1. In Defense of the 'Step Up' Movies

    August 08, 2014 3:10 PM EDT The dance film series is secretly the most fun movie franchise out there. Here's why I'm all in on "Step Up." You can keep your X-Men, your Spider-Men, your Transformer-Men. Every other summer, a Step Up movie will be released, and that movie will be my summer jam.…

  2. Chart Highlights: Usher Lands Lucky 13th No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    July 07, 2014 5:35 PM EDT The crooner ties Drake for the most leaders in the list's history. Plus, new No. 1s for Shakira, Seether and Jake Owen, while Justin Moore countrifies Motley Crue ... with Vince Neil Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  3. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  4. 'Jem and the Holograms' Adds Juliette Lewis

    May 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT The live-action film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the popular Hasbro animated TV series Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation "Jem and the Holograms." Lewis, who most recently starred in "August: Osage County," joins Aubrey Peeples,…

  5. Alejandra Guzman's New Tour Highlights Career Hits

    February 07, 2014 4:22 AM EST Recording artist Alejandra Guzman has reinvented herself many times through the years, even when the spotlight has been dimmed by tabloids. Spend any time with the Mexican rock singer, whether from afar or close, and it's obvious that her open book approach to life is charming, endearing…

  6. 'La Voz México' Contestant Gibrán Martiz Murdered

    January 20, 2014 2:34 PM EST The 22-year-old Wisin y Yandel mentee had been kidnapped from his home in Veracruz. Gibrán Martiz, a contestant on the recent third season of 'La Voz México,' was murdered over the weekend after being kidnapped from his home in Veracruz. Police found the body of Martiz, 22, and a…

  7. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  8. Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of…

  9. Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Video: Freida Pinto Strips & Slithers in Steamy Clip

    October 15, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Bruno Mars has been deemed family-friendly enough to headline the upcoming Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, but the pop crooner sports a more R-rated side in the music video for "Gorilla." The clip, which premiered exclusively on Facebook on Tuesday (Oct. 15), finds Mars…

  10. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin   SAINTS OF VALORY A year ago, Saints of Valory competed in…

  11. Ten Latin Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 29, 2013 10:00 AM EST To those who say there's no new Latin talent coming up, we say: Have you been listening? We hear exciting new voices and sounds everywhere and from every conceivable genre. But here are 10 artists that have displayed particular artistry early on and who we predict will rise to bigger…

  12. Cee Lo Green Is Writing His Memoirs

    February 28, 2012 5:25 PM EST "You will enter into the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary," he says. Cee Lo Green likes the sound of the "author." The singer and "The Voice" judge is writing a memoir. Grand Central Books announced it had signed the multi-platinum multi-hyphenate…

  13. 2012's Most Anticipated Debut Albums

    January 19, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Article 2012's Biggest Debuts Meet 17 New Artists Whose Time is Now Sales have leveled out, but artists can kick-star careers with a click. It's a good time to be new. Meet 17 acts whose debut albums will win your ears in 2012. 2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets…

  14. Shakira Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 10, 2011 1:25 PM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a long, Grecian-themed blue dress, arrived at…

  15. Calle 13, Shakira, Marco Antonio Solis To Perform at Latin Grammys

    October 24, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Multi-nominee Calle 13 , Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita with Mexican rocket Alejandra Guzman , rockers Mana with Prince Royce (who performed last year but is featured in a remake of Mana's current single, "El Verdadero Amor Perdona"), Person of the year honoree Shakira ,…

  16. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now up for 10 more, a new record. The Puerto…

  17. Jenni Rivera Thrills & Surprises Her Worshipers at L.A. Show

    September 05, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The American dream arrived in long curly locks, 6-inch heels and a skin-tight turquoise-colored dress with an extended tail that flowed into white puffy ruffles behind the entertainer,s in four categories including female artist of the year. The show will take place at the Orpheum Theater in…

  18. Very Be Careful, "Escape Room"

    April 30, 2010 3:40 PM EDT Colombian music has recently spawned a new wave of electro-folkloric fusion. But on "Escape Room," Los Angeles band Very Be Careful stays true to country's musical roots. Colombian-American Ricardo Guzman (who founded the group with his bassist brother Arturo) voices the…

  19. Tokio Hotel Aims To Translate Euro Success To U.S.

    October 12, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Sometimes, much weirder things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards than Kanye West interrupting an acceptance speech. Take the 2008 VMAs ceremony, for example, when the A-list glamour of Hollywood's Paramount Studios red carpet was upset by the entrance of four teenage cyborgs with…

  20. Swine Flu Forces Concert Cancellations In Mexico

    April 30, 2009 12:14 PM EDT In the wake of the recent swine flu outbreak, Ticketmaster's Mexican Web site resembled an airport departure screen during a snow storm, with rows of concert listings followed by the same word: "Cancelado." To help contain the outbreak, the Mexican government banned public…

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