1. DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2012': Watch Official Video

    December 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST The sixth installment of DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop" series, which mashes up 25 of the year's biggest pop smashes into one bite-sized single, unveiled its official music video on Tuesday (Dec. 18) after a version of the song hit the web earlier this week. Dubbed …

  2. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012," a playlist featuring the year's…

  3. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Grammer, Owl City's Adam Young and The White…

  4. 20 Best Songs of 2012: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2012 11:07 AM EST Chart Article A year of singles has come and gone, but when it came time for the Billboard.com staff to choose our 20 favorites we thought, fought and lobbied -- and most of all we listened. These 20 tunes cover the gamut from hip-hop (Nas, G.O.O.D. Music) and pop (Carly Rae Jepsen) to…

  5. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the…

  6. The Best of 2012: The Year In Music

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Chart Article _ _ Chart Article _ _ Gone But Not Forgotten These huge talents passed away this year, but they'll always be remembered. _ Music Photos of the Year Gaga kissed the mayor, Bieber met Oprah and over 100 more great images. _ The Top 20 Music Moments of 2012 From Whitney to PSY…

  7. Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen Top iTunes' Year-End Sales

    December 13, 2012 8:38 PM EST It may be 2012, but it's a repeat of 2011 for Adele : Once again, she has the year's top-selling album on iTunes. Her "21," which recently passed the 10 million mark in sales, topped the list even though it was first released in January 2011. It remained popular this year,…

  8. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 07, 2012 9:05 AM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. #NoBieberNoGrammys • ANALYSIS: Why 'Believe' Got Overlooked • SNUB: Scooter Braun's…

  9. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec. 5) and 18-year-old pop superstar Justin…

  10. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of their careers for the 55th Grammy Awards,…

  11. Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Grammy Nominations 2013

    December 05, 2012 11:20 PM EST Also With Six Nods: Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West ... Lumineers, Hunter Hayes Among Best New Artist Hopefuls There's a rock pileup at the top of the 2013 Grammy Award nominations. The 55th annual ceremony announced its nominees in Nashville on Wednesday night during a…

  12. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  13. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  14. Katy Perry's 'Woman of the Year' Acceptance Speech: Video

    December 03, 2012 6:40 PM EST Katy Perry was honored on Friday at Billboard's Women in Music event, along with Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and dozens of the most powerful women in music. Accepting her Woman of the Year award, the "Part of Me" superstar thanked those that helped her when she was "…

  15. Win a VIP 'Women In Music' Gift Bag

    November 30, 2012 6:40 PM EST Full of goodies like headphones, jewelry, sunglasses, apparel & more, the VIP Women In Music gift bag could be yours. Billboard's 2012 Women In Music event celebrated Woman of the Year Katy Perry, Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and feted forty key female execs in the music business in…

  16. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I…

  17. Billboard's Women in Music Event: Photo Highlights

    November 30, 2012 5:30 PM EST Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen were honored at Billboard's Women in Music event in New York City on November 30 -- check out the best photos. News Billboard Staff Katy Perry , Carly Rae Jepsen …

  18. Billboard's Women In Music 2012

    November 29, 2012 6:00 PM EST _ _ Chart Article _ _ Katy & Carly Rae Honored At Women In Music Billboard's Nov. 30 event feted Woman of the Year Perry and Rising Star Jepsen. _ Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Story Read Perry's Q&A from the Women in Music issue of Billboard magazine. _ Carly Rae Jepsen:…

  19. Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen to Ring in 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' 2013

    November 28, 2012 9:14 PM EST Taylor Swift 's never, ever getting back together with 2012. The "Red" star will send off her big year by headlining "New Year's Rockin' Eve" on ABC on Dec. 31. The Ryan Seacrest-hosted year-end celebration will also include Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees…

  20. AMAs 2012: Top 5 Best Performances

    November 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST The 2012 American Music Awards, held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 18), were stacked wall-to-wall with winning performances in various popular genres. Who knew Linkin Park and Carly Rae Jepsen could fill the same performance space, and do so in a way that made…

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