1. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

  2. Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ Raises Seedy Question With Aussie Officials

    November 05, 2013 1:52 AM EST Katy Perry’s hit new album “Prism” has run afoul with Australian authorities, though not for its lyrical content. The deluxe version of “Prism” is accompanied with a packet of seeds, which the pop singer encourages her followers to plant. She didn’t clear her “green” initiative with…

  3. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  4. Daleri, 'Hysteria': First Watch

    November 04, 2013 12:50 PM EST Earlier this year, Swedish duo Daleri turned the world of EDM on its ear in 60 seconds with their DJ-parody video “Epic Mashleg.” The clip spoofed some of the classic dance music clichés (notably the hyper-overuse of the same tracks by a certain bracket of mainstage/big room DJs) while…

  5. 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Makes an 'Epic' Playlist for the Blockbuster

    November 01, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Today (Nov. 1) sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” hits theaters. It features stars like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. But playing the lead role of wonder boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 16-year-old Englishman Asa Butterfield. As Butterfield explains to Billboard, …

  6. Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem set himself a challenge: to re-create the moment when people first heard him on record This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Even at the peak of his popularity, when he was raising hell on…

  7. Happy Krewelloween: Krewella’s Halloween Playlist

    October 31, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The Chicago trio curates a creepy, dark, grimy, spooky set of tunes that will get you in the Halloween mood. If you didn’t wake up early (or stay up late) to see Krewella make EDM history on "Good Morning America" this morning (and hear Robin Roberts introduce the “electronics…

  8. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips that range from the cheesily eerie to the…

  9. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  10. Jonas Brothers' 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 29, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Pour one out for the recently disbanded trio with this look back at their impressive chart history Following an abrupt tour cancellation that was chalked up to "creative differences," the Jonas Brothers sadly announced their split on Tuesday (Oct. 29), officially ending the…

  11. Inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival Takes Downtown Las Vegas

    October 29, 2013 4:55 AM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival it wasn't. But while the inaugural indie music and food festival Life is Beautiful may not have drawn the massive crowds that the electronic music event attracts to Las Vegas, organizers are still calling it a success. The two-day weekend festival sprawled over…

  12. Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of…

  13. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin and speed and alcohol.  He dyed his hair…

  14. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:59 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occasionally, and seemingly accidentally,…

  15. Guided by Voices' Pollard to Former Drummer: 'You're an Amateur'

    October 24, 2013 9:20 PM EDT What started as an indie rock drummer selling his set on eBay has definitely turned ugly. Former Guided by Voices drummer Kevin Fennell posted an auction for his drumset last week, though no one was able to meet the $55,000 starting bid, and bidding closed this morning without a single…

  16. Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne Climb Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2013 5:05 PM EDT Both Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne make great gains on the Social 50 this week, following their respective new song releases. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology blends…

  17. Guided by Voices Member Selling Drums 'No Longer in the Band'

    October 23, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Last week, Kevin Fennell, a drummer best known as a longtime member of Guided by Voices, posted an opportunity to bid on his drumset . Now, the band is distancing itself from the posting, claiming that Fennell "is no longer in the band." According to a post on the Dayton, Ohio,…

  18. Katy Perry Live Stream: Watch the 'Prism' Album Release Event Tonight (10/22) at 9pm ET

    October 22, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Katy will perform and discuss "Prism" in tonight's iHeartRadio release party being live streamed from L.A. Watch it here. With Katy Perry's new album "Prism" officially released today, the pop songstress is celebrating tonight (October 22) with a special…

  19. Lights Over Paris Singer Sentenced to Seven Years For Loan Fraud

    October 22, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Frontman used fradulent loans to fund rockstar lifestyle for band Robb “TaLLLLL” University -- frontman for the Los Angeles-based hard rock act Lights Over Paris -- has been sentenced to seven years in prison for loan fraud. The 30-year old singer (who was born Robert Mawhinney) applied for…

  20. Julie Roberts, 'Good Wine & Bad Decisions': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 22, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Julie Roberts is very excited about her new label affiliation - next Tuesday (October 29), she releases "Good Wine And Bad Decisions," her first album under a new recording agreement with Sun Records. Billboard is excited to present an exclusive stream of the album a week…

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