1. Ex-Silverchair Singer Daniel Johns Drops NSFW Video for 'Aerial Love': Watch

    February 10, 2015 6:21 AM EST Daniel Johns has shared the "intense"-- and just a bit NSFW -- video for his first-ever solo track, "Aerial Love".   Directed by Lorin Askill (who has worked on clips for Flume and  Chet Faker , Phoenix and edited Sia's "Chandelier") and filmed on the…

  2. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 4: 'False Imposition'

    January 29, 2015 3:58 PM EST Every episode of Empire makes me ask a lot of questions, some of them loudly at the television. I'm that type of TV viewer who talks to the screen. I know nobody on the show is about to break the fourth wall and turn in my direction to answer. Also, Twitter is a mess during that hour…

  3. 'Empire' Episode Three Recap: The Devil Quotes Scripture

    January 22, 2015 1:25 PM EST If there's one thing we must never forget, it's that Lucious is a gangster. Don't let the sharp suits fool you, lest you want to end up like Mel in the first scene of episode 3 of Empire . Mel is a manager for one of Empire Entertainment's artists, Veronica. He decides…

  4. AMAs Best & Worst Moments: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Lorde & More

    November 24, 2014 12:43 AM EST So who won the 2014 AMAs? One Direction won the coveted Artist of the Year and two other awards, while Taylor Swift captured the Dick Clark Award of Excellence, and Lorde was generally awesome. But plenty of other artists brought their A-game, as this was a star-studded night for the…

  5. 40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players

    September 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT They’re young, they’re innovative, they’re disruptive. From monetizing bite-sized streams to selling out massive stadiums, these are the progressive leaders reshaping the music industry. The honorees on Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 Power Players list were chosen by Billboard editors from…

  6. Electric Daisy Carnival Preview: Organizer Says 2014 Will Be 'One For The Record Books'

    June 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella discusses what makes EDC unique, how they will minimize drug use and the progress of a dance awards show. Since making its Sin City debut in 2011, Insomniac's flagship Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas has become a musical holiday that many…

  7. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  8. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  9. '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…

  10. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  11. Festival Fashion Breakdown: Style Tips for Coachella, Electric Daisy, Bonnaroo and More

    April 12, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Need a little help trying to figure out what to wear at your favorite festival? We're here to help. Today marks Day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. It’s that time of year when music fills the air and your spirit comes to life with fresh style. But there’s…

  12. Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience': Track-By-Track Review

    March 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT When "FutureSex/Lovesounds" was released in September 2006, Justin Timberlake was 25 years old, in a relationship with Cameron Diaz that was about to end, and for all intents and purposes, still a kid trying to prove himself and sustain the post-*N SYNC momentum of 2003'…

  13. Lana Del Rey: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 13, 2012 12:25 PM EST The viral (and now Interscope) star incorporates hip-hop producers and nabs an "SNL" slot before her album debut. Finally, her voice is bigger than her controversial persona. Rarely is a breaking artist as polarizing as Lana Del Rey. The 25-year-old songstress became one of 2011&…

  14. Fashion Dissect: Lady Gaga 'Marry the Night' Video

    December 05, 2011 1:20 PM EST Lady Gaga 's sinister "Marry The Night" video explores a slanted reality through the eyes of Mother Monster herself, who directed. Choreographed by Richard Jackson, the video was shot back in October in New York City, specifically Staten Island and Harlem. Getting wheeled…

  15. The Raconteurs Reform, Return Home, Rock Inaugural MI Fest

    September 19, 2011 1:28 PM EDT The Raconteurs capped the first week of their reactivation on Sept. 17, closing the inaugural MI Fest with a blazing 90-minute set at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. It was a homecoming of sorts for the group, which played two warm-up shows -- its first in three years -…

  16. Five Coolest Gadgets From CES 2011

    January 07, 2011 9:21 PM EST Get past all the crowds, the cab lines, the celebrity spokespersons, the bad food and booth babes, and the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was about nifty little gadgets -- a whole lot of nifty little gadgets that take up more show floor exhibit space than any other…

  17. Music's 15 Best & Worst Fashions Of 2010

    December 22, 2010 1:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, the stylist who brought the world some of | Drake At Lil Wayne's Post-Jail Party NIKI SCHWAN: "I worked with The 'Glee' Cast's School-Days Look NIKI SCHWAN: "I think Leighton Meester's "Somebody To Love" Video NIKI SCHWAN: "I don&…

  18. Ozzy Covers Lennon's 'How' for Birthday Celebrations

    October 07, 2010 2:23 PM EDT The John Lennon 70th birthday festivities continue this week with Ozzy Osbourne and Amnesty International joining the efforts. Today (Oct. 7) Amnesty International premiered the video for Osbourne's cover of Lennon's song, "How," from his classic 1971 album "Imagine.…

  19. The Billboard Q&A: Mariah Carey

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey sits down with Billboard to chat about her new album, "E=MC2" -- due April 15 via Island Def Jam -- touring plans, her No. 1s, her Elizabeth Arden fragrance and much more. On a recent Monday morning, Mariah Carey flew the red-eye from New York to Los Angeles, stopped by…

  20. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part four Made His Move on Christie Lee After a relatively short tour that culminated with a New Year's Eve performance at Madison Square Garden, Billy found himself back home. Only now the home was empty. "I just have to get used to being on my own," he said. "I'm…

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