1. Emmylou Harris Talks Second Annual Woofstock

    May 14, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Emmylou Harris tells Billboard that she has always been an animal lover, but having a pet on her well-traveled tour bus didn't click with her at first. "I really didn't have companion animals for most of my adult life. It didn't occur to me to take a dog on the bus with…

  2. Ja Rule Released From Upstate New York Federal Prison

    May 07, 2013 3:56 PM EDT Federal authorities say rapper Ja Rule has left federal prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he left a correctional facility in New York's Adirondacks on Tuesday (May 7), though time remains on his sentence. The bureau says the release date for the 36-year-old rapper, whose real…

  3. Mariah Carey & Miguel Are '#Beautiful': Hear The Throwback Single

    May 06, 2013 10:34 AM EDT New duet will lead Carey's follow-up to 2009's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel." After weeks of anticipation and truncated teasers, Mariah Carey and Miguel's joint single '#Beautiful' was given a worldwide launch on Monday morning (May 6). After striking a…

  4. Mariah Carey & Miguel Tease '#Beautiful' Single: Watch

    April 25, 2013 9:45 PM EDT Carey's new single with the R&B star is due in full May 6. A motorcycle. Red heels. Some giggling. A bluesy guitar lick. That's almost all fans get in Mariah Carey's video tease of "#Beautiful," her new single with fellow singer Miguel. The new song's due…

  5. The Presets Reset: The Aussie Twosome's Over the Pressure of Success and Back

    April 25, 2013 1:21 PM EDT On the eve of their North American tour, the Aussie band talks EDM, expectations, and becoming career artists. It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that recording the follow-up to a massively successful album is the most difficult thing a band can do. That was the challenge…

  6. Mayer Hawthorne's New Album Is 'Way Different From Its Two Predecessors'

    March 27, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Pharrell Williams, Jack Splash contributed to the "How Do You Do" follow-up. Mayer Hawthorne says his forthcoming third album, as yet untitled and due this summer, is "definitely different, way different from its two predecessors." Hawthorne came to Austin for South By…

  7. Justin Timberlake vs. JC Chasez: Why *N SYNC Only Spawned One Superstar

    March 14, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Billboard.com's Pop Shop examines the solo career of *N SYNC's other vocal star. In February 2004, the National Football League had a tough call to make. The cold reality of Super Bowl XXVIII's "Nipplegate" -- you know, when budding pop superstar Justin…

  8. Mariah Carey Releases 'Almost Home' Video: Watch

    March 08, 2013 4:11 PM EST Almost a month after relasing "Almost Home," Mariah Carey debuts the David LaChapelle-directed video for Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" theme song. LaChapelle captures the singer belting the Stargate co-produced song, alone, while donning a beautiful black…

  9. Ciara's 'Body Party': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 04, 2013 11:56 AM EST Since the release of 2010's "Basic Instinct," Ciara has become noticeably more comfortable in her own skin. The singer is ready to let us in on her fifth studio album, "One Woman Army," starting with her latest single, "Body Party." Ciara slows it down…

  10. Mariah Carey Recruits The-Dream, Hit-Boy For New Album: Exclusive

    March 01, 2013 1:29 PM EST The singer says her new album will have a 'lot more raw ballads than people might expect.' "It's a lot to juggle, but I'm handling it," Mariah Carey says while driving to an evening studio session in Las Vegas for her new album. In town for the Vegas Week…

  11. Connor Christian & Southern Gothic Enters Top Country Albums, Carrie Underwood Gains Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2013 9:23 PM EST Country/rock act Connor Christian & Southern Gothic opens atop Heatseekers Albums with 'New Hometown.' Eclectic country/rock band Connor Christian & Southern Gothic garners its first national chart ink with "New Hometown," which draws double Hot Shot Debut…

  12. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  13. Mindy McCready Latest 'Celebrity Rehab' Death; Dr. Drew Says She Slipped

    February 18, 2013 2:30 AM EST "Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment," Dr. Drew says Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated Mindy McCready on his VH1 show "Celebrity Rehab" -- which has now experienced five deaths among cast-members over the years -- says he reached out to the country…

  14. Mindy McCready's Death: Country Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 1:30 AM EST News of singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide prompted Country music stars from Carrie Underwood to Jason Aldean to tweet prayers and rememberances.. News of Country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted…

  15. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  17. The Year In Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 9:05 AM EST A look back at 10 breakout acts whose chart action Billboard heralded early on. In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the…

  18. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson, there's a little something for…

  19. Alicia Keys, 'Girl On Fire': Track-By-Track Review

    November 26, 2012 12:35 PM EST In the three years since 2009's "The Element of Freedom," Alicia Keys has gotten married (to hip-hop mega-producer Swizz Beatz ), had a baby (son Egypt) and collaborated with the likes of Dr. Dre , Bruno Mars , Miguel , Maxwell , Emeli Sande , Frank Ocean and Jamie XX to add…

  20. The Avett Brothers, Mick Fleetwood, Passion Pit Join for New Jersey Relief

    November 09, 2012 5:06 PM EST With the impact of Hurricane Sandy still being felt, musicians including Mick Fleetwood, the Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, the Gaslight Anthem and Nicole Atkins have joined Move for Hunger's RebuildRecover effort to provide relief to New Jersey's coast. The musicians involved have…

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