1. Childish Gambino Signs with Glassnote Records

    September 06, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Donald Glover from NBC comedy series "Community" shocked the Internet the week before last when he told AllHipHop.com that he, under his rap moniker Childish Gambino , had signed with indie label Glassnote Records (Phoenix, Mumford & Sons). "There's a tremendous sense…

  2. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night. "…

  3. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore teamed up for the latest MTV Supervideo, with…

  4. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 12, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Eminem , Mumford and Sons , and Wiz Khalifa led the list of must-see performances at Bonnaroo 2011 on Saturday (June 11) but there was a ton to see everywhere you looked, from parades to pyrotechnics. The Manchester, TN fest's third day kept the party going with music of every possible…

  5. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT The 10th annual Bonaroo festival kicked on Thursday night in Manchester, TN with enthusiastic crowds, sweltering temperatures and hot sets from a host of buzzworthy indie and hip-hop acts, including Twin Shadow , the Walkmen , Deerhunter , J. Cole , the Drums and more. Here's a few…

  6. Uncharted Territory: Diyar Pala Holds Strong, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Debut

    May 06, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Traphik and DJ BL3ND keep making it look easy. With all the hype and online activity buzzing around their mixes and videos, the two Southern Californians reign supreme on Uncharted , BL3ND at No. 1 and Traphik close behind. The former reeled in a staggering 138,000 SoundCloud song plays this…

  7. Uncharted Territory: DJ BL3ND Still On Top, Childish Gambino and Zaz Debut

    May 01, 2011 9:42 PM EDT Another week, another Uncharted ranking. A decent handful of newbies and several surprise shuffles make this week's chart one worth discussing. It's no surprise that DJ BL3ND and Traphik continue their strangleholds on the top two positions; with BL3ND's 130,000 SoundCloud…

  8. LCD Soundsystem Bids Final Farewell at Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 11:29 AM EDT Last night, LCD Soundsystem gave their final farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, most donning the black-and-white attire the band proposed on its website when it announced its departure on February 5. Supported by New York post-punk group Liquid Liquid as well as a…

  9. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW 2011 Main Page | SXSW Billboard Showcase…

  10. SXSW: 10 Things Seen & Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SXSW 2011 Main Page 1. The Glassnote Records…

  11. Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club Win Big At mtvU Woodie Awards

    March 17, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa won the night's top prize at mtvU's raucous -- and mercifully brief -- Woodie Awards Wednesday night (Mar. 16) in Austin, while the Foo Fighters , Sleigh Bells and Two Door Cinema Club rocked the crowd and emerging rap stars Lil B and Odd Future stole the show with their…

  12. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the name Childish Gambino, but now his video for …

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