1. 20 Surprising Cameos from Musicians in Movies

    February 27, 2014 4:35 PM EST This Sunday (March 2), several elite musicians like Pharrell Williams and Bono will end their competition for Best Original Song at the Oscars. And while a few multi-talents like 30 Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto—nominated this year for Best Supporting Actor because of his role in …

  2. Kidz Bop Nation: Inside The Best-Selling Children's CD Series

    February 04, 2014 12:52 PM EST With "Kidz Bop 25" recently becoming the series' latest Top 10 album, COO Victor Zaraya discusses the franchise's decade-long dominance and touring future. In between episodes of "Spongebob Squarepants," "Rocket Power" and "Invader Zim,"…

  3. Rixton Spoofs Katy Perry, Robin Thicke in New 'Make Out' Teasers: Exclusive

    October 21, 2013 12:00 PM EDT YouTube specialists take on "Roar" and "Blurred Lines" in their debut clip. Rixton, a U.K. pop-rock group known primarily for its successful YouTube covers, is unveiling its original song "Make Out" with a music video that will satirize a whole bunch of…

  4. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  5. Blink-182 Rock Brooklyn Club Gig: Live Review

    September 12, 2013 2:35 PM EDT A rare, sweat-drenched rock show with Mark, Tom, and Travis Blink-182 are big enough to rock the Barclays Center, but swinging through Brooklyn last night, they had something else in mind. The Music Hall of Williamsburg is usually reserved for buzz bands, established indie acts, and…

  6. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s & More

    September 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Alternative chart, which made its debut on Sept. 10, 1988 under the title "Modern Rock," we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top Alternative songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the…

  7. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  8. Gimme Five: Emblem3 Names Their Favorite Pop-Punk Albums (Video)

    September 04, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Emblem3 has beguiled pop fans with debut album "Nothing To Lose" -- which started at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart last month -- as well as hummable breakout single "Chloe (You're The One I Want)." However, the "X Factor" finalists grew up devouring…

  9. Emblem3 Debuts Big: How The 'X Factor' Trio Scored By Turning Pop

    August 09, 2013 1:07 PM EDT "Nothing To Lose" notches the best debut for any U.S. "X Factor" artist. Will the follow-up album be much edgier? Eight months after finishing fourth on season two of "The X Factor," pop-rock trio Emblem3 guided debut album "Nothing to Lose" to a No…

  10. The Replacements Return for Riot Fest Dates

    June 13, 2013 12:50 AM EDT The Replacements are mounting a comeback. The influential '80s alternative rock group are listed on the line-up for three Riot Fest shows, marking their return to the live stage for the first time in more than 20 years. Organizers of Riot Fest today distributed their 2013 poster,…

  11. Updated: Blink 182’s Travis Barker Lends Support to 'Ill' Fan, Hoax Claims Persist

    May 27, 2013 6:23 AM EDT A Twitter user claiming to be a young cancer patient with little time left has chosen to share the last leg of his journey online – and he can count on Blink 182’s Travis Barker to make the trip. Many are calling foul on the project, however, claiming its a hoax. Describing himself as…

  12. New Transplants Album Features Bun B, Paul Wall

    May 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Transplants are set to release their third studio album, "In A Warzone" – a record which Travis Barker refers to as "harder" than previous releases of the punk rock project. Billboard caught up with Barker at the "American Idol" finale where he revealed that…

  13. 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…

  14. 'Mad Men' Character Playlist: 10 Songs For Season 6

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT From Britney Spears to Gucci Mane, check out the songs that capture the 10 major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Apr. 7), AMC's "Mad Men" kicks off its long-awaited sixth season, which will feature… who knows? Show creator Matthew Weiner is notorious for…

  15. Dillon Francis: Five Questions with the 'Stressed' Dance Man

    March 21, 2013 6:23 PM EDT Francis is trying to wrap up his new album. Also, he's "holy now." Dillon Francis is not only one of the most creative producers in dance music, he’s also delightfully strange. Billboard sat down with the ever-entertaining Francis in advance of the release of his new single …

  16. The Postal Service Auditions 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Moby in 'Funny or Die' Clip

    March 06, 2013 10:30 AM EST A decade after its debut release, the beloved Postal Service project of Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is experiencing a renaissance of buzz: the group's "Give Up" album received platinum-sales honors in late 2012, and now a re-release featuring…

  17. Fall Out Boy's Reunion: Looking Back at the Hiatus, Side Projects & Rumors

    February 04, 2013 6:55 PM EST When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in the fall of 2009, there were rumors, misquotes and a lot of confusion as to what the band's break actually meant. Were they gone forever? For a specified amount of time? Or were the four members -- Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe…

  18. Super Bowl XLVII: 20 Musician Tweets

    February 03, 2013 11:01 PM EST Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and more music makers react to halftime and the big game. Whether they were rooting for the Ravens, 49ers, or a Destiny's Child reunion, the music world had plenty to tweet about when the Super Bowl XLVII hit New Orleans. We'…

  19. Taylor Swift Going for Six Weeks at No. 1 With 'Red' on Billboard 200

    December 22, 2012 10:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is dreaming of a "Red" Christmas, it seems. Industry sources are forecasting that her "Red" album is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album might move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the…

  20. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100,000 copies of the album in its first week.…

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