1. Kid Cudi: The Former Rager Talks About His 'Indicud' Album, Being a Rebel and More

    March 05, 2013 2:31 PM EST Cudi's just about ready to drop his third solo album. And, as usual, it's getting done on his terms. The title of Kid Cudi’s latest single, “Immortal,” is a fitting one. The guy simply won’t go down. Music television heavyweights like MTV and BET aren’t playing the videos…

  2. Caitlin Rose, 'Only a Clown': Video Premiere

    February 26, 2013 9:55 AM EST Billboard is excited to bring you an exclusive first look at Caitlin Rose's new music video for "Only A Clown," off her upcoming second studio album. "I don't know how to explain it, as it gets me in a pickle," she says of the song, written with Gary Louris from…

  3. Solange Captivates With 'True' Songs At New York City Show

    December 12, 2012 6:50 PM EST From the moment Solange emerged onto the dimly lit stage at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (Dec. 11), the singer-songwriter took ahold of everyone's attention. Expected whispers of whether her older sister, Beyoncé , was in attendance were quickly laid to rest and forgotten.…

  4. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemaker and made the charts her home. In sales…

  5. Gotye Creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' YouTube Mashup

    August 15, 2012 10:10 AM EDT This is Gotye's answer to all of those Jedi masters, disillusioned Obama voters and aspiring musicians who have taken a stab at "Somebody That I Used to Know." The Belgian-born Australian musician painstakingly remixed dozens of covers of his most popular song into "…

  6. Four-Play: Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lloyd, & Keyshia Cole

    August 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar drowns, Rick Ross cruises, Lloyd gets down and Keyshia Cole goes crazy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Kendrick, Ross, Lloyd and Keyshia. In the video for "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar explores the darker sides of alcohol. The…

  7. Foster the People: Next Album to Be 'Celebratory' With 'More Grit'

    June 12, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Foster The People's sophomore album will have "surprises around every corner" according to frontman Mark Foster -- though the project is in the very earliest stages of planning right now. "I think it's going to take a lot of left turns," Foster tells Billboard…

  8. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. The live shows, which began Monday with the…

  10. Kid Cudi, Dot Da Genius Preview 'WZRD' Album in NYC

    February 24, 2012 3:25 PM EST As Kid Cudi unveiled his debut collaboration with producer, Dot Da Genius, "WZRD," at yesterday's NYC listening (Feb. 23), it was evident he had a few things to get off his chest. Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius Debut First Song off 'WZRD': Listen "I'll root…

  11. Beyonce Readies Two Albums For 2012

    February 15, 2012 12:30 PM EST Queen Bey' never sleeps. Though giving birth to hers and Jay-Z 's first child, Blue Ivy Carter, just over a month ago, Beyoncé continues to put in work. The singer is working on not one but two new projects slated for 2012. Blue Ivy Photos: Baby's First Pictures Posted Online…

  12. Love Doctor's Juiciest Moments: Lloyd, Big Sean, Robin Thicke, Das Racist & Amber Rose

    February 14, 2012 1:40 PM EST Over here at Billboard.com, we celebrate love every day. Exhibit A: The Juice's viral series, Love Doctor. Every month we ask one of your favorite musicians -- male or female -- to answer your juiciest love and sex questions. There's no filter. From the start, a confessional…

  13. Dr. Dog Heads Back to the Proverbial Basement For 'Be The Void'

    February 08, 2012 9:00 AM EST For their second Anti-album, the members of Dr. Dog had as clear a vision as they did its predecessor "Shame, Shame," the only project the band recorded in a studio outside its Philadelphia base. Having used an outside producer for "Shame, Shame," the band returned to self…

  14. Beyonce, Adele Pay Tribute to Etta James

    January 20, 2012 4:50 PM EST The timeless voice of Etta James has inspired countless listeners for decades, and following her passing today , her vocal successors are paying tribute. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last' | Photos: Etta Through the Years On her website, R&B star Beyoncé wrote: "…

  15. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1,…

  16. Bush Back Atop Alternative Songs With Self-Released 'The Sound of Winter'

    October 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT B ush notches its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs chart since 1999, and its fifth overall, as "The Sound of Winter" rises 3-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (Oct. 20) on Billboard.com). The first single from "The Sea of Memories,…

  17. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a pre-"Evolution" Robin Thicke .…

  18. Scott Vener Q&A: Meet The Man Behind 'Entourage's' Music

    August 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener ( @brokemogul ), who started as a music consultant and took the reins as the show's music…

  19. Win VIP Tickets to the Dave Matthews Band Caravan!

    August 12, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The Dave Matthews Band has hit the road for a series of three-day festivals -- the Dave Matthews Band Caravan -- and thanks to Brita FilterForGood and Billboard.com, you have the chance to attend the festival VIP-style when it swings through New York City! We've teamed up with Brita to…

  20. This Week in Apps: iTunes Festival, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Mix-N-Match, Instagram

    June 24, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest music apps available for your mobile device. iTunes Festival London Live Nation released an app for the iTunes Festival London, which will allow users to stream performances from the music festival live on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. It's a free app that…

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