1. 'Glee' Covers 'Locked Out of Heaven': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen below to the New Directions' version of Bruno Mars' No. 1 hit. "Glee" returns to airwaves Thursday, Jan. 24 with an all-new episode featuring McKinley High's take on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" a ...

  2. Churchill, 'Change': Track Review

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 5 0 CHURCHILL "Change" (3:17) Producer: Joe Richmond Writer: T. Bruns Publisher: Churchill the Band Publishing (ASCAP) A&M/Octone Records   Denver newcomer Churchill doesn't overthink its first major bid at radio success, as "Cha ...

  3. A$AP Rocky, 'Long.Live.A$AP' Track-By-Track

    January 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST 8 2 0 We live in a post-"good kid, m.A.A.d city" world. Released less than three months ago, Kendrick Lamar 's debut album raised the bar for storytelling in mainstream hip-hop, as K-Dot's "short film" wrapped a narrative arc ...

  4. The Airborne Toxic Event, 'Timeless': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hear the first single off the band's third album, "Such Hot Blood" The Airborne Toxic Event is looking to heat things up on its third album. The Los Angeles rock act's "Such Hot Blood" is due this spring on Island, led ...

  5. Maroon 5, 'Daylight': Track Review

    January 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 2 0 MAROON 5 "Daylight" (3:46) Producers: Adam Levine, MdL, Max Martin Writers: A. Levine, M. Martin, M. Levy, S. Martin Publishers: various A&M/Octone/Interscope   Following the No. 1 run of "One More Night" on the Billboard Hot ...

  6. Neon Hitch's 'Happy Neon' EP Premiere: Listen To Exclusive Stream

    January 14, 2013 1:10 PM EST 1 0 0 Ahead of her forthcoming debut album, U.K. singer-songwriter Neon Hitch has unveiled a new EP, "Happy Neon," launching exclusively on Billboard.com. Stream the six-track release in its entirety below:     Produced by Neon Hitch and Happy P ...

  7. Redfoo, 'Bring Out The Bottles': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 REDFOO "Bring Out the Bottles" (3:59) Producer: RedFoo Writers: A. Smith, B. Garcia, S. Gordy Publishers: RedFoo LLC dba Yeah Baby Music/RedFoo LLC dba Chebra Music (ASCAP) Interscope   For his first single sans bandmate (and nephew) Sky B ...

  8. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST 0 1 0 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the ...

  9. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a ...

  10. Girls' Generation, 'I Got A Boy': Track-By-Track Review

    January 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Girls' Generation are rightfully one of the acts at the forefront of K-pop's international advancement with their immense popularity in Korea allowing them to spend 2012 focused on other environs, namely Japan and the U.S. Such a long ti ...

  11. Bruno Mars, 'Unorthodox Jukebox': Track-By-Track Review

    December 11, 2012 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars is extremely talented -- we've known this since he popped up without warning singing the hook on B.o.B 's "Nothin' On You," and fully understood his versatility on his 2010 debut "Doo-Wops & Hooligans.&qu ...

  12. Cage the Elephant, "2024"

    December 03, 2010 4:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant is hoping that forthcoming sophomore album "Thank You, Happy Birthday" enjoys the same steady success as its 2009 self-titled debut, which earlier this year spawned two chart-toppers on Billboard's ...

  13. Jeremih featuring 50 cent, "Down on Me"

    December 03, 2010 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Jeremih can work in many styles, the R&B singer/ songwriter's affinity for women has been a constant presence in his singles. Following the breakout success of bedroom track "Birthday Sex," uptempo club banger "Down ...

  14. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

    December 03, 2010 4:19 PM EST 0 0 0 With debut album "19," Adele displayed an understanding of the importance of a sweeping chorus: Well-written ballads like "Chasing Pavements" and "Hometown Glory" became outstanding when their powerful hooks unfolded. & ...

  15. The Decemberists, "Down by the Water"

    December 03, 2010 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 While the last two albums by Portland, Ore., indie rockers the Decemberists have been operatic song cycles with historical undertones, forthcoming sixth disc "The King Is Dead" is a love letter to country-inspired folk music and '80s ...

  16. Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez, "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu"

    December 03, 2010 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Ricky Martin 's last No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart was the sumptuous "Tu Recuerdo," a duet with Chambao frontwoman La Mari from his 2006 "Unplugged" album. For his new single, the Latin superstar offers ano ...

  17. Sylvia Tosun, "Above All"

    December 03, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 There aren't many Juilliard-trained sopranos releasing dance records, and Sylvia Tosun 's "Above All" is all the more listenable because of that uniqueness. The songwriter and former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist specializes ...

