1. French Montana Talks New Album, Kanye and Media Attention on His Relationship With Khloe Kardashian

    August 15, 2014 1:15 PM EDT On a sweltering afternoon, a camera flashes on French Montana at his new house in suburban Pompton Plains, N.J. "Yo! Make sure they get my six-pack," jokes the rapper, while holding his snarling German shepherd Zane near the edge of his turquoise swimming pool. Under a white…

  2. Veteran Publicist Mack Newberry Dies at 89

    August 10, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The veteran publicist represented such music stars as Dolly Parton and John Denver. Mack Newberry, a veteran publicist who represented numerous music and TV stars and helped manage PR efforts for the Grammys, has died in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 89. Newberry spent over a decade at PR…

  3. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Romeo Santos Among Premios Tu Mundo Nominees

    July 15, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Fans' choice awards air August 21 on Telemundo Marc Anthony, Shakira, Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias and Prince Royce are among the popular Latin music artists nominated for Telemundo’s 2014 Premios Tu Mundo awards. The winners will be decided by fans, who can vote now on the Telemundo…

  4. BET, Louder Than Life Partner For 'Music Matters' Compilation Series

    June 09, 2014 5:31 PM EDT Miguel, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Mack Wilds, The Internet among featured acts BET Networks and its new artist program Music Matters has partnered with Louder Than Life/Red Associated Labels to launch the new compilation album series, "BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1." Featuring…

  5. Jennifer Lopez to Release Her First Book 'True Love' In October

    May 19, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is writing a book. Celebra, a division of Penguin Group (USA), said Monday that it is releasing her first book -- titled "True Love" -- on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Jennifer Lopez Receives Icon Award at 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Performs 'First Love' A hardcover…

  6. Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Awards

    April 13, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez and "Orange is the New Black’s" transgender actress Laverne Cox were among the night’s honorees at the 25th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Pitbull Debuts Official World Cup Song: Listen to '…

  7. Bubbling Under: Rixton Readies U.S. Invasion

    March 07, 2014 1:45 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rixton, Big Data and Cashius Green  RIXTON Manchester, U.K., boy band Rixton makes waves stateside with "Me and My Broken Heart,"…

  8. Chino Moreno Proud of ††† (Crosses) Experiment, Says Deftones 'Eager to Start Writing' Again

    February 11, 2014 2:46 PM EST With the release of its first full-length album, ††† (Crosses) is about to shift into high gear according to singer Chino Moreno. "It feels a little more for-real to me now," the Deftones frontman, who formed ††† in 2011 with pals Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom, tells Billboard. The…

  9. Pitbull's FIFA World Cup Song a Collab With Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte

    January 23, 2014 1:43 AM EST FIFA and Sony Music today named "We Are One" by Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte the official song for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off June 12 in Sao Paulo. The song will be released by Sony in the coming months and…

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  11. Wisin Joins World Cup Party With 'La Copa de Todos': Watch

    December 03, 2013 3:35 PM EST Wisin of Wisin & Yandel fame joins David Correy and Mexican singer Paty Cantú in the just-out bilingual Spanish version of the Coca-Cola 2014 World Cup anthem "The World is Ours." More World Cup David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World…

  12. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV Red…

  13. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Mexican Latin alternative songstress Julieta…

  14. Britney Spears 'Work'-ing Toward Top 20 Hot 100 Debut

    September 20, 2013 5:15 PM EDT 'Work B**ch!' is headed for a lofty launch on next week's chart. And, while radio is excited about the track's potential, programmers concerned about the song's title and lyrics are playing an edited version One more time, Britney Spears has caused a circus-like…

  15. David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World Cup Anthem (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "The World is Ours," performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe Monobloco, is Coca-Cola's global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, Coca-Cola sources have revealed exclusively to Billboard. Listen to "The World is Ours" here : With a pumped up…

  16. First Official 2014 World Cup Song Released by Coca-Cola in Brazil: Watch

    June 25, 2013 7:55 PM EDT Watch the soccer-themed “Todo Mundo” video, performed by singer Gaby Amarantos and samba supergroup Monobloco. Less than a week before demonstrators in the streets of Brazil began protesting the high costs of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, among other grievances, Coca-Cola sent a more…

  17. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  18. Deftones Cover Kris Kross' 'Jump' in Honor of Chris Kelly: Watch

    May 02, 2013 6:35 AM EDT The Deftones have paid tribute to Kris Kross' Chris Kelly by performing the duo’s career-defining hit, "Jump." The rock outfit last night played The Pageant in St Louis, where they delivered a full-throttle rendition of Kris Kross' global 1992 hit. In the lead-up,…

  19. Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead at 42

    April 14, 2013 12:31 AM EDT Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident, died early Saturday morning, his family announced. He was 42. In a statement posted on the fan site Oneloveforchi.com , Cheng's family writes that the musician was taken to the…

  20. Eif Rivera Talks Working With Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent & Fat Joe's Reconciliation & 'We Up' Video

    March 26, 2013 4:23 PM EDT Only in the video production world since 2011, Eif Rivera, video director, editor, and 3D graphic artist, has earned the respect of many rap heavy-weights. (He's "the new Hype Williams," according to Busta Rhymes.) But boy wonder isn’t a boy at all. Rivera has crafted…

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