The 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards crowned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Song of the Year prize, Lil Wayne with the Songwriter of the Year trophy, and Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. was named Publisher of the Year.
Since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on July 29, it's become a viral sensation raising more than $40 million in donations to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But there are a number of celebrities who have quietly refused to participate. Here's a list of 10 musicians who have been challenged and but have not participated.
Their names may not be as widely recognized as Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana, but their lyrics and songs have been heard around the globe. The songwriters featured at the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's "Masterclass in the Round" have written some of the most iconic compositions and are rock stars in their own right.
Courtney Love is not to be messed with. The former Hole singer let loose on a beer-can-hurling fan in Adelaide, Australia, last week in an expletive-ridden diatribe that'd make even one of her future 'Sons of Anarchy' co-stars' knees tremble.
Smokey Robinson's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/Soul masterpiece that features new versions of some of the singer-songwriter's most memorable songs. Smokey & Friends includes remakes of 11 songs, which were written by Robinson for himself and other acts like the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles.
The Bacon Brothers return to the musical world with 36 Cents, their first disc of all-new material in six years. In an interview with Billboard, both Michael and Kevin Bacon expressed excitement to get new music out to the public, and also amazement at the work that goes into releasing a project.
With Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" set to make a No. 1 debut the charts, it seems like 2014 is the summer of the horn riff. From "Talk Dirty" to "Problem" to "Bang Bang" to "Rude," there's definitely a resurgence of horn in the U.S.A.
This week's Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart picks form an eclectic group of acts who are very different but all stand out as a result of recent music video releases. From an homage video by rapper BJ the Chicago Kid to Jamie T singing in a room full of deteriorating zombies, this week's picks are worth a listen.