1. Orion Music Festival Heads to Detroit With Metallica, Chili Peppers

    February 25, 2013 9:54 AM EST For the second year, Metallica will headline the rock-heavy Orion Music Festival, to be held June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Other lead acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar. Dubbed the Orion Music + More Festival by C3 Presents, the event will…

  2. Cuban Soul Man El Gran Fellove Dies at 89

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino,” established him as a pioneer of Spanish…

  3. Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:35 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen will go head-to-head against Justin Bieber in four major categories at this year's Juno Awards, taking place April 21 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The "Call Me Maybe" singer and Bieber, whose tweets helped propel her to stardom, are both up…

  4. Mindy McCready: A Look Back at Her Career and Troubled Life

    February 18, 2013 12:15 PM EST The country music community is stunned today following the death of Mindy McCready, a troubled star who burst onto the scene in the mid-1990s, scoring a hit album before falling into a pattern of substance abuse-fueled scandals. Like many country artists, McCready started her career…

  5. Country Singer Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide at Age 37

    February 17, 2013 9:52 PM EST Mindy McCready -– the striking blonde country artist whose turbulent life echoed the lyrics of many of the songs she sang -– died Sunday afternoon of an apparent suicide at the age of 37. The Cleburne County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office stated that officers were dispatched to the singer’s home…

  6. CODER Crew's Picks of the Week: Alesso, Mad Decent, Purity Ring and More

    February 15, 2013 1:27 PM EST Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Purity Ring, “Grammy” Purity Ring's debut album “Shrines”was unquestionably one of my favorite albums of 2012.…

  7. 25 Valentine's Day Drops: Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and More Pick Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST Tiësto, Flosstradamus, Flux Pavilion and 22 more DJs pick their favorite V-Day tracks, ones they'll be bumping during their sets and maybe in the bedrooms, too. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes us all pull a Celine Dion. That is, talk about love (and occasionally beat our…

  8. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  9. Lady Antebellum Head 'Downtown' In Flirty New Single

    January 26, 2013 2:54 PM EST "It caught us off-guard when we heard it," the band's Dave Haywood tells us The year is only a few weeks old, but there's already quite a bit of excitement coming out of the Nashville scene-thanks to Capitol Nashville's Lady Antebellum. The Grammy Award-winning trio…

  10. Governors Ball Lineup: Kings of Leon, Kanye West Returning to NYC

    January 22, 2013 12:15 PM EST Kanye, Kings of Leon, Nas on the bill. The official lineup for the Governors Ball, set for June 7-9 at New York City's Randall's Island, just went public -- and it'll include chart-topping names such as Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas, and a mysterious "to be announced…

  11. Mindless Behavior to Release Sophomore Album in March

    January 16, 2013 2:35 AM EST Debut peaked at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Mindless Behavior are back. The R&B quartet -- comprised of Princeton, Prodigy, Ray Ray, and Roc Royal --  will release their sophomore studio album, "All Around the World," on March 12. "All Around the World"…

  12. Ester Dean Talks Debut Album & 'Pitch Perfect' Success

    January 14, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ester Dean has spent the past few years penning hits for everyone but herself. Since 2006, the singer/songwriter has built a resume packed with chart-topping singles including Rihanna's "Where Have You Been," Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" and Katy Perry's "…

  13. Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

    January 11, 2013 4:15 PM EST Reports say Spears is now in "serious talks" to headline a Las Vegas show. Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official. Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. …

  14. Britney Spears and Jason Trawick 'Call Off' Relationship

    January 11, 2013 7:52 AM EST Year-Long Engagement Is Off Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have called it quits, the former couple announced on Friday.   "Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement," Spears' rep said in a statement to People. "As two mature…

  15. 'Yellow Submarine' 'Better Not to be Remade,' Robert Zemeckis Says

    December 28, 2012 7:59 PM EST Robert Zemeckis says his "Yellow Submarine" remake won't be heading out to sea. "That would've been a great one, to bring the Beatles back to life," the director told Total Film of the shuttered project (via Rolling Stone ). "But it's probably better…

  16. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash: DNA Tests Begin

    December 11, 2012 4:25 PM EST Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico. Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane…

  17. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  18. Calvin Harris, '18 Months': Track-By-Track Review

    October 29, 2012 9:30 AM EDT When listening to Calvin Harris' new full-length "18 Months," it's easy to be reminded of David Guetta's 2009 album "One Love." Like that fourth studio album, which featured hits like "Sexy Bitch," "When Love Takes Over" and "Gettin&…

  19. Metallica's 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD Captures 'Two Phenomenal Shows'

    October 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Guitarist Kirk Hammett talks concert film, 3D film, and the follow-up to "Death Magnetic." Though a couple of video projects -- including a 3D movie for next year -- are dominating Metallica 's time at the moment, the group is getting ready to start making some new musical…

  20. Bubbling Under: Wonder Girls Ride K-Pop Wave to U.S. Radio

    October 12, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Wonder Girls, Priyanka Chopra, Tame Impala and August Rain. Wonder Girls PSY's K-Pop breakthrough on U.S. top 40 radio with …

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