1. Lana Del Rey Swims with Alligator-Man in 'Blue Jeans' Video: Watch

    March 20, 2012 10:20 AM EDT As Lana Del Rey 's profile has evolved, so have her music videos: gone are the lo-fi subtleties of her breakout "Video Games" clip, replaced by the opulent visuals of her "Born To Die" video. The official clip for "Blue Jeans," which was released on Tuesday…

  2. Live From His Living Room, It's Billy Dean!

    March 14, 2012 4:46 PM EDT Billy Dean has had an undeniable amount of success over the years, with hit singles to his credit as "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" and "Let Them Be Little." The singer hopes he can create the intimate reactions those songs gained with listeners in his newest endeavor --…

  3. Nicki Minaj Guests on Ester Dean's 'Gimme Money': Listen

    February 22, 2012 9:52 PM EST The last time Ester Dean and Nicki Minaj teamed up, the result was 2011 mega-hit "Super Bass." The pair are at it again on "Gimme Money," Dean's latest single. The upbeat R&B track features only a few verses from Minaj, who raps about moving to L.A. and former…

  4. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  5. Jay-Z, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List

    January 27, 2012 2:15 PM EST Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell Also Impact List You may not know Irving Azoff by face, or even by name, but rest assured that the chairman of Live Nation ­-- the world's largest promoter, ticketing company and artist management group -- is the most powerful person in…

  6. Evanescence Unveils Mystical 'My Heart Is Broken' Video

    January 24, 2012 4:30 PM EST Evanescence returned on Tuesday (Jan. 24) with the second official video from their third, self-titled album. The clip for "My Heart Is Broken" finds frontwoman Amy Lee transfixed by a pocket of light in a world of darkness and decay. Directed by Dean Karr, the "Broken"…

  7. Swizz Beatz's Resume: The History of a Multi-Tasker

    January 19, 2012 11:45 AM EST In today's fluid economy it's not uncommon to have a second job. A third, fourth, or fifth job though, is something special. And when you're super-producer Swizz Beatz and you have a baker's dozen jobs at once, it's frankly less about saving for a rainy day than…

  8. Ty Herndon Drops 'Stones' in Return to Country Music

    January 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST 'What Mattered Most' Singer Preps New Album, Talks Changing Scene in Nashville A few months ago, FUNL Music's Sheila Shipley Biddy - the genius who signed such acts as Lee Ann Womack --began working with an established act. However, it had been a few years since the artist had…

  9. Brandy: 2012 Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 8:58 AM EST Brandy Title: TBA | Release Date: May Initially planned for a March release, Brandy 's yet-untitled first album through her new deal with Chameleon/RCA (made official last August) is now scheduled to arrive in May. "Fans have been patient with me, tweeting and asking when the album…

  10. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens died Wednesday at the Villages Hospital…

  11. Karmin's Style Council

    December 22, 2011 12:40 PM EST Chart Article An artist resembling Rosie the Riveter rapping like Busta Rhymes seems contradictory, but Amy Heidemann, one half of the band Karmin doesn't find her identity extraordinary. "I like that it has made [our music] more accessible to fans because it's not as…

  12. Michael Buble Reveals Ultimate Christmas Playlist

    November 24, 2011 11:00 AM EST Is That Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime' You Hear? Why, Yes It Is There was not a lot of variety when it came to Christmas music at Michael Buble 's home when he was growing up. "There was only one record played from mid-October to Dec. 25 and that was the…

  13. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. UNCOVERING…

  14. Album Review: David Lynch, 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST David Lynch "Crazy Clown Time" Sunday Best Recording/PIAS America Release Date: Nov. 8 Based on David Lynch's reputation, one can expect his first album to be either weird or cinematic. He delivers on both counts on "Crazy Clown Time." Lynch is hardly a stranger to…

  15. David Lynch Q&A: It's 'Crazy Clown Time'

    November 08, 2011 10:10 AM EST Auteur Explains His Debut Album, an Alt-Blues Experiment in Creaky Falsetto Best known as the surrealist auteur behind "Eraserhead," "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet," David Lynch is one of America's most acclaimed film directors. Having long written and…

  16. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history to tally at least 11…

  17. Lonestar Reunites With Singer Richie McDonald

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT One of country music's most successful acts of the 1990s and their lead singer are having a reunion of sorts in 2012. Richie McDonald and Lonestar will be taking to the stage together again for several dates for the first time since 2007. Richie said that despite his leaving the group,…

  18. 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…

  19. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. IT'S…

  20. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

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