1. 615 Spotlight: Drake White's 'Simple Life'

    May 01, 2013 5:35 PM EDT Radio executives who attended the Country Radio Seminar in March came away excited about the musical offerings of many of Nashville's newcomers – with MCA's Drake White being one act who attracted quite a bit of interest. With new single "The Simple Life" on the radio …

  2. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 5:50 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with "I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, called "Tribeca Talks Industry:…

  3. White House Hosts Night of Memphis Soul -- Watch Justin Timberlake Sing for Obamas

    April 10, 2013 3:45 AM EDT President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason. "Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and…

  4. Justin Timberlake Visits White House, Earns Praise From Michelle Obama

    April 09, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Obamas host Timberlake, Ben Harper and others for a special Memphis Soul concert Justin Timberlake made his presence known at the White House on Tuesday, where he's spending the day celebrating Memphis soul music with the First Family. The Memphis native will perform at a concert this…

  5. Annette Funicello, 'Mickey Mouse Club' Actress and Singer, Dies at 70

    April 08, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club," who matured to a successful career in records and '60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully…

  6. 'Pitch Perfect' Stars Reuniting to Open MTV's Movie Awards

    April 04, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The stars of the film "Pitch Perfect" will open the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in their first-ever live performance on April 14. "Pitch Perfect" stars Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Adam Devine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and host Rebel…

  7. Lil Wayne's Top 5 Most Absurd 'I Am Not A Human Being II' Lyrics

    March 26, 2013 3:54 PM EDT Lil Wayne’s tenth studio album, "I Am Not A Human Being II," out Tuesday (March 26) on Cash Money Records, is laced with everything you’d expect from the rapper. Similar to his latest efforts, "I Am Not A Human Being II" is filled with whit, lewdness and downright…

  8. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  9. Rachael Ray's SXSW Parties Tap Kenny Loggins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    March 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST Eagles of Death Metal and the Pharcyde will also be among the many acts at Ray's Austin events. Rachael Ray will, as usual, be cooking in a big way at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Kenny Loggins and his new band, Blue Sky Riders, will…

  10. Bobby Rogers, Member of Motown’s The Miracles, Dies At 73

    March 03, 2013 11:10 PM EST Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73. Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years.…

  11. Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen Top 2012 Global Charts

    February 26, 2013 10:30 AM EST "21" sold 8.3 million copies last year, according to the IFPI's Digital Music Report... Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" moved 12.5 million units worldwide Adele's "21" is the first album to top the global albums chart for two consecutive years since…

  12. Morrissey Tour Resumes With Added Dates

    February 25, 2013 1:06 PM EST Morrissey has recovered from a bleeding ulcer and has announced he'll resume his North American tour on Wednesday (Feb. 27) in San Diego, following a stop at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" the night before. The move amounts to a rescheduling of 25 previously arranged dates, plus an…

  13. Poll: Who Should Be Taylor Swift's Next Boyfriend?

    February 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST Vote now! Today marks another Valentine's Day, and one of the rare instances in which superstar Taylor Swift is celebrating the most romantic of holidays by her lonesome. After breaking up with One Direction singer Harry Styles last month, and after flings with Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe…

  14. Heartsrevolution Signs to Skrillex’s OWSLA

    February 13, 2013 4:38 PM EST The buzz-heavy L.A. band diversifies the label’s growing roster. Skrillex’s digital label OWSLA has signed New York-based electro-noise duo Heartsrevolution for the release of their long-awaited debut album, Billboard has learned. The band’s signing adds to a rapidly growing roster for the…

  15. Kelly Price, Chante Moore, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson Among 'R&B Divas: LA' Cast

    February 12, 2013 5:56 PM EST Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz & Michel'le Toussaint also join the cast. TV One’s “R&B Divas” is becoming a reality show franchise. Production begins this month in Los Angeles on the original series’ offshoot, “R&B Divas: LA.” The eight-episode arc, slated to premiere on TV…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: Baby It's Back... and Awkward

    January 25, 2013 10:55 AM EST Hiatus over, we're dropped back into a world of "Glee" that's ready to remind you just how embarrassing youth can be If you ever wanted to experience a bucketload of secondhand embarrassment, this episode of "Glee" was the one for you. A lot of things happened…

  17. Brantley Gilbert Says 'I Do' to Future Songs With Jana Kramer

    January 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST Newly engaged couple has written together ... Singer also talks ACM nods, Tim McGraw tour and his cameo on "Nashville" Country stars Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer got engaged over the weekend in Nashville. The "Country Must Be Country Wide" singer tells Billboard that…

  18. Skrillex Sets Hair on Fire at Birthday Bash: Watch

    January 18, 2013 1:30 PM EST Billboard cover star Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex, is just about as well known for his iconic side-swiped hairdo as he is for dropping the bass as one of the world's most buzzworthy DJs. But at his 25th L.A. birthday party Jan. 16, Moore's famous hair spent a few tenuous seconds on…

  19. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Release 'Bluegrassed' Collection

    January 16, 2013 5:35 AM EST 'Timeless Hits' arrives via exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first release of the year by a major bluegrass act belongs to Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. "Timeless Hits From The Past… Bluegrassed," an exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old…

  20. Mad Season Taps Mark Lanegan for 'Above' Reissue, Unreleased Songs

    January 08, 2013 10:12 PM EST Grunge supergroup Mad Season will reissue its lone album with a little help from Mark Lanegan . A three-disc deluxe version of 1995's "Above" will be released April 2 on Legacy Recordings, featuring unfinished material with new vocals and lyrics from the former Screaming Trees…

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