1. Karmin Live: Watch The Duo's Two-Song Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    September 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT Karmin talks stage style and performs "Acapella" and "Brokenhearted" live on Tastemakers rooftop. Karmin has come a long way since rising into the spotlight a couple of years ago via surprisingly adept hip-hop covers posted to YouTube. The colorful duo transitioned to…

  2. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  3. Bridgit Mendler Live: Watch Her Acoustic Tastemakers Performance and Q&A

    September 04, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Watch the singer and Disney Channel star perform two songs and talk music & style. "I felt I had a lot to get out of my system," Bridgit Mendler said of creating her first album "Hello My Name Is…" as she sat down in front of Billboard's New York studio recently…

  4. Tori Kelly Live: Watch Her Acoustic Tastemakers Performance and Q&A

    August 15, 2013 1:49 PM EDT Watch the singer/songwriter (and YouTube star) perform two songs and talk new music and style. Nuanced, soulful singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has garnered over 45 million YouTube views, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun tweeted she was "the truth" earlier this year,…

  5. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based…

  6. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will arrive Down Under on Sept. 27 through…

  7. Kate Nash Live: Watch Her Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    August 08, 2013 2:20 PM EDT "The period between "My Best Friend Is You" and "Girl Talk" was really strange," Kate Nash divulged about the time between her last album and her latest, which was released this spring. At Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash at Chicago's Double Door…

  8. Lollapalooza 2013: The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend Cap Day 3

    August 05, 2013 11:27 AM EDT Lollapalooza served up the alt-pop to close out the festival's final night in Grant Park. Goth godfathers The Cure left fans with smiles on their faces as they delivered a set of their most classic and poppiest confections on the south stage, while France's Phoenix kept the…

  9. Kate Nash Dazzles At Billboard Party In Chicago

    August 02, 2013 4:24 PM EDT Half Moon Run and Blondfire rock Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash. Billboard kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with an impromptu "Grrl Gang," as Kate Nash asked a group of fans at the Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, to help her thrash through a roaring cover of Fidlar…

  10. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  11. Miley Cyrus Bares All for Marc Jacobs' 'Protect the Skin You're In' T-Shirt Campaign

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  12. TLC Preps New Album In October, Taps Lil Mama For Mixtape Performance

    July 25, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Two tracks have already been penned: 'Posh Life,' written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin and 'Meant To Be,' written by Ne-Yo. Nearly 11 years after their last studio album, "3D," TLC is prepping a massive comeback that will include new music, a VH1 biopic…

  13. Kate Nash, Half Moon Run and Blondfire to Rock Billboard Party in Chicago

    July 24, 2013 9:58 AM EDT Billboard will bring the party ahead of next month's Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City. The free Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, is set for Aug. 1 at Chicago's Double Door, and will feature performances from British singer Kate Nash, Canadian group Half Moon Run,…

  14. Royal Baby Playlist: Songs to Celebrate Prince William & Kate Middleton's New Arrival

    July 22, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, born Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The young Prince, whose name has not been released, arrived at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. In honor of Will and Kate's new…

  15. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

  16. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 10:55 AM EDT "The Voice," the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary celebrating the Rolling Stones' 50th…

  17. Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Cast

    July 11, 2013 11:12 AM EDT "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of 'Glee' this fall," showrunner Ryan Murphy announced. "Glee" is kicking its upcoming fifth season up a notch. Showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday…

  18. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Jill Scott, Maxwell Set The Mood

    July 06, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott and Maxwell were among the big names who kicked off the Essence Music Festival Friday night (July 5) at the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But even before the first performance started around 7p.m. CDT, the 19th annual event had already achieved…

  19. Mumford & Sons Close Glastonbury, Injured Bassist Ted Dwane Plays

    July 01, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Mumford & Sons brought the Glastonbury Festival to a foot-stomping close Sunday, with many music fans still on a high from the Rolling Stones' first-ever gig at Britain's leading music extravaganza. The Mumfords' performance was the Grammy-winning folk-rockers' first…

  20. Dolce & Gabbana to Outfit Bruno Mars' Next World Tour

    June 20, 2013 2:11 PM EDT The Italian design duo isn't letting Wednesday's tax evasion conviction stop them from making the Grammy winner's suits when he kicks off his "Moonshine Jungle" world tour on June 22. Fresh off their tax evasion conviction , the day seems to have gotten a wee bit…

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