1. Young the Giant: MB Evolution Tour Artist Spotlight

    July 01, 2014 12:37 AM EDT Take a closer look at Young The Giant, one of three artists headlining the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour this summer & fall. See our full MB Evolution Tour hub here . Formed in Irvine, California in 2004, Young the Giant were originally known as the Jakes, a combination of the first letter…

  2. Pitbull Sues Alcohol Company Over 'Pit Bull' Vodka Recipe

    May 19, 2014 1:42 PM EDT Pitbull is suing E. & J. Winery & New Amsterdam Spirits Company for branding a vodka recipe the 'Pit Bull,' according to TMZ . Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez Open the Billboard Music Awards With 'We Are One (Ole Ola)' The Florida rapper, whose name has been…

  3. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Hunter Hayes, Sarah McLachlan, Atmosphere & more score Top 10 debuts this week. After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold…

  4. Beastie Boy MCA's Best Lyrics: 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT On the anniversary of MCA's passing, we look back at his all-time best lyrics Each of the Beastie Boys brandished a style of rapping that set him apart from the pack. But for many fans, it was the distinctive growl of MCA that consistently rose above the beats. From the trio's…

  5. Breathe Carolina Leads Debut Parade On Dance Albums Chart

    April 24, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Breathe Carolina heads up five top 10 debuts on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, landing its first No. 1 in four tries, as "Savages" starts with 14,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band posts its best sales week, a figure previously held by its…

  6. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  7. Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, More Chill on Remote Island in Beer Ad: Watch

    March 25, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Did Elvis, Cobain, Lennon or Tupac really die? Apparently not; they just holed up on a deserted island with two goals in mind: drink a lot of beer and don't get caught doing so. At least, that's the narrative in a new commercial for Bavaria Brewery's Bavaria Radler beer. In the…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: 'Trio' Avoids Post-Hiatus Blues as an All-NYC Episode Inches Closer

    March 05, 2014 3:38 AM EST After such a solid return from hiatus last week, it’s the usual Glee MO to fall into a lull and drop all the interesting points from the week previous. With luck, “Trio” mostly avoids this fate -- Rachel and Santana are still feuding and nowhere near an easy resolution, the rest of NYC is…

  9. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  10. Rick Ross Masterminds Death-Defying Return: Video Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 12:36 PM EST A murder attempt and now "Mastermind," an album back from the dead. Rick Ross is proud and warm. In a blue chinchilla jacket, black sweatshirt and a Saint Laurent belt hoisting up his jeans, he sits at the head of the table in a conference room in Def Jam’s New York offices,…

  11. Leona Lewis Sets U.K. Chart Record

    December 17, 2013 12:50 AM EST Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis. The pop singer has set a new chart record by becoming the first British female solo artist to score eight U.K. top 5 singles. The pop artist’s latest single “One More Sleep” (Syco Music) opened at No. 3 on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart,…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: The 'End of Twerk' Episode Not As Bad As It Sounds

    November 15, 2013 3:00 AM EST An episode with a title like “The End of Twerk” sounds like a Glee recipe for disaster, but by all miracles this week skirted the line of absurd, touching, and managed to advance multiple character narratives. The last is especially a feat in the world of Glee, and if the audience has to…

  13. Lady Gaga, R. Kelly To Perform 'Do What U Want' At American Music Awards

    November 12, 2013 11:48 AM EST "We have a great chemistry when we perform together," says Gaga of Kellz. While Lady Gaga has performed her latest "ARTPOP" single "Do What U Want" by herself on the U.K. "X Factor" and during her "artRAVE" showcase on Sunday night (Nov. 10)…

  14. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:17 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest solo artist to debut atop the singles chart…

  15. Lady Gaga's 'Do What U Want' Change-Up: The Big Bet On Her R. Kelly Duet

    October 25, 2013 2:05 PM EDT "Venus" was supposed to be the second single from "ARTPOP" -- until "Do What U Want" was released and quickly changed plans. Inside an unexpected move from one of the world's biggest pop stars. At 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday morning (Oct. 21), Lady Gaga…

  16. Lauryn Hill Released From Prison

    October 04, 2013 8:13 PM EDT Lauryn Hill is a free woman. The former Fugees singer has been released from federal prison, the same prison that inspired Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," as noted by TMZ , after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. Hill reported for her sentence on July 8…

  17. Cooking With 2 Chainz: Eating Our Way Through His 'Meal Time' Recipes

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chainz was my therapist this past weekend and he didn't even know it. From Friday night to Sunday night (September 13-15), omitting mornings (2 Chainz apparently sleeps through breakfast), I cooked dishes from his and Chef Aleem's cookbook, "#Meal Time." The 15…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  19. R. Kelly Releases 2 Chainz-Assisted 'My Story': Listen

    July 29, 2013 12:16 PM EDT R. Kelly, the Pied Piper of R&B, released his new song "My Story" today (July 29). The first single to come off of Kellz’s forthcoming 12th album, "Black Panties," "My Story" features him singing about his less-than-fortunate beginnings, only to end up…

  20. Ivy Levan, 'I Don't Wanna Wake Up': Exclusive Video Premiere

    July 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Check out the latest visual from the "Introducing The Dame" EP, launching at Billboard.com. Ivy Levan, the entrancing pop singer-songwriter and recent Cherrytree/Interscope signee, refined her uninhibited, soul-infused stylings on her "Introducing The Dame" EP, which was…

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