Brantley Gilbert is definitely having a spring to remember. As his current single, "One Hell of an Amen" continues to climb the charts (currently No. 25 on the Hot Country Songs chart), and his Just As I Am album inches closer to million-selling status each week, the Georgia native has recently began to reap some of the rewards of his success.
In country songwriting, fighting words are often leavened with robust wit. It couldn't have been lost on Tyler Farr that his first big hit, 2013's cheater-confronting "Redneck Crazy," came off more menacing than amusing. But he's found an artful way to expand beyond both that song and the hip-hop-cribbing flirtations on his debut LP of the same name. If he was ever viewed as bro country, the brooding performances on 'Suffer in Peace' will change that.
Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos talks to Billboard about recording their latest album 'Kindred,' which debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, and addresses interpretations that it was influenced by his bipolar disorder, which hung over their last record, 'Gossamer.'
Dance music fans often come under fire for not appreciating its history. But given the scene's experiential nature -- it's fueled largely by festivals, clubs and raves -- some might argue that to really understand its roots, you kind of had to be there.
U2 is appearing on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" this Friday (May 8), and it looks like the band has already done some filming for its big night. Yesterday (May 4), the quartet was filmed performing “Angel of Harlem” as buskers in New York City’s Grand Central Station subway stop.
Following the success of his breakout hit 'Keep Your Head Up' and eponymous 2011 debut, pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, 31, struck gold once again. His latest chart smash, 'Honey, I'm Good,' most recently scaled the Hot 100 to No. 28 long after the October 2014 release of his sophomore LP 'Magazines or Novels.' Speaking with Billboard, the Los Angeles, Calif., native breaks down the inspiration for the feel-good jam, offers relationship advice and hints at what's next in his blossoming career.
Auf wiedersehen, Simfy. The rise of Spotify and a lack of licensed music from some of the major labels has forced the German-based streaming music company to raise the white flag and wind down operations.
After releasing eight albums over 11 years, Guillermo S. Herren -- aka, Prefuse 73 -- left his longtime label home and spent four years away from the project. Finally, Prefuse 73 is back with a new album and a new label home for its glitchy, left-field electronic music.
He’s sold over 500,000 albums, his 2013 Long. Live. ASAP album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and he’s earned the industry’s respect for his uncompromising and obscure lyricism. It would be a fair assessment to call hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, who covers the new issue of Billboard, a master of words -- so naturally, we were curious about what comes to mind when he hears specific ones.
The Willis Clan could definitely qualify as a modern-day Von Trapp Family. Parents Toby and Brenda and their twelve children have carved out quite the reputation for their musical skills, landing on such television series as America's Got Talent and The Today Show. Their talents have also won them the attention of the Grand Ole Opry, where they have performed many times during their career.
One week after Tove Lo hit BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to cover Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's Furious 7 hit "See You Again," on Tuesday (May 5), the Norwegian artist performed an acoustic cover of the Swedish singer's hit "Habits (Stay High)."
Miley Cyrus is continuing to prove that there is, most assuredly, life after twerking with Robin Thicke -- beyond collaborating with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and continuing to #FreeTheNipple whenever possible, the former teen idol is now starting her own charity to aid homeless youth and also to raise awareness about LGBT issues.
The Oasis brothers have vitriolic opinions on seemingly everything under the sun, so it should come as no surprise that in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Noel Gallagher shared his detailed thoughts on Zayn Malik's sex life.
Throughout her career, Spears has excelled alongside vocal collaborators — from Madonna to Pharrell to will.i.am to her sister, Jamie Lynn — but there are still a handful of artists and producers she has yet to link up with.
Taylor Swift started her 1989 Tour at Tokyo Dome in the city’s Suidobashi district on Tuesday night. The 55,000 seat cylindrical stadium was packed to the hilt, and the organizers placed light-emitting wristbands on every seat so the entire crowd illuminated and changed colors in unison.