1. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  2. 'Glee's Max Adler on Karofsky's Suicide Attempt in Bold Episode

    February 21, 2012 11:58 PM EST Some of the most gut-wrenching and arresting scenes from "Glee" have featured Max Adler, the 25-year-old actor who plays Dave Karofsky, the McKinley High bully figuring out his own sexual identity. Most times when he's called in for an episode it means the phrase "Very…

  3. VIDEO: Glee's Grant Gustin On 'Epic' New Episode, 'Plot Twists'

    February 20, 2012 12:24 PM EST Gustin Also Discusses 'Hunger Games' Rumors, Kissing Darren Criss & More "Glee's" Grant Gustin says the Feb. 21 "winter finale" episode of the Fox TV series is a "really exciting one" with "epic plot twists that I don't think anybody…

  4. Whitney Houston Dress, Earrings Up for Auction

    February 20, 2012 9:20 AM EST There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Remembering Whitney • SLIDESHOW: The Funeral • SLIDESHOW: Her Life and Career • SLIDESHOW:…

  5. 'Glee' Recap: Ricky Martin Is Sexy and He Knows It

    February 08, 2012 10:30 AM EST For all that last week was about ambition and goals, with characters pontificating the facts of their circumstance at each other instead of with one another, this week followed through with characters who actually talked to one another -- or had good reason not to. So while on the one hand…

  6. Ben Folds Five Reunites: New Album Expected This Spring

    January 26, 2012 4:36 PM EST After 13 years, Ben Folds Five is back in the studio. The singer/pianist announced on Twitter that he and bandmates Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee are currently working on a fourth Ben Folds Five album. "It's happening fo sho - Day 1 in studio with Robert and Darren through March,…

  7. Wilco Gets Animated With Popeye & Olive Oyl For 'Dawned On Me' Video

    January 25, 2012 1:09 PM EST When we first saw that Wilco was featured in a "Popeye the Sailor Man" comic strip with its own brand of spinach, we figured it was nothing more than a nod to the band's unconventional merch efforts . Now it all makes sense. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,&…

  8. Kellie Pickler Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video

    January 23, 2012 3:40 PM EST Chart Article Kellie Pickler Watch Again! Kellie Pickler may have first won hearts as a finalist on season five of "American Idol," but she's gone on to a well-earned fanbase on the strength of country hits like "Red High Heels" and "Best Days Of Your Life."…

  9. Miley Cyrus Premieres Country-tastic Bob Dylan Cover: Video

    January 23, 2012 3:05 PM EST Miley Cyrus and Bob Dylan probably don't have too much in common these days, but that didn't stop the pop star from covering one of Dylan's classic "Bloods on the Tracks" tunes. Cyrus premiered a new video on Monday (Jan. 23) for her take on "You're Gonna…

  10. Chris Brown Recruits Nas For Upcoming Album

    January 20, 2012 4:40 PM EST Chris Brown is placing the finishing touches on his upcoming album, "Fortune" (March 2011). Although the project already boasts impressive collaborators ( Wiz Khalifa , will.i.am , David Guetta , Asher Roth , and Kid Sister ), Brown has confirmed Nas as another noteable feature on…

  11. Glee's Darren Criss Succeeds in Broadway's 'How To Succeed'

    January 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST Success comes easily to Darren Criss. He might need a book to guide him as J. Pierrepont Finch, the lead role in Broadway's "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," but watching Criss's career moves over the past year, it's clear that he's got an…

  12. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  13. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed?

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. ARE CHART RULE…

  14. Items From Michael Jackson's Final Home Fetch $1M at Auction

    December 19, 2011 9:30 AM EST The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he continued to tally the totals Saturday after…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: Anything But a Silent Night

    December 14, 2011 9:45 AM EST Show Crams In as Much Holiday Cheer as It Can, With Mixed Results Sometimes "Glee" is the best when it's equal parts spun sugar and insanity, and we get a dose of both in the annual holiday special, when the club learns valuable lessons about selflessness and the show crams…

  16. Darren Criss on Lady Gaga Encounter: 'Like Watching an Eclipse'

    December 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST Darren Criss may be a star himself, but that doesn't stop him from getting starstruck. At this week's celebrity-filled Trevor Live benefit Criss said one of the coolest parts was "being backstage and rubbing elbows with people," particularly some Little Monster shaped ones…

  17. 'Glee' Cast: Changes in Store for 2012

    December 06, 2011 3:00 PM EST New Themes, Big Solos & Dianna Agron Tells Us Quinn Will 'Leave Her Evil Ways Behind' While there may still be two weeks of "Glee" left in 2011, the cast and crew are already looking ahead to the new year at McKinley High. Fans can expect more themed episodes when the…

  18. 'Glee' Official: Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan Join 'Spanglish Episode'

    December 05, 2011 5:00 PM EST Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan are confirmed to be joining "Glee" for an episode in the new year, according to the show's executive music producer Adam Anders. "We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode," he told Billboard.com Sunday…

  19. Thirty Seconds to Mars Live Q&A: Watch Again

    December 05, 2011 1:35 PM EST Chart Article Thirty Seconds To Mars Watch Again After scoring another hit album with 2009's "This is War," Thirty Seconds To Mars have been road warriors over the past two years and brought their epic hard rock across the globe. The trio will commemorate their record-breaking…

  20. Darren Criss Says He Wrote Song for 'Adele's Voice'

    December 05, 2011 11:35 AM EST Darren Criss has been envisioning Adele 's voice singing his songs since well before "Glee" propelled him to fame. Criss told a room of friends, family and fans at a Festival of New American Musicals event in Los Angeles on Sunday (Dec. 4) that he wrote "Not Alone," a…

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