1. New Order Debates Series of EPs for Future Releases

    April 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT New Order returned to the Coachella stage on Saturday where they took on the headlining spot on the festival's Mojave Stage. Before their highly anticipated gig, we joined them in their trailer to discuss what they've been up to since the release of 2011's "Lost Sirens…

  2. Janelle Monae: 'Electric Lady' Will Be 'More Revealing' Than Last Album

    April 15, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Janelle Monae performed Saturday night on Coachella's Gobi Stage -- before the show she hinted that she had some surprises planned. That apparently involved a cover of Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and jumping onto the back of bandmember, heading out into the crowd,…

  3. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  4. Jurassic 5 Talks Reunion, Doc Plans Backstage At Coachella

    April 13, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Six years after Jurassic 5 broke up in 2007, what once seemed impossible has now happened: the hip-hop group is back in action. Last night (April 12), a sea of thousands at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. watched as the group took the stage for their first…

  5. Pretty Lights Reveals New Album Details

    April 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Pretty Lights, born Derek Smith, is scheduled to perform Sunday at Coachella (April 14), where he plans to treat his audience to a variety of new tracks off a forthcoming album. We caught up with Pretty Lights backstage at Coachella who revealed that after a two year wait, he's…

  6. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  7. The Hold Steady 'Figuring Out' New Album, Unveiling New Lineup on Record Store Day Single

    April 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The indie rock act says it has "almost too much material to choose from" for its next full-length. This year’s Record Store Day is April 20th, and if you’re a fan of The Hold Steady, then you should definitely partake. Billboard recently caught up with guitarist Tad Kubler, who…

  8. Burnell Taylor Talks Next Move, Amber and 'Honey Bunch' Debacle on 'American Idol'

    April 05, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "I'm glad that they let me go because I know that everything that is coming after this show is about to be amazing" The competition is heating up as "American Idol" is officially down to its top 6 contestants. Thursday's elimination night revealed Kree…

  9. Former 'Idol' Jessica Sanchez Readies New Album, Set for 'Glee'

    April 03, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Jessica Sanchez returned to the "American Idol" stage last month where she debuted her new single "Tonight" -- a collaboration with Ne-Yo. The 17-year-old California-native also showed off her newly-refined dance moves. Following the show, Sanchez revealed that her…

  10. Drake Signs With ASCAP: Exclusive

    April 01, 2013 10:38 AM EDT Drake has signed with ASCAP, the company’s VP of Rhythm & Soul Membership, Nicole George-Middleton, told Billboard exclusively today (April 1). "For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect," Drake says. "As…

  11. 'American Idol': Devin Velez Exit Interview

    March 29, 2013 10:22 AM EDT After Wednesday night’s shaky group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” it was no surprise that “American Idol’s” latest castoff was a male. “Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro…

  12. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  13. Q&A: Paul Jolley on Negativity, Country-Pop Plans and Knowing He Was a Goner on 'American Idol'

    March 22, 2013 11:18 AM EDT Paul Jolley belted out Heart's "Alone" on Thursday's "American Idol" elimination night, however, it wasn't enough to convince the judges to use their one and only "save." It was a bittersweet evening for the 23 year-old who was sent home from…

  14. Will.i.am Sets Release Date For Long-Delayed '#Willpower' Album

    March 18, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, 2NE1 and many more are featured on the album. Will.i.am's oft-delayed, Twitter-friendly solo album "#willpower" is finally hitting stores next month. The follow-up to 2007's "Songs About Girls" will be…

  15. Timbaland's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Check out this countdown of the "20/20 Experience" producer's biggest hits thus far, from JT to Jay-Z and everything in between. Much has been made of Justin Timberlake's triumphant return to music with his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," but it…

  16. David Bowie Lands First UK No. 1 Album in 20 Years

    March 18, 2013 4:02 AM EDT David Bowie achieved both his first U.K. No. 1 album for 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 as "The Next Day" debuted at the top yesterday (Sunday). Justin Timberlake’s "Mirrors" made it a double victory for the RCA label by starting a third…

  17. 20 Hit Songs Meant For Other Singers

    February 28, 2013 3:06 PM EST 0 Last week, Nicole Scherzinger revealed in an interview that she had the opportunity to record "We Found Love," the Calvin Harris-produced dance smash that became the biggest hit of Rihanna's thriving career, but let the chance slip through her fingers. "I…

  18. Bonnie McKee on Solo Return, Next Project: ‘Britney Spears Called Me’

    February 12, 2013 11:30 PM EST The pop star will be back with a new album this summer after penning hits for Katy Perry and Taio Cruz Bonnie McKee hasn’t released an album since her 2004 debut, “Trouble.” The songwriting powerhouse has been focusing her efforts on creating hits for the likes of Katy Perry and Taio Cruz ,…

  19. Grammy Gatecrasher Looks to Adele for Help After Arrest

    February 12, 2013 8:38 PM EST Journalist Vitalii Sediuk was previously known for odd encounters with Madonna and Will Smith The man who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at Sunday's Grammy Awards has a new message for the singer: "help me." Vitalii Sediuk says his appearance onstage at the…

  20. 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…

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