1. BIGBANG's Taeyang Brings Adult-R&B Sound for New Solo Single 'Eyes, Nose, Lips': Watch

    June 02, 2014 10:59 PM EDT The K-pop star also incorporates dance, hip-hop, gospel and more on his second full-length album 'Rise' At the 2014 GRAMMYs earlier this year, John Legend earned one of the night's standout moments thanks to a stripped-down rendition of his heartfelt piano ballad "All of…

  2. 'Sugar Man' Singer Rodriguez Holds Down Los Angeles Gig

    June 02, 2014 4:41 PM EDT The unfathomable story line of the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” which culminates with a series of South Africa arena concerts in 1998, appears to be playing out in similar fashion in the United States. Two years after “Sugar Man's” subject, Sixto Rodriguez, was playing solo…

  3. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming from Music Row seem to be more plugged into the…

  4. 15& Show Major Promise, Talent on 'Sugar' Album

    May 30, 2014 9:02 PM EDT The teenage K-pop duo's extraordinary vocals shine brighest when tracks are kept more simple Last month , female K-pop duo 15& revealed new song "Can't Help It" via a slew of live TV performances. Despite no music video, the slick, '90s R&B-inspired single hit…

  5. Austin Mahone, 'The Secret' EP: Track-By-Track Review

    May 27, 2014 3:21 PM EDT Since Justin Bieber began his pop ascendence in 2009, no male teen solo star has come close to equaling (or surpassing) the Canadian superstar's ubiquity. Artists like Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance each found moderate success after the Biebs' initial explosion but have yet to…

  6. Tyler, the Creator and the Ironic(ish) Style of His Golf Wang Line

    May 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT “I mean, that’s my least favorite sport, to be honest,” says 23-year-old Tyler, The Creator, referring to the name of his clothing company, Golf Wang , a play on Wolf Gang, which is short for the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. “I don’t know, the word just looks sick…

  7. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton…

  8. Naomi Pilgrim, 'House of My Dreams': Exclusive Video Premiere

    May 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Swedish-Barbadian singer Naomi Pilgrim is making moves in 2014. She's prepping her second EP of the year of forward-thinking pop/R&B. The set features the warm, sentimental cut "House of Dreams," and Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the song's music video. "…

  9. 5 Seconds of Summer Rocks Billboard Music Awards With 'She Looks So Perfect'

    May 18, 2014 9:01 PM EDT Seconds of Summer continued their breakout year with a killer performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Award s. The Las Vegas crowd and viewers around the country got a dose of their new school rock sound via the catchy love song "She Looks So Perfect," brought to life at…

  10. How Chelsea Handler & Irving Azoff Became Comedy's Dynamic Duo (Cover Story)

    May 16, 2014 12:31 PM EDT The superstar comedian and her (legendary) new manager plot her next moves, from tours to books to something "a little more mindful, and not as stupid" as what she’s doing at her soon-to-end E! gig On Oct. 8 of last year, Irving Azoff got a call from Kevin Huvane, managing partner…

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

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our 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…

  12. Rodriguez's 'Shock' at Death of 'Sugar Man' Director: 'He Was a Very Talented Man'

    May 14, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Rodriguez paid the best possible, and unspoken, tribute he could to the late "Searching For Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul on Tuesday night: He played a show. The singer-songwriter who became an international icon thanks to Bendjelloul's Academy Award-winning…

  13. Nash the Slash, Mysterious Canadian Experimental Musician, Dead at 66

    May 13, 2014 6:55 PM EDT He was a mystery until the end who few knew by face. Nash The Slash, the intriguing experimental rock musician who wrapped his head in gauze bandages and wore glasses, a top hat, bowtie and tuxedo — and who esteemed music crit Lester Bangs once declared “is the kind of opening act that makes…

  14. Austin Mahone Drops Slow Jam 'All I Ever Need': Listen

    May 13, 2014 12:06 PM EDT Austin Mahone has released his fair share of dance cuts -- who could forget "Mmm Yeah," "Till I Find You"  or "Banga! Banga!"? But to preview his debut release "The Secret," the 18-year-old has switched gears and released a down-tempo love song, "…

  15. Paul Simon Performs, Makes First Public Appearance Since Arrest

    May 08, 2014 12:35 AM EDT Paul Simon performed a rousing set and accepted an award from New York University in his first public appearance since he and wife Edie Brickell were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The 72-year-old performed more than a dozen songs Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York,…

  16. EXO Keeps Their Astounding Momentum Going With 'Overdose'

    May 07, 2014 10:16 PM EDT Zealous fan response proves K-pop's breakout boy band hasn't disappointed with its latest release With EXO's first studio album, the No. 1 World Album LP "XOXO" from June, it may have signaled a new era of boy-band boom. First single "Wolf," made waves it…

  17. Street Joy Song Premiere: Listen To The Promising L.A. Group's 'Moon'

    May 07, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Street Joy, a new Los Angeles-based alternative duo, will self-release its self-titled debut album on June 1 on its own Trick Pony Records after issuing a series of sumptuous rock tracks over the past few months. One of the group's standouts is the crisply produced track "Moon,"…

  18. 'Glee' Recap: 'Old Dog, New Tricks' Episode Reminds Of Old 'Glee' With New Twist

    May 07, 2014 1:44 AM EDT Usually, the writer of a particular episode of "Glee" doesn’t shape the understanding of it. Sure, Ian Brennan writes more of the Sue-centric episodes, and Ryan Murphy will often write the grand, world-building ones. There are others whose particular style marks the series, but…

  19. DJ E-Z Rock, The Sugarhill Gang & More to Be Honored at Hip Hop Hall of Fame 2014

    May 06, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The Hip Hop Hall of Fame will honor a handful of legends at its awards show on Monday, May 19. The honorees to be inducted this year include The Sugar Hill Gang, Charles Ahearn and the film, "Wildstyle," Mr. Magic, Busy Bee, Spoonie G & The Treacherous Three, Sequence, Cornbread…

  20. IU Earns Fifth K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1, Becomes All-Time Chart Leader

    May 05, 2014 7:58 PM EDT After her new collaboration with High4 lifts 2-1, IU becomes Billboard's official K-Pop chart queen. Plus, K-pop highlights on other charts. With the K-pop industry still in mourning over the Sewol Ferry Disaster, the slight movement on the K-Pop Hot 100 ends up making chart history:…

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