1. Vampire Weekend Rocks 'Diane Young,' 'Unbelievers' as Kristen Wiig Returns to 'SNL'

    May 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kristen Wiig's return to the "Saturday Night Live" stage may have stolen a bit of the band's thunder, but Vampire Weekend came out swinging last night (May 11) on the newest episode of "SNL" Fresh off the release of "Modern Vampires of the City," the…

  2. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull 'Live It Up' on New Single: Listen

    May 08, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, the combination of Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and producer RedOne has proven to be endlessly winning. After scoring hits with 2011's "On The Floor" and last year's "Dance Again," the trio has once again united for …

  3. Cody Simpson, 'Pretty Brown Eyes' Alternate Video: Exclusive Premiere

    May 07, 2013 11:08 AM EDT 0 This summer, Cody Simpson will return with the follow-up to his 2012 debut "Paradise," and the July release on Atlantic Records will be led by the happy-go-lucky single "Pretty Brown Eyes." Although the 16-year-old released an official music video for the song…

  4. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every…

  5. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  6. Gospel Singer George Beverly Shea Dies At 104

    April 17, 2013 12:54 AM EDT George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief…

  7. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  8. End of An Era: Swedish House Mafia Play Last Gig Ever

    March 25, 2013 2:31 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia ended it all where it started on Sunday night: on the Main Stage of the Ultra Music Festival, three years after they first played the flagship dance music event. "Good evening Miami. My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello — and we are still…

  9. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  10. Future: A Day in the Life At SXSW

    March 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT 'From the beginning, I treated myself like a superstar,' the Atlanta rapper says. Future would rather be known as a rock star, if anything. The Atlanta rapper rarely roams outside his comfort zone, his very own outer space. He chooses to stay secluded unless interacting with…

  11. Journey Skeptical of Making Another Album

    March 12, 2013 9:40 AM EDT After lukewarm reception to 2011's "Eclipse," band vows to "stay sort of closer to who we are, to who we've been" ... Meanwhile, 40th anniversary plans may include a tribute show at AT&T Park Journey isn't planning to let its 40th anniversary go…

  12. Swedish House Mafia: Billboard Cover Story

    March 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. There is no alcohol in the green room. There is Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, a fruit bowl, a plate of red…

  13. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, is usually challenging on many levels -- in…

  14. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  15. Sufjan Stevens Shares 'Unfinished Ballad': Listen

    February 28, 2013 9:25 PM EST Hear the romantic 'Wittgenstein Flies a Kite.' Indie musician Sufjan Stevens has been quietly active on his Tumblr blog recently, posting photos, cultural musings and the occasional demo. On Thursday, he shared "Wittgenstein Flies a Kite," an "unfinished ballad"…

  16. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  17. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta to Vanquish Lounge to join in his…

  18. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  19. Lulu Roman Recruits Dolly Parton, Georgetta Jones on New Album

    January 14, 2013 1:45 AM EST Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens. The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she…

  20. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

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