1. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars ...

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: tobyMac, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys

    September 07, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-five years into his career, tobyMac adds to his already impressive history with his first Billboard 200 No. 1. "I'm thankful for the fans, because they're loyal," tobyMac says. "I always attribute that to, hopefully, ...

  3. MTV VMAs 2012: Red Carpet Video With Alicia Keys, Gotye, Fun, Ne-Yo & More

    September 07, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Alicia Keys, Fun, Gotye, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift & More on the VMAs Red Carpet. Not all of the action was inside the MTV Video Music Awards last night (September 6), Billboard's video team camped out on the double-decker red ...

  4. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  5. MTV VMAs Red Carpet: Alicia Keys, GoTye, Fun., More!

    MTV VMAs Red Carpet: Alicia Keys, GoTye, Fun., More!

    September 07, 2012 7:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stars on the 2012 VMAs Red Carpet sizzle , featuredVideo1 , red carpet , Maurice Warfield , vmas , Maurice Warfield , Alicia Keys , Red Carpet Videos Maurice Warfield Alicia Keys Red Carpet ...

  6. MTV VMAs 2012: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    September 06, 2012 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna won Video of the Year. One Direction took home three Moonmen and performed what they considered to be "the best show of their life." Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose announced a bundle of joy on the way. U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas popped ...

  7. Alicia Keys: MTV VMAs 2012 Red Carpet

    Alicia Keys: MTV VMAs 2012 Red Carpet

    September 06, 2012 11:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys: MTV VMAs 2012 Red Carpet red carpet , Maurice Warfield , vmas , Alicia Keys , Maurice Warfield , Alicia Keys , Red Carpet Videos Maurice Warfield Alicia Keys Red Carpet ...

  8. Taylor Swift Performs 'Never Ever' at the 2012 MTV VMAs

    September 06, 2012 11:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, before even performing the song on television. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter made the live TV debut of her hit single Thursday ni ...

  9. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen

    September 06, 2012 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift Dazzles, Rivals Chris Brown & Drake Win Big Video from the MTV VMA Red Carpet The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards ? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Stapl ...

  10. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen (Updated)

    September 06, 2012 9:48 PM EDT The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chocked with stars, including Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Drake, Lil Wa ...

  11. VMAs Producer Dave Sirulnick Talks 'EDM TV,' Political Conventions, Unexpected Moments and More

    September 06, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Tonight's Video Music Awards will have all the space-age glitz and laser flair of an electronic music festival -- the kind of large-scale production that requires, quite simply, an arena. Look no further than the 15,000-pound crane that exten ...

  12. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Among Performers For 'Stand Up To Cancer' Benefit

    September 06, 2012 3:14 PM EDT This year, the "Stand Up to Cancer" benefit concert is back with perhaps its most star-studded show yet. Clear Channel radio stations have supported the cause in past years, but this is the first time any radio partner has galvanized all ...

  13. The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys Is 'On Fire,' One Direction (U.S.) Changes Name

    September 06, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Sept. 6 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  14. The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys, One Direction, R. Kelly, Band of Horses, Justin Moore

    The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys, One Direction, R. Kelly, Band of Horses, Justin Moore

    September 06, 2012 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys, One Direction, R. Kelly, Band of Horses, Justin Moore girl on fire , jonathan brooks , R. Kelly , Uncharted Shores , Billboard , Mirage Rock , Justin Moore , 'Til My Last Day , black panties , Band of Horses Videos Ju ...

  15. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    September 06, 2012 12:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in c ...

  16. Alicia Keys Releases Three Versions of 'Girl On Fire' Single: Listen

    September 04, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys delivers three versions of her second single, "Girl On Fire," just in time for her performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. "She got both feet on the ground and she's burning it down. She got her head in the cl ...

  17. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt ...

  18. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  19. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  20. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  21. Slaughterhouse, Paul Rosenberg Talk 'Welcome to Our House' Album & Success

    August 28, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse doesn't quantify success in numbers. Following its self-titled debut on E1 Records in 2009, the quartet started work on its sophomore album, "Welcome to Our House." Consisting of Royce Da 5'9" , ...

  22. Backbeat: Afropunk Festival Roars Back With Erykah Badu, Mos Def, TV On The Radio

    August 27, 2012 2:03 PM EDT TV On the Radio closes out the eighth Afro-punk Festival. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Around this time last year, Matthew Morgan , managing director of Afropunk LLC , thought the Afropunk Festival he dreamed up eight years ago was over for good. ...

  23. Whitney Houston Earns 40th Top 40 Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Celebrate'

    August 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although bittersweet, the late great Whitney Houston achieves her 40th top 40 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Celebrate," her duet with Jordin Sparks , rises 49-39. The song -- from 2012 film, 'Sparkle,' -- is diva ...

  24. Alicia Keys Reveals 'Girl On Fire' Album Cover & Release Date

    August 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After wowing fans with her powerful first single, "New Day," Alicia Keys reveals that her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," will be released on November 27 on RCA Records. "'Girl On Fire' is about finding your vo ...

  25. Jessie Ware Talks Breakthrough 'Devotion' Debut & 'Wildest Moments' Single

    August 23, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessie Ware 's debut album "Devotion" had been available for free via live-stream on The Guardian's web site for no less than three hours before she got a fan tweet guaranteed to disturb any new artist. "I love the album! I ...

