1. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  2. TLC Reunites For Mixtape Festival

    April 29, 2013 6:11 PM EDT Jonas Brothers, NKOTB, Train also on board for second annual fest. The annual Mixtape Festival has announced its 2013 lineup, and among the pop artists performing are the surviving members of groundbreaking girl group TLC. Eleven years after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  3. Ghostface's 'Twelve Reasons To Die': Soul Temple's Perry Breaks Down Rollout

    April 26, 2013 12:57 PM EDT In the midst of the Wu-Tang Clan's reunion tour and forthcoming 20th anniversary album, Ghostface Killah released "Twelve Reasons to Die," which debuts at No. 27 on this week’s Billboard 200. Seven Months Ago After Wu-Tang mastermindthe RZA officially launched Soul Temple…

  4. Lauryn Hill Sets the Record Straight on her Finances, Admits New Music is in the Pipeline

    April 26, 2013 3:02 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has broken her silence on that whopping tax bill, her reported new contract with Sony Music and the new tunes she’s working on. The ex-Fugee has posted a 353-word missive on her Tumblr page , in which she admits much of the media ruckus on her complicated set of affairs is…

  5. Miguel Shows Punk Side on 'SNL,' Rips Through 'Adorn' and 'How Many Drinks'

    April 14, 2013 11:15 AM EDT R&B singer Miguel helped facilitate some babymaking last night during uber-sexy, guitar-scorched performances of his tracks "Adorn" and "How Many Drinks" on "Saturday Night Live." Compared to the former song's slickly produced studio version, the …

  6. The Band Perry Gets It 'Done' On Hot Country Songs Chart

    March 21, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The sibling trio launches its new single at No. 23. Plus, Darius Rucker storms the top five and Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift's new duet soars The Band Perry draws Hot Shot Debut applause at No. 23 on Hot Country Songs with "Done.," the second single from "Pioneer,"…

  7. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:24 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “supergroup” Kings of Chaos. Australian fans of…

  8. Kanye West's Style: Why You Should Love His Wild Stage Threads

    December 31, 2012 3:50 PM EST "Don't talk about style," Kanye West orders on "Cold," the emphatic single from his G.O.O.D. Music album "Cruel Summer." "I'll motherfuckin' embarrass you." It's a bold statement. Still, it hasn't stopped many from making West…

  9. The Year In EDM 2012: Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Skrillex Get Massive

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space.   But there was a rub: Despite moving tickets, SHM wasn't selling music at anywhere near…

  10. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Five, Bedlam in Berlin

    November 19, 2012 1:20 PM EST Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. 16) , Paris (Nov. 17) , Berlin (Nov. 18),…

  11. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los Angeles after a 13-hour flight from Seoul.…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Thumbs Up For Adele's Movie Move

    October 19, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The singer continues the tradition of artists following smash albums with silver-screen hits to tide fans over. The big screen is giving STARTING 'TROUBLE': As she roars in at No. 3 with "I Knew You Were Trouble.," Taylor Swift notches her 50th Billboard Hot 100 entry.…

  13. Swedish House Mafia Holds Off Adele, Snags First U.K. No. 1 Single

    October 15, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Adele 's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia 's "Don't You Worry Child" (Virgin/EMI)…

  14. Hot Tours: Linkin Park & Incubus, Journey, Enrique and J-Lo

    September 24, 2012 2:30 PM EDT The Honda Civic Tour, co-headlined by rock acts Linkin Park and Incubus, score this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking as the annual sponsored rock concert makes its way through North America. The 2012 edition, with MuteMath also on the bill, launched on August 11 at the outdoor amphitheater…

  15. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift,…

  16. Fatboy Slim's 'Big Beach Bootique' Heads to Theaters

    August 20, 2012 1:30 PM EDT It was the namesake of a generation's worth of dance music, and the cornerstone of Alabama: Wynnsong 16 - Mobile, AL Regency Square 12 - Florence AL Carmike 12 - Dothan AL Summit 16 - Birmingham, AL Wynnsong 16 - Auburn, AL Arkansas: Carmike 14 - Fort Smith, AR California: Rave 18 - Los…

  17. Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' Shows No Sign of Sinking

    August 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT How a Song About a Slow Boat Became One of Country's Hottest Songs "Who would have thought a song about motor boating at this point in our career would cause such a ruckus?" Little Big Town 's Karen Fairchild said backstage after a recent performance in New York. Hailed by…

  18. Hot Tours: Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden

    July 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Madonna 's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out concerts during her tour through European…

  19. Kylie Minogue's 'Timebomb' Explodes: New Single & Video Released

    May 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues her year-long celebration of her 25 years in the music business with the release of her new single and video for "Timebomb." The single was released in the early hours of May 25 globally via iTunes, who is exclusively selling the track until May 30.…

  20. Track Review: Of Monsters and Men, 'Little Talks'

    April 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT OF MONSTERS AND MEN "Little Talks" (4:26) Producers: Of Monsters and Men, Aron Arnarsson Writer: Of Monsters and Men Publishers: Amar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson/Brynjar Leifsson/Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir/Ragnar Porhallsson (BMI) Skrimslehflaekjaras 1/Universal Republic One could…

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