1. Katy Perry's Tour Costume Designer Dishes On 'Prismatic' Concert Outfits

    May 22, 2014 11:49 PM EDT When it comes to wildly colorful costumes, few people know how to make a more jaw-dropping statement than Katy Perry. From her "Birthday" music video featuring five wacky outfit changes to wild animals roaming around in the jungle-themed "Roar" video, the pop star is never…

  2. Top 30 Summer Songs

    May 22, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Chart Article The sun is shining, and the beaches will soon be crowded, which can only mean one thing: Summer is underway. To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we've scoured the Billboard chart archives and updated this definitive list of the most popular songs about…

  3. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Face Royalties Claim From Beats Headphones Co-Founder

    May 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT As the rumored marriage between Apple Computers and Beats Electronics remains stubbornly awaiting its "I do's," a royalty dispute that looks back at the beginning of the headphones giant is heating up. Last Friday, former hedge-fund manager Steven Lamar fired a legal salvo…

  4. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie Headlining

    May 20, 2014 9:28 AM EDT This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin looks hell bent on being a good time. The lineup for the 9th annual festival was announced Tuesday, with heavy metal legends Judas Priest tee'd up as one of the headliners. FFF Fest takes over Auditorium Shores and Butler Park from Nov. 7-9. …

  5. 5 Seconds of Summer Morph Into Superheroes in 'Don't Stop' Video: Watch

    May 19, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Summer is the time for superhero movies to hit the multiplex, and on Sunday (May 18) -- two weeks after "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's" opening, and a few days before "X-Men: Days of Future Past" -- the guys of 5 Seconds of Summer donned the tights and capes for the…

  6. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:25 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dragons was right behind JT, receiving…

  7. Katy Perry Throws 'Birthday' Bash at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 9:17 PM EDT Katy Perry brought her fast-rising hit "Birthday" to the Billboard Music Awards in stunning fashion, performing the smashing dance single for the first time on television during the 2014 ceremony on Sunday night (May 18). Billboard Music Awards : Winners | Photos | Milestone…

  8. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  9. Journey Talks Tour, Album Plans & Steve Perry Reunion Rumors

    May 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Journey will be playing a lot of shows this year and has plans to make a lot of music -- most definitely with current frontman Arnel Pineda, according to guitarist Neal Schon. Though rumors about a reunion with Steve Perry circulated earlier this year after Perry made some positive remarks to…

  10. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  11. Rock Against Trafficking: Slash, Steven Tyler Cover The Police on Benefit Album

    May 13, 2014 11:35 AM EDT A cadre of rockers has joined forces for a new album to help combat the issue of global child slavery. Coming as the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is threatening to sell nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls into slavery, "Set Them Free" features songs by the Police and…

  12. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography'

    May 09, 2014 5:26 AM EDT Jimmy Page will see his official autography, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time, hit major bookstores in October after being published as a limited edition in 2010. It will retail at $60, but is currently available via pre…

  13. Katy Perry Channels Her Inner Lisa Frank For Prismatic World Tour

    May 08, 2014 2:03 PM EDT Katy Perry is keeping the '90s alive with her Prismatic world tour costumes. The pop star’s show is full of outfits that look like a mashup of My Little Pony and Lisa Frank. Along with the kitty cat costume -- or shall we say “Katy” cat? -- the singer also rocked a Lisa Frank-ified…

  14. Miley Cyrus' Music Director Talks Bangerz Tour Behind-the-Scenes

    May 08, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Miley Cyrus music director/American Hi-Fi frontman Stacy Jones tells us why Miley Cyrus is as punk rock as they come. Billboard recently chatted with Stacy Jones, frontman of the "Flavor of the Weak" power pop band American Hi-Fi. Aside from giving some inside information on his…

  15. Meet The Empty Hearts: Members of Blondie, Cars, Romantics, Chesterfield Kings Form New Band

    May 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT With a name hand-picked by Steven Van Zandt, the new supergroup of '70s hitmakers will release debut album on Aug. 5 ... Hear an exclusive song premiere below! In the 1970s, hitmakers from the previous decade formed supergroups to continue on the arena circuit. In 2014, a quartet of…

  16. American Hi-Fi Announce 'Blood & Lemonade' Album; Hear New Single 'Allison'

    May 08, 2014 9:00 AM EDT American Hi-Fi don't just want to be the flavor of the week (weak). Four years after the release of their last album, the power pop quartet is back with a new studio long player titled "Blood & Lemonade," due out Sept. 16 via Rude Records. Check out the catchy new single …

  17. Barack Obama Hangs Out With Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand At Fundraiser

    May 08, 2014 4:41 AM EDT President Obama shared a table with Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen at a benefit dinner, but broke away to chat with Barbra Streisand and Samuel L. Jackson. The president was the guest of honor Wednesday at a fundraising gala celebrating the USC Shoah Foundation, which Spielberg…

  18. Katy Perry Launches Prismatic World Tour in Belfast, Posts Tour Set List Early

    May 07, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Katy Perry launched her Prismatic world tour at Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Island Wednesday (May 7), delivering the sold-out audience a spectacle of costumes and colors.  The pop diva’s outfit changes included a “Cats”-like leotard ("Cat-oure") in pink and a Cleopatra…

  19. Gimme Five: Passenger's Biggest Influences on New 'Whispers' Album

    May 07, 2014 5:11 PM EDT The "Let Her Go" star discusses which artists inspired his next full-length. After scoring a surprise Top 5 hit with his single "Let Her Go," British singer-songwriter Passenger is readying a new batch of material, "Whispers," for a June 10 release date. The…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: 'Old Dog, New Tricks' Episode Reminds Of Old 'Glee' With New Twist

    May 07, 2014 1:44 AM EDT Usually, the writer of a particular episode of "Glee" doesn’t shape the understanding of it. Sure, Ian Brennan writes more of the Sue-centric episodes, and Ryan Murphy will often write the grand, world-building ones. There are others whose particular style marks the series, but…

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