1. Meet INFINITE: Video Q&A With the Rising K-Pop Superstars

    January 29, 2013 3:05 PM EST   2012 was a spectacular year for K-pop boy band INFINITE. The group embarked on their first tours in Korea and Japan, reached 160,000 members in their official fan club "Inspirit," and by the end of the year, Billboard.com was so impressed by the seven-member group and…

  2. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  3. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  4. 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&…

  5. Fall in Love With Psy's 'Gangnam Style' -- Korean Rapper Goes Viral

    July 31, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After scoring the top debut a couple of weeks back, Psy overtook some of South Korea's biggest girl groups -- 2NE1 , T-ara , and SISTAR -- to rule the most recent K-Pop Hot 100 chart with his addictive new single "Gangnam Style." Amidst a summer of idols making their comebacks,…

  6. K-Pop Hot 100: BIGBANG Scores No. 1 as Wonder Girls Rise

    June 20, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Unstoppable quintet boy group BIGBANG thwarted IU's quest to earn a five-week chart topper (and tie her own chart record set in January) in this week's K-Pop Hot 100 . The group's newest single, "Monster," from a special edition of their latest album, "Still…

  7. Yuna Talks Career Start, Pharrell Williams & More

    April 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT All over the world, speaking English is considered a useful skill. But not for Yuna , a Malaysian singer who found her English-language skills were virtually useless as she became a top artist in her home country. Born Yunalis Zarai in Alor Setar, Malaysia, the singer/songwriter wrote her…

  8. Olympics Closing Ceremony to Be a 'Symphony' of All Things British

    February 23, 2012 10:05 AM EST The closing ceremony for 2012 London Olympics will be themed "A Symphony of British Music" -- with organizers promising a hit-packed journey from classical composer Edward Elgar to Grammy soul diva Adele. "It is, in a sense, the soundtrack of our lives," said Stephen…

  9. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  10. K-Pop Hot 100: Lyn Remains at No. 1

    February 14, 2012 12:25 AM EST The Super Bowl is the ultimate indication of how important television can be to a song's longevity. This week's No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 knows this better than anyone as female solo phenom Lyn spends another week at the top spot with "Turn Back Hands of Time." Her chart…

  11. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  12. Hercules and Love Affair Adds New Treats To 'Blue Songs' U.S. Release

    August 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT With the stateside release of "Blue Songs", Hercules and Love Affair's long-awaited sophomore album and first release since its self-titled 2008 debut, the band finally gets new music to fans at home. "Blue Songs" -- which has been out in Europe since January -- will…

  13. Amy Winehouse: Will Unreleased Material Ever Reach Fans?

    July 28, 2011 6:46 PM EDT Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say. The soul diva, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead of unknown causes at her London home on Saturday. She was 27. Mark…

  14. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  15. Justin Bieber Swaps Spots With Lady Gaga Atop Social 50 Chart

    February 24, 2011 1:24 PM EST L ady Gaga may retain the throne on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Born This Way," but she slips from the top slot on the Social 50 tally, down to No. 2. Who's she replaced by? Why, the act with the No. 1 album in the country -- Justin Bieber . Justin Bieber Scores…

  16. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week run at the top with "Firework" (1…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Far*East Movement, Lil Wayne, Suzanne Vega

    October 21, 2010 5:55 PM EDT With numerous laudable achievements on an array of Billboard charts this week, keeping track of the most notable feats requires a bit of organization. Chart Beat presents, then, an easy A-to-Z guide of the week in Billboard surveys. (Permission is sought for artistic license regarding letters…

  18. JYJ: Release Of The Week

    October 20, 2010 5:01 PM EDT Chart Article As former members of the South Korean boy band TVXQ, the trio of Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu are no strangers to pop stardom. Formed in 2003, TVXQ became hitmakers at home and in K-pop-crazy Japan (where it was known as Tohoshinki) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kanye's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Gaga-Winehouse Collabo Just a Dream

    July 29, 2010 5:16 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Says Director Kanye West 's upcoming music video for new single "Power" will be "apocalyptic, in a very personal way,"…

  20. 'American Idol' Auditions Kick Off in Nashville Without Simon Cowell

    July 15, 2010 10:12 PM EDT The 10th season of "American Idol" is underway in Nashville, and despite the long lines and big dreams of wannabe contestants, there's no denying that something's missing. "'Idol's' going to be different this year first and foremost because (judge)…

Pages