1. Burnell Taylor Talks Next Move, Amber and 'Honey Bunch' Debacle on 'American Idol'

    April 05, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "I'm glad that they let me go because I know that everything that is coming after this show is about to be amazing" The competition is heating up as "American Idol" is officially down to its top 6 contestants. Thursday's elimination night revealed Kree…

  2. Former 'Idol' Jessica Sanchez Readies New Album, Set for 'Glee'

    April 03, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Jessica Sanchez returned to the "American Idol" stage last month where she debuted her new single "Tonight" -- a collaboration with Ne-Yo. The 17-year-old California-native also showed off her newly-refined dance moves. Following the show, Sanchez revealed that her…

  3. Drake Signs With ASCAP: Exclusive

    April 01, 2013 10:38 AM EDT Drake has signed with ASCAP, the company’s VP of Rhythm & Soul Membership, Nicole George-Middleton, told Billboard exclusively today (April 1). "For me, a big part of making music is getting the opportunity to work with people I love, trust and respect," Drake says. "As…

  4. 'American Idol': Devin Velez Exit Interview

    March 29, 2013 10:22 AM EDT After Wednesday night’s shaky group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” it was no surprise that “American Idol’s” latest castoff was a male. “Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro…

  5. Keith Urban Announces More Light the Fuse Tour Dates, at Work on New Album

    March 25, 2013 10:34 PM EDT The first-year "Idol" judge will be on the road until December. When "American Idol" wraps its season May 15-16, first-year judge Keith Urban will hit the road in an effort to reach some of the viewers of the Fox TV show in person. Urban announced 20 more dates March 25…

  6. Q&A: Paul Jolley on Negativity, Country-Pop Plans and Knowing He Was a Goner on 'American Idol'

    March 22, 2013 11:18 AM EDT Paul Jolley belted out Heart's "Alone" on Thursday's "American Idol" elimination night, however, it wasn't enough to convince the judges to use their one and only "save." It was a bittersweet evening for the 23 year-old who was sent home from…

  7. Will.i.am Sets Release Date For Long-Delayed '#Willpower' Album

    March 18, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, 2NE1 and many more are featured on the album. Will.i.am's oft-delayed, Twitter-friendly solo album "#willpower" is finally hitting stores next month. The follow-up to 2007's "Songs About Girls" will be…

  8. Timbaland's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Check out this countdown of the "20/20 Experience" producer's biggest hits thus far, from JT to Jay-Z and everything in between. Much has been made of Justin Timberlake's triumphant return to music with his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," but it…

  9. David Bowie Lands First UK No. 1 Album in 20 Years

    March 18, 2013 4:02 AM EDT David Bowie achieved both his first U.K. No. 1 album for 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 as "The Next Day" debuted at the top yesterday (Sunday). Justin Timberlake’s "Mirrors" made it a double victory for the RCA label by starting a third…

  10. 20 Hit Songs Meant For Other Singers

    February 28, 2013 3:06 PM EST 0 Last week, Nicole Scherzinger revealed in an interview that she had the opportunity to record "We Found Love," the Calvin Harris-produced dance smash that became the biggest hit of Rihanna's thriving career, but let the chance slip through her fingers. "I…

  11. Bonnie McKee on Solo Return, Next Project: ‘Britney Spears Called Me’

    February 12, 2013 11:30 PM EST The pop star will be back with a new album this summer after penning hits for Katy Perry and Taio Cruz Bonnie McKee hasn’t released an album since her 2004 debut, “Trouble.” The songwriting powerhouse has been focusing her efforts on creating hits for the likes of Katy Perry and Taio Cruz ,…

  12. Grammy Gatecrasher Looks to Adele for Help After Arrest

    February 12, 2013 8:38 PM EST Journalist Vitalii Sediuk was previously known for odd encounters with Madonna and Will Smith The man who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at Sunday's Grammy Awards has a new message for the singer: "help me." Vitalii Sediuk says his appearance onstage at the…

  13. Grammy Awards Crasher Vitalii Sediuk Reveals How He Did It

    February 12, 2013 8:02 AM EST "I’m not a crazy guy," says the man who nearly accepted Adele's Grammy on her behalf. "I just think differently." Despite heightened security at the 55th Grammy Awards, Ukrainian TV journalist and celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk managed to infiltrate the Staples…

  14. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  15. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 4 Things We Learned on Day 2

    February 09, 2013 3:49 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 8), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Gabe Saporta & Marky Ramone are Tommy Boys Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta, known for his sleek style…

  16. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  17. Nico Vega Bring 'Fury' on New EP, Release 'Lightning' Video

    February 04, 2013 7:00 PM EST Aja Volkman may have recently had a baby with her Imagine Dragons husband, Dan Reynolds, but that isn't stopping her from touring. The Nico Vega singer is in the process of packing up the couple's five-month-old baby, Arrow, and hitting the road. "I'm taking my…

  18. Eve Forms Label to Release 'Lip Lock,' Her First Album in 11 Years

    January 24, 2013 11:45 AM EST Rapper's followup to "Eve-Olution" out May 14 on FTR Music: "I miss my music," she tells us. "My hunger is different than the first time around" Following an eleven-year recording hiatus, rapper-actress Eve has announced that her fourth studio album will…

  19. Muse Brings Laser Light Extravaganza to Staples Center

    January 24, 2013 11:35 AM EST The lights dimmed around 8:20pm, an orchestral intro commenced, and red spotlights began flashing around the multi-level stage, as Muse officially kicked off the first of their three-night stint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at the Staples Center. Fans cheered as Chris…

  20. Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman

    January 22, 2013 11:45 AM EST Debut 'A Messenger' slated for January 29 release Colton Dixon is ready to release what he's been working on since his stint on "American Idol" Season 11. His debut album, "A Messenger," is scheduled to drop on January 29. Billboard recently caught up…

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