1. ScHoolboy Q Unveils 'Oxymoron' Album Covers, Debuts New Song

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST Yesterday (Jan. 20), ScHoolboy Q unveiled the album covers for the standard and deluxe edition of his upcoming album, "Oxymoron." The standard edition features his daughter, Joy, before a black backdrop, while the deluxe edition features ScHoolboy Q in his signature bucket hat over…

  2. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  3. Bruce Springsteen Covers The Ramones At Asbury Park Benefit Concert: Watch

    January 20, 2014 3:50 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?”  Springsteen was…

  4. Vance Joy Makes Progress on Debut Album, Cracks U.K. Top 40

    January 14, 2014 12:36 AM EST Vance Joy’s surname pretty-well nails it. Just 12 months ago, the Australian singer-songwriter was well-off the radar in his homeland. Fast forward to now, and his young career has truly lifted off. Standing at 6’5,” Joy (real name James Keogh) had a big 2013. He signed a multi-album…

  5. Dierks Bentley Announces New Album 'Riser' for February

    January 06, 2014 7:59 PM EST The release is the country star's first since 2012's "Home" A little over two years after his last album, Dierks Bentley will release his newest major label release this February. "Riser," Bentley's seventh album on Capitol Nashville, will see a Feb. 25…

  6. New Year's Eve 2014: Miley Cyrus, Billy Joel Highlight Star-Studded Night

    January 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST At one point during the 2014 extravaganza of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on Tuesday night (Dec. 31), Miley Cyrus was standing onstage awaiting the Times Square ball to drop, her fluffy white coat grazing the right side of Ryan Seacrest,…

  7. Top 20 Music Moments of 2013

    December 26, 2013 12:30 PM EST It was a year of blockbuster comebacks, surprise albums, game-changing moves in hip-hop, twerking teddy bears and tearful goodbyes of all kinds. For sure, 2013 kept us busy. These are the 20 biggest music moments in a 12 month span that was crammed with milestones. BEST OF 2013: Year-End…

  8. The Year In Pop: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde Take On The One Percent (Opinion)

    December 23, 2013 12:35 PM EST had its opulence anthems, but we sang along to "Thrift Shop" and "Royals" more loudly. Has hating the upper class ever been so cool in pop music? With America in post-"Occupy" mode, the middle class remains constantly suspicious of the wealthy. And…

  9. Justin Timberlake Finds Time for Old Characters In Between 'SNL' Performances: Watch

    December 22, 2013 1:19 AM EST Justin Timberlake may have been billed as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" tonight (Dec. 21), but for all intents and purposes, think of him as a backup host of sorts. For the show's final episode before Christmas, the singer and actor appeared alongside host…

  10. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and More Highlight Z100's Jingle Ball: Minute-By-Minute Review

    December 14, 2013 5:19 AM EST A minute-by-minute recount of the highlights of the annual pop music celebration at New York's Madison Square Garden Since Beyonce released new material in the middle of the night this week and it seems to have worked out pretty well for her , I think I'll follow her model. After…

  11. '12 Years a Slave' Leads a Soundtrack Revival

    December 11, 2013 9:38 AM EST Film studios are providing a rare fourth quarter in which honest-to-god musical history is explored in fact-based scripted films. "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of how Walt Disney turned the Mary Poppins stories into a musical with Richard and Robert Sherman, and "Inside…

  12. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Breaks Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    December 09, 2013 6:05 PM EST Eminem's 'The Monster,' on which she's featured, becomes her 11th leader, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the list's top total. Plus, new No. 1s for Icona Pop, Parmalee, tobyMac and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  13. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Women In Music 'Rising Star' Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:01 AM EST Billboard Rising Star honoree Janelle Monáe celebrates ‘unconventional, universal stories’ This is an excerpt. For the full story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. When Janelle Monáe graced the cover of Billboard in June, her second album, "The Electric Lady," existed mostly…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Special Takes a Trip To An Alternative Universe

    December 06, 2013 4:39 AM EST What to do when faced with the holiday season in the midst of a bloated timeline that leaves the world of "Glee" in June when it’s December for the rest of us? Take a mallet to the pesky remaining fragments of the 4th wall, smash it to hell and have Jane Lynch introduce a…

  15. Jamie Lynn Spears Exclusive Q&A: 'There Is No Rivalry' With Britney

    December 05, 2013 11:15 AM EST As she storms Hot Country Songs with 'How Could I Want More,' Spears discusses the love she's always had for the genre, the pros and cons of her last name and her 'pop icon' big sis Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is due to launch on next week…

  16. Robin Thicke, Avicii, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013

    December 03, 2013 3:45 AM EST Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” tops Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified sonically) 17.8 million times worldwide, and 5.6…

  17. RZA Pens Song Remembering Paul Walker: Listen

    December 02, 2013 8:14 PM EST RZA is grieving for the late Paul Walker through music. The Wu-Tang Clan leader, who met Walker on the set of the upcoming film "Brick Mansions," uploaded a song called "Destiny Bends" to his SoundCloud account in honor of the actor's passing. "I want to dedicate…

  18. Readers' Poll 2013: Vote For The Best & Worst In Music

    December 02, 2013 4:00 PM EST From the hottest collaboration to the best style to the can't-miss tour, vote in our yearly review now! December has certainly crept on us, right? The beginning of the final month of 2013 means that another eventful year in pop music is drawing to a close. The past 12…

  19. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won for best album and best rock album. The…

  20. On 'Hava Nagila'

    December 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST The power of music can last a lifetime I don't think music was a major part of most of her life, but in her later years, it revealed its power to connect her to those she loved, and, in turn, us to her. And, throughout, music still weaved its way into meaningful moments. Not that life…

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