1. Billboard Cover: 'The Voice' Hasn't Created an Actual Star — But Is Making Bigger Stars of Its Judges

    September 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT "The girl’s on time, right?" says Gwen Stefani to Blake Shelton . The 44-year-old No Doubt singer looks femme fatale-radiant in a black-and-white polka dot Saint Laurent blouse. "Well, you’re not the biggest girl here," Blake Shelton, 38, dead-pans in his Oklahoma drawl,…

  2. 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun': Track-by-Track Album Review

    July 15, 2014 3:26 PM EDT It's hard out there for a professional parodist: nowadays, any idiot with a webcam can post his or her version of "Fancy" on YouTube, and if a master idiot like "Weird Al" Yankovic wants to get us tweeting about his send-ups, he'd better make them extra…

  3. ‘Rising Star’ Recap: Loving Josh Groban and Where it Works 'Shockingly Well' vs. the Competition

    June 23, 2014 4:15 AM EDT Theoretically, Rising Star was made for this moment in time. Sure, it’s silly, confusing, absurdly self-serious, and Josh Groban’s glasses are almost definitely not a real prescription; but—BUT—I, like many people, still haven’t grown tired of watching talented strangers shock me with their…

  4. Ab-Soul Talks About the Duality of 'These Days' Album & Danny Brown's Advice

    June 20, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Ab-Soul is focused on his own — in between jugs of cough syrup, mid-conversation naps and fights with his own label. His raps frequently evoke higher consciousness, but Ab-Soul is only half-awake — if that. It's 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday and the self-described "Black Lip Bastard…

  5. Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ Tour Coming to Australia

    June 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will bring her “Bangerz” tour to Australia later this year.  Promoters the Dainty Group today announced Miley would play arenas in Australia’s five big cities this October. Moves Like Miley: Cyrus' Wildest Moments on Her 'Bangerz' Tour At this stage, just five…

  6. Jack White, 'Lazaretto': Track-By-Track Review

    June 03, 2014 1:15 PM EDT That rattle and clang can only mean one thing: Jack White 's comin' 'round the mountain, pushing his trusty rusty shopping cart of American musical artifacts and curiosities. This time, he's peddling his second solo album, "Lazaretto," the latest in a long line…

  7. Miley Cyrus' 'Pretty Girls (Fun)' Surfaces Online: Hear The 'Bangerz' Leftover

    June 03, 2014 11:56 AM EDT Hungry for some new Miley Cyrus music? Who isn't? Well, "Pretty Girls (Fun)" isn't exactly "new" -- the song is reportedly a leftover from the pop star's "Bangerz" sessions -- but "previously unreleased" will suffice in this instance.…

  8. Down, 'We Knew Him Well': Exclusive Video Premiere

    May 13, 2014 12:06 PM EDT As Phil Anselmo & co. prep the May 13 release of "Down IV - Part Two," Billboard exclusively premieres the video for the song, "We Knew Him Well." On the eve releasing "Down IV -- Part Two," the latest EP by the all-star metal group Down, frontman Phil…

  9. Nicki Minaj Shows She's Summer Ready In Salmon Gucci Bikini

    May 08, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is like "let's go to the beach, each, let's go get a wave" in some recent Instagram bikini pics from her Myx Fusions commercial. Nicki Minaj Releases 'Yasss Bish!!' Featuring Soulja Boy, Raps about Los Angeles Clippers Miss Minaj has no problem…

  10. Frank Ocean Performs At 2014 Met Gala: Watch

    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Frank Ocean swooned the stars who packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday (Monday, May 5) for the Costume Institute Gala. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala Backed by an all-female orchestra, Frank Ocean performed a medley of songs including "…

  11. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  12. '78 Project,' Cash and Carter Docs on the Road to Nashville Film Festival

    April 03, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Two films that connect the roots of recorded music with contemporary performers are among the music documentaries playing the Nashville Film Festival in April. "The 78 Project Movie" and "The Winding Stream," both of which had their world premieres at SXSW and include…

  13. Jay Z, Daft Punk Collaborate on Leaked Track 'Computerized': Listen

    March 10, 2014 6:21 PM EDT Daft Punk…  and Jay Z… on the same track? It can't be real, can it? Well, apparently it is: "Computerized," a one-song collaboration between the French electronic duo and Brooklyn rapper, mysteriously made its way online on Monday (Mar. 10), and Pitchfork has confirmed that the…

  14. The Underdogs Talk Producing New Girls' Generation Single 'Mr.Mr.,' Working in K-Pop: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 8:45 PM EST The production duo has helmed hits for Justin Timberlake and Beyonce -- plus Korean boy bands TVXQ! & SHINee With production credits on Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Beyonce records, the Underdogs have been a familiar production team to Western audiences for more than a…

  15. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  16. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  17. 'American Idol' Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Tie the Knot

    June 03, 2013 8:47 AM EDT "American Idol" can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo. The afternoon ceremony at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel was officiated by…

  18. Alice in Chains Started From Scratch on 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'

    May 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The members of Alice in Chains are anxious for fans to know that their brand-new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," is, in fact, completely brand new. Though the quartet talked about unused songs for 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue" -- AiC's first new…

  19. How Great Will the 'Gatsby' Soundtrack Be?

    May 04, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Baz Luhrmann, Jay-Z and other music partners assembled a collection of songs that could revive the fortune of the out-of-favor-movie soundtrack The high-profile soundtrack, an artifact of the '80s and '90s largely dormant during the last five years, is being revived by "…

  20. Paramore's Hayley Williams Teams With MAC

    March 08, 2013 2:12 PM EST Hayley Williams teamed with MAC for an orange-drenched collection. Whoever said orange was the new pink was not as disturbed as El Wood’s may have thought. Paramore front woman Hayley Williams has teamed up with MAC to release a collection in her fiery signature shade: orange. Following in…

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