1. Haim Rocks Terminal 5 In New York: Live Review

    May 12, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The sister trio amps up its recorded pop polish at the cavernous Hell's Kitchen venue "No texties … live in the moment!" Such was Haim's message to an adoring crowd that, even if it didn't fully abide by the directive (a transgression revealed by the continuous…

  2. DJ Rashad Dead at 34 (Update)

    April 28, 2014 9:50 AM EDT UPDATE (May 1): A representative for DJ Rashad tells Billboard that the artist's cause of death is still inconclusive. Rashad's label Hyperdub indicates that a statement is forthcoming. Please hold fire on these latest reports of the causes of Rashad's death until we have an…

  3. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

    April 11, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Taylor Swift Taylor Swift ditched the sparkly romantic look for an ultra sexy number at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,…

  4. Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)

    March 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT The "Frozen" star has a top 10 hit, 'Fanzels' who follow her every move, a new Broadway smash and a name (even when mangled) that has gone household "Hey, it's me." The whistles and screams that greet this bit of dialogue are more Madison Square…

  5. Justin Bieber Shares 'Broken,' His First Song Since Arrest: Listen

    February 22, 2014 10:43 AM EST Overnight, Justin Bieber shared "Broken," his first song since his January arrest in Miami Beach, and on the track the teen pop star tells the world that even though "they're persistent, trying to break me down / I cannot be broken." Just before midnight last night…

  6. The Internet's Tay Walker Debuts 'Karma' Video: Watch

    January 22, 2014 1:26 PM EST Tay Walker continues to stun, debuting the visual for his unfeigned song, "Karma." "I wanted little pieces of things in it that makes you think 'why is life full of games,'" Walker tells The Juice of the Drew Kirsch-directed video. "I know what it's…

  7. Bubbling Under: Cole Plante Grows On Dance Club Songs

    December 06, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cole Plante, Elizabeth Chan, 2 Pistols and Katherine Alexander   COLE PLANTE 17-year-old DJ/producer Cole Plante jumps into the Dance Club…

  8. Ed Sheeran & Macklemore Stroll Down ‘Sesame Street’: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST Get a first look at the chart-topping stars' upcoming guest appearances "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" For Ed Sheeran and Macklemore, a couple Hot 100 hits and good publicists did the trick. For its upcoming 45th season, which will premiere…

  9. Britney Spears Named VH1 'Save the Music' Ambassador

    November 08, 2013 9:09 PM EST Britney Spears doesn't just have a new album on her plate in the coming months -- in fact, she has an extra responsibility afforded to her, courtesy of VH1. The pop star has been named one of VH1's "Save the Music" ambassadors, Rolling Stone reports . Spears is joined by…

  10. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The documentary will be developed and produced by …

  11. Inc. and Autre Ne Veut Slow Things Down at Downtown Fest

    May 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT It was a night of filtered lights and oblique love songs. at Saturday's (May 11) Downtown Music Festival -- a young, Downtown Records-owned event that dispatches emerging artists across Manhattan’s Lower East Side -- two leading lights of a new wave of R&B offered alternative…

  12. Trey Songz Sticks With R&B as Others Go Pop

    December 13, 2012 2:55 PM EST "It's not even that it's real or fake R&B,' he tells Billboard, 'It's that you have a lot of your favorite singers making pop music right now.' Trey Songz says the success of his new "Chapter V" -- his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 --…

  13. Ask Billboard: Chart Ch-ch-Changes

    October 12, 2012 4:05 PM EDT A deeper look at the decisions behind Billboard's renovation of the Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock and Latin Songs charts. 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…

  14. Dawes, 'How Far We've Come': Live Acoustic at Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2012 5:15 PM EDT There's nothing ironic about the embracing sound of Dawes , a California quartet that proudly wears their influences (The Band, Jackson Browne) on their rolled-up musical sleeves. The group's latest album, "Nothing Is Wrong," is lush with homespun anthems, soulful…

  15. Chris Brown, Drake Club Brawl Causes Social 50 Chart Gains

    June 22, 2012 4:20 PM EDT It's no coincidence that both Drake and Chris Brown received significant online gains this week as news that the two and their respective camps were involved in an altercation at a nightclub in New York. The pair rises 28-20 and 18-12 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, respectively.…

  16. The 10 Best 'Call Me Maybe' Covers

    June 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT With Carly Rae Jepsen's hit at No. 1 on the Hot 100, we've rounded up a list of the most entertaining "Call Me Maybe" viral videos the Internet has to offer. After months of covers, flashmobs and radio play, Carly Rae Jepsen has finally dethroned Gotye to take the top spot…

  17. Disney Announces 'Next Big Thing' Contestants

    July 26, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Radio Disney and Disney Channel have selected three teen pop singers, a country vocalists and a band to compete in the channel's fourth annual "N.B.T." (Next Big Thing) contest. Having launched the careers of Hollywood Records' Allstar Weekend and Kicking Daisies, a teen…

  18. Boyz II Men Toast 20th Anniversary with New Album

    July 20, 2011 12:40 PM EDT After 20 years, Boyz II Men haven't reached the end of the road in their music career. In fact, the group is preparing to celebrate their milestone anniversary this fall with a new album, including reworked versions of their classic hits. "Nothing too extreme or dramatic, but we&…

  19. Boyz II Men, Daniel Tosh Cover Tay Zonday's 'Chocolate Rain'

    May 18, 2011 3:50 PM EDT As comedian Daniel Tosh said in his intro to this clip on "Tosh.0" last night, "Awful Internet music videos have become the new one-hit wonders." Unfortunately, YouTube pays far less than a record deal, so for "viral sensations" (that's what we've…

  20. Super Bowl Ads Tap KISS, Beyonce, Cheap Trick, T-Pain

    February 08, 2010 10:28 AM EST In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show , a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads below. In this one of many Bud Light Super Bowl…

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