1. K-Pop Fans Raise Hell After Popular Videos Get Blocked on YouTube

    March 24, 2013 5:10 PM EDT t What do K-pop fans and the state of Texas have in common? Answer: It's never a good idea to mess with either. Early Sunday morning (March 24), it appeared videos by K-pop entertainment agency, Cube Entertainment, were being blocked for international fans. Cube Entertainment (home…

  2. Ke$ha's Humane Side: 'Helping Animals Has Always Been My Goal'

    March 19, 2013 10:05 AM EDT "Die Young" singer admits to being a "bit of a jackass" musically but will be honored at this year's Genesis Awards for being serious about animal welfare Here's a little-known fact about Ke$ha: During a visit to an island in the South Pacific, the pop singer…

  3. SXSW Twitter Diary: Surfer Blood, Wallpaper & More (Part Two)

    March 16, 2013 11:48 AM EDT As the end of SXSW 2013 nears, the bands involved in the Twitter Music/Billboard SXSW Twitter list of up and coming performers have now chosen music over sleep for a number of nights. The acts on the list are tweeting about their time at SXSW and giving an inside, band's-eye-view at…

  4. David Bowie vs. Bon Jovi for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 4:44 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, rock legend David Bowie is in the hunt for his first No. 1 album, while veteran group Bon Jovi could nab its fifth chart-topper. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, March 20. David Bowie, '…

  5. Jimmy Kimmel Extends Olive Branch to Morrissey

    February 28, 2013 10:18 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel still wants Morrissey to appear on his show despite the singer's last-minute cancellation -- and subsequent criticism of the late-night host. The former Smiths frontman and cult indie solo artist was due to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday but pulled out in protest…

  6. Morrissey Cancels 'Kimmel' Performance over 'Duck Dynasty' Guests, Books Hollywood Show

    February 25, 2013 8:45 PM EST The outspoken PETA supporter "cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of 'Duck Dynasty' will also be guests," according to a statement. Morrissey's arrival in Los Angeles has been headline-heavy and he has yet to sing a single note. The former…

  7. Grammy Gatecrasher Looks to Adele for Help After Arrest

    February 12, 2013 8:38 PM EST Journalist Vitalii Sediuk was previously known for odd encounters with Madonna and Will Smith The man who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at Sunday's Grammy Awards has a new message for the singer: "help me." Vitalii Sediuk says his appearance onstage at the…

  8. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Crown Hot 100, Justin Timberlake Soars to Top 5

    January 23, 2013 1:00 PM EST The rappers reign on their first try with "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, while Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" vaults 80 places to No. 4 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, tops the…

  10. 'Glee' Covers 'Locked Out of Heaven': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST Listen below to the New Directions' version of Bruno Mars' No. 1 hit. "Glee" returns to airwaves Thursday, Jan. 24 with an all-new episode featuring McKinley High's take on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" and we've got an exclusive sneak peek…

  11. Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100 as Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Debuts

    January 16, 2013 2:40 AM EST 'Locked Out of Heaven' reigns again, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' ode to bargain-hunting closes in. Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a sixth week at No. 1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop,"…

  12. Anthony Hamilton 'Amazed' by Grammy Attention

    January 15, 2013 8:29 AM EST Hamilton in the hunt for two Grammy Awards. When Anthony Hamilton released his fifth album in December 2011, it didn't receive the same amount of attention his previous efforts did.   So he was extremely surprised when he got a call from his manager telling him that he'd been…

  13. Britney Spears' 'X Factor' Experiment Is Over: Reports

    January 10, 2013 11:30 AM EST Britney Spears is destined to be a one-term judge on the Fox show, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter . Although no official word has been handed down by execs to the talent (creator Simon Cowell, for one, is still on holiday somewhere off the coast of St. Barts), an "X Factor…

  14. 'American Idol's Hollie Cavanagh Reveals Album Plans for New Year

    December 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST Fans of 'American Idol' season 11 alum Hollie Cavanagh may have a new album to look forward to in 2013. Cavanagh returned to her hometown, Liverpool, England, for the holidays and sat down for an interview with the Liverpool Echo , where she revealed her plans to move to Los Angeles…

  15. Taylor Swift Leads Gift Card-Fueled Digital Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 4:00 PM EST The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of songs. Based on sales data from industry sources…

  16. Watch MNDR's 'Diamonds' Tastemakers Studio Session

    December 26, 2012 2:15 PM EST MNDR performs three songs from "Feed Me Diamonds" as part of the Billboard Tastemakers video series. Photos: MNDR's Tastemakers Session You can tell just by listening that to MNDR, music and fashion are fully intertwined. Amanda Warner, MNDR's master, put on her black…

  17. Indie Christmas: She & Him, the xx and Grizzly Bear Share Holiday Music

    December 18, 2012 9:41 PM EST With the holidays in full swing, a number of indie acts are spreading the seasonal cheer. She & Him released an animated video for their take on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," a track from the Merge duo's 2011 holiday set "A Very She & Him Christmas." The…

  18. Bruno Mars vs. Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 17, 2012 1:40 PM EST After a surprisingly robust weekend of sales for Bruno Mars ' new album "Unorthodox Jukebox," it is now in the hunt for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Last Wednesday , it looked like the Atlantic Records album was on course to sell about 140,000 to 150,000 by the end…

  19. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Michael Buble interpreting Phil Sector and…

  20. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson, there's a little something for…

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