1. Adele, Shirley Bassey Set for Big Post-Oscars Sales Gains

    February 25, 2013 5:10 PM EST "Skyfall" could see a 45% jump after Adele's win; Bassey's signature version of "Goldfinger" eyes a 275% gain Music from Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and more are all due to see huge sales increases on this week's Billboard charts thanks…

  2. Early Oscar Ratings Indicate Slight Bump From 2012

    February 25, 2013 12:16 PM EST Ahead of time zone adjustments, ABC's Oscar telecast is on track to eclipse last year's ratings. OSCARS 2013: Red Carpet and Show Photo Highlights REVIEW: Oscars Have Off-Key Night WATCH: Adele/ Shirley Bassey's Showstopping Performances 'Sugar Man' Wins Best…

  3. The Oscars Have Off-Key Night: TV Review

    February 25, 2013 2:17 AM EST "Here's to the losers," Seth MacFarlane sang in a closing number with Kristin Chenoweth, an ode to nominees going home empty-handed after the three hour, 30 minute Academy Awards ceremony conclude Sunday. Like so much of the night, it was not particularly funny, a bit awkward…

  4. Adele Halfway to an EGOT: 'Maybe I'll Do an HBO Special Like Beyonce'

    February 25, 2013 1:04 AM EST OSCARS 2013: Red Carpet and Show Photo Highlights REVIEW: Oscars Have Off-Key Night WATCH: Adele/ Shirley Bassey's Showstopping Performances 'Sugar Man' Wins Best Documentary Adele Nabs Oscar for 'Skyfall' Adele Backstage: Halfway to EGOT With an Oscar to go with her…

  5. 'Skyfall' Wins Best Song Oscar for Adele, Paul Epworth

    February 25, 2013 12:08 AM EST Composer Mychael Danna takes Best Original Score award for 'Life of Pi' Three first-timers won Oscars in the two music categories, Adele and Paul Epworth for best original song and Mychael Danna for original score. Adele's song was the title track to the James Bond film …

  6. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Oscar, and More Praise for Rodriguez

    February 24, 2013 11:36 PM EST "Searching for Sugar Man," honored with more than 30 awards in the last year, won the big one Sunday when it was named best documentary at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Director Malik Bendjelloul's film about the forgotten musician Rodriguez capped its journey that began at…

  7. Adele's 'Skyfall' Soars at Oscars: Watch

    February 24, 2013 11:18 PM EST The Oscars... Adele couldn't have picked a grander scene for her first live performance of "Skyfall," the title track from the latest Bond film. About 30 minutes before winning best original song on Sunday, the British dynamo led a large scale run of the track. With hair…

  8. The M Machine, ‘Ghosts In The Machine’: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 06, 2013 2:45 PM EST The OWSLA crew teleports listeners into the '80s with their new track. It’s more than the Police-referencing title of The M Machine’s new track that hints at some ‘80s nostalgia. From the synth-heavy hook to the Kate Bush, Siouxsee-esque vocals, this track from the OWSLA electro…

  9. St. Lucia Talks Debut Album, Opening for Ellie Goulding

    January 30, 2013 3:55 PM EST The New York-by-way-of-Johannesburg artist has already scored a hit in South Africa. Jean-Philip Grobler, the mastermind behind rising synth-pop act St. Lucia, hasn't released a full album yet, but he's already topping artists like Taylor Swift and the Lumineers halfway around the…

  10. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Super Bowl Setlist: Report

    January 24, 2013 9:13 PM EST With Beyonce's Super Bowl appearance just days away, songs from the superstar's potential set list were revealed on Thursday. According to Us Weekly, Beyonce will open the half time show with "Crazy in Love," her solo debut single. Halfway through the performance, she'…

  11. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  12. Brantley Gilbert Says 'I Do' to Future Songs With Jana Kramer

    January 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST Newly engaged couple has written together ... Singer also talks ACM nods, Tim McGraw tour and his cameo on "Nashville" Country stars Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer got engaged over the weekend in Nashville. The "Country Must Be Country Wide" singer tells Billboard that…

  13. Big Day Out Bounces Back With Killers, Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    January 21, 2013 2:45 PM EST With its disastrous 2012 trek now a dusty memory, the Big Day Out and its huge U.S. artist contingent rumbled into the Gold Coast on Sunday, where the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Animal Collective and the Bloody Beetroots filled it up.   The Chili Peppers are veterans of…

  14. Brantley Gilbert Ready to Rock on Third Album

    January 09, 2013 1:00 PM EST Country star is nine songs into a followup to 2010's 'Halfway to Heaven' With two No. 1, gold-certified singles and a gold album under his belt buckle, Brantley Gilbert promises he'll be coming out "rockin'" on his third album, which he's started…

  15. Tate Stevens Wins 'The X Factor' and $5 Million Contract

    December 20, 2012 10:20 PM EST Country Singer Tops Carly Rose Sonenclar: "This is the best day of my life" In recent weeks, the balance of power on "The X Factor" shifted, moving from country hopeful Tate Stevens to budding teen star Carly Rose Sonenclar. On Thursday night's "X Factor"…

  16. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal…

  17. R. Kelly Brings the 'Single Ladies' Tour to NYC

    November 24, 2012 8:00 AM EST From sweaty grinding to sweet gospel, on Wednesday night (Nov. 21), R. Kelly , born Robert Sylvester Kelly, brought his 'Single Ladies' tour to The Theater at Madison Square Garden. "The King of R&B" moniker is important to note, as R. Kelly seemed determined to flaunt…

  18. Backstreet Boys Are 'Halfway There' to First Indie Album

    November 19, 2012 11:50 AM EST With Kevin Richardson back in the fold, the guys work with "young cats" like the Fliptones on their next album Just in time to celebrate their 20th anniversary next year, a clearly revived Backstreet Boys say a new album is more than halfway done. The quintet, which is again at full…

  19. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Four, Paris

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST Rihanna as Flat Stanley?, four hours sleep, and more as Riri rocks France. Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) ,…

  20. Soundgarden Kings NYC Club On 'Animal' Album Release Day

    November 14, 2012 2:55 PM EST Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell thanked folks crammed into New York club Irving Plaza last night (Nov. 13) for attending the "record release party" for "King Animal," out yesterday. But from behind those simple words came a lot of power and a lot of history as the…

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