1. Katy Perry Talks Next Album, Songwriting And Producers' Goofy Nicknames

    April 18, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company when I want to release ...

  2. The 'Origin' of Mika

    October 15, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Electro-pop act Mika enjoys global fame and solid record sales-now, if he could just get on the radio. ''I don't necessarily fit into a particular box," London-based singer/songwriter Mika says. "I stand in this weird bo ...

  3. Backbeat: Fun. Rock The Wiltern In L.A. In Front Of Atlantic, Fueled By Ramen Execs

    August 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. performing at Los Angeles' The Wiltern. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Between the confetti, balloon drop, celebs in attendance -- including Alia Shawkat from " Arrested Development," Mae Whitman of " Parenthood" and singer/so ...

  4. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  5. All-American Rejects Singer Escapes L.A.: 'It Was Destructive'

    March 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Kids in the Street," the All-American Rejects' new album, is the result of frontman Tyson Ritter's "lost weekend" that led him "far out in every aspect to make this record." "Self-discovery is such an im ...

  6. The All-American Rejects Return: On Set at Their 'Beekeeper's Daughter' Video Shoot

    January 26, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Like a Silver Lake "West Side Story," rival packs of bearded and mustachioed hipsters are squaring off in a dance battle -- and All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter's caught in the middle. As the band's new single -- " ...

  7. Adam Lambert Signs Admin Deal With Kobalt

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Kobalt Music Group has signed Adam Lambert to a worldwide administration deal, a rep for the company told Billboard today. The "American Idol" runner-up co-wrote a number of songs on his most recent album, including "Pick You Up ...

  8. Katy Perry: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teenage Dream (Capitol, Aug. 24) When Katy Perry released her debut solo album, "One of the Boys," in June 2008, her musical peer group-cool big-sister types who titillate the training-bra set without threatening them-was in a dormant phas ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  10. Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta Close To Finishing Debut Albums

    August 31, 2009 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no rest for the signed on the American Idols Live! tour -- just ask runner-up Adam Lambert and fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta, who are using any down time on the road to continue working on their debut albums, which are both due ...

  11. Mika

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "In the U.K., they call this pop, but in America it's rock," Mika tells Billboard.com. "I consider myself a singer-songwriter -- although there's a bad stigma about the term." "In the U.K., they call this pop, but ...

  12. Lohan Bumps New Album To December

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lindsay Lohan gets a lift from producers Butch Walker, Greg Wells and Kara Dioguardi on her second album, "A Little More Personal (Raw)," which has been bumped to Dec. 6 from its original Nov. 22 rele Lindsay Lohan gets a lift from produce ...

  13. Louise Goffin Marks Growth With Solo Set

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Louise Goffin likens the feeling of making her solo album, "Sometimes a Circle" (due Feb. 26 via DreamWorks), to a person who has worn tight clothes his or her entire life, and then suddenly puts on s Louise Goffin likens the feeling of ma ...