1. Outlaw Country Singer Killed in Bar Shooting

    November 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST Nashville police say Wayne Mills got into an argument with a bar owner over smoking; Earlier, the singer had been at the George Jones tribute concert A downtown bar owner told Nashville police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the…

  2. After Eminem, Can Albums From One Direction, Lady Gaga or Britney Spears Rack Up Monster Debuts?

    November 10, 2013 2:58 AM EST With Eminem's new album on course for a blockbuster first week, are there any other albums left this year than can also rack up huge, half-million-plus debuts? Yes. But that list is very short. As in: There's just one album on it: One Direction's "Midnight Memories."…

  3. Britney Spears Sprays 'Perfume' As Second 'Britney Jean' Preview

    November 03, 2013 6:25 PM EST After Britney Spears commanded her millions of followers to work, bitch on her first "Britney Jean" single, the pop superstar has spritzed the gliding mid-tempo ballad "Perfume" as the second offering from her eighth studio album, due out Dec. 3. Produced by Will.i.am…

  4. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': Track-By-Track Review

    October 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT Katy Perry released her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," at the age of 25, but the 2010 effort pristinely captured the chirpy buoyancy of youth through gooey synth-pop. There was a reason that "Teenage Dream" spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 …

  5. Britney Spears Shares New Album Title

    October 15, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Twelve years and five albums after Britney Spears released an album titled "Britney," the pop superstar will release a full-length titled… "Britney Jean." Britney Jean Spears confirmed the album title during an appearance on Capital FM on Tuesday morning (Oct. 15). The…

  6. Miley Cyrus Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Pusha T and Panic at the Disco Aiming for Top Five

    October 11, 2013 9:55 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus is set for a No. 1 debut with "Bangerz," while rapper Pusha T and rock act Panic! at the Disco are on course for top five bows with their latest efforts. As earlier reported , Cyrus' new studio album "Bangerz…

  7. Will.i.am: 'Work Bitch' Reflects Britney Spears More Than Her New Album

    October 11, 2013 1:57 PM EDT "We felt that song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents," the Black Eyed Peas frontman tells Billboard. Britney Spears' latest single "Work Bitch" flies back into the Top 20 of the Hot 100 this week -- thanks, in part, to the debut…

  8. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" is set to bang the gong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the album -- released yesterday (Oct. 8) -- could sell around 250,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 13. The new Billboard 200…

  9. Coroner: Cory Monteith Died of 'Intravenous Heroin Use' and Alcohol

    October 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The final report from the B.C. Ministry of Justice issued Wednesday confirms the late "Glee" star's death was accidental, and not due to fatal injury, illness or disease. The late "Glee" star Cory Monteith died of a mixed drug cocktail involving "intravenous…

  10. TomorrowWorld: With The Odds Stacked Against It, the Festival Delivers

    September 30, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks – some of them self-imposed. The storied European fest, called Tomorrowland in its native Belgium (Disney…

  11. Lorde, 'Pure Heroine': Track-By-Track Review

    September 25, 2013 4:15 PM EDT LORDE "Pure Heroine" Lava/Republic Producer: Joel Little Release Date: Sept. 30 Ten months after floating out her debut EP online for free in her native New Zealand, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the teenage singer-songwriter known as Lorde, has conjured an immense amount of…

  12. Sky Ferreira Returns With 'You're Not The One' Single: Watch Music Video

    September 24, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Sky Ferreira has continued rolling out her forever-delayed debut album "Night Time, My Time" with the hypnotic first single "You're Not The One." The track's music video, directed by Grant Singer, premiered on Tuesday (Sept. 24). Writhing in front of some…

  13. Common: 'We Got To Do More' About Chicago Violence

    September 20, 2013 8:43 PM EDT The hip-hop star is pushing for educational efforts and wants rappers to join the cause. Grammy-award winning hip hop artist Common, who has openly worried about the violence in Chicago, was in his hometown Friday to help celebrate the city's music scene when he was confronted with a…

  14. Lawson Preps 'Chapman Square' Stateside Release Following Huge U.K. Success

    September 18, 2013 11:52 AM EDT British band is blowing up in the U.K. -- is America next? Lawson is by no means a household name in the States yet, but don't sleep on this British pop-rock quartet. Nearly a year after its first album debuted in the Top 5 of the U.K. albums chart, the group has completed its first…

  15. Britney Spears Announces Las Vegas Residency, Album Release Date

    September 17, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "The energy here is really, really good," the pop superstar proclaims after arriving in Vegas via helicopter. After months of speculation, Britney Spears has officially announced a Las Vegas residency, as well as the release date of her eighth studio album. The still-untitled…

  16. Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch': The 10 Best Things About The New Single

    September 16, 2013 2:34 PM EDT On Sunday (Sept. 15), Britney Spears returned with "Work Bitch," a strange, British-inflected, ultimately great new single, presumably from her forthcoming eighth studio album. Having trouble getting on the "Work Bitch" train? Here are 10 reasons why you should…

  17. Britney Spears Unveils 'Work Bitch' Artwork & Co-Writers

    September 12, 2013 3:32 PM EDT Sebastian Ingrosso brings his Swedish House Mafia swagger to Brit's latest. We, as a society, are now four days away from the release of Britney Spears' new single "Work Bitch," and we, the pop queen's loyal subjects, have been bestowed with some more details…

  18. Electric Zoo Festival Canceled After Two Deaths

    September 01, 2013 11:01 AM EDT The third day of the Electric Zoo Festival today (September 1) has been canceled due to “serious health risks,” a statement from the New York City government announced and a posting from the festival confirmed. The release on NYC.gov states that two fans had died and at least four…

  19. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  20. Britney Spears Teases 'All Eyes On Me' Release with Countdown Clock

    August 20, 2013 10:54 AM EDT Is a new Britney single imminent? The literal countdown to new Britney Spears music has officially begun: on Tuesday morning (Aug. 20), the pop superstar's website featured a timer counting down to the release of something titled "All Eyes On Me." If "All Eyes On Me"…

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