1. TVXQ! Q&A: On America, Favorite Artists, Future Touring Plans

    December 13, 2012 6:15 PM EST TVXQ! are K-pop royalty. With almost a decade under their belts, the group has proven themselves time and time again in the ever-changing Korean pop world by crafting new sounds, constructing imaginative live shows -- weathering member changes along the way -- to sell millions of singles and…

  2. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los Angeles after a 13-hour flight from Seoul.…

  3. Lamb of God Prepares for U.S. Tour as Singer's Trial Looms

    October 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT "I'd be lying if I didn't say what looms ahead is still very much on everyone's minds," bassist John Campbell says. After having to cancel its planned North American tour with Dethklok after singer Randall Blythe's manslaughter arrest in Czechoslovakia, Lamb Of…

  4. Michelle Obama Endorses Heavy D & Chubb Rock; Sings 'We Got Our Own Thang'

    September 19, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Beyoncé isn't the only artist on First Lady Michelle Obama's playlist. During her appearance on Orlando's 102 Jamz' Back In the Day Buffet yesterday (Sept. 18), Michelle Obama shared her love for old-school hip-hop by co-signing Heavy D & the Boyz' and Chubb Rock …

  5. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Ties K-Pop Record

    August 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Just as the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart celebrates its first birthday , it finds itself with a new chart accomplishment from Psy's hit single "Gangnam Style." A few months back, IU dominated the holiday season with her comeback track "You and I" landing itself atop…

  6. K-Pop's Next Wave: 10 Artists To Watch

    August 25, 2012 2:09 PM EDT K-pop's recent international success has been in large part due to its ability to consistently cultivate and export the "new": new signature dance moves, new addictive hooks and beats, tnew hairstyles and outfits. Thus it is no surprise that every year new promising K-pop'…

  7. 20 Top K-Pop Moments of the Year

    August 21, 2012 7:15 PM EDT K-Pop, the unique blend of pop and electronica that hails from South Korea, has been around for decades. But over the past 12 months, some of K-pop's biggest names - 2NE1, Psy, Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation and IU -- have set their sights on the U.S. and helped the genre amass…

  8. 'Gangnam Style' Flirts With K-Pop Record With 4th Week at No. 1

    August 19, 2012 9:15 PM EDT "Gangnam Style" syndrome is reaching new heights as Psy earns his fourth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 Chart . This feat puts him one step closer to tying the record for most weeks at No. 1; a title currently owned by IU's "You and I" with five weeks atop the…

  9. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving a lot of Western attention with the song&…

  10. Fall in Love With Psy's 'Gangnam Style' -- Korean Rapper Goes Viral

    July 31, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After scoring the top debut a couple of weeks back, Psy overtook some of South Korea's biggest girl groups -- 2NE1 , T-ara , and SISTAR -- to rule the most recent K-Pop Hot 100 chart with his addictive new single "Gangnam Style." Amidst a summer of idols making their comebacks,…

  11. K-Pop Hot 100: 2NE1 Hold Off T-ara, SISTAR

    July 24, 2012 2:00 PM EDT NE1 extend their reign atop the K-Pop Hot 100 , remaining at the top spot again this week with latest single, "I Love You," thwarting both T-ara's and SISTAR's quest to snag the No.1 crown. The girls have gathered fandom from all generations, pleasing aurally (with their…

  12. Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA

    July 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA Styx , the veteran rock band that turned too much time on its hands into a massive hit, made the most of every moment June 29 when it rocked the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at the Sands Casino…

  13. Iris DeMent to 'Sing the Delta,' First New Music in 16 Years

    June 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Exclusive First Listen: Hear the Title Song ... Album Art & Tracklisting Iris DeMent will close out a 16-year gap since her last album of originals on October 2, when "Sing the Delta" is released on the acclaimed folk singer's Flariella label. DeMent tells Billboard she&…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips, Aerosmith, Rihanna

    June 01, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Phillips' 'Home' is the 30th song by an 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As his "Home" debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 2012 "American Idol" victor Phillip Phillips becomes the series' 13th…

  15. Freshman Haze: Sneakbo

    May 31, 2012 10:15 AM EDT The UK hip-hop scene has had a facelift in recent years, mainly due to the rising rappers who have come in and taken over the 'net with their dark street tales and original swag. One of the leaders of this new wave is Sneakbo , an artist of Nigerian descent, coming straight out of south…

  16. K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Hold Off Busker Busker for Third Week At No. 1

    May 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Sistar checks in at No. 1 for yet another week with indie band sensation Busker Busker once again sticking to the No. 2 slot. The medium tempo track, "Alone," successfully dominates this week's K-Pop Hot 100 chart . Their continued success has been heavily influenced by a…

  17. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  18. Watch President Obama Slow-Jam The News with The Roots on 'Fallon'

    April 25, 2012 9:25 AM EDT When "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" headed to the University of North Carolina for special taping on Tuesday (Apr. 24), the show received a very special, powerful guest: President Barack Obama. Among other things, the President turned his stance on Stafford Student Loans into a…

  19. Obama Prefers Jay-Z Over Kanye West

    April 12, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 'He is a jackass... But he's talented' -- The President on Kanye West While in New York City raising campaign funds in January, President Barack Obama was asked at a restaurant what at first seemed like a simple question by The Atlantic magazine: "Kanye or Jay-Z?" -- …

  20. Bo Bice Preps Christian EP, Talks Sobriety & 'Idol'

    March 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT He's known as one the most soulful acts to ever appear on "American Idol," and Bo Bice continues to showcase his talents to the masses. In Nashville recently for the "Autism Speaks" benefit at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Café, Bice told Billboard the cause was…

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