The world of Americana music has been buzzing about The Black Lillies since the band first issued Whiskey Angel, their 2009 debut. In 2013, the band's Runaway Freeway Blues hit the Billboard country charts, and dominated Americana radio, spending three months in the top 5. But, their growing legion of fans has been hungry for new music. On Oct. 2, they will deliver, releasing Hard to Please, their fourth disc via Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers.
An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV's parent company about the program's multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong message to young viewers.
Giving back to fans isn’t something that singer Miguel shies away from. The “Coffee” singer recently partnered with Make Room, a campaign that works to “end the rental housing crisis in America,” according to its website.
In a wide-ranging interview with Billboard’s Ray Waddell, Meat Loaf weighs in on the new album, Donald Trump (on whose show Celebrity Apprentice Loaf appeared on in 2011), and the wild ride that has been his career.
Daya’s debut single “Hide Away” has been one of pop’s hidden treasures this summer: fun, frothy and full of personality, the track has popped up on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart and hopes to someday crack Top 40 proper. Before that, Daya (pronounced “dey - uh” ) is releasing her self-titled debut EP, which Billboard is premiering before it’s released on Friday (Sept. 4).
Here are a few facts about Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds: he has 11 Grammy awards, he has helped shape the careers of everyone from Boyz II Men to Whitney Houston to Ariana Grande, he scored the highest-charting album of his 30-year career last year… and he watches more television than you do.
After four previous albums, The Cringe was determined to up its game for the forthcoming 'Blind Spot.' "The first order of business is we wanted to work with a producer," frontman and group founder John Cusimano tells Billboard.
While Salvador Santana’s music to date has not played out a total like-father-like-son scenario, Salvador and his guitar god dad do share a taste for psychedelic sounds and spiritual vibes in their songs.