Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin has long had an affinity for retro sounds -- after all, her breakout performance on season five of The Voice (which she eventually won) was a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Now, Chin returns to the 70's with her throwback track "Fire," a classic-sounding R&B tune that showcases her undeniable voice.
Rock in Rio USA is by no means a festival of Brazilian music; it never has been, even in Rio. But the Las Vegas event will offer festival-goers a chance to see some popular Brazilian artists, including a Sixties bossa nova veteran, a jazz icon, and an 17-piece jazz big band with a Carnival vibe.
After nearly six hours of posing for portraits while the sounds of psych-rock filled a cavernous Upper East Side mansion, A$AP Rocky sat down to answer a long list of Billboard’s questions. The rapper he texts with the most? “Cudi.” Dopest musician on his radar right now? “Earl Sweatshirt.” Craziest experience on psychedelics? “What one? The one where my stomach was fucked up?"
Reports of a massive injection of funding for Spotify have been bubbling up since January, the latest in a report from CNBC Friday night (the second of its kind) saying that the company had closed on a large round from Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street firm that has reportedly been leading the fundraising.
Having won numerous awards – including three Grammys – for his music videos for the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and U2, Swedish filmmaker Jonas Akerlund will be turning his attention to a feature-length Norwegian thriller.