1. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    February 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST Pop Songs that helped sell product, from Run-D.M.C.'s "My Adidas" To Calvin Harris' "Let's Go" For Pepsi. Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but…

  2. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  3. Remember The Time: Aaron Carter Breaks Down the 'Aaron's Party' Music Video

    January 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST One of the most successful teenage pop acts of all time, Aaron Carter scored hits in the late 90s and early 00s long before Justin Bieber became a household name. With hits like "Oh Aaron," "I Want Candy" and "That's How I Beat Shaq," Carter sold over 4…

  4. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," the sibling duo's seventh studio album,…

  5. A$AP Rocky, 'Long.Live.A$AP' Track-By-Track

    January 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST We live in a post-"good kid, m.A.A.d city" world. Released less than three months ago, Kendrick Lamar 's debut album raised the bar for storytelling in mainstream hip-hop, as K-Dot's "short film" wrapped a narrative arc and provocative overarching themes in a…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

  7. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  8. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  9. 615 Picks: Top 10 Country Songs of the Year

    December 21, 2012 6:05 PM EST It's that time of year again. Time to look back at the best that country music had to offer in 2012. We looked at top albums yesterday, now let's track the genre's best singles, from odes to The Boss and water sports to great bar ballads to ear candy from a true "Idol.…

  10. Katy Perry Launches Colorful Faux Eyelash Collection

    December 07, 2012 8:30 PM EST Katy Perry has teamed up with Eylure again and released another set of false eyelashes. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2012 • WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry • PHOTOS: Women in Music Highlights • WiM HUB: Photos, Videos and Latest Headlines • SWAG: Win a Women in Music VIP Gift Bag • Letter From Billboard'…

  11. Katy Perry on 'Smurfs 2' and Her Film Future: 'I Want to Transform'

    December 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST From her chart-topping hits to her "Part of Me" 3D film, Katy Perry , Billboard's Woman of the Year , has been everywhere lately. But in her film career, the singer-actress is looking forward to going under the radar. Katy Perry: Woman of the Year BUY THIS ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE…

  12. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  13. Timeflies Discuss 'One Night' EP & Unlikely Rise To Success

    November 27, 2012 1:50 PM EST Last July, pop-rap duo Timeflies released a six-song mixtape, "Under The Influence," that featured covers of radio hits like Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Adele's "Someone Like You." The project made sense for a group that had earned a following…

  14. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  15. One Direction Sweeps U.K. Charts With Top Song, Album

    November 19, 2012 7:35 AM EST One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday, debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single. There were also top three debuts for Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones on the album chart and Bruno Mars and Little Mix on the…

  16. Robbie Williams Crowned U.K. Charts King: Top Song, Album

    November 12, 2012 9:30 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown." It's the tenth chart-topping title of a solo career in which Williams has sold more…

  17. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only…

  18. Halloween Costumes: How To Dress Like PSY, Katy Perry & More

    October 26, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Crunch time has set in and there are only a few days left to create the perfect Halloween costume before October 31. If you're tired of the cliche costumes -- witch, naughty nurse, pirate -- but don't feel like attempting a Honey Boo Boo or Unemployed Big Bird ensemble, check out…

  19. Christina Aguilera Knocks Tabloid 'Trash,' Talks Artistic Pivot: 'I Was Tired of Singing About Fluff'

    October 26, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Part of the way she maintains that balance, she said, is by avoiding the tabloids. "I'm a mother. I'm a businesswoman. I have a zillion and one things going on in my head, on my plate, creatively. I put my son to bed then I go right into my backyard, which is my studio house.…

  20. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues from Oct. 16-20, is not for the faint of…

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