1. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  2. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  3. Psy Still No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, 50 Cent Makes 'Sexy' Return

    September 14, 2012 7:57 PM EDT Psy tops the Billboard Social 50 for the third week in a row as he continues to showcase his "Gangnam Style" song and its signature dance in the United States. Last week, he appeared on MTV's Video Music Awards broadcast (Sept. 6), which furthered his rise in online standing.…

  4. Pink, 'The Truth About Love': Track-By-Track Review

    September 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers - "Battle Born" Let's face it: 2012 hasn't been a great year for the pop album. Sure, it's been an excellent year for the pop single, but when the year&…

  5. Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead Wanted for Assault

    September 13, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Drummer Responds: "Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever" Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has found himself in trouble with the law. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that an arrest warrant has been issued for the…

  6. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy

    September 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Though the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down from their record high last year, the show still causes waves on Billboard's sales charts. The Sept. 6 show earned 6.1 million viewers according to Nielsen -- down more than 50% compared to 2011's eye-popping 12.4…

  7. Britney Spears & Psy Do the 'Gangnam Style' Dance on 'Ellen': Watch

    September 11, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Ellen DeGeneres never misses a beat when it comes to viral videos, and the afternoon talk show host has done it again. On her show Tuesday (Sept. 11), Ellen brought Psy out to teach Britney Spears his infamous "Gangnam Style" dance, and the results were predictably hilarious. While…

  8. College Radio: Honor Roll of Stations

    September 11, 2012 8:05 AM EDT A look at five college radio stations that are clearly doing their homework. WERS Boston " WERS is a true hybrid of college radio innovation and sound programming principles," says Jack Casey, PD of Emerson College's professionally- and student-staffed station, which plays…

  9. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic collections that had defined runways for the…

  10. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  11. MTV VMAs 2012: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    September 06, 2012 11:50 PM EDT Rihanna won Video of the Year. One Direction took home three Moonmen and performed what they considered to be "the best show of their life." Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose announced a bundle of joy on the way. U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas popped on stage with Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift…

  12. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen

    September 06, 2012 10:30 PM EDT Taylor Swift Dazzles, Rivals Chris Brown & Drake Win Big Video from the MTV VMA Red Carpet The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards ? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chocked with stars…

  13. Taylor Swift Booked to Play MTV VMAs

    August 21, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut The U.S. Women's Gymnastics team - better known as the Fab 5 -…

  14. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Nominated for Tr3s' Latino Artist of the Year

    August 14, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull , Romeo Santos , Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, according to a spokesperson for the Tr3s…

  15. The Beat 8/10: KimYe's VMAs Promo, Jordin's Next Movie, Beck On Sheet Music

    August 10, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, August 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. delivers the…

  16. Kevin Hart Hosting MTV VMAs, Releases Promo With Kanye & Kim

    August 08, 2012 6:30 PM EDT In a new promo with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, comedian Kevin Hart announces that he will be hosting MTV's upcoming Video Music Awards. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV VMA Nominations In the one-minute spot, Hart shares a hotel room with his famous friends, where he is prepping for his first…

  17. Coheed & Cambria Announce Double Album, Tour Dates

    August 03, 2012 7:15 PM EDT Post-hardcore band Coheed & Cambria announced this week that they'll follow up their 2010 album "Year of the Black Rainbow" with a double concept album, titled "The Afterman." "The Afterman: Ascension" is slated to come out Oct. 9, with the second volume…

  18. 615 Spotlight: Claudia Lee Shows Heart

    August 01, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 'Hart of Dixie' Actress Marries Country & Rap in '3-Leaf Clover' With a music career that is rapidly growing, and a role on a television series that is one of the most popular among young adults, newcomer Claudia Lee is positioning herself among the fastest rising…

  19. Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss Dead at 43

    July 31, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Bill Doss, a founding member of indie rock group the Olivia Tremor Control, has died at the age of 43 of as-yet-unannounced causes. After reports surfaced early on Tuesday (July 31) of Doss' death, the official OTC web site has confirmed the sad news. "We are devastated by the loss…

  20. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

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