1. 615 Spotlight: Kelsey Waldon Hits 'The Goldmine'

    May 21, 2014 8:48 PM EDT Kelsey Waldon says that while her style of country offers a more traditional slant, she can certainly identify with many of the lyrics on the radio these days. She just chooses to go a different route.  "I definitely know about those things," she admits. "I grew up on a dirt…

  2. Chris Lake Talks Rising Label, Premieres 'Helium' Video: Watch Here

    February 27, 2014 5:18 PM EST On the day he finished mastering his latest song, “Helium,” Chris Lake felt unabashedly confident. “I’ve just done the best record I’ve ever made in my life,” he gushed. “I’m fucking excited about it. It’s quite radio friendly, and club-appointed, but a full song.” The track, released in…

  3. Kellie Pickler Returns With 'The Woman I Am'

    November 08, 2013 4:00 PM EST Kellie Pickler gets personal on her new album, "The Woman I Am," out Nov. 11. If you need proof of this, take one listen to "Selma Drye," a song about a person that Pickler knew very well -- her great grandmother. The singer wrote the song with Billy Montana and Phillip…

  4. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  5. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  6. Howard Tate, Lost Soul Singer, Dead at 72

    December 06, 2011 10:30 AM EST Howard Tate , a gifted 1960s soul singer who dropped out of music after his now-beloved records were ignored, only to reemerge decades later to a cult following, died Dec. 2 at his New Jersey apartment. A spokesman for the Burlington County medical examiner said Tuesday that Tate died of…

  7. TMI Ep. 4: Gym Class Heroes and More

    December 01, 2011 2:50 PM EST Chart Article TMI Episode 3: Gym Class Heroes and More Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET Re-watch episode three of TMI: The Music Insider, which was broadcast live today (Dec. 1), right here. This week, host Downtown Julie Brown chatted about the latest music news and fashion and -- as…

  8. A Year of Social 50 Breakthroughs, With Rebecca Black, Karmin & More

    November 25, 2011 8:06 PM EST This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Billboard's Social 50 chart, our tally that ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. While a good number of acts have never left the tally (we're looking at you, Justin Bieber, Lady…

  9. TMI Ep. 3: Kina Grannis & More

    November 17, 2011 2:45 PM EST Chart Article 11.17 Episode: Watch Again Tune In Live Each Thursday at 3pm ET Rhythm & News: Michael Jackson 'Immortal' track premieres, Bieber's paternity suit dropped From Headlines to Hemlines: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj On the Street: Do You Know Our Host? Top…

  10. Kina Grannis' 'Arms' Video Grants Social 50 Chart Debut

    November 10, 2011 2:20 PM EST After taking home a win at MTV's O Music Awards and releasing her latest music video, YouTube starlet Kina Grannis debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 49. On Oct. 31, she earned the best Web-born artist O award, and two days later, her video for "In Your Arms…

  11. Kina Grannis' Jellybean World: Watch 2011's Best Stop-Motion Music Video

    November 03, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Kina Grannis channels a touch of Peter Gabriel's beloved "Sledgehammer" video , except instead of moving vegetables, Grannis explores a stunning jellybean world. Stop-motion animation and more than a quarter million jellybeans combine to create Grannis' …

  12. Robyn Wows MTV O Music Awards; Bjork & Marilyn Manson's Butt Win Big

    November 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Last night, the MTV O Music Awards 2 took over The Roxy in West Hollywood to celebrate "the best in digital music"--for the second time this year. The O Music Awards had their inaugural ceremony this past April in Las Vegas, where fans got to cast their votes to decide who would…

  13. Katy Perry: Playing Smurfette Felt 'Natural'

    February 07, 2011 6:54 AM EST Maybe it's her tutti-frutti sense of fashion. For whatever reason, Katy Perry says she felt like a natural doing the voice of "Smurfette" in the upcoming movie about the blue creatures. That's because she feels like a cartoon character in real life. "The Smurfs movie…

  14. The-Dream Confirms Split with Christina Milian After Racy Photos Surface

    July 12, 2010 5:00 PM EDT After less than a year of marriage, The-Dream and Christina Milian have gone their separate ways. The singer/songwriter and producer, whose real name is Terius Nash, confirmed his split from Milian today (July 12) to UsMagazine.com after photos surfaced of him being intimate with his…

  15. Billboard Bits: Anastasio, Robert Bradley, Tate

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Trey Anastasio, Robert Bradley, Howard Tate Trey Anastasio has joined the bill for the Black Crowes' New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden, replacing My Morning Jacket, which has been forced to back out while frontman Jim James recovers from health…

  16. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  17. CD, DVD Capture DMB's Night In The 'Park'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. As first tipped here this summer, Dave Matthews Band's recent free concert in Central Park is coming to CD and DVD. "The Central Park Concert" will be released as a triple-disc CD and double…

  18. Edwyn Collins Polishes 'Syntax'

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…