1. Q&A: f(x) Reacts to Topping K-Pop Hot 100 & World Albums Chart (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Backstage at KCON 2013, the K-pop group talks their big year and details filming a Funny or Die skit with Anna Kendrick. Girl groups were in short supply at KCON 2013. Though, given f(x)'s whirlwind 2013, they likely would have more than sufficed even without a last-minute addition…

  2. Blondie, Talking Heads Among '70s Rockers on 'CBGB' Film Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT The film soundtrack, out Oct. 8, will also feature Television, the New York Dolls and more acts of the era. Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will…

  3. K-Pop Hot 100: Ailee Rules Second Week at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 9:42 PM EDT Ailee's 2013 keeps getting better as she meets iconic producer Quincy Jones while ruling the K-Pop charts. Ailee rules the K-Pop 100 for a second week with throwback-inspired jam "U&I" this week, topping a chart with few shake-ups.  The accomplishment comes on the heels…

  4. f(x) Stay Quirky With Sophomore LP 'Pink Tape'

    July 30, 2013 8:41 PM EDT After becoming the first K-pop act to play SXSW, Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber are back with more spunky electro-pop. The spunky female quintet  f(x)—composed of Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—rose to higher international fame and made headlines the first half of…

  5. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  6. Bubbling Under: Nikki Williams' 'Glowing' Shines

    April 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Nikki Williams, Bright Light Bright Light, Krystal Keith and August Alsina   NIKKI WILLIAMS Having scored her first Billboard Hot 100…

  7. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early December, the most famous movie critic of all time…

  8. f(x) Talks About Performing as First K-Pop Act at SXSW

    March 26, 2013 6:06 PM EDT "SXSW is a must for K-pop idols. They are used to big stadiums. It’s the intimacy with fans that makes it special." Five member girl group f(x)—also known as Victoria, Luna, Krystal, Sulli and Amber—marked a major milestone in their career becoming the first K-pop act to appear at…

  9. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  10. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  11. Paul Dano to Play Young Brian Wilson in Upcoming Biopic

    January 18, 2013 11:15 AM EST Paul Dano will step behind the mic to star in Love & Mercy, River Road's unconventional biopic of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.   Meanwhile, Atticus Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score to The Social Network, is in talks to compose the film's…

  12. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  13. 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Playlists: Songs for Bella, Edward & Jacob

    November 15, 2012 7:30 PM EST With "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hitting theaters across the U.S. on Friday (November 16), Twihards are grabbing bags of popcorn, voting Team Edward or Team Jacob, and preparing to watch as the epic series reaches its conclusion. In honor of what is sure to be a blockbuster…

  14. MNDR: Style Council

    August 23, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article "It's not really that different from when I was a teenager," says Amanda Warner, front-woman of MNDR, concerning her style. "I've always been a tomboy, so I don't really worry about hair, makeup and those things." Touting a wardrobe consisting…

  15. Pink Premieres French-Themed 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' Video: Watch

    July 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Just call her Madame Pink . The pop star debuted the video for "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" on Thursday, with the black-and-white video paying homage to vintage French cinema. The palette's broken only by red wine -- spilled on Pink's unfortunate lover. The video, directed by…

  16. Toby Keith Has '14 or 15 Things' in Works for New Album

    July 10, 2012 8:25 PM EDT "Clancy's Tavern" is still open for business, but Toby Keith already has its follow-up in motion. The country star tells Billboard.com that he's "got about 14 or 15 things recorded" already for what will be his 17th studio set and is in the process of putting…

  17. Mickey Hart Travels Across the Universe on 'Mysterium Tremendum'

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mickey Hart has tapped into the sounds of the universe and the heart of the Grateful Dead for his latest band's first album, "Mysterium Tremendum." The percussion virtuoso tells Billboard.com that he built the songs from the 12-song set from celestial sound waves captured by…

  18. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  19. Karmin Recalls 'Emotional' Experience on 'SNL' Following Whitney Houston News

    February 14, 2012 1:15 PM EST For millions of music fans, Saturday night (Feb. 11) will always be remembered as the night that Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48. But for Karmin, the upstart pop duo who were about to make their debut on "Saturday Night Live" before even releasing their debut album, the…

  20. Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele

    November 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. TWICE IS NICE,…

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