  18. Hinder, "All American Nightmare"

    December 03, 2010 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Hinder drops its third album, "All American Nightmare," with a chip on its shoulder and a palpable sense of something to prove, given the sophomore sales slump the Oklahoma quintet suffered with 2008's "Take It to the Limit" ...

  19. Justin Bieber, "My Worlds Acoustic"

    December 03, 2010 3:54 PM EST 0 0 0 The intent of Justin Bieber 's acoustic album is twofold, according to the star: It's a holiday-timed gift for fans who want to feel closer to their teen idol, but also a response to critics who have panned his sound as overproduced bubble ...

  20. R. Kelly, "Love Letter"

    December 03, 2010 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 "This album is dedicated to the girls who stood beside me," R. Kelly sings in the a cappella introduction to his latest studio album, "and even all the bootleggers that couldn't afford to buy me." A characteristic bon mot fr ...

  21. Various Artists, "Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"

    December 03, 2010 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to "Burlesque," Christina Aguilera 's first star vehicle, could be a continuation of her 2006 album "Back to Basics." And why not? It showcased her distinctive flair for the big band style. The soundtrack come ...

  22. Calle 13, "Entren los Que Quieran"

    December 03, 2010 3:39 PM EST 0 0 0 By putting an illustration of a bomb on the cover of its latest album, "Entren los Que Quieran," and appearing as terrorists disguised as nuns in a violent video for first single "Calma Pueblo," Calle 13 simultaneously exceeded a ...

  23. Curren$y, "Pilot Talk II"

    December 03, 2010 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Curren$y releases are relatively low-pressure affairs: with beats comprising cozy synthesizers, the New Orleans rapper's manner is generally good-natured as he rhymes about weed, women and living the good life. While latest release "Pilot ...

  24. Eric Benét, "Lost in Time"

    December 03, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Paying homage to the past can be a tricky proposition. Do you risk losing your contemporary footing? Is there still a market for feel-good R&B? Eric Benét skillfully maneuvers the balancing act and delivers a strong set in the process with this ...

  25. Kanye West, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

    November 30, 2010 1:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off his media-storm-induced hiatus that followed his now-infamous hijacking of Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West crashes back onto the scene to steal the spotlight with possibly the best albu ...

  26. Chris Brown, "Yeah 3x"

    November 30, 2010 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown perfected his brand of R&B-flavored pop music with singles like "Forever" and "I Can Transform Ya," although his most recent hit, "Deuces," presented a more thoughtful pose. "Yeah 3x," his late ...

  27. John Mellencamp, "Save Some Time to Dream"

    November 30, 2010 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 For all of his studied recalcitrance-he did dub himself the Little Bastard, after all- John Mellencamp is at heart an optimist whose songwriting yearns for a better world. That hopeful sentiment kicks off his 25th album, "No Better Than This,&q ...

  28. Ke$ha, "Cannibal"

    November 30, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 One thing's for sure: Ke$ha knows the score. "Guess it worked out/Got here by runnin' my mouth," she declares on "Crazy Beautiful Life," one of nine tracks on the follow-up to her No. 1-debuting 2010 album, "Animal ...

  29. Gwyneth Paltrow, "Country Strong"

    November 30, 2010 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At the recent Country Music Assn. Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow was given the chance to prove she could hold her own sharing the stage with the genre's elite. "Country Strong," the song Paltrow performed from the forthcoming film of the sam ...

  30. James Blunt, "Stay the Night"

    November 30, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt is done singing about heartbreak for now: The Englishman who held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 with his tender single "You're Beautiful" is simply ready to have some fun on "Stay the Night." Writ ...

  31. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Heart in Your Heartbreak"

    November 30, 2010 12:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Initially written off as another bunch of Britpop-biting New York hipsters, the members of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart prove they can ably ape even more genres with "Heart in Your Heartbreak." On the first single from forthcoming soph ...

  32. T.I. Featuring Chris Brown, "Get Back Up"

    November 30, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 As his ongoing legal troubles have forced him to release his next album from prison, T.I. offers a plea for public forgiveness on "Get Back Up," the first single from forthcoming set "No Mercy." The rapper adopts a disarmingly ea ...

  33. Underoath, " 0 (Disambiguation)"

    November 30, 2010 12:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The word "Disambiguation"-the title of Underoath 's seventh album-refers to the clarity that occurs after a source of ambiguity is removed. It would be wrong to interpret the title as a jab at departed drummer/co-vocalist Aaron Gilles ...

  34. Norah Jones, ". . . Featuring"

    November 30, 2010 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Throughout the course of her four studio albums, Norah Jones has honed in on a remarkably well-defined jazz-folk sound; even last year's relatively dark "The Fall" was instantly identifiable as the work of the woman who gave brunch sp ...

