Singer-songwriter Mike Posner talks to Billboard about his Hot 100 hit "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," Avicii's reaction to the song that he inspired and why there was a "dark spot" after his debut album, '31 Minutes to Takeoff.'
Wiz's albums -- including 'Khalifa,' his sixth solo studio effort (not counting some dozen-plus mixtapes) -- are exercises in mood and attitude that cater to the laidback and stoned, and exist outside of the core of hip-hop's conversation.
Metal icon Glenn Danzig will appear in an episode of 'Portlandia' featuring the Weirdos, a black-clad, corpse-painted goth couple played by series stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney fame) whose outfits could have been cribbed from a Danzig concert audience.
At this point, not setting a ratings record is essentially a disappointment for the Super Bowl. So Sunday's Denver-Carolina showdown, which aired on CBS, played out under a shroud of lofty expectations — but initial returns show that it did not come short.
Beyonce's quick appearance during Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show found many fans, but one person was decidedly not impressed -- and had a lot to say about it.Beyonce's quick appearance during Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show found many fans, but one person was decidedly not impressed -- and had a lot to say about it.
The Sweeplings—the folk-pop duo of Cami Bradley and Whitney Dean—are an acoustic act whose music is reminiscent of the poignant ruminations that turned The Civil Wars into critical darlings. Today, The Sweeplings are premiering the video for “Under Your Spell,” a track from debut album "Rise & Fall," exclusively on Billboard.com.
Free Basics, the program developed by Facebook which seeks to provide emerging markets with a stripped-down, but free, way to access the web, has been shut down following an order by India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI).
"Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, Black History Month has transformed into trivial acknowledgements in commercials simply to gain 'black dollars.' Sidebar lessons in grammar schools are far too often limited to acknowledging one of the 'first black inventors, George Washington Carver.' Although great, it’s simply not enough," writes Lecrae.
The only thing better than Hayden Panettiere dancing up a storm to “Lady Marmalade” on Lip Sync Battle is X-Tina herself making a cameo (seated on a throne, no less). The two ladies with the hardest last names in the world to spell came together, and it was glorious. (Panettiere dances like a pro. Remember Bring It On: All Or Nothing? Remember when Rihanna showed up to sing “Pon De Replay” at the end? We totally do.)
From the beginning Justin Bieber has been praised (and occasionally mocked) for his feminine good looks. Whether those long locks and smooth face did it for one personally, they certainly worked their magic on the millions of young fans who propelled Bieber's career into the stratosphere it still enjoys today. And apparently they worked for L.A. Reid as well, which, according to the music exec's upcoming memoir Sing To Me, is why Bieber was given a chance at a career to begin with.
Lemmy Kilmister’s spirit will always be present at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. But just to make sure patrons of the legendary L.A. watering hole never forget the late Motörhead frontman, he’s getting a big ol’ statue, too.
Since forming in 2008, Merlin has licensed key digital services including SoundCloud, YouTube Red, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and Vevo, as well as reached a number of high value copyright infringement settlements on behalf of its members with Limewire, XM Satellite Radio and Grooveshark.
Coldplay performed during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, and Beyoncé made her grand appearance on the field with a squad of dancers, singing her newest single “Formation” that turned into an “Uptown Funk!” medley.