1. Diddy & Dry Ice at Kanye West's Paris Fashion Show

    March 07, 2012 6:20 PM EST What do you get when you mix fur, dry ice and Sean Combs? Kanye West's Fashion Show! Yeezy took The City Of Lights by storm with his second ready-to-wear collection on Tuesday (March 6) during Paris Fashion Week. His much-anticipated show was an improvement from the first, revealing West…

  2. Ask Billboard: The Whitney Houston, Madonna Edition

    February 19, 2012 9:05 AM EST Plus, Richard Marx stops by to discuss a song of his that might've been a huge hit ... if only it had been released as a single. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  3. The Black Keys Want To Return To The Studio This Year

    February 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST 'We're always trying to write and keep ideas going,' says Dan Auerbach "El Camino" isn't three months old yet and the North American tour hasn't even begun. But the Black Keys ' next album is "already on the books," according to Dan Auerbach. …

  4. Karl Lagerfeld Apologizes For Adele 'Fat' Remark

    February 09, 2012 9:40 PM EST Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is stitching up an apology after a remark about Adele 's weight drew fashion world backlash. "I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer," he said in a statement, according to Reuters . "Sometimes when you take a sentence…

  5. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks for ten hot tracks we want to hear on the…

  6. Karl Lagerfeld: Adele Is 'A Little Fat'

    February 07, 2012 12:55 PM EST King of all things Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, is just full of opinions. The designer called Adele is "fat," Lana Del Rey a "construct," and if that's not enough, is thoroughly unimpressed with M.I.A. flipping the bird at the Super Bowl . The 78-year-old Lagerfeld,…

  7. Jay-Z, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List

    January 27, 2012 2:15 PM EST Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell Also Impact List You may not know Irving Azoff by face, or even by name, but rest assured that the chairman of Live Nation ­-- the world's largest promoter, ticketing company and artist management group -- is the most powerful person in…

  8. Azealia Banks Performs '212' For Karl Lagerfeld: Watch

    January 26, 2012 5:00 PM EST The fashion world has a new darling: Azealia Banks , Universal Music Group's latest signee. The "212" rapper performed her YouTube hit at Karl Lagerfeld's Paris home Wednesday night, just days after her music appeared in Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti's runway…

  9. Hooked: Madonna's New Perfume Ad & Lady Gaga's Ponytail

    December 23, 2011 1:35 PM EST Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Madonna Releases First Perfume Print Ad The very first print ad for Madonna's new scent, Truth or Dare, is out, although you may have already seen it. The ad is constructed from recycled images taken by Mert Alas…

  10. Underworld's Hyde on 2012 Olympics Ceremony: 'Expect the Unexpected'

    December 08, 2011 2:35 PM EST Karl Hyde, one-half of British electronic duo Underworld , tells Billboard.com that serving as the music directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be "very slightly bigger than anything we've ever done." And although Hyde and Rick Smith has…

  11. Hooked: Justin Bieber Poses as The Terminator (Or Sasha Fierce)

    October 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Justin Bieber Wears a Robot Arm... But Why? After browsing Justin Bieber 's Instagram offerings , we discovered the Biebs has been channeling unlikely sources. Wearing a robot arm in a pic shared Monday (Oct. 24),…

  12. Richard Marx: 'The Playboy Club' Felt 'Doomed From the Start'

    October 21, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Richard Marx lost a high-profile gig when NBC canceled "The Playboy Club," for which he was serving as a music producer. But the singer, songwriter and performer -- who racked up eight Top 10 singles between 1987-94 and worldwide sales of more than 30 million -- isn't wanting…

  13. Vince Gill on Career, Album & 'Criminal' Trend in Music Biz

    October 14, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Nashville Gives Vince Gill a Big Hug... and a Bobblehead He's one of the most loved personalities in Music City, and many of Nashville's finest turned out at Bridgestone Arena yesterday to celebrate the career and accomplishments of MCA Nashville recording artist Vince Gill . A…

  14. Weezer's Mikey Welsh: His Demons & His Twitter-Predicted Death

    October 10, 2011 6:50 PM EDT When former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh -- who died at age 40 on Saturday (Oct. 8) at a Chicago hotel -- turned up at the band's show at Long Island's Jones Beach on July 29, the security guard struggled to locate his name on the guest list, albeit just momentarily. Welsh, carrying a…

  15. Florence Welch Goes 'Under the Sea' in Chanel Performance

    October 04, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Florence Welch challenged the stunning beauty of Botticelli's The Birth Of Venus as she emerged from an enormous mock shell at the Chanel show in Paris on Tuesday. Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel, transformed the Grand Palais in Paris into an underwater wonderland complete…

  16. Florence & The Machine: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 30, 2011 12:00 PM EDT It was a highly tempting offer. But ultimately not quite tempting enough. Such is the confession of Florence Welch, 25, the flame-haired siren who fronts Florence & the Machine . About 18 months ago, when the Grammy Award-nominated Brit was in the early stages of prepping her eagerly…

  17. Common Attends White House Poetry Event Despite Right-Wing Criticism

    May 12, 2011 8:36 AM EDT There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of such words on American culture. The fireworks…

  18. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. The page three news item "New Feature:…

  19. Cee Lo Drops 'Bodies' Video; Cameos By Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington

    February 15, 2011 12:47 PM EST Cee-Lo dropped the video for his track, "Bodies," off his "The Lady Killer" album. Check out the clip below: Video: Cee-Lo Green, "Bodies" The video is directed by Miakel Colombu and features cameos from Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington and Karl Lagerfeld. We can…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney Spears expands the elite group of chart…

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