1. IU Talks First US Performance, New Album & 'Modern Family' at KCON 2014: Video Interview

    August 13, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Without a doubt, one of the most exciting aspects of KCON 2014 was K-pop's solo superstar IU  performing her first-ever performance in America. Backstage at the festival, the K-Pop Hot 100 all-time leader  talks to Billboard about her experience. More IU Read About IU's KCON…

  2. Iggy Azalea Stays 'Fancy,' Entertains The Teens at Lollapalooza

    August 01, 2014 9:08 PM EDT Iggy Azalea may have only one album to her name and a number of hits that you can count on one hand, but that didn't matter to the throngs of teens and college kids that stampeded to her Lollapalooza performance on Friday afternoon (Aug. 1). Twenty minutes before the "Fancy"…

  3. Lindsey Stirling Talks 'Powerful' Single With Lzzy Hale, Tour Choreography

    May 01, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Lindsey Stirling says she was not exactly brimming with confidence when she started making her just-released sophomore album, "Shatter Me" -- which is tipped for a debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 . After a self-titled 2012 debut that spent 37 nonconsecutive weeks atop the…

  4. Lily Allen's 'Sheezus': Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT In 2006, Lily Allen bounced onto the scene like a cartoon bomb painted to look like a beach ball. Her debut, "Alright, Still," was equal parts sunshine and snark — a ska-pop album about skeevy pick-up artists, sexually dysfunctional exes and all the sordid stuff going on just below…

  5. Hundreds Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 12:19 PM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 232 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.…

  6. Cannibal Corpse Smile at Idea of 'Big Four' Death Metal Tour

    September 13, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Band Launching Headlining Tour Nov. 16, Will Celebrate 25th Anniversary in 2013 After a successful run with this year's Summer Slaughter Tour, Cannibal Corpse will hit the road again in November on its own headlining tour, kicking off Nov. 16 in Huntsville, Ala. But the Florida death…

  7. Rodney Atkins Files for Divorce, Denies Assaulting His Wife

    December 15, 2011 4:10 PM EST Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce and his attorney denied Thursday the country singer assaulted his wife last month. Atkins was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with domestic assault. His wife, Tammy Jo Atkins, told police that after a night of heavy drinking he assaulted her and tried to…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/8/2011

    October 08, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @JColeNC : So many people to stunt on, fighting the urge to…

  9. Elvis Presley Fans Hold Vigil on 34th Anniversay of His Death

    August 16, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death. Thousands of Elvis devotees, candles in hand, walked in the humid…

  10. Skylar Grey Drops 'Dance Without You' Track As Free Download: Listen

    June 07, 2011 1:53 PM EDT In anticipation of the fall release of her debut album "Invinsible," Skylar Grey has issued an intense teaser track, "Dance Without You." The "I Need a Doctor" singer posted the track on her website today (June 7), where it will be available as a free download…

  11. Blake Shelton, "All About Tonight"

    July 30, 2010 2:36 PM EDT We know that Blake Shelton can make a solid full-length album, but he's definitely onto something with these "Six Pak" EPs. Like his album "Hillbilly Bone" earlier this year, which reached No. 2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and launched the hit title…

  12. Sleigh Bells, "Treats"

    June 18, 2010 3:52 PM EDT Make no mistake: Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells is loud, raucous and unapologetic. Members Alexis Krauss (vocals) and Derek Miller (guitarist/programmer) prove it on debut album "Treats," from the hard-hitting drum machine and soaring guitar riff of opener "Tell 'Em" to…

  13. Crystal Castles, "Crystal Castles"

    June 16, 2010 10:23 AM EDT Electronic duo Crystal Castles generally operates in two distinct modes--its songs are either angry dancefloor scorchers built around videogame blips or expansive shoegaze numbers that sail off upon waves of synth lines. Although the group's 2008 self-titled debut was furiously…

  14. Blake Shelton Readies Second 'Six Pak'

    June 14, 2010 10:50 AM EDT Following the award-winning success of "Hillbilly Bone," his first Six Pak, country singer Blake Shelton is excited and a little bit apprehensive as he looks ahead to the Aug. 10 release of a second, as-yet-untitled EP. "I think the second time around is gonna be more important…

  15. Blake Shelton: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:27 PM EDT Title TBA (Warner Nashville, late summer) Shelton 's new album is another Six Pak release, this one featuring a collaboration with Miranda Lambert and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum , "Suffocating," as well as current single "All About Tonight." Previous album and…

  16. Against Me! Readying New Album, Digital EP

    April 13, 2010 1:44 PM EDT Florida pop-punk outfit Against Me! is known for its raucous live shows and angst-filled lyrics, but with its fifth album "White Crosses," (due June 8 on Sire Records), the band is dipping into the past. "I spent a lot of time thinking about growing up in Florida and the people…

  17. Editors, "In This Light and on This Evening"

    January 29, 2010 3:38 PM EST Editors ' suffocating melancholy and frontman Tom Smith's weighty baritone have long drawn comparisons between the U.K. rock band and post-punk act Joy Division . So it's hard not to see Editors' third album, "In This Light and on This Evening," as its New Order…

  18. Blake Shelton "Hillbilly Bone" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:53 PM EST Blake Shelton, "Hillbilly Bone" (Warner Bros.) Release Date: March 2, 2010 Blake Shelton 's raucous duet with Trace Adkins , "Hillbilly Bone," is proving a strong lead-in for Shelton's new project. "I honestly feel it's my debut album," Shelton…

  19. Come To 'Bed'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and fellow Washington, D.C., native -- J. Holiday is simultaneously bouncing up the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Bil Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and…

  20. 'Umbrella' Writer The-Dream Preps Solo Debut

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's chart-topper "Umbrella, will release his debut album, "Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter," Dec. 11 via Island Def Jam. First single Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's…

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