1. Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Outfits: Roberto Cavalli, Jeremy Scott & More Talk Designing

    May 28, 2014 1:50 PM EDT When Katy Perry began plotting the Prismatic tour - her worldwide jaunt in support of her "Prism" album and the follow-up outing to 2011's candy-coated California Dreams tour - one thing was clear: "We went into this tour knowing the costumes had to be bigger and better…

  2. Tyler, the Creator and the Ironic(ish) Style of His Golf Wang Line

    May 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT “I mean, that’s my least favorite sport, to be honest,” says 23-year-old Tyler, The Creator, referring to the name of his clothing company, Golf Wang , a play on Wolf Gang, which is short for the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. “I don’t know, the word just looks sick…

  3. Spoon Signs to Loma Vista; Album Expected Soon

    May 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Austin-based indie rock band Spoon has signed to Loma Vista, the label started by former Warner Bros. Records' chairman/CEO Tom Whalley. Loma Vista declined to comment on the signing but two sources verified the deal though exact terms were not disclosed. Since 2000 the band has been…

  4. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Dazzles Fans at Los Angeles Concert

    May 24, 2014 11:20 AM EDT The hype surrounding bachata crooner Romeo Santos has been plentiful the last three years. It proved to be very real for the Bronx-born singer, who shook fans to their core this week at Los Angeles’ Staples Center as part of the first leg of a major tour.   Romeo, a well-chiseled figure with…

  5. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  6. Comedy Issue: The Next Generation of Comics Answer Our Questions

    May 16, 2014 12:21 PM EDT Tig Notaro, Chris D'Elia, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Rikki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Michael Che, and Nick Kroll may have started out on the club circuit, but now they have Hollywood hot for them — and a slew of NSFW war stories. They answer a few of our questions below. Who are your comic…

  7. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Christmas album, which includes collaborations…

  8. Paramore Tops Hot Rock Songs With 'Ain't It Fun'

    May 15, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The pop-punk band posts its first No. 1 on the ranking. Plus, chart action for Black Stone Cherry, the Black Keys and Linkin Park Paramore scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, as "Ain't It Fun" rises 3-1, bumping Bastille's "Pompeii"…

  9. Chromeo: Is Pop Finally Ready for a Former Barnard Professor and Accountant?

    May 13, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Dave Macklovitch, 36, hastily unsheathes a whole-wheat veggie wrap from pastel green butcher paper and digs in heartily. He's sorry to be impolite. It's 4:00 in the afternoon and the lead singer of wry, Canadian, electro-funk duo Chromeo has forgotten to eat lunch. In a snug,…

  10. Lily Allen’s 'Sheezus' Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    May 12, 2014 5:12 AM EDT British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles chart crown with “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings…

  11. Jason Rembert's 6 Favorite Fashion Hits: Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea & Ciara's Looks

    May 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT With sizzling clients, the stylist has overseen a dizzying succession of dresses, trousers and crop tops. Below, he cherry-picks his favorite red carpet looks. Rita Ora Look 1: Rita Ora at Bergdorf Goodman 111th Anniversary, November 2012, in Emilio Pucci: "This is the look that's…

  12. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America vs. Internationally: April 2014

    May 06, 2014 7:50 PM EDT K-pop newcomers High4 and Akdong Musician snagged loads of YouTube views stateside and around the world With South Korea's entertainment industry on hold following the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster , there was less competition than usual between to be named one of the month's most…

  13. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: Celebrity Dance Duel Sees Danica & Val Head Home

    May 06, 2014 4:23 AM EDT Week 8 featured the first-ever Celebrity Dance Duel — a cool idea, I suppose, even though it kept sounding like “Dance Stool” as Tom Bergeron announced it in Spooky Voice. Plus: an actual stool, incorporated into an Argentine tango. And last and most certainly least, guest judge Abby Lee…

  14. IU Earns Fifth K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1, Becomes All-Time Chart Leader

    May 05, 2014 7:58 PM EDT After her new collaboration with High4 lifts 2-1, IU becomes Billboard's official K-Pop chart queen. Plus, K-pop highlights on other charts. With the K-pop industry still in mourning over the Sewol Ferry Disaster, the slight movement on the K-Pop Hot 100 ends up making chart history:…

  15. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ("the house that Thriller built,"…

  16. Carlos Santana Talks 'Corazon' & Reuniting With Original Band For 'Santana IV'

    May 02, 2014 12:52 PM EDT Ahead of Santana's "Corazon," due May 6, Carlos Santana sat down for a video interview with Billboard to discuss the new album, saying, "the goal was to make a 'Supernatural' type of CD, with special, soulful guests [and] with that kind of vibration of el barrio.…

  17. Skin in the Game: Leather and How Beyonce, Justin Bieber and More are Rocking It

    May 01, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Nothing comes between rock stars and their leather. And the truism seems even more so today than ever. Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West Why? "Leather is just badass," says Jonny Cota, the designer of Skingraft, a 7-year-old,…

  18. Lily Allen's 'Sheezus': Track-by-Track Review

    April 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT In 2006, Lily Allen bounced onto the scene like a cartoon bomb painted to look like a beach ball. Her debut, "Alright, Still," was equal parts sunshine and snark — a ska-pop album about skeevy pick-up artists, sexually dysfunctional exes and all the sordid stuff going on just below…

  19. Little Movement on K-Pop Hot 100 As Industry Grieves Sewol Ferry Disaster

    April 28, 2014 6:39 PM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond South Korea's entertainment industry has been on a complete hold with artists halting promotions, as well as canceling forthcoming concerts and events in respect to the recent Sewol ferry disaster that took place in Korea on…

  20. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

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