1. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  2. Kelly Rowland, The-Dream Talk Emotional 'Dirty Laundry' Single: Exclusive

    May 15, 2013 11:07 AM EDT Candid track references Beyonce resentment and abusive relationship. "Talk A Good Game" is an apt title for Kelly Rowland’s latest album. Rowland’s second set for Republic Records and fourth album overall, due June 18, finds the former Destiny’s Child fully coming into her own…

  3. Demi Lovato, 'Demi': Track-By-Track Review

    May 09, 2013 3:10 PM EDT At this point, Demi Lovato's story of success is well-known and does not need to be further dissected. In 2012, the 20-year-old scored her biggest hit to date with the sumptuously simple "Give Your Heart a Break," headlined a well-received summer tour to support her 2011…

  4. The 10 Best Charting Movie Soundtracks Ever: 'Saturday Night Fever,' 'Purple Rain' and More

    May 07, 2013 3:23 PM EDT This Friday (May 10) will mark the release of the Baz Luhrmann-directed incarnation of book-based classic “The Great Gatsby.” Ahead of its theatrical debut, today (May 7) the effort’s soundtrack, “Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film: The Great Gatsby,” hits stores. Acclaimed rapper Jay…

  5. Beyonce Kicks Off Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

    April 16, 2013 3:01 PM EDT Surprisingly, the singer did not perform any new music Beyoncé kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour yesterday (April 15) at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Besides opening her 24-song set with audio (not performance) of "I Been On," the latter part of her two-song…

  6. Reebok Drops Rick Ross Over 'U.O.E.N.O.' Rape Lyrics

    April 11, 2013 4:57 PM EDT 'At this time, it is in everyone's best interest for Reebok to end its partnership with Mr. Ross.' - Reebok After stirring up controversy for lyrics deemed pro-rape, Reebok has decided to end their partnership with Rick Ross. “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and…

  7. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  8. Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of N.Y.'s The Bottom Line, Dies at 70

    March 03, 2013 8:25 PM EST Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder and the co-operator of The Bottom Line nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village during its eclectic three-decade run, died Feb. 25 of diabetic complications in Las Vegas. He was 70. The well-respected attorney, who also was one of the first managers…

  9. Michelle Williams: Destiny's Child Super Bowl Reunion Is 'Not Confirmed'

    January 29, 2013 12:32 PM EST Is the Destiny's Child Super Bowl reunion not happening or is Michelle Williams playing coy? When asked about reports the chart-topping former girl group will perform together at Sunday's (Feb. 3) halftime show, Williams demurred, telling WRUG Media, "That's not confirmed…

  10. Surving Kombo Kolombia Band Members Lead Police to Bodies

    January 28, 2013 11:21 PM EST The Colombian-style music group was playing at a ranch in northern Mexico when at least 10 gunmen entered the warehouse where the private party was being held and forced them and several crew members into waiting vehicles, a survivor of the attack told authorities. Nuevo Leon state security…

  11. 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.…

  12. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Super Bowl Setlist: Report

    January 24, 2013 9:13 PM EST With Beyonce's Super Bowl appearance just days away, songs from the superstar's potential set list were revealed on Thursday. According to Us Weekly, Beyonce will open the half time show with "Crazy in Love," her solo debut single. Halfway through the performance, she'…

  13. Bubbling Under: The Mowgli's, Cab Ride to Radio With New Singles

    January 18, 2013 12:45 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Mowgli's, the Cab, Chase Rice and Jeyro.   The Mowgli's   The Mowgli's peppy single "San Francisco" …

  14. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  15. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  16. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the best time I've had in my career...…

  17. Destiny's Child To Release New Song On 'Love Songs' Compilation Album

    January 11, 2013 10:51 AM EST Beyoncé is keeping fans on their toes. The singer took to Facebook today (Jan. 10) to announce a forthcoming compilation album from Destiny's Child. "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!" Bey' wrote on Facebook . The 14…

  18. Newtown Editor Looking For Acts for Sandy Hook Benefit Shows

    December 21, 2012 12:53 AM EST Newtown, Conn., will see several benefit concerts in the wake of last Friday's shooting tragedy in early 2013 -- if artists step up to the plate. According to SoundSpike , John Voket, an editor at the Newtown Bee, is leading the effort to organize events to provide support in the…

  19. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  20. 'Evita' to Close When Ricky Martin, Other Originals End Run

    December 12, 2012 7:35 AM EST So What Happens Now? Producers opt to end run on Jan. 26 rather than find replacements Evidently, Ricky Martin is irreplaceable. Despite previously announced plans to recast the principal roles in Evita following the exit on Jan. 26 of original stars Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris,…

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