1. J. Cole iHeartRadio Backstage Q&A: Collaborating With TLC, Meeting Elton John

    September 21, 2013 12:51 PM EDT On the night of his performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, J. Cole took time to chat with Billboard's Andrew Hampp about his new music and plans for the near future. Cole was full of enthusiasm, remarking on the wide variety of legendary artists on hand; in fact, he&…

  2. Robin Thicke iHeartRadio Backstage Q&A: Next Single, Future Collaborations With Pharrell & T.I.

    September 21, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Billboard's Jason Lipshutz caught up with Robin Thicke the night of his performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. After joking about his last name and complimenting him on his youthful appearance, Thicke dished his answers to Lipshutz's questions. What's more…

  3. Ylvis, of Viral Sensation 'The Fox,' Lands Major Label Deal Ahead of U.S. Live Debut

    September 21, 2013 11:15 AM EDT The Norwegian YouTube sensation signs with Warner Music Group then performs at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival. Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis made their live U.S. debut at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio festival on Friday, Sept. 20 as the night's surprise guests. The two…

  4. iHeartRadio Music Festival Friday: Katy Perry Roars, But The Old School Soars

    September 21, 2013 10:16 AM EDT Queen, Elton John highlight the first day of the annual Las Vegas pop extravaganza. Even the most forward-looking Top 40 diehard switches over to the oldies station every once in a while, and the first evening of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival acted as that much-appreciated change…

  5. Kacey Musgraves Opens Same Trailer, Different Tour In NYC: Live Review

    September 20, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Fast-rising country music star feels right at home in the big city Get to know Kacey Musgraves. Her penchant for salty, "real talk" narratives has cast her as a sort of anti-Taylor Swift. The country world has embraced her, though she's still known as the favorite country…

  6. Bubbling Under: Justin Bieber Guests With Madison Beer; American Young Debuts

    September 20, 2013 10:00 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: Madison Beer, American Young, Paradise Fears, TeeFLii MADISON BEER Fourteen-year-old Long Island native Madison Beer is the…

  7. Kaskade's 'Atmosphere' Heats Up Dance Charts

    September 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The DJ collects his second No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums. Plus, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Diplo and Britney Spears dent Dance/Electronic songs with new debuts. Kaskade collects his second No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums as “Atmosphere” enters atop the list with 19,000, according to Nielsen…

  8. Ricky Gervais to Play Live Gigs As 'Office' Character David Brent

    September 18, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Get ready to hop on the "Free Love Freeway" Fans of the British (original) take on "The Office" will get to see one of the show's funniest moments come to life. Ricky Gervais, who played the socially inept, bumbling boss David Brent, announced via Twitter that he&…

  9. Exclusive Premiere: Watch Budweiser-Sponsored Rihanna Documentary 'Half Of Me'

    September 17, 2013 7:01 PM EDT Phil Griffin-directed video focuses on Rihanna and her superfans in the U.K. and America Ron Howard’s “Made In America”  isn’t Budweiser’s only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting “Half Of Me,” a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans…

  10. Paul McCartney & Justin Timberlake To Perform Free Outdoor LA Concerts For 'Kimmel'

    September 17, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Residents of the Los Angeles area are in for a treat for next week. It's tough enough to get tickets for Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake these days, but fans will be able to see them perform for free for consecutive nights on Hollywood Boulevard, albeit within predictably…

  11. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  12. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago at Riot Fest

    September 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A career-spanning chat just prior to their hometown gig at Chicago's Riot Fest At the start of 2013, pop-punk superheroes Fall Out Boy had been on hiatus since 2010, with vocalist Patrick Stump pursuing an R&B career and celebrity bassist Pete Wentz largely out of the public eye.…

  13. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 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: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  14. Blink-182 Rock Brooklyn Club Gig: Live Review

    September 12, 2013 2:35 PM EDT A rare, sweat-drenched rock show with Mark, Tom, and Travis Blink-182 are big enough to rock the Barclays Center, but swinging through Brooklyn last night, they had something else in mind. The Music Hall of Williamsburg is usually reserved for buzz bands, established indie acts, and…

  15. Miley Cyrus Tests Her Rapping Skills On Mike Will Made It's '23': Listen

    September 10, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Before she twerked up a cultural controversy at the 2013 VMAs, Billboard was examined Miley Cyrus' growing fascination with hip-hop. Miley Cyrus Strips, Swings Around Naked in 'Wrecking Ball' Video: Watch We're not too surprised that she's now testing out her…

  16. 'One Direction: This Is Us' Extended Cut Coming Soon

    September 10, 2013 3:28 AM EDT Can't get enough of One Direction? You're in luck. Banking on young fans' insatiable appetite for anything related to the British pop band, Sony is releasing an extended version of the concert doc "One Direction: This Is Us." The film will hit theaters on Friday,…

  17. The Weeknd, 'Kiss Land': Track-by-Track Review

    September 06, 2013 3:14 PM EDT For a moment, the Weeknd almost lost us. It wasn't because of poor quality music — 2011's trio of mixtapes ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence") that introduced the mysterious singer were, individually, compelling and progressive R…

  18. One Direction to Release 'Midnight Memories' Album in November

    September 06, 2013 12:01 PM EDT British pop juggernaut One Direction announced on Friday they'll release "Midnight Memories," their third album in two years, on Nov. 25 via Syco/Columbia. The album will include the group's latest hit, "Best Song Ever," which bestowed the boy band with its…

  19. Jay Z Announces Magna Carter World Tour North American Dates

    September 06, 2013 10:51 AM EDT The same morning his Watch the Throne collaborator, Kanye West, announces the ' Yeezus' tour , Jay Z drops live music news of his own. Hov has announced his Magna Carter World Tour, which kicks off Nov. 30 in St. Paul, MN. The 34-date Live Nation arena tour will hit major…

  20. Bubbling Under: The Colourist Breaks Through At Alternative

    September 06, 2013 10:00 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: the Colourist, Mia Martina, Brothers Osborne and Lantana THE COLOURIST Southern California band the Colourist has its sights…

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