1. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  2. Kanye West Recruits Q-Tip & Rick Rubin for Upcoming Album

    December 03, 2013 4:44 PM EST Only months after the release of  "Yeezus" (June 18), Kanye West is prepping his seventh studio album. Kanye West Astonishes at First Brooklyn 'Yeezus' Show During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Life + Times, Q-Tip, who is working on a solo album of his own, "…

  3. K-Pop Star G-Dragon Wins Four at 2013 MAMAs

    November 25, 2013 6:13 AM EST South Korean pop star G-Dragon won four awards, including the artist of the year honor, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Honors mostly remained close to home at the local equivalent of the MTV Music Video Awards, which this year featured such international artists…

  4. Justin Bieber, G-Dragon Record New Song

    November 22, 2013 11:15 AM EST The K-pop singer/rapper was a special guest performer at the pop star's South Korean concert last month One of K-pop's brightest stars has linked up with on of the world's biggest pop singers. G-Dragon , the leader of popular boy band BIGBANG , and Justin Bieber…

  5. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson on Chart-Topping Christmas Album: 'It's Crazy'

    November 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of changes for the Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. According to Sadie Robertson – daughter of Willie and Korie, nowhere is that any more apparent than when she and her mother make a trip to the local Walmart. "Every…

  6. Truck Rides With Brad Paisley and Flowers From Charlie Daniels: Deborah Evans Price's 10 Most Memorable Interviews

    November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST We asked Billboard contributor Deborah Evans Price, who recently won the CMAs' Media Achievement Award, to reflect on her favorite interviews In 19 years of writing for Billboard, this has been my most difficult task. I've been interviewing people for more than three decades and…

  7. 'Duck Dynasty' Family Releasing a Christmas Album

    October 25, 2013 9:47 PM EDT The Robertsons, the Louisiana family whose stranglehold on the duck call business earned it a popular A&E reality show called "Duck Dynasty," is focusing its sights on a new entertainment medium this holiday season: music. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas,…

  8. A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon Named Style Icons at Top Asian Awards

    October 25, 2013 12:37 AM EDT A$AP Rocky and G-Dragon accepted prizes at the 2013 Style Icon Awards held Thursday in the South Korean capital. The U.S. hip-hop artist visited the country for the first time for the internationally broadcast event, calling it a meaningful feat for street fashion. "I appreciate [the…

  9. Kendrick Lamar Subtly Disses Drake In 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

    October 03, 2013 12:14 PM EDT "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control.'" "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control,'" Kendrick Lamar raps during Top Dawg Entertainment's cypher at the 2013 BET Awards, which airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm…

  10. Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Opens-Up On Cancer, Concert Film & New Music

    October 03, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-old musician relied on his bandmates and the thrill of performing to help him through a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma (he started treatment in April). The band hit the road this…

  11. Madonna Performs Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars,' Mingles With Sean Penn at #secretprojectrevolution Film Launch

    September 25, 2013 10:03 AM EDT In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, Madonna was asked which song of the last 20 years she wished she'd written. Her answer: Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," an aching ballad the late artist contributed to the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack. On…

  12. Dancing With Molly: The EDM Community Has an Honest Conversation About Drugs

    September 20, 2013 1:06 PM EDT In the wake of the Electric Zoo tragedies, artists and industry insiders speak out on the problems and possible solutions. The New York City Medical Examiner has determined that one of the two deaths at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival (August 30 - September 1) was caused by a chemical…

  13. J. Cole Returns To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    September 17, 2013 4:17 PM EDT In its 12th week on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" (featuring TLC) steps 2-1 to mark his second chart-topper on the list. Prior single "Power Trip" (featuring Miguel) was the rapper's first song to…

  14. Yoon Mi Rae Holds Off 12 G-Dragon Tracks for Second Week Atop K-Pop Hot 100

    September 14, 2013 12:48 PM EDT Chart notes on this week's K-Pop Hot 100 featuring Drunken Tiger, JYP, G-Dragon, Zia and more. Yoon Mi Rae (aka T) continues a second week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with soundtrack ballad "Touch Love," recorded for the Korean drama "Master's Sun." The SBS TV…

  15. K-Pop Star G-Dragon Enters Billboard 200

    September 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The leader of BIGBANG, the popular K-pop boy band that charted on the Billboard 200 last year, makes his mark with new EP America's definitive albums chart gets a little Korean pop added to it this week. G-Dragon, leader of popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG, sees his new EP, "Coup…

  16. G-Dragon, 'COUP D'ETAT': First Listen

    September 04, 2013 7:49 PM EDT The BIGBANG wunderkind rapper/singer enlists Diplo, Baauer, Missy Elliott, Sky Ferreira and more for an eclectic set. Despite officially debuting as leader of boy band BIGBANG in 2006, 25-year-old G-Dragon has lived over half his life in the K-pop industry. And as the title to…

  17. G-Dragon Reveals Video for Diplo/Baauer-Produced 'COUP D'ETAT' & Star-Studded Album Features

    September 02, 2013 5:07 PM EDT 0 Missy Elliott, Sky Ferreira and a number of Korean stars are featured on the BIGBANG leader's new LP. Prior to the full release of BIGBANG leader G-Dragon's second solo album, "COUP D'ETAT" (slated for digital release on Sept. 5), YG Entertainment has…

  18. KCON 2013: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    August 27, 2013 10:23 PM EDT KCON was the Mecca for K-pop this past weekend. Here are 15 key sights and sounds that characterized the convention. This year, KCON -- the second annual convention devoted to all things K-pop and "Korean wave" -- promised to be bigger and better by expanding to two days and…

  19. Scotty McCreery Debuts New Trio Featuring NC State Head Coach, Chancellor

    August 26, 2013 5:31 PM EDT College football season is just a few days away, and Scotty McCreery seems to be ready for it. The singer took a respite from his touring schedule over the weekend to welcome back his fellow Wolfpackers to North Carolina State by making a little bit of history in the process. The "…

  20. BIGBANG's Seungri Unveils R-Rated Video Teaser for 'Let's Talk About Love': Watch

    August 16, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The K-pop superstar breaks away from his bandmembers with what appears to be one sexy solo single Seungri -- a vocalist in beloved K-pop boy band BIGBANG -- is making a sexy statement with his new solo single "Let's Talk About Love." To drive up hype for the Aug. 19 release,…

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