1. Haim Rocks Terminal 5 In New York: Live Review

    May 12, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The sister trio amps up its recorded pop polish at the cavernous Hell's Kitchen venue "No texties … live in the moment!" Such was Haim's message to an adoring crowd that, even if it didn't fully abide by the directive (a transgression revealed by the continuous…

  2. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom

    May 11, 2014 8:20 AM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday. Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your…

  3. DJ Rashad Dead at 34 (Update)

    April 28, 2014 9:50 AM EDT UPDATE (May 1): A representative for DJ Rashad tells Billboard that the artist's cause of death is still inconclusive. Rashad's label Hyperdub indicates that a statement is forthcoming. Please hold fire on these latest reports of the causes of Rashad's death until we have an…

  4. 'Scandal' Character Playlist: 10 Songs For Season 3

    April 16, 2014 2:20 PM EDT It's been a jaw-dropping ride for Gladiators. The third season of ABC's "Scandal" comes to an end Thursday night (April 17), and it's bound to shock and pull at the strings of avid viewers. The season has left many at the edge of their couches with wine glasses…

  5. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

    April 11, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Taylor Swift Taylor Swift ditched the sparkly romantic look for an ultra sexy number at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,…

  6. CODE Picks of the Week: Tommy Trash, Gorgon City and More

    April 11, 2014 4:36 PM EDT Chris Lake – “Helium” (Umek & Mike Vale Remix) [Ultra] Slovenian tech house teammates Umek and Mike Vale turn in a high-octane reinterpretation of Chris Lake’s crossover single, bolstering the original’s vocals with shuffling hats and an infectious groove that will feel more than welcome…

  7. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  8. Skrillex Surprises With 'Recess' Album Release

    March 11, 2014 6:06 AM EDT Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been…

  9. 'Divergent' Soundtrack Features Ellie Goulding, M83, Tame Impala/Kendrick Lamar Collaboration

    February 24, 2014 4:00 PM EST After a pair of tracks from the upcoming "Divergent" soundtrack, Zedd's "Find You" and Ellie Goulding's "Beating Heart," were announced last month , the full track list was revealed on Monday (Feb. 24), and it's a doozy. Goulding pops up thrice on…

  10. Justin Bieber Shares 'Broken,' His First Song Since Arrest: Listen

    February 22, 2014 10:43 AM EST Overnight, Justin Bieber shared "Broken," his first song since his January arrest in Miami Beach, and on the track the teen pop star tells the world that even though "they're persistent, trying to break me down / I cannot be broken." Just before midnight last night…

  11. The Internet's Tay Walker Debuts 'Karma' Video: Watch

    January 22, 2014 1:26 PM EST Tay Walker continues to stun, debuting the visual for his unfeigned song, "Karma." "I wanted little pieces of things in it that makes you think 'why is life full of games,'" Walker tells The Juice of the Drew Kirsch-directed video. "I know what it's…

  12. Bubbling Under: Cole Plante Grows On Dance Club Songs

    December 06, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cole Plante, Elizabeth Chan, 2 Pistols and Katherine Alexander   COLE PLANTE 17-year-old DJ/producer Cole Plante jumps into the Dance Club…

  13. Ed Sheeran & Macklemore Stroll Down ‘Sesame Street’: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Get a first look at the chart-topping stars' upcoming guest appearances "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" For Ed Sheeran and Macklemore, a couple Hot 100 hits and good publicists did the trick. For its upcoming 45th season, which will premiere…

  14. Britney Spears Named VH1 'Save the Music' Ambassador

    November 08, 2013 9:09 PM EST Britney Spears doesn't just have a new album on her plate in the coming months -- in fact, she has an extra responsibility afforded to her, courtesy of VH1. The pop star has been named one of VH1's "Save the Music" ambassadors, Rolling Stone reports . Spears is joined by…

  15. A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon Named Style Icons at Top Asian Awards

    October 25, 2013 12:37 AM EDT A$AP Rocky and G-Dragon accepted prizes at the 2013 Style Icon Awards held Thursday in the South Korean capital. The U.S. hip-hop artist visited the country for the first time for the internationally broadcast event, calling it a meaningful feat for street fashion. "I appreciate [the…

  16. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  17. Rise At Night, 'Armed & Dangerous': Video Premiere and Q&A with Bass Music’s Unlikely Pair

    July 29, 2013 4:34 PM EDT Founded by Messinian and his teenaged protege Kezwik, the duo is pushing boundaries while dropping the bass. Los Angeles-born and Philly-bred DJ James Fiorella (better known as Messinian though now often credited by just his last name) has had a unique career path since he joined the…

  18. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  19. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  20. Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's Hamstrung Hip-Hopera in NYC: Live Review

    May 14, 2013 3:13 PM EDT Two negotiations defined the performance of Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge at New York’s Gramercy Theater on Monday night (May 13). One was between the performers and the audience, and the other was between the two men themselves. Ghostface and Younge are touring in support of their…

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