1. Will.i.am and 2NE1 'Gettin' Dumb': Listen to the K-Pop Collaboration

    April 16, 2013 5:20 PM EDT It has long been rumored that Will.i.am's anticipated "#willpower" album would feature K-pop act 2NE1 -- a move that would bring the growing genre closer to the West. Many names were thrown out in the Black Eyed Pea's fourth solo effort -- like British darling Cheryl…

  2. Avril Lavigne: New Album Is 'All Over The Place'

    April 10, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Singer's fifth full-length will include pop-rock tunes, piano ballads and a Marilyn Manson collaboration. First, a clarification: when Avril Lavigne kicks off her new single "Here's To Never Growing Up" with the line "Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs,"…

  3. 'Glee' Recap: A Very Naked Episode

    February 01, 2013 9:17 AM EST "Glee" stripped down this week in an episode that highlighted nakedness (physical and emotional) of it's characters, plus provided fans with the utter eye candy of shirtless dudes in crazy costumes, a landscape of equal parts nostalgia and current pop hits, and realistic…

  4. Kitty Gets Serious, Outgrows 'Tumblr-Wave' Tag on 'D.A.I.S.Y. Rage' EP

    January 31, 2013 12:30 PM EST "It took me a while to have songs that I wasn't super embarrassed of," says the 19-year-old rapper. After mining Internet gold with her tongue-in-cheek sleeper hit "Okay Cupid," Kitty didn't see a future in hip-hop. Formerly known as Kitty Pryde, the 19-year-old…

  5. Lisa Loeb 'No Fairy Tale' Video Premiere Plus 9 Stories on What She's Been Up To

    January 31, 2013 10:08 AM EST It's been nearly nine years since Lisa Loeb last released a pop record (2004's "The Way It Really Is") -- not that she intended to take such a long gap. The singer-songwriter who made cat glasses famous with her 1994 megahit "Stay" returned to music-making…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Baby It's Back... and Awkward

    January 25, 2013 10:55 AM EST Hiatus over, we're dropped back into a world of "Glee" that's ready to remind you just how embarrassing youth can be If you ever wanted to experience a bucketload of secondhand embarrassment, this episode of "Glee" was the one for you. A lot of things happened…

  7. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

  8. Australian 'Dumb Ways to Die' Ad Goes Viral, Song Gains Sales

    December 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST A public safety video for an above­ground railway system in Australia has found some unexpected traction after becoming a viral hit on YouTube. Since debuting Nov. 14, the clip, titled "Dumb Ways to Die," has racked a staggering 30 million views, leading to dozens of user-created…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: 'Thanksgiving' Arrives Late With PSY & One Direction

    November 30, 2012 11:50 AM EST A week after Thanksgiving proper it's Thanksgiving in the world of "Glee," and sectionals to boot. We kick right off with the medley of "Home/Homeward Bound" by Phillip Phillips and Simon & Garfunkel respectively, featuring all the graduates minus Kurt and Rachel.…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: 'Dynamic Duets' Saves the Day With Kelly Clarkson, Fun.

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST Apparently that bit about Blaine joining the superheroes club a few episodes ago was not a typical throwaway "Glee" gag, but a setup for "Dynamic Duets," an episode of "Glee" that brings the show both back to its roots of a specific mix of insanity and…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: There Are Worse Things Than a 'Grease' Episode

    November 16, 2012 10:35 AM EST Glease was the word Thursday night, with an entire episode devoted to songs from the classic musical. The music this episode is split between the general fun stuff ("Greased Lightning" the "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee") that, while they fit, only contribute bits to the…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: 'Grease' Is the Word as Finn Takes Root

    November 09, 2012 8:50 AM EST Since "Glee" has been on hiatus we've had a World Series, a Hurricane and a Presidential election -- so it's no surprise that a That's What You Missed on "Glee" is more useful than ever now. Last we left off everyone was breaking up after the distance of…

  13. 'Glee' Covers 'Greased Lightning': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 01, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The cast of "Glee" will be throwing on their leather jackets and poodle skirts in a couple of weeks, when the show's "Grease"-themed episode airs Nov. 15. In anticipation of the accompanying "Glease" album, which drops on Nov. 6, Billboard has the exclusive…

  14. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: 'The Break Up' Brings Cheating, Coldplay & Taylor Swift

    October 05, 2012 12:05 PM EDT An episode called "The Break Up" can only mean heartbreak, and even though you know from the title going on that things can't go well for our favorite relationships, when "Glee" wants to gut you, it will you gut you. It's a ruthless machine in that way, taking…

  16. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  17. Loretta Lynn's 50th Year at Opry Toasted by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack

    September 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT In 1960, country newcomer Loretta Lynn and her husband "Mooney" traveled across America on what many country historians call one of the first of what we call 'radio tours' today. One of their destinations was Nashville, where the goal was to try to land a spot on the Grand…

  18. 'Glee' Recap: Britney Spears, One More Time

    September 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Several 'Glee' characters are having a tough week, and Spears is the only way to convey that particular brand of pop misery "Glee" is cyclical, and the stories of high school kids have to follow repetitive molds -- back to school, holidays, class elections, prom, the…

  19. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical standouts, it was hard to stay excited about …

  20. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

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