1. Sara Bareilles' Blessed Unrest: Inside Her Personal & Professional Changes For New Album

    June 24, 2013 12:21 PM EDT "I love when I feel challenged to step up to my highest capacity," the singer/songwriter tells Billboard. "I always swore I would never live in New York," Sara Bareilles says with a laugh from her New York apartment. "I always felt so overwhelmed here. It's…

  2. Michael Jackson's Fatherhood: New Details Emerge in Courtrooms

    June 22, 2013 1:42 PM EDT Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to…

  3. Austin Mahone Makes Social Chart Return with 'Love'

    June 20, 2013 7:53 PM EDT The young star's "What About Love" video has boosted him back up the chart. Rising pop-star Austin Mahone re-enters the Social 50 chart at No. 34 following the June 10 debut of a new single, “What About Love” (Chase Records/Republic). The track’s official VEVO music video…

  4. Steven Van Zandt Loses 'Brother' James Gandolfini

    June 19, 2013 11:10 PM EDT The E Street guitarist remembers his "Sopranos" boss, who died in Italy on Wednesday at age 51 Steven Van Zandt is mourning the loss of his friend and "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday while vacationing in Italy. "I have lost a brother and…

  5. Paris Jackson 'Hasn't Had Any Birthdays' Since Michael's Death, Chef Testifies

    June 18, 2013 9:49 PM EDT Michael Jackson's oldest child has "the weight of the world" on her shoulders, Kai Chase told jurors in the civil trial over the King of Pop's death.   Michael Jackson's personal chef described for jurors the home lives of the children during the final months of the…

  6. Queens of the Stone Age Won't Wait as Long for 'Clockwork' Follow-Up

    June 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, lodged at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 91,000, Josh Homme is hoping there's a shorter wait for the next one.  "I think we should make a record right away -- but…

  7. Sun Shines For Julie Roberts, New Album Due October

    June 11, 2013 6:33 AM EDT Sun Records, the storied Memphis label that has been solely in the licensing business for more than four decades, will return to releasing new music with a new album from former Mercury Records artist Julie Roberts. Her album, “Good Wine and Bad Decisions,” will be released Oct. 29; Red…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  9. Eats Everything feat. Justin Martin, 'The Gettup': First Listen

    June 07, 2013 1:39 PM EDT The U.K. producer on his two-year ascent to house stardom, and his close musical relationship with fellow “idiot” Justin Martin. “Man, it’s hot,” exclaims Eats Everything, aka Dan Pearce, as much to himself as anyone around him. It’s early evening on Saturday June 1, and he’s standing under…

  10. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 07, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "The Electric Lady" -- The album that will turn the singer from iconoclast to icon This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Wondaland smells like sugar cookies. No one is baking in the towering Atlanta home, though there is a…

  11. Beyonce's 'Epic' Song, 'Rise Up,' Hits the Internet: Listen

    June 05, 2013 12:18 PM EDT Beyoncé's song from the 'Epic' soundtrack, "Rise Up," has hit the web. "Rise Up," co-written by Sia and produced by Hit-Boy and Chase N Cashe, features Bey' belting words of inspiration: "Some people try to drag you down/ Take it from me, stand…

  12. Kelly Clarkson Saves The Misfits in 'People Like Us' Video: Watch

    May 28, 2013 10:50 AM EDT "We are all misfits living in a world on fire," Kelly Clarkson belts on her latest single, "People Like Us." And in the song's proper music video, which premiered on Tuesday (May 28), the pop star saves said misfits from a lack of color, in a "Pleasantville…

  13. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  14. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Who Came Out on Top After Final Performances?

    May 15, 2013 11:57 PM EDT For the first time since 2004, two ladies squared off for the "American Idol" crown in its penultimate episode, the final show before the results are announced and the winner of the competition's 12th season is revealed. Both finalists, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison,…

  16. 'The Wanted Life' Extended Trailer: Exclusive Premiere

    May 13, 2013 3:48 PM EDT Watch the extended sneak peek at the boy band's upcoming reality series. U.K. pop stars the Wanted have already notched stateside hits like "Glad You Came" and "Chasing The Sun," and next month, the vocal group will document its rise to fame on the E! reality series…

  17. Ga In Chats Life After Co-Starring in PSY's 'Gentleman' Video

    May 09, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Ga In, the youngest member of girl group Brown Eyed Girls, has become one of Korea’s most sought-after artists after being featured in PSY's second viral music video hit, "Gentleman." Ga In grabbed worldwide attention with her dark eye makeup, wiping the sweat off her face…

  18. Respect: Celebrating Four Tet’s 'Rounds'

    May 09, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The tenth anniversary reissue prompts various beatmakers like FaltyDL, Baths and more to reflect on the seminal album. The labels "folktronica" and "IDM" seem like feeble attempts to capture the organic, contemplative ebb and flow of Four Tet's influential…

  19. Little Boots Unveils 'Nocturnes' at Brooklyn Bash: Live Review

    May 08, 2013 3:55 PM EDT "Disco is from New York, house is from Chicago, so something about this album seems to really resonate (in America)," says U.K. singer. New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg was a fitting stage for the unveiling of Little Boots Version 2.0. After chasing major label pop…

  20. Flavor Flav's Las Vegas Felony Trial Set for September

    May 08, 2013 4:33 AM EDT A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife. A court spokeswoman says the case is set for Sept. 30 in Clark County District Court for the…

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