1. Eric Bellinger Talks Chris Brown's 'Fine China' & Usher's Upcoming Album

    May 22, 2013 1:32 PM EDT The singer-songwriter says Usher will 'take it back to R&B, timeless music' on next album. It was twist of fate that catapulted Eric Bellinger to the success he basks in today. Born and raised in Compton, CA, music was never on the agenda for the budding football star.…

  2. My Super Bowl Moment: Past Performers Discuss Their Halftime Shows

    February 02, 2013 11:00 AM EST The Edge, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO's Redfoo, The Who's Roger Daltrey and More Reflect on Past Performances Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries -- as one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking…

  3. Katy Perry, Usher Rock Kids' Inaugural Concert

    January 19, 2013 11:50 PM EST Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.   "…

  4. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  5. 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,…

  6. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  7. The Who Taking 'Amazing Journey' to World Series Soundtrack

    October 25, 2012 10:38 PM EDT As the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers face off for the World Series title, the Who will be providing the soundtrack. Fox Sports has turned to the rock icons' classic catalog to provide music for the series, with songs including "Going Mobile," "Behind Blue…

  8. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to enrich families. They can come enjoy the…

  9. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  10. Olympics Opening Ceremony: Union Jack Jukebox With McCartney, Arctic Monkeys + Best of Britain

    July 28, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Getty Images It's not a concert, Danny Boyle stressed. It's about the athletes. In a very real way, though, the director of the Olympic opening ceremony was wrong. While sports are the heart of the Olympics, music - loud, bold, world-conquering British music, amplified in the most…

  11. Insider Tips: 'Glee' Spoilers, Firefly 2013 Afoot, Flying Lotus & Pusha T Albums

    July 27, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Chart Article The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to keep you in the…

  12. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' Tour

    July 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Also: Band Records 'Fabulous Ending' for Olympics Finale The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date…

  13. 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,…

  14. Farewell Thrice: A Thunderous Appreciation

    June 14, 2012 6:30 PM EDT There was no elegiac note to be found in Thrice 's New York City appearance last month, despite the Best Buy Theater's digital marquee blaring the decisive words FAREWELL TOUR. Thrice had acknowledged as far back as November this would be the last live run "for the foreseeable…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  16. The Civil Wars: Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2012 1:30 PM EST The DIY Story of the Year, Two Grammys, A Dose of Taylor and the Biggest Soundtrack You've Yet to Hear In one weekend last summer, the They wrote and sang together for a few months before White popped the question: Want to form a band? Williams says. "It was like being asked to prom…

  17. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Hit of the Rock Era?

    February 28, 2012 10:00 AM EST The aptly titled ballad keeps coming back, winning new generations of fans. Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston 's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps…

  18. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You…

  19. Tennis Spread Their Wings With Second Album, Thanks to Black Keys Drummer

    February 14, 2012 5:50 PM EST It didn't take long for Tennis' indie origin story to catch on: in 2010, Alaina Moore and her husband, Patrick Riley, bought a boat, sailed down the East Coast and posted online the quirky, catchy pop songs they wrote about the journey. Blogs loved the tracks, so the couple recorded…

  20. Glee's Prophetic Whitney Houston Tribute

    February 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST Often "Glee" has their collective finger on the pulse of popular discourse, but this week's musical selection proved to be almost prophetic in its timeliness. Filmed before Whitney Houston's death this weekend, the hit show will include a tribute to the singer, a rep for…

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