  35. Atomic Tom, "The Moment"

    November 30, 2010 12:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Atomic Tom scored a hit in the viral video world when the band used its iPhones to perform the song "Take Me Out" on a New York subway car. For its full-length debut, "The Moment," the group fuses electro-pop with classic British ...

  36. Rascal Flatts, "Nothing Like This"

    November 30, 2010 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Anyone who wondered what affect a label change might have on Rascal Flatts ' particular blend of country and pop: Rest assured, the impact was practically nil. The genre-straddling virtues that have delivered five No. 1 albums and two dozen top ...

  37. Daft Punk, "Tron: Legacy"

    November 29, 2010 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 A-list superstars in their native electronic-music realm, the robot-masked men of France's Daft Punk have established a foothold among more mainstream listeners thanks to glittery disco-house jams like "Around the World," "One Mo ...

  38. Queensrÿche, "Empire"

    November 19, 2010 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 A good musician can play a song's notes well, but a true artist also skillfully navigates the breaths in between. Such holds true for Queensrÿche's approach to its 1990 commercial juggernaut, "Empire." The band treated each song& ...

  39. The Floacist, "The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul"

    November 19, 2010 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 As neo-soul duo Floetry , poet/MC Natalie Stewart and singer Marsha Ambrosius wrote songs for Michael Jackson and Jill Scott . The pair also crafted a distinctive blend of rap/singing artfully laced over soul and hip-hop beats, resulting in hit sing ...

  40. Violens, "Amoral"

    November 19, 2010 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 One could fashion a drinking game of "spot the influence" for Violens ' debut, "Amoral." And be assured that all participants would wind up pretty blotto by the time the album's 12 tracks finish. But be equally assured ...

  41. Michael Jackson (Duet with Akon), "Hold My Hand"

    November 19, 2010 5:17 PM EST 0 0 0 With its faux-news-report intro and defensive lyrics, "Breaking News," the first taste of Michael Jackson 's forthcoming posthumous album "Michael," directly addressed the media circus surrounding most of the pop star's ...

  42. Rihanna feat. Drake, "What's My Name"

    November 19, 2010 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna topped the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year when she teamed with Eminem for "Love the Way You Lie," and the pop singer has done it again with her latest collaboration, the Drake -assisted "What's My Name." With th ...

  43. Tim McGraw, "Felt Good on My Lips"

    November 19, 2010 5:09 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing winning records for nearly two decades, Tim McGraw has pulled out another engaging single for his "Number One Hits" compilation. Working with longtime producer Byron Gallimore, the country superstar lets "Felt Good on ...

  44. Pitbull, "Bon Bon"

    November 19, 2010 5:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Pitbull doesn't call himself Mr. Worldwide for nothing, as he proves by tackling a bevy of global influences on new single "Bon, Bon." The rapper uses Bollywood as the primary inspiration on the track from new album "Armando,&quo ...

  45. Chris Willis, "Louder"

    November 19, 2010 5:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Following the decision to depart from gospel music to explore electro-pop, Chris Willis broke out as a vocalist alongside Fergie and LMFAO on David Guetta 's energetic single "Gettin' Over You" earlier this year. "Louder (Pu ...

  46. Linkin Park, "Waiting for the End"

    November 19, 2010 4:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Continuing Linkin Park 's tradition of wrestling with heavy concepts in radio-ready singles, "Waiting for the End" has recently climbed Billboard's Rock Songs chart while offering fans a chilling take on reality. Fusing rock, hip ...

  47. Greyson Chance, "Waiting Outside the Lines"

    November 15, 2010 1:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Greyson Chance's "Waiting Outside the Lines" could easily be mistaken for an "American Idol" coronation song, but alas, "Idol" hasn't delivered a winner as preternaturally talented as Chance in years. This plu ...

  48. Robyn, "Indestructible

    November 15, 2010 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Like previous single "Hang With Me," which was previewed with a stripped-down version earlier this year, Robyn 's latest electro-pop opus "Indestructible" arrives after an "acoustic" take on the song was issued on ...

  49. Alter Bridge, "Isolation"

    November 15, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Once modern rock royalty Creed returned with a new album and tour in 2009, the future of Alter Bridge - which features three-fourths of Creed as well as singer Myles Kennedy - remained a bit hazy. Yet the members of the Orlando-based outfit have bee ...

  50. Jazmine Sullivan, "10 Seconds"

    November 15, 2010 1:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Affecting soul music often feeds off emotional pain, as Jazmine Sullivan demonstrates when she turns her hurt into a source of relief throughout her latest single. On "10 Seconds," the singer is fed up with a former lover: her tone is mise ...

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