1. Miley Cyrus' Top 10 Best Singles (So Far)

    May 31, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Can't wait for "We Can't Stop"? Listen to this rundown of Miley's top radio cuts to date. On Monday (June 3), Miley Cyrus officially returns with "We Can't Stop," the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced first single from her forthcoming fourth studio album,…

  2. Daft Punk Reveal 'Random Access Memories' Vinyl: Video and Photos

    May 13, 2013 9:56 AM EDT With the release of Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" only a week-and-change away (May 21 on Columbia), the pioneering dance duo are pulling the shrink-wrap off the set with a new video giving fans a first look at the album's vinyl packaging. Set in what resembles a…

  3. Lil Wayne Loses Pepsi Deal Over Emmett Till Lyric Controversy

    May 03, 2013 5:54 PM EDT PepsiCo is cutting its ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain Dew soda. Earlier this week, PepsiCo also pulled an online ad…

  4. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  5. Joe Bonamassa Taps Quieter Side with 'Acoustic Evening' Live Album

    March 18, 2013 10:54 PM EDT "This is the first time I ever decided to do a full-on, whole-hog acoustic show," Bonamassa says of the surprising DVD and live CD. We've grown used to seeing Joe Bonamassa with an electric guitar in his hands since he was a teen prodigy. But he his new CD and DVD -- "An…

  6. Justin Timberlake Wraps 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Stay with 'History of Rap 4' and Old Hits

    March 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Timberlake and Fallon rapped classics from Snoop, Biggie, Slick Rick and 50. Then JT performed his oldies. Yesterday Justin Timberlake wrapped up his week-long residency as guest performer on” Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” During the four days prior, Justin’s sat on the couch to chat…

  7. Blues Great Magic Slim Dies at 75

    February 21, 2013 11:21 PM EST Magic Slim, a dynamic guitarist who helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues, died Feb. 21 in a Philadelphia hospital. He was 75. Born Morris Holt in Torrance, Mississippi in 1937, Slim’s recording career ran from the sixties through to recent times, built on his peerless…

  8. Lil Wayne Offends Family of Emmett Till With Vulgar Lyric

    February 14, 2013 7:17 AM EST Epic chief L.A. Reid apologizes to family of murdered teen; label says they'll pull down the song, a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric…

  9. 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…

  10. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  11. Analysis: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking continues to track the trends at, and reveal the realities of, U.S. mainstream top 40 radio. The…

  12. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  13. Guns N' Roses, 'Appetite For Destruction' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    July 21, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article Guns N' Roses, 'Appetite For Destruction' At 25 Twenty-five years ago exactly, GNR welcomed the world to their jungle. Billboard.com takes a look back at each song on the band's classic debut. by Christa Titus Certified 18-times platinum and named the best…

  14. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  15. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Coachella Set: Hits, Guests and a Tupac Resurrection

    April 16, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Rap legends joined by Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa & more Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurrect Tupac Shakur from the dead? Dr. Dre and…

  16. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/22/2011

    October 22, 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 @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @SnoopDogg : Keep ya headup lindsay lohan! Wow! Revoked probation…

  17. Butch Walker's Second Project With The Black Widows Is Bigger and Rougher

    August 28, 2011 9:44 AM EDT When Butch Walker records an album under his own name, it's usually sandwiched between jobs producing for others. His new album, "The Spade," his sixth and second with his band the Black Widows, came together after Walker spent the spring in sessions with Gavin DeGraw , Panic!…

  18. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 4

    August 15, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  19. Snoop Dogg Honors Nate Dogg with Warren G, Diddy at SXSW Show

    March 20, 2011 10:50 AM EDT A name like Snoop Dogg 's Funk n Soul Extravaganza, which the rapper presented on Saturday night at South By Southwest, has the sound of something out of the norm. But in truth the show didn't differ a great deal from what Snoop usually offers when he hits the stage -- which was…

  20. Ponderosa, "Moonlight Revival"

    February 12, 2011 5:44 PM EST This Atlanta quartet's brand of country-flavored Southern rock isn't quite the soundtrack that Ben Cartwright and the boys might have chosen. But like hometown forebears the Black Crowes, Ponderosa stirs a wide array of sources into the mix on its debut album, "Moonlight…

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