1. The American Music Awards 2013: 14 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    November 25, 2013 2:32 AM EST In between Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and One Direction racking in their American Music Awards, we were entertained by captivating performances at this year’s show – Katy Perry in a geisha outfit, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly in the Oval Office, and Miley Cyrus and her lip synching kitten.…

  2. T.I. & Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records

    November 22, 2013 12:44 PM EST The rapper recruits Pharrell Williams to executive produce his upcoming 2014 album. T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. T.I. plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Records, early in 2014. Tip has recruited…

  3. Daft Punk Bassist Nathan East Readies Solo Debut

    November 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST He has played and/or performed with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli and Daft Punk. Now popular session bassist Nathan East is recording his first solo album. The yet-untitled set -- the first in a planned two-volume project -- is…

  4. Massiv Clothing Jumps into Music with a New Tour

    November 13, 2013 12:39 PM EST The shirts are hard to miss—bold white letters on black shirts, often announcing “WE ARE MASSIV” or simply “MASSIV.” They’ve been seen on everyone from Skrillex to Kris “Rain Man” Trindl of Krewella. Even Rihanna wore a Massiv shirt, one emblazoned with “MENTAL SLAVERY,” crossed out with…

  5. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Confirmed For Lollapalooza’s Expanded South America Trek

    November 05, 2013 12:37 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies and Phoenix are among the headliners confirmed for Lollapalooza’s 2014 South American trek. The run includes the first-ever Lollapalooza Argentina , set to take place April 1 and 2 at the Hipódromo San Isidro racetrack…

  6. The Band Perry Hitches Its Wagon to Europe

    October 31, 2013 10:15 AM EDT When the bulk of the Band Perry's American fan base is sitting down to turkey dinners in late November, giving thanks for the good fortune that's already arrived, the Perrys will be somewhere in Europe on a mission to build their future. The We Are Pioneers tour kicks off in…

  7. Randy Newman Talks Kanye West, His Favorite Score and a New Album

    October 30, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman made a rare appearance on the opening day (Oct. 29) of the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles, where he discussed everything from Kanye West's potential as a film scorer to his…

  8. Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Kills Indiana Man

    October 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT Police in Indiana say a man was killed when he was struck by a tour bus belonging to country star Jason Aldean. Knox County Sheriff Michael P. Morris said Aldean and his driver were the only ones aboard the bus early Monday when it struck a man who had walked onto U.S. Highway 41 North. The…

  9. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  10. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  11. 615 Spotlight: Jason Mitchell Makes It 'Stomp' at Steelers Game

    October 16, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The new release from Jason Mitchell, titled "Stomp," is starting to make a little bit of an impact, and as the singer tells Billboard – in a pretty unique place. "We just had it play during the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers game. It played during the highlight…

  12. The Wanted Turns Serious in 'Show Me Love (America)' Video: Watch

    October 14, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The Wanted boys are no strangers to fun -- remember when they were "Chasing The Sun," or informing us that they are glad we came to their party on "Glad You Came"? However, the vocal group is smile-free in its new music video for "Show Me Love (America)," a…

  13. MattyB, 'Back In Time': Exclusive Single Premiere

    September 27, 2013 3:21 PM EDT Ten-year-old pop prodigy MattyB has returned with a new single for his million of YouTube fans, this time from the upcoming film "Free Birds." Check out "Back In Time," debuting exclusively on Billboard.com, below: The Atlanta native's cousin, Marshall Manning,…

  14. 19. MattyB: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:02 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: January 6, 2003 (Age 10) Why He's Hot: Matthew Morris is standing pretty tall for a kid that's yet to have grown to five feet. The rapper known as MattyB has done plenty with his first 10 years on earth -— releasing several singles and…

  15. 4. Ariana Grande: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 24, 2013 7:53 PM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: June 26, 1993 (age 20) Why She's Hot: A huge number of people knew the name Ariana Grande before her single "The Way" debuted at No. 10 on the Hot 100 chart in March; at that point, the co-star of Nickelodeon's hit series "…

  16. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  17. The Wanted Say You'll Hear 'Struggle' in Album, But No Justin Bieber

    September 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album," the group says of the dropped Bieber track from their long-delayed album, now set for Nov. 4 When The Wanted finally release their debut album, "Word of Mouth," on Nov. 4 following a year of delays, fans will not…

  18. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  19. Ryan Hemsworth Reveals 'Guilt Trip' Tracklisting, Talks Album's Diversity

    September 10, 2013 3:42 PM EDT The Canadian DJ/producer talks about his new label and making an eclectic record. Ryan Hemsworth Plenty of DJs have nicknames, but only Ryan Hemsworth is known as both the “Remix Ryan Gosling” and the “Internet Zack Morris.” As for what these appellations mean is anyone’s guess; both were…

  20. Lollapalooza Expands to Buenos Aires, Argentina

    September 06, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Lollapalooza organizers will announce today the expansion to Buenos Aires with Lollapalooza Argentina, a partnership between Lolla founder Perry Farrell, festival co-owner William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Austin-based promoter/producer C3 Presents, and Latin American promoter Fenix…

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