1. John Dahlback, 'Life (Diamonds in the Dark)': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 31, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish DJ John Dahlback puts a fresh new spin on his single with singer Agnes Carlsson. What do you do when you have a hit instrumental track on your hands? For many EDM producers, the answer lately has been a simple one: “Get Pitbull.” But if Pit isn’t available, why not try a…

  2. Hundreds Killed in Brazil Nightclub Fire

    January 27, 2013 12:19 PM EST A blaze raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 232 people as the air filled with deadly smoke and panicked party-goers stampeded toward the exits, police and witnesses said. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.…

  3. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  4. Seattle Rapper Freddy E Dead in Apparent Suicide

    January 07, 2013 5:50 PM EST The King County medical examiner's office says Seattle hip-hop artist Freddy E has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Seattle Times reports Frederick E. Buhl died Saturday in Renton, a small urban city about 10 miles south of Seattle. Buhl's father said in a post…

  5. Justin Bieber's Saturday: Apologizes for Alleged Pot Use, Visits Cancer Patient

    January 07, 2013 10:10 AM EST Justin Bieber pressed reset on Saturday following a tough week that included the death of a paparazzo who was trying to photograph him and later, the leak of photos allegedly showing him smoking pot. The singer delayed the start of a concert in Salt Lake City in order to visit leukemia…

  6. Kendrick Lamar Drops Booty-Shaking 'Backseat Freestyle' Video: Watch

    January 02, 2013 8:32 PM EST Kendrick Lamar 's going worldwide. The hip-hop star's "Backseat Freestyle" finds him rapping from Compton to Paris, where he drops rhymes about the Eiffel Tower under the lit-up monument. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Lamar himself co…

  7. Shakira to 'Bust Heads,' Usher Promises Strict Style on 'The Voice'

    January 02, 2013 9:30 AM EST The dust has barely settled on Cassadee Pope 's big win on "The Voice" last month , but with big changes in store for the show's fourth season -- most notably the addition of two new coaches -- it's never too early to look ahead. Billboard recently attended a press…

  8. Demi Lovato Dedicates Christmas Song Performance to Connecticut Victims

    December 26, 2012 1:20 PM EST This Christmas, Demi Lovato paid tribute to the children lost in the Newton, Conn., shooting earlier this month. In a video posted to YouTube on Christmas Eve, the "X Factor" judge sings the 1993 Alabama Christmas tune "Angels Among Us" in a performance dedicated to the…

  9. Solange Captivates With 'True' Songs At New York City Show

    December 12, 2012 6:50 PM EST From the moment Solange emerged onto the dimly lit stage at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (Dec. 11), the singer-songwriter took ahold of everyone's attention. Expected whispers of whether her older sister, Beyoncé , was in attendance were quickly laid to rest and forgotten.…

  10. Rolling Stones Give Brooklyn What It Wants

    December 09, 2012 3:15 AM EST Hours/23 Songs/50 Years -- Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron Fuggedabout Age and Rock Brooklyn for the First Time "It's great to be here in Brooklyn, in this great new arena," Mick Jagger said early in the Rolling Stones ' first-ever show in the borough Saturday night. "…

  11. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Alicia Keys

    December 06, 2012 9:05 AM EST As she crowns the Billboard 200, the girl on fire discusses healing in her hometown, bringing R&B to pop radio and her respect for songwriting. Alicia Keys collects her fifth Billboard 200 No. 1 this week, as "Girl on Fire" launches atop the list . The set's title cut,…

  12. Katy Perry on 'Smurfs 2' and Her Film Future: 'I Want to Transform'

    December 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST From her chart-topping hits to her "Part of Me" 3D film, Katy Perry , Billboard's Woman of the Year , has been everywhere lately. But in her film career, the singer-actress is looking forward to going under the radar. Katy Perry: Woman of the Year BUY THIS ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE…

  13. Coldplay Lights Up Brisbane in 'Last Big Show' for a Few Years

    November 22, 2012 9:45 PM EST Coldplay quite literally lit-up Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night during a tour-wrapping show in which Chris Martin dropped big hints that his band won't be back for some time. This was a proper open-air event, complete with fireworks, giant inflatable balls, glowing hearts…

  14. Pink Rocks Cancer Benefit in Los Angeles

    November 13, 2012 7:10 PM EST Hollywood came together on Monday night to celebrate the many women who battle breast cancer every day. The event, titled "Power of Pink," featured a private performance by the very appropriate guest of honor, P!nk . The edgy pop star proved a perfect fit as the evening's…

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Lives For The Moment in 'This Kiss' Video

    October 29, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen follows the sun-stroked fun of the "Call Me Maybe" and "Good Times" music videos with the "This Kiss" clip, a night-set and decidedly more adult visual from her "Kiss" album. The flirty video, which features Jepsen rocking a warehouse…

  16. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the top of their game. "No retreat, believe…

  17. Bon Iver's 'Beth/Rest' Video: Justin Vernon Visits Rivendell

    October 16, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Bon Iver 's video for "Beth/Rest" follows the story of two angelic lovers in luminescent hazmat suits, as they float in a hot air balloon and collect eggs for their tree house above what appears to be either Rivendell or an Ewok village. Co-directed by Justin Vernon and Dan…

  18. Nas and Amy Winehouse Duet in the 'Cherry Wine' Video

    October 02, 2012 5:55 PM EDT The music video for Nas ' "Cherry Wine," a "Life is Good" highlight featuring a hook from the late Amy Winehouse , premiered on VEVO on Tuesday (Oct. 2). The posthumous track is the second duet for the duo, following the release of "Like Smoke" on Winehouse&…

  19. Flying Lotus Supports New LP with Stunning Visuals: Watch

    September 21, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Los Angeles electronic auteur Flying Lotus (real name: Steve Ellison) is supporting his fourth album, "Until the Quiet Comes" (Warp Records), with a fall headlining tour and an Erykah Badu-assisted single, "See Thru to U." But perhaps the most stunning aspect of the…

  20. Green Day's NYC Club Gig Rocks 'Uno,' Classics: Watch

    September 16, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Photos & Video: Green Day's 9/15 show at New York's Irving Plaza was nearly three hours of new tunes, old favorites, costumes, kazoos & crowdsurfers. Video: Green Day Live at Irving Plaza "F-ck it, I'm gonna keep playing" was Green Day frontman Billie Joe…

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