1. Justin Bieber Pleads No Contest in Egg-Throwing Vandalism Case

    July 09, 2014 9:31 PM EDT Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home. Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program…

  2. Scooter Braun Responds to Justin Bieber's Racist Videos

    June 04, 2014 7:50 PM EDT It's been a rough few days for Justin Bieber's team, following now two videos of the pop idol making racist jokes have been released to the public. In response to criticisms, Bieber's manager Scoot Braun took to Instagram today to some words on the subject.  Justin Bieber…

  3. Justin Bieber Sings Racist Slur, Jokes About KKK in Undated Video (Watch)

    June 04, 2014 2:45 PM EDT A second video of Justin Bieber making racist jokes has surfaced. British tabloid newspaper  The Sun  was first to  report  on the new footage, which features the singer using the N-word in "One Less Lonely Girl" (altering the hook to be "One Less Lonely N-----"),…

  4. Justin Bieber's Racist Joke: Understandable or Unforgivable? (Poll)

    June 02, 2014 2:55 PM EDT Vote now to express your reaction to the Biebs' latest controversy. Over the weekend, a video surfaced that found pop superstar Justin Bieber telling a racist joke where the punchline included the N-word. The video in question was a few years old, and Bieber quickly issued an apology…

  5. Justin Bieber's Apology for Racist Joke in Video: 'I Made a Reckless and Immature Mistake'

    June 01, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Justin Bieber has apologized for a racist joke heard during a years-old video clip of the singer that was widely circulated online. In the clip, which was originally recorded five years but was newly surfaced by a British tabloid newspaper on Sunday, the pop star is heard telling a joke…

  6. Weezer's 'Blue Album' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 09, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Roughly a month after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide , bummed-out rocker kids everywhere met a new potential hero. His name was Rivers Cuomo, and he was a Connecticut-born L.A. transplant with a fetish for melody and secret love of cheesy metal. He worshipped Nirvana but also shredding…

  7. Matrimony Announces Album Title, Release Date: Hear 'Southern Skies' Song (Exclusive)

    March 10, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Listen to a new track from the group's debut Columbia full-length, premiering on Billboard.com. The alternative folk troupe Matrimony will release its debut album, "Montibello Memories," on May 6 through Columbia Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. Before the Charlotte…

  8. Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Big Weight Loss: 'This Time It's for Me'

    February 11, 2014 10:44 AM EST Ruben Studdard, aka the Velvet Teddy Bear, formally returned to the music scene this month with a new album, new single and new label.  Released Feb. 4 by Verve Records, "Unconditional Love" marks Studdard's sixth album since claiming the "American Idol" crown in 2003…

  9. 'You Got Served' 10th Anniversary: Omarion & Marques Houston Look Back On Their Dance Hit

    January 30, 2014 2:35 PM EST "It became more than just a movie -- it became a part of culture," Omarion tells Billboard about the 2004 dance film. Before there was the "Step Up" franchise, or "So You Think You Can Dance," or  "Dancing With The Stars," there were a few suckers,…

  10. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Demi Lovato & Pixie Lott

    November 22, 2013 5:07 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Demi Lovato Demi Lovato went rocker chic while attending the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ premiere of “Frozen” held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 19 in Hollywood.…

  11. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Eminem’s demons are as present on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” as they were on its 2000 predecessor -- except 13 years later, they have mutated from being his prey to now being his muse. Familiar affairs  — revenge, resentment and heartbreak — re-emerge as heavy-breathing voices which…

  12. Justin Bieber Not Charged for Alleged Threat Against Neighbor

    October 02, 2013 9:55 PM EDT Justin Bieber won't face criminal charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor who complained about his driving. City News Service says Los Angeles County prosecutors decided Wednesday that there's insufficient evidence to charge the pop star. A neighbor in Bieber's gated…

  13. Jars of Clay, 'Inland': Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 20, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Jars of Clay are celebrating their independence with the release of 11th studio album "Inland" next week. The set, produced by Tucker Martine and debuting exclusively below , marks the alt-rock band's first via their own Gray Matters label. The Illinois-based combo, who…

  14. Beyonce, 'Dangerously In Love': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    June 22, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Fall crazy back in love with Queen B's first solo album on the 10th anniversary of its release. Ten years ago, Beyoncé decided to make a move that would ultimately help her become one the most accomplished artists in music. The singer, while the R&B group Destiny's Child…

  15. What's Next for Randy Jackson After 'American Idol'?

    May 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The goal of “American Idol,” a dozen seasons ago when it started, was to create stars out of unknowns. It did so for Simon Cowell, perhaps the most famous A&R man on the planet, who has surrounded himself with television and music projects here and in the U.K. since his days as a judge…

  16. One Direction Q&A: Louis Tomlinson

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST The elder statesman of the group, Louis Tomlinson, 20, is also known in inside circles as the defacto leader and resident perfectionist in One Direction . In our conversation about being named Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012 , Tomlinson doesn't exactly dispute the labels. "I…

  17. Chris Brown Quits Twitter After Filthy Exchange With Comedy Writer

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Another day, another Chris Brown controversy. The singer has deleted his Twitter account -- again -- on the heels of a heated exchange with comedy writer Jenny Johnson . Several days ago Brown sent out a tweet reading, "I look old as f--k! I'm only 23...," that prompted Johnson…

  18. Mindless Behavior Talks Upcoming Sophomore Album

    July 27, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the childhoods of many, especially through out the late '90s, early '00s. Within R&B realm there was the inception of B2K, the reconfiguration of Immature into IMX and the short-lived, but impactful success of groups such as 3rd Storee and B5. But, now that we&…

  19. Mars Volta: 10-Year 'Dictatorship' Ends After 'Noctourniquet'

    March 26, 2012 3:00 PM EDT New album "the last record of its kind," says Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says the band's sixth studio album, "Noctourniquet," will be its last -- at least in terms of how he's approached writing and recording the group's…

  20. Blink-182: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's Sept. 3, and Blink-182 is about to tear through a bunch of snotty anthems and trademark masturbation jokes during its show at Salt Lake City's USANA Amphitheatre. Hours before the concert, bassist Mark Hoppus is sitting outside in a black T-shirt and gold sunglasses, drinking…

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