1. Justin Bieber Rides A Funky 'Roller Coaster' In New 'Music Mondays' Release

    November 25, 2013 2:26 PM EST Justin Bieber's Music Mondays release series has been a pretty downcast affair, and while eighth entry "Roller Coaster" still extols being "lonely overseas" and "lonely memories," the follow-up to the R. Kelly collaboration "PYD" is the series'…

  2. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Eminem’s demons are as present on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” as they were on its 2000 predecessor -- except 13 years later, they have mutated from being his prey to now being his muse. Familiar affairs  — revenge, resentment and heartbreak — re-emerge as heavy-breathing voices which…

  3. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the World Series, launching tonight at Fenway…

  4. The Who's 'Quadrophenia' At 40: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 19, 2013 4:52 PM EDT The Who's second rock opera, "Quadrophenia," released 40 years ago in October 1973, was Pete Townshend's homage to an earlier moment in British youth culture. Composed entirely by Townshend, the 17-song opus told the story of Jimmy, a member of the Mods -- a U.K.…

  5. Five Finger Death Punch Crank Second Album of 2013: Watch Exclusive Video

    October 09, 2013 10:35 AM EDT The songs are different, but the sound remains largely the same on the upcoming second volume of Five Finger Death Punch's two "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" releases.  "I really can't say anything is different about (Volume 2),"…

  6. Cassadee Pope Talks 'The Voice' and 'Going Back to My Country Roots'

    September 23, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Cassadee Pope will release her debut country album, "Frame By Frame," via Republic Nashville on Oct. 8. "When I get to walk in a store and see my album on a shelf, it will be so rewarding," she tells Billboard. "That's my creation. I'm going to make sure…

  7. One Direction Wins Big, 'Glee' Triumphs at Teen Choice Awards

    August 11, 2013 11:54 PM EDT The boys of One Direction were among the night's biggest winners at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held Sunday (Aug. 11) in Los Angeles. The British boyband was the recipient of four different awards, including Choice Summer Tour, Choice Group, Choice Single ("Live While We&…

  8. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  9. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  10. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Retires Rollercoaster Drum Set

    May 28, 2013 4:09 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee retired his 360-degree roller coaster drum kit on Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ. The May 25 show at the Taj Mahal marked the end of the band's tour, after which Lee tweeted, “Bye Bye Rollercoaster of Love!” The band reportedly smashed a bottle of…

  11. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody will be dancing and be feeling all right!…

  12. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Alesso vs OneRepublic, Kris Menace, and More

    April 05, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Alesso vs OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Mosley Music/Interscope) When Alesso discussed his latest collaboration with…

  13. Jimbeau Hinson Reflects On HIV Battle On 'Strong Medicine' Album

    April 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "I had the airplay record of the year, and I almost died," singer-songwriter recalls of recurring health scares. Any artist will tell you that professional success does not always run parallel to being on top of the world on a personal level. Veteran Nashville songwriter Jimbeau…

  14. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  15. Q&A: Paul Jolley on Negativity, Country-Pop Plans and Knowing He Was a Goner on 'American Idol'

    March 22, 2013 11:18 AM EDT Paul Jolley belted out Heart's "Alone" on Thursday's "American Idol" elimination night, however, it wasn't enough to convince the judges to use their one and only "save." It was a bittersweet evening for the 23 year-old who was sent home from…

  16. John Mayer: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 21, 2013 7:58 PM EDT After a harrowing medical journey, during which he feared he'd never sing again, John Mayer is reborn with a new lease on life and his first tour in three years This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. "No one wants to cut into a…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Curtis Finch Soars, but Guys Lag on Eve of Top 10 Reveal

    March 07, 2013 9:01 AM EST While it may seem like a tired thing to say, 2013's "American Idol" girls really are on the money. Measuring up was going to take a superb effort from the 10 remaining guys to even be mentioned as part of the conversation. They tried, sure. But all told, give the continuing…

  18. Justin Bieber Thanks Fans After 'Worst Birthday'

    March 02, 2013 11:35 PM EST Justin Bieber started off his 19th birthday yesterday (March 1) tweeting happily about his "big night ahead," but by the wee hours, he'd tweeted it had turned into his "Worst birthday." The teen singer reportedly cut short his circus-themed birthday bash at…

  19. 'X Factor' Champ Tate Stevens to Drop Debut Album April 23

    February 26, 2013 12:35 PM EST "It is crazy that I get a second chance, and a second chance on a major scale," he tells Billboard What a difference a year makes. One year ago this week, Tate Stevens was shoveling snow following a winter storm back home in Belton, Missouri. Last week, the area was hit by another…

  20. Super Bowl XLVII: 20 Musician Tweets

    February 03, 2013 11:01 PM EST Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and more music makers react to halftime and the big game. Whether they were rooting for the Ravens, 49ers, or a Destiny's Child reunion, the music world had plenty to tweet about when the Super Bowl XLVII hit New Orleans. We'…

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