1. Swedish House Mafia: Billboard Cover Story

    March 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST Checking in with the reigning dons of the dance scene as they prepare to go their separate ways This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. There is no alcohol in the green room. There is Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, a fruit bowl, a plate of red…

  2. Rhye Stays Mysterious on 'Woman,' Preps Spring Tour

    February 26, 2013 3:15 PM EST Pop duo has shied away from the spotlight before the March release of their debut LP. "Woman," the debut album from L.A.-based dream-pop duo Rhye (due March 5 via Loma Vista/Republic Records), consists of lush ballads arranged for piano, violin and synths, with Sade-inspired…

  3. Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video

    February 26, 2013 11:30 AM EST Joey Bada$$ adjusts to life as a hip-hop's new golden boy. In January, the same month he celebrated his 18th birthday, lanky rapper Joey Bada$$ was named creative director of Ecko Unltd., the pioneering streetwear brand founded by Marc Ecko in 1993. As creative director, Bada$$, born…

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Breaks a Heart in 'Tonight I'm Getting Over You' Video: Watch

    February 22, 2013 7:37 PM EST Watch the 'Call Me Maybe' star look for love in rooftops and bedrooms. Carly Rae Jepsen's done waiting for someone to call her, maybe. Her video for "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" finds the singer holding hands with a handsome, hoodie-clad beau, though something&…

  5. Whitney Houston Tribute: Chrisette Michele Sings 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

    February 11, 2013 12:00 PM EST To remember Houston on the sad anniversary of her passing, watch Chrisette Michele sing Whitney's 1987 smash as part of a week-long tribute that will also include Melanie Fiona and Jessica Sanchez. Remembering Whitney • Photos: Whitney Houston's Life • Photos: Michele's…

  6. Nightclub Fire Draws Focus On Brazil’s Carnival

    February 08, 2013 4:52 AM EST Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raising questions about the safety of those who will pack party spaces across the nation. In the days following the deadly blaze at the Kiss club in the…

  7. Beyonce Is Super Bowl XLVII's Top-Tweeted Musician: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 2:41 AM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sentiment attached to them, powered by Infomous.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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. "…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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