1. Michael Jackson's Fatherhood: New Details Emerge in Courtrooms

    June 22, 2013 1:42 PM EDT Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to…

  2. DJ AM Documentary Trailer Debuts at EDM Biz Conference

    June 20, 2013 4:16 PM EDT The late DJ is the subject of a forthcoming documentary. During a panel at EDM Biz about the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy’s non-profit arm, MusiCares, documentary filmmaker Kevin Kerslake premiered a trailer for his forthcoming film about the late DJ AM titled “As I AM: The Life…

  3. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing if not progressive, and you’d be hard-pressed…

  4. 'Johnny Cash Forever' Stamp Released, Coinciding with Cash Museum Grand Opening

    June 06, 2013 7:31 PM EDT Dozens of Johnny Cash fans lined up early this morning in Nashville to be the first to own the new "Johnny Cash Forever" U.S. Postage stamp. The first-day-of-issue-ceremony was timed for the start of the CMA Music Festival, and the grand opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum, a…

  5. Bubbling Under: Front Bottoms Rise Up

    May 31, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: the Front Bottoms, Katy Tiz, Jared Ashley and Travi$ Scott THE FRONT BOTTOMS Indie rock act the Front Bottoms debut on…

  6. Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A

    May 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT "I first saw Judas Priest at the Birmingham College of Food and Art," remembers singer Rob Halford in reference to his earliest encounter with the band he would help bring to the world stage as one of the greatest heavy metal groups ever assembled, back in their embryonic…

  7. Updated: Blink 182’s Travis Barker Lends Support to 'Ill' Fan, Hoax Claims Persist

    May 27, 2013 6:23 AM EDT A Twitter user claiming to be a young cancer patient with little time left has chosen to share the last leg of his journey online – and he can count on Blink 182’s Travis Barker to make the trip. Many are calling foul on the project, however, claiming its a hoax. Describing himself as…

  8. Pop Shop Picks: Little Big Town, Arianna, Axwell & More

    May 24, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! LITTLE BIG TOWN "Your…

  9. Zebra Katz Talks Busta Rhymes, Covering Tiffany's 'I Think We’re Alone Now' & 'DRKLNG' Mixtape

    May 24, 2013 3:43 PM EDT Since releasing his eagerly anticipated "DRKLNG" mixtape last week, Ojay Morgan hasn’t done much talking. The 25-year old, Brooklyn-based darkwave rapper and multimedia artist, the force behind mischievous alter ego Zebra Katz, opted to lay low while fans and critics dissected his…

  10. New Transplants Album Features Bun B, Paul Wall

    May 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Transplants are set to release their third studio album, "In A Warzone" – a record which Travis Barker refers to as "harder" than previous releases of the punk rock project. Billboard caught up with Barker at the "American Idol" finale where he revealed that…

  11. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  12. Billboard Music Awards Post-Party: Fans Pick G-Eazy As Opening Act

    May 16, 2013 12:45 PM EDT 0 Billboard & Sonicbids teamed up to find one new talent as the opening act for the BBMAs' Post-Party. The votes are in: Congratulations, G-Eazy! Billboard and Sonicbids teamed up to find a new talent that will get to play at the post-party of the Billboard Music Awards…

  13. Choreographer Tells Court Michael Jackson Didn’t Appear Sick

    May 13, 2013 11:51 PM EDT An associate choreographer who worked on Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts testified Monday that she didn't see any signs that the pop superstar was ill or might die in the final days of his life. "I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass…

  14. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Can't Hold Us' Makes Hot 100 History

    May 08, 2013 12:42 PM EDT 0 The act becomes the first duo in the chart's five-decade history to send its first two singles to No. 1. Plus, Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' sails back into the top 10 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton,…

  16. George Jones Tribute Concert to Feature Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and More

    May 07, 2013 4:15 PM EDT November 22 was slated to be one of the biggest farewell concerts of all time, with well over 40 acts scheduled to appear at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for what was to be the final concert of George Jones's career. Following the singer's death on April 26, the sold-out…

  17. Pop Shop Picks: Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Pet Shop Boys & More

    May 03, 2013 6:07 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! DAFT PUNK FEAT. PHARRELL …

  18. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial

    May 02, 2013 2:08 PM EDT George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a…

  19. George Jones Returns to Billboard Country Charts

    May 02, 2013 12:55 PM EDT The late legend ranks at his highest spot on Hot Country Songs since 1990, as his classic 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' charts again Legendary producer Billy Sherrill gets the last laugh on his dear friend and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame honoree George Jones, as "He…

  20. George Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 27, 2013 3:40 PM EDT George Jones placed more records on the Billboard Country singles chart than any other artist, with 143 making the top-40, and 13 of those making it all the way to the top slot. We've compiled a list of his top 20 songs, ranked by overall chart performance and based on chart…

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