1. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

  2. Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album

    August 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Meanwhile, R&B star says he's one song away from wrapping up his fourth studio album Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall, and may have another present for his fans in 2013. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christmas Means" on Oct. 16 via Motown,…

  3. MNDR: Style Council

    August 23, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article "It's not really that different from when I was a teenager," says Amanda Warner, front-woman of MNDR, concerning her style. "I've always been a tomboy, so I don't really worry about hair, makeup and those things." Touting a wardrobe consisting…

  4. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

  5. Avicii Plots Fall Tour, Including Historic Radio City Show

    August 14, 2012 8:10 AM EDT EDM Phenom Talks Exclusively to Billboard: "It's just crazy to see how the show keeps getting better and better" Electronic dance music phenom Avicii is bringing his head-shaped DJ booth and sweeping vocal anthems to New York's Radio City Music Hall, as part of a fall tour…

  6. Hooked: Taylor Swift Goes Brunette, Lenny Kravitz Wants to Rival Ralph Lauren

    July 24, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Get hooked and check out a different version of Taylor Swift , find out how to get Madonna's custom red lipstick, see where Lil Wayne is expanding his fashion line, and more. Taylor Swift Goes Brunette for CoverGirl In a new behind-the-scenes video posted by CoverGirl, Taylor Swift…

  7. Skrillex Aiding Soundtrack for Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

    July 13, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Skrillex is on a roll: the superstar DJ will contribute music to Disney Animation's forthcoming film, "Wreck-It Ralph." His new gig, announced at Comic-Con on Thursday, comes on the heels of the news that he'll also compose new material for the soundtrack to Harmony Korine…

  8. First Look at Avicii's Ralph Lauren Campaign: Exclusive Video

    July 09, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Electronic DJ Avicii flexes his fashion muscle in his video teaser and print advertisements for Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren's new fall campaign. As part of the collaboration, the Swedish music maverick also made an exclusive music video for the remix of his latest track, "…

  9. Rihanna Rocks Couture, Talks Love & Pain in Harper's Bazaar

    July 06, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Rihanna smolders -- and actually wears clothing! -- on the August cover of Harper's Bazaar, which hits newsstands July 17. The Barbadian beauty is gorgeous on both the subscription cover (above) and the newsstand cover, where she looks like a modern-day Greek goddess in a white Calvin…

  10. David Guetta Has Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    June 17, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Guetta's 'Titanium,' featuring Sia, moves toward Jackson's album 'Thriller' in the Dance/Club Play Songs chart's history. In its 28th week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, David Guetta 's "Titanium," featuring Sia, passes…

  11. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Eye Another 2012 Album

    June 08, 2012 6:20 PM EDT If the new "Americana," with its renditions of folks standards, isn't exactly what you expected from Neil Young first new album with Crazy Horse in nine years, then stick around. Something more familiar is on the way. Guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro tells Billboard…

  12. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce Tour

    June 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT N eil Young and his reunited band, Crazy Horse , will embark on a North American arena tour this fall to promote "Americana," their first album in nine years. The legendary band, who famously cluster together on stage and are prone to lengthy (and loud) jams, listed a series of…

  13. Doc Watson, Folk Guitar Icon, Dies at 89

    May 29, 2012 9:15 PM EDT Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89. Watson, who was blind…

  14. Music, Laughs Served Up at 'Larry's Country Diner'

    May 24, 2012 2:32 PM EDT There is a show business saying about knowing your audience. Larry Black definitely knows the country audience. Since the mid 1990s, he has been the brainpower behind the wildly successful "Country's Family Reunion" DVD series. He also produces and hosts the popular series …

  15. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) focus on his ties to the world of rock and roll,…

  16. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war between the music scene there, and the one in…

  17. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    March 26, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Ultra closed out 2012 by announcing its dates for 2013: March 22-24. More, Yes, Now... was definitely the vibe of the three-day festival, which featured hour-long sets heavy on the schmaltz and the drops from hundreds of the world's top EDM artists. After three days of raving in the hot…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a Southern saying that translates to losing one&…

  19. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  20. Paul McCartney Gets Tribute Album, Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2012 7:38 PM EST Prepare for Paul McCartney mania in 2012 as the beloved Beatle turns 70 in June. On deck much sooner: a new solo album, "Kisses on the Bottom," released Feb. 7 by Hear Music/Concord, as well as a fully endorsed tribute record featuring covers of classic compositions from Sir Paul&…

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