1. Alanis Morissette on 'Havoc and Bright Lights': 'It's an Exciting Time'

    August 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "I'll be your angel on call, I'll be on demand/The greatest honor of all, as your guardian," Alanis Morissette sings on "Guardian," the first single off new studio album "Havoc and Bright Lights." Out tomorrow (Aug. 28), the set is far different from…

  2. 2NE1 Invades America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Phenomenon

    August 23, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Billboard exclusively goes backstage at K-Pop darlings 2NE1's first U.S. arena show. "I have to kill it. They've been waiting so long, I just have to kill it," says CL, leader of K-pop sensation 2NE1 . It's almost 9:30 p.m. and she and her bandmember's Prudential…

  3. Grammy Nominations Concert Moving to Nashville

    August 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent. The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena. This is the fifth time The Recording Academy has held "The…

  4. Ciara's New Song, 'Livin' It Up': Listen

    August 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Before debuting her official single," Sorry ," off "One Woman Army," Ciara teases fans with "Livin' It Up." The feel-good track, released via Cosmopolitan , samples a bit of Kid 'N Play's "Rollin' With Kid 'N Play" and infuses…

  5. Keith Urban Talks Love of Nashville

    August 16, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Keith Urban has made no secret of his love for Nashville -- past and present, and those emotions shine through loud and clear as the Capitol Nashville recording artist recently took viewers around Music City for an episode of "Going Home" on Ram Country on Yahoo! Music . In his…

  6. Alex Gaudino feat. Taboo in 'I Don't Wanna Dance': Video Premiere

    August 15, 2012 4:15 PM EDT If you don't wanna dance, then we don't recommend watching the latest video from Alex Gaudino , an Italian DJ/producer who has taken Europe by storm and is ready to do the same in America. Gaudino has teamed up with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas , who continues to branch out on his…

  7. Why Mariah Carey Released Three Versions of 'Triumphant' Single

    August 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT "Most people probably don't understand this, but you always play to what's best for the song," Randy Jackson says. With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During a Def Jam conference call with media on Aug.…

  8. Five Finger Death Punch Keeping 'Creative Muscle' Sharp on Tour

    August 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Band plans to start tracking fourth album in mid-January. As it nears the one-year anniversary of its third album, "American Capitalist," Five Finger Death Punch is putting on the gloves in preparation for its follow-up. Guitarist Jason Hook tells Billboard.com that the headbanging…

  9. Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Saturday's Lollapalooza 2012 lineup featured a host of marquee headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers , Avicii and Frank Ocean , but the literal showstopper of the festival's second day was Mother Nature. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live Saturday • Photos: Backstage &…

  10. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

  11. The Wallflowers' 7-Year Hiatus Was a 'Good, Healthy Break,' Says Dylan

    August 02, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Jakob Dylan never doubted that the Wallflowers would get back together to make another album, even as the group's hiatus stretched to nearly seven years from its last album. "Knowing everybody as well as I do, I knew we would," Dylan tells Billboard.com. "Glad All Over,…

  12. Mary J. Blige, 'What's The 411?' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    July 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc. Mary J. Blige has sung the block's blues from the pit of her heart since the birth of her career in the early 90s. Exactly twenty years ago (July 28, 1992), the world was introduced to the singer's vocal prowess and honesty -- inner to outer appearance -…

  13. O.A.R. Embrace Olympic Spirit, Prep Live DVD Release

    July 25, 2012 6:10 PM EDT It's fair to say that the members of O.A.R. are, er, charged up about this year's Summer Olympics. The quintet is part of the festivities thanks to "Champions," a track it recorded with B.o.B. for battery maker Duracell that's available for free download via its…

  14. Snoop Dogg Becomes Snoop Lion, Releases Reggae Song 'La La La'

    July 23, 2012 11:45 AM EDT On Friday (July 20), Snoop Dogg unleashed his alter-ego, Snoop Lion, in effort to introduce his upcoming album, "Reincarnated." "La La La," the album's first single, is not a typical Snoop track though. It's reggae. As odd as that may sound at first, the Major…

  15. Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Invading Hipster Central With My Father

    July 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you a trill n---a..." "Get your motherfucking hands up!" That first quote is from A$AP Rocky, who's working the crowd at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival like a man possessed and grinning from ear-to-ear like a six-year-old with a secret. The second quote is from…

  16. Rockie Fresh: Why He Joined Rick Ross' Team Instead of Diddy's

    July 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT It's been a quick ride to the top for Rockie Fresh, the latest artist to join Rick Ross ' growing stable of top-flight talent with Maybach Music Group. After all, the young MC is only 21 years old and just signed his first major label deal last week. "I've been managing…

  17. Sunny Sweeney Prepares For Country Throwdown Tour's Nashville Stop

    June 29, 2012 4:10 PM EDT The third annual Country Throwdown Tour Fired Up by Kingsford® has had fans clamoring for more at each stop, and as the tour prepares to come to a close with a July 8 Nashville stop at The Woods at Fontanel, the buzz is being heard all around Music City. Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Justin…

  18. Insane Clown Posse's 'Mighty Death Pop' May Be Its Last Physical Album

    June 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Rap duo has also decided not to tour behind its latest epic LP. Insane Clown Posse views its upcoming album, "The Mighty Death Pop!," as "the last ode to the physical CD" -- which is why the Detroit rap duo is issuing it in three separate versions, each with an elaborate…

  19. Tim McGraw Previews Four New Songs

    June 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Tim McGraw recently made news with his signing with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records. On Friday afternoon, he took time to share with a few industry insiders some of the new music that he has been working on for his debut for the label. The four cuts that he showcased included a few…

  20. Hot Chip Video Track-By-Track: 'In Our Heads'

    June 07, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Live strings, time spent in a proper studio rather than the band's usual reliance on home recording, baby sounds and even Buddhist monks are just a few of the elements that flavor Hot Chip's brand new fifth studio album, "In Our Heads." Watch above as the British…

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