1. Murs Supports Gay Rights, Kisses Man in 'Animal Style' Video: Watch

    July 20, 2012 10:15 PM EDT When R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean 's revelations of a romance with a man last week shook up the hip-hop world, many stars, including 50 Cent , spoke out in support of the Odd Future star. Now, Los Angeles underground rapper Murs has taken the discussion one step further with a…

  2. OilPatch Festival Leaves Kix Brooks Full

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 'One-of-a-Kind' Free Country Festival Draws Thousands to Drumright, Okla. Drumright, Okla. sits nestled in between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. With a population of 2,907, one would not think the town would be the center of the region not even for a day. However, thanks to the…

  3. Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Heading for iTunes Early Release

    July 09, 2012 8:29 PM EDT Frank Ocean 's "Channel Orange" will arrive on iTunes early Tuesday morning, Billboard.com has confirmed. The early release of the album will be available exclusively from the iTunes store until its official July 17 launch. R&B singer Ocean, an Odd Future member who has…

  4. Frank Ocean Releases 'Sweet Life' Song, Announces 'Fallon' TV Debut

    July 06, 2012 3:30 PM EDT In anticipation of the release of his debut album, "Channel Orange," R&B dynamo Frank Ocean will make his network television debut with a performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night (July 9). Although it is unclear what song Ocean will perform, the…

  5. Movie Review: 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Pop starlet's new film blends 3D concert show-stoppers with biographical drama Katy Perry 's "Part of Me" is a gamble: that pop fans will follow her from the arena to the movie theater. But the film, following in the recent success of Michael Jackson 's "This Is…

  6. Katy Perry's 5 Most Awesome Performances

    June 26, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Pop diva Katy Perry will kick of the Billboard and Pepsi "Summer Beats" series tonight (June 26) with a live performance in Hollywood , celebrating the premiere of her new film "Katy Perry: Part of Me." Look back at some of Katy's most memorable performances and get…

  7. Katy Perry to Launch Her Own Record Label

    June 20, 2012 5:55 PM EDT At the age of 27, Katy Perry has already sent 11 singles to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 3.7 million albums to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been an actress and will soon be hitting the silver screen with the July premiere of her 3D movie, "Katy Perry:…

  8. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on…

  9. Katy Perry Punches Her Prince, Hugs Inner Child in 'Wide Awake' Video

    June 19, 2012 12:25 PM EDT To say that Katy Perry has had a rollercoaster year would be an understatement. Though the pop superstar has had great success on the Billboard charts and took home trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards and MuchMusic Awards this year, she also went through very…

  10. Katy Perry's 'Wide Awake' Hits Big Before 3D Film

    June 15, 2012 4:55 PM EDT This week, Katy Perry celebrates her 11th career top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as "Wide Awake," the second single from her "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" reissue album, jumps 19-9 in its third week on the chart. The achievement is nothing new for the pop…

  11. Black Keys Rock MTV Movie Awards With Johnny Depp

    June 04, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Johnny Depp rocked out with the Black Keys , Joe Perry and Steven Tyler presented an award and Russell Brand made fun of Kanye at the music-infused MTV Movie Awards Sunday night (June 3). The show, which had DJ Martin Solveig remixing movie theme songs during show breaks, opened with a…

  12. Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee Album Tops U.K. Chart

    June 04, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Other Big Debuts Include Releases From Rumor, Scissor Sisters Gary Barlow of Take That scored an instant U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 3) with his Diamond Jubilee-inspired project with the Commonwealth Band, "Sing." East London electronic quartet Rudimental debuted atop the…

  13. MTV Movie Awards Ups the Music With Martin Solveig, Black Keys

    May 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. and Wiz Khalifa Will Also Perform on the June 3 Show Even the MTV Movie Awards will be influenced by electronic dance music this year, as Martin Solveig join the list of musicians that will be performing at the event. The "Hello" hitmaker will be house DJ for the evening,…

  14. 'Magic Mike' Soundtrack Track List Revealed

    May 21, 2012 10:24 PM EDT The soundtrack to Channing Tatum's upcoming male stripper film "Magic Mike" has been... revealed. Among the songs included are Foreigner's No. 4 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Feels Like the First Time" and a cover of the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men…

  15. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and…

  16. Adam Yauch's Death: Music Stars React On Twitter

    May 04, 2012 2:20 PM EDT As news broke of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch's death Friday (May 4), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter. Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | MCA's 10 Best Rhymes…

  17. Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys' MCA, Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Adam Yauch, the gruff-voiced rapper, musician and video auteur known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio The Beastie Boys , has died after a lengthy illness, Billboard has confirmed. He was 47. The band's rep confirmed that Yauch passed away in his native New York City Friday…

  18. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  19. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  20. Editors Guitarist Chris Urbanowicz Leaves Band

    April 16, 2012 5:45 PM EDT British indie rock band Editors has parted ways with lead guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, the group announced today (April 16). A statement on Editors' website reads, "In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have…

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