1. 'Glee' Recap: The One With Synchronized Swimming In It

    January 18, 2012 8:15 AM EST We return from "Glee's" winter hiatus and .... yeah. It was an episode, and the music was fine and things happened in the plot, but there really wasn't much to get excited about in "Yes/No" since we pretty much knew the answer to the big proposal question, at…

  2. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  3. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens died Wednesday at the Villages Hospital…

  4. Critics' Picks: 10 Best Albums of 2011

    December 13, 2011 1:20 PM EST Chart Article From weirdo R&B to epic hardcore to a certain heartbroken British singer-songwriter, 2011 offered a diverse array of quality full-lengths that we kept replaying in our offices. The whole team weighed in and the votes have been tallied, so now it's time to check out the…

  5. Selena Gomez Gets 'Raw' in New Harmony Korine Film

    December 06, 2011 3:50 PM EST Selena Gomez is set to star in a "raw" role in indie filmmaker Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. Selena Gomez As Hipster: Watch Her 'Hit The Lights' Video The film revolves around a group of female…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

  7. 'Glee' Guest Stars Wish List & New Cast We'll Meet Soon

    November 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT While "Glee," at its heart, is the story of the core group of New Directions club members and their individual journeys through the wild world of high school, the show also has a variety of auxiliary players and guest stars who come in and spice up that tapestry. Sometimes, like in…

  8. 10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011

    November 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That's right, bells -- jingle bells. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story But the Biebs, who released "Under the Mistletoe" today (Nov. 1), isn't the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year.…

  9. 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…

  10. '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,…

  11. '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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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 …

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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