1. Paul McCartney Rocks Bonnaroo: Fireworks, Hits & Weed Jokes

    June 15, 2013 3:55 AM EDT "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here," Paul McCartney said halfway through his packed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 14). "Whew! What are you doing to me?" BONNAROO PHOTOS • Jack Johnson Talks Last-Minute Bonnaroo Set • Thursday Recap:…

  2. Kanye West's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 12, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Kanye West: the narcissistic icon, pompous revolutionary and the man who wore a leather kilt. With a wired jaw and a collection of beats and rhymes, 'Ye came into the game in 2004 with his debut album, "The College Dropout." Nine years later and the artist has achieved…

  3. 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 .…

  4. Paul McCartney Dips Into the Vault at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    June 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Paul McCartney has toured nearly every year in the past decade, and acting on the assumption that many concertgoers would have seen him in concert fairly recently, he promised that his 2013 "Out There" jaunt would bring out some deep cuts. During the interminable retrospective…

  5. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  6. NBA Finals Showdown: Music of Miami vs. San Antonio

    June 06, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Which Finals city has the coolest musical history? Vote now! On Thursday night (June 6), the 2013 NBA Finals tip off with one of the most exciting championship match-ups in recent history. LeBron James, the greatest player on the planet, leads the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs,…

  7. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' Premieres: Listen To The New Single

    June 03, 2013 11:04 AM EDT "We Can't Stop" has arrived: Miley Cyrus' highly anticipated new single was unveiled on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show on Monday morning (June 3), and, as expected, the track marks a major sonic change for the pop starlet. Produced by Mike WiLL Made…

  8. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki…

  9. The Seed: Mac Miller, Hodgy Beats, Fabolous & More

    June 01, 2013 11:15 AM EDT In preparation for the release of “Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power,” due July 19, Fabolous unleashed the 2 Chainz-assisted, "When I Feel Like It." The David D.A. Dorman-produced track is the second single off the upcoming album behind “Ready,” featuring Chris Brown, which peaked at No…

  10. Kelly Rowland Speaks On 'Talk A Good Game' Album & Joining 'X-Factor'

    May 31, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Nearly a decade after Destiny's Child last studio album, Kelly Rowland's fourth solo LP confronts fear, sex, self-doubt and lingering jealousy of Beyonce's success. "Talk a Good Game" is exactly what Kelly Rowland does on her new album of that name. Rowland's…

  11. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Word Is Bond' Song: Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:04 PM EDT The rapper will release his mixtape, 'Summer Knights' on June 12. Joey Bada$$ will release his latest mixtape "Summer Knights" on June 12. Yesterday (May 28), the rapper debuted the Statik Selektah-produced, "Word is Bond." The song is a crisp, moody…

  12. Wale Previews 'The Gifted' Album In NYC: First Listen

    May 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT The rapper's third studio album will feature Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and more. Maybach Music Group rhymer, Wale, has finished recording the follow-up to his breakout 2011 effort “Ambition," titled,"The Gifted." While Wale's third studio album, due June 25,…

  13. SZA Talks Quitting Her Day Job, Working With Holy Other & Emile Haynie

    May 23, 2013 12:03 PM EDT SZA, a gifted St. Louis bred R&B/pop singer, can hold a tune a lot better than she can a job. Since graduating a year ago, the 23-year old has been let go from one customer service gig after another— the cost of pursuing a full-time career in music. So far, the investment seems to…

  14. Sean Garrett, 'Twilight Zone' (Feat. Trey Songz, Future): Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 22, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Sean Garrett returns with his first lead single in two years, "Twilight Zone." The Auto-Tune love song, premiered here on The Juice, features Trey Songz and Future. "Twilight Zone" will be featured on The Pen's upcoming mixtape, "The Inkwell 2,"…

  15. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

  16. Daft Punk's Visual Evolution: Why 'Random Access Memories' May Not Require Music Videos

    May 21, 2013 12:49 PM EDT From iconic "Homework" clips to dialogue-free abstract films, check out this breakdown of Daft Punk's visual history. Not since pre-unveiled glory days of KISS back in the '70s has there been an artist in popular music that puts as much of an emphasis on visuals -- while…

  17. Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    May 18, 2013 9:12 AM EDT Which of 'janet.''s 28 tracks (there's a lot of interludes) has endured the most? Read on for our classic track-by-track review. "Control" may have been her breakout, and "Rhythm Nation 1814" her breakthrough with a whopping seven singles reaching the…

  18. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  19. Chris Kelly Funeral: Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Others Mourn Kris Kross Rapper

    May 09, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Chris Kelly's Kris Kross rap partner, Chris Smith, was among the well-known musicians, family and friends who gathered Thursday for Kelly's funeral in Atlanta. Smith walked into Jackson Baptist Memorial Church alongside rapper Jermaine Dupri, who discovered the the 1990s teen duo,…

  20. Rihanna Turns Heads with NYC Street Style

    May 09, 2013 1:25 PM EDT We already know Rihanna’s ability to rock killer threads and flash flesh on stage . Her costumes take high fashion to a new urban level that perfectly complements her beats. Yesterday (May 8) the singer took her skin-baring style to the streets of New York City. Surrounded by shutterbugs as…

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