1. Betsey Johnson Catches Beatlemania

    February 14, 2012 2:45 PM EST Betseymania broke loose in the tents at Lincoln Center! In true Betsey Johnson style, the funky designer paid homage to the 1960's and The Beatles with her whacky touch when she revealed her fall collection Monday (Feb. 13) at New York Fashion Week. Seen + Heard at Fashion Week Click for…

  2. Exclusive: British Phenom Birdy Debuts '1901' Video

    February 09, 2012 1:10 PM EST At just 15 years old, up-and-coming British songstress Birdy has already turned plenty of heads with her stunning cover of Bon Iver 's "Skinny Love." The clip has garnered over 15 million views, and today Billboard has an exclusive first look at Birdy's latest video, for…

  3. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  4. 'American Idol' Season 10: Where Are They Now?

    January 18, 2012 7:05 AM EST In interviews following their elimination from the show, "American Idol" contestants often claim that his or her road to stardom has not ended, and that good things are to come on the horizon. But, if previous seasons are any indication, continued fame is hard to come by, unless…

  5. Dave Grohl Q&A: Why Rock Will Never Die & Why 2011 Was His Best Year Ever

    January 10, 2012 1:55 PM EST "Right now, the current musical climate is not unlike it was back in 1991, right before Nirvana got popular," the Foo Fighters frontman tells us. After 17 years spent lurking on the fringes of rock superstardom, Foo Fighters now find themselves, in many ways, leading the charge for…

  6. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 1:20 PM EST Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had yet to be elected, and the actual recession…

  7. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  8. Naughty or Nice? Mariah Carey Flirts Her Way Through Justin Bieber's 'All I Want' Video

    December 01, 2011 12:20 PM EST Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber have unveiled their flirtatious video for "All I Want For Christmas Is You," a reworked duet of Carey's Christmas classic that appears on Bieber's "Under the Mistletoe." Justin…

  9. Chris Colfer Writing Next Movie, Calls 'Glee' Virginity Episode 'Huge'

    November 07, 2011 11:00 PM EST Admitted 'Workaholic' Talks Firsts: Novel, Film Writing, Getting 'Kind of Attacked' at Gay Bar Chris Colfer can't stop working. When we caught up with him Sunday afternoon, instead of taking a well-deserved break from his hectic "Glee" schedule, he was…

  10. Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan/Janis Joplin Photographer, Dies at 80

    October 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Photographer Barry Feinstein, who captured behind-the-scenes images from rock's golden age and shot iconic album covers for Bob Dylan and George Harrison, died in upstate New York on Thursday. He was 80. Agent Dave Brolan said Feinstein, who lived in Woodstock, suffered various ailments…

  11. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

  12. First Responder: Conrad Murray's Story Didn't Add Up From the Start

    September 30, 2011 8:49 PM EDT After just a few moments in Michael Jackson's bedroom, the paramedic dispatched to save the singer's life knew things weren't adding up. There was the skinny man on the floor, eyes open and a surgical cap on his head. His skin was turning blue. Paramedic Richard Senneff asked…

  13. 'Glee's' Darren Criss Talks Broadway, Blaine & Kurt, Debut Album

    September 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To say that Darren Criss has been busy the past year would be a teensy bit of an understatement. It was only 12 months ago that the singer/actor chopped off his shaggy curly locks and auditioned for the role of Blaine Anderson on Fox TV's "Glee." Once he debuted as the out-and…

  14. Tyler, The Creator Wins Best New Artist VMA

    August 29, 2011 1:15 AM EDT While a bevy of female pop stars -- Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj -- dominated the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, a skinny, foul-mouthed 20-year-old male rapper took home one of the night's top prizes. Tyler, The Creator , the leader of L.A. hip-hop collective Odd…

  15. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting tracks from the band's chart-topping…

  16. Joss Stone Talks 'LP1,' Staying Positive after Murder/Kidnap Attempt

    June 29, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Joss Stone has started her own label, recorded a new album and is working in the most talked-about supergroup of the year. Not bad for someone who was nearly the victim of a robbery and murder plot earlier this month. And, for starters, Stone can't say much about the latter. "I…

  17. Colbie Caillat Captures Romance with Guitarist on 'All Of You'

    June 22, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Love was all Colbie Caillat needed to inspire her third album, "All Of You," which comes out July 12. While touring to promote 2009's chart-topping "Breakthrough," Caillat began a relationship with her guitarist and musical director Justin Young, which she tells…

  18. Owl City, "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT At the beginning of his third album, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," Adam Young (aka Owl City) sings, "Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there." And the set certainly resides in a different kind of pop universe. The dozen tracks of effervescent…

  19. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  20. Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal's 10 Best Music Moments

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Earlier this week, lovable basketball big man Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement after 19 seasons and four NBA championships. Although Shaq's career will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominating defense, powerful dunks and iffy free-throw shooting, Diesel has also been…

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