1. Burnell Taylor Talks Next Move, Amber and 'Honey Bunch' Debacle on 'American Idol'

    April 05, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "I'm glad that they let me go because I know that everything that is coming after this show is about to be amazing" The competition is heating up as "American Idol" is officially down to its top 6 contestants. Thursday's elimination night revealed Kree…

  2. Jay-Z and Beyonce Invade Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

    April 04, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday. R&B's power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay. La…

  3. 'American Idol': Devin Velez Exit Interview

    March 29, 2013 10:22 AM EDT After Wednesday night’s shaky group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” it was no surprise that “American Idol’s” latest castoff was a male. “Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro…

  4. Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 20, 2013 10:51 AM EDT An Atlanta man has pleaded not guilty to charges in the boating collision death of music star Usher's 11-year-old stepson. The Times of Gainesville reports that Jeffrey Simon Hubbard ( pictured, right ) entered the not guilty plea Tuesday to all charges, including first-degree homicide…

  5. Curtis Finch, Jr. Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    March 14, 2013 10:52 PM EDT St. Louis native's big voice not enough to sway voters… "If you're going home, I'm going home," an upset Nicki Minaj said Despite the undeniable singing talent of Curtis Finch Jr., questions persisted about the St. Louis native's ability to connect with a…

  6. Justin Timberlake on 'SNL': Reprises Old Roles, (Possibly) Disses Kanye

    March 10, 2013 3:25 AM EDT A Who's Who of "Saturday Night Live" icons welcome JT to the Five-Timers Club The "Saturday Night Live" Five-Timers Club is an exclusive affair, consisting of some of the show's best hosts and guests, including Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Tom Hanks. Saturday…

  7. 'America Got It Right,' Say 'Idol' Judges: Watch

    March 08, 2013 11:55 AM EST "American Idol" has a new top ten, and no doubt viewers at home have strong opinions on whether the right crop was picked. Billboard caught up with two of the judges on the red carpet last night to glean how they were feeling about the picks. 'American Idol' Top 10…

  8. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Ladies Lay Down the Law

    March 06, 2013 10:38 AM EST Ryan Seacrest has promised "brutal" cuts all season on "American Idol," but no eliminations have been that surprising or, indeed, brutal. That may change this Thursday. Because... wow. Often in 2013, the crop of singing ladies on the show has been touted as one of the…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: The 'Zoanette Era' Begins

    February 15, 2013 12:46 PM EST This "American Idol" contestant continuously defies expectations by putting in stranger performances each effort. Her vocals are on the border between kind of great and exceedingly over-the-top. She played a song that she made up on the spot about the judges, playing drums…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  12. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud Hits Breaking Point

    January 23, 2013 11:40 PM EST On a NASCAR race track, tempers flare, often hitting their brink to the point that, well, accidents happen.   During Wednesday night's "American Idol" auditions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ill will flared to its breaking point, as the long-hyped Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey…

  13. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the best time I've had in my career...…

  14. Main Attrakionz Talks 'Bossalini & Fooliyones' Debut & Career Start

    October 19, 2012 4:10 PM EDT It's hard to think of a better poster child for breakthrough music in the digital age than Main Attrakionz. Every step of the way, the Oakland, Calif.-based rap duo's success has been fueled by technology. The group's early, DIY recordings were created on a cheap, at-home Pro…

  15. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

  16. Deep Purple to Rock Hall? Ritchie Blackmore 'Couldn't Care Less'

    October 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beckons, but don't count on Ritchie Blackmore being there if Deep Purple is chosen to be one of its 2013 inductees. "Personally, I couldn't care less," the guitarist tells Billboard. "I would never go. I'm not really a fan of that…

  17. Usher Wins Primary Custody of Sons

    August 25, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher on Friday was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons, ending a long legal fight with his ex-wife. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane ruled that the singer, 33, will have primary custody of 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3…

  18. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at the five acts (and one unexpected honorable…

  19. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , the ethereal sounds of Sigur Ros , and…

  20. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

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