1. 'Glee' Recap: Things Get 'Emotional' in Whitney Tribute

    April 25, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Even though Whitney Houston passed away more than two months ago now, the kids of "Glee" are still mourning her, locker shrine and all. This week's episode laser-focuses on the sentiment that Finn expressed last week, the desire to freeze time, or bend it, or punish yourself to…

  2. Firefly Fest Lineup: Jack White, Black Keys, Killers Performing

    April 05, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The event will span three days with more than 40 acts, including the Flaming Lips and John Legend The Firefly Music Festival, which is being held at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, will host a collection of notable indie artists including Death Cab for Cutie , Lupe Fiasco ,…

  3. Kid Cudi on WZRD Chart Success: 'I'm Not Out Here Taking Crazy Pills'

    March 09, 2012 1:15 PM EST "WZRD," the experimental psych-rock collaboration between Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius, notched the only top 10 debut on this week's Billboard 200 , landing at No. 3 with 66,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For Cudi -- who slammed his…

  4. The History of Country Music Gets an Update

    February 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST Country Music has enjoyed a rich history over the years, and the Country Music Foundation has released what many are considering to be the ultimate history book concerning the genre with the issue of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. A 626-page book of who's who, and what's what in…

  5. Album Review: Sinead O'Connor, 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?'

    February 22, 2012 8:00 AM EST Sinead O'Connor How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? Producer: John Reynolds Label: One Little Indian Release Date: Feb. 21 With Sinéad O'Connor 's propensity to generate sensational headlines, we sometimes forget just how exceptional and original of a singer/songwriter she can…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: We Will Always 'Heart' This Episode

    February 15, 2012 10:05 AM EST Valentine's magic may have given us the "Glee" we've been waiting for this season -- a good set of plot points, a timely tribute to a fallen star and good music all in one episode! "Heart" doesn't pull any punches in the "Glee" arsenal, combining…

  7. SI's Swimsuit Issue Embraces Indie Rock

    February 03, 2012 8:00 AM EST Bands Like Black Lips to Share New Music Online & Perform at Beauties & Beats Fest in Las Vegas For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Michael Jackson Tribute Was Bad (As in Good)

    February 01, 2012 8:30 AM EST More songs, more fantasy, less talking and less adults. These principles applied to the basic structure of "Glee" result in the best episodes of the franchise, and Michael Jackson hit all the notes. The adults stay out of it except in direct support of the kids, the emotional…

  9. John Legend, Kennedy Center Program Pay Tribute to Marvin Gaye

    January 31, 2012 7:55 PM EST Grammy award-winning singer John Legend surprised a high school choir Tuesday at the Kennedy Center to help start a program encouraging young artists to confront social issues with their art, in honor of the late Marvin Gaye . The project, "What's Going On ... Now," echoes Gaye…

  10. Country Music Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 Cheat Sheet

    January 26, 2012 8:15 AM EST In February, the Country Music Hall of Fame typically announces the name of three new inductees into the ranks of the genre's most exclusive class. With that in mind, we'd like to offer our thoughts on who might be the honorees in the individual categories this year. In the Modern…

  11. Burt Bacharach Working On Memoir

    January 19, 2012 10:50 AM EST Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a memoir due in November. The publisher announced Wednesday…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: The One With Synchronized Swimming In It

    January 18, 2012 8:15 AM EST We return from "Glee's" winter hiatus and .... yeah. It was an episode, and the music was fine and things happened in the plot, but there really wasn't much to get excited about in "Yes/No" since we pretty much knew the answer to the big proposal question, at…

  13. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We'll take a…

  14. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens died Wednesday at the Villages Hospital…

  15. Sinead O'Connor Ends 16-Day Marriage

    December 27, 2011 12:35 PM EST "He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage." S inead O'Connor 's fourth marriage is over, a mere 16 days after it began in the back of a pink Cadillac. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer ended things with therapist Barry Herridge on…

  16. Sinead O'Connor Married in Vegas Drive-Thru Chapel

    December 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST Mere months after advertising online for a freaky sex friend, Sinead O'Connor married fiancé Barry Herridge on Dec. 8, her 45th birthday. The Irish singer took a non-traditional approach to the wedding, marrying her new man in a drive-thru ceremony in Las Vegas. After filling out the…

  17. Sinead O'Connor to Wed for Fourth Time

    December 07, 2011 6:15 PM EST Sinead O'Connor 's publicized and colorful search for a "wham-bam" lover man has snagged the singer a fourth husband, she announced on her website on Wednesday. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" star gave one day's notice that she'll marry boyfriend Barry…

  18. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 12/3/2011

    December 03, 2011 11:35 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @missjillscott : 0 nominations. I'm speechless. Cover of…

  19. 'Glee' Tugs At Heartstrings With Adele Mashup, Falls Flat Elsewhere

    November 16, 2011 12:18 PM EST This week " Glee " reminds us that even when the songs are fun, the laughs are solid and there's a meaningful plotline, it doesn't all add up to a good episode. Sure, we hummed along to the mash-ups, giggled at Sue's return, and are left with many emotional questions…

  20. Chris Colfer Writing Next Movie, Calls 'Glee' Virginity Episode 'Huge'

    November 07, 2011 11:00 PM EST Admitted 'Workaholic' Talks Firsts: Novel, Film Writing, Getting 'Kind of Attacked' at Gay Bar Chris Colfer can't stop working. When we caught up with him Sunday afternoon, instead of taking a well-deserved break from his hectic "Glee" schedule, he was…

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