1. NBA Crowd Roars for Young Mariachi Targeted with Racist Tweets

    June 13, 2013 11:34 PM EDT An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer who…

  2. Bono's Agit8 Campaign Enlists Macklemore, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons

    June 12, 2013 1:30 PM EDT U2 frontman Bono has called on the likes of Macklemore, will.i.am, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons to compile his Agit8 protest song compilation, geared towards raising poverty awareness before next week's G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. The compilation is a One Campaign…

  3. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  4. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    June 11, 2013 3:38 AM EDT 'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against Lionsgate was filed for interfering with a Twilight parody film. Now, a new lawsuit claims that Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Apple Corps…

  5. Paul McCartney Dips Into the Vault at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    June 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Paul McCartney has toured nearly every year in the past decade, and acting on the assumption that many concertgoers would have seen him in concert fairly recently, he promised that his 2013 "Out There" jaunt would bring out some deep cuts. During the interminable retrospective…

  6. Jazz Bassist Ben Tucker Killed in Car Crash

    June 05, 2013 9:56 AM EDT Musician Ben Tucker performed with stars from Quincy Jones to Peggy Lee before he settled in the 1970s in Savannah, where the jazz bassist became one of the city's best-known working musicians. He was killed in a car crash Tuesday at age 82. Tucker was driving a golf cart across a road…

  7. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  8. Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & More Perform at 6th Annual Roots Picnic: Live Review

    June 02, 2013 11:49 AM EDT The Roots close the one-day festival with surprise guest, Meek Mill. The Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing yesterday (June 1) with its annual celebration of music. Last year’s festival was an experiment, as the event was spread out over two days, the second of which…

  9. Paul McCartney Leaves a Memento on Visit to Graceland

    May 27, 2013 11:35 PM EDT Paul McCartney made his first visit to the one-time home of the King of Rock `N' Roll and left a gift behind. According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play…

  10. Little Mix, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony: Which Pop Group Will Rule The Summer?

    May 23, 2013 3:15 PM EDT 0 Vote now! Following a year in which pop groups like One Direction, the Wanted and fun. made notable leaps to stardom, the summer of 2013 promises to raise the profile of a new batch of radio-friendly collectives. Three up-and-coming groups -- Little Mix, Emblem3 and Fifth…

  11. Martin Garrix, 'Animals': Exclusive

    May 20, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Revealed here for the first time, the anonymous festival banger burning up the Internet belongs to the young Dutch producer. The blogs have speculated. The fans have doubted. Now CODE is pleased to reveal that, yes, the hard-hitting track called “Animals” currently making its way around the…

  12. Beatles Guitar Sells to the Tune of $408,000

    May 20, 2013 5:52 AM EDT An electric guitar played by late Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison has fetched $408,000 at auction -- twice the sum it was expected to go for. The semi-hollow-body electric guitar was sold to an unidentified bidder at the Music Icons event, held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in…

  13. Say Lou Lou On Debut Album, Scoring a Breakout Hit with a B-Side

    May 16, 2013 2:07 PM EDT Swedish/Australian sister duo readying a full-length full of elegant dream-pop. That description of Say Lou Lou members Elektra and Miranda Kilbey -- "Swedish/Australian" -- doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? The 21-year-old twin sisters, who have been gaining blog…

  14. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  15. Dear Mama Playlist: 20 Songs for Mother's Day

    May 10, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday (May 12). Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your…

  16. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  17. Bubbling Under: Mr. Little Jeans Gets Bigger

    May 10, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Mr. Little Jeans, Wild Feathers, Morgan Frazier and A$AP Ferg MR. LITTLE JEANS With more than 24,000 likes on Facebook and a…

  18. Hendrix Telegram to McCartney: 'How About Coming in to Play Bass'?

    May 10, 2013 10:27 AM EDT Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying…

  19. The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Musical Coming To Broadway

    May 09, 2013 2:37 AM EDT When Broadway theater landlords find themselves in times of trouble the solution frequently is to plug in a musical hit factory with a built-in fan base. And what more robust fan base than that of the Beatles? Direct from London's West End, the latest Fab Four anthology show, "Let…

  20. David Bowie Releases 'The Next Day' Video

    May 08, 2013 1:19 AM EDT UPDATE: YouTube has removed Bowie's new video because it violated the site's Terms of Service. Billboard has reached out to YouTube and Bowie's rep for comment and clarification on the decision. UPDATE 2: The video is back on YouTube. A spokesperson told Billboard via email…

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