1. Why 'American Idol' Needs To Say Farewell (For Now)

    January 13, 2015 5:36 PM EST How does 'American Idol' battle falling ratings and a lack of innovation? By starting fresh... next decade. On the same night last week that Fox's hip-hop soap opera Empire debuted to stellar ratings , another Fox empire, American Idol , continued to slowly crumble.…

  2. BSBB Round 1: One Direction, "Steal My Girl" vs. Tove Lo, "Habits (Stay High)"

    December 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Steal My Girl One Direction Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo CRAIG JENKINS: One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” is a throwback to the mannered piano-driven pop of the power ballad-heavy late ‘80s, and like a lot of that stuff, it’s…

  3. Tomorrowland 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Paul Kalkbrenner, Markus Schulz & Maceo Plex

    July 28, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Tomorrowland wrapped up its second weekend in fitting fashion on Sunday (July 27). A few hours of rainfall did nothing to dampen the 10-year anniversary party in Boom, Belgium, where techno and trance dominated the schedule outside of the main stage. Capping off a weekend of coverage,…

  4. Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's Brentwood Estate for $40 Million

    June 04, 2014 6:58 PM EDT After agreeing to sell his Beats Electronics and Beats Music to Apple for $3 billion, Dr. Dre is making a big purchase of his own. The music mogul is paying $40 million to buy the four-acre Brentwood estate of supermodel Gisele Bundchen and NFL quarterback Tom Brady, the Los Angeles Times…

  5. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  6. Win a VIP Trip To SnowGlobe Music Fest in Lake Tahoe!

    November 26, 2012 4:00 AM EST Deadmau5 & Wiz Khalifa lead this Dec. 29-31 fest in Lake Tahoe and you could win a trip to experience it all. The second annual SnowGlobe music festival brings Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Polica, Flosstradamus and many more electronic, rock, and hip-hip acts to Lake…

  7. Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa Top SnowGlobe 2012 Lineup

    September 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Deadmau5 , Wiz Khalifa and more will be ringing in the new year at the SnowGlobe Music Festival this winter. The Lake Tahoe festival, now in its second year, will feature a range of electronic, hip-hop and rock acts at the Lake Tahoe Community Festival. Chromeo , Beats Antique , Polica ,…

  8. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerous private performances for music supervisors…

  9. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival in its tenth year. Buffalo Springfield'…

  10. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  11. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  12. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary producer will be remembered by this generation…

  13. Where's The Love?

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST As I thought of my list, I began to ponder Chris Brown's sophomore set, "Exclusive," which sparked this notion: there seems to be a lack of ardent, passionate R&B music these days. Recently, Billboard's editorial staff was asked to individually compile and submit a…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Britney Spears V. The Eagles, The Billboard 200 Chart, Double CDs and more! EAGLES SOAR TO NO. 1; BRITNEY DEBUTS AT NO. 2; CHART BEAT READERS REACT Hey Fred, I LOVE the Eagles and am glad to see them on top of [The Billboard 200], but this new chart policy seems…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  17. Going Against The Grain, McGraw Fulfills His Vision

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's a testament to his stature as an artist that Tim McGraw was able to buck country- music protocol and use his own band to record the new album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," due Nov. 26 on Curb Records. (Who are the…