1. Gimme Five: Foxes Chooses Her Summer Jams

    July 08, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Check out the "Clarity" singer's essential current singles, from Daft Punk to HAIM. The voice of Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, is currently a staple on Top 40 radio thanks to her feature on Zedd's single "Clarity," currently at No. 14 on the Hot…

  2. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  3. Gimme Five: Miley Cyrus' Favorite Female Singers (Video)

    July 02, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has returned to pop music with a revamped image and sound, as "We Can't Stop," the lead single from her fourth studio album, has risen to No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart thanks to a menacingly catchy hook and Mike WiLL Made-It's pristine beat. In the "We…

  4. Gimme Five: Matthew Morrison's Favorite 'Glee' Performances (Video)

    June 28, 2013 4:10 PM EDT During a stop at the Billboard studios last month to promote his new album "Where It All Began," Matthew Morrison -- the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star best known for playing Will Schuester on Fox's "Glee" -- broke down his love of Broadway, collaborating…

  5. Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics to Justin Timberlake-Assisted, 'Holy Grail'

    June 24, 2013 12:28 PM EDT The song references Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' lyrics. Jay-Z is surely not the first rapper to name drop Kurt Cobain in his music, but he may be the first to use the iconic rocker's lyrics. Courtney Love told Huffington Post that she gave Jay-Z permission to use…

  6. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  7. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  8. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Musical Theater Magic and a Touch of Bad Editing

    April 26, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The magic of musical theater is the beating heart of "Glee," be it when they transform pop music into plot, or take and transform classic numbers to suit their purposes. We've had a decent amount of the pop lately, and a whole lot of musical fluff, but this episode finally…

  10. Frankmusik Returns With Third Album, First Headlining U.S. Tour

    April 25, 2013 1:30 PM EDT U.K. artist's upcoming full-length will contain his own brand of "sugary day madness." After a tumultuous few years, British pop singer-songwriter Frankmusik is back. Following a split from Island Records U.K. in 2011, the now-indie artist is prepping the release of his…

  11. Gospel Singer George Beverly Shea Dies At 104

    April 17, 2013 12:54 AM EDT George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief…

  12. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

  13. Dave Grohl's SXSW Keynote Urges Artists to Find Their Voice, Chides Negativity

    March 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Foo Fighters frontman cracks jokes about Bruce Springsteen, talks Nirvana's rise to fame and why he dropped out of school to play music: "I burned inside" "The musician comes first" was Dave Grohl's mantra during his keynote speech Thursday at South By…

  14. Depeche Mode Q&A: Dave Gahan Talks 'Delta Machine,' Massive Tour Plans

    March 08, 2013 3:25 PM EST "We're both in that place where we're in awe of life at the moment," says the Depeche frontman of working with bandmate Martin Gore. The release of a new studio album is business as usual for Depeche Mode, which has, like clockwork, issued a new full-length and embarked…

  15. David Bowie, 'The Next Day': Track-By-Track Review

    February 27, 2013 12:45 AM EST The first single released from David Bowie's first album in 10 years, "Where Are We Now?", is an anomaly. It is gentler, slower and lighter than the other 13 songs on "The Next Day," this musical chameleon's return to rock 'n' roll. Bowie and…

  16. Gimme Five: Olly Murs' Current Pop Obsessions (Video)

    February 25, 2013 1:17 PM EST Bruno, Justin and 1D all get a shout-out from the "Troublemaker" star. U.K. singer-songwriter Olly Murs has slowly established himself as a rising pop talent in the States in the four years since becoming a finalist on the British "X Factor" in 2009. "Troublemaker,…

  17. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: As 'Girls' Joins 'Glee' On Billboard Charts ... What If They Got Together?

    February 08, 2013 10:05 AM EST HBO's 'Girls' is having more of an influence on Billboard charts lately than Fox's 'Glee.' Chart Beat offers a solution to reverse the latter series' chart fortunes – and make the former's even stronger. HBO's "Girls" has quickly…

  19. Gimme Five: Colette Carr Discusses Her Biggest Musical Influences

    February 04, 2013 5:30 PM EST Colette Carr has been making music at an absolutely furious over the past year: the 22-year-old Cherrytree/Interscope artist began releasing four-song EPs every two months beginning last November with "The Skitszo Collection (Part 1)," and will continue to do so until her debut…

  20. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 04, 2013 12:25 PM EST With a unique release strategy for his film, the Foo Fighters frontman intends to spread his rock gospel far and wide This is an excerpt. Click here to buy a copy and check out the iPad edition . In 1982, the Los Angeles band Fear released The Record, a pounding document of punk snarl…

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