1. Demi Lovato Nixes Philadelphia Fourth of July Gig

    July 03, 2013 9:50 PM EDT The singer has canceled her holiday appearance due to strep throat. Demi Lovato is a no-go for Philadelphia's Fourth of July show. City officials say Lovato has canceled her appearance at Thursday's annual free concert because of strep throat. She's being replaced on the bill…

  2. Fashion Writer B. Scott Rejects BET's Apology for Clothing Clash

    July 03, 2013 1:23 AM EDT A TV personality who says BET forced him to tone down his typically feminine look to appear on its pre-awards show is rejecting the network's apology. BET was contrite after B. Scott, an openly gay fashion and advice columnist who has several television shows and a Web following, said…

  3. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a…

  4. BET Says Sorry to Fashion Blogger Told to Tone-Down His Outfit

    July 02, 2013 12:41 AM EDT BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network's pre-awards show. The network called the incident with B. Scott, which took place before Sunday's BET Awards, a "miscommunication." On his blog Monday,…

  5. Lorde Breaks Onto U.S. Charts, Preps September Album

    July 01, 2013 2:01 PM EDT The 16-year-old is already a chart-topper in her native New Zealand. Is America next? Popping up on the lower reaches of the Billboard 200 chart last week was Lorde's "The Love Club" EP, which entered the tally at No. 191 following its release in March on Lava/Republic. The…

  6. Sara Bareilles' Blessed Unrest: Inside Her Personal & Professional Changes For New Album

    June 24, 2013 12:21 PM EDT "I love when I feel challenged to step up to my highest capacity," the singer/songwriter tells Billboard. "I always swore I would never live in New York," Sara Bareilles says with a laugh from her New York apartment. "I always felt so overwhelmed here. It's…

  7. Queensryche, 'Queensryche': Track-By-Track Review

    June 24, 2013 11:10 AM EDT First, Queensrÿche endured guitarist Chris DeGarmo's 1997 departure. Then came last year's firing of singer Geoff Tate, whose assertion that he holds 81% of the act's songwriting credits sparked rampant commentary about exactly what each member has contributed to the band.…

  8. Demi Lovato Preps 'Made In The USA' Single

    June 24, 2013 10:28 AM EDT "Heart Attack" follow-up will be worked to radio beginning later this week. With Demi Lovato's hit single "Heart Attack" beginning to ever-so-slightly dip on the Hot 100 chart -- the track tumbled from No. 20 to 26 on last week's chart, after downgrading from…

  9. Scott Weiland Weds Photographer Jamie Wachtel

    June 23, 2013 11:50 PM EDT Scott Weiland is a newlywed. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman married photographer Jamie Wachtel on Saturday at their Los Angeles home, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "We had the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony," Wachtel told People of the…

  10. Beyonce, 'Dangerously In Love': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    June 22, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Fall crazy back in love with Queen B's first solo album on the 10th anniversary of its release. Ten years ago, Beyoncé decided to make a move that would ultimately help her become one the most accomplished artists in music. The singer, while the R&B group Destiny's Child…

  11. Parmalee: Go Behind the Scenes of Their New 'Carolina' Video

    June 20, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Billboard has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at rising group Parmalee's new music video for "Carolina." "It's been our baby for awhile," lead vocalist Matt Thomas tells us about the song. "It's all about home. It's very autobiographical,…

  12. DJ AM Documentary Trailer Debuts at EDM Biz Conference

    June 20, 2013 4:16 PM EDT The late DJ is the subject of a forthcoming documentary. During a panel at EDM Biz about the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy’s non-profit arm, MusiCares, documentary filmmaker Kevin Kerslake premiered a trailer for his forthcoming film about the late DJ AM titled “As I AM: The Life…

  13. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  14. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better?

    June 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Yesterday (June 17), Kanye West released a short clip to promote his new album, "Yeezus." The video parodies "American Psycho" and features "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" stars Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban. 'Ye recruits Disick to play Patrick Bateman…

  15. Kanye West Posts 'American Psycho'-Inspired 'Yeezus' Promo

    June 17, 2013 10:08 PM EDT At last weekend's "Yeezus" listening party in Los Angeles, Kanye West premiered a short ad for the new album. Now, the video is online, posted to the front page of West's website . The clip, which features "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" personalities Scott…

  16. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  17. The Summer Song Of 2013: Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky'?

    June 13, 2013 9:03 AM EDT … Or will it be Florida Georgia Line's crossover "Cruise"? Robin Thicke? Icona Pop? Let the race begin Barring a sudden run of bad luck this summer, radio programmers think Daft Punk will claim the 2013 Song of the Summer title. But predictions also include remixed…

  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. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  20. Scott Weiland Countersuing Stone Temple Pilots

    June 03, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Scott Weiland is filing a $7 million countersuit against his fellow co-founders of Stone Temple Pilots, claiming they do not have the legal right to remove him from the band and asking a judge to bar their use of the name going forward. "How do you expel a man from the band that he…

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