1. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After 10 Years

    August 07, 2013 2:21 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I've been judging "X Factor" for 10…

  2. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data was published yesterday (July 28), Avicii…

  3. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora

    July 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger rocked a burst of color on the red carpet for the London auditions of “The X Factor” at Wembley Arena on July 15, 2013 in London, England…

  4. Selena Gomez's Back Catalog: Her Top 10 Pre-'Stars Dance' Highlights

    July 19, 2013 11:58 AM EDT For a pop star still a couple days away from drinking age -- she turns 21 on Monday, so get your birthday cards ready this weekend -- Selena Gomez has already amassed a fairly impressive back catalog, having released three full-length albums with her former backing band The Scene as well…

  5. Liam Gallagher Allegedly Targeted in Love Child Lawsuit

    July 18, 2013 3:20 AM EDT When Liam Gallagher hits the headlines, it’s rarely about his music. The former Oasis frontman is in the news again thanks to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit launched by a music journalist who claims he’s the father of her child. Liza Ghorbani, a reporter who has published works in The New…

  6. Just Be, 'Growler': First Listen

    July 08, 2013 1:14 PM EDT As one half of Layo and Bushwacka, Matthew “Bushwacka” Benjamin played a defining role in UK house over the last 20 years with songs like “Love Story” and their “All Night Long” residency at legendary London club The End. Under his new moniker, Just Be, Benjamin has returned to the scene as…

  7. 615 Spotlight: Colby Dee, 'He Don't Know'

    July 03, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Canadian born Colby Dee moved to Nashville two years ago, and word quickly spread around Music City regarding her talent. In fact, she was offered a few opportunities to make a record, but the performer decided to take her time and work on her craft.  Things look like they are about to pay…

  8. Jewel Joins 'The Sing-Off' As Judge

    July 02, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Nick Lachey returns as the reality show's host. Nick Lachey is returning to NBC's "The Sing-Off" for a fourth round. Additionally, Grammy nominee Jewel will join the singing competition series' recently announced fourth season as a judge alongside returning stars…

  9. The Piano Guys Cover Adele & Taylor Swift in Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 27, 2013 2:10 PM EDT John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how we came together, the tunes we put out and…

  10. Black Lips Debut Middle East Tour Documentary

    June 12, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Atlanta rockers talk "weird red tape" in Lebanon, the ease of playing in Iraq and silence felt in Dubai; Next: Antarctica The last known American rock band to perform in Egypt was The Grateful Dead in 1978… that is, until recently. Last fall, the Black Lips hit the road for a four…

  11. Ringo Starr Opens Grammy Museum Exhibit, Talks New Album and Tour

    June 12, 2013 9:05 AM EDT "I just want to keep playing really," he tells Billboard. "That's the dream and it's unfolded up till now so I see no reason why it should stop" Ringo Starr stopped by the Los Angeles Grammy Museum on Tuesday where he unveiled a special exhibit titled: "…

  12. Sub Pop Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman Has Parkinson's, Says He's 'Grateful to the Disease'

    June 04, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle's Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson's, the degenerative nervous system disease that also struck Michael J. Fox, Pauline Kael, and Bob…

  13. Movement Detroit Day 1: Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker Bring the Beats

    May 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin & Terrence Parker highlight Movement Detroit, the country's most music-focused dance fest. But for many in the crowd, the festival itself is the thing. "She was definitely on acid. Because, you know, when you're rolling [on ecstasy], you&…

  14. Sharon Osbourne With Return To U.K.’s 'X Factor' as Judge

    May 23, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne will return to the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factorfor its 10th season later this year, TV network ITV announced Wednesday. Osbourne will replace Tulisa Contostavlos. She will join Take That superstar Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Svengali manager Louis…

  15. Hanson Go Big on New Album 'Anthem'

    May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT New album features collabs with Fitz and the Tantrums, a throwback sound Hanson had their fans in mind when writing their sixth studio album, "Anthem."  "It's got a lot of big sounding songs," Taylor Hanson tells Billboard about the album, out June 18. "We…

  16. New Transplants Album Features Bun B, Paul Wall

    May 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Transplants are set to release their third studio album, "In A Warzone" – a record which Travis Barker refers to as "harder" than previous releases of the punk rock project. Billboard caught up with Barker at the "American Idol" finale where he revealed that…

  17. Keith Urban Preps New Album and Hopes to Keep His 'Idol' Job

    May 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Keith Urban has a good feeling about "Little Bit of Everything," a new single he performed during last night's "American Idol" finale." "I love the feeling of it, the lyrics and the groove," he noted in a chat with reporters on Wednesday. "It…

  18. Candice Glover Q&A: 'I'm Ready to Work'

    May 17, 2013 8:36 AM EDT After being crowned winner of "American Idol," Candice Glover headed to the backstage press area where she greeted a sea of reporters. The South Carolina native took the podium to discuss overcoming her nerves of singing with Jennifer Hudson, performing her new single in tears,…

  19. Kree Let Candice Sing Last, Despite Winning 'American Idol' Coin Toss

    May 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT "That is just Kree and that's her everyday," Glover says of Harrison. "She doesn't think about herself at all and puts everybody before her" Candice Glover and Kree Harrison took the stage at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Wednesday night for one final "…

  20. 'American Idol' Finalists Candice and Kree Talk Nerves, Style Regrets and Winner Songs

    May 15, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Today's the big day. Millions of Americans will huddle around their television screens to watch Kree Harrison and Candice Glover battle it out for the title of Season 12's "American Idol" winner. While fans prep for the show's biggest night of the year, the ladies…

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