1. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los Angeles after a 13-hour flight from Seoul.…

  2. Waylon Jennings' Widow Talks 'Last Recordings' & Movie Progress

    September 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Ask Jessi Colter about the first time she ever saw Waylon Jennings , and she remembers well. "I had gone in the studio to put down a song. I was married to Duane Eddy at the time. I had some songs done by Chet Atkins at RCA, and Duane said 'Why don't do a demo for Waylon?'…

  3. The Doors Light Up Sunset With Linda Perry, Dead Sara + More

    August 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT All-Star Tribute Caps 'The Doors Day' in West Hollywood ... Billboard Chats With John Densmore, Marilyn Manson, Billy Morrison The city of West Hollywood declared August 16, 2012 to be "The Doors Day" in a celebration that honored Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at the…

  4. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 11, 2012 3:58 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25 thanks to the viral success of his video for "Gangnam Style." The Social 50 chart ranks the…

  5. How Demi Lovato's 'Give Your Heart a Break' Became Her Biggest Radio Hit

    August 03, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Almost four years to the day after Demi Lovato first debuted on Billboard's charts, the Hollywood Records star is celebrating her biggest airplay hit ever. "Give Your Heart a Break" -- the second charting single from her 2011 album, "Unbroken" -- became her first top…

  6. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving a lot of Western attention with the song&…

  7. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  8. Kylie Minogue's 'Timebomb' Explodes: New Single & Video Released

    May 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues her year-long celebration of her 25 years in the music business with the release of her new single and video for "Timebomb." The single was released in the early hours of May 25 globally via iTunes, who is exclusively selling the track until May 30.…

  9. New Kylie Minogue Greatest Hits Album Due in June

    May 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues the celebration of her 25th year in the music business with the announcement of her new greatest hits album, "The Best of Kylie Minogue." The 21-song set will be released on June 19 in the U.S. and June 4 internationally. The U.K. edition of the…

  10. Deer Tick's John McCauley Started a Joke, Ended Up With Diamond Rugs

    April 25, 2012 6:30 PM EDT New Indie Supergroup Includes Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Now Helping With Next Deer Tick Album John McCauley's association with Los Lobos' Steve Berlin in the new indie supergroup Diamond Rugs is yielding dividends for his other band, Deer Tick. Currently on the road promoting…

  11. Levon Helm of The Band Is Dead at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Levon Helm, a passionate musician, actor and the last surviving lead singer of The Band, whose Southern tenor was heard on the group's classic songs "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday afternoon after a long battle with…

  12. Robbie Robertson 'So Saddened' Over Levon Helm Illness

    April 18, 2012 8:27 PM EDT With news breaking on Tuesday that Levon Helm is in "the final stages of his battle with cancer," he's receiving words of support from a pair of his Band mates. "Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band mate, Levon, was in the final stages of his…

  13. Levon Helm in 'Final Stages' of Cancer

    April 17, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Family Asks for Prayers for The Band's Last Surviving Vocalist Levon Helm, a treasured voice in Americana music whose Southern drawl and busy-but-tight drumming brought an authenticity to The Band, is losing his decade-long battle with cancer, his family announced on Tuesday. "Levon…

  14. ELLE's Women In Music Celebrated Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

    April 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT On Wednesday night (April 11), ELLE magazine celebrated its third annual women in music event at the Avalon in Hollywood. Some of pop's brightest starlets strutted down the red carpet to pay tribute to rising stars as well as accomplished songbirds. Leading songstresses and performers in…

  15. Rock Hall: Axl Rose Will Miss Faces Reunion, Chili Peppers + More

    April 12, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Green Day Still Confirmed to Induct Guns N' Roses on April 14 G uns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, despite Axl Rose's bombshell decision on Wednesday to boycott the event due to various grievances, large and small. A spokesperson…

  16. Robbie Williams to Become a Father

    March 30, 2012 9:30 PM EDT British pop singer Robbie Williams says he and his U.S. actress wife Ayda Field are expecting their first child this year. Williams - the voice behind hits such as "Kids" and "Angels" - took to his blog on Friday to tell fans that he has "been keeping a secret."…

  17. Rock Hall Presenters: John Mellencamp, Carole King, Chuck D, Bette Midler

    March 20, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Donovan Calls Mellencamp 'My Dear Friend,' Says He'll Perform With My Morning Jacket's Jim James Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the…

  18. Slash, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip'

    March 12, 2012 11:30 PM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closing, Ozzy Osbourne rambles on about Tower'…

  19. 'American Idol' Top 25: Male Round Led by Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon

    February 29, 2012 12:05 PM EST "American Idol" has finally rolled into the voting rounds, in which fans -- for the most part -- control the fates of the remaining 25 singers on the show. If Tuesday night's male semi-finalist show is any indication, the decision in 2012 will be a tough one. Top 24 '…

  20. Shaggy Song Premiere: 'She Gives Me Love'

    January 24, 2012 11:15 AM EST Months after the digital release of his Grammy-nominated "Summer in Kingston" (July 2011). Shaggy is giving his fans a fresh re-release of the album. The re-release ("Summer in Kingston" (Lava Edition)), which will be available Feb. 7 in digital and physical form, features…

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