1. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  2. Josh Wink's 'Balls': The Techno DJ On His New Hit

    August 28, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Vote for your favorite take on the Philly star’s aggressive techno hit. To call Josh Wink (born Winkleman) Philadelphia’s biggest techno DJ is to underrepresent him. Wink has dabbled in just about every type of electronic-dance style there is; from acid (1995’s classic “Higher State of…

  3. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal analysis of the lawsuit -- and how it could…

  4. Sky Ferreira Explains Album Wait: 'It Wasn't As Good As It Could Be'

    July 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT While her debut full-length is due next year, a new EP is scheduled for September. It's been a little over nine months since Sky Ferreira released her "Ghost" EP, which included the magnificent breakout single "Everything is Embarrassing," and fans of the 21-year…

  5. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipation for her Gangsta Grillz mixtape, hosted by…

  6. Sky Ferreira's Debut Album Pushed to 2014

    July 12, 2013 9:56 PM EDT The singer will have a new EP in September instead, according to British GQ. Sky Ferreira will release her debut album, "I Will," in 2014, according to an interview in British GQ . Ferreira doesn't address the delay, but the mag reports that she'll have a new EP in…

  7. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

  8. Unreleased Drake Song, 'On My Way,' Leaks: Listen

    June 20, 2013 4:08 PM EDT As Drake dishes details of his upcoming album, "Nothing Was the Same," an unreleased song by the rapper surfaces. "On My Way," reported to have been recorded three years ago, is similar to the rapper's own, “Girls Love Beyonce.” The sensual R&B song features…

  9. Drake Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Album Is 'Almost Finished'

    June 18, 2013 3:43 PM EDT While Drake has yet to announce a release date for his third studio album, "Nothing Was The Same," the rapper says the full-length is "almost finished." At this year’s annual Atlanta’s Birthday Bash on Saturday (June 15), Drake confirmed with  Hot 107.9 that he's in…

  10. Pharrell Williams and Designer Mark McNairy Reunite for BBC's Blacked-Out New Line

    May 14, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and clothing designer Mark McNairy prove that black is the new black in their new noir collection, BBC Black. We already know of the cool urban swagger that Pharrell and Mark McNairy capture in their individual clothing lines and the awesomeness that…

  11. Beyonce Previews New Song, 'Grown Woman,' In Pepsi Commercial

    April 04, 2013 9:24 AM EDT 'Grown Woman' will be featured on Beyoncé's new album. Update : Beyoncé's reps tell Billboard that "Grown Woman" will be featured on the singer's new album but isn't the first official single. Beyoncé comes face-to-face with her past in her latest…

  12. Beyonce Sparkles on the May Issue of Vogue UK

    April 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Beyonce graces the latest cover of British Vogue's May issue.   Beyonce really does rule the world. With her Mrs. Carter world tour kicking off on April 15, Queen B knows how to stay in the limelight. Just two months after she covered American Vogue, Bey’ flashes her toned abs on the…

  13. Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and More to DJ Hakkasan's Las Vegas Grand Opening: Exclusive

    March 26, 2013 1:38 PM EDT The new Vegas hot spot will open with an electronic bang in late April, including Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Laidback Luke. Hakkasan Las Vegas, the MGM Grand’s new five-level restaurant/nightclub venue, has unveiled the details surrounding its Grand Opening weekend, April 25-28…

  14. Frank Ocean Models For Band Of Outsiders

    March 20, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Frank Ocean is the newest face for Band Of Outsiders Polaroid campaign. Frank Ocean has already taken the music industry by storm and is now moving on to fashion. Aside from blending sick urban style and high-end couture, (we are still dreaming of his sleek and chic navy blue Dior Homme…

  15. U.S. Senator Quotes Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa During Epic Filibuster

    March 07, 2013 10:45 AM EST Hip-hop entered the Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dropping references to "modern day poets" Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z during a filibuster by one of his Republican colleagues over the government's drone policy. A die-hard rap…

  16. Beyonce's 'Life Is But a Dream' Documentary Debuts in New York: Review

    February 13, 2013 9:50 AM EST Oprah Winfrey helps R&B's Queen B pull back the curtain on her personal life at star-studded premiere Among media types, the verdict has been clear for nearly a decade now: Beyonce is a boring interview. For an artist as famous as she, opportunities to pull back the curtains and…

  17. Fun. Gets Sporty, Stylish in GQ Shoot: Watch

    February 06, 2013 8:59 PM EST See the "Some Nights" rockers hit the tennis court and the stage in behind-the-scenes footage Turns out fun. also rock the tennis court. In a stylish behind-the-scenes video from a GQ fashion spread, the rock trio work on their serves (throw the ball a little higher, fellas), test…

  18. Beyonce's World Tour: The Mrs. Carter Show?

    February 01, 2013 9:05 PM EST A Live Nation image seems to have revealed Beyonce's upcoming tour plans. Beyonce 's next world tour looks to be a family affair. Per an image on Live Nation's UK website , the pop star's upcoming tour will be dubbed The Mrs. Carter Show -- a reference to her marriage…

  19. Lil Wayne Returns Home, Rocks Madden Super Bowl Party With Big Boi

    February 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Much of pregame festivities at the Super Bowl are centered around music, and considering the sponsorships and dollars thrown to host these affairs, the stakes are high. The name of the game is to get the most media impressions and ultimately, have folks talking about your event well after…

  20. Beyonce: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 5:31 PM EST Beyonce Title: TBD | Release Date: TBD A lot has happened in Beyoncé's life since her platinum 2011 album, "4," -- entering her thirties, becoming a mother -- so Queen B certainly has plenty of inspiration to choose from as she works on the follow-up. She’s currently in the…

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