1. Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Second Baby

    July 01, 2013 2:06 AM EDT Jessica Simpson's daughter has a new playmate — a baby brother named Ace. Simpson's rep confirmed that the entertainer gave birth to Ace Knute in Los Angeles on Sunday via planned C-section. The details were first reported by Us Weekly. Jessica Simpson Confirms Pregnancy on…

  2. 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…

  3. Bruno Mars Romps Through 'Moonshine Jungle' Tour in Philadelphia: Live Review

    June 25, 2013 10:40 AM EDT One of the most impressive things about Bruno Mars' performance on Monday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center was, in fact, the list of songs that he left off the set list. The 27-year-old has been famous as a solo artist for roughly three years, and has already reached…

  4. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  5. Lil Wayne: 'I Didn't Step On the Flag On Purpose'

    June 18, 2013 11:48 AM EDT Lil Wayne stirred up controversy yesterday (June 17) when behind-the-scenes footage of his upcoming "God Bless Amerika" video hit the Internet. The one-minute clip shows Lil Wayne rapping before an American flag and surrounded by an assembly of Hollygrove, New Orleans locals. As…

  6. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  7. 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…

  8. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  9. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    June 11, 2013 3:38 AM EDT 'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against Lionsgate was filed for interfering with a Twilight parody film. Now, a new lawsuit claims that Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Apple Corps…

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs mainstream top 40 radio airplay…

  11. CODER Picks of the Week: Lucas Nord & Tove Lo, Helix, Alex Sibley & More

    June 07, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo: “Run On Love (Radio Edit)”   The bright chords that open this tune, leading directly to Tove Lo’s Sia…

  12. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  13. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  14. The Seed: A$AP Ferg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Weeknd & More

    May 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT After weeks of anticipation, A$AP Mob’s second-in-command, A$AP Ferg, lets loose the remix to his breakout song,“Work." The remix features verses from French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, and of course, A$AP Rocky. The song's accompanying video, premiered on May 14, has…

  15. Mariah Carey Scores 27th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hit, Fourth-Most For a Woman

    May 16, 2013 7:27 PM EDT With a 39-7 catapult on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, becomes the 27th top 10 hit for Mariah Carey. The singer was previously tied with Whitney Houston for the fourth-most top 10s all-time for a female but now claims the position all to herself. Ahead…

  16. The Seed: Ace Hood, French Montana, 2 Chainz & More

    May 14, 2013 1:04 PM EDT A slew of remixes hit the 'net this past week in attempt to extend the life of several chart-climbing songs. B.o.B’s "We Still in this Bitch," which sits at its peak of No. 19 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, receives the remix treatment with new verses from Young Jeezy, Young…

  17. Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty in Club Assault

    May 14, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane after James Lettley of…

  18. LL Cool J Scores 13th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 09, 2013 11:04 PM EDT The rapper's "Authentic" is his first independently distributed album after a long run with Def Jam. LL Cool J’s 14th full-length release, “Authentic,” opens at No. 7 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 14,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Queens rapper has…

  19. Led Zeppelin Wouldn't Reunite for Bill Clinton

    May 06, 2013 8:30 PM EDT The former president of the United States reportedly asked the group to reform for the 12-12-12 benefit concert. It's a diplomatic failure at the highest level: Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin to reunite. The CBS "60 Minutes Overtime" webcast reported Monday that…

  20. Tyler, the Creator Talks Mountain Dew Controversy: 'It's Not Gonna Change My Art in Any Way'

    May 02, 2013 10:25 PM EDT On Wednesday, PepsiCo removed an online ad for Mountain Dew developed by Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator after it was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot, a battered white woman on crutches is urged by an…

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