1. 'American Idol' Recap: Angela Miller, Frankie Ford Shine in Premiere

    January 17, 2013 10:50 AM EST Wednesday night's two-hour season premiere of "American Idol" was either incredibly predictable or somewhat infuriating, depending on how much pop culture news one has been following over the past few months. If one was already aware of the Nicki Minaj- Mariah Carey diva-off…

  2. 'Girls' Music: Pop Mingles With Indie Cool in New Season

    January 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST Santigold's "Girls" Is First Single. The tracks that constitute the first soundtrack for HBO's "Girls," out now on Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, reflect the modern bohemian environs that surround the show's quartet of young New Yorkers. Songs are culled from the…

  3. 'X Factor' Finale Top 5: Britney's Face, One Direction, Carly's Climb + More Moments

    December 21, 2012 1:20 PM EST Thursday night's (Dec. 20) "X Factor" finale seemed destined to be a nail-biter following a too-close-to-call competition show during which all three finalists turned in some of their best performances of the 2012 season. The final results didn't disappoint, with Tate…

  4. Rolling Stones Review: Raucous, Star- Filled Tour Closer

    December 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST To Be Continued NEWARK, N.J. -- The Rolling Stones blew the roof of The Rock last night, putting a capper on their brief 2012 50th Anniversary run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. ROLL WITH IT • Best '50' Tour Photos • Mick Jagger on Newtown •…

  5. Sneak Peek at Beyonce's HBO Documentary: Watch

    December 03, 2012 2:35 PM EST Beyoncé gives us a sneak peek into her HBO documentary, premiering on February 16. "I always battle with how much I reveal about myself," Beyoncé says in the beginning of the 25-second teaser. The video showcases a montage of moments in the singer's life taken from concert…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: 'Dynamic Duets' Saves the Day With Kelly Clarkson, Fun.

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST Apparently that bit about Blaine joining the superheroes club a few episodes ago was not a typical throwaway "Glee" gag, but a setup for "Dynamic Duets," an episode of "Glee" that brings the show both back to its roots of a specific mix of insanity and…

  7. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  8. MTV EMAs 2012: Top 10 Best Dressed

    November 12, 2012 1:55 PM EST The hottest stars in the music industry brought their fiery fashions to Germany last night (November 11) for MTV's European Music Awards. The awards show, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, packed an A-list collection of performers and guests, all dressed in glittering designer duds. Check…

  9. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: 'Grease' Is the Word as Finn Takes Root

    November 09, 2012 8:50 AM EST Since "Glee" has been on hiatus we've had a World Series, a Hurricane and a Presidential election -- so it's no surprise that a That's What You Missed on "Glee" is more useful than ever now. Last we left off everyone was breaking up after the distance of…

  11. PSY, Alicia Keys Performing at MTV EMAs

    October 23, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Korean pop sensation PSY will bring his "Gangnam Style" to this year's MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt in November. The global superstar will perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, led by fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. to Rock MTV EMAs

    October 09, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen , fun. and Rita Ora are the latest acts to sign up for a turn at this year's MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. The trio will make their EMA debut when taking to the stage at the music channel's shindig. Taylor Swift, No Doubt & Muse to Perform at…

  13. Taylor Swift, No Doubt & Muse to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 02, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift and No Doubt will help bring an American accent to this year's MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. Swift, whose tune "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hit the top spot in the iTunes chart in 32 countries in its first week of release. The…

  14. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  15. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. The titles include the band's 12…

  16. Britney Spears Crushes Old Duet Partner in 'X Factor' Debut

    September 13, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Singer Offers Breathless Critiques Throughout Premiere: "You need a new teacher. To teach you how to sing" Britney Spears got down to business in her "X Factor" debut Wednesday night, dispensing blunt-but-fair rulings on some singers, cheery encouragement to others and…

  17. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists including Brandy , The Script , Ne-Yo and…

  18. The Beat 9/11: Psy Tops Social 50, Simon Cowell Disses 'The Voice'

    September 11, 2012 6:14 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, Sept. 11 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes on Psy's…

  19. California Wives, 'Art History': Exclusive First Listen

    August 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Band Talks Debut Album (Out Sept. 4): "I hope it's going to change and grow with you as you get older" California Wives have a total red herring for a moniker. "Our name is like a symbol," vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Jayson Kramer tells Billboard. "When…

  20. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

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