1. Coachella 2014 Kicks Off With Standout Performances From Alt-Rock Buzz Bands

    April 12, 2014 6:36 AM EDT Bastille, Haim, Grouplove and More heat up the first afternoon of the 3-day desert bash The sun loomed high over the polo field by the mid-afternoon of the first day of this year's sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which found attendees fist-pumping their way through a…

  2. PSY, EXO, BIGBANG: Who Can Break the Chart Record for K-Pop Albums?

    April 09, 2014 11:03 PM EDT NE1's 'Crush' LP broke records on the Billboard 200, but a slew of upcoming K-pop releases have a potential to also sell big Last month, 2NE1 set the new record for highest-charting and best-selling K-pop album with their sophomore full-length "Crush." Landing at…

  3. Future Talks 'Honest' Album & Becoming 'A Better Man'

    April 07, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Worried about turning off rap fans, Future scratched a song with Miley Cyrus from his album. Future doesn't get caught up in the nuances of his growing fame. Despite a packed promo schedule for his second album, "Honest" (due April 22 on Freebandz/Epic), it's his future…

  4. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

  5. K-Pop Legend Lee Sun Hee Breaks 5-Year Hiatus & Tops K-Pop Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring MBLAQ, 2NE1, Boyfriend, BIGBANG, Bro, Busker Busker and more. The queen of K-pop, Lee Sun Hee, broke her five-year hiatus from the scene with her massively-anticipated 15th album "Serendipity" on March 25. The excitement…

  6. CL, G-Dragon Bow on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Thanks to Skrillex's 'Dirty Vibe'

    April 04, 2014 7:05 PM EDT The K-pop stars spend a second week on Billboard's EDM chart this week Skrillex enlisting K-pop superstars CL and G-Dragon for new track "Dirty Vibe" made for one of the most pleasant suprises off the dubstep maestro's "Recess" album. Now, the song is proving to…

  7. Ultra Music Announces Review After Festival Security Draws Criticism

    April 02, 2014 4:30 PM EDT The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) crushing a security guard that left her in…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Scaling Great Heights With 'New New York' Episode

    April 02, 2014 4:23 AM EDT “New New York“ is hands-down the best episode of “Glee” to date. There’s barely any contest.  Season 1 purists will hold up the Pilot as an ideal episode, and you admittedly couldn’t get to here without those inventive and inspiring beginnings, but that’s just building blocks and not…

  9. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  10. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyou & Junggigo's 'Some' Ties All-Time Chart Record

    March 31, 2014 8:41 AM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, PSY, Lee Michelle and more. Soyou and Junggigo's monster hit "Some," featuring Lil Boi of Geeks, won't budge from the top as it spends its sixth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop…

  11. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  12. Foster The People On Following Up A Breakthrough: 'I Was at War with Myself'

    March 26, 2014 2:21 PM EDT For Foster The People, the antidote to writer's block was hiding on the coast of Morocco. "There's something mystical that floats in the air there," says frontman/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, calling in from somewhere between France and London on the band's…

  13. Shakira, 'Shakira': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2014 11:12 AM EDT Love, motherhood, rock roots, a dab of country here, a drop of reggae there, and of course, Latin dance rhythms. Shakira's "Shakira," her first studio album in four years, may at first blush sound as if it could be a disparate affair, but instead, it's a cohesive,…

  14. Neon Trees Singer Tyler Glenn Comes Out As Gay

    March 24, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn is coming out to the public via a Rolling Stone article, the magazine announced Monday. The 30-year-old admits that he kept his sexuality a secret, and didn't come to terms with it completely until the past decade. "I had my crushes on guys throughout…

  15. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now In The Final Four!

    March 19, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. P!nk ended Lorde's fantasy, "Get Lucky" went down to "Timber" and Gaga couldn't stop Miley's wrecking ball: Round 3 of Hot 100 March Madness has come to a close, and this year's…

  16. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyu & Junggigo's 'Some' Earns 2014's Longest-Running No. 1

    March 17, 2014 9:50 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, BoA, Girls' Generation, T-ara, Lee Seung Gi, PSY, IU and more. Soyu & Junggigo have "Some" reasons to celebrate this week as with their collaboration featuring Lil Boi of Geeks earns a fourth week at No. 1…

  17. Skrillex, Diplo, G-Dragon & CL's 'Dirty Vibe': Listen to the EDM/K-Pop Collaboration

    March 11, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The English banger isn't the first time the K-pop stars have teamed up with Western super producers As previously reported , Skrillex dropped 11 new tracks via his Alien Ride app leading to announcing a surprise album "Reccess." What might be the most surprising -- and…

  18. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2014 Money Makers

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT In theater, a triple threat is an artist who has the chops to sing, dance and act. It's a different ballgame in the music biz, where touring and the two avenues of sales (physical and digital) reign supreme. In that regard, there's no artist more threat-ening than pop-country…

  19. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year. Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll …

  20. Parahoy! Day 1: Paramore Rock the Norwegian Pearl Out to Sea

    March 08, 2014 10:00 AM EST The lyrics of Paramore's "Daydreaming" might as well be changed to "daydrinking all of the time." "How many of you here have ever been on a cruise before?" asks Tegan & Sara' s Tegan Quin midway through the duo's 9 PM set on Parahoy!'s…

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