1. 20 Best Songs of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST Check out the songs that Billboard's staff was blasting all year, from Lorde to Yeezus. The Billboard.com Critics' Picks songs list is always difficult to cobble together -- with thousands of great songs released this year to consider, how can a group responsibly highlight the…

  2. P!nk's Billboard Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech: Watch Event Highlights and Interview With Andy Cohen

    December 12, 2013 1:34 PM EST This week, P!nk accepted the award for Woman of the Year at Billboard's annual Women in Music luncheon in New York City. Watch highlights from the event as well as her full interview with Bravo's Andy Cohen, further down. Below is a complete transcript of her acceptance speech. Just…

  3. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Sells for Nearly $1 Million

    December 06, 2013 7:24 PM EST The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million -- the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. A buyer identified only as a private individual agreed to pay $965,000, including the…

  4. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Going to Auction

    December 06, 2013 3:33 AM EST Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's…

  5. Justin Bieber Told To Clean Graffiti From Australian Hotel

    November 27, 2013 10:50 PM EST Justin Bieber has only been in Australia a couple of days but he’s already infuriating the locals. The Canadian pop singer and his entourage painted some colorful cartoon characters on the external walls of the Gold Coast’s QT Hotel. While hotel management were apparently thrilled with the …

  6. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Badlands Here We Come': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Robinson puts Black Crowes on the back burner to focus on CRB, which will tour through 2014; As for the Crowes? "I don't see us getting any new music out right now" Chris Robinson hopes no one takes lightly the fact that the namesake of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's new…

  7. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  8. Justin Bieber's South America Tour Encounters More Trouble in Argentina

    November 11, 2013 3:30 PM EST Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close. "I'm not feeling…

  9. Justin Bieber Is Not 'All Bad' In Music Mondays Series: Listen

    November 11, 2013 11:41 AM EST Teen superstar posts new song hours after cutting a show short due to food poisoning. Last week, Justin Bieber described a "Bad Day" -- one filled with heartbreak and regret -- in his 'Music Mondays' series. This week, on sixth entry "All Bad," the pop…

  10. CMJ 2013: 10 Can't Miss Acts And Panels

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The CMJ Music Marathon can be great for discovering that hot new buzz act with the most preposterous name so you can joke about it with your friends. And yeah, there's a lot of great, you know, music , to be seen across New York City from Oct. 15 to 20. There's also an awful lot…

  11. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  12. Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Opens-Up On Cancer, Concert Film & New Music

    October 03, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-old musician relied on his bandmates and the thrill of performing to help him through a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma (he started treatment in April). The band hit the road this…

  13. Rihanna Booed After Late Show in Australia

    September 30, 2013 6:59 AM EDT Rihanna’s current tour of Australia is making noises for the wrong reasons. On just the second date of her trek, the Barbadian singer showed-up more than an hour late on stage. And she got booed for her tardiness.  According to the Adelaide Advertiser, the performer was due on stage at…

  14. Lynn Anderson Lends Voice to Nearly Lost 'Betty Swain Project'

    September 24, 2013 1:00 PM EDT In the course of her long and illustrious career, Lynn Anderson has been involved with many interesting and fulfilling projects. However, her latest is something very different for the legendary singer. Anderson has a pair of cuts on the new collection, "The Betty Swain Project."…

  15. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  16. Home Depot Marriage Proposal, Soundtracked By Betty Who, Goes Viral: Watch

    September 13, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Flash mobs + the song "Somebody Loves You" = the most adorable proposal ever. On Wednesday (Sept. 11), Spencer Stout uploaded a YouTube video that depicted him proposing to his boyfriend, Dustin, with the help of a highly choreographed flash mob of friends, as well as the song …

  17. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT "Roar" widens its lead at No. 1, while Lana Del Rey and Drake also move up. Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last…

  18. Diplo Q&A: Talking Travel, Twerking and Burning Man With the DJ/Producer

    September 05, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Diplo and travel partner Shane McCauley open an interactive art exhibit in Los Angeles Black and white photographs shot in Jamaica, South Africa, Brazil and New York are beamed onto the two side walls of the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles while music from blogs dedicated to upbeat music from…

  19. Headhunterz Announces 'Explode' Tour, Following One Crazy Summer: Exclusive

    August 29, 2013 5:08 PM EDT Hopping from festival to festival, the hardstyle emissary teaches U.S. crowds how to dance -- at 140 BPM. On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, Willem Rebergen – known to his nearly 800,000 social media followers as hardstyle star Headhunterz – sat in the back seat of an otherwise empty…

  20. JoJo Plays NYC, Talks 'Anything' Remix With Casey Veggies

    August 27, 2013 5:49 PM EDT JoJo couldn't even remember the last time she played New York City prior to her performance Monday (Aug. 26) as the latest artist to be a part of The Fader and vitaminwater's #Uncapped summer concert series. "I'm fuckin' pumped!" the 22-year-old singer enthused…

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