  26. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  27. Pink, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift Set For 'VH1 Storytellers'

    August 21, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 P!nk , Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift all have new albums coming out this fall, and each will tell the story behind their respective full-lengths on "VH1 Storytellers." According to EW , Swift's episode of "Storytellers" will ...

  28. Hooked: Lana Del Rey's New H&M Ads, Azealia Banks' Racy Mag Cover

    August 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Get Hooked and check out Lana Del Rey's new H&M advertisements, see Azealia Banks' controversial Dazed cover, find out what role Alicia Keys will have on "America's Next Top Model" next season, get the details on Kanye W ...

  29. The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces 'Girl on Fire,' Gotye Makes a YouTube Mashup

    August 16, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, where host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from ...

  30. The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces “Girl on Fire," Goyte Makes a YouTube Cover Mashup

    The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces “Girl on Fire," Goyte Makes a YouTube Cover Mashup

    August 16, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces “Girl on Fire," Goyte Makes a YouTube Cover Mashup phish , girl on fire , taylor swift , jonathan brooks , Gotye , Somebody That I Used To Know , Billboard , Radiohead , we are never ever getting back togeth ...

  31. Alicia Keys Sparks New Album With 'Girl on Fire'

    August 14, 2012 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is ready to turn up the heat on her new album. In a post on her official website on Tuesday, the musician announced her in-progress next album will be titled "Girl on Fire." "And that's exactly how I feel!!! You' ...

  32. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Nominated for Tr3s' Latino Artist of the Year

    August 14, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull , Romeo Santos , Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, ...

  33. Drake Tops Jay-Z For R&B/Hip-Hop Chart No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2012 5:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian rapper Drake overtakes Jay-Z as the rapper with the most No. 1s in the history of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week with a jump to the top as the featured guest on 2 Chainz's "No Lie," bringing the former's total ...

  34. The Beat 8/10: KimYe's VMAs Promo, Jordin's Next Movie, Beck On Sheet Music

    August 10, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, August 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  35. 6 Questions With Rich Kleiman

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Music supervisor to music manager. In a nutshell, that's the career trajectory of New York native Rich Kleiman, who cut his teeth working with emerging young producers, artists and DJs, and who now serves as VP of management at multifaceted e ...

  36. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Conquers Yet Another Radio Format, Hitting No. 1 on Adult Contemporary

    August 09, 2012 6:43 PM EDT As previously reported Carly Rae Jepsen leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week with "Call Me Maybe." With yet another week atop the Hot 100 podium, the song passes the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Us ...

  37. Blackground Clarifies Rumors of Aaliyah's Posthumous Album

    August 09, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, denies that Drake is contracted to executive produce the project. Update (4:00 pm): Following publication of this article, Blackground reached out to Billboard.biz to officially confirm that Drake and Noah  ...

  38. Exclusive: Drake, Missy, Timbaland? Blackground Clarifies Rumors Swirling Around Aaliyah Album (Update)

    August 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Update (Aug. 12, 6:00 pm): A rep for Missy Elliott, who had not responded to Billboard.biz's request for comment as of the time this story was published, released a statement today saying Missy Elliott and Timbaland would not be involved in t ...

  39. Jordin Sparks at Work on Third Album as 'Sparkle' Approaches

    August 09, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Promoting 'Sparkle' Without Whitney: "This was supposed to be her moment, you know" With her first film -- "Sparkle," co-starring alongside the late Whitney Houston -- opening on Aug. 17, Jordin Sparks is already har ...

  40. Juanes Launching SiriusXM Show To Premiere During Hispanic Heritage Month

    August 01, 2012 5:33 PM EDT Juanes, the 17-time Latin Grammy winner has added a new item to his impressive list of accomplishments: The Colombian singer/songwriter is launching a new monthly SiriusXM show "Yo Soy Juanes" that will be the satellite radio station ...

  41. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, w ...

  42. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Get More: 2012 VMA , Music NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. ...

  43. 50 Cent Announces 'Street King Immortal' Release Date; Debuts 'New Day' Single

    July 30, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It looks as if 50 Cent 's fifth studio album, "Street King Immortal," will finally see the light of day. On Saturday (July 28), 50 dropped the album's first single, "New Day." "New Day," produced by Dr. Dre an ...

  44. Single Reviews: Alicia Keys, 3OH!3, Bloc Party

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT R&B ALICIA KEYS New Day (4:18) Producers: Swizz Beatz, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Andre Brissett Writers: various Publishers: various RCA For her first single after marrying producer Swizz Beatz and becoming a new mother, Alicia Keys taps her hubby ...

  45. Alicia Keys' 'New Day' Dawns, Kurt Schneider Debuts on Social 50

    July 06, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the Billboard Social 50 this week, Alicia Keys experiences substantial online gains and rises 38-31. The uptick follows a surge in activity following the release of "New Day," a new single Keys released directly to SoundCloud on June 28 ...

  46. Alicia Keys' 'New Day' Dawns, Kurt Schneider Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    July 06, 2012 4:09 PM EDT On the Billboard Social 50 this week, Alicia Keys experiences substantial online gains and rises 38-31. The uptick follows a surge in activity following the release of "New Day," a new single Keys released directly to SoundCloud on June ...

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