1. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 4 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 11, 2013 2:45 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. Breakbot and Irfane's "Baby I’m Yours" at Carmen Marc Valvo Breakbot’s psychedelic pop medley perfectly…

  2. 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…

  3. Emmy Rossum Q&A: A ‘Sentimental’ Return to Music for the 'Shameless' Star

    February 06, 2013 9:51 AM EST Actress talks first album since 2007, why it took so long and whether the "Phantom of the Opera" star wishes she'd been a part of "Les Mis" Emmy Rossum is a versatile performer with a growing list of movie credits and a starring role as Fiona Gallagher in the…

  4. Cee Lo Green and Goodie Mob Tackle Covers and Hits at ESPN Super Bowl Party

    February 02, 2013 9:35 AM EST The Atlanta hip-hop crew eventually turned a too-cool crowd crazy. Right after midnight on Friday (Feb. 2), Cee Lo Green took the stage at the ESPN the Magazine party, and the crowd of athletes, famous faces, and behind-the-scenes moneymakers rushed the stage. The Cee Lo Green they…

  5. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  6. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Signals Major Overhaul

    December 28, 2012 6:45 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's" second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success owed to it bringing a younger audience to Fox. In the week of the finale, Dec. 17-23, "X Factor"…

  7. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday (Dec. 27), following a report from Us Weekly…

  8. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

  9. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  10. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. At a press conference…

  11. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  12. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprudent move. Reid made the first season of …

  13. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  14. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  15. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and arrangement. Naturally, there were mixed…

  16. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  17. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  18. 'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn they were safe on the Nov. 27 episode.…

  19. Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Care for Dying Dog

    November 20, 2012 5:05 PM EST Fiona Apple has canceled the latest leg of her worldwide tour to care for her sick dog, whom she says is currently on her death bed. In a handwritten letter posted online Tuesday (Nov. 20), the singer recalls adopting her pitbull Janet at 21 years old. The dog, 4 months old at the time, was a…

  20. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

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