1. Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed in Alabama

    December 28, 2013 9:50 AM EST :42 p.m.ET: This story has been updated with new information. Up-and-coming rapper Doe B, a member of Grand Hustle's Hustle Gang, was shot and killed in his home town of Montgomery, Ala. early Saturday. He was 22. His management confirmed the MC's death on Twitter. On…

  2. Justin Timberlake On His 'Milestone' Role For 'Inside Llewyn Davis': I Got To 'Write, Sing, Act & Bring It All Together'

    December 23, 2013 3:09 AM EST Justin Timberlake, so often shuttling between movies and music, for once didn't have to choose. In the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" Timberlake plays a supporting role as a cheery, sweater-wearing 1960s folk musician. But he also collaborated with producer T Bone…

  3. Skrillex Announces 2014 String of 'Takeovers' in Brooklyn, San Francisco

    December 02, 2013 9:58 PM EST Skrillex introduced his concept of 'takeovers' -- multi-day jaunts in large cities during which the EDM artist and a score of supporting characters play various venues -- with sets in Los Angeles and New York in 2012. For 2014, he'll reintroduce multiple takeovers across the…

  4. 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons Inks Deal for Reality Show About Male 'Strip' Show

    November 27, 2013 9:40 AM EST And in case you thought 98 Degrees was done. Nope: "We're considering going out on tour next summer, maybe with a different sort of package or lineup" After this summer's Package Tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons has switched…

  5. Carousel, 'Into The Night': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 19, 2013 12:01 PM EST Listen to the latest track from one of the West Coast's most intriguing new pop artists. Carousel, a promising electro-pop duo based in Los Angeles, stepped out in August with their hypnotic debut EP "Palms," and are already ready to return with their sophomore release.…

  6. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  7. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  8. CODE Picks of the Week: Groove Armada & Brodanse, Borgore & Victor Niglio and More

    November 08, 2013 5:18 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Groove Armada & Brodanse featuring Cari Golden: “Sweat” [Armada Music]   Even run through several distortion effects, Golden…

  9. Katy Perry Hosts Famous Friends, Previews Next Tour at Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    October 24, 2013 12:33 PM EDT The long lashes. The jet black hair. The space-age purple lipstick. Armed with her signature hits, Katy Perry emerged in full glory during a chilly night in Los Angeles that warmed up at every move, only to be punctuated by a fireworks spectacle that lit up the night sky.   As the…

  10. Deadmau5 Brings mau5trap Label to Astralwerks: GM Glenn Mendlinger Talks Deal

    October 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT The DJ/producer’s new label boss talks about a global strategy for expanding sales in 2014. Iconic American electronic music label Astralwerks announced this morning that it has inked a deal with headline-grabbing, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) through the…

  11. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford Lead Night of 'OMG Moments' at 'Inside llewyn Davis' Concert

    September 30, 2013 9:35 AM EDT When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perform instead. Then he introduced Elvis Costello…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: Morten and Candyland, AlunaGeorge and Tchami, Javeon and More

    September 27, 2013 4:48 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and tell us what you think in the comments section. Morten: “Look Closer” (Candyland remix) [PRMD] Krewella’s Get Wet tour openers Candyland rearrange Avicii’s buddy Morten Breum’s…

  13. Ask Billboard: Will Miley Cyrus Score Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

    September 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT In our latest mailbag, a look at acts who've notched multiple No. 2 hits, but no No. 1s, on various charts. Plus, some of the Hot 100's top current hits recall the past, while tomorrow marks a notable anniversary As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well…

  14. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next year when he and his Judas Priest bandmates…

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  16. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  17. Maroon 5 Talks 'Fun' Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson

    August 01, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Like others before him, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine is trying to ascertain if headlining the 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour comes with perks -- like maybe a free Honda Civic? MAROON 5 UPCLOSE • M5's Next Album in 'Early Stages' • Maroon 5's 10 Biggest Hits •…

  18. Eagles to Reopen the Forum

    July 30, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The band will play three concerts in January at the iconic venue, now owned by the Madison Square Garden Co. The Eagles will play three inaugural concerts when the Forum, Los Angeles' premier concert venue from the late 1960s until 1999, reopens in January. The Eagles, who played…

  19. Maroon 5 in 'Early Stages' of New Album

    July 29, 2013 10:05 PM EDT The band has a batch of "darker songs," but the set's still seeking a direction. Though the band is still touring to promote 2012's platinum "Overexposed," Maroon 5 is already at work on its follow-up, according to guitarist James Valentine. "It's…

  20. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

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