1. Black Stone Cherry, 'Me And Mary Jane': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 16, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Black Stone Cherry is giving their fans a bite out of the Southern rock band's new album with the release of lead single "Me and Mary Jane." The new track, which Billboard exclusively premieres below, is lifted from Black Stone Cherry's fourth studio album "Magic…

  2. K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink

    April 15, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring Mad Clown, Super Junior-M, B.A.P, Crayon Pop, 2NE1 and more. Male solo singer Park Hyo Shin clinches the No. 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week with his new ballad "Wild Flower," dethroning last week's…

  3. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  4. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Ciara & Lady Gaga

    January 17, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Ciara Ciara is music’s comic book hero. With her sartorially inventive garb and keen eye for power dressing, she beats the crap out of all who share the red carpet with her. Our…

  5. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  6. TVXQ!, 'Tense': Track-By-Track Review

    January 06, 2014 9:55 PM EST TVXQ! Tense Producers: Lee Soo-man, Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hitchhiker, Hwang Hyun Label: S.M. Entertainment Release Date: Jan. 6 At a showcase in Seoul for a Britney Spears and BoA show a little more than ten years ago -- on December 26, 2003, to be exact -- K-pop outfit TVXQ! made…

  7. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  8. Katy B's Sophomore Album Gets February Release Date

    December 12, 2013 3:45 PM EST "Little Red" features collaborations with Diplo and Sampha. Back in March , one of Pop Shop's favorite up-and-comers -- British dancefloor siren Katy B -- told Billboard her sophomore album was "95 percent done" and due for a summer 2013 release. The new album wound…

  9. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  10. IU's 'The Red Shoes' Spends Second Week Atop K-Pop Hot 100

    October 25, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The K-Pop chart queen continues her reign as K.Will, As One, Jaurim, T-ara and more rise. Last week, IU snagged her third K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 with "The Red Shoes" giving her a record-extending 10 weeks at the summit on the chart. This week, IU is again at the top, her 11th week…

  11. Sophia Bastian Talks Career Start & Songwriting

    October 21, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Inspired by classic jazz artist Billie Holiday and soul pioneer Ray Charles, singer/songwriter Sophia Bastian combines smoky vocals with modern, youthful lyrics to deliver something both old and new, fresh but well-practiced. Bastian loves songwriting and puts effort and thought into…

  12. IU Exudes Maturity on New LP 'Modern Times'

    October 09, 2013 7:40 PM EDT South Korea's "little sister" triumphs over growing pains with a throwback-inspired album. A young female talent, IU (given name Lee Jieun) shot to super stardom in 2011 with a pristine set of pipes and angelic charm. She proved herself on the charts with slew of K-Pop Hot…

  13. Lorde, 'Pure Heroine': Track-By-Track Review

    September 25, 2013 4:15 PM EDT LORDE "Pure Heroine" Lava/Republic Producer: Joel Little Release Date: Sept. 30 Ten months after floating out her debut EP online for free in her native New Zealand, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the teenage singer-songwriter known as Lorde, has conjured an immense amount of…

  14. The Weeknd, 'Kiss Land': Track-by-Track Review

    September 06, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For a moment, the Weeknd almost lost us. It wasn't because of poor quality music — 2011's trio of mixtapes ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence") that introduced the mysterious singer were, individually, compelling and progressive R…

  15. Lorde: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 06, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Meet your new alt-rock heroine: how an unknown 16-year-old from New Zealand became the most sought-after new artist of the year This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "In a perfect world, I would never do any interviews," Ella…

  16. Billboard Mexican Music Awards 2013: Complete List of Finalists

    August 22, 2013 9:15 AM EDT The finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced on Aug. 22. Get the full story and see the full list of finalists below: Artist of the Year La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho Gerardo Ortiz Jenni Rivera Voz de Mando Artist of the Year, New Banda La…

  17. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  18. Lorde Hypnotizes At First U.S. Show: Live Review

    August 07, 2013 1:22 PM EDT "Pretty soon, I'll be getting on my first plane," goes the opening of the second verse in "Tennis Court," Lorde's biting ode to the trappings of fame. When the 16-year-old slowly delivered the line midway through her performance at New York's Le Poisson…

  19. D'Angelo and Questlove Bring Soul to Philadelphia

    July 06, 2013 2:23 PM EDT The intimate show, billed “Brothers at Arms,” had all the feelings of a homecoming, or maybe a time machine “It’s been a long-time coming,” Questlove told the sold-out crowd at Philadeliphia’s Theater of the Living Arts late Wednesday night, a few songs into his two-man show with D’Angelo.…

  20. Janine and the Mixtape, 'Dark Mind': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 28, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Janine and the Mixtape has been garnering buzz across the board with her smoky vocals. Within one year, the emerging R&B singer, born Janine Foster, has caught the attention of both artists (Marsha Ambrosius) and record labels. The interest for the New Zealand-born comes at no…

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