1. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore said it was “dark purple,” Katie Armiger…

  2. Hunter Hayes Announces CMT Tour, Talks 'Encore' Album Out June 18

    June 04, 2013 10:20 AM EDT "They say you have your entire life to write your first record. I feel like I've had my entire life to dream about this headline tour," says Hunter Hayes, who will top the 12th annual CMT On Tour this fall. Hayes' Let's Go Crazy Tour debuts October 10 in Knoxville,…

  3. Robert DeLong, Joey Bada$$ to Perform at the FlashFWD Awards

    May 15, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-coming rapper Joey Bada$$, dance crew iLuminate…

  4. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium. Seeing as…

  5. Dubstep Violinist Lindsey Stirling Inks Deal With Lady Gaga's Manager

    April 22, 2013 11:45 PM EDT Manager Troy Carter helped shepherd the career of Lady Gaga, and he's working with new client John Legend heading into the R&B singer's next album. But Carter's company, Atom Factory, also has its eye on the generation of self-made YouTube stars, such as Greyson…

  6. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever in Madonna, Bieber and Lady Gaga …

  7. Queens of the Stone Age Returns With 'My God Is The Sun' Single: Listen

    April 08, 2013 5:23 PM EDT After tearing through new music during a recent live performance, California rockers Queens of the Stone Age released the first single off of their upcoming album, "…Like Clockwork," on Monday (Apr. 8). "My God Is The Sun" originally surfaced last month, when a video…

  8. Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour

    March 26, 2013 9:49 AM EDT Mumford & Sons will tour through out North America this summer before embarking on their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival-type tour. The Summer Stampede 2013 tour will run through the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off on May 21 in Calgary, AB and end on June 20 in Colorado.…

  9. Mavado, 'Take It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 04, 2013 3:30 PM EST The singer pledges allegiance to dancehall, talks forthcoming album. Mavado launched his career in 2005 with several controversial, blood-splattered hit singles, but he has remained at the top of the dancehall genre through the steady release of friendlier songs celebrating sex, partying and…

  10. The Best 'Harlem Shake' Videos: Top 10 YouTube Clips

    February 22, 2013 2:20 PM EST In just a few weeks, Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has ignited an online phenomenon, with groups of people all over the world posting their own version of the 30-second freakout meme. As the "Harlem Shake" mania has reached a fever pitch, the song has debuted at No. 1…

  11. Adele, Nicki Minaj & Robbie Williams Take Comic Turn

    February 14, 2013 4:33 AM EST Not content with owning the biggest selling album of the century and collecting a swag of Grammy Awards, Adele is set to become a comic book character. And she's not alone among pop stars. The British singer, along with Nicki Minaj and Robbie Williams, will all appear in a series of…

  12. ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift Lead Nominees

    February 13, 2013 11:09 AM EST The nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today via a digial press conference. When the final nominations were all tallied, it became clear voters went to "Church" -- as Capitol Nashville recording artist Eric Church led the nominations with…

  13. Icona Pop Makes Hot 100 Debut, Discusses The Anger Behind 'I Love It'

    February 07, 2013 12:50 PM EST Swedish duo opens up about "Girls," its debut album and performing at arenas after being broke. "I don't care -- I love it!" goes the entirety of the chorus to "I Love It," the aggressive, omnipresent pop single from Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring U.K.…

  14. Mumford & Sons Plot 2013 'Gentlemen of the Road' Stopovers

    February 05, 2013 4:45 PM EST Vampire Weekend, fun., Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros joining the folk-rock stars on select dates. Following the success of their 2012 stopover shows, Mumford & Sons have announced a new batch of weekend-long "Gentlemen of the Road" residencies for this upcoming…

  15. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  16. New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup: Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 Performing

    January 17, 2013 1:25 AM EST lineup also includes Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The outdoor spring music festival spans seven days…

  17. Lady Gaga Announces Terry Richardson Documentary on Twitter

    December 26, 2012 11:00 AM EST Lady Gaga has unveiled on Twitter that photographer and past collaborator Terry Richardson is making a documentary film about her life. Merry Christmas little monsters! Terry Richardson @ terry_world is making a #LadyGagaMOVIE documenting my life, the creation of ARTPOP + you! - Lady Gaga (…

  18. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

  19. Bubbling Under: Wonder Girls Ride K-Pop Wave to U.S. Radio

    October 12, 2012 1:00 PM 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: Wonder Girls, Priyanka Chopra, Tame Impala and August Rain. Wonder Girls PSY's K-Pop breakthrough on U.S. top 40 radio with …

  20. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

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