1. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

  2. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for…

  3. Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Celebrate Michael Jackson at Pepsi & Billboard Summer Beats

    August 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Swizz Beatz Rocks DJ Set at NYC Blowout on MJ's 54th Birthday Some of R&B's biggest stars paid tribute to the King of Pop on Wednesday night. At Billboard and Pepsi's latest Summer Beats concert, Ne-Yo , Melanie Fiona , Swizz Beatz and DJ Cassidy performed at New York'…

  4. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' to Be Honored at Pepsi/Billboard Concert

    August 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz and DJ Cassidy will honor the King of Pop with tribute performances Pepsi will continue its year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson 's "Bad" tonight (Aug. 29) at New York City's Gotham Hall with performances from…

  5. Bubbling Under: No Limit For Skye Stevens

    August 24, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy and Avery*Sunshine Skye Stevens After reaching No. 20 on Dance Club Songs in June,…

  6. My Morning Jacket Having a Blast with Fan-Curated Set Lists

    August 15, 2012 2:10 PM EDT My Morning Jacket 's Spontaneous Curation Series for its summer tour has shaken the band out of some "habits" it had grown into. The series allows fans to help put together each show's set list, with MMJ's official fan club members picking the opening songs and others…

  7. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer,…

  8. Deadmau5's Fashion Line: First Look

    July 25, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Deadmau5 is turning his attention from the laptop to the fashion world. The EDM DJ launched his first official clothing line with Neff Headwear today, July 25. The jazzy and punk Neffmau5 collection includes co-branded tees, hats and hoodies. The signature line marks the first installment of…

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100

    June 20, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Jepsen, Gotye and fun. are the first trio of new acts to top the Hot 100 consecutively in 35 years Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I…

  10. Jake Owen Talks No. 1s, 'Brothers' Tour & New Single

    June 20, 2012 1:45 PM EDT After being a chart presence since 2006's "Yee Haw," Jake Owen is in the thick of his hottest streak yet. With the recent ascension of "Alone With You" into the top spot on the Hot Country Singles chart, Owen has rung up back-to-back number one hits. The RCA recording…

  11. Seether's Rise Above Fest Aims to Save Lives

    June 04, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Teen Suicide Prevention at Forefront of New Festival; Other Bands Include Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd Awareness and prevention of teen suicide will be the focus of the first Rise Above Fest, which will be headlined and curated by Seether and take place Sept. 3 at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular…

  12. Lil Kim Brings Out Missy Elliott, Eve For NYC Show

    May 19, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last night (May 18), Lil' Kim brought her "Return of the Queen" tour to Bronx's Paradise Theater for a comeback show that promised surprise guests as well as billed opening acts Saigon , Papoose , Cassidy and Shyheim. Her rolodex still runs deep, with rappers including…

  13. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Rascal Flatts Breezes to No. 1 on Country Albums Chart T im McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs , and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesney…

  14. Rascal Flatts Turn Around 'Marriage Gone Bad,' Emerge 'Changed'

    April 10, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts, in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom, held a one-night only special theater event in New York City on Thursday evening, titled "Changed," to coincide with the release of the band's eighth studio album of the same name, which…

  15. Spotlight: Jason Cassidy Connects With 'What If'

    March 28, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Texan Jason Cassidy has steadily been building a fan following in the Lone Star State for quite some time. The singer is beginning to reap some of the rewards for the long years of hard work that he has put into his career. His latest A-Blake Records single, "What If," has been…

  16. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  17. Lee Brice Escapes Bus Fire in Arizona

    January 22, 2012 10:14 AM EST A tour bus carrying country music star Lee Brice caught on fire outside a restaurant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, forcing the musician and his crew to flee. KNXV-TV reports that the group had been on the road for nine hours when the bus caught on fire Saturday. The "Love Like Crazy…

  18. 'American Idol' Premiere: The Good, The Bad, The Strange of Savannah Auditions

    January 19, 2012 11:35 AM EST It was business as usual for "American Idol" judges Randy, Jennifer and Steven during last night's eleventh season premiere. The Savannah, Ga. auditions exuded the same general theme the show has been repping since season ten: less snark, more positivity. True to that fashion,…

  19. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We'll take a…

  20. Kenny Chesney's Top 20 Country Hits

    December 12, 2011 4:00 PM EST Chart Article He had the sixth biggest tour of the year , the seventh biggest Country Songs hit of the year , and the 10th biggest Country Album . In short, 2011 has been very good to Kenny Chesney. To celebrate his big year, we've compiled his 20 Biggest Billboard Country Songs hits…

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