"I am so hung over," confesses Ashley Frangipane, brushing back a wisp of her signature blue hair. It's a hot August afternoon in Los Angeles, where the electro-pop provocateur best-known as Halsey lives. She's just a few days back from a two-month arena outing opening for Imagine Dragons, and had every reason to party. She's newly single. And her pals from 5 Seconds of Summer were in town the night before. She went to bed at 7:30 a.m., woke up two hours later and has been in meetings all day. "I think I'm still drunk."
Billboard's video show "Real-Time Rewind" recaps the week on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Episode 63 delves into the latest hits from Hailee Steinfeld, Lana Del Rey, The Band Perry & Melanie Martinez.
FKA twigs' latest project, 'M3LL155X', a surprise EP release pronounced "Melissa," is accompanied by a 16-minute suite of videos for the first four of the record's five songs. It's a statement more than a gimmick, as Twigs is as much a dancer and performance artist as she is a singer, songwriter and producer.
Soul singer Leon Bridges' music is often likened to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke -- and his penchant for mid-century fashion would have blended right in on their album covers, too. "For inspiration, I go online and search 'Chicago 1950s' or 'New York 1950s.' I love how back then wearing a suit was the norm and the way they dressed was clean and it fit," says Bridges, 26. "Especially compared to skinny jeans."
While Grammy-winning artist-producer Mark Ronson, 39, may have first hit the fashion scene in a '90s Tommy Jeans campaign, he has stayed sartorially ahead by maintaining a grip on style's most essential tenet: fusing the old with the new.
We’re less than two days away from the start of the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. With over 40 artists playing three main stages, there’s plenty to see and hear, but we went ahead and picked the ten reasons we’re most excited. And -- pssst -- you can still order tickets here.
Irish worship band Rend Collective is preparing to release their fifth studio album, 'As Family We Go', tomorrow (Aug. 21) -- an 11-track follow-up to their 2014 Billboard Christian & Gospel chart-topper 'The Art of Celebration'.
Shawn Mendes celebrated his 17th birthday earlier this month, and with a No. 1 debut album and Taylor Swift stadium tour already under his belt in 2015, the Canadian singer-songwriter just notched another big accomplishment.
For 22-year-old Nick Jonas, style has been an integral part of his trajectory, especially as he matured from a purity-ring-wearing Jonas Brother to an abs-fabulous pop heartthrob in the mold of Justin Timberlake or a young Mark Wahlberg.
Justin Bieber’s social media rollout of his new single, “What Do You Mean,” has included a variety of superstars teasing the new single on Twitter and Instagram. On Wednesday (Aug. 19), however, the Biebs took the song to the masses — or, at least, the lyrics to the song.