Smokey Robinson for "Smokey & Friends"

Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez Talk Making of Smokey Robinson's 'My Girl' Remake

Smokey Robinson's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/Soul masterpiece that features new versions of some of the singer-songwriter's most memorable songs. Smokey & Friends includes remakes of 11 songs, which were written by Robinson for himself and other acts like the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles.

MTV Preps Live VMA Ads With Usher, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora & More

The ratings of MTV's Video Music Awards hinge so much year-over-year on zeitgeisty, unpredictable moments, it's often hard to forecast what will be the most talked-about topic the morning after. MTV first addressed its advertisers' need to be associated with real-time buzz last year by partnering with Twitter Amplify to embed sponsors' messages into promoted tweets and video clips shared moments after a major highlight airs. To further capitalize on of-the-moment conversations, MTV will help produce live commercials for a series of brands.
Host Ludacris during Billboard Music Awards rehearsals, May 2014.

Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills

This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award, a honor for songwriting and impact on pop culture that has previously gone to Adam Levine and Taylor Swift. Before he accepts the award at a private ceremony, Luda spoke at length with Billboard about past, present and future.