1. SXSW Video: Polica Performance & Q&A

    March 16, 2012 7:15 PM EDT "It's moving very fast," Polica frontwoman Channy Leaneagh said backstage at Billboard's SXSW showcase on Wednesday (March 14), shortly before the Minneapolis-based, R&B-influenced indie electro quartet took the stage opening for The-Dream and Lionel Richie. Lionel…

  2. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains on Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:00 AM EST As earlier reported , Adele 's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with her first album, "19,"…

  3. Watch Justin Timberlake Play Bon Iver in 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

    February 19, 2012 12:15 PM EST After sending up Super Bowl performers M.I.A. and LMFAO in last week's episode, "Saturday Night Live" skewered artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Iver and Prince in a skit last night (Feb. 18) in which a handful of celebrities dropped by to visit Jay-Z and Beyonce's new baby,…

  4. Grammy Gains: 20 Albums Shoot Up Billboard 200

    February 15, 2012 7:20 PM EST While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard 200 chart still gets shaken up by the annual ceremony. Though next week's list will see a full seven days of impact from the show …

  5. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  6. Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

    February 13, 2012 3:35 PM EST See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night. This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take…

  7. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  8. Grammy Winners List 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:20 AM EST Chart Article Bottom Find out who won! ALBUM OF THE YEAR 21 Adele WINNER Wasting Light Foo Fighters Born This Way Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars Loud Rihanna RECORD OF THE YEAR "Rolling In The Deep" Adele WINNER "Holocene" Bon Iver "Grenade" Bruno…

  9. Nicki Minaj Gets Exorcised in 'Roman Holiday' Grammy Performance: Watch

    February 13, 2012 12:10 AM EST Taking a page from Madonna after her elaborate Super Bowl performance last Sunday, Nicki Minaj unveiled a new song, "Roman Holiday," with a complex, "Exorcist"-riffing performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12). After entering the Staples Center…

  10. Skrillex, Kanye West, Foo Fighters Among Pre-Telecast Grammy Winners

    February 12, 2012 6:45 PM EST Kanye West , Skrillex , Tony Bennett , Foo Fighters and... Betty White are among the winners of the Pre-Telecast Grammy ceremony. A handful of major trophies were presented before the main Grammy ceremony, which kicks off from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 pm EST. West has earned…

  11. Grammys Rocked by Tragedy, but Show Must Go On

    February 12, 2012 2:20 PM EST With the death of Whitney Houston just hours earlier, it's hard to focus on the matter of crowning the best in recorded music -- but Sunday night's Grammy Awards are going to try. Music's biggest night was rocked on the eve of the event with news that the 48-year-old pop legend…

  12. Exclusive: British Phenom Birdy Debuts '1901' Video

    February 09, 2012 1:10 PM EST At just 15 years old, up-and-coming British songstress Birdy has already turned plenty of heads with her stunning cover of Bon Iver 's "Skinny Love." The clip has garnered over 15 million views, and today Billboard has an exclusive first look at Birdy's latest video, for…

  13. Bon Iver Announces U.S. Spring Tour

    February 07, 2012 11:20 AM EST Bon Iver may not be performing at the Grammys , but the indie-folk group will be performing for fans this spring. Fresh off their "Saturday Night Live" spot last week, Justin Vernon and co. have announced a short run of April tour dates surrounding Coachella. The eight-date tour…

  14. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fronted indie group kicked things off,…

  15. Bon Iver Not Performing at Grammys: 'I Don't Think They Wanted Us To Play'

    February 03, 2012 1:10 PM EST Justin Vernon Talks Grammys Non-Performance, Bushmills Campaign, Avalanches Feud Bon Iver may be up for four Grammys, and frontman Justin Vernon may even appear (digitally, anyway) in a striking new commercial for this year's ceremony -- but you won't see the indie-folk band…

  16. Sasquatch! 2012 Lineup: Bon Iver, Jack White, The Shins & More

    February 03, 2012 8:55 AM EST A slew of venerable indie rock performers highlight the lineup of the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival , which will celebrate its 10th anniversary over the Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28) at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. Bon Iver , Beck , St. Vincent , The Shins , Feist and the newly…

  17. Bon Iver, Alicia Keys to Collaborate

    February 02, 2012 9:14 PM EST Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon might be indie rock's busiest performer. The Grammy-nominated musician, whose past collaborations range from Kanye West to the National to Kathleen Edwards (whom he joined for a World Cafe performance this week), is about to add another: Alicia Keys . The…

  18. M. Ward Offers Up Animated Video For New Single 'The First Time I Ran Away'

    February 01, 2012 5:40 PM EST If you're a fan of sleepy-time folk, you're in for a promising few months ahead. First, we'll see if Bon Iver can pull an Arcade Fire at this year's Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 (four nominations -- including Record and Song of the Year nods -- should yield something, right ?)…

  19. Bon Iver Gets Grammy Treatment: Watch Stunning Spot Feat. 'Holocene'

    January 31, 2012 12:20 PM EST Bon Iver's Justin Vernon previously had some choice words for the Grammy Awards, but it's seems he's changing his tune -- or at least going along with the Recording Academy's stunning new commercial for his band. Ahead of the Grammys on Feb. 12, the folksy introspection of…

  20. Justin Bieber to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Says Alec Baldwin

    January 30, 2012 3:45 PM EST Alec Baldwin just did something that would certainly anger his "30 Rock" character, NBC exec Jack Donaghy: He leaked official network intel. On today's episode of Baldwin's "Here's The Thing" podcast on WNYC, the "30 Rock" actor delves in deep with…

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