1. Grammy Awards Crasher Vitalii Sediuk Reveals How He Did It

    February 12, 2013 8:02 AM EST "I’m not a crazy guy," says the man who nearly accepted Adele's Grammy on her behalf. "I just think differently." Despite heightened security at the 55th Grammy Awards, Ukrainian TV journalist and celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk managed to infiltrate the Staples…

  2. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  3. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 4 Things We Learned on Day 2

    February 09, 2013 3:49 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 8), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Gabe Saporta & Marky Ramone are Tommy Boys Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta, known for his sleek style…

  4. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  5. Nico Vega Bring 'Fury' on New EP, Release 'Lightning' Video

    February 04, 2013 7:00 PM EST Aja Volkman may have recently had a baby with her Imagine Dragons husband, Dan Reynolds, but that isn't stopping her from touring. The Nico Vega singer is in the process of packing up the couple's five-month-old baby, Arrow, and hitting the road. "I'm taking my…

  6. Eve Forms Label to Release 'Lip Lock,' Her First Album in 11 Years

    January 24, 2013 11:45 AM EST Rapper's followup to "Eve-Olution" out May 14 on FTR Music: "I miss my music," she tells us. "My hunger is different than the first time around" Following an eleven-year recording hiatus, rapper-actress Eve has announced that her fourth studio album will…

  7. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  8. Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman

    January 22, 2013 11:45 AM EST Debut 'A Messenger' slated for January 29 release Colton Dixon is ready to release what he's been working on since his stint on "American Idol" Season 11. His debut album, "A Messenger," is scheduled to drop on January 29. Billboard recently caught up…

  9. Lady Gaga Brings 'Born This Way Ball' to Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 21, 2013 10:30 AM EST "I would like you all to have a Lady Gaga hangover in the morning," the pop star told the Staples Center crowd. Lady Gaga brought her "Born This Way Ball" to L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday night (Jan. 20) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the venue, and…

  10. Jessica Sanchez Wraps Debut Album, Talks 'Dancey' Single, 'Glee' and Eminem

    January 16, 2013 11:15 AM EST Debut Album Completed, First Single To Drop "American Idol" fans can expect new material from Jessica Sanchez soon. Billboard recently caught up with the Season 11 runner-up, who revealed that her debut album is completed and can be expected sometime this spring and that its…

  11. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will live up to it's hype and for Keith…

  12. Chart Highlights: Rolling Stones Debut On Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 07, 2013 6:15 PM EST When the group's frontman has the original moves like Jagger, it shouldn't be too surprising to find them on the 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…

  13. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Seung Gi Makes Chart History

    January 04, 2013 8:00 PM EST Lee Seung Gi makes K-Pop Hot 100 history this week as he becomes the first artist to earn six weeks at No. 1, a first for the chart since its creation 17 months ago. The likeable singer's "Return" ballad surpasses efforts from super-popular acts like PSY and IU who both held…

  14. Shakira to 'Bust Heads,' Usher Promises Strict Style on 'The Voice'

    January 02, 2013 9:30 AM EST The dust has barely settled on Cassadee Pope 's big win on "The Voice" last month , but with big changes in store for the show's fourth season -- most notably the addition of two new coaches -- it's never too early to look ahead. Billboard recently attended a press…

  15. The Color of K-Pop: HyunA, Yo Seob and K-Pop All-Stars Unite for Charity Singles

    December 28, 2012 9:40 AM EST The holiday season in the K-pop world signifies the coming of the SBS Gayo Daejun -- the end-of-year broadcast special in South Korea where celebrities come together for special performances and collaborations.   2012 marks a particularly special year as members from some of K-pop's…

  16. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday (Dec. 27), following a report from Us Weekly…

  17. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn't working," said one source to the…

  18. Alex Clare Plotting New Album for 'Next June'

    December 24, 2012 9:30 AM EST Alex Clare hasn't gotten sick of hearing "Too Close" on the radio. "It's awesome that it's being played constantly. Every time I turn on my radio, it's there!" says the British singer/songwriter. Though he's still riding the success of his…

  19. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  20. Rascal Flatts Were at a 'Crossroads' Before Latest Album

    December 18, 2012 5:20 PM EST Rascal Flatts recently released a documentary titled: "All Access & Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond." The DVD follows the country superstars through the making of their eighth studio album, "Changed," as well as provides fans with a glimpse of home footage…

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