1. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  2. Green Day's 'Dookie' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2014 2:20 PM EST Quick histories of punk rock often highlight the immortal class of 1977 (Pistols, Clash, Ramones) and then jump to the crossover success of Nirvana and Green Day in the 90s. That's entirely misleading, overlooking an multitude of amazing punk and post-punk albums in between, but…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Sweep Rap Categories at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 1:55 AM EST Another year, another GRAMMY award show where influential R&B and rap categories are not televised, such as Rap Album and R&B Album. Surprising, considering the debate which arose from the moment the GRAMMY nominations were announced on December 6. Many argued on who, between…

  4. Jay Z Tells Baby Blue Ivy, 'Daddy Got a Gold Sippy Cup for You' At GRAMMYs: Video

    January 26, 2014 11:34 PM EST 'I want to tell Blue, 'Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.'' Jay Z delivered one of the best quotes of the night at the 2014 Grammys, making a rare reference to his daughter, Blue Ivy, as he accepted the award for best rap/sung collaboration. "I want to tell Blue, &…

  5. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  6. Dana Miller to Head Marketing and Brand Development for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter

    January 24, 2014 12:05 PM EST Former Billboard Music Awards executive producer Dana Miller will oversee marketing and brand development for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard , parent company Guggenheim Media announced today. Miller most recently served as SVP, branded entertainment and integrated marketing at…

  7. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again -- this…

  8. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 20,…

  9. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 1:45 AM EST On Jan. 18, 1964, the Fab Four graced the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, as 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' entered the Hot 100 at No. 45. Music, and our charts, would never be the same Fifty years ago today, the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the…

  10. Judge: Kanye West Will Likely Win Coinye Lawsuit

    January 16, 2014 9:43 PM EST A New York judge says Kanye West's lawyers can do the research necessary to learn the identities of the creators of digital currency called Coinye West. Related Articles Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency, Creators Concede Kanye West's Lawyers File…

  11. Smoke DZA, 'Black Independence' Feat. J. Ivy: Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 16, 2014 1:14 PM EST The rapper debuts his single after speaking on respect and creative independence on Twitter. Smoke DZA has a few things to get off his chest. The rapper took to Twitter today (Jan. 16) to speak on the inspiration behind his upcoming album, "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" (April 1) and his…

  12. The Eagles Reopen The Forum in L.A. With a Nostalgic Night of Hits

    January 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST -song set arranged chronologically… Original guitarist Bernie Leadon plays entire first set… The legendary arena underwent a $100 million renovation and looks to compete with Staples Center and Nokia Theater The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that…

  13. Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency, Creators Concede

    January 14, 2014 8:23 PM EST "Coinye is dead. You win, Kanye," the former Coinye website now reads Kanye West is not letting the anonymous, decentralized nature of cryptocurrency get in the way of pursuing those behind "Coinye West." The hip-hop artist has filed a lawsuit, looking to hold liable those…

  14. U.K. TV Producers Plotting Drama Based on Motown Classics

    January 14, 2014 2:27 AM EST Plans are afoot for 10-part musical TV drama show "Stop! In The Name of Love," centered on the iconic sounds of Motown anthems. The show is being developed by a group of heavyweight U.K. backers and producers. British independent production banner Red Planet Pictures will make the…

  15. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  16. Flavor Flav Arrested in New York; Released to Attend Mom's Funeral

    January 09, 2014 5:13 PM EST New York State troopers arrested Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on Long Island Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license, but released the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member so he could attend his mother's funeral. According to a statement from the New York State Police,…

  17. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 10:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediately, Min will be responsible for all…

  18. Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live': Watch Her Beyonce, Rihanna Impressions

    January 06, 2014 6:52 PM EST Comedian is first black female cast member on show since Maya Rudolph "Saturday Night Live" has finally solved its lack-of-black-female-cast-member issue, hiring Upright Citizens Brigade alum Sasheer Zamata as a featured player effective once the sketch comedy show returns later…

  19. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  20. Clay Aiken Considering a Run for Congress: Report

    January 03, 2014 12:30 PM EST "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is taking a serious look into running for Congress this year in his home state of North Carolina, according to a report in the Washington Blade . The singer, who also landed second-place on "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012, has been…

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