1. Gimme Five: Matthew Morrison's Favorite 'Glee' Performances (Video)

    June 28, 2013 4:10 PM EDT During a stop at the Billboard studios last month to promote his new album "Where It All Began," Matthew Morrison -- the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star best known for playing Will Schuester on Fox's "Glee" -- broke down his love of Broadway, collaborating…

  2. Gimme Five: Frankmusik's Favorite Pop Albums

    June 18, 2013 5:47 PM EDT The singer-songwriter describes his Daft Punk love and why he'll never watch "The Bodyguard" in Pop Shop's latest Gimme Five. Frankmusik has been incredibly busy lately: the British pop artist is in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour and just released his…

  3. Frankmusik Returns With Third Album, First Headlining U.S. Tour

    April 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT U.K. artist's upcoming full-length will contain his own brand of "sugary day madness." After a tumultuous few years, British pop singer-songwriter Frankmusik is back. Following a split from Island Records U.K. in 2011, the now-indie artist is prepping the release of his…

  4. Gimme Five: Colette Carr Discusses Her Biggest Musical Influences

    February 04, 2013 5:30 PM EST Colette Carr has been making music at an absolutely furious over the past year: the 22-year-old Cherrytree/Interscope artist began releasing four-song EPs every two months beginning last November with "The Skitszo Collection (Part 1)," and will continue to do so until her debut…

  5. Ask Billboard: Olympic-Sized Gold (Medal) Records

    July 29, 2012 6:05 AM EDT The latest reader mailbag looks at Olympic theme songs, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, No Doubt and Washington, D.C.'s best musicians. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/1/2011

    October 01, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @yelyahwilliams : Happy 2nd birthday to our 3rd album,…

  7. Frankmusik Hits Electro-Pop Jackpot: Teams With Erasure for New Album & Tour

    July 29, 2011 7:00 PM EDT It may sound a little corny, but one can't help but think that Frankmusik is having a full-circle moment. The 25-year-old electronic/pop singer/producer not only landed the plum gig of producing electro-pop pioneers Erasure 's new album "Tomorrow's World" (due in…

  8. Frankmusik Earns U.S. Fans with Far*East Movement Collab, Lady Gaga Remix

    February 10, 2011 6:30 AM EST Did you catch Far*East Movement Monday (Feb. 7) night on "Conan" performing its Hot 100 top 10 hit "Rocketeer?" If so, then you may have wondered who was sitting in with the group on piano and subbing for the song's original guest vocalist, an absent Ryan Tedder . The…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 19) after excitedly discussing the video…

  10. Billboard Bits: Quincy Jones Opposes Kanye West Comparisons, Jay-Z On Shooting His Brother

    November 22, 2010 7:26 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Quincy Jones Doesn't Like Kanye West Comparisons Quincy Jones is letting it be known that he's not fond of comparisons to Kanye West , at least not when producing is involved. While many have put the two…

  11. Far*East Movement, "Free Wired"

    October 15, 2010 5:36 PM EDT If Justin Timberlake recorded a "FutureSex/LoveSounds 2.0," it could very well have sounded like Los Angeles Asian-American group Far*East Movement 's debut album, "Free Wired." The set explodes with strong hooks, synths and sparkles, thanks to a hot roster of…

  12. Lady Gaga: Break Those Records, Baby

    August 18, 2010 10:05 AM EDT L ady Gaga couldn't keep her poker face when the nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Aug. 3. The performer gushed to her fans after being honored with a record-breaking 13 nods, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for "Bad…

  13. Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift Sweep in with New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week, as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "Mine" plants the flag on the Songs tally…

  14. Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole Top U.K. Charts

    October 26, 2009 9:56 AM EDT Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke gets a No. 1 debut for her first album "Overcome" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) on the new U.K. chart. But she loses not only top spot on the singles survey with "Bad Boys," featuring Flo Rida , but also…

  15. Win Tickets To Perez Hilton's Tour

    September 09, 2009 3:30 PM EDT Perez Hilton has long staked his claim as "The Queen of All Media," P-Nasty and John Mayer's Twitter rival, but now he can add music tastemaker to the list. The celebrity blogger recently launched his own label imprint under Warner Music, and tomorrow Hilton kicks off a…

  16. Michael Jackson Extends U.K. Album Chart Run, Tinchy Stryder Notches Second Top Single

    August 10, 2009 4:46 PM EDT "The Essential Michael Jackson " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) has given the late singer his longest consecutive run atop the U.K. album chart. Yesterday's (Sunday) new sales figures from the Official Chart Company also saw East London "grime" star Tinchy Stryder…

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