1. CODER Picks of the Week: Disclosure, Sinead Harnett, Axwell & More

    May 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Disclosure: "When A Fire Starts To Burn" (PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope) From the opening crack of “When A Fire Starts…

  2. Boards of Canada Release Video of 'Reach For The Dead’: Watch

    May 24, 2013 3:29 AM EDT Boards of Canada aren’t done teasing their fanbase with new material. The Scottish electronic act has released a clip for "Reach For The Dead," the lead track from their forthcoming new album “Tomorrow’s Harvest”. It’s the most substantial indicator of what its producers,…

  3. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  4. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  5. Super Junior's Siwon Talks World Tour & Fashion During NYC Visit: Exclusive

    May 16, 2013 6:36 PM EDT Billboard sat down with the most-followed Korean on Twitter before walking the Met Gala red carpet with Madonna, Beyonce, PSY and more. Meet Siwon of Super Junior. While PSY snagged headlines at last week's Met Gala for taking photos with Chris Martin, Gwenyth Paltrow and "…

  6. Rudimental, Daft Punk Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    May 06, 2013 7:32 AM EDT London drum & bass group Rudimental followed their two U.K. No. 1 singles yesterday by landing the top spot with their debut album “Home” (Asylum/Warner Music). While on the singles chart, “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring Pharrell Williams started a second week at No. 1…

  7. Boards of Canada Return with ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’

    April 30, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Boards of Canada are breaking an extremely long drought with confirmation today of a new album, “Tomorrow’s Harvest." The influential electronic duo, comprising Scottish sibling producers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, announced their Warp Records effort will land this June --…

  8. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  9. T-ara Unveil First Original Japanese Single 'Bunny Style!'

    March 05, 2013 11:00 AM EST Girl group T-ara has shifted their focus to Japan after a controversial 2012 in home country Korea. The group is releasing their first original single for Japan with "Bunny Style!" Before this single, T-ara had only translated their Korean hits for the Japanese market. Initial…

  10. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  11. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  12. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012: BIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1 & More

    December 21, 2012 5:55 PM EST These 20 K-Pop songs represent a fantastic array of veteran artists, popular idols, ballad crooners and talented rookies. 2012 was the year that PSY, an unlikely K-pop veteran, surpassed his contemporaries with international stardom and an inescapable single ("Gangnam Style," of…

  13. Rolling Stones 'Gimme' Gaga, Mourn Newtown at Final '50' Concert

    December 16, 2012 1:50 AM EST Lady Gaga unleashed her massive pipes, as well as an oversized wig and footwear that was more stilt than shoe, at the Rolling Stones ' final "50 and Counting" show on Saturday night at New Jersey's Prudential Center. A minute and a half into "Gimme Shelter," Mick…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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 …

  18. 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…

  19. 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'…

  20. 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…

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