To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s “Vogue” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, we reached out to the song’s co-producer and co-writer, dance legend Shep Pettibone for — amazingly — his first interview in “20 years.”
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is claiming he was not responsible for leaking a sex tape in 2009 featuring the mother of Rick Ross' child. With a new lawsuit against Ross, he states, it was actually Ross who leaked it himself.
Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan and Jodeci will be among the performers joining TV/radio personality Steve Harvey for the 2015 Neighborhood Awards Weekend. The four-day mix of concerts, comedy, seminars and other events is set for Aug. 6-9 in Atlanta.
A new production by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, “Falla & Flamenco With Dudamel,” celebrates Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s love for flamenco with choreography from renowned Venezuelan dancer Siudy Garrido and members of her eponymous ballet company.
When Taylor Swift hit the Billboard Music Awards red carpet with her famous friends and "Bad Blood" co-stars on Sunday, Karlie Kloss was noticeably absent. That's because Swift's BFF was halfway across the world at the Cannes film festival in France, but just because she wasn't there for the big premiere doesn't mean it wasn't on her mind. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Kloss at the fest and they asked about the star-packed video and what it was like to be part of it.
Prolific funk and R&B bassist Louis Johnson died at 60 yesterday (May 21). Johnson was a founding member of the Brothers Johnson, and a longtime collaborator of Quincy Jones'. He worked with the legendary producer on albums like Michael Jackson's Thriller and Off The Wall, as well as Jones' own Mellow Madness.
As a relatively new artist, Chris Weaver has spent a lot of time on the road in the United States getting acquainted with fans and radio programmers. However, this spring, the West Virginia native took his music on the road like never before -- all the way to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Joey Badass, standing opposite a tree branch draped with feathered dream catchers, closes his eyes and inhales deeply. It’s a Monday afternoon and inside Stick Stone & Bone, a new-age specialty store on New York’s Christopher Street, the rapper, born Jo-Vaughn Scott, is surrounded by baskets of jagged geodes. He clenches one called a “spirit amethyst” in his left hand. “The energy from it... I actually feel it,” he says, opening his eyes.
As someone who spent 300-plus days traveling to more than 50 countries in 2014, DJ-producer Steve Aoki, 37, has become an expert at navigating the late, alcohol-fueled nights often associated with the EDM scene. While gearing up to promote his third studio album, 'Neon Future II' (Dim Mak/Ultra), which arrived May 12, the Las Vegas-based artist let Billboard in on his strict fitness and diet routine.
Church goin' up -- on a Saturday!" yells Carl Lentz, the toned, tattoo-covered co-pastor of the New York outpost of Hillsong Church. It's a timely reference to rapper-singer ILoveMakonnen's hit "Tuesday," and one that the 5,000 diverse, mostly young attendees of the first of two Saturday services at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on a cloudy May afternoon knowingly laugh at. With a hip haircut and leg-hugging black pants, Lentz, 36, spiritual adviser to celebs like Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant, could easily be mistaken for a rock star. "If I dive, would you catch me?" he asks, perched at the edge of the stage and clutching a Bible brandishing an "Occupy All Streets" sticker.
Earlier this year, Pierce Fulton landed on everyone's radar with his surging single "Runaway," which topped the Billboard Twitter Trending 140 chart. Today his latest release, the euphoric "Kuaga," gets another boost thanks to a new vocal mix premiering exclusively on Billboard.
It was only a matter of time until someone tracked down where all the "Bad Blood" video's memorable costumes came from. And it turns out -- surprise! -- the outfits in Taylor Swift's clip come from a fetish fashion boutique.