1. Katy Perry Shines During Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show: Watch

    February 01, 2015 8:25 PM EST A Missy Elliott medley, a male-female duet on "I Kissed a Girl" and a pyrotechnic finale: Katy's Super Bowl performance had it all. Katy Perry 's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLIX, hyped for months and anticipated by millions, did not disappoint. Taking…

  2. 'Glee' Music Recap: The Hurt Locker Part 2

    January 31, 2015 10:31 AM EST Turns out even Sue Sylvester falls to the power of "Father Figure." Everyone's got the songs that always make them tear up, and this week -- thanks to a password-protected file on Sue's computer -- the Glee kids and fans learned what turn Sue into an emotional mess. All…

  3. Quotes of the Week: Lady Gaga Apologizes for Eating Pizza, Taylor Swift Is Blown Away By Madonna and More

    January 30, 2015 5:57 PM EST "Oh my god what am I doing with my life?" -- El-P The Run the Jewels producer-rapper, captioning an Instagram video showing him working on beats for Meow the Jewels, a Kickstarter-funded joke-remix album entirely composed of cat sounds. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete…

  4. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center…

  5. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show: The Do's and Don'ts of an Amazing Halftime

    January 29, 2015 4:06 PM EST A 'Firework' finale? Yes, please. A RiFF RaFF appearance? Maybe not the best idea. Here are 10 things we do (and don't) want to see on Sunday. Although Katy Perry has been a famous pop performer for less than a decade, the superstar singer has accrued so many hits over the…

  6. Throwback: Justin Timberlake's Laughable Apology for Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction

    January 29, 2015 12:10 PM EST It's not even a contest: Far and away the most scandalous thing to ever happen at the Super Bowl Halftime Show was Janet Jackson 's "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004. Aided, of course, by one suddenly solo star Justin Timberlake . For this week's Throwback Thursday …

  7. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  8. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  9. Kid Cudi Dishes on His Deleted Male-on-Male Kissing Scenes in New Film 'James White'

    January 25, 2015 10:59 AM EST James White , which premiered Friday (Jan. 23) on the second day of the Sundance film festival, is a hard-hitting drama that takes an unflinchingly close-up look at a twenty-something New Yorker enduring his father's death, his mother's cancer and deep personal demons. Click…

  10. Ask Billboard: Controversial Hits, Katy Perry's Sales & Taylor Swift's Radio Reign

    January 25, 2015 9:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, 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. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT ARE THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL HITS? @gthot20 With the …

  11. 'Glee' Music Recap: The Hurt Locker Pt. 1

    January 24, 2015 10:05 AM EST If you'd told me last week that during last night's Glee we'd have Sue hypnotizing Sam to break up the coaches so that she could finally, once and for all, ruin Will and Rachel's lives, that would seem like par for the course with respect to Sue's increasingly…

  12. RaeLynn on 'Me' EP: 'When It Comes to Music, I'm Just Me'

    January 23, 2015 8:38 PM EST The past year has been a whirlwind for RaeLynn . "In April, we started our radio tour, and traveled the whole year doing that," she tells Billboard . "That entire experience was simply amazing because I got to meet so many of the people that allow all of us artists a…

  13. Why Katy Perry's 'Prism' Era Is More Impressive Than You Think

    January 20, 2015 5:05 PM EST Are we appreciating Katy Perry enough? That's a strange question to ask in January 2015, when Katy Perry is a massive pop star, one who's once again Grammy-nominated and selling out arenas. She's about to headline the Super Bowl halftime show, the biggest musical…

  14. Slash Talks Dave Grohl's Star-Studded Birthday Bash & More Insider Scoop

    January 20, 2015 3:35 PM EST Grohl-ing Older With Slash Slash   says Dave Grohl 's 46th birthday celebration at the Los Angeles Forum was "one of the coolest ... I've witnessed in my time" -- and the former Guns N' Roses   guitarist almost missed it. Slash tells Overheard he was unaware of the…

  15. Corner Office: Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein on Adam Levine's Aspirations and Losing Sara Bareilles

    January 20, 2015 2:55 PM EST Nearly a year after his dust-up at the Clive Davis party, the Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke manager makes amends: "I was arrogant." Jordan Feldstein 's industry bona fides date back to childhood. Long before Maroon 5 's Adam Levine could even conceive of having moves like…

  16. Looking at Top 40 Radio's Decade of Change, Through the Lens of Kelly Clarkson's Career

    January 20, 2015 10:51 AM EST It was Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. Mainstream top 40 radio was a mix of hip-hop, "extreme" alternative crossovers and, for pop balance, teen punk. WHTZ (Z100) New York, which had just launched an urban sister station, WWPR (Power 105), was trying to make its way back to the mainstream…

  17. Kid Rock Criticized For Killing Cougar

    January 20, 2015 12:05 AM EST Kid Rock is in hot water with animal rights activists after he posed for a photo with a cougar he'd presumably killed. The singer went hunting last week with fellow Michigan native and firearm enthusiast Ted Nugent , who shared a picture of their quarry on his Facebook account.…

  18. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  19. Sonisphere Metal Festival Canceled Over Weak Lineup Concerns

    January 19, 2015 11:35 AM EST The organizers of U.K. heavy metal festival Sonsiphere have announced that this year's event will not be going ahead due to a crowded summer calendar restricting their ability to secure a strong enough lineup. Sonisphere Metal Fest Canceled Due to 'Challenging Year' "…

  20. I Prevail's Punk Cover of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Debuts on Hot Rock Songs

    January 16, 2015 12:20 PM EST Post-hardcore band I Prevail's loud rendition of Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" debuts at No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, powered by 36,000 downloads sold (up 552 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The group's self-released EP, Heart vs. Mind, …

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