1. Emmy Rossum Q&A: A ‘Sentimental’ Return to Music for the 'Shameless' Star

    February 06, 2013 9:51 AM EST Actress talks first album since 2007, why it took so long and whether the "Phantom of the Opera" star wishes she'd been a part of "Les Mis" Emmy Rossum is a versatile performer with a growing list of movie credits and a starring role as Fiona Gallagher in the…

  2. Cee Lo Green and Goodie Mob Tackle Covers and Hits at ESPN Super Bowl Party

    February 02, 2013 9:35 AM EST The Atlanta hip-hop crew eventually turned a too-cool crowd crazy. Right after midnight on Friday (Feb. 2), Cee Lo Green took the stage at the ESPN the Magazine party, and the crowd of athletes, famous faces, and behind-the-scenes moneymakers rushed the stage. The Cee Lo Green they…

  3. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  4. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. 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,…

  5. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  6. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  7. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  8. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  9. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  10. Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Care for Dying Dog

    November 20, 2012 5:05 PM EST Fiona Apple has canceled the latest leg of her worldwide tour to care for her sick dog, whom she says is currently on her death bed. In a handwritten letter posted online Tuesday (Nov. 20), the singer recalls adopting her pitbull Janet at 21 years old. The dog, 4 months old at the time, was a…

  11. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  12. One Direction, 'Take Me Home': Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2012 3:20 PM EST When Simon Cowell issues a challenge, the pop world tends to accept it. That's what happened with One Direction on album number two, arriving in the U.S. eight months after its predecessor. Following the massive success of "Up All Night" and the single "What Makes You…

  13. J. Cole Announces Sophomore Album, 'Born Sinner'

    November 06, 2012 11:35 AM EST J. Cole has announced the details of "Born Sinner," the follow-up to his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." The new album is due out Jan. 28, 2013. The North Carolina rapper broke the news on Monday night (Nov. 5) during a UStream, and released the following…

  14. Ne-Yo, Reps Talk 'R.E.D.' Album & Universal Motown Gig

    November 05, 2012 2:10 PM EST "I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." That was one of Ne-Yo 's first messages to industry colleagues who attended his intimate showcase at New York's Joe's Pub on Oct. 23, a message that also…

  15. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're prone to do. But this early-2011 exhibition…

  16. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island's Hofstra University. But whereas Obama…

  17. 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,…

  18. Punch Brothers' Chris Thile Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

    October 01, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Musician Chris Thile has fretted his way to a MacArthur "genius" grant. The mandolinist is best known for his work with the Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek . He told the Associated Press he thought the foundation's calls were a political robocall before his tour manager looked…

  19. Fiona Apple Apologizes to Fans for Arrest 'Bulls***'

    September 26, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Fiona Apple addressed her recent arrest at a New Orleans performance on Monday, apologizing for the headlines -- though not for her alleged drug possession. "I'm really, really sorry that all the work that we did is being overshadowed by all this bullshit," she told the crowd.…

  20. The Beat 9/21: Shakira's Pregnant, Fiona Apple Arrested

    September 21, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, September 21 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. takes to the…

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