1. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Confirm New Album in the Works, Joint Festival Appearances

    May 29, 2014 6:03 PM EDT Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso today (May 29) revealed they would be reuniting for their first artist album and a string of summer festival appearances this year. The former Swedish House Mafiosos revealed their joint project to BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe, who premiered their new live show…

  2. Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Takeover: 10 Key Ingredients To a Summer Smash

    May 29, 2014 10:50 AM EDT From her social media presence to her "Clueless" tribute, check out the 10 biggest reasons why Iggy Azalea is now ruling the Hot 100. It will be months before Billboard officially names the 2014 Song of the Summer , but if one song has a better shot than any other at following Robin…

  3. Maya Angelou's Life in Music: Ashford & Simpson Collab, Calypso Album & More (Listen)

    May 28, 2014 2:39 PM EDT She sang Calypso, danced with Alvin Ailey, and made music with greats including Ashford & Simpson and Wynton Marsalis Even though they weren't lyrics, Dr. Maya Angelou's poems were always musical -- full of rhythm, melody, cadence buoying her powerful words. It's little…

  4. 50 Cent Throws Dreadful First Pitch (Watch)

    May 28, 2014 12:44 AM EDT Cent was on the mound, but not on the money. The rap star was comically off target when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets at Citi Field. Standing on the rubber 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate, 50 Cent wound up…

  5. Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990

    May 27, 2014 1:45 PM EDT They began steamrolling their way through arenas four decades ago, creating the live business as it is known today. And they've never stopped. More than a dozen of the most in-demand headlining tours this summer testify to a refusal to burn out or fade away, including The Rolling Stones,…

  6. Robyn and Röyksopp's 'Accidental Pop' Gem: Inside The Making of 'Do It Again'

    May 26, 2014 10:20 AM EDT "It was an outlet for not having to live up to anything but my own expectations," says Robyn of the collaborative project. Every time Robyn and production duo Röyksopp get together, they stumble into something new, weird and great. Five days after traversing the outskirts of…

  7. Herb Jeffries, Pioneering Black Singing Cowboy of the Movies, Dies at 100

    May 26, 2014 4:02 AM EDT Herb Jeffries, the first black singing cowboy of the movies who starred in such 1930s films as Harlem on the Prairie and The Bronze Buckaroo, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 100. Jeffries, who later became a recording star as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra, died…

  8. CODE Picks of the Week: deadmau5, Bassnectar and More

    May 23, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. deadmau5, "Avaritia" [Astralwerks] Pete Tong this week teased the first single off deadmau5’s highly-anticipated double album, which…

  9. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton…

  10. Black Keys, Coldplay Crown Rock Albums, Songs Charts

    May 22, 2014 7:05 PM EDT 'Turn Blue' is the Black Keys' third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and first leader on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Coldplay soars to the summit on Hot Rock Songs The Black Keys earn their third No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, and first leader on the Billboard 200 …

  11. Justin Bieber's Top 6 Shirtless Escapades: How Necessary Was Each Incident?

    May 22, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Look back at the Biebs' long-running aversion to upper-body garments. Justin Bieber is a musical superstar with a plethora of fascinating characteristics, and one of those qualities happens to be his seeming inability to keep his darn shirt on. Most recently, the Biebs…

  12. Top 20 Cool Songs With 'Hot' Titles

    May 22, 2014 1:31 PM EDT What better to go along with another sizzling summer than the 20 highest-charting songs with 'hot' and 'heat' in the title? PHOTOS: 65 Hot Celebrity Beach Bodies | Top 30 'Summer' Songs The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100.…

  13. 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale Ratings Down 28% in Key Demo

    May 22, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Though the Fox competition does get a big jump week-to-week, it's still down double digits from last year's finale -- as the CBS show ends its spring run on an atypical Wednesday. It was not the best week for signing competitions. After Tuesday night brought a low note for "The…

  14. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  15. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Gets High School Talent Show Treatment, Goes Viral: Watch

    May 22, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Pitman High School in Turlock, Calif. recently hosted a talent rally that was highlighted by one young lad absolutely nailing a re-creation of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" dance. Even holograms don't have moves like this dude. The performance, which starts around…

  16. Ratings for 'American Idol,' 'Voice' Take a Dive

    May 21, 2014 5:07 PM EDT It may have been up significantly, week to week, but the spring finale of "The Voice" clocked a series low for a season ender. Wrapping its run a month earlier than the comparable cycle in 2013, the average 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 marked a 25 percent hit. Top 100 'American…

  17. Robyn's First Commercial: Inside Volvo's New 'Made By Sweden' Ad Featuring 'Monument'

    May 21, 2014 2:57 PM EDT "It's not a commercial about a car -- it's a commercial about a way of thinking," says the Swedish pop star. "I've never done commercials before, or anything like this," says Robyn, discussing her appearance in a new Volvo television spot while video…

  18. Lykke Li at The Theater at Ace Hotel: Live Review

    May 20, 2014 7:42 PM EDT The Swedish pop star led the audience through pop and melancholia at The Theater at Ace Hotel Monday. Midway through her 75-minute show Monday, Lykke Li sensed that the sold-out crowd at downtown’s Theater at Ace Hotel had come to dance. She half-apologized for writing “a pretty sad album” --…

  19. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  20. Go Inside Jerrod Carmichael's Spike Lee-Directed Comedy Special (Video)

    May 20, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Spike Lee needed only three video clips of Jerrod Carmichael to be sold on directing the young comedian's first special for HBO and Funny or Die. "We were ready to do the song and dance and it wasn't necessary," says Anna Wenger, Funny or Die's VP of production and…

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