In anticipation of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, Spotify has predicted the show's winners for the top music music categories and says Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" is going to come out with the biggest award of the night -- video of the year.
We first heard about Frankie, an intriguing pop singer-songwriter from Oakland, when her single “New Obsession” first sprouted in the blogosphere, and quickly lived up to its name. “New Obsession” is featured on Frankie’s debut EP, Dreamstate, and before that RCA Records debut is released, check out the equally arresting “Chaos,” premiering exclusively on Billboard.com.
For Ellie Goulding's third album, planned for release later this year on Cherrytree/Interscope, she found a second home in super-producer Max Martin's Los Angeles compound-slash-studio where Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra once lived. "Even when I wasn't scheduled to be recording, I'd find myself there hanging out with everyone," says the 28-year-old.
Meet Yassou -- the Bay Area’s answer to FKA twigs, and the art-pop band that should be on your radar this fall. Formerly known as Yassou Benedict, the bold group, led by vocalist/bassist Lillie Bytheway Hoy, arrives today with a new track and video for “Fall Again,” every second brimming with attitude and panache.
The last time U.K. house duo Disclosure was inside The Standard High Line hotel's rooftop club Le Bain in Manhattan in 2013, a baby-faced Howard Lawrence had to be escorted in and out for the pair's DJ set. (The act was promoting its 2013 debut, Settle.) He's now of legal age stateside, which allows for less hassle at the twosome's many gigs.
While Directioners are freaking out about what the boys of One Direction are going to do once they begin their hiatus in March 2016, Harry Styles is thinking about branching out in the entertainment industry and hitting the big screen.
The rather unique pop star doesn't seem to care what people think of her, so Jimmy Kimmel figured she'd be the perfect person to ask civilians their thoughts on her. But she had to disguise herself to get the answers -- behold, Janet the Australian news reporter.