1. 'Glee' Recap: 'Dynamic Duets' Saves the Day With Kelly Clarkson, Fun.

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST Apparently that bit about Blaine joining the superheroes club a few episodes ago was not a typical throwaway "Glee" gag, but a setup for "Dynamic Duets," an episode of "Glee" that brings the show both back to its roots of a specific mix of insanity and…

  2. Latin Grammys: Carla Morrison's F-Bomb, 3BallMTY Launching Label + More Backstage Moments

    November 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST The Latin Grammy Awards rocked Las Vegas on Thursday night , with dazzling performances by Pitbull and Alejandro Sanz among others, plus big wins by lovable Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy. But not everything during the broadcast, so here are highlights from backstage. Joy to the World: Eat…

  3. Britney Spears 'Definitely' Returning to 'The X Factor'

    November 06, 2012 8:14 PM EST Baby, one more time? That's the message from Britney Spears , who told an interviewer at a red carpet event for "The X Factor" that she'll be returning to the show next season. "Yes, I definitely will," she said. Spears, a new judge this season along with Demi…

  4. Kendrick Lamar Makes 'Good' Debut on Social 50 Chart

    November 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar , who opened atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," strides onto Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 47. The debut comes after a busy week of social activity for the rapper, who also entered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.…

  5. Britney Spears Passes 'X Factor' Live Test

    November 01, 2012 8:35 AM EDT But Khloe Kardashian as host? Just ask her microphone... Britney Spears was coolly composed on the first live episode of "The X Factor." The same can't be said for new host Khloe Kardashian Odom and her microphone. Odom, adding to her reality TV credentials, was paired with…

  6. 'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

    October 22, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Fox has announced its order for a third season of "The X Factor," set to debut in 2013. "I couldn't be happier," said creator and head judge Simon Cowell in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. … The gloves are off!…

  7. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 9:31 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a…

  8. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from singing to dabble in rap (under the name…

  9. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven "Two Eleven,"…

  10. Billboard Mexican Music Awards: 3BallMTY, Pepe Aguilar to Perform

    October 01, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Performers at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards will include 3BallMTY, the group of young DJs that leads the finalists for the awards with nods in 12 categories. Regional Mexican stars Pepe Aguilar, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Ana Barbara, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda, and America Sierra,…

  11. PSY Rules Social 50 Chart for Fifth Straight Week

    September 28, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Busy week keeps the 'Gangnam Style' star in the social driver's seat, while Mumford & Sons also creep up the chart. PSY continues to dominate Billboard's Social 50 chart, keeping a firm foothold in the No. 1 spot for a fifth straight week. With so many television and…

  12. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  13. B2K Alum Raz B Slashes Wrist in Accident

    July 10, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Raz B, formerly of R&B group B2K , is thanking his lucky stars following a grisly accident in China that nearly severed the singer's hand clean off. "MAN.... Cherish life and your loved one's. You just never know. THANK YOU LORD FOR SAVING MY LIFE," Raz (nee De'…

  14. Glee's Prophetic Whitney Houston Tribute

    February 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST Often "Glee" has their collective finger on the pulse of popular discourse, but this week's musical selection proved to be almost prophetic in its timeliness. Filmed before Whitney Houston's death this weekend, the hit show will include a tribute to the singer, a rep for…

  15. March Cover Queens: Madonna, Lana Del Rey & Nicki Minaj

    February 03, 2012 5:25 PM EST Music's hottest femmes are gracing the covers of March magazines. From Nicki Minaj 's pretty in pink Wonderland cover to Madonna 's candid interview in The Advocate, spring's sizzle has came early. Nicki Minaj on Wonderland Shot by photographer Matt Irwin, the Wonderland…

  16. Rapper YG Talks Snoop Dogg Collaboration, Upcoming Movie & More

    January 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST Keenan " YG " Jackson had been hustling in the music industry for years, but it wasn't until signing with Island Def Jam (in 2009) that the course of his career changed. YG's single, " Toot It and Boot It ," catapulted the rapper into the spotlight and earned him…

  17. Preview Taylor Swift's February Vogue Cover

    January 16, 2012 11:05 PM EST T aylor Swift 's Vogue cover was leaked! Maestro Anna Wintour thought her to be a perfect fit for the February Issue, and we certainly agree. Shot by Mario Testino, the cover featuring the "Speak Now" singer-songwriter, surfaced on The Fashion Spot this past weekend. The photo…

  18. Los Tucanes De Tijuana's '365 Dias': Album Preview

    January 13, 2012 1:29 PM EST Los Tucanes De Tijuana Title: 365 Dias | Release Date: Jan. 31 Norteño icons Los Tucanes de Tijuana ( @tucanesdetij ) have a tradition of simultaneously releasing an album of corridos along with one of ballads and cumbias. This time around, the band has alternated. "365 Dias," the…

  19. Wonder Girls Premiere English Soundtrack Single 'DJ Is Mine'

    January 12, 2012 1:50 PM EST They made history by being one of the few Korean acts to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and now Wonder Girls are back hoping to do it again with their latest single "DJ Is Mine." The Korean pop girl group recently released the video for its new track, featuring School Gyrls , as the…

  20. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks

    January 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST The 2011 NFL postseason officially kicks off on Saturday (Jan. 7), and like the rest of us, many high-profile artists will be glued to their TV and rooting for their favorite team. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on the first-round matchups, Billboard.com spoke with…

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