1. Heidi Klum, Skinned Corpse, Talks Halloween & 'Classic' Gwen Stefani

    October 31, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum revealed just how diverse Halloween can be with two very different costumes over the holiday weekend. While Gwen opted to create a fairytale in a Cinderella gown, Heidi donned a dark look fitting for the spookiest graveyard. On Saturday, Klum celebrated all things…

  2. 'Glee' Stands Up With 'Girls (Run The World)'

    October 05, 2011 12:05 PM EDT This week on "Glee" is all about holding fast to your ambitions in the face of expectations -- from breaking free of your parents' plans for your future to build your own, to believing in yourself even if the world around you disagrees. Of course, there's varying results,…

  3. 'Glee' Has Mommy Issues in Plot-Aplenty Episode

    September 28, 2011 9:24 AM EDT "Glee" goes heavy on plot and light on music this episode, sticking to their Broadway guns as the club prepares for the school musical, student elections, and the challenge of being yourself. Brittney approaches a primping Kurt, wanting to be the manager for his Student Council run…

  4. Kanye West's Women's Clothing Line to Debut in Paris

    September 15, 2011 9:15 AM EDT You've heard the rumors buzzing around that Kanye West was planning to unveil a fashion line for Spring, right? Well, it's true! The 'Watch the Throne' rapper will be exhibiting a women's collection during this Spring 2012 fashion week… only, it won't take place…

  5. Billboard Bits: Rihanna May Guest Judge 'X Factor,' Nas Releasing Memoir

    September 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna To Serve as 'X Factor' Guest Judge? Rihanna will reportedly join fellow female pop divas Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor." The singer…

  6. Melanie Brown Adds a Baby Girl to the Spice Girls Playgroup

    September 02, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Melanie Brown, the artist formerly known as Scary Spice, gave birth to a baby girl Thursday night in Los Angeles. The ex-Spice Girls singer, along with husband Stephen Belafonte, announced the news early Friday. "Finally our baby arrives," she said on Twitter . "Stephen nearly…

  7. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting tracks from the band's chart-topping…

  8. Teen Choice Awards: Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Edge Justin Bieber

    August 08, 2011 9:13 AM EDT Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards -- one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber -- tying Taylor Swift for most surf boards during the fun-filled show on Sunday. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group…

  9. Carole King Preps First Holiday Album

    July 27, 2011 4:20 PM EDT The holiday season is coming early for Carole King . The quintessential singer-songwriter reveals to Billboard.com that she's releasing her first-ever festive record -- aptly titled "A Holiday Carole" -- on November 1. 100 Hot Holiday Songs "A Holiday Carole" features…

  10. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

  11. Is Kanye West Debuting His Line at NYFW?

    July 14, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Kanye West 's attraction towards fashion has been evident and growing since the beginning of his career. While in Rome for six months in 2010, 'Ye interned at Fendi. "[I] presented ideas for clothing and ideas I had about fabrics, and just tried to learn more and more about…

  12. Bon Iver Debuts at No. 4 on U.K. Charts; Derulo Has Top Single

    June 27, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint (and third week in total) as the U.K.'s No. 1 album yesterday, as Jason Derulo debuted atop the singles chart with "Don't Wanna Go Home" (Warner Bros./Warner Music). Earlier this month…

  13. Bon Iver's 'Bon Iver': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 7:30 PM EDT With the 2007 release of Bon Iver's breakthrough album "For Emma, Forever Ago," the outfit's sole proprietor, Justin Vernon, created one of the most romanticized folktales in recent music history. Sparked by heartache and recorded in his family's Wisconsin cabin…

  14. Arcade Fire, Neil Young, the Weeknd Among Polaris Prize Nominees

    June 16, 2011 4:31 PM EDT Arcade Fire , Neil Young , the Weeknd , Colin Stetson , Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list, revealed today (June 16) at a press conference in Toronto hosted by CBC Radio's Grant Lawrence. The winner will be debated…

  15. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Announces New Fragrance, Linkin Park Hits Studio

    June 15, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut Third Fragrance This Fall Beyonce will launch a third fragrance, Pulse, a floral citrus-scented perfume that represents her stage persona. "Women always tell me that my music makes them feel…

  16. 'Twilight' Rules MTV Movie Awards, Foo Fighters and Lupe Fiasco Perform

    June 06, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Apparently excited to continue last year's trend of dropping f-bombs in every segment, the MTV Movie Awards carried the swearing to an extreme Sunday night (June 5) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, with sweethearts from the cast of the "Twilight" series, host Jason…

  17. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using antiquated recording equipment. "It…

  18. 'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison's Debut Album: Track-by-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 3:34 PM EDT As the first "Glee" cast member to release a solo album under a major label, you'd think Matthew Morrison -- who plays glee club teacher Will Schuester on the hit show -- would be feeling some pressure right about now. But the Broadway vet-turned-TV star and solo artist doesn&…

  19. Bon Iver Announces U.S. Summer Tour Dates

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Indie-folk outfit Bon Iver will celebrate the release of forthcoming sophomore album "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" with a 16-date U.S. summer tour. The Rosebuds will offer support on the trek, which kicks off July 22 in Milwaukee, Wis. Bon Iver, which is led by singer-songwriter Justin…

  20. Bon Iver Releasing Second Album in June

    April 20, 2011 11:54 AM EDT B on Iver , the critically acclaimed rock outfit led by Justin Vernon, will release its slavishly anticipated second album on June 21 through Jagjaguwar. The project, titled "Bon Iver, Bon Iver," includes 10 new songs recorded at April Base Studios in Fall Creek, Wis. While his 2008…

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