1. Notorious B.I.G.'s Kids to Star In Animated Series

    March 12, 2013 4:35 AM EDT The children of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. will star in an animated series about maintaining the hip-hop legend's New York City recording studio. Ossian Media announced Monday that "House of Wallace" will feature 16-year-old C.J. Wallace and 19-year-old T'yanna Wallace…

  2. Grammy Gatecrasher Looks to Adele for Help After Arrest

    February 12, 2013 8:38 PM EST Journalist Vitalii Sediuk was previously known for odd encounters with Madonna and Will Smith The man who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at Sunday's Grammy Awards has a new message for the singer: "help me." Vitalii Sediuk says his appearance onstage at the…

  3. Reg Presley, Voice of The Troggs' 'Wild Thing,' Dead at 71

    February 05, 2013 9:35 AM EST Pioneering garage rock band also had hits with "Love is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You" The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage rock classic more than 45 years after…

  4. Super Bowl Ads: PSY, Flaming Lips & Usher Star in Awesome Commercials

    February 03, 2013 11:50 PM EST Music was all over this year's Super Bowl, from Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys' musical salutes to America to Beyonce's epic, kaleidoscopic halftime show-slash-Destiny's Child reunion. But many of the night's most memorable moments were from the commercials, where…

  5. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  6. Lil Twist Drove Justin Bieber's Car During Deadly Accident: Report

    January 02, 2013 2:15 PM EST Young Money rapper Lil Twist was reportedly behind the wheel of Justin Bieber's Ferrari sports car when a paparazzo tailing the vehicle was hit by a car and killed on Tuesday night (Jan. 1). According to TMZ , the 19-year-old hip-hop artist was with Bieber at the Four Seasons in Beverly…

  7. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Urban Also Up for Original Song; For TV, 'Nashville' Scores Two Nods Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele 's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor…

  8. Notorious B.I.G. Family Attorney Criticizes LAPD After Autopsy Report

    December 07, 2012 9:39 PM EST An attorney for the family of the Notorious B.I.G. said Friday it's ridiculous that Los Angeles police have not arrested anyone for the rapper's 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner's officials released a long-sealed autopsy report. The report…

  9. Fun. on Grammy Nominations: 'We Felt Like We Finally Belonged'

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST The group's Andrew Dost also gives an early timetable for the band's next full-length. On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), fun. capped a breakout year by scoring a whopping six Grammy nominations, including album of the year for their sophomore disc "Some Nights," best new artist…

  10. Notorious B.I.G.'s Autopsy Report Revealed

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST Fifteen years after the death of Notorious B.I.G. , the rapper's autopsy report is revealed. The report, released today (Dec. 7) by TMZ , confirms that Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was shot four times in the LA drive-by shooting. As reported before, Big was seated in the passenger…

  11. 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,…

  12. Bubbling Under: Sam and the Womp's U.K. No. 1 'Bom Bom' Hits Stateside

    December 01, 2012 11:10 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Sam and the Womp, IAmDynamite, the Henningsens and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Sam and the Womp After topping the Official U.K.…

  13. Jon Bon Jovi Stands 'Up' for New Movie Songs at Club Gig

    November 21, 2012 2:00 PM EST In the wake of the announcement of an arena and stadium tour in 2013 for his band , Jon Bon Jovi opted for a small club to introduce the two new songs he has in the film "Stand Up Guys." Bon Jovi performed a 40-minute acoustic set Tuesday to about 80 people at the Mint, playing the…

  14. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  15. iHeartRadio 2012: Bon Jovi's New Music, Gwen Gets Hit On + More Backstage Moments

    September 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT iHeartRadio Music Festival's first night was jam-packed with highlights , shared with 13,000 attendees at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel Friday night and potentially dozens of millions of listeners and viewers across various Clear Channel radio and digital platforms as well as streaming…

  16. Grizzly Bear: 'Shields' Album Has 'Accessible Stuff, Also Some Really Crazy Stuff'

    September 18, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 'It's not like a pop record by any means,' the band's Daniel Rossen says. After a pair of albums that featured slow-moving, elegant soundscapes often stretching past the five-minute mark, Grizzly Bear finally released a brash, catchy single in 2009 that turned the members…

  17. Bobby Brown 'In a Good Place' After Entering Rehab

    August 16, 2012 8:36 PM EDT After admitting himself into a rehab center last week, Bobby Brown is said to be "in a good place," according to his wife and manager Alicia Etheredge-Brown. "Bobby's children and loved ones are very proud of him. We appreciate his fans prayers and well wishes," she…

  18. Madonna's 10 Best Videos: Poll Results

    August 16, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The incomparable Madonna's 54th birthday is today (Aug. 16), and she's had more music videos than she has candles on her cake. Last week we asked fans to join in on our celebrate the queen of pop's special day by voting on which Madonna video is the best one of all time. The…

  19. Melanie Amaro, 'X Factor' Winner, Releases Debut Single: Listen

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After taking the first U.S. "X Factor" crown last December, Melanie Amaro finally released her debut single, the uptempo "Don't Fail Me Now," on Wednesday (Aug. 1). "Don't Fail Me Now" explores Amaro's dancier side, with a club beat placed beneath…

  20. Rick Ross, 'God Forgives, I Don't': Track-By-Track Review

    July 31, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Everyone has their own story of struggle. There's no denying Rick Ross has one. He's proven so since his first debut album, "Port of Miami," which is laced with rhymes of his dope-boy days. But Ross' fifth studio album, "God Forgives, I Don't," tells a…

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