With Zane Lowe leaving his BBC Radio 1 show after more than a decade to join Apple, he recorded his final broadcast Thursday and made it a relaxed, free flowing two-hour affair revisiting some of the show's favorite songs over his tenure.
Some have called Jack White rock and roll’s Willy Wonka; if that’s the case, Billboard scored a golden ticket visit to visit his chocolate factory. For the latest Billboard cover story, editor-at-large Joe Levy got a guest-of-honor’s behind-the-scenes peak at Jack White’s Third Man Records headquarters.
Zac Brown Band is gearing up for a big year. On Thursday, the group announced its new album is called Jekyll + Hyde and will be out April 28. They'll also be launching a North American stadium tour that same week.
"The countdown's begun to my Mitzvah day" almost 13-year-old Brody Criz sings to the tune of Pharrell's "Happy," serenading potential guests in his original video "Billboard TOP 5 Mitzvah Invitation." To celebrate the occasion, Brody put everything bar mitzvah, from being spoiled by his parents to tweeting during the service to the tune of the past few years' biggest singles.
Samantha Bee is expanding her relationship with TBS. Days after the Turner-owned network picked up the scripted family vacation comedy series she exec-produces with husband Jason Jones, the Daily Show correspondent has landed her own series at TBS.
Two new releases see high debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, led by Big Sean who crowns the ranking with Dark Sky Paradise (139,000 copies sold in the week ending March 1, according to Nielsen Music). The rapper earns his second No. 1 with the entrance, following Hall of Fame, which debuted at the top in 2013.
Following the Feb. 25 death of regional Mexican singer Ariel Camacho, frontman of Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, the group re-enters the March 14-dated Hot Latin Songs at No. 1 with "El Karma."
A long line of girl groups have found success on the Billboard charts, with Motown's brightest stars generating hits as a collective a half-century ago, and artists like Spice Girls and Destiny's Child making their mark in the 1990's and 2000's, respectively. Check out Billboard's list of the Top 10 girl groups of all time, and see if your favorite female group made the cut.
Steve Angello's favorite Italian duo have found their way back to his fold. Promise Land -- comprised of Nazario Pelusi and Fabio Ranucci -- have turned heads with their immaculate production style and penchant for slotting creative elements into pragmatic arrangements that can fit the main stage format. The Rome outfit's strengths are audible on their latest single, "Why I Still Love You," which Billboard is exclusively premiering.