1. Fiona Apple Arrested for Hash Possession

    September 20, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Fiona Apple was arrested Wednesday in a Texas town notorious for catching celebrities with drugs. According to TMZ , hashish and a small amount of marijuana was found on the singer's tour bus during a search in the small border town of Sierra Blanca. The "Shadowboxer" singer…

  2. Watch Regina Spektor's Live Tastemakers Session

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT New York based piano pop songstress Regina Spektor plays three songs; talks "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." Regina Spektor Tastemakers PHOTOS: Regina Spektor's Session "I don't know if I really believe in genre divisions," admits Regina Spektor as she…

  3. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  4. Fashion Week NYC: Top 10 Songs for the Runway

    September 05, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Getty Images Models are lining up, hems are being sewn, and an array of spring fashions are about to sweep through Lincoln Center for the semi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But everyone knows that New York Fashion Week is never just about the clothes. Musicians will be performing at…

  5. Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Celebrate Michael Jackson at Pepsi & Billboard Summer Beats

    August 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Swizz Beatz Rocks DJ Set at NYC Blowout on MJ's 54th Birthday Some of R&B's biggest stars paid tribute to the King of Pop on Wednesday night. At Billboard and Pepsi's latest Summer Beats concert, Ne-Yo , Melanie Fiona , Swizz Beatz and DJ Cassidy performed at New York'…

  6. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' to Be Honored at Pepsi/Billboard Concert

    August 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz and DJ Cassidy will honor the King of Pop with tribute performances Pepsi will continue its year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson 's "Bad" tonight (Aug. 29) at New York City's Gotham Hall with performances from…

  7. Candid Covers: Melanie Fiona Sings Alanis Morissette

    August 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "'Ironic' by Alanis Morissette is just a great song that just really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid," Melanie Fiona said of the song she performed at her Billboard Candid Covers session. "That was a special song for me back then because it really made me…

  8. Candid Covers: Wynter Gordon Sings Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn'

    July 31, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "It's one of those songs that defines my youth," Wynter Gordon said of Natalie Imbruglia "Torn," the song she covered for her Billboard Candid Covers session. The '90s song was a small moment of influence in her childhood that helped to shape the big picture in…

  9. D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 13, 2012 12:45 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo , stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies, sly two-steps and his signature falsetto.…

  10. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, Katy Perry, Fiona Apple

    June 30, 2012 9:05 AM EDT LMFAO has something new to celebrate: the longest Hot 100 residence for a former No. 1 in the chart's 54-year history. UP, UP AND 'AWAKE': As "Wide Awake" bullets at No. 4 on the Hot 100, Katy Perry ascends to the Pop Songs top 10 with the track, which blasts 14-9 in…

  12. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Fiona Apple Lead Billboard 200 Debuts

    June 27, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "Believe" arrives, as expected, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The singer's set sold 374,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the largest bow of the year and Bieber's highest sales frame. …

  13. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Justin Bieber 's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe" will easily debut at No. 1 on the…

  14. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney Headed for Top Two on Billboard 200

    June 20, 2012 7:38 PM EDT Justin Bieber 's just-released "Believe" album has all but locked up a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album will sell in the range of 410,000 to 440,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 24. It is poised to earn the…

  15. Four Play: 2 Chainz, Melanie Fiona, Kelly Rowland, T.I.

    June 19, 2012 6:55 PM EDT Melanie Fiona clocks-in, 2 Chainz gets monochromatic, Kelly Rowland embraces summer and T.I. keeps it classy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring, Melanie Fiona, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, T.I., with a bonus treat from B.o.B. Melanie Fiona pleads for a second chance in…

  16. Fan Challenge: Write A 23-Word Review of Fiona Apple's New Album

    June 19, 2012 3:10 PM EDT Over the course of her career, Fiona Apple has established herself as the master of: haunting alt-pop compositions, taking her time between records, and of course, the wordy album title! After releasing a (fantastic) album in 1999 with a 90-word title that was quickly shortened to "When…

  17. Candid Covers: Yuna Sings Incubus

    June 19, 2012 11:50 AM EDT "I grew up in Malaysia, and all the kids there, they love Incubus. And 'I Miss You' is kind of like one song everybody knows," said indie rock songstress Yuna, before launching into a cover of the band's late-'90s track. Even today, she still looks back on those…

  18. Fiona Apple's "The Idler Wheel...": Track-by-Track Review

    June 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Fiona Apple is completely okay with declaring "it's not you, it's me." As much as she takes the brunt of her own lyrical lashings on fourth album "The Idler Wheel…," she saves just enough guilt to share amongst former lovers. Most adult relationships require a…

  19. Fiona Apple: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 18, 2012 2:30 PM EDT A few days after her Billboard interview, Fiona Apple will leave her home in Venice, Calif., for a month-long tour supporting her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do." This is remarkable…

  20. Watch Fiona Apple Fight Her Brain in 'Every Single Night' Video

    June 12, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Snails, gators, octopus hats, a man with a bull's head. Fiona Apple 's new video for her single "Every Single Night" is an abstract, stream-of-consciousness stew of dreamlike imagery from the quirky singer. Apple sings in a particularly tortured fashion on the track, which…

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