1. Christina Aguilera's Top 10 Biggest Career Moments

    November 21, 2012 5:40 PM EST With her new album, "Lotus," debuting at No. 7 on this week's Billboard 200 chart, Christina Aguilera has once again transmitted her bold pop stylings to a wide audience. It shouldn't be a surprise: the 31-year-old has been commanding the spotlight for nearly two decades,…

  2. Christina Aguilera Opens 'Blank Page' on Emotional 'Lotus' Track

    November 04, 2012 11:35 PM EST "It reminds me of the emotional vulnerability yet empowerment feeling that you get from listening to 'Beautiful'," she tells Billboard Christina Aguilera lays it all out there in her new ballad "Blank Page," lamenting in an emotion-racked vocal delivery that she&…

  3. Christina Aguilera Talks 'Voice' Rest, 'Lotus' Tour + Frank Ocean

    November 01, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Christina Aguilera sees her upcoming breather from NBC's hit "The Voice" as an opportune time to spend time with family, reconnect with fans and, she says, play some tour dates in support of her new album "Lotus." "It's very interesting, because it won'…

  4. Christina Aguilera Video Q&A: From 'Mickey' to 'Lotus' and Finding Her 'Voice'

    October 31, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Christina Aguilera took attendees for a journey of her blockbuster career at last week's Billboard Film & TV Conference Music Conference. Feeling feisty, the "Beautiful" singer played loose with her language (f-bombs were dropped) while talking about her journey from Star…

  5. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Sample A-ha's 'Take On Me': Hear Song Snippet

    October 23, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Pitbull has teamed up with Christina Aguilera to interpolate a pop classic on "Feel This Moment," a new song from the singer's upcoming studio set "Global Warming." A 97-second snippet of the track, which snatches the instantly recognizable synth riff from a-ha '…

  6. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom falters, but after selling 100 million…

  7. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  8. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Band is honored at Grammy Museum one day after Mike Love puts expiration date on reunion; "Why stop now?" Al Jardine asks The Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum Sept. 18 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a platinum award presentation, a museum fund-raising meet-and…

  9. Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead Wanted for Assault

    September 13, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Drummer Responds: "Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever" Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has found himself in trouble with the law. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that an arrest warrant has been issued for the…

  10. Christina Aguilera to Keynote at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    September 05, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will participate as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference presented by First Entertainment Credit Union and being held at the W Hotel in Hollywood Oct. 24 and 25. A five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the top…

  11. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Has a 'Cheers' Connection: Video

    August 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT If you've ever randomly shouted "Norm!" or felt the urge to wear a bar apron while listening to fun. 's infectious "We Are Young," don't worry, you're not crazy. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live • Photos: Backstage & Portraits • 15 Things Seen…

  12. Maroon 5 Already Working on 'Overexposed' Follow-Up

    July 05, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 'We're more focused than we've ever been,' says guitarist James Valentine Though it's only two singles into the campaign, the highly collaborative experience of making its new album, "Overexposed," has Maroon 5 chomping at the bit to make its next album…

  13. Listen: Three Songs Off Ayo Olatunji's 'Isolation' Mixtape

    June 27, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Exactly a year after releasing his first mixtape, "8 Bit Love" (June, 2011), Ayo Olatunji returns with his progressive R&B mixtape, "Isolation," on July 24. Yesterday (June 26), the independent singer-songwriter and producer gave fans a taste of the 11-songs set when…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood

    June 08, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Rihanna catches up to a Beatle, Clarkson tops another chart and Underwood does what no other artist had before in the Country Songs chart's 68-year history. As her "Where Have You Been" bounds 11-9 on the EXTRA STRENGTH: Kelly Clarkson collects her second Adult Contemporary No.…

  15. Foo Fighters Drummer Scores Iggy Pop Role in 'CBGB'

    June 05, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop ; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork and The Borgias actress Mickey Sumner as…

  16. Ask Billboard: Robin Gibb, Donna Summer Remembered

    May 22, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. ROBIN GIBB, DONNA…

  17. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Endure 'Insane' Last Week

    May 08, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Who Will Win? We Size Up Chris, Jermaine, Juliet and Tony Before Tonight's Finale The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their…

  18. Mickey Hart Travels Across the Universe on 'Mysterium Tremendum'

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mickey Hart has tapped into the sounds of the universe and the heart of the Grateful Dead for his latest band's first album, "Mysterium Tremendum." The percussion virtuoso tells Billboard.com that he built the songs from the 12-song set from celestial sound waves captured by…

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca's musical retort to Christina Aguilera on …

  20. The Miracles Grateful of Effort to Get Them Into Rock Hall of Fame

    April 13, 2012 10:00 PM EDT "I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime," Claudette Robinson tells Billboard Smokey Robinson got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Now the rest of his Motown group, the Miracles, are happy to be joining him at this year's induction ceremony on Saturday in…

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