1. CODER Picks of the Week: Laurel Halo, Hardwell, Ripperton and More

    May 24, 2013 2:18 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Laurel Halo: "Sex Mission" (Hyperdub) This week, Laurel Halo returned to Hyperdub with “Behind the Green Door,” an EP to…

  2. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  3. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Case & Point, Dyro and More

    April 19, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Elissa, Jacob and Lauren have to say. Bingo Players, "Out Of My Mind" (Case & Point Remix) (Hysteria Records) After the bombings at the Boston Marathon…

  4. Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Radio Airplay Drop-Off Steadying After Initial Plunge

    December 19, 2012 7:54 PM EST As Billboard previously reported, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), Ke$ha 's "Die Young" has dropped in radio airplay. A look at the last two days of airplay, monitored by Nielsen…

  5. 'The Bodyguard' Musical Opens in London to Rave Reviews

    December 06, 2012 2:00 PM EST Does "The Bodyguard" have the muscle to be a hit? A stage musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner has opened at London's Adelphi Theatre to a mixed critical reception - but universal praise for its big-voiced star. Reviewers raved Thursday…

  6. 'Glee' Q&A: Alex Newell on Unique's Future, His Beyonce Obsession & Frank Ocean

    November 21, 2012 10:00 AM EST Alex Newell caught TV viewers' attention first as one of the four finalists on the original season of Oxygen's "The Glee Project," then as Wade Adams, the rival show choir lead who turned heads performing in a dress and heels as Unique. Starting this year, Unique has…

  7. Top 10 Dirtiest Rappers

    September 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The 10 hip-hop stars with the filthiest lyrics, from Lil Wayne to Akinyele to Plies, all for your nasty listening pleasure. If you're a rapper whose first name is not "Will" and whose last name is not "Smith," you probably utilize profanity, some sexual innuendo, and…

  8. 'Glee' to Strip Down Britney Spears' '3' on Upcoming Episode

    September 07, 2012 2:55 PM EDT "Glee" is delivering another night of Britney Spears covers for the second episode of its new season, and Chord Overstreet promises a funny, dance-heavy time for fans of the Fox series. "We're doing '3,'" the actor revealed to Billboard on the MTV VMA red…

  9. 'Glee' Season 4 to Cover Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons

    September 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT With "Glee" returning next week, the Fox dramedy offered loyal fans a first listen to the music from its fourth season premiere via Facebook on Wednesday. In addition to the previously reported cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," the "Glee" gang…

  10. The Jezabels Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 18, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Since winning 2011's Australian Music Prize, the Jezabels appear ready to take on the world. The Sydney-based quartet won the coveted title for its debut LP "Prisoner," a slick collection of rock songs that's gotten the band acquainted with some of Australia's most…

  11. Cartoon Crossovers: 23 Hot Pop Toons

    July 13, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Music stars are busy enough with touring, promo and studio sessions, so unless they want to pull a full-on Justin Timberlake , making time for the silver screen is tough. Voice-over work, however, is a bit less time-consuming. And what better way for busy musicians to flex their theatrical…

  12. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  13. 'Glee' to Have Second Britney Spears Tribute Episode

    May 15, 2012 7:10 PM EDT Following Fox's announcement that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato would judge "X Factor" starting in the fall, it was released that another of the network's shows, "Glee," would have a Britney tribute in its upcoming fourth season. That's network synergy at…

  14. Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel: I'm Transgender

    May 09, 2012 1:16 AM EDT Tom Gabel, the singer for Florida punk rock group Against Me! , has come out as transgender, and plans to begin living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace. According to Rolling Stone , the punk singer is set to begin the process of living as a woman via hormones and electrolysis…

  15. Lana Del Rey Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Much talked-about singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey makes her expected arrival at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Born To Die," selling 77,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the highest entry for a female artist's full-length major label debut since…

  16. Album Review: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas'

    February 01, 2012 8:00 AM EST LEONARD COHEN "Old Ideas" Producers: various Columbia Records Release Date: Jan. 31 "Old Ideas" is Leonard Cohen 's first album of new material since declaring bankruptcy in 2005 due to his ex-manager's alleged embezzlement, which led to his most active touring…

  17. Ice-T To Bring Rap Performance to Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST Ice-T , Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," co-directed by Andy…

  18. Madonna Hires Hot Male Models to Deliver Her Scent

    December 02, 2011 1:20 PM EST Madonna is fully aware that yes, sex sells. The Material Girl had her new fragrance, Truth or Dare, hand delivered to beauty editors by two gorgeous male models. What better way to pep up a dull day? Making a lasting impression and whetting a few appetites in the process, Madonna had the two…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Traci Lords

    November 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Now with 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, what chance might Rihanna have at passing the Beatles for the most leaders in the chart's history? BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES?: "We are watching history in the making." Island Def Jam president/COO Steve Bartels Wednesday (Nov. 2) praised Rihanna in a…

  20. Amon Tobin Pushes Envelope With Shape-Shifting DJ Experience

    October 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Nightclub lasers and lights are one thing. These days, electronic music visuals are on a whole other level. Inspired by Daft Punk's now-iconic cube, artists have upped the production ante on their live shows, taking the DJ set out of the club and into the venue. Deadmau5 travels with…

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