1. Bonnie McKee on Solo Return, Next Project: ‘Britney Spears Called Me’

    February 12, 2013 11:30 PM EST The pop star will be back with a new album this summer after penning hits for Katy Perry and Taio Cruz Bonnie McKee hasn’t released an album since her 2004 debut, “Trouble.” The songwriting powerhouse has been focusing her efforts on creating hits for the likes of Katy Perry and Taio Cruz ,…

  2. Grammys 2013 Preview: Record of the Year

    February 06, 2013 7:02 PM EST A closer look at the six songs that earned Record of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These six songs are all vying for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Song of the Year | Best New Artist Grammys…

  3. Grammys 2013 Preview: Song of the Year

    February 06, 2013 6:23 PM EST A closer look at the stellar tunes that earned Song of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These five tunes are nominated for Song of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Album of the Year | Record of the Year | Best New Artist…

  4. Dido Ends Hiatus, Debuts 'Girl Who Got Away' Songs in London

    February 01, 2013 6:50 PM EST "I won't take so long with the next one," she says at exclusive concert previewing her first album since 2008 Dido made a triumphant live return in London Thursday night (Jan. 31), performing an exclusive acoustic set to invited guests and media at a private members'…

  5. Goo Goo Dolls Cheer Up With 'Rebel Beat'

    January 29, 2013 12:20 PM EST John Rzeznik talks "Rebel Beat," the first single from upcoming album "Magnetic" ... Watch the official lyric video here The cheerful, exuberant tone of the new single "Rebel Beat" is indicative of what the Goo Goo Dolls had in mind for their upcoming 10th…

  6. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," the sibling duo's seventh studio album,…

  7. 'Pussy Riot,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell at Sundance

    January 21, 2013 7:31 AM EST Add "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" to the music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival.   HBO Documentary Films acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. The film, directed and produced by Mike Lerner and Maxim…

  8. 'Pussy Riot,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell at Sundance

    January 21, 2013 7:31 AM EST HBO Documentary Films, Wild Bunch buy-up music docos. Add "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" to the music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival.   HBO Documentary Films acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. The…

  9. Bad Religion's 'True North' Q&A: 'We're Still Creating Our Legacy'

    January 14, 2013 2:00 AM EST Bad Religion dutifully celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010, then immediately continued being a pioneering punk rock fixture. Their sixteenth studioi album, "True North," drops Jan. 22 on Epitaph Records, the label owned by guitarist and founding member Brett Gurewitz. The LP…

  10. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cross the half-million sold mark. It occurred…

  11. Notorious B.I.G. Family Attorney Criticizes LAPD After Autopsy Report

    December 07, 2012 9:39 PM EST An attorney for the family of the Notorious B.I.G. said Friday it's ridiculous that Los Angeles police have not arrested anyone for the rapper's 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner's officials released a long-sealed autopsy report. The report…

  12. 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…

  13. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  14. Ke$ha, 'Warrior': Track-By-Track Review

    December 04, 2012 12:35 PM EST There's no denying the pop lightning-in-a-bottle Ke$ha captured on her breakthrough debut "Animal" and its follow-up EP "Cannibal," producing two Hot 100 No. 1 singles and an impressive list of Top 10 hits. So it's understandable why Dr. Luke and his dream team…

  15. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Cruise Up Country Charts

    November 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Greg Bates Scores First Country Airplay Top 10 With 'Did It for the Girl' Luke Bryan scores his fifth overall and third consecutive leader on the Country Airplay tally, as "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" steps 2-1, interrupting a two-week stand at the summit for Lee Brice's …

  16. 3OH!3 Didn't Try To Overthink New Album

    October 24, 2012 4:55 PM EDT "We just kept writing and didn't think too much about the type of music we were creating," says Sean Foreman about upcoming album "Omens." For its fourth album, "Omens," the dance-pop duo 3OH!3 opted to "go back to basics," working in Nathaniel…

  17. ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards 2012: The Roys, Vince Gill Win Big

    October 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Vince Gill , Chuck Day , Laura Dodd, Chuck Hancock and Complete list of ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards winners: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Chuck Day MALE VOCALIST: Chuck Hancock FEMALE VOCALIST: Laura Dodd LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Johnny Lee Cook VOCAL DUO/VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE: Branded…

  18. Brantley Gilbert: Topping 'Halfway to Heaven' Will Be Tough

    October 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Brantley Gilbert wondered what all the commotion was about on the morning of September 5. His phone has started going crazy, as people were calling to congratulate him on being named a New Artist of the Year finalist by the Country Music Association. "I had been so busy out on the road,…

  19. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music industry and politics in Nashville will…

  20. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

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