1. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. An all-out brawl ensued at the Vice Kills…

  2. Road to 'Church' a Painful One for Lost in the Trees

    March 17, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Austin's public radio station provides a platform for select artists during the music festival, presenting four hourlong sets each day between Wednesday and Saturday. It's great for exposure, but it also means rising early -- ridiculously early -- for bands like Lost in the Trees,…

  3. 'Glee' Recap: Ricky Martin Is Sexy and He Knows It

    February 08, 2012 10:30 AM EST For all that last week was about ambition and goals, with characters pontificating the facts of their circumstance at each other instead of with one another, this week followed through with characters who actually talked to one another -- or had good reason not to. So while on the one hand…

  4. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  5. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST 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 below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Good Feeling" Flo Rida As…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: The One With Synchronized Swimming In It

    January 18, 2012 8:15 AM EST We return from "Glee's" winter hiatus and .... yeah. It was an episode, and the music was fine and things happened in the plot, but there really wasn't much to get excited about in "Yes/No" since we pretty much knew the answer to the big proposal question, at…

  7. Critics' Picks: 10 Best Albums of 2011

    December 13, 2011 1:20 PM EST Chart Article From weirdo R&B to epic hardcore to a certain heartbroken British singer-songwriter, 2011 offered a diverse array of quality full-lengths that we kept replaying in our offices. The whole team weighed in and the votes have been tallied, so now it's time to check out the…

  8. Selena Gomez Gets 'Raw' in New Harmony Korine Film

    December 06, 2011 3:50 PM EST Selena Gomez is set to star in a "raw" role in indie filmmaker Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. Selena Gomez As Hipster: Watch Her 'Hit The Lights' Video The film revolves around a group of female…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

  10. 'Glee' Guest Stars Wish List & New Cast We'll Meet Soon

    November 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT While "Glee," at its heart, is the story of the core group of New Directions club members and their individual journeys through the wild world of high school, the show also has a variety of auxiliary players and guest stars who come in and spice up that tapestry. Sometimes, like in…

  11. Heidi Klum, Skinned Corpse, Talks Halloween & 'Classic' Gwen Stefani

    October 31, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum revealed just how diverse Halloween can be with two very different costumes over the holiday weekend. While Gwen opted to create a fairytale in a Cinderella gown, Heidi donned a dark look fitting for the spookiest graveyard. On Saturday, Klum celebrated all things…

  12. 'Glee' Stands Up With 'Girls (Run The World)'

    October 05, 2011 12:05 PM EDT This week on "Glee" is all about holding fast to your ambitions in the face of expectations -- from breaking free of your parents' plans for your future to build your own, to believing in yourself even if the world around you disagrees. Of course, there's varying results,…

  13. 'Glee' Has Mommy Issues in Plot-Aplenty Episode

    September 28, 2011 9:24 AM EDT "Glee" goes heavy on plot and light on music this episode, sticking to their Broadway guns as the club prepares for the school musical, student elections, and the challenge of being yourself. Brittney approaches a primping Kurt, wanting to be the manager for his Student Council run…

  14. Billboard Bits: Rihanna May Guest Judge 'X Factor,' Nas Releasing Memoir

    September 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna To Serve as 'X Factor' Guest Judge? Rihanna will reportedly join fellow female pop divas Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor." The singer…

  15. Melanie Brown Adds a Baby Girl to the Spice Girls Playgroup

    September 02, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Melanie Brown, the artist formerly known as Scary Spice, gave birth to a baby girl Thursday night in Los Angeles. The ex-Spice Girls singer, along with husband Stephen Belafonte, announced the news early Friday. "Finally our baby arrives," she said on Twitter . "Stephen nearly…

  16. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting tracks from the band's chart-topping…

  17. Teen Choice Awards: Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Edge Justin Bieber

    August 08, 2011 9:13 AM EDT Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards -- one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber -- tying Taylor Swift for most surf boards during the fun-filled show on Sunday. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group…

  18. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

  19. Bon Iver Debuts at No. 4 on U.K. Charts; Derulo Has Top Single

    June 27, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint (and third week in total) as the U.K.'s No. 1 album yesterday, as Jason Derulo debuted atop the singles chart with "Don't Wanna Go Home" (Warner Bros./Warner Music). Earlier this month…

  20. Bon Iver's 'Bon Iver': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 7:30 PM EDT With the 2007 release of Bon Iver's breakthrough album "For Emma, Forever Ago," the outfit's sole proprietor, Justin Vernon, created one of the most romanticized folktales in recent music history. Sparked by heartache and recorded in his family's Wisconsin cabin…

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