1. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:15 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and Rihanna ruled R&B. BILLBOARD MUSIC…

  2. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards With Six Wins

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement for the event, airing live Sunday night from…

  3. Janet Jackson Talks 'janet.' 20th Anniversary: Exclusive

    May 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT 'I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. ' - Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's "janet." celebrates its 20th anniversary today, May 18. Her groundbreaking fifth album has sold over 7 million copies and…

  4. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Who Came Out on Top After Final Performances?

    May 15, 2013 11:57 PM EDT For the first time since 2004, two ladies squared off for the "American Idol" crown in its penultimate episode, the final show before the results are announced and the winner of the competition's 12th season is revealed. Both finalists, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison,…

  6. Demi Lovato Q&A: On 'Demi,' Her 'X Factor' Return and Being Sick of Party Songs

    May 13, 2013 2:25 PM EDT "'Unbroken' wasn't my favorite album, and this one is my favorite one so far," the 20-year-old pop star tells Billboard. Last Tuesday (May 7), Demi Lovato asked her 13 million Twitter followers, "What's your favorite song off #DEMI??" Her fourth…

  7. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  8. The 10 Best Charting Movie Soundtracks Ever: 'Saturday Night Fever,' 'Purple Rain' and More

    May 07, 2013 3:23 PM EDT This Friday (May 10) will mark the release of the Baz Luhrmann-directed incarnation of book-based classic “The Great Gatsby.” Ahead of its theatrical debut, today (May 7) the effort’s soundtrack, “Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film: The Great Gatsby,” hits stores. Acclaimed rapper Jay…

  9. Michael Buble Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT "To Be Loved" bows with sales of 195,000 after the singer's media blitz. As predicted, Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "To Be Loved." The Reprise/Warner Bros. Records set bows with 195,000 sold in its first week, according…

  10. Celine Dion Teases New Album With In-Studio Video: Watch

    April 28, 2013 4:01 PM EDT Massively successful diva Céline Dion has a new album on the way, and she's just shared a new video featuring a closer look at her in-studio sessions. The minute-long clip shows Dion laying down vocals in Jupiter, FL's Echo Beach Studios, with guidance from famed producer Eg…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  12. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore & Selena Gomez Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves also added to May 19 event The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May…

  13. Michael Buble Bound For Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 24, 2013 8:08 PM EDT Buble's latest will be "Loved" to the No. 1 spot with the follow-up to his 2011 chart-topper, "Christmas." Pop singer Michael Buble is heading for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his just-released album, "To Be…

  14. Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Music Awards

    April 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Comedic actor Tracy Morgan, whose eight seasons on "Saturday Night Live" and seven on "30 Rock" solidified him as one TV's funniest stars, will host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 19, airing on ABC. CLICK FOR…

  15. The Wanted's Nathan Sykes to Undergo Vocal Surgery

    April 17, 2013 9:24 AM EDT The Wanted's Nathan Sykes is going on an "unforeseen hiatus" from the British group to address vocal problems. The band announced on Wednesday that Sykes will undergo throat surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday, which happens to be his 20th birthday. Sykes' exact…

  16. Grammy Crasher Vitalii Sediuk Charged, Could Face Jail Time

    April 16, 2013 8:01 PM EDT The Ukrainian prankster could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail, plus multiple fines. The Los Angeles City Attorney has filed charges against Vitalii Sediuk, the notorious Ukrainian TV prankster who crashed the Grammy Awards last February and mounted the stage during Adele'…

  17. Fall Out Boy, 'Save Rock and Roll': Track-By-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Here's a not-well-kept secret: back in their heyday, Fall Out Boy could stand toe-to-toe with any rock act, not just those corralled into their "pop-punk" sphere. In a very short amount of time, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman found a winning formula…

  18. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  19. Bruno Mars Lands Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 With 'When I Was Your Man'

    April 10, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The singer has tallied his first five No. 1s faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. The ascent also results in just the second No. 1 ever for a song featuring only piano and vocals Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the…

  20. Adele, Alicia Keys and Rita Ora Cover ELLE Magazine’s Women in Music Issue

    April 09, 2013 5:37 PM EDT As spring blossoms, music fills the air and we come to truly appreciate those musicians that hook us with their melodic poetry. ELLE Magazine trumpets this with their annual Women in Music issue. Adele, Alicia Keys and Rita Ora brought their own signature style to the May cover of ELLE…

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