1. Lady Gaga Bares Nipples In NYC

    June 13, 2014 8:01 PM EDT The performer brought out her "little monsters" while traipsing the streets on Thursday. From Miley Cyrus' support of the Free the Nipple film to Rihanna's see-through CFDA dress , it's clear that music's biggest names have no problem going topless. So it comes…

  2. Bret McKenzie Talks Muppets, Ricky Gervais, 'Flight of the Conchords' Film

    April 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT The former "Flight of the Conchords" star has been busy writing music for "Muppets Most Wanted" since winning an Oscar composing for its 2011 predecessor The Muppets are currently back in theaters with "Muppets Most Wanted," a sequel to the 2011 blockbuster that…

  3. Lady Gaga Keeps Past Dresses, Outfits in Hollywood

    February 06, 2014 7:53 PM EST In Harper's Bazaar interview, singer reveals resting place of meat dress, Muppets Thanksgiving outfit. In case anyone is wondering where Lady Gaga stores her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Awards, the flying dress from her "Artpop" album launch party and her Kermit the frog…

  4. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  5. Lady Gaga Recruits Elton John, RuPaul for Muppets Thanksgiving Special

    November 29, 2013 7:49 PM EST “Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts,” Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-"Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" slot on ABC this year. But there’s getting felt up, and then there’s feeling up actual felt, which brings us to her costars,…

  6. Lady Gaga, R. Kelly Invade Oval Office During 'Do What U Want' AMAs Performance: Watch

    November 24, 2013 11:41 PM EST During the hands-down most elaborate performance at the 2013 American Music Awards, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly fashioned themselves a salacious secretary and President Kellz while playing their new hit "Do What U Want" in a faux Oval Office. After pantomiming a phone call in which…

  7. 8 Things We Learned at Lady Gaga's SiriusXM Special

    November 08, 2013 8:12 PM EST Gearing up for the release of her third album "ARTPOP" next Tuesday (Nov. 12), Lady Gaga sat down at SiriusXM’s ‘Town Hall’ Friday (Nov. 8) -- and things got pretty interesting. Donning a conservative white dress along with a matching cowboy hat, Mother Monster dished on "…

  8. 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…

  9. Alicia Keys Scores Record-Tying Sixth Straight No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    December 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST Alicia Keys earns her sixth straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Girl On Fire" this week, tying her for the most consecutive No. 1s among solo artists with DMX , R. Kelly , Kanye West and Luther Vandross. (Keys already had the most straight leaders among women.) Alicia…

  10. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new additions to the seaside weekend fest, set for…

  11. Frances Bean Cobain Takes Aim at Courtney Love's 'Twitter Tirade'

    April 12, 2012 7:22 PM EDT Frances Cobain is calling for a Twitter ban on mother Courtney Love after a Wednesday rant that alleged Dave Grohl had made a pass at the 19-year-old. "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Cobain said in a…

  12. Darren Criss Q&A: On 'Angry' Blaine and Music vs Acting

    April 10, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 'Glee' Star Opens Up on Kurt/Blaine, His Approach to Iconic Songs, and His 'All Over the Place' Album Plans Former Billboard cover boy Darren Criss has had an eventful year since we featured him and his breakout role as Blaine Anderson, Lima's preppy, bowtie-wearing,…

  13. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  14. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards…

  15. Mitch Ryder Preps R&B-Flavored New Album, 'The Promise'

    January 09, 2012 4:55 PM EST The world still rocks to his mid-60s hits such as "Jenny Take a Ride," "Devil With a Blue Dress On," "Sock It To Me, Baby" and "Little Latin Lupe Lu," but Mitch Ryder has a full plate of new music -- and more -- coming this year. On Feb. 13 the veteran…

  16. Exclusive: Muppets Video Premiere & Kermit Q&A

    December 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST Jason Segel Belts "Man or Muppet," Kermie on Being Green in Limelight The great Muppet comeback train of 2011 rolls onward, leaving what feels like just a handful of folks who still haven't seen "The Muppets" in the dust. In our latest video premiere on Billboard.com,…

  17. The Muppets' 10 Best Music Moments

    November 18, 2011 12:45 PM EST As Kermit and co. return with "The Muppets" movie next week (Nov. 23), Billboard.com now exclusively premieres a mix of five tracks from the soundtrack, out Monday (Nov. 21). Listen to Muppet renditions of "The Muppet Show Theme" (featuring   5. 'Crocodile'…

  18. Lee Pockriss, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie' Writer, Dies at 87

    November 18, 2011 9:40 AM EST Lee Pockriss, who wrote novelty pop hits such as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" for an eager, youthful post-World War II generation, has died in Connecticut after a long illness. He was 87. His wife, Sonja Pockriss, confirmed his death. She says he died at home…

  19. Four Tops' Musical Director Dies at 61

    November 02, 2011 7:49 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Sun reports Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 years, died Sunday in a Las Vegas hospital. Rountree, known simply as Tree,…

  20. 'Glee' Exclusive: Damian McGinty's Solo Debut, 'Bein' Green'

    October 28, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Damian McGinty, the singer from Ireland who won Oxygen's "The Glee Project," will sing Joe Raposo's "Bein' Green" and Teddy Thompson's "Take Care of Yourself" on "Glee." Before filming started he was not familiar with either tune. …

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