1. Bruno Mars Announces Second Leg of Moonshine Jungle Tour, Featuring Select Dates With Pharrell

    January 14, 2014 7:50 PM EST Aloe Blacc will support Mars at majority of 40-date tour Bruno Mars has revealed the next leg of his Moonshine Jungle tour -- and on select dates, he'll be joined by a fellow hitmaker in Pharrell. The pop singer will kick off the newest set of concerts this May, following two April shows…

  2. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2013: K-Town Picks

    December 23, 2013 9:56 PM EST From Billboard Korea's offices in Gangnam to the East and West coasts, check out the songs that the Billboard and Billboard Korea staff were blasting all year from K-pop veterans to the top boy and girl groups. Following last year's inaugural ranking of Billboard's 20…

  3. Feliz Navidad: 12 Songs for a Latin Christmas

    December 18, 2013 5:16 PM EST As predictable as a Christmas tree in the corner of the living room, the holiday evergreen "Feliz Navidad" has ensured that Merry Christmas is one phrase that everyone can say in Spanish. But José Feliciano’s modern classic is just the start of a Latin Christmas songbook that…

  4. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  5. Kings of Leon Confirm Second Leg of 'Mechanical Bull' Tour

    December 09, 2013 8:21 PM EST Kings of Leon announced the first leg of the band's "Mechanical Bull" Tour in October, with 16 dates stretching across the United States and Canada from Feb. 5 to March 8, all the while assuring fans from areas for which the tour hadn't announced dates that more would be…

  6. Lady Gaga Unveils ARTPOP Ball North American Tour

    December 03, 2013 9:49 AM EST Lady Gaga will bring "ARTPOP" to the masses next year with the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, which will lift its paws up on May 4, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The North American leg of the arena trek is currently 25 dates long and will run through July 21. The first wave of…

  7. Parmalee Overcomes Near-Fatal Shooting With a 'Carolina' Climb to the Top

    November 28, 2013 12:00 PM EST Few bands have had a longer, rockier road to success than Parmalee. Shortly before signing with Stoney Creek Records after 10 years on the road, the band's drummer, Scott Thomas, nearly died when he was shot during a robbery. After he recovered, the group's debut single languished,…

  8. Of Mice & Men Announce New Album: 'Restoring Force' Due Jan. 28

    November 27, 2013 1:01 PM EST The successful metalcore quintet Of Mice & Men are back with a new album. On Jan. 28, they'll follow 2011's "The Flood" with "Restoring Force." So far, no new music has been released, though a number of presale bundles have been announced on the band's…

  9. Miguel Bosé Accepts Latin Grammy Person of the Year at Star-Studded Gala

    November 21, 2013 1:12 PM EST The Latin Grammy Person of the Year gala -- like all events honoring any artist -- are complex affairs that require lots of juggling, maneuvering to accommodate everybody's needs and, to cap it all, the ability to reinvent a familiar repertoire in a way that surprises and captivates a…

  10. Miley Cyrus To Bring Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira on 'Bangerz' Tour

    November 12, 2013 5:00 PM EST Miley Cyrus' North American tour in support of "Bangerz" is still over three months away, but the 20-year-old pop superstar has already announced its support acts. Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira will round out the ladies-only trek, which kicks off on Feb. 14, 2014 in Vancouver.…

  11. BIGBANG's Taeyang Balances EDM & Hip-Hop on 'Ringa Linga'

    November 11, 2013 7:05 PM EST The BIGBANG rapper/singer enlists bandmate G-Dragon to produce his first solo single in three years. Taeyang -- the lead vocalist of one of K-pop's most internationally-recognized bands BIGBANG -- dropped new single "Ringa Linga" to preview his upcoming second solo album,…

  12. Miley Cyrus Announces 'Bangerz' Tour Dates

    November 06, 2013 11:01 AM EST It's a Party in the U.S.A. (and Canada) as Miley Cyrus will bring "Bangerz" across North America early next year with a 38-date arena trek, kicking off in Vancouver on Valentine's Day. The 20-year-old pop phenom announced the tour during a surprise appearance on a…

  13. 'Y Viva Espana' Singer Manolo Escobar Dies

    October 25, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Singer Manolo Escobar, whose "Y Viva Espana" became a best-selling single during Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 82. Spain's Culture Ministry says Escobar died Thursday at his home in the eastern coastal town of…

  14. Eddie Vedder Talks Cubs, the World Series and Giving His Boyhood Mitt to Ernie Banks

    October 23, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game -- and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so," the Pearl Jam frontman vows It's no secret that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong baseball fan, and when the singer recently spoke to Billboard for a…

  15. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 20 and at…

  16. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  17. Fat Tony, 'Smart Ass Black Boy': Video Premiere

    October 14, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Fat Tony takes us to his hometown of Texas for the video to his latest single, "Smart Ass Black Boy." The José Gorbea-directed video for the Houston rapper's album title track features him roaming the ranch of Houston Congressman, Maurice Duhon. "I recently had a little…

  18. Imagine Dragons Announces 'Into The Night' 2014 Tour

    October 07, 2013 1:02 PM EDT Imagine Dragons will follow their massively successful 2013 with an arena headlining tour in early 2014, before returning to the studio to start work on its sophomore album. Dubbed the Into The Night tour, the North American run will kick off on Feb. 8, 2014 in Boise. The Naked and Famous…

  19. Los Tigres del Norte to Receive Legends Award at Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 03, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Mexican music legends Los Tigres del Norte will receive the first ever Lider award at next week's Billboard Mexican Music Awards. The recognition for their leadership role and social activism will take place at the awards ceremony, during which Los Tigres will also perform, to be…

  20. Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes to Perform at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 02, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez also added to the Oct. 9 show Los Tigres del Norte, Diana Reyes, Kevin Ortiz, Los Primos MX, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez are scheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards show, to be…

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