1. Candice Glover 'Still in a Daze' After Earning 'Idol' Finale Spot

    May 14, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Candice Glover is no stranger to the “American Idol” stage. The Charlotte, North Carolina, singer auditioned for season nine, failing to make the cut after Simon Cowell commented that he couldn’t see her being anything but a lounge singer. In season 11, Glover came back for another round…

  2. Vampire Weekend Rocks 'Diane Young,' 'Unbelievers' as Kristen Wiig Returns to 'SNL'

    May 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kristen Wiig's return to the "Saturday Night Live" stage may have stolen a bit of the band's thunder, but Vampire Weekend came out swinging last night (May 11) on the newest episode of "SNL" Fresh off the release of "Modern Vampires of the City," the…

  3. Ga In Chats Life After Co-Starring in PSY's 'Gentleman' Video

    May 09, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Ga In, the youngest member of girl group Brown Eyed Girls, has become one of Korea’s most sought-after artists after being featured in PSY's second viral music video hit, "Gentleman." Ga In grabbed worldwide attention with her dark eye makeup, wiping the sweat off her face…

  4. Rebecca & Fiona, 'Union': First Look

    May 08, 2013 1:14 PM EDT With commentary from the girls, five things to look for in the first clip from the Swedish duo’s sophomore album. CODE’s favorite bottle blondes are back. Rebecca & Fiona’s second single and clip from their as-yet-untitled sophomore album -- following up the dreamy psychedelic dance-pop…

  5. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  6. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

    April 17, 2013 2:19 AM EDT Coldplay announced on Tuesday the digital release of its "Mylo Xyloto" comic book series, based on the 2011 album of the same name. Written by filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) with help from the British band, the six-part saga depicts an…

  7. Les Blank, Blues Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 08, 2013 12:21 AM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short film on Dizzy Gillespie, Blank set a new…

  8. Q&A: John Vanderslice on Kickstarter Success, 'Dagger Beach' and Covering David Bowie

    February 22, 2013 5:09 PM EST The San Francisco indie rocker's crowd-sourcing campaign has earned over $50,000 in its opening days. With over a decade of albums on indie labels such as Barsuk and Dead Oceans behind him, San Francisco musician and Tiny Telephone studio owner John Vanderslice’s next project is going D…

  9. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake': Billboard Cover Story

    February 22, 2013 2:00 PM EST "It's literally unbelievable," he says of his song shooting to No. 1. "It's amazing to have this track recognized by the world" On Feb. 6, 23-year-old Harry Bauer Rodrigues was on tour in Vancouver enjoying the gradual climb of a promising career as a DJ…

  10. Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth Added to Music Mix at Oscars

    February 21, 2013 12:45 PM EST Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special closing number, and past winners Jennifer Hudson, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join an all-star tribute to recent movie musicals at this Sunday's Academy Awards. It's all part of an increasingly…

  11. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  12. Firefly Music Festival: Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers Top 2013 Lineup

    February 19, 2013 8:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend and Foster the People will also headline the Delaware festival's 70+ band lineup Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ,  Red Hot Chili Peppers , Vampire Weekend and Foster the People are set to headline the 2013 Firefly Music Festival.    The festival's second year will…

  13. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Divas Debut in Top 10 on Billboard Dance Charts

    February 08, 2013 7:36 PM EST Sharon Needles and Willam take a bow with latest releases The charts are a drag this week, thanks to the queens of the hit TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race." The Logo TV reality competition program, where contestants compete for the title of "America's Next Drag…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: As 'Girls' Joins 'Glee' On Billboard Charts ... What If They Got Together?

    February 08, 2013 10:05 AM EST HBO's 'Girls' is having more of an influence on Billboard charts lately than Fox's 'Glee.' Chart Beat offers a solution to reverse the latter series' chart fortunes – and make the former's even stronger. HBO's "Girls" has quickly…

  15. People's Choice 2013: Katy Perry and One Direction Feel the Love

    January 10, 2013 12:15 AM EST Four Trophies for Katy ... A Pair for 1D ... Taylor Swift Wins Fave Country Artist ... Christina Aguilera Performs Katy Perry scored five trophies at last year's People's Choice Awards, and she wasn't even there. The pop starlet made it out to this year's event, held…

  16. Justin Bieber's Saturday: Apologizes for Alleged Pot Use, Visits Cancer Patient

    January 07, 2013 10:10 AM EST Justin Bieber pressed reset on Saturday following a tough week that included the death of a paparazzo who was trying to photograph him and later, the leak of photos allegedly showing him smoking pot. The singer delayed the start of a concert in Salt Lake City in order to visit leukemia…

  17. New Year's Eve: 13 Hot Shows to Ring In 2013

    December 28, 2012 2:45 PM EST Across the country, music fans will be kicking off 2013 at massive arenas and intimate venues, at overwhelming raves and scintillating hip-hop shows, at rock showcases and pop explosions. Which New Year's Eve experience is right for you? Check out these 13 hot U.S. shows for the…

  18. Watch MNDR's 'Diamonds' Tastemakers Studio Session

    December 26, 2012 2:15 PM EST MNDR performs three songs from "Feed Me Diamonds" as part of the Billboard Tastemakers video series. Photos: MNDR's Tastemakers Session You can tell just by listening that to MNDR, music and fashion are fully intertwined. Amanda Warner, MNDR's master, put on her black…

  19. Ziggy Marley On 'In Concert,' Working on 'One Man' Studio Album

    December 18, 2012 7:11 PM EST With his first live album about to be released, Ziggy Marley is already back in the studio, working on songs for his next album. "I'm thinking about putting a record out next year, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna make that," Marley tells Billboard. "The best time…

  20. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year,…

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