Prior to performing with Ariana Grande in Las Vegas, Childish Gambino spoke with Billboard backstage at the iHeartRadio Fest about collaborating with the pop singer and details about his upcoming mixtape.
After spending the last year as a free agent, Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists has found a new label home -- a strategic partnership with Universal’s John Varvatos Records, Big Machine Label Group and Republic Records.
For Green Day, the Bush administration wasn’t much fun, but it did inspire a career revival most acts would (metaphorically) kill for. 2000’s Warning was the punk band’s most disappointing effort (both critically and commercially) since breaking through with Dookie, and the trio needed some time to reclaim the magic.
The first night of the fourth annual iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas had many surprises up its sleeve, but no unexpected artist earned as many screams as when Usher brought out Chris Brown to perform the latter's current single "New Flame," an appearance that almost didn't happen due to Brown's probation terms.
Instead of taking the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as country's undisputed queen, Swift opened this year's show as a music superstar pivoting unambiguously toward pop music, an effort punctuated by another live performance of her new smash "Shake It Off."