broadcast in Sydney on Wednesday morning (Mar. 5) to deliver a hilarious, mispronunciation-laden weather report. John Travolta would be proud. Standing next to hosts Sam Armytage and David…

  17. Nicole Atkins on Taking Risks, Getting a Boost From Bruce Springsteen

    March 04, 2014 6:33 PM EST Nicole Atkins gives all props to Bruce Springsteen for helping her exceed the PledgeMusic campaign goal for her new album, "Slow Phaser" -- by a long shot. Seems Atkins met her fellow New Jersey singer-songwriter a couple years ago at the annual Light of Day benefit concert to…

  18. Mia Dyson, 'When We're Older': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 04, 2014 12:49 PM EST Australian singer-songwriter Mia Dyson will return with a new album this June, and the first taste of her fifth full-length is the captivating single "When We're Older." Listen to the song exclusively at Billboard.com below: The singer, songwriter and guitarist has been a…

  19. De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 03, 2014 10:20 AM EST Twenty-five years ago today (March 3), De La Soul's seminal debut LP, "3 Feet High and Rising," was released. Widely-regarded as one of the best records of its era, and now almost universally praised, it's among the finest projects spawned by the Native Tongue…

  20. Oscars 2014: Pink Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' With 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

    March 02, 2014 11:22 PM EST Pink had a memorable Oscar debut, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The singer took the Academy Awards stage Sunday following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg to perform one of Judy Garland's most memorable songs, "Somewhere Over the…

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