1. Confessions of a Touring Musician: Band Members for Beyonce, Chainsmokers and More Talk Life on the Road, Being Recognized & Gaining Followers

    July 26, 2017 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone knows who Beyonce , The Chainsmokers , and Fifth Harmony are -- and pay enormous amounts of money to see them live -- but seldom do audiences know the names of the instrumentalists behind the artists who make the shows possible. Billboard h ...

  2. Nicole Scherzinger: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

    June 01, 2017 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, singer and actress Nicole Scherzinger shares hers.  Read more Pride Month love letters here. When I think of the LG ...

  3. Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    June 01, 2016 5:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger and music manager Louis Walsh will return to the judging panel of the British version of The X Factor , joining creator Simon Cowell in an attempt to improve the show's ratings for ITV. They replace Rita Ora, ...

  4. Who's Neil Patrick Harris Gonna Call for 'Best Time Ever' Halloween Episode? Ray Parker Jr.

    October 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Patrick Harris is getting into the Halloween spirit on the Tuesday's episode of Best Time Ever with special guests Kelly Ripa and Ray Parker, Jr. The Biggest Summer Songs of All Time: Ray Parker Jr., 'Ghostbusters' The LIVE with ...

  5. Fourth of July Music on TV: Where to See Ed Sheeran & More on Independence Day

    July 03, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no better way to celebrate America's independence then by kicking your feet up in front of the TV -- hot dog in hand -- while watching some of your favorite artists sing on screen. NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Firework ...

  6. Who's Hotter, Beyonce or Ariana Grande? Find Out What FHM Decided

    April 28, 2015 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 While British actress Michelle Keegan sits pretty on top of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2015 list as declared by FHM magazine, a few spots behind her is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. While everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna to Katy ...

  7. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they ...

  8. Nicole Scherzinger Lands Role in 'Cats' Musical

    September 29, 2014 10:48 PM EDT Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is evolving into another type of feline.  The pop singer has landed the role of the "Glamour Cat" Grizabella in Cats , Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical. She’ll perform in the f ...

  9. Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

    February 07, 2014 7:24 PM EST Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive series' significant ratings declin ...

  10. Charlotte Church Rejects U.K. 'X Factor' Judge Slot, Says Show 'Kills Music'

    August 11, 2013 11:39 PM EDT Welsh singer Charlotte Church has taken aim at "X Factor" with the revelation that she turned down an offer to join the U.K. panel as a judge. The 27-year old classical and pop artist blasted the show, tweeting on Aug. 8, “I got asked to ...

  11. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After Upcoming Season

    August 07, 2013 4:28 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I'v ...

  12. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After 10 Years

    August 07, 2013 2:21 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I've ...

  13. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  14. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales da ...

  15. Sharon Osbourne With Return To U.K.’s 'X Factor' as Judge

    May 23, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne will return to the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factorfor its 10th season later this year, TV network ITV announced Wednesday. Osbourne will replace Tulisa Contostavlos. She will join Take That superstar Gary Barlow, N ...

  16. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday ...

  17. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  18. Report: Simon Cowell Wants Britney Spears Out of 'X Factor'

    December 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn&# ...

  19. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn ...

  20. One Direction Q&A: Niall Horan

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Niall Horan is blonde, Irish and One Direction 's resident rock and roller. "He just bounces off the walls and has not changed one bit -- he'll always be Niall," says writer/producer Savan Kotecha. Horan, 19, has also picked up a ...

  21. L.A. Reid Leaving 'The X Factor'

    December 13, 2012 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The two-season judge and Epic Records chairman will not be returning for the Fox show's third season. L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox s ...

  22. L.A. Reid Will Not Return for 'X Factor' Season 3

    December 13, 2012 7:20 PM EST L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox series for season three. The Epic Records chairman will return to his full-time gig of running the Sony mu ...

  23. Exclusive: Pepsi Offering New 'X Factor' Winner Grammy Commercial, $5 Million Contract With Sony's Syco

    October 31, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Pepsi is upping the stakes of its historic prize package for "The X Factor" by offering the Season 2 winner another $5 million record deal (this time with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment on Sony) as well as the chance to develop, ...

  24. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted t ...

  25. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  26. Go Inside Will.i.am's Out-of-This-World Song Premiere

    August 31, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas frontman becomes the first man to land (a song) on Mars. Here's why he did it NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition),& ...

  27. To Infinity...And Beyond

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Will.i.am uses unique single debut to drive education initiative, science and technology awareness. NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition ...

  28. Business Matters: Vevo Says UK Departures Will Not Impact US Operations

    July 17, 2012 5:51 PM EDT VEVO's Upside of UK Management Changes -- The recent departures of two top executives at Vevo U.K. will not impact U.S. operations, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. A press release issued by Vevo last Friday announced that Nic Jone ...

