1. Gimme Five: Charli XCX on Her Musical Obsessions

    February 12, 2013 5:10 PM EST Over the course of a few mixtape singles, Charli XCX has established herself as a face to watch in the indie-pop realm: tracks like "Nuclear Seasons," "You're The One" and the recently released "You (Ha Ha Ha)" demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of…

  2. The M Machine, ‘Ghosts In The Machine’: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 06, 2013 2:45 PM EST The OWSLA crew teleports listeners into the '80s with their new track. It’s more than the Police-referencing title of The M Machine’s new track that hints at some ‘80s nostalgia. From the synth-heavy hook to the Kate Bush, Siouxsee-esque vocals, this track from the OWSLA electro…

  3. Tegan and Sara, 'Heartthrob': Track-By-Track Review

    January 29, 2013 11:10 AM EST TEGAN AND SARA "Heartthrob" Sire/Warner Bros. Release Date: January 29 It takes 10 songs and a little over 36 minutes for Tegan and Sara Quin to redefine their profile within the confines of indie rock music, but "Heartthrob," the sibling duo's seventh studio album,…

  4. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  5. Inauguration Style: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama + More

    January 21, 2013 4:10 PM EST President Barack Obama's second inaugural ushered in some of music's biggest names, and while cold temperatures typically turn these events into pea coat parades, this year featured both gorgeous formal and casual attire on stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.  …

  6. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 19, 2013 10:00 AM EST From Beyonce and John Legend to the Goo Goo Dolls and Soundgarden, all the music stars heading to Washington, D.C. Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin , the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans…

  7. Nolwenn Leroy Sets U.S. Debut: Listen to 'Moonlight Shadow'

    December 28, 2012 10:50 AM EST French pop star Nolwenn Leroy is returning to America. The singer, who spent a year in small town Ohio as an exchange student, is releasing her U.S. debut "Nolwenn" via Decca on January 8. The album, an eclectic collection of standards and Celtic songs, is already a major hit in…

  8. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year,…

  9. Rihanna Gets Naked for GQ and V Magazine: Photos

    November 13, 2012 6:00 PM EST Rihanna stripped down for two recent photo shoots, baring all on the December cover of GQ and posing naked with supermodel Kate Moss for an upcoming issue of V magazine. GQ named Rihanna the magazine's "obsession of the year," and it's easy to see what they're…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  11. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  12. Austin City Limits 2012: Neil Young vs. Jack White, Dev & Gotye Ring in Saturday

    October 14, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Jack White and Neil Young and Crazy Horse rocked old hits and tried out new material, while Bassnectar got the dance party going on day 2 of Austin City Limits 2012. Photos: Austin City Limits Friday Recap: Weezer, Black Keys Keep the Hits Coming In contrast to the first day of ACL…

  13. Muse, 'The 2nd Law': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Beginning with 1999's "Showbiz," Muse launched into a stretch of three thrillingly virtuosic records. But with "Black Holes and Revelations" in 2006, the ascendant English act accelerated their climb up music's beanstalk to find and supplant every last giant. …

  14. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  15. Megan & Liz: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:07 PM EDT No. 14: Megan & Liz Birthdates: November 21, 1992 (Both age 19) Why They're Hot: Not since Mary Kate & Ashley has a pair of teen twins made such an immediate impact on the masses. Hailing from Edwardsberg, Michigan, fraternal twins Megan and Liz Mace started turning heads in 2007…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical standouts, it was hard to stay excited about …

  17. 'Glee' Season 4 to Cover Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons

    September 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT With "Glee" returning next week, the Fox dramedy offered loyal fans a first listen to the music from its fourth season premiere via Facebook on Wednesday. In addition to the previously reported cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," the "Glee" gang…

  18. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  19. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious opened OutKast 's personal space to…

  20. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

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