1. Owl City Delays Album Release

    June 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Just two days after releasing "Good Time," Owl City's duet with Carly Rae Jepsen , sole member Adam Young has pushed back the release date of his upcoming fourth studio album, "The Midsummer Station." Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Team Up for 'Good Time'…

  2. Yelawolf Readies EP with Travis Barker, 11-Minute 'Horror Film' Music Video

    June 01, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Though his next album, tentatively titled "Love Story," will likely come later rather than sooner, Yelawolf still has plenty of music on the runway. The Alabama rapper tells Billboard.com that a combination of circumstance and creative desire has led him to delay the planned June…

  3. Patent Pending: Battle of the Bands 2012 Northeast

    May 20, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Chart Article Northwest Congratulations to Patent Pending, the official winner of the 2012 Billboard Battle of the Bands! Patent Pending beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the northeast region. The band hit the road to Las Vegas (watch their roadtrip…

  4. Take The Day: Battle of the Bands 2012 Midwest

    May 15, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Chart Article Northwest Take The Day beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the midwest region. The band has hit the road to Las Vegas where they will play against the other finalists head to head at the May 18 Battle of the Bands concert. Watch the…

  5. Adam Lambert Live Q&A: Watch Again!

    May 14, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Chart Article Adam Lambert Watch Again Now PHOTOS: Behind-the-Scenes at Adam Lambert's Live Q&A Not that Adam Lambert is ever idle, but May is an especially busy time for the "American Idol" alum as he prepares for the release of his second album, "Trespassing," a…

  6. Owl City Exclusive: Listen to 'Shooting Star'

    May 10, 2012 6:31 PM EDT Adam Young Aims to Build Excitement With EP Ahead of Fourth Album Owl City's fourth album isn't due until summer, but Adam Young isn't making people wait that long for new music. On May 15, the Minnesota pop auteur will release "The Shooting Star EP," a four-song…

  7. Blink-182 Cancel Bamboozle, May Tour Dates

    May 09, 2012 8:57 PM EDT Blink-182 's 20th anniversary celebration will have to wait. The veteran pop-punk band has pulled out of the Bamboozle Festival thanks to drummer Travis Barker's sudden tonsillectomy, the event announced on its Facebook page . However, My Chemical Romance will take their spot on the…

  8. Carrie Underwood Live Q&A: Watch Again!

    April 27, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Chart Article Carrie Underwood Watch again! Seven years after capturing the "American Idol" crown and becoming a household name, Carrie Underwood continues to blow away country and pop music fans alike. The singer's fourth album, "Blown Away" (out May 1), follows…

  9. The Wanted Live Q&A: Watch Again!

    April 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Chart Article The Wanted Watch again! Boy bands are back in vogue, and no collective is making that more clear than British pop vocalists The Wanted . The group entered the Top 5 of the Hot 100 with their smash single "Glad You Came," with sold-out shows, a performance on "…

  10. All-American Rejects Singer Escapes L.A.: 'It Was Destructive'

    March 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "Kids in the Street," the All-American Rejects' new album, is the result of frontman Tyson Ritter's "lost weekend" that led him "far out in every aspect to make this record." "Self-discovery is such an important thing," Ritter tells Billboard…

  11. 'Hunger Games' Character Playlists: Songs For Katniss & More

    March 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT With the premiere of the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" film this week, series diehards have been given an excuse to pore over every detail of the arresting world created by Suzanne Collins. The author deftly showcases the struggle of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old forced to…

  12. Cody Simpson Drops 'So Listen' Single, Joins Big Time Rush Tour

    March 13, 2012 6:26 PM EDT Australian pop star Cody Simpson has announced a new single, "So Listen" featuring T-Pain , and some new tour dates for this summer. Cody Simpson, "So Listen" feat. T-Pain "So Listen," the first single off the teenage singer's still untitled debut album,…

  13. Promotion: Win A Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Weekend Getaway

    March 01, 2012 12:04 AM EST Chart Article ADVERTISEMENT Win A Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Weekend Getaway Entry period has ended. You don't have to go all the way to Las Vegas for a first-rate adventure filled with great music, dining, shopping and gaming. The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Penn. has…

  14. Kid Cudi, Dot Da Genius Preview 'WZRD' Album in NYC

    February 24, 2012 3:25 PM EST As Kid Cudi unveiled his debut collaboration with producer, Dot Da Genius, "WZRD," at yesterday's NYC listening (Feb. 23), it was evident he had a few things to get off his chest. Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius Debut First Song off 'WZRD': Listen "I'll root…

  15. Blink-182 Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

    February 16, 2012 5:10 PM EST Pop-punk trio Blink-182 turns 20 this year and plan to celebrate the best way they know how: "At the Rock Show." The trio is staying together for the kids... err, the fans, announcing a 37-date Anniversary Tour spanning North America and Europe and including a headlining spot at New…

  16. Kellie Pickler Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video

    January 23, 2012 3:40 PM EST Chart Article Kellie Pickler Watch Again! Kellie Pickler may have first won hearts as a finalist on season five of "American Idol," but she's gone on to a well-earned fanbase on the strength of country hits like "Red High Heels" and "Best Days Of Your Life."…

  17. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized, Bamboozle Adds More Artists

    January 18, 2012 6:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sinead O'Connor Returns To Hospital For Depression One week after declaring herself "really unwell" on Twitter, Sinead O'Connor has announced that she has checked herself into a hospital to find…

  18. My Mentor: Watch 22 Artists Discuss Their Biggest Influencers

    January 16, 2012 10:00 AM EST chartArticle_ignore Every musician, from young newcomers just starting out to seasoned, arena-touring veterans, had a mentor -- a person who, in one way or another, initially inspired them to plug in their guitar or step up to the mic. Musical mentoring is a concept that serves as the…

  19. Festival Roundup: Skrillex Joins The Bamboozle, Ultra Fest Announces Lineup

    December 27, 2011 3:30 PM EST Skrillex has been added as a headliner to The Bamboozle, the pop/rock festival that will invade Asbury Park, N.J. from May 18-20, 2012. The electronic wunderkind joins previously announced Bamboozle performers Bon Jovi , Foo Fighters and Blink-182 . Alt-rockers Incubus , which returned with …

  20. TMI Ep. 6: Common, KROQ Christmas, Taylor Dayne & More

    December 14, 2011 3:10 PM EST Common, KROQ 'Christmas' & More: Watch the 12/15 Episode Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On episode five of Billboard's TMI: The Music Insider (Dec. 15), host Downtown Julie Brown caught up with rapper Common , who was preparing for the release of new album "The…

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