Justin Bieber's Music Mondays release series has been a pretty downcast affair, and while eighth entry "Roller Coaster" still extols being "lonely overseas" and "lonely memories," the follow-up to the R. Kelly collaboration "PYD" is the series' most buoyant, danceable track yet.
Seattle indie-pop stalwarts Barcelona are planning to kick off 2014 with a multi-part bang, as the trio will self-release three EPs, collectively titled "The Melodrama," within the first three months of the year. The first edition, "Love Me," is due out on Jan. 21, 2014, and fans can dig into its sparkling opening track, "Background," exclusively on Billboard.com.
During the hands-down most elaborate performance at the 2013 American Music Awards, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly fashioned themselves a salacious secretary and President Kellz while playing their new hit "Do What U Want" in a faux Oval Office.
Weeks after pop-rock duo A Great Big World performed their single "Say Something" alongside Christina Aguilera on "The Voice," the three musicians linked up once again to play the somber surprise hit at the 2013 American Music Awards.