Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just settled their lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, whom they sued in 2013 after he secretly took video of (and eventually leaked) their proposal in San Francisco's AT&T Park.
Christina Milian shared a heartbreaking message on her Facebook page Wednesday night, relaying the news that her sister's baby, Richie, died just a day after he was born with a rare birth defect, according to People.
Is there any doubt the return of Empire is this fall’s most-anticipated TV event? After its January premiere, Fox’s soap about a family-owned rap/R&B record label became a ratings juggernaut (16.5 million viewers watched the season finale) with a real-world music-biz impact: Its soundtrack topped the Billboard 200.
It's a sad week on the Must-Hear Music podcast. Core member Erika Ramirez -- who's been on the MHM podcast since the first episode -- is leaving Billboard and therefore leaving the podcast's regular crew.
Tinashe is an admitted member of the more-is-more school of thought: "I grew up in the era of steady content, every day, all day," says the 22-year-old, calling in from her tour with Nicki Minaj days after playing Billboard tracks off her upcoming sophomore LP in a downtown Manhattan studio. "Days off drive me crazy -- I just sit around and I think about all the shit I could be doing."
Faces fans will have their ears full on Friday with the release of 'Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-75),' a five-disc box set that includes expanded editions of the group's four studio albums -- including the unreleased "Whole Lotta Woman" added to 1971's 'Long Player' -- and a bonus disc of other rarities. And there may be more to come from the group's vaults in the future, according to drummer Kenney Jones.
For the promotion team at Warner Music Nashville's WEA imprint, a bit of divine inspiration may have gone into working Michael Ray's debut single, "Kiss You in the Morning," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
We first heard about Frankie, an intriguing pop singer-songwriter from Oakland, when her single “New Obsession” first sprouted in the blogosphere, and quickly lived up to its name. “New Obsession” is featured on Frankie’s debut EP, Dreamstate, and before that RCA Records debut is released, check out the equally arresting “Chaos,” premiering exclusively on Billboard.com.
Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music, Billboard partners with Clio Music each month to present a chart ranking the top songs in commercials. Rankings exclude any song that has recently charted within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
For Ellie Goulding's third album, planned for release later this year on Cherrytree/Interscope, she found a second home in super-producer Max Martin's Los Angeles compound-slash-studio where Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra once lived. "Even when I wasn't scheduled to be recording, I'd find myself there hanging out with everyone," says the 28-year-old.
Meet Yassou -- the Bay Area’s answer to FKA twigs, and the art-pop band that should be on your radar this fall. Formerly known as Yassou Benedict, the bold group, led by vocalist/bassist Lillie Bytheway Hoy, arrives today with a new track and video for “Fall Again,” every second brimming with attitude and panache.
Chris Cornell is less than a month away from releasing his latest solo album and going on tour to support it. But even with "Higher Truth" dropping Sept. 18 and the tour commencing the day before, he’s already got his mind on Soundgarden’s next move.
As consumers gradually move away from buying a particular album and toward paying $10 a month into the record business as a whole, industry observers and executives see less imperative behind an October street date.