1. What's a Willie-Waught? Andrew Bird Gets to the Bottom of 'Auld Lang Syne'

    December 17, 2012 1:15 PM EST Andrew Bird 's bouncy, happy-go-lucky version of "Auld Lang Syne" unsurprisingly closes out the new "Holidays Rule" compilation, and the indie-folk star says it was curiosity that drove him to pick the New Year's Eve staple. Holiday Music Central: Playlist, Top…

  2. Fashion Week NYC: Theophilus London Takes Over

    September 14, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Theophilus London has been one of fashion's favorites this year. Not only did he spend most of the past week in the tents at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but the Brooklyn rapper also performed at Rebecca Minkoff's fall fashion show, designed rose-embroidered slippers…

  3. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

  4. Madonna's 10 Best Videos: Poll Results

    August 16, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The incomparable Madonna's 54th birthday is today (Aug. 16), and she's had more music videos than she has candles on her cake. Last week we asked fans to join in on our celebrate the queen of pop's special day by voting on which Madonna video is the best one of all time. The…

  5. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

  6. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at Teen Choice Awards

    July 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga" is gonna need a bigger garage. It was announced at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural franchise has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since 2008, including two awards earned this year for the penultimate film installment, "The Twilight…

  7. Def Leppard Recording 'Forgeries' of Old Hits To Spite Label

    July 02, 2012 6:15 PM EDT New music and new versions of its old hits are marking Def Leppard's recording plans these days. With newly recorded "forgeries" of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Rock of Ages" now available, the quintet has begun a series of re-recordings of its catalog…

  8. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  9. For Sale: Elvis Presley's Original Crypt

    May 29, 2012 10:10 AM EDT For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley 's original crypt to the highest bidder ( see the listing ) as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Bidding starts at $100,000…

  10. 'The Voice': Cyndi Lauper, Season 1 Finalists Talk Backstage After Performances

    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT When the season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), two of them partnered with performers who appear on their albums, last year's winner Javier Colon went solo with his new single and Beverly McClellan sang with a legend she had just met, Cyndi…

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: The Top Nine Emulate Their Own Idols

    March 29, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Randy Jackson likes to use the phrase "in it to win it" to describe contestants on "American Idol" who put in a heavyweight performance. It's always been a strange saying, since you'd expect ALL contestants to be, in fact, in it to win it. But on Wednesday night …

  12. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  13. 'American Idol's' Jermaine Jones Disqualified From Competition

    March 14, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'Gentle Giant' of Season 11 Tweets That He's Gone Jermaine Jones is apparently out on "American Idol." The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he no longer would be on the Fox singing contest. He wrote on his official "…

  14. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  15. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Rihanna, Guy Lombardo

    January 06, 2012 12:15 PM EST 'DEEP' ROLLS ON: BIG 'LOVE': Like Adele, Rihanna begins 2012 by building on her momentum of last year. "We Found Love" extends its reign as Rihanna's longest-leading Pop Songs No. 1, as the song, featuring Calvin Harris, rules for a sixth frame. That's…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

  18. Nickelback's 'Here and Now': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST It's probably not true that a hook comes out every time Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger passes gas, but it's the kind of myth you can certainly believe. Since "The State" came out in 2000 -- and especially since "How You Remind Me" put the Canadian quartet on the…

  19. Katy Perry Scores Seven People's Choice Awards Nominations

    November 08, 2011 9:16 PM EST Katy Perry, "Glee" and Harry Potter conjured up the most People's Choice Awards nominations for the 2012 ceremony. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" topped Tuesday's nomination announcement with nine nods, including favorite movie and ensemble movie…

  20. Album Review: Nickelback, 'Here and Now'

    November 04, 2011 8:30 AM EDT NICKELBACK "Here and Now" Producer: Nickelback Roadrunner Records Release Date: Nov. 21 Nickelback 's dream girl apparently "smokes a little homegrown, drinks a little Cuervo" and drives a fast car. We're so surprised. But that's a welcome sign-especially…

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