1. Lea Michele's Sexy Desert Romp in ‘On My Way’ Video: Watch

    May 19, 2014 8:13 PM EDT “Glee”-star-turning-pop-star Lea Michele premiered her new video for “On My Way”, showing a highly sexualized side of the 27-year-old singer.  Lea Michele Tweets Cory Monteith Birthday Tribute The clip for the second single off her debut solo album, “Louder”, opens with Michele’s well oiled…

  2. Ask Billboard: How 'Good' Is Michael Jackson?!

    May 18, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The King of Pop - ahead of what's sure to be a highlight of the Billboard Music Awards - is back and adding to his legacy on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. 50 Years Ago: Motown Records' First No. 1 Single

    May 16, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fifty years ago today (May 16, 1964) the Motown Records label celebrated its first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Mary Wells' "My Guy," a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson. The achievement came only a handful of years after the label's founder,…

  4. Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Video: Watch Andrew Garfield Play a Transgender Woman

    May 16, 2014 9:57 AM EDT Arcade Fire's "We Exist" music video finds "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield taking on one of the more unexpected, affecting roles of his career: a blonde-haired transgender woman, seeking a shred of solid ground. Watch the video for the poignant gay…

  5. Moscow Bans Parade Honoring Eurovision Drag Queen

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest. Russian Politicians Slam 'Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win Austrian Drag Queen Conchita…

  6. Dolly Parton Makes Jimmy Fallon Wear Her Wig (Video)

    May 14, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Dolly Parton took time out during her current world tour to stop by "The Tonight Show" and give host Jimmy Fallon a little wardrobe help. Check out the video below, as Dolly convinces Fallon to give one of her many, many wigs a try. "I do wear wigs all the time because it'…

  7. Remembering Malik Bendjelloul, the Man Who Re-Birthed 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez

    May 14, 2014 4:02 PM EDT Rodriguez had a phrase for Malik Bendjelloul and his film "Searching for Sugar Man." He used it while we were eating lunch at SXSW in March 2012; he would use it again 11 months later over a meal in Los Angeles the day it would win one of its 32 awards. "It's his story,…

  8. Miley Cyrus’ Knee Looks Like Seth Rogen’s Face

    May 14, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Seriously, Miley’s knee and Seth Rogen’s face are basically twins. Miley Cyrus Blasts the Haters You know kinda like the whole “Jesus showed up on my grilled cheese sandwich” thing? Well, Instagram account @fuckjerry took it to the next level, posting a pic of Miley onstage at G-A-Y in London…

  9. Smokey Robinson Records Duets Album With Elton John, James Taylor & More Friends

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Helmed by Randy Jackson and set for a September release, "Smokey & Friends" will feature new versions of Robinson's signature songs, including "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Ain't That Peculiar" Smokey Robinson is partnering with an all-star slate of…

  10. Clay Aiken Wins Congressional Primary Following Rival's Death

    May 13, 2014 3:22 PM EDT "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival. Aiken will face Republican…

  11. Miley Cyrus Blasts the Haters: 'You Piece of S--t' (Video)

    May 13, 2014 10:31 AM EDT Also, watch Miley ride a giant inflatable penis Update : This story was updated today after Miley Cyrus announced her rant was not about Liam Hemsworth. Miley Cyrus had a lot to get off her chest during a surprise performance at London's G-A-Y Nightclub last Friday night (May 9). Prior…

  12. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait has informed her genre-spanning 42nd studio…

  13. Russian Politicians Slam 'Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win

    May 13, 2014 5:39 AM EDT Russian officials have made scathing remarks about Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Song Contest victory. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, known for his anti-Western views, slammed the choice of Wurst as the contest's winner in a post on his Twitter account: "Eurovision showed…

  14. RuPaul, 'Sissy That Walk': Exclusive Video Premiere

    May 12, 2014 2:15 PM EDT RuPaul is fierce and fabulous in the diva's new video for "Sissy That Walk," and Billboard has its exclusive premiere. Get More: RuPaul's Drag Race Full Episodes , RuPaul , Logo TV The immediately gif-worthy video features the final four competing queens in the…

  15. Miley Cyrus Rides An Inflatable Penis At London’s G-A-Y Club

    May 12, 2014 10:34 AM EDT She’s just being Miley… this time with the help of a giant inflatable penis. Miley Cyrus to Perform on Billboard Music Awards Just when you thought the BANGERZ tour couldn’t get anymore cray, Miles pulls out a BIG surprise at her secret London show and by “BIG surprise” we mean riding &…

  16. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Tom Petty's 'Fever' Rises

    May 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-five years ago this week, his first solo album began its Billboard 200 climb (and wouldn't back down). Plus, remembering key chart feats for Hunter Hayes, Janet Jackson, and R.E.M. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  17. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Eerily Cover "Daisy Bell" for Mark Ryden: Watch

    May 11, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Last week it was announced pop art painter Mark Ryden was working with Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler, the Creator and others on a limited edition record where each artist would do a rendition of the same popular 1890s song, “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” . Now, Ryden has shared those…

  18. Austrian Drag Queen Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 10, 2014 8:41 PM EDT The Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a James Bond-inspired power ballad that had unleashed a wave of protests in eastern Europe before the competition. The song, "Rise Like a Phoenix," helped Wurst --…

  19. Eurovision Audience Jeers Russia's Entrant (Watch)

    May 09, 2014 3:02 AM EDT Europe's most popular annual televised talent competition, the Eurovision Song Contest, became a proxy battleground for the clash between Russia and the West over Ukraine at the semifinals Tuesday night. With acts from both Russia and Ukraine giving all they had to their live…

  20. Eurovision Spotlight Falls On Austria's Bearded Drag Queen

    May 08, 2014 4:00 AM EDT When Austria's entry takes the stage Thursday at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, the spotlight will slowly reveal a lone figure with wide sensual eyes, glossy painted lips, high cheekbones - and a man's full dark beard. Conchita Wurst - the alter ego of 25-year-old…

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