1. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: Celebrity Dance Duel Sees Danica & Val Head Home

    May 06, 2014 4:23 AM EDT Week 8 featured the first-ever Celebrity Dance Duel — a cool idea, I suppose, even though it kept sounding like “Dance Stool” as Tom Bergeron announced it in Spooky Voice. Plus: an actual stool, incorporated into an Argentine tango. And last and most certainly least, guest judge Abby Lee…

  2. Charli XCX On Riding Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Wave: 'I Feel Valued'

    May 05, 2014 3:33 PM EDT With "Fancy" following Icona Pop's "I Love It" into the Top 10, the 21-year-old singer discusses the progression of her featured-artist turns. As Charli XCX readies her second studio album for release later this year, the British pop provocateur has once again…

  3. Usher Brags About Lover's Under-the-Belt Techniques on 'Good Kisser'

    May 05, 2014 12:36 PM EDT After teasing fans with snippets, Usher releases his first single, "Good Kisser," off his eight studio album, and an accompanying music video. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More "Good Kisser" features Usher…

  4. 'Glee' Covers Madonna's 'Lucky Star': Exclusive Song Premiere & Chris Colfer Q&A

    May 05, 2014 12:28 PM EDT The "Glee" star talks about writing his first episode of the series and its array of 80's music. The music for Chris Colfer's upcoming episode of "Glee" is decidedly 80s in nature, although he swears that wasn't a conscious choice. The 23-year-old Colfer…

  5. Matisyahu, 'Broken Car': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 05, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Matisyahu's transformation continues on new album "Akeda" (out June 3). "There's still people who come to my shows and say, 'Man, I miss the beard.' Just the image that was tied to me, a lot of people don't want to let go of that" Akeda is a…

  6. David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Reopens Off-Broadway, Bringing Fatboy Slim Show to London

    May 03, 2014 4:57 PM EDT The disco beat of David Byrne goes on and on at New York’s Public Theater, where "Here Lies Love" -- the musical based on Byrne’s and Fatboy Slim’s 2010 concept album of the same name about the life of Filipino leader Imelda Marcos -- kicked off its commercial run on Thursday…

  7. Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Release Studio Film To Celebrate ‘Someday World’

    May 02, 2014 2:13 AM EDT Brian Eno and Karl Hyde have released a short studio film that offers a sneak-peak into the sessions for their new collaborative album "Someday World." The video follows Eno, Hyde and a cast of musos as they jam and "explore the potential of ‘Someday World’ songs in the live…

  8. The Cure's 'Disintegration' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 01, 2014 2:44 PM EDT No need to check the almanac to see what the weather was like on May 2, 1989, the day the Cure released its eighth studio album. Once copies of "Disintegration" started hitting CD trays and turntables, the skies turned grey and the rain began to fall, and sad boys and girls…

  9. 615 Spotlight: David Fanning Drops Justin Timberlake-Penned First Single

    April 30, 2014 6:26 PM EDT There's a very good reason if David Fanning's debut single, "Drink You Away," sounds familiar: The song was written and originally recorded by superstar Justin Timberlake for his "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" album. "It's the craziest thing to think…

  10. 'The Voice' Recap: New Coaches In, Nervous Singers Out

    April 30, 2014 5:55 AM EDT   As "The Voice" continues to add coaches and mentors -- this week featured the industry mentorship of Crosby, Stills and Nash's Graham Nash and producers Busbee, Scott Hendricks and Natural, and the official announcement that both Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will take a…

  11. It's Official: Gwen Stefani Joins 'The Voice'

    April 29, 2014 9:21 PM EDT The No Doubt singer will join the seventh season of NBC's popular singing competition series in the fall, alongside new coach Pharrell Williams and Voice veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. NBC's official Stefani announcement comes more than a week after news leaked that the…

  12. Why Girl Groups Rule: Dixie Chicks/Court Yard Hounds' Emily Robison On Wrestling vs. Cat-Fighting

    April 29, 2014 6:44 PM EDT On each day of Billboard.com's Girl Group Week, we'll be posting an interview with a member of an all-female musical artist about some of the finer points of being in a girl group. A lot of us listen to girl group songs, follow their dance moves and buy tickets to their shows --…

  13. Geoff Tate Puts Queensryche Lawsuit Behind Him: 'The Whole Experience Was Such a Betrayal'

    April 29, 2014 3:00 PM EDT UPDATE: In the original version of this story, Billboard mistook a Monsters of Rock concert date for an event to be held in 2014 when it was already held in 2013. Billboard regrets the error. Almost two years after he filed a lawsuit in the wake of being fired from rock band Queensryche,…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Music Biz Mentors Challenge Top 10

    April 29, 2014 1:23 PM EDT The Instant Save may be annoying to half of the country, and the weekly double eliminations might be occasionally harsh, but the best thing about "The Voice" is that it's a show that constantly changes. So far, season six has knocked out an entire round and replaced it with…

  15. Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos: 'Waterfalls,' 'Wannabe' & More

    April 29, 2014 11:50 AM EDT These girl group songs will forever be tied to their unforgettable visuals. Girl Group Week continues with these 10 iconic clips.. Since the advent of MTV, the music video has been an absolutely integral part of the Girl Group experience. Groups have made their careers off one eye-catching…

  16. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: No Shirts, Full Service

    April 29, 2014 6:38 AM EDT What a night to be on Planet Mirrorballus (again)! The liiiiiiive peep show Team Loca gave the studio audience on Latin Night has to be the best thing I’ve ever seen on "Dancing With the Stars." And I have seen it ALL! (Except Bruno’s dignity.) Let me back up, butt-first, Maks-style…

  17. Pussy Riot Members to Attend NYC Literary Event

    April 29, 2014 12:33 AM EDT Two members of Pussy Riot will be attending a literary celebration that already includes Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Robert Caro on the guest list. Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova are expected at the PEN American Center Literary Gala, PEN announced Monday. The event is scheduled…

  18. Jake Owen Shows Signs of Growth at Western Kentucky University: Live Review

    April 25, 2014 2:26 PM EDT The April 24 show mostly focused on cuts from Owen's 2013 album, "Days of Gold" Jake Owen has witnessed some of the best live shows in the business, having paid his dues as the opener for such country superstars as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. So one could only assume the RCA…

  19. Latin Conference: Italian Veteran Laura Pausini Is 'Not a Diva'

    April 24, 2014 1:49 PM EDT By 2004, a decade after making her recording debut at the age of 18, Laura Pausini had sold over 25 million albums worldwide, an eye-opening accomplishment for anyone, much less an artist largely cut off from the lucrative English-language market. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage…

  20. Nicki Minaj Twerks on Instagram to New Music: Watch

    April 24, 2014 12:55 PM EDT Nicki may have traded her colorful wigs and crazy outfits for a more natural look this week, but she hasn’t said goodbye to sharing (sometimes too much) of herself via Instagram. Twerk It: The Top 10 Booty-Popping Artists in Music The female MC posted two videos of her twerking to some of her…

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