1. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  2. Josh Groban, 'I Believe': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 09, 2013 6:01 AM EDT Josh Groban has just made a majestic music video for his song "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)," and Billboard has the official first look. Groban's "I Believe" is the 12th and final track on his 2013 album "All That Echoes," which…

  3. Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Staying Put in Indio Through 2030

    April 04, 2013 9:15 PM EDT Goldenvoice, the music festivals' promoter, will also have the opportunity to hold two fall events. Goldenvoice, the promoter behind both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, reached an agreement with the city of Indio, CA that will keep the two festivals at their current home through…

  4. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  5. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  6. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  7. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Ladies Lay Down the Law

    March 06, 2013 10:38 AM EST Ryan Seacrest has promised "brutal" cuts all season on "American Idol," but no eliminations have been that surprising or, indeed, brutal. That may change this Thursday. Because... wow. Often in 2013, the crop of singing ladies on the show has been touted as one of the…

  9. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Kree Harrison Surges to the Front in Lackluster Round

    February 21, 2013 9:18 AM EST OK, there's four episodes of this to get through, but I'm going to try to only say this once: not a fan of the new "American Idol" Las Vegas format. In recent years, the competition took a few handfuls of contestants to Sin City right after the Hollywood round, cutting the…

  11. Josh Groban Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 13, 2013 9:37 AM EST Tim McGraw, Red and Coheed & Cambria also earn Top 10 debuts Josh Groban's "All That Echoes" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, selling 145,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer's third No. 1 album, following 2003's …

  12. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  13. Josh Groban Answers Fan Twitter Questions: Video

    January 30, 2013 1:40 PM EST Groban answers Twitter-submitted inquiries leading up to his new LP "All That Echoes," due Feb. 5 Ever wonder what Josh Groban's go-to makeout songs were when he was younger? Or how much money it would take him to run naked through Times Square? We know you have, becuase…

  14. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  15. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Scarletta Gets 'Island Fever'

    January 09, 2013 2:45 PM EST Exclusive Premiere of the Rising Trio's New Single & Lyric Video The winter might not seem like the perfect time to release a single with a tropical bent, but then again Scarletta is not your normal country act. The trio -- comprised of lead singer Aubrey Collins, fiddle player…

  17. Jenni Rivera's Makeup Artist's Estate Files Legal Petition After Fatal Crash

    January 03, 2013 8:14 PM EST A petition for discovery on behalf of the estate of a traveling companion of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has been filed to seek information from Learjet about the plane, owner, operators and maintenance of the Learjet 25 that crashed minutes after departing from Monterrey, Mexico.…

  18. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Still Rules

    December 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week, selling 276,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%) -- as do most of the chart's titles. That's…

  19. 'Glee' Recap: Christmas Brings Marriage, Cancer, Ice Skating & 'Love Actually'

    December 14, 2012 3:15 PM EST The one truth of "Glee" is the Christmas episode always involves a plethora of holiday sweet with just a dash of WTF. Last year we had that WTF as a midpoint retro holiday special segment, and this year they're going more the holiday movie route to spread the weirdness across…

  20. Jenni Rivera Crash Investigation Raises Startling Legal Questions Over Airplane, Owner and Pilot

    December 12, 2012 8:32 PM EST Jenni Rivera was "in the final stages" of buying the Lear Jet on which she and six others were killed Sunday when the plane crashed in Mexico, according to Christian E. Esquino Nuñez, who, the Los Angeles Times reported, identified himself as the operations manager of Starwood…

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