1. The Summer Song Of 2013: Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky'?

    June 13, 2013 9:03 AM EDT … Or will it be Florida Georgia Line's crossover "Cruise"? Robin Thicke? Icona Pop? Let the race begin Barring a sudden run of bad luck this summer, radio programmers think Daft Punk will claim the 2013 Song of the Summer title. But predictions also include remixed…

  2. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  3. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  4. Billy Joel Surprises Students with Performance, Candid Q&A on Career

    May 31, 2013 2:22 AM EDT Billy Joel was back in high school. The singer surprised an assembly full of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the borough of Queens on Thursday, appearing with Tony Bennett, who opened the school in 2001 through his Exploring the Arts program. Joel performed songs on two…

  5. Madonna Signs Rita Ora to Material Girl Fashion Line

    May 17, 2013 5:42 PM EDT Two stylish blonde pop singers joined forces in the name of fashion. The Queen of Pop Madonna has signed UK singer Rita Ora as the new face of her line, Material Girl. Following in the footsteps of Taylor Momson, Kelly Odborne and Georgia Jagger, Ora will model Madge’s and daughter Lourdes’…

  6. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  7. Rita Ora Goes Glam for Elle’s Women in Music Issue

    April 17, 2013 12:28 PM EDT Rita Ora rocks royal regalia on the May cover of Elle’s Women in Music issue. The second of three covers for Elle’s May Women in Music issue stars Rita Ora. Channeling 18th century vixens, Ora shines in a textured pink Chanel Haute Couture gown, a blossoming headpiece by Ken O’Rourke,…

  8. Adele, Alicia Keys and Rita Ora Cover ELLE Magazine’s Women in Music Issue

    April 09, 2013 5:37 PM EDT As spring blossoms, music fills the air and we come to truly appreciate those musicians that hook us with their melodic poetry. ELLE Magazine trumpets this with their annual Women in Music issue. Adele, Alicia Keys and Rita Ora brought their own signature style to the May cover of ELLE…

  9. Nicki Minaj Tosses the Makeup on the April Cover of Elle

    March 14, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Usually costumed, Nicki dresses down and reveals plenty about herself in the latest issue of Elle. Nicki Minaj rocks a sultry look on the April cover of Elle Magazine . We're not used to seeing Minaj so dressed down. Where did the bright pink lipstick and leopard tights go? And what…

  10. 2013 Fall Paris Fashion Week: Cher, Lily Allen, M.I.A, Kanye West and More Show Up and Out

    February 28, 2013 1:00 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is monitoring the scene at Paris Fashion Week, scoping out the latest fall runway looks and hot celeb sightings. Lily Allen, Rita Ora, M.I.A and Lykke Li Perform at Etam Lingerie Lily Allen, making her musical comeback, hit up the Parisian…

  11. Alicia Keys Annnouces 'Set The World On Fire' North American Tour

    January 10, 2013 4:10 PM EST Miguel will join Keys on the 24-city tour. Alicia Keys will bring her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," to stadiums across the States. The singer-songwriter will embark on a 24-city North American tour. The "Set The World On Fire Tour"  will kick off on March 7 in…

  12. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  13. Trey Songz Brings Out Jeezy, Fabolous & Trinidad James At NYC Show

    December 07, 2012 3:10 PM EST Elle Varner, Miguel make fans swoon before the headlining act. An overwhelming sentiment of desire billowed through the air Wednesday night (Dec. 5) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for Trey Songz 's "Chapter IV" World Tour featuring soulful newcomer Elle Varner and R…

  14. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  15. Taylor Swift Gets Sexy for Cosmo, Glam for ELLE Canada: Photos

    November 02, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift dropped her glamourous style to dance around in her pajamas with thick-framed glasses and a ponytail in the video for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," but the 22-year-old singer is back to looking like a star on the December covers of Cosmopolitan and ELLE…

  16. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. In addition to becoming a wife and mother,…

  17. Nicki Minaj's 'American Idol' Buzz and Fragrance Launch Stirs Social Buzz

    October 05, 2012 7:27 PM EDT Nicki Minaj 's continued media exposure due to her judging role on "American Idol" has generated substantial social returns. An appearance on "The View," coupled with the launch of her own fragrance, brings 130,000 new fans to Minaj and lifts her 23-14 on Billboard&…

  18. Miguel's 'Kaleidoscope Dream': Inside The R&B Dynamo's Fresh Start

    September 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Miguel is out to rearrange the genre. And with "Adorn" topping the R&B charts, he's well on his way. Miguel is not a bottle-popper. He's not buying tables or swilling Champagne in the club. He's not inside the club at all. Instead, you might find him sipping Jack…

  19. Fashion Week NYC: Cyndi Lauper Sings, Adam Lambert Debuts Silver Hair

    September 12, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The end of New York Fashion Week is near, and the Tuesday (Sept. 11) shows brought an exciting array of Lady Gaga-worthy fashions and hip '80s pop looks that prove girls still just want to have fun. Read on to see which musicians scoped out the Betsey Johnson show, who debuted a new…

  20. Britney Spears Covers ELLE's October Issue

    September 06, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Britney Spears graces the October cover of ELLE magazine, rocking a studded leather Versace dress that contrasts with her bouncy blonde curls. Inside the issue, which hits newsstands Sept. 18, the new "X Factor" judge talks about love, the pressures of fame, and her personal style.…

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