Big news came from Epic Records' first Epic Fest in Los Angeles, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Future. Epic president Sylvia Rhone tells Billboard that Ozzy is readying a new album and Outkast's Big Boi announced he's collaborating with Phantogram on a new album.
It was party central last night (Aug. 28) in Beverly Hills when prolific music legend and Chic innovator Nile Rodgers was feted as BMI’s Icon Award honoree. The occasion was the organization’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
The Weeknd held a jam-packed listening party at Los Angeles’ 1OAK on Friday night (Aug. 28) for his stunning new album, "Beauty Behind the Madness," befitting an R&B pop king in the making only possible during MTV VMA weekend.
If you needed a crash course in the history of New Orleans bounce music, Lil Wayne was your historian Friday night (Aug. 28) at the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, reliving old moments and creating new ones in front of a sold-out crowd.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart, Luke Bryan’s 'Kill the Lights' held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, as the album shifted another 99,000 equivalent album units. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the Sept. 5 chart.
Singing about heartache over retro-soul backdrops is an approach that has been thoroughly mined and mastered in the last decade, most notably by the late Amy Winehouse and James Brown revivalists Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. San Diego native Andra Day, who kickstarted her career by posting R&B takes of songs by Eminem and Muse on YouTube, ably attempts a similar sound on her debut, 'Cheers to the Fall,' touting collaborations with Raphael Saadiq.
Nashville and country have been synonymous for decades. But in recent years, Music City recording studios like Blackbird and RCA Studio A have become unlikely homes to a different sound: contemporary soul.
For her first-ever TV performance in July, on 'The Tonight Show' no less, Alessia Cara opted not to wear a designer -- or even slightly showy -- look. The stage lights rose to reveal the singer, 19, in the casual, woke-up-like-this uniform favored by teens everywhere: ripped jeans, Chuck Taylors and an ironic T-shirt (it read "Life of the Party").
Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Shira Karsen hits the studio for episode 64, which delves into the latest hits from The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Becky G & Justin Bieber!
Nicki Minaj's debut foray into headlining large venues in North America on the Pinkprint tour was a complete success on every level, the next phase of an ongoing strategy to position the artist as an elite headliner for years to come.
The 2015 VMAs are airing this Sunday (Aug. 30), and as usual there's a whole slew of A-list performers slated to perform at the always unpredictable awards show. From Pharrell to Macklemore to Twenty One Pilots, there's someone for everyone -- but who are you most excited to see? Vote for the performance that's going to have you glued to your TV below!
Queen Latifah is vying to win her first Emmy for her stirring performance in the HBO film Bessie, but her portrayal of blues legend Bessie Smith has already accomplished a very special milestone in her career.
'If You're Reading This It's Too Late,' Drake's so-called mixtape unleashed without warning or advance promotion in February, is the top-selling album released in 2015. So imagine what his proper studio album in the works since 2014, 'Views From the 6,' could do.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just settled their lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, whom they sued in 2013 after he secretly took video of (and eventually leaked) their proposal in San Francisco's AT&T Park.
Is there any doubt the return of Empire is this fall’s most-anticipated TV event? After its January premiere, Fox’s soap about a family-owned rap/R&B record label became a ratings juggernaut (16.5 million viewers watched the season finale) with a real-world music-biz impact: Its soundtrack topped the Billboard 200.
Tinashe is an admitted member of the more-is-more school of thought: "I grew up in the era of steady content, every day, all day," says the 22-year-old, calling in from her tour with Nicki Minaj days after playing Billboard tracks off her upcoming sophomore LP in a downtown Manhattan studio. "Days off drive me crazy -- I just sit around and I think about all the shit I could be doing."