1. Rihanna's Fall River Island Line Will Have an 'Athletic' Vibe: Designer Adam Selman Reveals

    April 30, 2013 3:47 PM EDT The singer's clothing line will have a new spin next season. Rihanna’s back at the sewing machine creating another sure to be saucy collection for River Island. Back during London Fashion Week the singer revealed her first collection for the British brand co-created with our Behind…

  2. Fall Out Boy, 'Save Rock and Roll': Track-By-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Here's a not-well-kept secret: back in their heyday, Fall Out Boy could stand toe-to-toe with any rock act, not just those corralled into their "pop-punk" sphere. In a very short amount of time, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman found a winning formula…

  3. Phoenix: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 05, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The French group's last album made it a festival headliner. For a follow-up, the band is using that attention to bring its offbeat impulses to the masses. On April 13, when Phoenix takes the stage to headline the first Saturday of Coachella, it will be the linchpin moment in the…

  4. 'Rihanna 777': Fox to Premiere Documentary About Notorious Tour

    March 18, 2013 8:25 PM EDT The film will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the pop star's globetrotting, seven-continent tour. Fox, the network best known for singing competition "American Idol" has scooped up the exclusive worldwide premiere rights to Rihanna's forthcoming concert…

  5. Unopened Taylor Swift Fanmail Discovered in Nashville Bin

    March 13, 2013 7:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and heroine to teenage girls across the world, never fails to offer shout-outs to her fans, professing her love and gratitude for the people who buy her albums and concert tickets. It doesn't mean she's willing to read all of their…

  6. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  7. The Beat 1/10: 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Rules, Grammy Performers, More 'Idol' Drama

    January 10, 2013 5:10 PM EST Welcome to the Thursday, January 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. has details on the…

  8. DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2012': Watch Official Video

    December 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST The sixth installment of DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop" series, which mashes up 25 of the year's biggest pop smashes into one bite-sized single, unveiled its official music video on Tuesday (Dec. 18) after a version of the song hit the web earlier this week. Dubbed …

  9. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the…

  10. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec. 5) and 18-year-old pop superstar Justin…

  11. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, where the accessible half of Southern hip…

  12. Katy Perry's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    November 27, 2012 12:30 PM EST Over the past half-decade, Katy Perry has effortlessly transitioned from an aspiring pop musicians to the ultimate California gurl, leaving an undeniable collection of hit singles in her wake. Those who doubted her staying power after "I Kissed a Girl" became the Song of the Summer…

  13. R. Kelly Previews 'Trapped In the Closet' Chapters, Hints at Broadway Show

    November 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST "I don't have a job, so I just sit in the studio and think of stupid stuff to do," says the R&B star at the NYC "Trapped" premiere. "'Trapped in the Closet' is an alien, and I'm happy to be one of the astronauts." R. Kelly looks anxious.…

  14. Justin Bieber Thanks 'Haters' at AMAs 2012

    November 19, 2012 7:50 AM EST Pop music pals and current tour mates Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen respectively cleaned up at the 2012 American Music Awards, with the former winning the Artist of the Year trophy and the latter collecting the New Artist of the Year award. Bieber visited the stage three separate times…

  15. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching tribute by Stevie Wonder, David Guetta won the…

  16. Solange Reveals 'True' Album Details

    October 26, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Solange Knowles will return to music with "True," a new seven-song EP out digitally on Nov. 27. The min-album, which follows 2008's "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams," will be released through Terrible Records, which is co-run by Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor. …

  17. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city': Track-By-Track Review

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT In a state of hip-hop, where a large sum of rap is inflamed with made-strictly-for-wax, boastful raps of a luxurious lifestyle, Kendrick Lamar stands out for quite the opposite. The West Coast rapper's major-label debut studio album, "good kid, M.A.A.D. city" (Top Dawg…

  18. Kendrick Lamar 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Album Snippets Leak

    October 15, 2012 3:10 PM EDT A week before the release Kendrick Lamar 's "good kid, M.A.A.d city" (Oct. 22), snippets of the standard edition of his major label debut album leak. K. Dot has enlisted a few familiar names for both the standard and deluxe edition of "good kid, M.A.A.d city,"…

  19. Nelly Detained After Heroin Found on Bus: Report

    October 11, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nelly and his camp seem to have gotten themselves in a bit of trouble. While driving through Texas Wednesday night (October 10), the "Hot in Herre" rapper was stopped and detained at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca after officials reportedly found a cache of drugs,…

  20. Jay-Z Pays Homage to Brooklyn at First Barclays Center Show

    September 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows; he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Budweiser Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his native borough to christen Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the first of eight shows in a sold-out run.…

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