1. Mike Posner Announces Unplugged Tour, Says Justin Bieber Guests on New Album (Exclusive)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Last summer, Mike Posner joined Justin Bieber's summer "Believe" tour, playing in arenas and major venues across the country. But for a new string of headlining dates beginning later this month, the singer is taking the exact opposite route, trading big production for…

  2. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  3. Big Sean's Day in the Life: Kanye West, Common & More

    December 03, 2012 10:40 AM EST Big Sean recalled going to see Kanye West 's Glow In The Dark Tour stop in May of 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the big arena in the Detroit suburbs. "I've envisioned playing there ever since then," the 24-year-old Motor City MC noted -- and he got his chance to do…

  4. Day in the Life: Big Sean

    December 03, 2012 9:44 AM EST Big Sean hangs in Detroit with Kanye West, Common, Mike Posner, J.Cole and more in this intimate day spent with the artist. Big Sean hangs in Detroit with Kanye West, Common, Mike Posner, J.Cole and more in this intimate day spent with the artist. News Kanye West , Mike Posner …

  5. Avicii Tweaks Live Set, Talks Lenny Kravitz & Paris Hilton

    September 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT With the rise of electronic dance music, it seems like everyone is a DJ these days. While music fans may be into it, the mainstream DJ community hasn't exactly embraced newcomers like Paris Hilton trying their hand behind turntables, as seen by the anti-DJ Paris tweets sent by the likes…

  6. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The first time we meet, on the set for his Billboard cover shoot, Justin Bieber accidentally moonwalks, Michael Jackson-style, right back into me. It's a moment of youthful spontaneity that at once confirms he's not kidding around about his King of Pop obsession and inadvertently…

  7. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs…

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: 'It Pisses Me Off,' Blake Says of Decision

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Says RaeLynn Will Be 'Fine,' Hints That Wife Miranda Lambert Will 'Probably Make a Record With Her' For the second night in a row, Blake Shelton felt a ridiculous amount of pressure to make a split-second decision that would affect the lives of his singers. He hemmed and…

  9. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Single Finally Arrives: Listen

    March 26, 2012 12:25 AM EDT Hear The First Single From New Album 'Believe' He put out a 3D movie, a line of a "real hairstyle" dolls and a memoir. He released a remix album and a full-length Christmas effort. Yet Justin Bieber hasn't released a stitch of new music from the follow-up to his best…

  10. Justin Bieber Talks 'Boyfriend,' Gets Car During Birthday 'Ellen'

    March 01, 2012 9:35 AM EST Justin Bieber turned 18 in a very special way -- by appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. But it wasn't all about his birthday. The singer had wrote Feb. 28 on his Twitter account to his nearly 18 million followers that he had some big news to share: "i got something BIG to…

  11. Mike Posner Returns with 'Sex' Single, 2012 Album

    November 29, 2011 2:55 PM EST Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner issued "Looks Like Sex," the first single off his upcoming sophomore album "Sky High," on Tuesday (Nov. 29). The follow-up to last year's "31 Minutes To Takeoff" is currently slated for an early 2012 release. "Looks…

  12. Susan Boyle, Rihanna Rise Again on U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:40 AM EST Susan Boyle 's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returning to the summit, where it previously spent…

  13. Florence + the Machine Power U.K. Chart With 'Ceremonials'

    November 08, 2011 9:45 AM EST Florence + the Machine made a chart-topping return in the U.K. on Sunday (Nov. 6) as their second album "Ceremonials" (Universal Island) opened at No. 1 with sales of over 90,000. Professor Green's "Read All About It" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Emeli Sandé, started a…

  14. 'X Factor' Alum Cher Lloyd Notches U.K. No. 1 With 'Swagger Jagger'

    August 14, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "You can't stop clickin' at me, writin' 'bout me, tweetin' 'bout me," 18-year-old Cher Lloyd sings on her debut single, "Swagger Jagger." She isn't wrong. Ever since the British singer found fame as a finalist on last year's season…

  15. Adam Lambert and Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids on 'Major and Minors'

    July 29, 2011 8:05 PM EDT Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and One…

  16. Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Talks Surprise Acts, Tour Changes

    June 21, 2011 3:50 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour kicks off on Friday (June 24) in Dallas, and tour founder Kevin Lyman has a lot of surprises in store. Over the last 17 years, Warped has grown from just over 25,000 attendees to an estimated 580,000 this summer, and although prices have risen proportionally, Lyman says…

  17. Freshman Haze: Machine Gun Kelly Talks Label Bidding War, 'Laced Up' Album & More

    June 17, 2011 5:10 PM EDT The slim, tattooed artist, Machine Gun Kelly, who has rhymed since 14 yrs. old, has recently caught the eyes and ears of many with his raw talent and grassroots following, "Lace Up." His "ragers" - the term MGK uses for his fans - have followed the artist from city to city…

  18. Lil Wayne Parties With Mike Posner in 'Bow Chicka Wow Wow' Video

    February 24, 2011 3:15 PM EST Mr. Mike "Cooler Than Me" Posner and Lil Wayne team up for the remix to Posner's "Bow Chicka Wow Wow," proving in the song's video that sexy music will make women do anything. Video: "Bow Chicka Wow Wow," Mike Posner feat. Lil Wayne Posner and Wayne…

  19. Billboard Bits: Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys?

    February 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys? Eminem will reportedly kick off the Grammys this year, performing one of his "Recovery" singles -- but more importantly, dueting with Dr. Dre . Rumors suggests…

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. BACK TO DECEMBER …

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