Nile Rodgers poses with the 2015 BMI Icon Award

Nile Rodgers Crowned BMI Icon at 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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.
Soul Singer Andra Day Channels Amy Winehouse on ‘Cheers to the Fall’: Album Review

Soul Singer Andra Day Channels Amy Winehouse on ‘Cheers to the Fall’: Album Review

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.
Alessia Cara

Drake Co-Signed Singer Alessia Cara on Her Rising Fame: 'It's the Coolest Fluke Ever'

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").
The Weeknd Hot 100 Festival 2015

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas & Becky G: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind

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!
The Weeknd Hot 100 Festival 2015

Which VMAs Performer Are You Most Looking Forward to Seeing? Vote Now!

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!
Drake

Everything We Know About Drake's 'Epic,' Star-Studded New Album

'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.
Tinashe photographed on Aug. 6, 2016 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Rising R&B Star Tinashe: 'I Don't See Myself as an Urban Niche Act'

​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."

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