1. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June…

  2. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

  3. Listen: Blur Unveils Two New Songs in London

    July 02, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As promised , the boys of Blur ripped through two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," on Monday (July 2) in a live performance from an undisclosed rooftop in London that was livestreamed through a link on the group's Twitter account . Both tracks were…

  4. Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

    June 26, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The new Perez Hilton compilation "Pop Up #1" is also available through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series." Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released…

  5. Blur to Unveil New Songs on London Roof

    June 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Band Will Play 'The Puritan' and 'Under the Westway' Scores of Londoners will be craning their necks on July 2nd, when a reunited Blur will perform two new songs -- on a mystery rooftop -- for the first time in a live broadcast via Twitter. The two tracks -- "The…

  6. LeBron James Playlist: Updated Championship Edition

    June 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Songs for the Newly Crowned NBA Star Last week, Billboard.com unveiled a playlist for basketball superstar LeBron James, who had just entered his third NBA Finals in nine seasons and his second with the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in the final round last year to the Dallas Mavericks,…

  7. D'Angelo Performs Surprise Set at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 6:40 AM EDT R&B Great Takes Part in Questlove's Superjam The "Superjam" at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was billed as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and his "very special guests," and boy, was that marquee ever accurate. Along with members of…

  8. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. had never visited the sprawling music fest…

  9. Ca$h Out Talks L.A. Reid, 'Cashin' Out' Success & Next Single

    May 22, 2012 12:40 PM EDT A little more than three years ago, Ca$h Ou t was standing across from a Clayton County judge, anxiously awaiting his fate for a gun charge. Today, he's celebrating the success of his single, "Cashin' Out," and his subsequent signing to Epic Records. "I took [my gun…

  10. Chart Juice: Tank Takes No. 1 Spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 17, 2012 5:45 PM EDT R&B crooner Tank debuts his fifth studio album, "This Is How I Feel," at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 33,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the Washington, D.C., native's third album to bow at No. 1, following the path of his…

  11. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Nabs Second Week at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart a second week with "Blown Away," selling another 120,000 copies (down 55% according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend more than a week at the top. With the Mother&…

  12. Silversun Pickups, Tank, Karmin and Keane Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    May 11, 2012 9:02 PM EDT Carrie Underwood 's "Blown Away" may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele 's "21." Industry sources suggest Underwood's fourth album will sell between 95,000 and 110,000 by the end of the tracking week…

  13. Adam Lambert Sings 'Naked Love' on 'Kimmel': Watch

    April 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Hollywood Boulevard got just a little brighter on Thursday night as Adam Lambert -- American Idol runner-up, RCA Records recording artist, glam rocker extraordinaire -- played a five-song set to the delight of some 1,000 fans gathered in the parking lot behind the famous El Capitan theater.…

  14. Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men

    March 26, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The lives of guitarist Joe Don Rooney, bassist/keyboardist Jay DeMarcus and lead singer Gary LeVox-collectively, the harmonizing multiplatinum country trio Rascal Flatts-have experienced some major shifts during the past two years: on the business side, a new label and new management; on the…

  15. Diggy, 'Unexpected Arrival': Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 4:05 PM EDT "Unexpected Arrival" is a cheeky title for Diggy 's debut album. After all, Diggy Simmons has been bouncing around the public consciousness for a few years now: The middle son of hip-hop legend Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, he appeared on the MTV show "Run's…

  16. Fiona Apple Unveils New Tunes at SXSW Showcase

    March 15, 2012 10:50 AM EDT At turns frenetic, contemplative and whimsical, Fiona Apple made her return to the stage Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. The singer-songwriter debuted a handful of new songs from her upcoming album slated to be released this summer at NPR's showcase at…

  17. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ball jam to all-star tracks by Shaquille O&…

  18. Rihanna's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 20, 2012 8:50 AM EST Chart Article There are only a handful of femmes that can make being bad look so good and do it so well. Rihanna, without a doubt, is one of them. With her free spirit, style and talent, the Barbadian singer has won the hearts of many since her pre-Roc Nation days. Now her sixth studio album,…

  19. Game and Tyler, The Creator Get Crazy in 'Martians Vs. Goblins' Clip

    December 21, 2011 6:15 PM EST Game and Tyler, The Creator invade an insane asylum and try to settle the age-old debate "Martians, or Goblins?" in the spooky new music video for Game's latest "R.E.D. Album" single, which premiered on Tuesday (Dec. 20). Are YOU ready to hear some rhymes about your…

  20. Music Exec John Atterberry Dies After Shooting

    December 12, 2011 8:59 PM EST A music industry executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said. John Atterberry, who has worked with the Spice Girls, Jessica Simpson and others, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, spokeswoman Simi Singer said.…

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