1. Candid Covers: Wynter Gordon Sings Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn'

    July 31, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's one of those songs that defines my youth," Wynter Gordon said of Natalie Imbruglia "Torn," the song she covered for her Billboard Candid Covers session. The '90s song was a small moment of influence in her childho ...

  2. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly thro ...

  3. iHeartRadio Festival: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, No Doubt to Perform

    July 09, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in music are lined up for this fall's iHeartRadio Music Festival, which spans genres from pop and rock to EDM, country, and even ska (welcome back to the stage, No Doubt ). Taylor Swift , Rihanna , Usher , Green Day , ...

  4. Usher to Use Virtual Dancers During Concert Webcast

    May 31, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Viewers of the singer's June 11 webcast will get a chance to join him onstage, via virtual avatars. The Tupac Hologram Effect continues: without resurrecting legendary artists, R&B song-and-dance man Usher has some tricks up his sleeve in t ...

  5. Jay Boberg Appointed Chairman of INgrooves Fontana Parent Isolation Network

    May 17, 2012 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 Isolation Network, the parent company of INgrooves Fontana, named Jay Boberg its new chairman of the board today (May 17), filling the position vacated by new Chief Operating Officer Vincent Freda. Boberg has sat on the board at Isolation Network sinc ...

  6. Mary J. Blige and Rick Ross Wonder 'Why': Watch

    May 09, 2012 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Why can't we get it right no matter how hard we try?" Mary J. Blige sings in her single "Why?" The latest track from her album "My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act II)" features Maybach Music Group's head h ...

  7. D'Angelo to Perform First U.S. Show in 10 Years at Essence Fest

    May 03, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 D'Angelo is making his comeback: The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. D'Angelo will perform during the festival's opening night. It runs from July 6 to July 8 in New ...

  8. Jack White to Stream Concert Online, Gary Oldman to Direct

    April 16, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White will kick off the release of his first solo album with a concert streamed live online, to be directed by Gary Oldman. The show will be the first installment in the third season of American Express' "Unstaged" series, which ...

  9. 'The Voice': Christina Aguilera Sings Impromptu Duet; Contestants Show Their Blues

    February 28, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Memphis-based guitarist and singer Preston Shannon made good case for the blues on the final blind edition episode of "The Voice" Monday (Feb. 27). While the 64-year-old blues veteran with five solo albums under his belt did not get any ju ...

  10. Poll: Who Should Perform at Next Year's Super Bowl Halftime Show?

    February 07, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the dust now settled on Madonna's eye-popping halftime extravaganza, it's time to start thinking of the possible artists who will take the biggest stage in the world next February, when the Super Bowl invades New Orleans. With the Bla ...

  11. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a ...

  12. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  13. 'X Factor': Deadlock Decision Ends in Tears All Around

    December 09, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 All in all, Thursday's "X Factor" elimination wasn't really a good night for anyone. The contestant who stayed had to feel like the audience didn't want him there, the performer sent home only did so after collapsing onstage ...

  14. 'X Factor' Double Hit: Rough Night For Simon & L.A.

    December 02, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" was a show of firsts Thursday night (Dec. 1), as both L.A. and Simon lost their first contestants in the Michael Jackson week double elimination. Paula has no groups left and Nicole has only one contestant (Josh Krajcik) still i ...

  15. Manic Monday: New CDs From Rihanna, Gaga, Nickelback, Mary J. Blige

    November 21, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 This week officially kicks off the busy holiday shopping season -- and with new albums from Rihanna , Mary J. Blige , Lady Gaga , Nickelback and Michael Jackson all coming out on Monday, Nov. 21, there will be no shortage of superstars debuting on t ...

  16. Mary J. Blige Finds 'Mr. Wrong' With Drake's Help

    October 26, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the latest off of "My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act I)" (Nov. 21), Mary J. Blige sings about always attracting the wrong kind of man. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul stopped by Angie Martinez's Hot97 show to debut the track that ...

  17. Mary J. Blige to Celebrate 'My Life' With New York Concert

    October 10, 2011 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige will celebrate the 17-year anniversary of "My Life" with a New York concert. The Queen of Hip-Hop soul will revisit her 1994 sophomore album at Terminal 5 on Nov. 23, according to MTV News . The performance will come two days ...

  18. Britney, Beyonce, Bieber Among 2011 Billboard Music Awards Highlights

    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyoncé receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards wer ...

  19. Paris Bennett

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." Breaking & Entering: Paris Bennett Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." The fifth seas ...

  20. Wynonna To Rally Army Troops

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to perform two shows tomorrow (Oct. 5) for troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., home to the Army's 101st Airborne division. "Since Sept. 11, I have been searching for a way Kentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to ...