1. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:30 PM EST Destiny's Child reunites; Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson handle pre-game; Music takes center stage during Super Bowl Week in New Orleans A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her live-singing capabilities on Sunday,…

  2. Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson Honor America With Super Bowl Performances

    February 03, 2013 7:05 PM EST Before the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers charged the field to begin Super Bowl XLVII, two of R&B's leading ladies, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, made America proud with a pair of emotional performances. SUPER BOWL PHOTOS: All the Music Action From New Orleans…

  3. Super Bowl XLVII Parties: The Billboard Guide

    February 01, 2013 5:10 PM EST Beyond Beyonce, all the performances New Orleans has to offer on the Super Bowl weekend. While the world is waiting for Beyonce's definitely-not-prerecorded Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, taking it easy on the wings -- New Orleans has a full smorgasboard of performances in store…

  4. Jennifer Hudson to Sing With Sandy Hook Chorus at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 10:01 PM EST The Grammy winner will perform "America the Beautiful" with the elementary school's chorus during Sunday's pregame show. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform "America the Beautiful" with the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus live before Sunday…

  5. Beyonce: 'I Will Absolutely Be Singing Live' at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 4:20 PM EST Singer also hints at an important announcement immediately following Sunday's performance Three days before her much-anticipated performance during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Beyonce announced that she will be singing live at the halftime show during a press conference held on…

  6. John Dahlback, 'Life (Diamonds in the Dark)': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish DJ John Dahlback puts a fresh new spin on his single with singer Agnes Carlsson. What do you do when you have a hit instrumental track on your hands? For many EDM producers, the answer lately has been a simple one: “Get Pitbull.” But if Pit isn’t available, why not try a…

  7. One Direction to Start Shooting 3D Movie in Tokyo

    January 14, 2013 8:39 AM EST Morgan Spurlock takes director duties. One Direction will officially begin shooting their previously announced behind-the-scenes 3D film next weekend. The film, which will be released by TriStar Pictures on Aug. 30, 2013, is being directed by Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"), who…

  8. Rolling Stones Deny Coachella Appearance, But Festival Teases With Photo... of a Polo Ball

    January 04, 2013 8:15 PM EST By now, the forthcoming Rolling Stones tour is just about the worst-kept secret in the world, even though there is still no official confirmation that it's happening. And even though earlier today, RollingStone.com posted an article that finds Mick Jagger saying he doesn't know how…

  9. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Perform Debut Gig at Sundance

    January 02, 2013 5:20 PM EST Dave Grohl won't just be bowing his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival this month. The Foo Fighters frontman will also lead the debut performance of the Sound City Players, a group gathering "core musicians and special guests" from "Sound City," Grohl&…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Jason Castro Moves 'Mountain'

    January 02, 2013 11:10 AM EST Former 'American Idol' Finalist Releases Second Solo Album "American Idol" alum Jason Castro is counting down the days until the January 15 release of his new album, "Only A Mountain." "It's been quite some time since my debut came out, so I'm…

  11. Kanye West's Style: Why You Should Love His Wild Stage Threads

    December 31, 2012 3:50 PM EST "Don't talk about style," Kanye West orders on "Cold," the emphatic single from his G.O.O.D. Music album "Cruel Summer." "I'll motherfuckin' embarrass you." It's a bold statement. Still, it hasn't stopped many from making West…

  12. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Still Rules

    December 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week, selling 276,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%) -- as do most of the chart's titles. That's…

  13. Demi Lovato Dedicates Christmas Song Performance to Connecticut Victims

    December 26, 2012 1:20 PM EST This Christmas, Demi Lovato paid tribute to the children lost in the Newton, Conn., shooting earlier this month. In a video posted to YouTube on Christmas Eve, the "X Factor" judge sings the 1993 Alabama Christmas tune "Angels Among Us" in a performance dedicated to the…

  14. Bon Jovi's New Album Will Include 'Some Different Elements,' says Sambora

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "What About Now?" due out this spring, with lead single "Because We Can" dropping Jan. 7. Bon Jovi's upcoming "What About Now?" will mark a musical "evolution" for the band, but not to the point that might be off-putting to group's worldwide…

  15. Taylor Swift Named 2012's Most Charitable Star, Rihanna Gives $1.75 Million

    December 26, 2012 12:03 PM EST 'Tis the season for pop star charity work. DoSomething.org named Taylor Swift its top "celeb gone good" for 2012, citing the singer's $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum and her Ripple of Hope Award, a charity honor from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that…

  16. Taylor Swift Going for Six Weeks at No. 1 With 'Red' on Billboard 200

    December 22, 2012 10:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is dreaming of a "Red" Christmas, it seems. Industry sources are forecasting that her "Red" album is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album might move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the…

  17. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday .   Rivera added just over a million…

  18. Newtown Editor Looking For Acts for Sandy Hook Benefit Shows

    December 21, 2012 12:53 AM EST Newtown, Conn., will see several benefit concerts in the wake of last Friday's shooting tragedy in early 2013 -- if artists step up to the plate. According to SoundSpike , John Voket, an editor at the Newtown Bee, is leading the effort to organize events to provide support in the…

  19. Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?

    December 20, 2012 7:59 PM EST Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief last week, but that probably isn't the reason why he's the only musical performer not featured on the album of the event. Even special guests Michael Stipe,…

  20. 'The X Factor': Fifth Harmony Goes From Underdog to Front-Runner

    December 20, 2012 9:35 AM EST During the final four episode of "The X Factor," girl group Fifth Harmony performed "Anything Could Happen," an Ellie Goulding song that preaches spontaneity and the idea that, well, anything could and sometimes will happen. The next evening, the five-piece shocked the…

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