Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Adele Named Billboard 2011 Artist of The Year: Q&A

Adele Named Billboard 2011 Artist of The Year: Q&A

Adele, Billboard's Artist of the Year, owned 2011. The kicky, 23-year-old British singer released her second album, the break-up requiem "21," in February, and in barely 11 months, she has already sold more than any artist in the world, currently inching towards 13 million globally. Here, the international phenom spoke to Billboard about love, fame, a third album and her plan to 'disappear' until she's good and ready.
'21' And Up: Adele's Billboard Cover Story

'21' And Up: Adele's Billboard Cover Story

This year, pop music was dominated by pop. But then there was Adele, who represented something like austerity. She's raw in every way, whether regaling fans from the stage or channeling emotion through her unforgettable alto on wax. Still, how did a hyper-real, refreshingly thick, British singer manage to captivate—and subvert—a notoriously difficult American pop audience?
POTW: Fashion's Night Out Edition

Lil Wayne Adds 'Dope' Rap to Joe Jonas Remix

Lil Wayne's "Young Moola, baby" shriek seems nearly ubiquitous on pop and rap radio, but here's a reminder that there's still land left to conquer: He's finally teamed up with a Jonas Brother. Namely, Weezy's hopped on the remix "Just in Love," the second single from Joe Jonas' forthcoming solo album "Fastlife," which was produced and co-written by Rob Knox and James Fauntleroy, who have also handled tracks for Ciara and Justin Timberlake.
LMFAO: The Billboard Cover Story

LMFAO: The Billboard Cover Story

Neighbors be damned -- with LMFAO's single, "Party Rock Anthem," hitting No. 1 in 18 countries, the duo's party isn't likely to end soon.

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