1. Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash Talk Hounds of Hell tour

    October 28, 2013 6:03 PM EDT “Just quote him saying ‘blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah,’” Tommy Trash says, mocking his Hounds of Hell tourmate Wolfgang Gartner. The two have been storming the continent over the last month, delivering a decisively devilish and unabashedly brash audio assault to anyone who dared…

  2. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Mikky Ekko and Switch, Skrillex and Alvin Risk, heRobust and More

    October 18, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Mikky Ekko: “Kids” (Switch remix) [RCA] Diplo’s former Major Lazer partner Switch (aka Dave Taylor), understands both the…

  4. Cashius Green, 'Right Now': Exclusive Album Stream

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Cashius Green continues to prove he's an artist to watch. Months after the release of his "Pisces" EP, the rapper comes with an addictive release titled " Right Now ." The five-song effort, "Right Now," to debut tomorrow (Oct. 15), features Cashius Green…

  5. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  6. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  7. Midnight Red Puts 'Finishing Touches' on RedOne-Produced Debut Album

    October 08, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Fresh off the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB tour, the "All American Boy Band" looks ahead When discussing Midnight Red, member Joey Diggs, Jr. describes the five-man ensemble as the "All American Boy Band." When you look at the geographic representation of the members, you…

  8. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  9. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year's host Snoop Dogg and more made their…

  10. 21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors 2013

    September 25, 2013 12:26 PM EDT 0 They've got hit records, millions of fans, and the kind of success most musicians only dream of -- and they can't even legally uncork a bottle of champagne to celebrate their success. Welcome to Billboard.com's 2013 edition of 21 Under 21, our annual ranking…

  11. 15. Joey Bada$$: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 12:01 PM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: January 20, 1995 (Age 18) Why He's Hot: Joey Bada$$ turned heads in 2013 when the Broooklyn rapper released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, "1999." Him and his crew, Pro Era, have breathed a fresh of breath air to New York. He&…

  12. 16. Tori Kelly: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: December 14, 1992 (age 20) Why She's Hot: Victoria Kelly's ascent began with a slew of popular YouTube clips featuring her covering both current and classic cuts. (Her takes on Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Michael Jackson's …

  13. 14. Miguelito: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 9:34 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 (age 14)   Why He's Hot: At 14 years old, Puerto Rican singer Miguelito already boasts a Latin Grammy and a multi-million dollar branding business that includes "Miguelito" vitamins, clothing line, videogame, summer camp,…

  14. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, country and hip-hop and collaborating with Lou…

  15. Drake: Kendrick Lamar Is 'Not Murdering Me, At All, In Any Platform' (Exclusive)

    August 30, 2013 4:00 PM EDT "It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me," he says of Lamar's incendiary "Control" verse. "That's all it was" In the new Billboard cover story , Drake says he's made it a habit to ignore all commentary about him online, positive or…

  16. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The Billboard Cover Story

    August 30, 2013 12:12 PM EDT From the bottom to the voice of his generation, Drake has sold 4.5M albums in less than four years, won a Grammy and left his mark on popular culture -- all by 26 This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's hard enough to make a hit…

  17. Lance Bass on Another 'N Sync Reunion: 'We Got Nothing Planned'

    August 27, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second `N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least for a while. "It would be lovely to do…

  18. 'N Sync Joins Justin Timberlake on Stage at the MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2013 11:12 PM EDT The rumors were true, 'N Sync came and then said "Bye Bye Bye." Well, it happened. After much speculation about whether or not Justin Timberlake would bring his old boy band crew ‘N Sync out during his performance tonight at the 2013 Video Music Awards, the rumors were…

  19. MTV VMAs 2013 Preview: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead A-List Cast of Nominees & Performers

    August 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS • VMAs' 55 Most Outrageous Fashions • Top 10 Crazy VMA Moments • MTV VMAs 10 Best Performances • MTV VMAs Quiz: 13 Questions • Timberlake & N'Sync To Reunite at VMAs? • Katy Perry To Debut 'Roar' on VMAs • Lady Gaga To Perform at VMAs Even if…

  20. 'N Sync Joins Twitter One Day Before MTV VMAs

    August 24, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Boy band 'N Sync has joined Twitter a decade after splitting up and one day before a rumored MTV Video Music Awards reunion. "Mic check, mic check one.. two... is this thing on?!," read the lone tweet  sent out Saturday afternoon (August 24). The 'N Sync account ( …

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