1. Joe Zee: Behind the Seams with Elle Magazine’s Creative Director

    August 22, 2013 1:12 AM EDT Fashion powerhouse, genius and creative visionary, Joe Zee has made quite the imprint on the fashion industry. Zee, the Creative Director of Elle Magazine, has worked with everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Taylor Swift, and is responsible for Nicki Minaj’s make under for the April 2013…

  2. Outside Lands Webcast: Watch Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Perform Live

    August 09, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Outside Lands 2013 is bringing three huge days of music featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and more to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 9-11) and thanks to fest's live webcast, you can watch many of the performances from the comfort of…

  3. Lollapalooza: 8 Awesome Moments from the Festival's History

    August 01, 2013 3:48 PM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Nine Inch Nails and Courtney Love's presence…

  4. Nirvana's 'In Utero' Set for Extensive Re-Issue

    July 30, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The swan song from quite possibly the most influential band of the last 25 years will be receiving the re-issue treatment this fall on a multi-format release. In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release "In Utero" with a slew of sonic…

  5. 'Glee' Actor Mike O'Malley Says Cory Monteith was Show's Leader

    July 29, 2013 1:03 AM EDT "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show. O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that Monteith…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  7. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora

    July 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger rocked a burst of color on the red carpet for the London auditions of “The X Factor” at Wembley Arena on July 15, 2013 in London, England…

  8. Republican Congressman Trey Radel Reviews Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    July 16, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Republican congressman Trey Radel may swing right on political policies but his musical tastes are probably far from what you would expect a conventional GOPer to be. Radel, who represents Florida's 19th district, is a massive Jay-Z fan and took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to…

  9. Lester Chambers Attacked After Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin: Family

    July 15, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Lester Chambers, a key member of soul-rock group The Chambers Brothers, was attacked on stage in Hayward, California on Saturday night after apparently dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin. The 73-year-old Chambers was performing at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival when a woman,…

  10. Cory Monteith: Thoughts on Losing 'Glee's Heartbeat

    July 14, 2013 11:00 PM EDT "Finn was our hero, our everyman" Early Sunday morning (late Saturday night on the west coast) my phone began to light up with text messages. First it was rumors that "Glee" star Cory Monteith had passed away, and then came condolences once the Vancouver police…

  11. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  12. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, only to be followed by…

  13. 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…

  14. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

  15. 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…

  16. The Summer Song Of 2013: Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky'?

    June 13, 2013 9:03 AM EDT … Or will it be Florida Georgia Line's crossover "Cruise"? Robin Thicke? Icona Pop? Let the race begin Barring a sudden run of bad luck this summer, radio programmers think Daft Punk will claim the 2013 Song of the Summer title. But predictions also include remixed…

  17. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  18. From Backup to Big Screen: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Has Its Moment

    June 09, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From…

  19. 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 —…

  20. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 05, 2013 4:01 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

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