Days after riding along on Swizz Beatz' party bus for Canon's "Rebel with a Cause" campaign, Billboard reconnected with the superproducer and art junkie on the West Coast to discuss his contributions to Pepsi's Kola House pop-up party at San Francisco's Pier 70 in celebration of Super Bowl 50.
Future is heading for his third No. 1 album in less than seven months on the Billboard 200 chart. The rapper’s new "Evol" — which was released on Feb. 6 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic — may earn over 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 11, according to industry forecasters, and should open atop the chart dated Feb. 27.
Ricky Spicer, a singer who joined a pair of singing twins in 1970 to form the Jackson Five-esque group The Ponderosa Twins Plus One (Spicer being that suffixed "one"), has filed a suit seeking class action status against and damages from a large cross-section of the digital music landscape.
Bud Light made their presence known on the West Coast with a special showcase featuring One Republic and Wyclef Jean as well as a DJ set from Jack Novak for their confetti-loaded shindig at Ruby Skye late Saturday night (Feb. 7).
We are not out of the woods yet -- we're actually heading straight into the forest (and to the beach). On Tuesday (Feb. 9), Taylor Swift released a behind-the-scenes look at the New Zealands set of her dreamy "Out of the Woods" video, which was released on New Year's Eve.
A.J. McLean is back (alright!). The Backstreet Boy-Spice Girls reunion tour of dreams may still be up for debate; however, that has not stopped McLean from making music or feeling like part of a collective group. In his “Live Together” playlist, McLean emphasizes the importance self-love and unity. Below is just a sample of the full list, written in his own words.
To be fair, Carly Rae Jepsen's excellent 80s inspired album does make her an inspired choice to cover Full House's classic theme song, "Everywhere You Look," which she does during the trailer premiere for the Netflix revival of the popular '80s/'90s sitcom.
By most standards it seemed as though the world unanimously approved of Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime performance. That is, of course, unless you have been watching Fox News, where pundits have come just short of calling it un-American. Well Jessica Williams is not having it.
Billboard is proud to announce the launch of its new Soul Sisters podcast, where inspiring women in music come tell us how they broke into the business and what inspired them along the way. This week's guest is Grammy-winning blues musician Susan Tedeschi.
A pair of Billboard 200 chart-topping rock bands will be hitting the road together this summer. Today (Feb. 9), Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin officially announced a co-headlining tour for 2016’s warmer months, featuring Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia as support.
Jermaine Dupri has been known to co-sign young stars since discovering Kriss Kross and launching the career of Bow Wow. Now, the So So Def CEO's taking his business to the small screen for the new show The Rap Game, where rapping youngsters try to impress J.D. and a roster of industry heavyweights including Usher, T.I. and Da Brat for a contract with So So Def Records.
The BeyHive wasn't the only group to reap the benefits from Beyonce's surprise single "Formation." After giving a shout out to Red Lobster on her first track since 2014's Beyonce album, the seafood sit-down restaurant chain saw a 33 percent boost in sales, CNN reports.BeyHive members weren't the only squad to reap the benefits from Beyonce's surprise single "Formation" this past weekend. After giving a shout out to Red Lobster on her first track since 2014's Beyonce album, the seafood sit-down restaurant chain saw a 33 percent boost in sales, Red Lobster's spokesperson Erica Ettori tells CNN.
The original American Idol is now an author. Kelly Clarkson has written a children’s book titled River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. The book chronicles her daughter River Rose’s travels and was inspired by Clarkson’s own world travels with her daughter. The cover art involves balloons and a girl clutching an adorable dog, so we’re totally on board.