1. Woman Dies After Fall at Stone Roses Concert

    June 17, 2013 12:16 PM EDT A 24-year-old woman died after collapsing at the Stone Roses concert in Glasgow over the weekend. According to the Daily Record , a Scottish newspaper, the woman collapsed just as the band was taking the stage in Glasgow Green park on Saturday night. Medics treated the victim before moving…

  2. Goldfrapp Announces 'Tales of Us' Album

    June 11, 2013 12:53 PM EDT U.K. electronic duo Goldfrapp has announced that their sixth studio album, "Tales of Us," will be released on Sept. 10 through Mute Records. The album was recorded by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory at their studio in the "English countryside," according to the press…

  3. Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Judge 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2013 5:22 PM EDT The American Idol season 13 judges panel is starting to come together. A source close to the dealings tells The Hollywood Reporter that former finalist Jennifer Hudson is in negotiations to fill one of the three seats. Vulture had previously reported that she was in the running as part of…

  4. Fantasia Talks 'Side Effects of You' Album & Confidence

    May 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Strong sales and musical identity propel the 'Idol' winner's fourth album. As the "American Idol" final four tuned up for another showdown recently, season-three winner Fantasia found herself back in the spotlight as well. That's because her fourth album, "…

  5. LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

    April 30, 2013 1:27 AM EDT There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill. The growing festival, now in its fourth year and…

  6. George Jones Mourned on Twitter by Country Stars & More

    April 26, 2013 12:40 PM EDT When the sad news about the death of country icon George Jones broke today (April 26), stars from Nashville and beyond took to twitter to mourn the loss and share memories of the music legend. Here's a smapling of what Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Martina…

  7. Janelle Arthur First Top 10 Girl to Go on 'American Idol'

    April 18, 2013 11:20 PM EDT After weeks of male eliminations, a girl was going to have to leave "American Idol" eventually. Unfortunately for country fans, that contestant ended up being Janelle Arthur. Arthur, the 23-year-old Tennessee native, became the newest exile from the "Idol" stage…

  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito': Track-By-Track Review

    April 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT In last month's Billboard cover story , Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O set the record straight -- no one was trying to write a hit on the band's new album. "You can want to do it and you can aim to do it," said the 34-year-old singer, "but it never happens if…

  9. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  10. ACM Awards 2013: Full Winners List

    April 07, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Awards took over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Check out a full list of winners right here: All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch the 10 Best Moments Stevie & Hunter Heading to the Studio? 8 Backstage…

  11. GLAAD Awards to Honor Adam Lambert

    March 29, 2013 6:09 AM EDT American Idol alum Adam Lambert will be honored at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the San Francisco ceremony May 11, the media advocacy organization said Thursday. The Grammy-nominated artist will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square,…

  12. Blake Shelton, 'Based On A True Story...' Track-by-Track Review

    March 26, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Country superstar/"Voice" coach Blake Shelton is all about getting personal  on "Based On A True Story…," his seventh studio album to date. "Every song on the album, I've either been through those situations, or I'm going through them right now,"…

  13. Bubbling Under: B. Smyth Builds 'Leggo' at R&B Radio

    March 08, 2013 10:00 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: B. Smyth, Boy, Del Marquis and Brian Weaver B. SMYTH With his debut single "Leggo," featuring 2 Chainz (Motown/IDJMG)…

  14. Pearl Jam's 'Ten' Album Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    February 20, 2013 11:05 AM EST Landmark album is the 22nd full-length to reach 10 million sales in the SoundScan era. Pearl Jam's landmark debut album "Ten" becomes the latest addition to the 10 million-sellers club in the U.S. This week, the 1991 Epic Records release surpasses the 10 million U.S.…

  15. Mindy McCready's Death: Country Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 1:30 AM EST News of singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide prompted Country music stars from Carrie Underwood to Jason Aldean to tweet prayers and rememberances.. News of Country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted…

  16. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  17. Dave Clark Five Founder Rick Huxley Dies

    February 13, 2013 6:58 AM EST Rick Huxley, bass player and founding member of the Dave Clark Five, part of the first brigade of the “British Invasion,” has died at the age of 72. The quintet – comprising Huxley, Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson and Denis Payton -- carved up a big slice of success on both sides of…

  18. Bruce Springsteen's Night at MusiCares: Sting, Mumford, Chesney Honor The Boss

    February 09, 2013 9:10 AM EST The power of Bruce Springsteen reached beyond the musical Friday night when he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Before he even hit a note or anyone sang any of his songs, Springsteen made his voice heard early on during an auction of an…

  19. Nicki Minaj Has a New Look, But Lost a Hairdresser

    January 11, 2013 4:50 PM EST Nicki Minaj -- notorious for her flamboyant (see: loud!) and distinctive (see: crazy!) style, featuring wigs that defy color coordination and modern day style notions -- has apparently lost the will to clash and appall. The Young Money rapper has been going through a fashion evolution…

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

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