1. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Seung Gi Ties All-Time Record, Girls' Generation Returns

    December 31, 2012 1:30 AM EST In the last few months of 2012, the K-pop landscape has changed: ballads, also known as "healing" music, have been ruling the charts. Lee Seung Gi, the charming prince of such songs, contently spends five weeks atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with "Return" off his mini-album, "…

  2. Girls' Generation Drop 'Dancing Queen,' Set Date for Album Release

    December 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST Girls' Generation spent 2012 focused on the U.S. and Japan (including earning a Japan Hot 100 No. 1 single), but the ladies are wasting absolutely no time coming back to their home country in 2013. Their new album, "I GOT A BOY," will be released just as the new year starts on…

  3. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi, 16, Scores First No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 11, 2012 1:30 PM EST Young, talented and snazzy, Lee Hi, 16, clinched the No. 1 spot this week with her new boppy, retro-soul track, "1,2,3,4," making her the first female debut act to capture Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 top spot this year. The perky performer was runner-up on the popular audition…

  4. Bubbling Under: Dance, Adult Pop Gotta Have Paloma Faith

    November 02, 2012 1:30 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: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob. Paloma Faith In the vein of such sassy female British pop singer…

  5. 'Dallas' and Country Music a 'Natural Fit'

    June 11, 2012 5:20 PM EDT "Dallas," the iconic series that made Friday nights "Must See TV" long before NBC did the same for Thursdays with their classic series of comedies, was well represented at the recent CMA Music Festival. Saturday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame a TNT gave those in…

  6. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny Kravitz this summer to promote it. "We…

  7. Melissa Etheridge Writing 'Rock Musical,' Preps Album & Tour

    April 05, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Singer Working on Follow-up to 2010's "Fearless Love"; Hopes to Release It Later This Year M elissa Etheridge says she has more than 20 songs, "kinda rockin' tunes, soulful tunes, all kinds of stuff" that she's just started recording in Los Angeles for the…

  8. Jimmy Cliff to Open Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series

    February 28, 2012 6:15 PM EST Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff will open the 34th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Series, one the nation's longest-running free summer festivals, on June 5 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cliff's signature hits, "You Can…

  9. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. The evening was spread out over two hours,…

  10. Roy Orbison's Top Hot 100 Hits: A Playlist

    April 20, 2011 5:04 PM EDT The top 10 highest-ranking songs of Roy Orbison's career span nearly three decades, from his breakthrough "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)" in 1960 to his final smash, "You Got It," in 1989. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of his birth, Billboard.com presents a…

  11. 'American Idol' Top 5 Group Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jacee Badeaux

    February 17, 2011 12:30 AM EST Things certainly got interesting in the second, two-hour installment of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," as the group performances brought out the high drama between contestants. Between group changes, in-fighting, Bruno Mars covers and Steven Tyler singing a few notes of his own,…

  12. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  13. 'American Idol' Hits Austin, John Wayne Schulz & Janelle Arthur Bring Country Charm

    February 02, 2011 9:15 PM EST "American Idol" headed to Austin, Texas for Wednesday night's (Feb. 2) episode, and the show's third-ever trip to the city paid off, with 50 hopefuls getting tickets to Hollywood and contestants John Wayne Schulz and Janelle Arthur bringing their country charm. Schulz, a…

  14. Take That Marks Third Week At No. 1 On U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2010 10:24 AM EST Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" …

  15. Brandy Falls to Third Place in 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals

    November 16, 2010 10:04 AM EST There is officially one week left for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" and the competition is more intense than ever. With only one results show standing between the contestants and the final, Brandy took a critical tumble to third place. It was the R&B singer's Paso…

  16. Duffy Tries New Dance Sound, New Team for 'Endlessly'

    November 05, 2010 2:30 PM EDT If it ain't broke, most people wouldn't try to fix it. But Aimee Ann Duffy -- more commonly known by just her surname -- has responded to the multimillion-selling success of her debut album by breaking up a winning team for the follow-up. "Everything in life has a chapter,"…

  17. Ray Charles and Johnny Cash 'Lost' Duet Surfaces

    October 22, 2010 3:10 PM EDT The discovery of letters involving two icons of American music- Johnny Cash and Ray Charles -has led to the release of a "lost" duet the two recorded nearly 30 years ago. "Why Me, Lord?," written by Kris Kristofferson , was recorded by Cash and Charles in 1981 but never…

  18. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  19. The Expansive John Lennon Reissue Campaign

    October 01, 2010 3:35 PM EDT The "Gimme Some Truth" catalog campaign from EMI Music is the centerpiece of the music company's commemoration of what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9. Overseen by Yoko Ono , the campaign will include remastered and repackaged recordings to be…

  20. Duffy to Return with 'Endlessly' in November

    September 16, 2010 11:18 AM EDT Welsh pop singer Duffy has confirmed details of her sophomore set, titled "Endlessly" (A&M/Universal). The album will be released Nov. 29 in the U.K. The lead single "Well, Well, Well" features the Roots on rhythm section duties. Duffy Working with ?uestlove, Hammond…

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