Rihanna pulled no punches on her highly anticipated video for the single "Bitch Better Have My Money" -- literally. The video, a pulpy story of Rihanna taking (occasionally bloody) revenge on a man who took her money, was co-directed by Megaforce, a quartet of French filmmakers who've previously masterminded videos for everyone from Kid Cudi to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
K-pop fans know companies try to distance themselves from completion by dropping releases throughout the week, but last week saw four major players all go head-to-head with AOA, Teen Top, BTS and Sistar all releasing new material.
When the Source Awards are handed out Sept. 29 in Nashville, Sally Williams, who is one of this year’s seven honorees, will be recognized for her role with one of the nation’s iconic live venues. She spoke to Billboard about the task of keeping the Ryman vibrant.
Fox's upcoming Scream Queens will be an anthology with a twist. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's horror comedy, featuring an all-star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and Lea Michele, will burn through its characters with only four of 25 expected to survive the season.
With newly included metrics from Vine factoring into Billboard's Social 50 chart, Web-grown entertainers/musicians have begun to impact the tally. One of those acts is DeStorm Power, a Los Angeles-based musician and YouTube personality that made his Social 50 debut on the list dated June 27 (the first week Vine and Tumblr metrics were added to list's computation). On the latest chart, Power moves 12-7 to break the Social 50 top 10 for the first time.
In this Billboard exclusive video filmed in March, photographer/videographer Edel Rodríguez goes behind the scenes at some of the city's musical hot spots (some of them on the street), and talks to a few of the many leaders in the big world of Cuban music.
Cuba, long isolated from the United States, has one of the richest music scenes in the world. Now, as the two governments reach historic agreements to normalize relations, American audiences will finally learn what the rest of the globe has known for centuries: This island rocks!