1. 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…

  2. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    March 05, 2013 3:58 PM EST A countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it was far from certain that the “Search for a Superstar” (the show’s subtitle) was going to produce one.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. '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…

  6. 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…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. Tony Lucca Says He and Justin Timberlake Are 'Flirting' With Working Together

    December 11, 2012 6:15 PM EST 'The Voice' Alum Returns to Hit NBC Show Tonight, Talks Upcoming Album on Adam Levine's Label Tony Lucca expects his upcoming return to "The Voice" to be "interesting" -- to say the least. The second season's second runner-up is slated to perform on…

  14. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and arrangement. Naturally, there were mixed…

  15. 'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn they were safe on the Nov. 27 episode.…

  16. Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton Unveil 'Just A Fool' on 'The Voice'

    November 20, 2012 9:40 AM EST Christina Aguilera features two of her fellow "The Voice" coaches on her latest record "Lotus" (released Nov. 13) and has used the show to showcase both collaborations -- this week proving that less is more with her country-pop duet "Just A Fool" with Blake…

  17. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think is akin to giving 10th place medals, but that…

  18. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  19. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven "Two Eleven,"…

  20. Suzanne Vega Finishing Up 'Close-Up' Series, May Explore Kickstarter

    October 08, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Suzanne Vega says that recasting a good chunk of her song catalog -- an exercise she finishes with the new "Close-Up Vol. 4, Songs of Family" -- has "really been a success on a few levels." The New York-based singer-songwriter tells Billboard that the four "Close-Up…

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