1. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  2. Miley Cyrus: 'My New Music Is Gonna Shut Everyone Up'

    March 07, 2013 3:20 PM EST Pop star adds a manager, appears with Lil Kim in new music video. Never, ever forget that Miley Cyrus can't be tamed. The 20-year-old pop singer has spent the past week (reportedly) signing on with a new manager, appearing in a Tiffany Foxx music video that also features Lil Kim, and…

  3. Britney's Vegas Residency Narrows to 2 Casinos: Reports

    February 06, 2013 4:09 AM EST Despite recent reports to the contrary, Britney Spears is still in “deep negotiations” to headline a Las Vegas residency in the near future, says her manager, Larry Rudolph. “I’d be shocked if it didn’t happen,” Rudolph told Extra on Tuesday. “[We're] hoping to have a deal done very…

  4. M.I.A.'s 'Matangi' Album Pushed to April

    January 07, 2013 12:35 PM EST "I've been told it's too positive," M.I.A. says of the upcoming album, which she finished "a couple of months ago" and expected to release in December. M.I.A. has been teasing a new album for months, and now fans can finally know when to expect "Matangi,…

  5. The Beat 12/20: Frank Ocean's Favorites, DMX + Rudolph

    December 20, 2012 7:01 PM EST Welcome to the Thursday, December 20 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the latest…

  6. Big Boi, DMX: Who Remixed Christmas Classics Best?

    December 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST What's better than reciting the rhymed verses of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Listening to Big Boi tell and mid-way rap the children's story right in time for the holidays. There are three key moments in Big Boi's Christmas message -- him jokingly whispering to…

  7. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  8. 50 Years of 'Monster Mash': The Story Behind the Halloween Hit

    October 31, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others.Here, he reflects on the 50-year-old perennial Halloween hit "Monster…

  9. Cher Lloyd Ready to Swing 'Sticks' at U.S.

    September 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT U.K. 'X Factor' Star's 'Sticks + Stones' Arrives Oct. 2 ... 'She's the New Britney Spears,' Boasts Label Prior to her 2010 audition for U.K. series "The X Factor," Cher Lloyd seemed like an average, if highly ambitious, British teenager who…

  10. CeeLo Green's Christmas Album To Feature Christina Aguilera, The Muppets

    September 20, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 'CeeLo's Magic Moment,' and its crazy artwork, hit stores on October 30. CeeLo Green will add a little quirky soul to the holiday season with "CeeLo's Magic Moment," his debut Christmas full-length, set for an Oct. 30 release on Elektra Records. More details of…

  11. Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

    August 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, radio stations, TV networks and even entire countries have sought to silence controversial musicians by making their music, videos, and, in some cases, the artists themselves less accessible to the public. Provocative punk band Pussy Riot felt the…

  12. L.A. Reid Courts Britney Spears for Record Deal

    August 08, 2012 12:55 PM EDT A battle for Britney Spears is brewing. The pop star's recording contract with the former Jive Records (now RCA, a division of Sony Music) has one album left, and among those courting the chart-topper are L.A. Reid, chairman of Sony's Epic Records and Spears' "X Factor…

  13. M.I.A. Shares Album Details: New Disc Out in December

    August 07, 2012 12:25 PM EDT In an impromptu Twitter chat with fans on Tuesday (Aug. 7), M.I.A. unveiled a few cryptic details of her still-untitled fourth album, which follows 2010's "/\/\ /\ Y /\." The disc will apparently be released in December, along with an autobiographical book announced earlier…

  14. M.I.A. Releasing 'Bad Girls' Remixes on USB Necklaces

    June 21, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Live fast, die young, bad girls sell wacky merchandise: M.I.A. announced on Thursday (June 21) that the remixes for her single "Bad Girls" will be released on a USB necklace that resembles a BMW car key. Fans can now pre-order the item, which will be released on July 6, at the alt…

  15. Listen to Azealia Banks' New Anthem, 'Jumanji'

    May 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT While the world awaits the release of Azealia Banks' debut full-length, "Broke with Expensive Taste," the buzzier-than-buzzworthy rapper has continued releasing hypnotic tracks. On Friday (May 11), the rapper dropped "Jumanji," a three-minute cut from her upcoming …

  16. Track Review: Rye Rye, 'Boom Boom'

    April 28, 2012 10:00 AM EDT RYE RYE "Boom Boom" (3:23) Producer: Rudy "Mayru" Maya Writers: various Publishers: various N.E.E.T./Interscope M.I.A. protégée Rye Rye has had more than her fair share of setbacks with the release of her debut album, and in the time between her arrival in 2007 and her May…

  17. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  18. Watch Justin Timberlake Play Bon Iver in 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

    February 19, 2012 12:15 PM EST After sending up Super Bowl performers M.I.A. and LMFAO in last week's episode, "Saturday Night Live" skewered artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Iver and Prince in a skit last night (Feb. 18) in which a handful of celebrities dropped by to visit Jay-Z and Beyonce's new baby,…

  19. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  20. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination Rolls On

    February 10, 2012 12:55 PM EST Lately, It seems like Drake is one of the main ingredients required to make a fresh glass of Chart Juice. The ever-present rapper not only leads Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart again, but he continues to dominate Rap Songs with his latest feat. After breaking the record for the…

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