1. New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet

    March 12, 2014 9:50 AM EDT Fans jumped high in their seats. Others raced to the front of the stage. The rest of the audience yelled excitedly. Carnegie Hall is a seated venue, but music lovers watching Iggy Pop and members of New Order on Tuesday night were eager and lost in the music at the 24th Annual Benefit Concert…

  2. Lorde Scores Limited-Edition MAC Makeup Line

    March 10, 2014 6:11 PM EDT There's no denying that we're totally into Lorde's signature beauty look -- her vampy lips in dark shades of deep berry and purple. Now, fans (us, included!) can get in on the action as MAC Cosmetics has announced its collaboration with the "Royals" songstress for a…

  3. Who Is Allie X? 'Catch' Singer Talks Katy Perry Shout-Out, Her Pop Takeover Plan

    March 10, 2014 1:50 PM EDT "I have been locked in my bedroom for two years making music," the Canadian artist tells Billboard in her first interview. It's the moment that so many unknown musical artists have desperately attempted to secure: the recognition of his or her artistry from an influential…

  4. RuPaul Nets Highest Charting Album Ever, Plus A 'Drag Race' Chart History

    March 06, 2014 8:12 PM EST RuPaul notches his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 as his new studio set, "Born Naked," sashays in at No. 85. Until this week, RuPaul had notched just one entry on the chart, when his breakthrough debut set, "Supermodel of the World" hit No. 109 in 1993. The…

  5. Mysteryland vs Electric Daisy: Insomniac and ID&T Reveal Lineups for Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? If you’re an EDM fan in New York, you are officially spoiled. Live Nation’s Insomniac and SFX’s ID&T announced their lineups for their competing events this May 24-25. If there were any lingering questions about competition between the two rave…

  6. Is Lady Gaga's Tour Flopping? Live Nation Slams 'Ridiculous' Reports

    March 06, 2014 2:03 PM EST Reports that ticket sales for Lady Gaga's artRave: the ARTPOP Ball tour are struggling are "ridiculous," according to Athur Fogel, Chairman of Live Nation's Global Touring division, producers of the tour. Ticket sales for North America and Europe are at 80% capacity sold,…

  7. Prince Debuts Funky Song, Talks Omelets and Hair on 'Arsenio Hall Show': Watch

    March 05, 2014 5:25 PM EST Prince was long on guitar solos, but short on information about his plans for 2014 during his takeover of "The Arsenio Hall Show" that airs tonight , March 5. Prince and the New Power Generation, with an assist from an 11-piece horn section, performed a new song, "FUNKNROLL,…

  8. Rihanna's Paris Fashion Week Style Diary: 7 Photos of the Bad Gal's Haute Looks

    March 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST Rihanna hit Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 in that bad girl style only she can swing. She brought serious looks to the Parisian runways. From a sleek little black dress at the Dior show, to a sheer lace number front row at Jean Paul Gaultier, check out our roundup of the singer’s hottest looks…

  9. Toadies, 'Stop It': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 03, 2014 10:52 AM EST Listen to an unreleased bonus track (a Pylon cover) from the 20th anniversary edition of "Rubberneck" ... Also, the band is nearly done recording its sixth studio album Toadies may be gearing up for a big 20th anniversary celebration this year -- and there's new versions of its…

  10. Demi Lovato Shimmers on Neon Lights Tour: Live Review

    March 02, 2014 11:28 AM EST Openers Little Mix and Fifth Harmony also offered highlights at the Camden, NJ performance. Demi Lovato's latest headlining tour is named after her latest Top 40 hit, the EDM-biting synth spectacle "Neon Lights" that reached a new peak at No. 38 on this week's Hot 100…

  11. Lea Michele, 'Louder': Track-By-Track Review

    February 28, 2014 1:52 PM EST "It's more than just an album to me," "Glee" star Lea Michele recently told Billboard about her debut album "Louder." "It's a piece of my life that I'm so glad is here for me to have for the rest of my life. Now that it's coming out,…

  12. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    February 28, 2014 12:25 PM EST Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith tell the full story of how L.A.'s unexpected indie label rewrote rap's rules It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars.…

  13. Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Cover Debacle (Exclusive)

    February 27, 2014 7:27 PM EST Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, Billboard has confirmed.   Drake had been working with ID for the past year to handle publicity for third album “Nothing…

  14. Top 20 'Happy' Songs of All Time

    February 26, 2014 5:38 PM EST It’s been a good while since pure joy has won as big as it did today on the Hot 100, with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” finally landing atop the chart. As noted earlier, Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is the last song with the word “Happy” in its title to bow at the apex of the Hot…

  15. Shy Girls Covers Brandy's 'Sittin' Up In My Room': Exclusive

    February 25, 2014 1:25 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer shares details on new music. It's inevitable to be drawn to Shy Girls, with his hushed voice and the delicate R&B/jazz layers woven in his work. Dan Vidmar, whose stage name comes from his music inhibiting a "shy and feminism quality," grew up…

  16. 'The Voice': Usher Talks Cee Lo's Departure, a 'Feistier' Shakira

    February 24, 2014 8:45 PM EST Even in press conferences, Usher puts his leg up. "Why does your leg have to go north, wherever you are?" asked Carson Daly after a screening of the season premiere of "The Voice" at New York City's Bryant Park Hotel on Monday afternoon. The singer wore shades of gray…

  17. INXS Creates Australian Chart History

    February 24, 2014 2:34 AM EST INXS have continued their assault on the Australian sales charts by grabbing the top two spots on this week's albums tally -- the first time a homegrown act has achieved the feat. In the week after free-to-air broadcaster Channel 7 aired the final episode of the “Never Tear Us Apart” two…

  18. Jennifer Lopez TV Drama 'Shades of Blue' Ordered Straight To Series at NBC

    February 22, 2014 11:46 AM EST NBC is making a big bet on Jennifer Lopez: the network has made a straight-to-series 13 episode order for the "American Idol" judge's star vehicle. The drama, "Shades of Blue," will center on a on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and dirty cop recruited to work…

  19. Trisha Yearwood Touring ‘Just Because,' Writing Third Cookbook and Recording New Album

    February 18, 2014 4:05 PM EST In the past few years, Trisha Yearwood’s career has expanded from Grammy winning country chanteuse to best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning host of the Food Network show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” But when a fan recently posed the question online, “Are you done with music?” Yearwood…

  20. 10 Best Beats From New York Fashion Week: AlunaGeorge, Barbra Streisand, and More

    February 18, 2014 10:10 AM EST Models have strutted out of town, fall 2014 fashions are packed away, and the tents are being deconstructed at Lincoln Center. Yes, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. But no need to frown, we rounded up our picks for the best beats from last week. From Lil Kim playing (and sitting…

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