1. Happy 5th Anniversary, After School! Top 5 Must-Watch Performances By the K-Pop Girl Group

    February 03, 2014 10:20 PM EST Five years is a tough time to remain relevant in pop music -- particularly in K-pop, where five years is considered the expiration date for idols. But Korean girl group After School has not only been able to prosper through its first half-decade -- latest single "First Love" …

  2. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  3. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Sunday

    January 27, 2014 12:44 AM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate the GRAMMYs at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards have just been handed out, so tonight (Jan. 26), the GRAMMY parties are in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as we give you real-time…

  4. Zakk Wylde Promises Return to the 'Heavy Stuff' on April's 'Black Vatican'

    January 24, 2014 9:51 AM EST After an odds 'n' sods set and an acoustic-oriented live album, guitar hero Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society is ready to get back to "the normal Black Label, the heavy stuff again" -- and will do so with the April 8 release of its ninth studio album, "Catacombs…

  5. 'American Idol' Returns With New Judges, New Attitude in Premiere

    January 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST After securing its lowest ratings ever in a season during which the judges' feuds often took precedence over the actual raw talent, "American Idol" returned to its roots with a different panel, slightly altered production and -- perhaps most importantly -- a zeroed-in focus…

  6. Ke$ha's Mom Blasts Dr Luke, Advisors for Daughter's Eating Disorder

    January 10, 2014 3:34 AM EST Ke$ha's mother has blamed pressure from music industry advisors -- Dr Luke included -- for her daughter’s health problems.   The pop singer recently announced she’d entered rehab for an undisclosed eating disorder. But in an interview with People , Pebe Sebert reveals her daughter has…

  7. David Bowie's 'I'd Rather Be High' Video Studies Bombs, Balloons & Dancing Soldiers: Watch

    December 05, 2013 6:17 AM EST David Bowie’s hasn’t taken his comeback on the road, yet. But he’s certainly been prolific on the music-video front. The Thin White Duke has dropped a clip for “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)," another song lifted from his return album “The Next Day.” The video, directed by London…

  8. Lady Gaga Gets Sensual With R. Kelly, Pokes Fun at Herself on 'SNL': Watch

    November 17, 2013 1:09 AM EST Lady Gaga showed she can poke fun at herself with the best of them during her first hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The singer, who follows Miley Cyrus as musicians who have both hosted and performed during the show's 39th season this year, performed…

  9. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Trailer: Mustaches, Saggy Pants & 'Train Wreck' Talk

    November 15, 2013 4:37 PM EST The official trailer for Justin Bieber's "Believe" film hit the Web on Friday (Nov. 15), and, as hinted at in Billboard's conversation with manager Scooter Braun about Bieber's 'Music Mondays' series and the upcoming film, "Believe" will be a…

  10. '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…

  11. British Composer John Tavener Dead at 69

    November 12, 2013 1:20 PM EST British composer John Tavener, whose austere choral and orchestral works reflected his religious journey from West to East, died Tuesday. He was 69. Born and trained in London, Tavener burst onto the public scene in 1968 with the help of The Beatles and is often remembered for his beautiful…

  12. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London, on a night when Bowie’s latest album “The…

  13. Sirius XM Starting Limited-Run David Bowie Station

    October 24, 2013 8:22 PM EDT David Bowie will join the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead -- if only for a few days -- on Sirius XM Radio. Bowie will receive his own channel on the satellite radio service next week, following in the footsteps of multiple big-name artists, Rolling Stone…

  14. Demi Lovato Unveils Racing 'Let It Go' From 'Frozen' Soundtrack: Listen

    October 21, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Demi Lovato is in the midst of promoting "Neon Lights," the latest single from her "Demi" album, but the pop singer has taken a quick detour for the benefit of a Disney soundtrack. Lovato's version of "Let It Go," from the upcoming film "Frozen,"…

  15. Scotty McCreery On The Ride for Album No. 2: It ‘Pretty Much Has To Be My Wave Now’

    October 18, 2013 3:31 AM EDT Scotty McCreery rode his 2011 "American Idol" win to a platinum album and several new artist awards. With his second album, "See You Tonight," McCreery says his career is now in his hands alone. "We have been off the show for 2 1/2 years," the 20-year-old said.…

  16. David Bowie Declared Britain’s Best-Dressed

    October 17, 2013 5:49 AM EDT It’s official: David Bowie is the best dressed Briton in history. The chameleonic singer has topped out a poll conducted by the BBC History Magazine . Indeed, he collected 48.5% of all votes, reaffirming he’s as popular -- and cool -- as ever. Bowie’s knack for fashion has been a hallmark…

  17. Jeff Beck Exploring Middle East on Next Album, Talks Stalled Rod Stewart Project

    October 11, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The legendary guitarist, currently on the road with Brian Wilson, talks next album and offers a sharp assessment of Stewart: "He prefers (soccer), and maybe that's the problem. I'm not holding my breath" Noting that he "could easily do a rock album, but so could a…

  18. Haim's 'Days Are Gone' Wins U.K. Chart Battle, Justin Timberlake No. 2

    October 07, 2013 7:16 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its first U.K. No. 1. The Haim album had been second…

  19. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  20. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

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