1. Lil Wayne Returns Home, Rocks Madden Super Bowl Party With Big Boi

    February 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Much of pregame festivities at the Super Bowl are centered around music, and considering the sponsorships and dollars thrown to host these affairs, the stakes are high. The name of the game is to get the most media impressions and ultimately, have folks talking about your event well after…

  2. Arrests Made in Deadly Club Fire in Brazil

    January 28, 2013 3:57 PM EST Co-owner of the nightclub and two members of the band reportedly arrested Brazilian police say they’ve made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people. Inspector Ranolfo Vieira Junior said at a Monday press conference…

  3. Gurizada Fandangueira, Band in Brazil Tragedy, Known For Pyrotechnics

    January 27, 2013 4:55 PM EST Brazilian group was performing when nightclub caught fire early on Sunday Gurizada Fandangueira performed about once a month at Kiss nightclub in the southern Brazilian city Santa Maria, where a fire early Sunday morning (Jan. 27) resulted in the death of 233 students attending a party for…

  4. Hundreds Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 12:19 PM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 232 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.…

  5. Patti Page, Country Music Icon, Dead at 85

    January 02, 2013 3:15 PM EST Patti Page, the "Singing Rage" who stumbled across "Tennessee Waltz" and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman. Page was the top-selling female…

  6. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performances by some of the biggest names in music,…

  7. 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…

  8. Big Boi, DMX: Who Remixed Christmas Classics Best?

    December 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST What's better than reciting the rhymed verses of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Listening to Big Boi tell and mid-way rap the children's story right in time for the holidays. There are three key moments in Big Boi's Christmas message -- him jokingly whispering to…

  9. Local Natives Preview 'Hummingbirds' at Private Show

    December 17, 2012 6:50 PM EST Band talks "personal, direct album" at KCRW concert The Local Natives performed eight of the 11 songs from their upcoming second album "Hummingbirds" at a Dec. 13 private concert for Santa Monica radio station KCRW that will be broadcast Jan. 11 on the Morning Becomes…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Brings Marriage, Cancer, Ice Skating & 'Love Actually'

    December 14, 2012 3:15 PM EST The one truth of "Glee" is the Christmas episode always involves a plethora of holiday sweet with just a dash of WTF. Last year we had that WTF as a midpoint retro holiday special segment, and this year they're going more the holiday movie route to spread the weirdness across…

  11. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, Big Boi treated fans to such skill when…

  12. Jenni Rivera: Female Voice of a Musical Family Dynasty

    December 10, 2012 7:30 PM EST   In the early hours of Sunday, December 2, Jenni Rivera made a surprise appearance on stage at a rodeo in Texcoco, Mexico, where her brother, corrido star Lupillo Rivera, was performing. It was an emotional reunion for the siblings, who were publicly known to be estranged in recent years.…

  13. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson, there's a little something for…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Dr. Elmo's 'Grandma' Gets Her Revenge

    December 07, 2012 11:05 AM EST The inimitable Christmas classic tops a Billboard chart for the first time in 27 years. The holiday season brings a gift for Dr. Elmo, whose classic "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (credited to Elmo & Patsy) returns to the top of a Billboard survey for the first time in 27…

  15. Christina Perri "Very Merry Perri Christmas" Video Track By Track

    December 03, 2012 6:15 PM EST Singer-songwriter Christina Perri didn't wait long in her career to share an album of holiday tunes with the world. Her new EP, "A Very Merry Perri Christmas," includes Christmas classics like "Ave Maria," modern favorites like John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "…

  16. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  17. Barry Manilow, Richard Marx Return To AC Top 10

    December 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Manilow lands his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Marx makes his first visit to the region since 1998. As the format continues to focus heavily on holiday music, Barry Manilow collects his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Richard Marx makes his first…

  18. Gretchen Wilson Unleashing Classic Rock Set in 2013

    December 03, 2012 9:35 AM EST 'Redneck Woman' Also Prepping EP of Originals; Playing Bonfire Jam Fest on Dec. 8 There's a party going on this weekend in Santa Rosa County, Florida called the Bonfire Jam , and organizers are pulling out all the stops. There will be bull riding, calf roping, and what has been…

  19. Holiday Music Central 2012

    November 30, 2012 5:00 PM EST _ _ Chart Article _ _ Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Pop Presents From pop star perfumes to concert dvds, there's something for everyone. _ The 10 Hottest Holiday Albums 2012 The best of this year's seasonal albums, including Cee Lo and Rod Stewart. _ Eli Young Band Sings "Home For…

  20. 10 Hottest Holiday Albums of 2012

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST If it seems like everyone is putting out a Christmas album this year, it's no coincidence: holiday albums have become one of the few surefire ways to still sell music. Not only was Michael Buble's "Christmas" the second biggest seller last year, the top 200 holiday albums…

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