1. G-Dragon Reveals Video for Diplo/Baauer-Produced 'COUP D'ETAT' & Star-Studded Album Features

    September 02, 2013 5:07 PM EDT 0 Missy Elliott, Sky Ferreira and a number of Korean stars are featured on the BIGBANG leader's new LP. Prior to the full release of BIGBANG leader G-Dragon's second solo album, "COUP D'ETAT" (slated for digital release on Sept. 5), YG Entertainment has…

  2. Colorful Pink Talks Family, Breastfeeding & Tattoos on Australian TV

    August 12, 2013 2:44 AM EDT Pink has it all in the music biz. Now she’s keen on having a big family. The pop superstar was all-charm in an exclusive interview for the “Sunday Night” show in Australia, a country where her powers are seemingly limitless. In the chat with Marie Claire magazine editor Jackie Frank, Pink…

  3. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  5. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 12:42 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes three other titles that each led for 21…

  6. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes three other titles that each led for 21…

  7. Country Comedy Star Chonda Pierce to Star in Documentary

    July 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Chonda Pierce doesn't approach comedy the way a lot of her fellow stand-ups do -- for one thing there's no anger in her family-friendly approach. It's working. Pierce -- the top certified female comedian in RIAA history -- has eight gold and three platinum DVD collections to…

  8. Lana Del Rey Allegedly Disses Lady Gaga On Leaked Track

    July 24, 2013 6:44 PM EDT "Stefani, you suck," goes a demo being credited to the pop chanteuse. A new song floating around the Internet allegedly finds Lana Del Rey taking shots at another singular female pop star, Lady Gaga. "So Legit," an unreleased demo that has Little Monsters up in arms…

  9. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Ties For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    July 24, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The song logs a 21st week at the summit, matching the mark for the longest command since the chart premiered, in its earliest form, in 1944 Florida Georgia Line matches the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's debut…

  10. Pitchfork Music Festival 2013: A Father-Son Dialogue

    July 22, 2013 1:30 PM EDT My dad had no idea that A$AP Rocky was coming. But he was ready for Lil B. Last summer, I brought my father to the Pitchfork Music Festival, that annual indie-rock utopia in Chicago's Union Park, and the first artist he watched in full was Lord Flacko and the rest of the A$AP Mob, back…

  11. Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Pair Up for 'Dos Divas'

    July 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Both Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis grew up the daughters of country music superstars -- Country Music Hall of Famers George Morgan and Mel Tillis, respectively. But, though they had that bond in common, Tillis tells Billboard the two didn't know each other growing up in Music City. …

  12. Beyoncé Shines On U.S. Tour Launch In L.A.: Live Review

    June 29, 2013 3:36 PM EDT “She brought it all and turnt it up!” “She brought it all and turnt it up!” That was just one in a litany of comments buzzing up and down the aisles following Beyoncé’s bar-raising performance at L.A.’s Staples Center last night (June 28). The sold-out concert marked the launch of the U.S.…

  13. Kylie Minogue To Be Honored With Australia's Top Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 5:02 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She joins a roll-call of past honorees that includes…

  14. Hunter Hayes Completes Record Run To No. 1 On Top Country Albums

    June 27, 2013 5:11 PM EDT With Greatest Gainer honors and his second-biggest Nielsen SoundScan week (40,000 sold; up from 6,000), Hunter Hayes completes the longest climb to No. 1 on Top Country Albums during the 22-year SoundScan era, as his self-titled debut set reigns at last in its 89th chart week. The set soars…

  15. Ryan Bingham Pens Theme For FX's 'Bridge'; First Screen Track Since Oscar Win

    June 25, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Ryan Bingham has written the main theme song for FX’s “The Bridge,” his first music for film or TV since winning the Oscar and Grammy for his work in “Crazy Heart.”   “Until I’m One With You” is released today (June 25) on his Axster Bingham Records; the series, starring Diane Kruger and…

  16. Bonnaroo 2013: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From Icelandic hipsters to Malian maestros to Robert Sylvester Kelly, check out the best of the best from the 'Roo. Boiling down the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to 10 great performances is always a fool's errand -- how can hundreds of shows and four days of memorable…

  17. Jennifer Lopez Says Latinos 'Realizing' Their Power

    June 12, 2013 8:10 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, making the timing good for her latest undertaking: lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming. The entertainer spoke Wednesday at the Cable Show, a communications convention,…

  18. Cho Yong Pil: Meet the K-Pop Legend

    June 12, 2013 5:45 PM EDT A rare sit-down interview with the Korean pop legend, aka, the man who knocked PSY's "Gentleman" off the No. 1 spot Cho Yong Pil’s Seoul office in the affluent Seocho-dong neighborhood is surprisingly neat and tidy given all that's inside. The room is packed with music…

  19. The 10 Most GIF-Worthy Moments: Billboard Music Awards 2013

    May 20, 2013 3:53 AM EDT Still shots are nice, but the 2013 Billboard Music Awards was all about motion. Everyone from host Tracy Morgan to performers like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars showed their stuff on stage--shimmering, shaking and singing. So what better way to recap some of the best times from the show…

  20. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the good fight since 1999 and didn't start…

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