1. Pop Shop Picks: Megan & Liz, Bruno Mars, Kacey Musgraves & More

    June 07, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! MEGAN & LIZ "…

  2. 13 Awesome Songs About Las Vegas

    May 17, 2013 2:58 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards coming up Sunday, May 19th at 8|7c on ABC live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, we thought it's the perfect time to pay homage to the many songs that have been penned in the city's honor. Some express the joys of hitting the…

  3. Eve's Style Council: Hip-Hop Beauty Discusses All Things Fashion

    May 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Eve barked her way into the rap game years ago. It's been more than a decade since the "pit bull in a skirt" dropped her debut album "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady" with her paw print tattoos exposed on her chest and rugged, short blonde-bleached…

  4. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,…

  5. Jeff Buckley Musical Could Grace Broadway Stage

    April 11, 2013 5:34 AM EDT The Old Globe in San Diego will open its 2013-14 season in the fall with "The Last Goodbye," a musical conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that reimagines the conflicted love story against a soundtrack by late singer-songwriter Jeff…

  6. Flavor Flav Felony Case Heading for Las Vegas Trial

    April 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT An evidence hearing was held on Wednesday as the MC faces charges of assault. Entertainer Flavor Flav is facing a trial on felony charges that he threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument. The 54-year-old former rap and reality…

  7. Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies at Age 79

    March 30, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a career that stretched back to the early 1960s --…

  8. Jenny Lewis Scores 'Very Good' Film, Calls Solo Album '80%' Done

    January 22, 2013 5:15 PM EST The year and a half Jenny Lewis intended to take off has resulted in a second solo album being three songs shy of complete plus her first movie score. So much for time off.   Lewis spent a year working on "Very Good Girls," the directorial debut from screenwriter Naomi Foner, whose…

  9. Taylor Swift Named 2012's Most Charitable Star, Rihanna Gives $1.75 Million

    December 26, 2012 12:03 PM EST 'Tis the season for pop star charity work. DoSomething.org named Taylor Swift its top "celeb gone good" for 2012, citing the singer's $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum and her Ripple of Hope Award, a charity honor from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that…

  10. Dave Brubeck, Jazz Piano Great, Dead at 91

    December 05, 2012 12:20 PM EST Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of heart failure after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology…

  11. Soundgarden Shares 'Been Away Too Long' Video, 2013 Tour Dates: Watch

    November 09, 2012 1:52 PM EST Fans of Soundgarden have been waiting for the grunge group's return to recording for years -- and even the '90s icons know they've "Been Away Too Long." The band's new track, from reunion set "King Animal," finds the band in stomping, hard-riffing mode.…

  12. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  13. The Avett Brothers: Tastemakers Photos

    November 01, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Check out images from the Avett Brothers' recent NYC rooftop session for Billboard Tastemakers video series. Behind the scenes images from the Avett Brothers shoot. Check out images from the Avett Brothers' recent NYC rooftop session for Billboard Tastemakers video series. News…

  14. Taylor Swift Media Blitz: Over 70 Outlets in One Day

    October 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT "It's the craziest feeling that they are all here for me," Swift tells Billboard The Taylor Swift media blitz to promote "Red" continued on Friday, as the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year took part in something very unique -- a multi-station remote broadcast held…

  15. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  16. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night endorsing Obama's re-election, saying he…

  17. Former Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune Talks 'Lessons'

    October 04, 2012 10:00 PM EDT As tenor singer with the Statler Brothers from 1982-2002, Jimmy Fortune can walk past a plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame with his name and likeness on it. He admits that it's still somewhat of a surreal feeling. "It's still unreal to me because I have to pinch myself…

  18. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  19. Rihanna Gets Chest Tattoo in Memory of Her Late Grandmother

    September 11, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Rihanna has now paid tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away in July after a long battle with cancer, with a mammoth tattoo of an Egyptian goddess on her chest. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen Fresh off her MTV Video Music Awards victory and her…

  20. Dorothy McGuire of McGuire Sisters Dies

    September 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen…

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