  29. 'X Factor': Can Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Make a Hot Show Even Hotter?

    May 14, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Before introducing Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the new judges on "The X Factor" at the Beacon Theater in New York, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly took a shot at the competition, NBC's "The Voice." After hav ...

  30. It's Official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judges

    May 14, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Here Come the Judges (from left): Antonio "LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records; Britney Spears; Demi Lovato; and Simon Cowell, whose Syco company produces "X Factor" Following months of speculation, Fox has finally ann ...

  31. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  32. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  33. ELLE's Women In Music Celebrated Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

    April 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (April 11), ELLE magazine celebrated its third annual women in music event at the Avalon in Hollywood. Some of pop's brightest starlets strutted down the red carpet to pay tribute to rising stars as well as accomplished songb ...

  34. Britney to 'X Factor'? Simon Cowell Says 'Wait and See'

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the hunt for the next "X Factor" judges continues, Simon Cowell continues to play coy on who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges table. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Britney Spears could be nearing ...

  35. Britney Spears Nearing Deal to Judge 'X Factor'

    March 09, 2012 6:24 AM EST Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season's The X Factor, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soon as next w ...

  36. Janet Jackson Says No to 'X Factor'

    March 02, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne -- the reported candidates for the two open judges' spots on Fox's "The X Factor" keep rolling in. But one of those artists apparently isn't interested: ...

  37. 'X Factor' Weeks Away From New Judges

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Don't expect the two new "X Factor" judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges, at which time executive producer a ...

  38. 'X Factor' Judge Announcements Not Expected For Weeks, Says Simon Cowell

    February 22, 2012 5:36 PM EST Don't expect the "X Factors" two new judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges at which time executive producer ...

  39. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Break Silence On X Factor Shakeups

    January 31, 2012 6:30 PM EST It was a bloodbath Monday as news broke that Fox's X Factor had let go of not only host Steve Jones, but both female judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul and show creator and judge, Simon Cowell both released back-to-back statemen ...

  40. X Factor Shake-Up: How Simon Cowell Fired Paula Abdul, Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger

    January 31, 2012 7:52 AM EST The X Factor news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting (both confirmed by Fox) and finally, according to sources, that Paula Abdul also would b ...

  41. 'X Factor' Exorcism: Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger Out

    January 31, 2012 1:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Host Steve Jones Also Axed From Simon Cowell's Music Reality Show The "X Factor" news came fast and furious on Monday night -- first, that host Steve Jones would not be returning, then that judge Nicole Scherzinger was exiting and fin ...

  42. Britney Spears, Alicia Keys Joining Will.i.am on '#willpower'

    January 30, 2012 6:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Will.i.am 's "#willpower" will have some serious star power. In addition to Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger , who join the Black Eyed Peas frontman on lead single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," Will.i.am told Capital FM that mu ...

  43. No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger, Rise Against--All Interscope Artists--Twitter-Hacked By Ron Paul Supporters

    January 11, 2012 3:56 PM EST Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch may have unofficially endorsed Ron Paul, but Nicole Scherzinger, No Doubt and Rise Against? Not exactly supporters, as recent tweets from the musical artists may lead people to believe. Kelly Clarkson's  ...

  44. No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger, Rise Against Twitter-Hacked By Ron Paul Supporters

    January 11, 2012 2:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch may have unofficially endorsed Ron Paul, but Nicole Scherzinger, No Doubt and Rise Against? Not exactly supporters, as recent tweets from the musical artists may lead people to believe. Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Bra ...

  45. 'X Factor': Elimination Sends 3 to Finale

    December 16, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon Cowell Critiques Fellow Judge Nicole Scherzinger's Song Performance With the "X Factor" finale just around the corner, the remaining four contestants faced their second-to-last elimination last night. There were no "save me ...

  46. 'X Factor' Semi-Finals: Three Contestants Shine, One Performance 'Horrific'

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following last week's shocking elimination, Wednesday's episode of "X Factor" began on a somber note as the final four contestants continued to compete for a spot in next week's finale episodes. Each performer sang two songs ...

  47. Nicole Scherzinger's Album Delayed Again

    November 16, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nicole Scherzinger's first solo album has been pushed back yet again, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Killer Love, which initially had a release date of Nov. 15, and was moved to December, will now be coming out in 2012, says an Intersc ...

  48. Hooked: Cosmo Doesn't Hide Adele; 'X Factor' Judge Covers Vegas

    November 02, 2011 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Adele Is December's Cosmo Girl Adele shines in Cosmo with no black clothing in sight. The gorgeous singer is styled in a Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print and lace dress ...

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