1. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 3:26 PM EST Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is…

  2. Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    January 25, 2013 12:30 AM EST The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service and Wu-Tang Clan are also set for Indio, Calif. this April. Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The…

  3. 'Chappelle's Show': 10 Best Musical Sketches

    January 22, 2013 1:25 PM EST It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years today (Jan. 22) since the premiere of Dave Chappelle's groundbreaking comedy series, "Chappelle's Show." Even more difficult to comprehend is that the show's long-lasting impact came from only two full seasons of…

  4. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  5. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  6. Notorious B.I.G. Family Attorney Criticizes LAPD After Autopsy Report

    December 07, 2012 9:39 PM EST An attorney for the family of the Notorious B.I.G. said Friday it's ridiculous that Los Angeles police have not arrested anyone for the rapper's 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner's officials released a long-sealed autopsy report. The report…

  7. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring period that ran from May 2011 to May 2012. Along…

  8. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable performances. This week, amidst Obama's…

  9. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable performances. This week, amidst Obama's…

  10. Shiny Toy Guns' 'III': Track-By-Track Video

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "III," the aptly-titled third studio album from Shiny Toy Guns , debuted today (October 23), following a hiatus, reunion, and four years without an album from the L.A. synth-pop group. The four members of Shiny Toy Guns -- Carah Faye, Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson and Mikey Martin --…

  11. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album…

  12. The Beat 9/13: Chris Brown's Tattoo, Green Day's Tour

    September 13, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, September 13 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the details…

  13. Meek Mill's Debut Album Pushed Back

    August 02, 2012 12:21 PM EDT On Wednesday, Aug. 1, during the same week he's graced two magazine covers -- VIBE and Source -- Hip-Hop Wired reports that Meek Mill has pushing back his upcoming debut studio album, "Dreams & Nightmares." The full-length opus, originally slated for August 28, will now be…

  14. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

  15. Coachella Festival Location Threatened by Possible Indio Tax

    July 03, 2012 8:11 PM EDT Festival May Skip 2014, Goldenvoice Head Says The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival may be looking for a new home if a new city tax is put on the books. According the Indio's Desert Sun , a potential admissions tax on entertainment events on more than 2,500 people would cause the…

  16. Rick Ross Drops Third 'God Forgives' Single, 'Hold Me Back': Listen

    July 02, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Following a week of Maybach Music Group releases, Rick Ross drops his third single, "Hold Me Back," today (July 2). The single, from his album "God Forgives I Don't," finds Ross reiterating one of his tales of struggle within a repetitive chorus. "Hold Me Back…

  17. Madonna Rules Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Madonna proved to be 2012's ultimate pop star in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which let fans weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performances of the first half of this year. After voting ended on Friday (June 29) and the hundreds of thousands of…

  18. James Rosemond Admits to Tupac Shakur 1994 Shooting Involvement: Report

    June 25, 2012 8:22 PM EDT The mystery of the shooting that launched a coast-to-coast hip-hop feud may finally be over. James Rosemond, also known as "Jimmy Henchman," has reportedly admitted his involvement in a 1994 assault on Tupac Shakur that left the rapper shot, robbed and nearly dead at New York's…

  19. LeBron James Playlist: Updated Championship Edition

    June 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Songs for the Newly Crowned NBA Star Last week, Billboard.com unveiled a playlist for basketball superstar LeBron James, who had just entered his third NBA Finals in nine seasons and his second with the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in the final round last year to the Dallas Mavericks,…

  20. Lisa Marie Presley OKs 'Hologram Elvis,' but 'No Definite Plans Yet'

    June 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Singer Talks New Album and Tour for 'Storm & Grace' L isa Marie Presley is all good with her father being turned into a virtual image ala Tupac Shakur at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley 's name and…

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