Lauryn Hill entranced at Wednesday's (Feb. 25) back-to-back shows at New York City's Blue Note, and unknowingly silenced doubts about her vocal prowess. With a six-person band alongside her, Ms. Hill took the stage, sitting comfortably on a vintage two-person couch with her acoustic guitar, reminiscent of her legendary 2002 MTV Unplugged special.
R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums with his latest set Love Sex Passion, opening with 13,000 copies sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music. It's his first effort to top the two-year old chart, and second charting album on the list – following A Place Called Love Land which entered at No. 7 in 2013 (19,000 copies).
All movies need a soundtrack. And according to our Twitter feed, it seemed the most-watched movie today was a livestream of two llamas rampaging through the streets of Phoenix. So, in dedication to that brave pair of beastly besties, Billboard has assembled this llamas-on-the-loose playlist.
Juan Gabriel, the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter and performer, climbs to No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (dated March 7) with Los Duo, scoring his first chart-topping set in 18 years, after debuting last week at No. 2.
"Hamilton" has found its King George. Jonathan Groff will step into the key supporting role in Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly acclaimed bio-musical about immigrant founding father Alexander Hamilton, beginning performances on March 3.
Now that the major record labels have officially announced that they are moving to a Friday release day, the time for debating the logistics behind what the move could entail is over -- it's time to make some decisions.