1. Icona Pop Recruits Super-Producers For Debut Album: Video Interview

    May 20, 2013 12:34 PM EDT Swedish pop duo Icona Pop continued to spread their breakout single "I Love It" to the masses with an exuberant performance of the song at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19). Before they took the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, however,…

  2. Adele Hits New Dance Club Songs Peak with 'Skyfall'

    January 13, 2013 10:00 AM EST Multiple Grammy Award winner. Global platinum seller. Now Adele can add one more title to her esteemed list: electronic dance diva. The songstress reaches her highest mark on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart with "Skyfall," which jumps 16-13. That bests her previous peak on…

  3. Beyonce to Sing at Obama's Inauguration

    January 09, 2013 9:25 AM EST Kelly Clarkson Also Announced, Will Perform 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration later this month, a major honor for the singer who four years ago crooned Etta James' "At Last" at…

  4. Conor Maynard Brushes Off Bieber Comparison as U.S. Debut Arrives

    January 08, 2013 10:15 AM EST In 2006, British singer Conor Maynard began uploading cover videos to his YouTube channel. The musician, who hails from Brighton, offered soulful versions of everything from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" to Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)." (The latter…

  5. Ke$ha Releases Statement Explaining 'Die Young' Objections

    December 20, 2012 2:30 PM EST After Ke$ha issued a string of controversial Twitter posts on Tuesday night (Dec. 18) in which she declared that she had been "forced" to sing the titular lyrics of her hit single "Die Young," the pop starlet has posted a message on her official website in which she…

  6. Ke$ha 'Was FORCED' to Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics, Singer Tweets

    December 18, 2012 8:53 PM EST With Ke$ha 's "Die Young" pulled from a number of radio stations in the wake of the shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the RCA Records singer had her own criticism for the hit song on Tuesday. "i understand. I had my very own issue with 'die young' for this…

  7. Ke$ha, 'Warrior': Track-By-Track Review

    December 04, 2012 12:35 PM EST There's no denying the pop lightning-in-a-bottle Ke$ha captured on her breakthrough debut "Animal" and its follow-up EP "Cannibal," producing two Hot 100 No. 1 singles and an impressive list of Top 10 hits. So it's understandable why Dr. Luke and his dream team…

  8. Katy Perry's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    November 27, 2012 12:30 PM EST Over the past half-decade, Katy Perry has effortlessly transitioned from an aspiring pop musicians to the ultimate California gurl, leaving an undeniable collection of hit singles in her wake. Those who doubted her staying power after "I Kissed a Girl" became the Song of the Summer…

  9. Ke$ha's 'Crazy Kids' Hits The Web: Listen

    November 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST "Crazy Kids," a whistle-laden new track from pop goddess Ke$ha , has leaked online ahead of the Dec. 4 release of sophomore album "Warrior." Fans who liked "Die Young" but deemed it too tame are in for a post-Thanksgiving treat. Ke$ha's latest is split into…

  10. Ke$ha Shouts-Out Illuminati in 'Die Young' Video: Watch

    November 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST Ke$ha has been part of the Dr. Luke Cult for quite some time, but in the music video for "Die Young," the electro-pop maven is enlisting in another sect entirely. With tons of blatant Illuminati imagery and some sort of illegal orgy going on, the clip (released on Thursday, Nov. 8)…

  11. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Winners List

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT The second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards aired live Thursday on Telemundo from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with young acts -- specifically DJ trio 3BallMTY -- dominating the winners column. Read About 3BallMTY's Big Night Here is a full list of winners: Artist of the…

  12. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 10:55 PM EDT Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Song Artist of the Year and Digital Download Artist of…

  13. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemaker and made the charts her home. In sales…

  14. Christina, Taylor, Ke$ha, Rihanna: Whose New Single Is Best?

    September 28, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Vote now Over the past two weeks, a handful of the biggest female pop stars in the world have previewed their forthcoming albums with winning, radio-ready singles. Christina Aguilera , Taylor Swift , Ke$ha and Rihanna all have new songs with their own individual charms -- but which new single…

  15. Rihanna Shines Bright Like 'Diamonds' on New Single: Listen

    September 26, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Rihanna has unveiled the first taste of her forthcoming seventh album: empowering new single "Diamonds" premiered online on Wednesday (Sept. 26), before the still-untitled disc drops before the end of 2012. Continuing the mineral motif after shouting out "yellow diamonds"…

  16. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  17. Rihanna Announces 'Diamonds' Single

    September 24, 2012 1:15 PM EDT New album due out before the end of 2012. Following reports earlier this month that Rihanna would be releasing a new album -- her seventh full-length -- in November, the pop superstar has confirmed that the upcoming disc's lead single, "Diamonds," will be unveiled on Wednesday …

  18. Ke$ha Returns: 'Warrior' Attacks Stores in December

    September 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT New single 'Die Young' will impact radio on September 25. Ke$ha will at long last release "Warrior," the follow-up to her hit debut "Animal" (and stopgap EP "Cannibal"), on Dec. 4 through RCA Records. The title, release date and glitter-tastic album…

  19. Billboard Mexican Music Awards: 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Lead Finalists

    September 11, 2012 9:30 AM EDT A trio of young acts that espouse different, bold sounds dominates the list of finalists for the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo Oct. 18. Presented by State Farm, the Billboard Mexican Music…

  20. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

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