1. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  2. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  3. The Wanted Turns Serious in 'Show Me Love (America)' Video: Watch

    October 14, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The Wanted boys are no strangers to fun -- remember when they were "Chasing The Sun," or informing us that they are glad we came to their party on "Glad You Came"? However, the vocal group is smile-free in its new music video for "Show Me Love (America)," a…

  4. 4. Ariana Grande: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 24, 2013 7:53 PM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: June 26, 1993 (age 20) Why She's Hot: A huge number of people knew the name Ariana Grande before her single "The Way" debuted at No. 10 on the Hot 100 chart in March; at that point, the co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "…

  5. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  6. The Wanted Say You'll Hear 'Struggle' in Album, But No Justin Bieber

    September 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album," the group says of the dropped Bieber track from their long-delayed album, now set for Nov. 4 When The Wanted finally release their debut album, "Word of Mouth," on Nov. 4 following a year of delays, fans will not…

  7. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  8. Krewella Launches 'Get Wet' Tour This Week With Insane Set Production: First Look

    September 05, 2013 1:13 PM EDT The Chicago trio taps Lady Gaga’s choreographer and an all-star production team for their first headlining tour. “You know I’ll sleep when I am dead” sings Jahan Yousaf on “Live For The Night,” the opening performance of Krewella’s “Get Wet” tour and a song of declarative credos…

  9. Keith Urban Lights a Creative Fire With 'Fuse'

    September 05, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Urban takes creative risks on first album since vocal scare. "I really enjoyed just not having a clue. What did George Harrison say? 'If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.' It was very much that kind of liberation for me" If a…

  10. Ariana Grande, 'Yours Truly': Track-By-Track Review

    September 04, 2013 5:56 PM EDT ARIANA GRANDE "Yours Truly" Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Sept. 3 Ariana Grande was never in danger of being a one-hit wonder. Anyone who heard "The Way," her Top 10 debut single featuring Mac Miller, when the song was first released last…

  11. Kings of Leon, 'Mechanical Bull': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 7:37 AM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: RCA Given the inauspicious ending of Kings of Leon's 2010 album cycle for "Come Around Sundown," when what could well have been a triumphant world tour ended abruptly in the summer of 2011 with a string of canceled shows and talk of internal…

  12. Fantasy Boy Band Draft 2013: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    August 21, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of boy band members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! The NFL football season is fast approaching, which means that it's currently the season for fantasy football drafts. Across the globe, friends…

  13. Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes Share Studio Time in 'Almost Is Never Enough' Video: Watch

    August 19, 2013 12:40 PM EDT The golden voices of Ariana Grande and The Wanted's Nathan Sykes have joined forces for the ballad "Almost Is Never Enough," which will be featured in the upcoming film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and has been given a delicate music video. The official…

  14. Ariana Grande's Grand Entrance: Inside The Nickelodeon Star's Debut Album

    August 16, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Two huge singles have propelled the singer to an audience beyond her TV fans. Ariana Grande was a star before she released her single "The Way" last spring. The co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "Victorious" had accrued 5.4 million Twitter followers and 2.6…

  15. Atlantic Connection: Exclusive Minimix and Q&A

    August 06, 2013 2:47 PM EDT The “future-soul” dubstep producer talks about his SMOG Records debut. If, perhaps, MTV’s new talk/reality series and “Jersey Shore” spinoff, “The Show with Vinny,” has been on your television, it’s likely you’ve heard its theme song, “Hypem” by DJ/producer Atlantic Connection. Like Vinny…

  16. The Wanted Switches Gears on 'We Own The Night' Single: Listen

    August 05, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Love fun.'s "Some Nights"? Then embrace the boy band's new sing-along. While Justin Timberlake has made concerted efforts to "Take Back The Night," the Wanted has declared that they, in fact, own the night. On "We Own The Night," the lead single from…

  17. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  18. The Boxer Rebellion Session: Watch 'Promises' Performances & More

    July 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Arena-worthy London alt rockers the Boxer Rebellion stopped by the Billboard studios for an interview and an exclusive two-song performance of selections from their 2013 album "Promises." For their fourth LP (their third released independently through their own label), the…

  19. Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Timeline: How Her 'Pitch Perfect' Song Became a Top 10 Hit

    July 11, 2013 5:31 PM EDT You may have first heard the quirky 'Cups' in 'Pitch Perfect' nearly a year ago. Just this week, the song hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. Let's recap its lengthy journey. As reported yesterday , Anna Kendrick reaches the Billboard Hot 100's top 10…

  20. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    July 10, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, also takes over Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs. Plus, Anna Kendrick hits the Hot 100's top 10 with "Cups" Robin Thicke racks a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell.…

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