1. Charli XCX Covers Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way': Watch

    May 22, 2013 5:49 PM EDT Last February, U.K. pop chanteuse Charli XCX told Billboard all about her musical obsessions -- and she name-checked the Spice Girls, but didn't mention another best-selling 90s vocal group, the Backstreet Boys. Well, she made up for that omission by covering BSB's classic "I…

  2. Daft Punk's Visual Evolution: Why 'Random Access Memories' May Not Require Music Videos

    May 21, 2013 12:49 PM EDT From iconic "Homework" clips to dialogue-free abstract films, check out this breakdown of Daft Punk's visual history. Not since pre-unveiled glory days of KISS back in the '70s has there been an artist in popular music that puts as much of an emphasis on visuals -- while…

  3. Empire of the Sun Play Electric Daisy New York, Talk New Album ‘Ice On The Dune’

    May 20, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Empire of the Sun chose an unlikely place to kick off the tour for the duo’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “Ice On The Dune” (due June 18 on Astralwerks). Rather than an indie-rock festival like Coachella or Bonnaroo, the high-concept electronic pop band made its stage return at the…

  4. The 10 Most GIF-Worthy Moments: Billboard Music Awards 2013

    May 20, 2013 3:53 AM EDT Still shots are nice, but the 2013 Billboard Music Awards was all about motion. Everyone from host Tracy Morgan to performers like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars showed their stuff on stage--shimmering, shaking and singing. So what better way to recap some of the best times from the show…

  5. Pop Shop Picks: Janelle Monae, John Newman, Michael Franti & More

    May 17, 2013 6:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! JANELLE MONAE FEAT. ERYKAH…

  6. 'American Idol': Top 12 Moments of Season 12

    May 16, 2013 6:10 PM EDT It's between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover for the "American Idol" season 12 crown. But remember, two came out of thousands who auditioned to begin with, giving viewers plenty of performances and moments throughout the year that made this season of "Idol"…

  7. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the good fight since 1999 and didn't start…

  8. Sara Bareilles Inspires Random Acts of Dance in 'Brave' Video

    May 14, 2013 2:45 PM EDT "I want to see you be brave!" sings Sara Bareilles on her new single "Brave," and sometimes, courage manifests itself in the form of shameless, altogether goofy dance moves. The music video for "Brave," released on Tuesday (May 14), shows the singer-songwriter…

  9. George Jones: An Appreciation By Brad Paisley

    May 03, 2013 5:50 PM EDT "The Possum" took every setback life threw at him and turned it into music I grew up a huge fan of George Jones. I was familiar with the legends, the hard-luck stories, the accounts of missed gigs and drunken riding-mower notoriety. I was mesmerized by his voice, like almost…

  10. Little Mix, Missy Elliott Team Up in 'How Ya Doin'' Music Video: Watch

    April 04, 2013 2:52 PM EDT While U.K. girl group Little Mix's breakout single "Wings" continues to sell swiftly in the United States, the quartet will likely gain a bigger stateside profile with "How Ya Doin'," a track from their debut album "DNA" that features Missy Elliott as…

  11. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 25 Songs For Season 3

    March 27, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Why Stannis would blast Mumford & Sons, King Robert would drink up to Rihanna and Robb Stark can appreciate A$AP Rocky. The wait for the third season of "Game of Thrones" finally comes to an end on Sunday night (Mar. 31), with the brilliantly bloody HBO drama…

  12. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  13. Limp Bizkit Is 'Ready To Go' with Lil Wayne On New Single: Listen

    March 25, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Bite into your chocolate starfish and take a gulp of some hot dog-flavored water: Limp Bizkit is back, with a new single, "Ready To Go," that features the band's new Cash Money cohort, Lil Wayne. The track, produced by Polow Da Don, was posted online on late Sunday (Mar. 24)…

  14. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  15. Songs For Slim Project Benefits Former Replacements Guitarist

    March 10, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "We will always play together in some fashion," Tommy Stinson says of the Replacements' future Last December, Peter Jesperson, the music executive who signed and managed the Replacements, paid a visit to the band's former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who's been…

  16. Justin Timberlake Loses the Tie, Keeps Party Going at Post-Grammys Concert

    February 11, 2013 12:00 PM EST Following his stylish performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, where two of his new songs -- "Suit & Tie" and "Pusher Love Girl" -- saw their TV debuts, Justin Timberlake moved the show to the Hollywood Palladium in L.A. to hype his upcoming album, "The 20…

  17. Justin Timberlake Premieres 'Suit & Tie,' 'Pusher Love Girl' at Grammys

    February 10, 2013 9:55 PM EST JT busts out the "20/20 Experience" tracks with show-stopping backing band Justin Timberlake continued his grand reentrance to music at the Grammys, as he performed "Suit & Tie" and another new song, "Pusher Love Girl," before a televised audience for the…

  18. Chris Brown May Face Probation Violation

    February 05, 2013 7:05 PM EST Discrepancies were allegedly found in the singer's community service reports. Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents…

  19. Texas Is the Reason, 'Do You Know Who You Are?': Exclusive Album Premiere

    February 05, 2013 12:00 PM EST Hear the emo band's career-spanning collection, including a pair of new songs Seventeen years after the band's first and only full-length album, Texas is the Reason is ready to put the group to rest for good. "I want to leave a nice-looking corpse," singer/guitarist…

  20. Poll: Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show?

    February 04, 2013 2:12 PM EST Vote now! With the dust now settled on Beyonce's exuberant halftime extravaganza, it's time to start thinking of the possible artists who will take the biggest stage in the world next February, when the Super Bowl invades the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. With…

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