1. Ricky Martin to Be a Judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'

    July 24, 2014 4:51 PM EDT The show's fourth season begins Sept. 7 The fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is Ricky Martin . The Puerto Rican pop star will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini as the judges for the singing contest. Ricky Martin Performs 'Vida&…

  2. Davido and Tiwa Savage Top Winners at MTV Africa Music Awards

    June 08, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The event marked the return of the MAMAs after a three-year hiatus MADRID – Nigerians Davido and Tiwa Savage won the top male and female artist awards respectively Saturday night at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, known as MAMA, in Durban, South Africa, with local group Mafikizolo snagging…

  3. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

  4. Girls' Generation, 'Mr.Mr.': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2014 10:38 PM EST With nearly 14 months away from the K-pop scene, Girls' Generation -- arguably one of the biggest girl groups in the world, not just in K-pop -- returning with a six-track EP might, at first, seem like a bit of a letdown. But on "Mr.Mr.," the group brings six strong tracks…

  5. Pussy Riot Members Released From Custody in Sochi

    February 18, 2014 11:49 PM EST Meanwhile, a prison official is suing Tolokonnikova for libel; she stated that he "basically rules the prison" Sochi police have released ex-Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were detained earlier today and questioned about a robbery. This wasn'…

  6. Russian Pop Act t.A.T.u. Performing at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony: Report

    February 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST MOSCOW - The fake lesbian Russian pop act t.A.T.u., who enjoyed global popularity in the mid-2000s, will perform at the Sochi Olympics' opening ceremony on Feb. 7, the Russian media reported . According to reports, which quoted eyewitnesses of the ceremony's rehearsals, Lena Katina…

  7. Russian Officials Won't Probe Alleged Threats Against Pussy Riot Member

    October 24, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Russia’s Investigative Committee has refused to open a criminal probe into alleged threats against Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the deputy head of her former prison. In the meantime, she was moved to another prison following a hunger strike and demand for transfer. On Thursday,…

  8. Matt Sorum Joins Fight to Save Dolphins in Japan

    September 02, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum was in a remote Japanese fishing village Monday to protest against its annual dolphin hunt. Sorum, who now leads his own group, is the latest celebrity to join the increasingly global campaign to stop the dolphin kill in Taiji, a quaint fishing…

  9. Girls' Generation, 'I Got A Boy': Track-By-Track Review

    January 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Girls' Generation are rightfully one of the acts at the forefront of K-pop's international advancement with their immense popularity in Korea allowing them to spend 2012 focused on other environs, namely Japan and the U.S. Such a long time away from the scene could prove…

  10. Korea's Girls' Generation/SNSD Ready To Storm Japan

    December 03, 2010 4:02 PM EST The Japanese music market may be increasingly resistant to international repertoire, but that isn't stopping Girls' Generation . The Korean girl group is hoping to turn huge YouTube buzz into sales in Japan and other international markets. Known as So Nyuh Shi Dae, or SNSD, at home…

  11. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  12. Black Keys Taking 'Brothers' On Tour

    April 01, 2010 4:50 PM EDT T he Black Keys aren't taking a break after their busy 2009. The duo has announced a summer tour beginning June 2 in Salt Lake City, as well as the track list for their new album "Brothers." Fan who buy tickets for the tour from the Black Keys' website will receive a copy…

  13. Gabriel, Pavarotti Participate In Surreal Olympic Opening

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti delivered the finale at today's (Feb. 10) opening ceremony to the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti…

  14. Solís: Quiet Superstar Spreads His Base

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In the last 30 years, Marco Antonio Solís has sold millions of albums as a leading Mexican grupero artist. Now, with the Nov. 2 release of "Razón de Sobra," he hopes to further build on the mainstream pop success he started with 1999&…

  15. Lance Bass Space Training Again In Russia

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync's Lance Bass started a new training session at Russia's cosmonaut center yesterday (Sept. 23), despite being excluded from the crew of a rocket heading to the international space station next 'N Sync's Lance Bass started a new training session at Russia's…

  16. Russia: Bass' Space Shot Scuttled

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync singer Lance Bass has been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut training program because his sponsors didn't come up with the $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station, a Russian 'N Sync singer Lance Bass has been asked to leave Russia's cosmonaut…

  17. 'N Sync's Bass Moving Ahead With Space Journey

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a boost Friday by electronics manufacturer Radio Shack, whose funds allowed the pop star to begin medical screening at Star City, Russia's The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a…

  18. Dick Clark To Bring Russian Pop To U.S.

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Russian pop boy band Na-Na! will soon bring its pop music to an American audience via Access Records, a new label founded by dick clark productions (DCP), with Edward J. Fishman and Tristan Shaun Del. Russian pop boy band Na-Na! will soon bring its pop music to an American audience via Access…