1. Here's Every Musical Guest on 'The Simpsons' in Chronological Order

    August 21, 2014 6:30 PM EDT If you're not watching FXX's 'Simpsons' marathon, that's a paddlin' The longest-running TV marathon in history kicks off on Thursday when FXX starts airing every episode of the longest-running scripted primetime TV series ever: The Simpsons. Yep, all 25…

  2. London Grammar Leads Nominations for AIM Independent Awards

    August 13, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Electro-pop band London Grammar leads the pack with four nominations at the 4th annual AIM Independent Awards. The list of indie music's brightest artists and advocates was revealed at Red Bull Studios London on Wednesday with winners to be announced at an event on Sept. 2. London…

  3. Lollapalooza's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    August 01, 2014 9:22 AM EDT Eminem or the Arctic Monkeys? Calvin Harris or OutKast? Here's our expert advice. If you’re a pro at the music festival game, you know you’ve got to come prepared. Lollapalooza 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage from Billboard Once strictly an alt-rock festival, Lolla now offers a refined…

  4. Lollapalooza 2014: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    July 31, 2014 2:12 PM EDT With headliners playing against each other, a sprawling field that takes some practice to navigate and enough spectacular sights and sounds to cause sensory overload, Lollapalooza remains one of the U.S. festivals that's practically impossible to plan out ahead of time. Say you know you&…

  5. CODE Guest Playlist: Crookers

    June 05, 2014 2:38 PM EDT With the recent release of his “Able to Maximize” remix package and a forthcoming full-length album later this year, Crookers has been especially busy as of late. CODE checked in with the Italian DJ/producer this week to hear what he’s been bumping in his headphones. Here are the eclectic…

  6. Usher Says He's 'Keeping It Sexy' with Next Album and 'Good Kisser' Single

    May 20, 2014 2:48 PM EDT If nothing else, Usher considers himself a facilitator. “I try to make the conversation between men and women easier with my records,” the veteran R&B singer and Cupid of sorts says. His efforts have been fruitful for nearly 20 years, with sultry R&B hit singles like 1998'…

  7. New Marilyn Manson Track To Open WGN's 'Salem'

    April 24, 2014 8:23 PM EDT "['Salem'] looks at the witch trials without being cliché," says Manson. Marilyn Manson and composer Tyler Bates have written the opening main title sequence for WGN America's drama. The new title sequence premieres in the second episode, which airs April 27.   A…

  8. Coachella's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    April 10, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Muse or Skrillex? Calvin Harris or Little Dragon? QOTSA or EOTS? Check out the 10 most difficult set time clashes at this year's festival. As exciting as it is when the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival schedule is unveiled each year, as it was on Tuesday night (Apr. 8) , there…

  9. 615 Spotlight: GB Leighton Is Ready to 'Get Up'

    February 20, 2014 9:46 AM EST The country singer recently shot a video for his "Get Up" single and eyes more new music this year Named one of The 615's ten country artists to watch this year, Minnesota native GB Leighton has quite a fan following already, but he's hoping 2014 offers him the opportunity…

  10. Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST Not everyone equates Valentine's Day with red hearts and roses. For those that have not found cupid to be so kind, February 14 can be a reminder that sometimes, love really can suck. This fact has not been lost on pop musicians; for every whimsical song about love's dizzying…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  12. Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Loses Dog, Belongings in Apartment Fire

    December 17, 2013 7:54 PM EST The mother of the musician's girlfriend has set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs. Last night, Dev Hynes, who records under the name Blood Orange, got an unexpected and devastating surprise when the New York apartment in which he resided burned down. After the fire Monday night (Dec.…

  13. Blood Orange Brings 'Cupid Deluxe' to Life In Brooklyn

    November 16, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rare performance of new album included guests like Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, and Queens rapper Despot. An elbow-to-elbow crowd at Brooklyn's tiny 285 Kent watched Blood Orange's fantastic new album "Cupid Deluxe" come to…

  14. Laura Bell Bundy Puts Hip-Hop Spin on 'Two Step'

    September 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The "Anger Mangagement" actress melds country and dance music with her new single. "I think what's happening is that dance music is coming back in popular culture, and it's bleeding into country music" Laura Bell Bundy is quite the multi-media personality these…

  15. Justin Bieber Teases New 'Heartbreaker' Single

    June 04, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Pop star says that previously unreleased track is "coming soon." Justin Bieber has kept a relatively low profile since he won the first-ever Milestone Award -- and received a startling amount of boos -- at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last month; on Twitter , he's…

  16. Pop Shop Picks: Robin Thicke, Drop City Yacht Club & More

    April 19, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! ROBIN THICKE FEAT. PHARRELL…

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Sets Record on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    April 05, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" picks up a 12th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, setting the mark for the longest-running No. 1 rap song in the chart's history. DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne,…

  18. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake': Billboard Cover Story

    February 22, 2013 2:00 PM EST "It's literally unbelievable," he says of his song shooting to No. 1. "It's amazing to have this track recognized by the world" On Feb. 6, 23-year-old Harry Bauer Rodrigues was on tour in Vancouver enjoying the gradual climb of a promising career as a DJ…

  19. Kitty Gets Serious, Outgrows 'Tumblr-Wave' Tag on 'D.A.I.S.Y. Rage' EP

    January 31, 2013 12:30 PM EST "It took me a while to have songs that I wasn't super embarrassed of," says the 19-year-old rapper. After mining Internet gold with her tongue-in-cheek sleeper hit "Okay Cupid," Kitty didn't see a future in hip-hop. Formerly known as Kitty Pryde, the 19-year-old…

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Kiss': Track-By-Track Review

    September 13, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Pink "The Truth About Love" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers - "Battle Born" Carly Rae Jepsen is not a one-hit wonder; "Good Time," her happy-go-lucky duet with Owl City, has already washed that fear away, and new…

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