1. Everything We Know About 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

    November 03, 2016 1:10 PM EDT Back in May 2009, a year after his first hit show In the Heights won the Tony for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda was invited to perform at the White House Evening of Poetry . Lin got on-stage and started a rap from a project he was working on called The Hamilton Mixtape . No one knew the…

  2. Jonathan Groff on 'Hamilton' Success, 'Looking' Movie & Possibility of an Album: 'Maybe Someday'

    November 25, 2015 4:46 PM EST “It feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Hamilton’s Jonathan Groff tells Billboard of the blockbuster Broadway musical, which he rejoins on Dec. 1 in the role of King George. The actor/singer called in to the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss Hamilton , the upcoming Looking movie for HBO…

  3. Jonathan Groff to Star in 'Hamilton'

    February 26, 2015 4:09 PM EST Hamilton has found its King George. Jonathan Groff will step into the key supporting role in Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly acclaimed bio-musical about immigrant founding father Alexander Hamilton, beginning performances on March 3. Jonathan Groff Q&A: On 'Looking' Season 2, &…

  4. Lea Michele Teases an Old Friend's Return to 'Glee'

    February 21, 2015 8:30 PM EST Spoiler Alert! Right before Glee officially wrapped up production, Lea Michele teased that Jonathan Groff will return to the show one last time. Michele first sparked the rumor after posting a snapshot alongside her former Spring Awakening  co-star on Twitter this week. E! News later…

  5. Jonathan Groff Q&A: On 'Looking' Season 2, 'Frozen' Musical & His Britney/Broadway Mash-Up

    February 14, 2015 1:31 AM EST What exactly is it that Jonathan Groff can't do? The Tony Award-nominated actor/singer is currently the star of HBO's critically acclaimed series Looking and played the voice of Kristoff in Walt Disney Pictures' smash hit film Frozen . Indeed, that's him singing "…

  6. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 7:23 PM EST The new animated musical succeeds with songs from Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the set jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated…

  7. Chart Analysis: With 'Glee,' Cory Monteith Made History On The Hot 100

    July 14, 2013 3:06 AM EDT As a member of the cast of Fox's "Glee" – and a key one at that – Cory Monteith helped set one of the Billboard Hot 100's most vaunted records.   As the "Glee" cast tallied an immense 206 Hot 100 entries since the series' 2009 premiere, the troupe set the…

  8. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big, Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson 's "Smooth Criminal" is off to a fast start. Covered by the show's Grant Gustin and Naya Rivera (with guests 2Cellos) on its Jan. 31 Michael Jackson-themed episode, the single could perhaps sell 80,000 to 100,000 downloads by…

  9. 'Glee' Sneak Peek: Rachel & Jesse Tackle Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'

    May 10, 2011 11:58 AM EDT "Glee": Where retired characters never seem to die ( except when they actually do, as will happen on next week's "Funeral" episode ). On tonight's "Prom Queen" episode, we see the return of Vocal Adrenaline leader and Rachel Berry's ex, Jesse St.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks Chris Brown Restraining Order, Miley Cyrus Disses Rebecca Black

    March 30, 2011 6:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'We Don't Have to Talk Ever Again in My Life' In her Rolling Stone cover story, Rihanna reveals why she agreed to loosen the stipulations of a restraining order against ex…

  11. 'Glee's' 'Teenage Dream' Targeting Big Chart Bow Next Week

    November 11, 2010 7:48 PM EST "Dream" on, Gleeks: It looks like the show's rendition of "Teenage Dream" is going to debut big on the Billboard charts next week. The "Glee" cast's take on Katy Perry's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single -- with lead vocals by guest star Darren Criss …

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," debuted and peaked at No. 40 in June 2008. As…

  13. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

  14. 'Glee' Cast Has Big Plans for Summer Vacation; Matthew Morrison to Record Solo LP

    June 07, 2010 2:28 PM EDT The "Glee" cast may have a summer break from shooting and touring, but that doesn't mean they're taking it easy. Matthew Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spend part of June in London working on his…

  15. UK Grime Group Roll Deep Scores U.K. No. 1

    May 03, 2010 1:51 PM EDT There was a double triumph for east London artists on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (May 2). Grime collective Roll Deep debuted atop the singles survey with "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI), featuring Jodie Connor, while rapper/singer…