1. 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…

  2. 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&…

  3. 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…

  4. 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&…

  5. Dr. Dre, Oscar de la Renta Under Fire From PETA

    January 09, 2012 11:50 AM EST Animal rights group PETA has set its sights on a pair of luxury headphones from Beats by Dre. The limited edition headphones, designed in collaboration by Dr. Dre and Oscar de la Renta, cost $695, and are covered in fox fur. The headphones are described on Oscar de la Renta's website as…

  6. New Edition's 30th Anniversary Plans: New Album, Tour, Book, Blow-Out Concert

    December 14, 2011 2:45 PM EST New Edition 's trail to the 2013 30th anniversary of the group's first album ("Candy Girl") will include live shows, a new studio album, a book, a movie, possibly a play and a blow-out gig that could result in a DVD -- at least if the group members have their way. "…

  7. Exclusive: Young Jeezy Talks 'TM:103' Album and Clothing Line Expansion

    December 02, 2011 2:20 PM EST After countless delays, Young Jeezy promises "everything is done" on his fourth Def Jam studio album, "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition" (Dec. 20). "When I work on albums, I like to be focused. I want to appreciate the end result before I push it onto somebody,…

  8. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean told the press backstage at the Grammy…

  9. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  10. The Doors Team Up With Skrillex

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT With celebrity DJs and a-list producers becoming more and more like the rock stars of old, the documentary "RE:GENERATION" attempts to bring the two even closer together. The most striking combo is perhaps that of dubstep artist Skrillex (Sonny Moore, formerly of the screamo punk…

  11. Steve Martin Picked at Bluegrass Awards: Entertainer of the Year

    September 30, 2011 10:15 AM EDT "I want to thank the other nominees -- and thank them for losing," Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin!), with his tongue planted firmly in-cheek, said to the packed crowd Thursday night (Sept. 29) at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards held at…

  12. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner's investigators said Friday. She was 53.…

  13. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  14. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Wants to Tour With Chris Brown, Harry Potter Listens to Radiohead

    July 08, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Wants To Tour With Chris Brown Joe Jonas recently premiered the first tracks from his solo debut, "Fast Life," and now he's talking about tour plans for the album, out in September. Jonas…

  15. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  16. Lady Gaga Honored As Style Icon at CFDA Awards

    June 07, 2011 10:35 AM EDT It seems the fashion crowd, especially when fully decked out for Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, can be pretty intimidating: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said so, actress Naomi Watts said so, and even Lady Gaga said so. On stage to accept her award as the…

  17. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 27, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Miami Music Week's peak day continued its streak of perfect weather and astoundingly big crowds, all swept up in electronic music fever. In fact, as the sun set, it seemed that you could hear an insistent kickdrum from any point in the city. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen &…

  18. Danko Jones Video Premiere: 'I Think Bad Thoughts' Feat. Elijah Wood, Ralph Macchio

    March 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Last May, Canadian hard rockers Danko Jones unveiled the first video (titled "Full of Regret") in their cinematic, Tarantino-tinged "Below the Belt" triology, which featured actors Elijah Wood and Selma Blair as well as Motorhead legend Lemmy. Another action-packed clip ,…

  19. Bel Biv DeVoe Mulls New Music, Announces Late-Night Gig

    February 17, 2011 2:15 PM EST B el Biv DeVoe scored its first chart hits all the way back in 1990 (with "Poison" and "Do Me!," which both peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100), and over 20 years later, the New Jack Swing trio tells Billboard.com it hopes to capitalize on three years of recent touring -- and…

  20. Norah Jones, Scarlett Johannson Sing on Autism Film Soundtrack

    January 11, 2011 8:53 AM EST What do Norah Jones , Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper , Bob Weir , Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. "Wretches & Jabberers" follows…

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