Taylor Swift named Billboard’s biggest music moneymaker of the year

Singer Taylor Swift, 22, was named Billboard Magazine’s biggest money maker on Friday, beating powerhouses U2, Lady Gaga and Adele to top the list with ... Full story

Clean-cut Taylor Swift got even more filthy rich in 2011

Taylor Swift, the 22-year-old country-ish music phenom, made ALL the money in 2011. Or, at least the most among music acts, reports Billboard. Swift earned ... Full story

Sinéad O'Connor hopes new album will restore her dignity

Sinéad O'Connor has gone from ripping up the pope to dabbling in dope to...becoming a symbol of hope? The tormented singer tells the Telegraph how ... Full story

Heartless thief runs off with athlete’s foot (literally)

Zac Vawter lost his foot two years ago in a motorcycle crash. One thing that's been making him feel better since then is to go ... Full story

Jay-Z's SXSW concert will stream live on YouTube

South by Southwest is just around the corner, and chances are, you weren't able to snag a ticket to see some of the biggest names ... Full story

Madonna's song title a victory for 'Girls Gone Wild' founder

Sadly, the most notable thing about Madonna's new single "Girl Gone Wild" is that "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis can call the track's name ... Full story

List of best new rappers is missing rappers who are new

  Hip-Hop magazine XXL released the cover for its annual "Freshmen" list, which features rappers the mag deems to be on the rise. Always a heated ... Full story

Hilton's new track might be the worst song ever [UPDATED]

Paris Hilton's endless disposable income has struck again. In her attempts to break out on the music scene, Hilton has released a new track titled ... Full story

Kanye West freestyles about a failed hookup with an ex

For all the criticism Kanye West gets for his self-aggrandizing ego trippin', the man is nothing if not unfailingly honest. During a concert in Melbourne, ... Full story

Every 7 seconds, someone buys a copy of Adele's '21'

One year and one day after she "Set Fire to the Rain," Adele is still torching the charts. Her trophy-collecting "21," released in the U.S. ... Full story

BBC streams legendary DJ's collection of 25,000 LPs

Need a reason to buy those new headphones? How about 25,000 of them: Legendary DJ John Peel's massive record collection will be soon be streaming ... Full story

Adele makes obscene gesture onstage

The producers of the Brit Awards really should have planned the show's run time better, or at least made sure the winner of the British ... Full story

Jazz station apologizes for X-rated moaning during show

A UK radio station has apologized after a Saturday evening broadcast was interrupted by the soundtrack of an X-rated film. The five minutes of graphic ... Full story

Photo collection celebrates the happier side of Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain would have celebrated his 45th birthday today, and Twitter erupted with messages of remembrance for the Nirvana front man who committed suicide almost ... Full story

Rocker’s tweet inspires Kellogg’s Amazeballs cereal

Kellogg's is #winning the Twitter game. The company, unlike some others who've dropped the ball on embracing social media (ahem, McDonald's), has gained some followers ... Full story

Adele wins song of the year Grammy

Adele's "Rolling In the Deep" won the Grammy for song of the year. It's the British singer's fourth win Sunday night.The tune was a No. ... Full story

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl trades his guitar for a TV show

Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is giving rock 'n' roll a break to focus on television.  Deadline is reporting that Grohl is developing a show with ... Full story

The bitch is back: Elton’s hubby slams Madge (again)

Here's one person not tuning in to Madonna's Super Bowl performance this Sunday: Elton John's husband, David Furnish, who told TMZ that he will absolutely not be ... Full story

BET bans ‘Stupid Hoe,’ reminds people they still show videos

BET has decided to take a stand, banning the video for Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" from airing on the network. What stand are they taking? They're not saying, though ... Full story

Miley Cyrus gets a mouthful

Give Miley Cyrus credit: she's the rare public figure who can generate publicity by posing with a cake. Of course, in this case the cake in question ... Full story

Fiscally responsible rapper Birdman to bet $5 million on Pats

Rapper Birdman, aka Baby, a longtime collaborator of superstar Lil Wayne, wants to put his money where his grill is with a $5 million bet ... Full story

Selena Gomez gets a new role as a shy bookworm

Selena Gomez as shy bookworm? The 19-year-old actress has a new gig as the star and producer of the "Sky is Everywhere," a movie rendition of Judy ... Full story

Violinist zings cell-phone jerk in classiest way possible

When Slovakian violist Lukáš Kmit's solo performance was preempted by some moron's Anytime Minutes, he didn't stomp offstage or throw a mantrum. Instead, he inhaled ... Full story

Why did Adele get an NAACP Image Award nom?

The NAACP Image Awards are intended to celebrate "outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts," but it also bills itself as ... Full story

RIP Etta James

Music legend Etta James has died in Southern California after a long battle with leukemia. She was 73. James' enduring hits include "At Last" and "Tell Mama." Fellow ... Full story

Gary Glitter blows up Twitter

The UK's top trending topic Thursday was glam rocker Gary Glitter, who apparently opened a Twitter account, and announced the possibility of a comeback tour. Glitter ... Full story

Legendary blues singer Etta James dies at 73 after battle with leukemia and dementia

Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured ... Full story

SPIN: Album reviews are as passé as albums

Thanks to a communal attention span that increasingly can't handle analysis that's more than 140 characters, SPIN has created a Twitter handle to transition away ... Full story

Jennifer Lopez Flaunts Curves, Mr Jagger Goes Hard in New Will.i.am Video

42-year-old Jennifer Lopez looking hotter than ever flaunts her incredible figure in Will.i.am’s first solo video for the track T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) While ... Full story

Vesta Williams dies at 53: R&B singer found dead in hotel room from suspected drug overdose

R&B singer Vesta Williams was found dead in a hotel room in southern California Thursday night in what investigators suspect was a drug overdose.Williams, ... Full story