1. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care about the most this year. In the video below,…

  2. Meek Mill, 'Dreams & Nightmares': Track-By-Track Review

    October 30, 2012 10:05 AM EDT All eyes have been on Meek Mill since the Philadelphia rapper signed to Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group imprint in February 2011. With seven mixtapes under his belt before signing, it's evident Meek has built a foundation for himself. But with the assist from Rick Ross, the student…

  3. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album…

  4. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island's Hofstra University. But whereas Obama…

  5. 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…

  6. Kendrick Lamar 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Album Snippets Leak

    October 15, 2012 3:10 PM EDT A week before the release Kendrick Lamar 's "good kid, M.A.A.d city" (Oct. 22), snippets of the standard edition of his major label debut album leak. K. Dot has enlisted a few familiar names for both the standard and deluxe edition of "good kid, M.A.A.d city,"…

  7. Kendrick Lamar Releases 'Compton' Song, 'Good Kid' Tracklist

    October 02, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Debut album features collaborations with Drake, Jay Rock, Mary J. Blige. With three weeks to go before his debut album "good kid, m.A.A.d city" is released, Kendrick Lamar has unveiled the official tracklist for the highly anticipated album, as well as "Compton," a new…

  8. Mary J. Blige Embraces 'Betty & Coretta' Role: 'I'm Working My Way'

    September 26, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Taking a breather from her Liberation Tour with D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige is in Montreal this week to begin filming "Betty & Coretta," a double biopic of Betty Shabazz (played by Blige) and Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) in the wake of the deaths of their husbands,…

  9. Taylor Swift Reveals 'Never Ever' Inspiration

    September 24, 2012 11:15 AM EDT iHeartRadio 2012 : Photos + More ALL THE BEST LIVE & CANDID PICS • Backstage Day 2: Jonas Brothers Talk New Music, Green Day's 'Meltdown' Was Partly Staged? • Live Recap Day 2: P!nk Pops, Prince Surprises in Finale • Backstage Day 1: Bon Jovi Reveal New Music, Gwen Gets Hit…

  10. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- not to mention a pair of surprise duets…

  11. iHeartRadio 2012: Pink, Pitbull and Prince Own Closing Night

    September 23, 2012 10:30 PM EDT "I haven't sung some of these songs in awhile… I've been busy," said P!nk , several songs into her opening set on the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday. The singer was referencing her newfound mommyhood, having given birth to…

  12. Tamia Returns After Six-Year Hiatus With 'Beautiful Surprise'

    September 22, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Six years have elapsed since Tamia's last album, but the singer/songwriter is picking up right where she left off. The R&B artist's fifth album, "Beautiful Surprise," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart following its Aug. 28 release.…

  13. Rod Stewart Returns to HSN for First Holiday Album

    September 17, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Two years ago, Rod Stewart smashed previous figures at HSN with his exclusive debut of "Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook: Volume V," moving more than 25,000 units during his hour-long performance and sales pitch, according to HSN. The singer remains the largest…

  14. Foo Fighters Play 3.5 Hours at 'Rock the Vote' Concert

    September 06, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last Song: "Everlong" "It's gonna be a long night!" warned Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl at a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday. For the 1,000 lucky people in the audience, he was right. Channeling their inner Bruce Springsteen,…

  15. Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Rock Together to Cap Made In America Fest: Photos & More

    September 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Pearl Jam's mash-up with Jay-Z, Run-D.M.C.'s reunion, Ron Howard hanging out, and more from the inaugural Philly fest. Pearl Jam' s inspired live mashup with Jay-Z brought his inaugural Made In America festival to an unforgettable close in Philadelphia on Sunday night …

  16. Backstreet Boys Reunite for 'GMA' Concert: Watch

    August 31, 2012 2:35 PM EDT It's been six years, but as of this morning, Backstreet's back (alright). All five members of the Backstreet Boys performed on "Good Morning America," their first official concert since Kevin Richardson rejoined the band earlier this year. The quintet sang a trio of hits -…

  17. Whitney Houston Earns 40th Top 40 Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Celebrate'

    August 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Although bittersweet, the late great Whitney Houston achieves her 40th top 40 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Celebrate," her duet with Jordin Sparks , rises 49-39. The song -- from 2012 film, 'Sparkle,' -- is diva's first top 40 hit since "Million…

  18. Lianne La Havas, Reps Talk 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' Album & Stardom

    August 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT "Is Your Love Big Enough?" by British folk-soul artist Lianne La Havas debuts this week at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 142 on the Billboard 200, with 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist's debut album peaked at No. 4 on…

  19. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 54th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958. As we celebrate the Material Girl's…

  20. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

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