1. Madonna Stands Up for Pussy Riot in Moscow: Video

    August 08, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Madonna is the latest high-profile celebrity to throw her support behind three jailed members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, calling the women "courageous" during a lengthy speech while performing in Moscow. A hearing for the highly publicized band is in progress in a…

  2. Lana Del Rey the New Face of H&M

    July 17, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Lana Del Rey has been unveiled as the star of H&M's autumn/winter 2012 campaign. "The mood is very L.A. noir," Donald Schneider, H&M's creative director, told WWD . "It's inspired by our fall collection." The fashion site published two of the ads,…

  3. Bubbling Under: Aubrey O'Day Is Having a 'Ball' Solo

    May 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT This week, Chart Beat premieres "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up first: Aubrey O'Day, Cazwell, Rhett Akins and Brandon Hines. Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day (above, right, with "…

  4. 2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead Nominees

    April 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT A trio of country's power women figure prominently in the nominations for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards, with perennial fan favorite Carrie Underwood taking five nominations, Miranda Lambert following closely with four, and Taylor Swift with three. This year's nominations were…

  5. Adrian Grenier's Honey Brothers Debut Video, Set Live Dates

    March 28, 2012 2:35 PM EDT The Honey Brothers' trippy new video for "Green & Gold" is one part "Twilight Zone," one part internet meme, with multiplying cats, angels on bicycles and champagne bottles poppin' over dollar signs. Watch below: While the video is credited to editor and…

  6. 10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)

    March 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the music industry from the late '80s all the way to the early '00s, selling millions of records and touring stadiums across the globe. Then pop-punk took over, soon bowing to hip-hop and the ladies of pop who rule today. As the boy band era ended, Nick Lachey inked…

  7. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  8. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  9. 'Idol': Jeremy Rosado First Finalist to Go, Lauren Alaina & Mary J. Blige Perform

    March 09, 2012 11:15 AM EST In the end, not even J-Lo could save Jeremy Rosado. After earning a spot in the Top 13 via Lopez's wild card pick (and bringing the judge to near-tears last week), the smooth-voiced 19-year-old became the first "Idol" contestant eliminated since the male and female contestants…

  10. Top 24 'American Idols' Of All-Time

    February 28, 2012 1:30 PM EST Chart Article When a singer wins "American Idol," it's undoubtedly his or her biggest music moment to-date. But as we've seen time and time again, winning "Idol" does not necessarily mean that one's career will follow the trajectories of 12-7 6-1 Next » 24…

  11. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  12. Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork

    November 21, 2011 11:30 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome…

  13. 2011 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See

    November 11, 2011 8:00 AM EST The Latin Grammys aired Nov. 10 on the Univision network form the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Here's what you didn't see on screen. 1. Demi Lovato , who performed at the Latin Gramys alongside newcomer Pablo Alboran, is preparing to release an all-Spanish album sometime…

  14. Track Review: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars, 'Young, Wild & Free'

    November 02, 2011 8:00 AM EDT SNOOP DOGG & WIZ KHALIFA FEAT. BRUNO MARS "Young, Wild, & Free" (3:27) Producer: The Smeezingtons Writers: Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, The Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars Publishers: various Rostrum/Atlantic/RRP Simply put, "Young, Wild & Free," the first taste of the…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean

    October 28, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '21' = 13: As "21" logs a lucky 13th week at No. 1 on the IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: As Justin Bieber bows (boughs?) on the Hot 100 at No. 11 with "Mistletoe," the first single from the teen star's holiday set, "Under the Mistletoe,…

  16. Ask Billboard: 'Idol'-izing Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina

    October 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CARRIE INTEREST…

  17. Kanye West's Fashion Collaborator: 'We Make a Really Good Team'

    September 23, 2011 4:00 PM EDT As the debut date of Kanye West 's much-anticipated fashion line draws nearer, more secrets are spilling from his golden vault. Katie Eary, a British menswear designer has opened up about working with West on his upcoming collection. Eary just showed her first womenswear collection in…

  18. St. Vincent Records Track for 'Boardwalk Empire': Exclusive

    September 12, 2011 4:15 PM EDT St. Vincent and Justin Townes Earle last week joined the growing gang of pop and rock singers recording songs of the 1910s and 1920s for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which begins its second season Sept. 25. The second season opener begins with Kathy Brier singing Irving Berlin&…

  19. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner of the NYC-based bar and restaurant. The…

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