1. Weekly Chart Notes: Now With An AC Top 10, Rihanna Appears Here To 'Stay'

    June 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Having set records on Pop Songs, Rihanna reaches a key career milestone, as her former No. 1 on the ranking 'Stay' becomes her first Adult Contemporary top 10 Madonna did it. And, Cyndi Lauper. So did fellow pop/dance divas more recently like Fergie, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.…

  2. Theo Katzman Tour Diary: A Day In The Life of Darren Criss' Opening Act

    June 06, 2013 1:05 PM EDT An exclusive peek at what it takes to assist the "Glee" star on his summer tour. A Brooklyn transplant by way of Michigan, Theo Katzman has got a knack for surrounding himself with budding megastars. For years he played in My Dear Disco, an Ann Arbor band fronted by "The…

  3. Matthew Morrison Discusses New Album & 'Glee' Co-Stars: Video Interview

    June 04, 2013 11:15 AM EDT "These songs on this album are timeless and iconic, and they're the songs that -- they've been singing them since the 50s and 60s," says Matthew Morrison says of his new album, "Where It All Began." "There's an appetite for this music, for fresh,…

  4. Darren Criss Debuts New Music on Solo Tour Kickoff: Video + Song Reviews

    May 30, 2013 9:25 AM EDT Darren Criss' much-anticipated first solo tour kicked off last night (May 29) at The Fillmore in San Francisco to fans screaming and singing along -- for the most part. While characteristically a Criss show features fans who know every word of every tune, this time the San Francisco…

  5. Pink's Australia Tour Breaks Melbourne Venue Record

    May 27, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Pink’s upcoming tour of Australia is officially a record-breaker. The pop superstar’s “The Truth About Love Tour” of Australia has swelled to 46 arena shows, including a record-busting 18th date at Melbourne’s 15,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena. The new Melbourne show (on Aug. 26) was added to…

  6. Fun.'s Nate Ruess Talks Skrillex, 'Gangnam Style,' & More in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 16, 2013 7:54 AM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Nate Ruess of breakout band Fun. to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA…

  7. Pink's Australian Arena Tour Grows to 45 Shows

    May 13, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Three years after smashing box office records in Australia, Pink is back in record-making mode Down Under. The pop singer’s “The Truth About Love” tour has grown to 45 shows after her promoter today added arena dates in each of Australia’s big three cities, including a record-equaling…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Musical Theater Magic and a Touch of Bad Editing

    April 26, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The magic of musical theater is the beating heart of "Glee," be it when they transform pop music into plot, or take and transform classic numbers to suit their purposes. We've had a decent amount of the pop lately, and a whole lot of musical fluff, but this episode finally…

  9. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss Announces First Tour

    April 23, 2013 12:54 PM EDT Darren Criss of "Glee" has announced his first tour, which kicks off May 29 in San Francisco. The 16-city LISTEN UP tour will visit both the United States and Canada, and preview new material from his forthcoming debut album, which will reportedly be released on Columbia…

  10. Team StarKid's Dylan Saunders Talks Fan-Funded 'Confluence' Album

    April 03, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Singer also shares a quick preview of Darren Criss' long-awaited debut LP. "Imagine if Otis Redding and Robin Thicke got to do a session," says Dylan Saunders. "That's what I hope it will sound like." Saunders is outlining "Confluence," his…

  11. Biting Elbows Scores Viral Smash with Ultraviolent Music Video: Watch

    March 23, 2013 12:41 PM EDT Russian band garners celebrity shout-outs for eye-popping "Bad Motherf--ker" clip. Biting Elbows, an indie-punk four-piece from Moscow, has earned a staggering amount of YouTube clicks over the past four days thanks to the release of its action-packed, tremendously bloody music…

  12. Katy Perry, Usher Rock Kids' Inaugural Concert

    January 19, 2013 11:50 PM EST Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.   "…

  13. 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,…

  14. Lady Gaga Among Buyers at Michael Jackson Costume Auction

    December 03, 2012 8:05 AM EST Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly…

  15. Jason Aldean Live Q&A: Watch Again

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chart Article Jason Aldean Watch Again! Just one day before Jason Aldean unleashes his brand new album "Night Train," the country hitmaker was at Billboard for a Live Q&A to talk about the new music and current tour, and to answer your tweeted questions live on camera. '…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: 'The Break Up' Brings Cheating, Coldplay & Taylor Swift

    October 05, 2012 12:05 PM EDT An episode called "The Break Up" can only mean heartbreak, and even though you know from the title going on that things can't go well for our favorite relationships, when "Glee" wants to gut you, it will you gut you. It's a ruthless machine in that way, taking…

  17. Daddy Yankee Live Q&A: Watch Again

    September 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Chart Article Daddy Yankee Watch Again Now PHOTOS: Behind-the-Scenes at Daddy Yankee's Live Q&A After a two-year hiatus, Daddy Yankee is back in full force. The reggaeton star's sixth studio album, "Prestige," is out and today -- he's at Billboard for live Q&A…

  18. Imagine Dragons on 'It's Time,' Darren Criss and Their Next Album

    September 14, 2012 4:00 PM EDT A year-and-a-half after covering Led Zeppelin in low-rent casinos, Las Vegas rock quartet Imagine Dragons ' first album, "Night Visions," debuts at No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200, selling 83,000 copies in its initial week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  19. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," the first new Ben Folds Five…

  20. 'Glee' to Strip Down Britney Spears' '3' on Upcoming Episode

    September 07, 2012 2:55 PM EDT "Glee" is delivering another night of Britney Spears covers for the second episode of its new season, and Chord Overstreet promises a funny, dance-heavy time for fans of the Fox series. "We're doing '3,'" the actor revealed to Billboard on the MTV VMA red…

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