1. Busker Busker Top K-Pop Chart With Year-Old Single

    April 02, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Indie K-pop band Busker Busker’s "Cherry Blossom Ending" has a spring-inspired title, but the song is becoming South Korea's anthem for the season as it rises back to No. 1 a year after its release. Since its April release, the track topped the K-Pop Hot 100 for two weeks…

  2. Gimme Five: How To Dress Well's Pre-Show Staples

    April 01, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Check out the five songs How To Dress Well's Tom Krell listens to before every live show. Should you happen to catch How To Dress Well's Tom Krell on his current tour with Sky Ferreira (and hurry, because it wraps April 11 in Los Angeles), you'll likely hear five of the…

  3. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

  4. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  5. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 25 Songs For Season 3

    March 27, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Why Stannis would blast Mumford & Sons, King Robert would drink up to Rihanna and Robb Stark can appreciate A$AP Rocky. The wait for the third season of "Game of Thrones" finally comes to an end on Sunday night (Mar. 31), with the brilliantly bloody HBO drama…

  6. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  7. 2AM Lands Six Songs on K-Pop Hot 100

    March 18, 2013 7:15 PM EDT In this week's K-Pop Hot 100, Gummy earns a second week at No. 1 with her ballad "Snow Flower" for the Korean drama, "The Winter, The Wind Blows." The powerful ballad continues its reign as the TV program shows high ratings. Gummy has given few live performances of…

  8. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 2: 11 Things Seen and Heard

    March 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Zedd strips, Chuckie shouts, Porter Robinson rocks and Yeasayer make it awkward in Miami ... A Recap of Day 2 As if Friday's eight-hour opening day wasn't enough, Ultra Music Festival stretched from noon to midnight on Saturday, offering fans twelve jam-packed hours of…

  9. Rod Stewart's New Album To Be Titled 'Time,' Due May 7; First Set Of Originals Since 2001

    March 09, 2013 7:10 PM EST As teased to Billboard in October, the veteran's new set rocks "Just a good, old-fashioned Rod Stewart album (with) a lot of mandolin and acoustic (guitar) and fiddles and good storytelling, I believe, too." That was Rod Stewart describing his next album to Billboard in…

  10. Demi Lovato's 'Heart Attack': Inside The Big Debut Week

    March 08, 2013 4:05 PM EST Follow-up to 2011's "Unbroken" album is due out in late spring/early summer. After scoring the biggest hit of her career in 2012 with "Give Your Heart a Break," Demi Lovato started the campaign for her next album with her best sales week ever for a song. "…

  11. Independent Radio Stations: Getting By With A Little Help From Their Friends

    March 05, 2013 9:05 AM EST Despite economic challenges, independently-owned radio stations focusing on localism are finding ways to thrive. Adult alternative-formatted mvyradio , broadcasting from the island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., prides itself on breaking new singer/songwriters while playing the best…

  12. 'X Factor' Champ Tate Stevens to Drop Debut Album April 23

    February 26, 2013 12:35 PM EST "It is crazy that I get a second chance, and a second chance on a major scale," he tells Billboard What a difference a year makes. One year ago this week, Tate Stevens was shoveling snow following a winter storm back home in Belton, Missouri. Last week, the area was hit by another…

  13. Charli XCX Talks Spring Album & Staying Punk in The Pop World

    January 29, 2013 4:45 PM EST Rising pop star has worked with producers like Ariel Rechtshaid and Clams Casino. Charlotte Aitchison didn't listen to Top 40 when she was first exploring her musical interests in her early teens. Instead, the Hertfordshire, England native better known as Charli XCX was rummaging…

  14. 615 Spotlight: Ashley Monroe's 'Like a Rose'

    January 25, 2013 2:40 AM EST For a Pistol Annie's sophomore album, the timing is just right Every so often, an album by a female vocalist comes around that makes a truly lasting impact. Emmylou Harris's "Roses In The Snow," Reba McEntire's "Whoever's In New England" or Lee Ann…

  15. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was little different from previous years -…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Anne Hathaway, Anna Kendrick Get In The Act Of Charting

    January 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST 'Les Miserables' and 'Pitch Perfect' bring two big-screen stars to the Hot 100, continuing a tradition of charted movie actors and actresses. "I tried to remove fear and anxiety from the process as much as possible. I was aware that if I had to cry take after take, it…

  17. Frank Ocean Cited for Marijuana Possession, Speeding & Suspended License

    January 03, 2013 4:55 PM EST Frank Ocean got into a bit of trouble on New Year's Eve. The singer-songwriter got pulled over in Mono County, California for speeding, according to CBS Local . "Officer [E.] Moore observed a black BMW driving southbound on US-395 exceeding the 65 MPH maximum speed limit,"…

  18. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' Wins Monday Night, Draws Most Viewers Since 2000

    January 01, 2013 4:02 PM EST ABC took another New Year's Eve ratings crown on Monday night, besting all networks in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (10.7 million). After the two-hour special honoring the show's founder, "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark" (2.6 adults),…

  19. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in 140 characters or less -- to say Happy New…

  20. Justin Bieber Brings 'Believe' Hits To 'New Year's Rockin' Eve': Watch

    January 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST Pop superstar teases upcoming acoustic album with stripped-down take on "Boyfriend." Justin Bieber capped off a huge 2012 by performing a trio of "Believe" singles on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday night (Dec. 31) and, at one point…

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