1. Megan Hilty Performs Two Songs from 'It Happens All The Time': Video

    March 12, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The multifaceted artist releases her debut solo album today and performs two of its gems for Billboard. Megan Hilty’s a woman of many talents. She’s one of the leads on NBC’s musical drama series “Smash,” playing Ivy Lynn. She’s starred on Broadway a few times. And today, she releases…

  2. Brit Awards 2013: Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Adele Win Big

    February 20, 2013 8:15 PM EST Lana Del Rey in surprise win over Taylor Swift for international female solo artist Female artists dominated the 2013 Brit Awards with Emeli Sandé and Adele taking home two of the biggest prizes. Emeli Sandé won best British female and the highly coveted British album title for her 2012…

  3. Bruno Mars Unveils Massive 'Moonshine Jungle' World Tour

    February 20, 2013 12:30 PM EST Pop-rock star Bruno Mars will head out on his most expansive headlining tour to date with a five-month-long arena trek dubbed Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The tour, which supports Mars' sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," kicks off on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Last…

  4. Rihanna Strips Down in 'Stay' Video: Watch

    February 11, 2013 9:14 PM EST Rihanna goes moody and makeup-free in the 'Unapologetic' ballad's video Rihanna keeps it simple in her video for "Stay," a stripped-down one-camera take that finds the pop star drowning her sorrows in a bathtub.  She appears makeup-free in the moody video, turning…

  5. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  6. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  7. The Farm, Fresh Off Debut Hit, Take 'Grateful' Approach

    October 16, 2012 9:30 AM EDT It has been a whirlwind 2012 for The Farm. The trio of Damien Horne, Krista Marie, and Nick Hoffman have crossed several firsts off of their bucket list in 2012. They have seen their debut single, "Home Sweet Home," climb to the top 20, released their debut album, and last week…

  8. Rita Ora, Of Monsters and Men Debut Big on U.K. Album Chart

    September 03, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Emeli Sande Falls to No. 2, but Overtakes Adele for U.K.'s Bestselling Album of 2012 So Far London-based pop act Rita Ora followed her No. 1 single of two weeks ago, "How We Do (Party)," with a chart-topping debut for her debut album "Ora" yesterday (Sunday). Emeli…

  9. Exclusive: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Records Christmas Album

    July 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann will release a Christmas EP three weeks before the Oct. 30 release of his debut album. Mann has recorded six classic songs for a Christmas album that will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Faircraft Records/Universal Republic, which is releasing his…

  10. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted the inaugural Firefly Music Festival , an…

  11. Stevie Wonder's Cousin to Stand Trial for Video Extortion Plot

    July 13, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A judge ordered Stevie Wonder 's cousin to stand trial on an extortion charge after hearing testimony that the man and his girlfriend attempted to sell a film ranting against the singer's treatment of his family for millions of dollars. Superior Court Judge Ray Jurado ruled Thursday…

  12. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Shines & No One Flops

    May 10, 2012 10:05 AM EDT It's inevitable -- by the end of a season of "American Idol," it gets to the point where the remaining singers are good enough that there may very well be no performances that could be considered "bad." Looks like season 11 has finally reached that point. The final…

  14. Bob Dylan, Suede Confirmed for Hop Farm Festival

    March 27, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Britain's Hop Farm Festival has announced a partial lineup, including headliners Bob Dylan , Peter Gabriel , and Suede . Bands confirmed for the June 29-July 1 Kent festival include My Morning Jacket , Primal Scream , Damien Rice , Maximo Park , Billy Ocean , Ben Kweller , Frightened…

  15. Michael Buble Bumps Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    December 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST In the last charts before the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 titles are revealed on Christmas Day, new data released Sunday (Dec. 18) showed Michael Bublé regaining the album chart crown with "Christmas." Little Mix, the female quartet who won last week's "X Factor…

  16. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his first solo No. 1 single with "No…

  17. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/13/2011

    August 13, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @THEREALSWIZZZ : It's going DOOOOWWWWNNNNN! …

  18. Uncharted Territory: The Glee Project's Damien McGinty Gains; Dionne Bromfield Falls

    August 12, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Oh, "Glee," you marvelous maker of stars and hit songs. Even tangentially (almost) everything you touch turns to gold. Case in point, Damian McGinty , the starry-eyed, 18-year-old Irish crooner who's made it to the final four on Oxygen's reality competition, "The Glee…

  19. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rockers and six-string ballads familiar to PJ…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/29/2011

    April 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Royal Wedding Tweets: Celebs Salute Will & Kate …

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