1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Billboard Cover Story

    March 01, 2013 5:00 PM EST Four albums in, "Mosquito" heralds a return to form for art-rock provocateurs the Yeah Yeah Yeahs This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. On Jan. 22, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre, where, nearly a…

  2. Joey Ramone's Record Collection, Clothes Up For Auction

    February 08, 2013 4:21 AM EST The private record collection of Joey Ramone is to go under the hammer, along with a selection of the late punk rock star’s iconic clothes, passport, handwritten lyrics, and even his Rolodex. It’s a fascinating insight into the Ramones frontman's tastes -- and there's a lot for…

  3. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  4. Curren$y Joined by Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and More at New York Show

    January 04, 2013 11:19 PM EST It's a smoggy smoke-filled evening inside New York City's SOBs as Curren$y packs the venue for a sold-out show. The New Orleans Spitta was ready to dust off his catalog of hits, selecting titles from both his albums and from his myriad of mixtapes for a performance punctuated by…

  5. Tony Lucca Says He and Justin Timberlake Are 'Flirting' With Working Together

    December 11, 2012 6:15 PM EST 'The Voice' Alum Returns to Hit NBC Show Tonight, Talks Upcoming Album on Adam Levine's Label Tony Lucca expects his upcoming return to "The Voice" to be "interesting" -- to say the least. The second season's second runner-up is slated to perform on…

  6. Britney Spears' Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    December 01, 2012 3:55 PM EST On Sunday (Dec. 2), Britney Spears will turn 31 years old and celebrate another successful year in the spotlight. It seems like just yesterday that the Louisiana native was introducing herself on "Total Request Live," but seven albums, millions of downloads and hundreds of huge…

  7. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  8. Christina Aguilera's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    November 21, 2012 5:40 PM EST With her new album, "Lotus," debuting at No. 7 on this week's Billboard 200 chart, Christina Aguilera has once again transmitted her bold pop stylings to a wide audience. It shouldn't be a surprise: the 31-year-old has been commanding the spotlight for nearly two decades,…

  9. Christina Aguilera Opens 'Blank Page' on Emotional 'Lotus' Track

    November 04, 2012 11:35 PM EST "It reminds me of the emotional vulnerability yet empowerment feeling that you get from listening to 'Beautiful'," she tells Billboard Christina Aguilera lays it all out there in her new ballad "Blank Page," lamenting in an emotion-racked vocal delivery that she&…

  10. Christina Aguilera Talks 'Voice' Rest, 'Lotus' Tour + Frank Ocean

    November 01, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Christina Aguilera sees her upcoming breather from NBC's hit "The Voice" as an opportune time to spend time with family, reconnect with fans and, she says, play some tour dates in support of her new album "Lotus." "It's very interesting, because it won'…

  11. Christina Aguilera Video Q&A: From 'Mickey' to 'Lotus' and Finding Her 'Voice'

    October 31, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Christina Aguilera took attendees for a journey of her blockbuster career at last week's Billboard Film & TV Conference Music Conference. Feeling feisty, the "Beautiful" singer played loose with her language (f-bombs were dropped) while talking about her journey from Star…

  12. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Sample A-ha's 'Take On Me': Hear Song Snippet

    October 23, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Pitbull has teamed up with Christina Aguilera to interpolate a pop classic on "Feel This Moment," a new song from the singer's upcoming studio set "Global Warming." A 97-second snippet of the track, which snatches the instantly recognizable synth riff from a-ha '…

  13. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  14. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  15. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Band is honored at Grammy Museum one day after Mike Love puts expiration date on reunion; "Why stop now?" Al Jardine asks The Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum Sept. 18 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a platinum award presentation, a museum fund-raising meet-and…

  16. Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead Wanted for Assault

    September 13, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Drummer Responds: "Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever" Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has found himself in trouble with the law. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that an arrest warrant has been issued for the…

  17. Christina Aguilera to Keynote at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    September 05, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will participate as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference presented by First Entertainment Credit Union and being held at the W Hotel in Hollywood Oct. 24 and 25. A five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the top…

  18. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Has a 'Cheers' Connection: Video

    August 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT If you've ever randomly shouted "Norm!" or felt the urge to wear a bar apron while listening to fun. 's infectious "We Are Young," don't worry, you're not crazy. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live • Photos: Backstage & Portraits • 15 Things Seen…

  19. Maroon 5 Already Working on 'Overexposed' Follow-Up

    July 05, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 'We're more focused than we've ever been,' says guitarist James Valentine Though it's only two singles into the campaign, the highly collaborative experience of making its new album, "Overexposed," has Maroon 5 chomping at the bit to make its next album…

  20. Listen: Three Songs Off Ayo Olatunji's 'Isolation' Mixtape

    June 27, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Exactly a year after releasing his first mixtape, "8 Bit Love" (June, 2011), Ayo Olatunji returns with his progressive R&B mixtape, "Isolation," on July 24. Yesterday (June 26), the independent singer-songwriter and producer gave fans a taste of the 11-songs set when…

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