1. Fuel, 'Cold Summer': Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 20, 2014 10:23 AM EST Brett Scallions says getting back in front of Fuel "feels pretty rad. It's like putting those comfy shoes right back on. It feels good." Scallions and Fuel start a new chapter in the group's history with the March 4 release of "Puppet Strings," the band's…

  2. U2, Will Smith Rock Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show': Minute-By-Minute Live Taping Review

    February 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallon's first night hosting the NBC late-night institution A new era of late-night TV began just after midnight tonight (Feb. 18), when NBC aired the first "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.…

  3. Aloe Blacc Is 'The Man,' Jason Derulo Talks Dirty At NBA Pregame Concert: Watch

    February 16, 2014 8:48 PM EST Before the NBA All-Star Game took over the New Orleans Arena on Sunday night (Feb. 16), Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo and Mack Wilds put on a slickly produced show next door. The Sprint Pregame Concert was held at the Bud Light District adjacent to the arena, and was broadcast live on NBA TV and…

  4. 10 Designer Fashion Week Looks for Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Rihanna & More

    February 15, 2014 10:00 AM EST With Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week wrapped up, The Hook explores the best fashions of the season and compiled a list of the 10 hottest styles from the NYFW runways and who we think should rock them. Miley Cyrus in DEGEN Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show knitwear designer Lindsay Degen knows…

  5. Natalia Kills' New York Fashion Week Diary: The Singer Recaps the HONOR Show and More

    February 14, 2014 2:55 PM EST Natalia Kills is one fiery dresser. The British dark-pop songstress makes wearing Versus Versace and Jeremy Scott a casual affair. So we tapped the edgy singer to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. From sitting front row at the Honor show to DJing the We the Urban party,…

  6. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Political Americana Brings Genre Back to Its Roots

    February 12, 2014 12:30 PM EST Led by a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican ex-punk rocker, Hurray for the Riff Raff is bringing folk back home Just a few years ago, Alynda Lee Segarra, the engaging frontwoman for New Orleans folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff, was hitching freight trains, playing washboard in a French Quarter…

  7. Merle Haggard to Headline MerleFest (Exclusive)

    February 10, 2014 9:01 AM EST The music festival known as MerleFest is a celebration of Traditional Music, and the organizer of the North Carolina event have pulled off a major coup with the announcement of a country music legend who defines that term perfectly. Billboard has learned that Merle Haggard has been added to…

  8. Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review

    February 09, 2014 10:38 AM EST Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together. On opening night at Houston's Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other's company, standing side by side for 10 of the two-hour…

  9. Flea Defends Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Unplugged' Super Bowl Performance

    February 04, 2014 7:26 PM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has responded to reports that he and his bandmates' instruments were not plugged in during their Super Bowl performance with Bruno Mars last Sunday. In a post on the band's website , Flea noted that the band was aware from the beginning that…

  10. Action Bronson Smokes Weed Onstage, Shoves Security Guard

    February 04, 2014 1:15 PM EST New York City rapper Action Bronson is known for smoking certain controlled substances onstage. When a security guard at Portland's Roseland Theater decided to take exception Monday night, Bronson took matters into his own hands. In video of the incident, Bronson lights up a joint…

  11. Miley Cyrus on Jingle Ball Backlash: 'I Don't Give a Shit, I'm Not Disney'

    February 04, 2014 12:59 AM EST Miley Cyrus has been under fire for her many stage performances over the past year, but most recently, she was called out for exploiting black dancers and little people at her Jingle Ball performance. Her response? "I don’t give a shit. I'm not Disney." Cyrus' latest…

  12. Happy 5th Anniversary, After School! Top 5 Must-Watch Performances By the K-Pop Girl Group

    February 03, 2014 10:20 PM EST Five years is a tough time to remain relevant in pop music -- particularly in K-pop, where five years is considered the expiration date for idols. But Korean girl group After School has not only been able to prosper through its first half-decade -- latest single "First Love" …

  13. Junior Prom's 'Junior Prom' EP: Exclusive Premiere

    February 03, 2014 11:50 AM EST Listen to the Brooklyn duo's five-song debut before they hit the road with Panic! At The Disco. Junior Prom, the Brooklyn duo of Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger, has created an arresting debut EP on Elektra Records after turning heads last year with the tracks "Sheila Put The…

  14. Bruno Mars Gets One-Sided Super Bowl Bouncing With Biggest Hits

    February 02, 2014 9:28 PM EST The game? A Dud. But Bruno and the Red Hot Chili Peppers score with an energetic halftime spectacle Bruno Mars likes a party, whether it's his infectious performances at various awards shows ("Get off your rich asses and let's have some fun!" he told the crowd at the…

  15. CODE First Play: Black Atlass, 'Blossom'

    January 30, 2014 12:37 PM EST Black Atlass, the alias of Canadian producer Alex Fleming, makes lush, layered, R&B-infused electronica that caught the attention of A-Trak who signed him to his Fool’s Gold label. Listen to the premiere of “Blossom” exclusively here: The story of how Black Atlass got signed would make…

  16. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and…

  17. Justin Bieber's Mug Shot & Arrest Report Released

    January 23, 2014 11:57 AM EST Hours after Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning (Jan. 23) on suspicion of DUI and for drag racing, his official mug shot has been released online. The shot, from the Miami Beach Police Department, finds the 19-year-old singer smiling, the front of his hair slicked up and…

  18. TVXQ! Talks Overcoming Biases, Feeling 'Grateful and Sorry' Backstage at 'Music Core': Exclusive Interview

    January 22, 2014 6:51 PM EST Billboard spent the day with the male duo while it promoted its jazzy new single "Something." To highlight the success of TVXQ!'s newest album "Tense" and its shining decade in the industry, Billboard was exclusively invited into the green room of MBC's K-pop…

  19. Gucci Introduces Special Edition GRAMMY Timepiece

    January 20, 2014 3:12 AM EST There's a stylish way to commemorate the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Beatles reunion in this year's GRAMMYs . On Jan. 25, the night before the annual music awards show, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and the Recording Academy will launch the latest special edition GRAMMY watch…

  20. GRAMMYs Hall of Fame: The Stories Behind 2014's Inductees

    January 17, 2014 6:04 PM EST The backstories to this year's GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees -- including music by Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, and B.J. Thomas -- are as memorable as the music itself.  The legends behind some of those 27 recordings revisit their sessions chapter and verse. 56th GRAMMYs:…

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