1. Brown Eyed Girls Release 'Recipe' Single: Listen

    July 09, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Anticipation for the girl group's return is high after member Ga In co-starred in PSY's "Gentleman" video. In less than five days' time, long-running K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls announced their return to the K-pop scene and dropped a new track, "Recipe…

  2. Daft Punk, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Dance/Electronic Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:08 PM EDT At the mid-way point of 2013, Daft Punk's recently released album "Random Access Memories" is by far the year's top selling dance/electronic album. With 614,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set has sold more than 500,000 copies more than…

  3. Tom Odell, Icona Pop Debut Atop U.K. Charts; Glastonbury Festival Sparks Sales Lifts

    July 01, 2013 4:57 AM EDT Tom Odell, the British singer-songwriter who won the Critics’ Choice title at the 2013 BRIT Awards, opened at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 30) with his debut set “Long Way Down” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, Swedish duo Icona Pop’s international hit …

  4. 2NE1's CL Defines 'Baddest Female,' Women Empowerment & Ideal Type: Exclusive Video

    June 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "I want people all around the globe to know that there are girls in Asia, like me, who like hip-hop and dress uniquely." Her fans are fanatical. CL is the snazzy leader of K-pop's famous girl group 2NE1 (under YG Entertainment, home to PSY, BIGBANG, Se7en and more).…

  5. Rihanna Passes Justin Bieber as Most Viewed Artist on YouTube

    June 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Some time early Tuesday morning (June 18), Rihanna passed Justin Bieber as the most-viewed artist on YouTube. The 77 videos on Rihanna's official VEVO channel now have a combined 3.784 billion views in total, surpassing the total view counts of the 79 videos on Bieber's official…

  6. The 10 'Baddest Females' in K-Pop

    June 17, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "This is for my bad girls all over the world. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?" -CL Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina, Shakira... the top divas of the West all ooze sex appeal and confidence. The same is not true in South Korea as most top acts have an…

  7. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  8. Cho Yong Pil: Meet the K-Pop Legend

    June 12, 2013 5:45 PM EDT A rare sit-down interview with the Korean pop legend, aka, the man who knocked PSY's "Gentleman" off the No. 1 spot Cho Yong Pil’s Seoul office in the affluent Seocho-dong neighborhood is surprisingly neat and tidy given all that's inside. The room is packed with music…

  9. After School Pushes Boundaries With 'First Love' Single Concept

    June 07, 2013 4:45 PM EDT K-pop girl group After School is turning a lot of heads with the concept for their new single "First Love." Teaser photos featuring the eight-member outfit have been released by label Pledis Entertainment featuring everything from fierce, bad girl looks to fresh-faced, clean…

  10. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Return To Childhood in 'Everything Has Changed' Video: Watch

    June 06, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Leave it to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to fully return us cynical adults to the wonders of childhood in a little over four minutes. In the impossibly adorable music video for "Everything Has Changed," the singer-songwriters showcase miniature doppelgängers building an everlasting…

  11. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  12. Lee Hyori Rules With 'Bad Girls' on K-Pop Chart

    June 01, 2013 2:00 PM EDT This week's biggest K-pop chart and industry news. With a decade in the industry under her belt, Lee Hyori nabs her first K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 with “Bad Girls,” the lead single off fifth album “Monochrome.” The K-diva hasn’t released a single in three years since her 2010 “H-Logic”…

  13. 2NE1's CL Is 'The Baddest Female' in Solo Video

    May 28, 2013 7:52 PM EDT Earlier this month, YG Entertainment (label to PSY, BIGBANG, G-Dragon and more) teased a new artist asking "Who's Next?" before revealing a solo CL , leader of K-pop girl group phenomenom 2NE1, would be the newest act waving the YG flag. Her debut effort was released early…

  14. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  15. Daft Punk Stream Aids 38-5 Rise on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    May 23, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Daft Punk makes a leap on the Social 50 tally, rising 38-5 and breaking the top five for the first time. The French electronic duo made its just-released album, "Random Access Memories" (May 21), available for streaming in the iTunes Store on May 13.   The Social 50 ranks the most…

  16. Daft Punk Stream Aids 38-5 Rise on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    May 23, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Daft Punk makes a leap on the Social 50 tally, rising 38-5 and breaking the top five for the first time. The French dance duo made its just-released album, "Random Access Memories" (May 21), available for streaming in the iTunes Store on Monday, May 13.   The ascension in the…

  17. PSY Impostor Crashes Cannes Film Festival

    May 23, 2013 11:04 AM EDT "Seems like there's another ME at Cannes," South Korean superstar tweets. After days of a PSY impostor gallivanting around the 2013 Cannes Film Festival dressed as the South Korean rapper, the real "Gangnam Style" star has finally stood up. On Wednesday (May 22),…

  18. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  19. Kellie Pickler Wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

    May 22, 2013 9:23 AM EDT Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday. "This is amazing!" she beamed to her professional partner, Derek Hough. The pair…

  20. The 10 Most GIF-Worthy Moments: Billboard Music Awards 2013

    May 20, 2013 3:53 AM EDT Still shots are nice, but the 2013 Billboard Music Awards was all about motion. Everyone from host Tracy Morgan to performers like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars showed their stuff on stage--shimmering, shaking and singing. So what better way to recap some of the best times from the show…

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