1. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  2. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-waited first single from Madonna's…

  3. When Will Deer Tick Split? 'If Someone Dies or Quits'

    November 18, 2011 11:50 AM EST Founder John McCauley Says 'Nobody at This Point Could Be Replaced' With its fourth album, "Divine Providence," Rhode Island's Deer Tick has finally become "a real band" -- which is what founder John McCauley says he originally envisioned seven years ago. …

  4. Rihanna Unveils 'You da One' Single: Listen

    November 11, 2011 9:50 AM EST As promised, Rihanna has unveiled "You da One," the second single from her sixth studio album "Talk That Talk," 10 days before the album's release. The pop star let fans "unlock" the song on her Facebook page beginning Friday morning (Nov. 11). Slated as the…

  5. Fitz & The Tantrums Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    November 03, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Our Tastemakers video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. For Fitz and The…

  6. Florence Welch's Fashion: 'It's Not Inner Turmoil. It's Total Escapism'

    October 04, 2011 11:30 PM EDT Florence Welch graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine , and while the singer revealed her musical inspirations in the piece, I thought it would be beyond appropriate to see what makes this fiery singer's style tick. The Florence + The Machine singer not only inspires…

  7. Kylie Minogue Celebrates Onstage Gay Marriage Proposal

    June 24, 2011 12:35 PM EDT It was an engagement to be remembered, as one lucky fan proposed to his longtime boyfriend at the Perth, Australia stop of Kylie Mingoue 's Aphrodite Tour on Wednesday (June 22). Watch below. In the middle of the show, Benjamin McHardy asked beau Scott Goodhill to marry him on their…

  8. 29 Black Music Milestones: Sugarhill Gang Pioneers Hip-Hop

    February 10, 2011 5:07 PM EST Formed in New York City in the late 70s, the Sugarhill Gang is one of the pioneering acts of hip-hop. Their 1979 single, "Rapper's Delight," was arguably the first rap song to be played on the radio and the first hip-hop single to become a Top 40 chart hit, reaching No. 36 on…

  9. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

  10. Ask Billboard: Analyzing 'American Idol'

    October 01, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. THIS ... IS (YOUR…

  11. Elvis' Granddaughter Eyes Role in 'Mad Max' Movie

    August 10, 2010 1:25 PM EDT Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , is in talks to nab a role in "Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movies from writer-director George Miller. Miller also is producing with Doug Mitchell. The movie's plot is being kept secret, but…

  12. Michael Jackson's Last Home Up for Sale

    August 04, 2010 10:53 PM EDT The Los Angeles mansion where Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest last year is up for sale, with an asking price of $28.9 million, celebrity property website The Real Estalker said on Wednesday. Jackson was renting the seven-bedroom French Chateau-style house, located in the swanky…

  13. Stereo Total, "Baby Ouh!"

    June 01, 2010 10:06 AM EDT Stereo Total 's newest release, "Baby Ouh!," serves up the French-German electro-pop duo's biggest helping of kitsch and quirk to date. But band members Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring might've gone overboard this time around. With a recurring carnival-like theme,…

  14. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  15. Franz Ferdinand Get Dub Infusion With 'Blood' Release

    April 22, 2009 1:50 PM EDT Scottish rock outfit Franz Ferdinand will release "Blood," its second album of 2009, on June 1 through Domino. The nine song set is a dub version of the group's third album, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," which was released this past January. "Blood" was…

  16. Katy Perry / April 7, 2009 / New York (The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza)

    April 15, 2009 3:14 PM EDT Katy Perry was surrounded by giant, inflatable fruit and a Hello Kitty doll when she hit the stage at New York City's Irving Plaza Tuesday night for her "Hello Kitty" tour, but it was ultimately her cheeky performance and banter that sweetened up the sold-out crowd. After an…

  17. Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids / Dec. 8, 2008 / Portland, Ore.

    December 17, 2008 5:05 PM EST Christmas gifts from 94/7 FM come in bigger packages: the Portland alternative station's "December to Remember" concert series features eight bands over four evenings, instead of one or two nights of tapas-style sets. Thus Franz Ferdinand can showcase songs from album number…

  18. Social Distortion, Motorhead Anchor Musink Tour

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, which will also feature popular tattoo artist and cable TV personali Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung…

  19. A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beginning with the Van Zandt family's deep roots in Texas, debut author Robert Earl Hardy draws on interviews with relatives and friends to delve into the surprisingly normal childhood of <a href="htt Beginning with the Van Zandt family's deep roots in Texas, debut author…

  20. Franz Ferdinand Gets 'Dirty' On New Album

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST "The idea of making a dirty pop record -- this is what has been on our minds," Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos tells Billboard.com of the band's ongoing studio sessions in Glasgow. A new, as-ye "The idea of making a dirty pop record -- this is what has been on our…

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