1. Kanye West Lashes Out at Jimmy Kimmel After Interview Spoof

    September 26, 2013 8:39 PM EDT The outspoken hip-hop star asks the late-night host to "put yourself in my shoes" Jimmy Kimmel has spoofed an hour-long interview Kanye West gave to the BBC -- and West doesn't like it. After questioning West's statements on a recent episode ("Does Kanye West…

  2. Sting's 'The Last Ship' Musical To Set Sail For Broadway

    September 19, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursday that the show - inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England - will appear on Broadway in the fall of 2014…

  3. New York Fashion Week Runway Jams: Day 3

    September 08, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. MORE FASHION WEEK: 10 Epic FW Music Moments | Janelle Monáe Sings At Minkoff Show   DAY 3:…

  4. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth For Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Festival

    August 26, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek also includes Rob Zombie, Placebo, AFI, Korn…

  5. Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Is Expecting A Baby

    August 16, 2013 3:06 AM EDT Nadine Coyle, vocalist with the record-breaking pop group Girls Aloud, is pregnant with her first child. The Irish pop singer shared the big news on her Instagram account, where she posted a picture with the caption: "I am having a baby." Coyle's management firm confirmed…

  6. Brett Eldredge 'Back' On Top Country Albums For First Time

    August 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The rookie roars onto the list at No. 2 and tops Country Airplay with "Don't Ya." Plus, Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr and Jennifer Nettles make news Brett Eldredge posts the best start by a new male artist on Top Country Albums in nearly a year, as "Bring You Back" starts…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  8. Royal Baby Playlist: Songs to Celebrate Prince William & Kate Middleton's New Arrival

    July 22, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, born Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The young Prince, whose name has not been released, arrived at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. In honor of Will and Kate's new…

  9. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  10. Cirque du Soleil Returns to Las Vegas Stage After Acrobat Death

    July 15, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Cirque du Soleil will resume performances of its "Ka" show in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, 17 days after an acrobat fell about 90 feet to her death in its closing scene, the company announced Sunday. But the show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino will resume without the final…

  11. Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Cast

    July 11, 2013 11:12 AM EDT "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of 'Glee' this fall," showrunner Ryan Murphy announced. "Glee" is kicking its upcoming fifth season up a notch. Showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday…

  12. Sarah Darling Soaks Up the Sun in Flirty 'Little Umbrellas' Video: Watch

    July 05, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Country singer talks new music, her tour with Scotty McCreery and working outside the label system Sarah Darling had just parted ways with her label, Black River. Most artists might take a while to figure out what they want to do next, but for the songstress, the music literally made the…

  13. Cirque du Soleil Founder ‘Heartbroken’ After Acrobat's Death

    July 02, 2013 12:48 AM EDT The founder of Cirque du Soleil says his tight-knit performance company, renowned for extravagant shows that challenge the boundaries of the body and the stage, is "completely devastated" after a veteran acrobat died in Las Vegas in a fall witnessed by the audience. Coroner's…

  14. Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies after Fall in Las Vegas

    July 01, 2013 1:40 AM EDT A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas. Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead late Saturday night at a hospital after falling about 50 feet from the show's stage. Witnesses told the Las Vegas Sun that the…

  15. The Longest Music Moments Ever

    June 21, 2013 12:15 PM EDT It's June 21 and we're celebrating the longest day of the year the best way we know how: with a long, long look at the record-breaking "longest" moments on the Billboard charts. Have a look: we've got allllll day.   Longest Reign at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Released…

  16. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  17. Summer Songs 1985-2012: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    June 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 28 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  18. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  19. Tenacious D Announces Musical Comedy Fest, Festival Supreme

    June 10, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Festival Supreme. Sounds like "the coming together of a bunch of Froot Loops," right? That's what the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, known together as Tenacious D, want festivalgoers to think. Black and Gass have teamed up to produce Festival Supreme, a day-long…

  20. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 05, 2013 4:01 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

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