1. Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Revisited: 10 Classic Moments

    October 07, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Nineteen years ago today, an angst-ridden Canadian rocker catapulted to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her Grammy-winning album Jagged Little Pill , proving that a former child actor and bubblegum pop singer can come into her own and make one helluva mark on the music industry.…

  2. 'Rising Star' Recap: Brad Gets Serious, Contestants Culled On Quarter-Finals Night

    August 11, 2014 4:57 AM EDT In the quarter-finals of Rising Star , Josh Groban -- in addition to wearing a very dangerous pair of barracuda socks -- kept telling us that eight singers would be competing for our votes tonight, but what he probably should have been saying is, “Three singers are competing for your votes,…

  3. Adam Levine's Wedding Details Revealed By Maroon 5 Bandmate

    July 18, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Adam Levine will have one of his Maroon 5 bandmates by his side when he marries Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo this weekend. According to Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine, Levine has asked the band's keyboardist Jesse Carmichael to be his best man. "Those guys go…

  4. Paris Hilton Sits On Diamonds For 'Come Alive' Cover Art

    July 03, 2014 6:52 PM EDT Paris Hilton shines bright like a diamond on the cover art for her new single, "Come Alive." The heiress and pop singer released the photo today (July 3) on her  website . On it, she dressed in a blush-colored bodysuit, fishnet tights and sparkly heels. She is lounging on a bed of…

  5. Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Takeover: 10 Key Ingredients To a Summer Smash

    May 29, 2014 10:50 AM EDT From her social media presence to her "Clueless" tribute, check out the 10 biggest reasons why Iggy Azalea is now ruling the Hot 100. It will be months before Billboard officially names the 2014 Song of the Summer , but if one song has a better shot than any other at following Robin…

  6. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

    May 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the…

  7. Weezer's 'Blue Album' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 09, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Roughly a month after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide , bummed-out rocker kids everywhere met a new potential hero. His name was Rivers Cuomo, and he was a Connecticut-born L.A. transplant with a fetish for melody and secret love of cheesy metal. He worshipped Nirvana but also shredding…

  8. Conor Oberst: The Ex Boy Wonder of Indie Rock Moves to a Major Label

    April 28, 2014 6:23 PM EDT At 34, Conor Oberst would still prefer to never grow up. But a major label is okay Conor Oberst lives with ghosts. They lurk in the jukebox at the bar near his East Village apartment, and howl on the radio at home in Omaha, Neb. At just 34, the shape-shifting singer-songwriter has been…

  9. Hole, 'Live Through This': Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 11, 2014 2:10 PM EDT The first thing you need to know about “Live Through This,” Hole’s sophomore effort and major-label debut, is that the album arrived on April 12, 1994, four days after Kurt Cobain was found dead. That means none of these songs—all about fame and familial drama and even suicide—were written…

  10. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  11. Shakira, 'Shakira': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2014 11:12 AM EDT Love, motherhood, rock roots, a dab of country here, a drop of reggae there, and of course, Latin dance rhythms. Shakira's "Shakira," her first studio album in four years, may at first blush sound as if it could be a disparate affair, but instead, it's a cohesive…

  12. Enrique Iglesias Gets His 'Freak' On In Fleshy Video With Pitbull: Watch

    January 31, 2014 2:45 PM EST Enrique Iglesias' new video for "I'm a Freak," featuring Pitbull, is an eye-popping smorgasbord of skin and booze, employing a bar-raising level of twerking that would make Miley Cyrus blush, all set to a relentless disco-pop beat and starring a few dozen of the Latin…

  13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Sweep Rap Categories at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 1:55 AM EST Another year, another GRAMMY award show where influential R&B and rap categories are not televised, such as Rap Album and R&B Album. Surprising, considering the debate which arose from the moment the GRAMMY nominations were announced on December 6. Many argued on who, between…

  14. Black Sabbath, Converse Kick-Off New Line of Sneakers

    January 10, 2014 12:30 AM EST Converse has just announced a Black Sabbath collection based on its classic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker design, which may be more of a brilliantly synergistic marketing concept than anyone could have ever guessed. A quick look at the lives of Chuck Taylor and Ozzy Osborne would seem to bear…

  15. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and More Highlight Z100's Jingle Ball: Minute-By-Minute Review

    December 14, 2013 5:19 AM EST A minute-by-minute recount of the highlights of the annual pop music celebration at New York's Madison Square Garden Since Beyonce released new material in the middle of the night this week and it seems to have worked out pretty well for her , I think I'll follow her model. After…

  16. The American Music Awards 2013: 14 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    November 25, 2013 2:32 AM EST In between Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and One Direction racking in their American Music Awards, we were entertained by captivating performances at this year’s show – Katy Perry in a geisha outfit, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly in the Oval Office, and Miley Cyrus and her lip synching kitten.…

  17. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Katy Perry & Iggy Azalea

    November 15, 2013 3:36 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Katy Perry Katy Perry looked pinup chic at the MTV EMAs held at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 10. The singer hit the scene in a Zac Posen Resort 2014…

  18. P!nk's 'Truth About Love Tour' Special to Premiere in December on EPIX

    September 20, 2013 5:22 PM EDT "There will be laughs. There will be tears. Who's with me!" -- So belts the carnival barker in a new trailer for "P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour," the pop superstar's upcoming concert special premiering Dec. 7 on EPIX. The special (110 minutes) gives fans an…

  19. Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' Parodies: 10 Hilarious Clips Even Billy Ray Would Love

    September 19, 2013 12:50 PM EDT After twerking her way up the chart with “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is now on top of the Hot 100 . Her making it to No. 1 comes on the heels of the release of its much buzzed about video. Why "Wrecking Ball" Is Miley Cyrus' "Cry Me A River"…

  20. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Runway Jams: Day 7

    September 12, 2013 4:50 PM EDT The Hook columnist Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on Spring NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates with the hottest cuts. Show: The Blonds Song: Crookers, “Put Your Hands On Me” (Jesse Rose Play Prime Remix) Blonde…

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