1. Hilton Locks Deal as Live Nation's New Official Hotel

    January 11, 2015 8:10 PM EST Hilton Worldwide will become the official hotel partner of Live Nation as part of a wide-ranging, five-year commitment, the companies are expected to announce tomorrow. Live Nation previously partnered with Starwood Hotel Group for the last six years, which included a global concert…

  2. Drake, Black Keys & Deadmau5 Lead Governors Ball Line-up

    January 07, 2015 7:00 AM EST Drake, The Black Keys, Deadmau5 and Lana Del Rey are among the big names confirmed to play the Fifth Annual Governors Ball Music Festival. Organizers today announced a massive line-up that also includes acts from across the edgier end of the music spectrum, and from around the world. …

  3. Lana Del Rey Q&A: On 'Big Eyes' & Her Upcoming 'Honeymoon' Album

    January 06, 2015 3:35 PM EST Lana Del Rey has nine songs and a cover ready for her 'Ultraviolence' follow-up. Lana Del Rey has nine songs written for her next album, titled Honeymoon -- four of which "the production is perfect; I'm looking for a few more songs to tie everything together" -…

  4. The Do's And Don'ts of Justin Bieber's Next Album

    January 06, 2015 2:11 PM EST 0 How does Bieber pull off the crowd-pleasing redemption story? By following these simple artistic and personal steps. Bieber season is coming. You can feel it in the air, in the whispers of the blogosphere, in each and every endlessly favorited tweet and Instagram post. In the…

  5. 'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Cover Radiohead, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran & More

    November 18, 2014 9:57 AM EST Later this season on The Voice , the final singers will perform original songs, created with the help of their coach, Carson Daly announced at the beginning of Monday's episode. It will only mark the second time contestants will compete with new work -- though winners have performed…

  6. Listen to Jamie Lidell's 'Runaway' From 'Grand Theft Auto V' Relaunch, Music Head Talks Soundtrack: Exclusive

    November 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST When Grand Theft Auto V dropped last year, it was a big deal across all realms of the entertainment industry. Aside from turning heads breaking a number of sales records -- like being the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion, which it did in 24 hours -- it also featured a…

  7. Miranda Lambert Spreads the Word About Shelter Dogs Before CMA Awards

    November 03, 2014 8:25 PM EST Monday afternoon (Nov. 3) was definitely a thrill for superstar Miranda Lambert . The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year teamed up with pet food company Pedigree to help spread the word about the adoption of shelter dogs. The event, held at Nashville's Music City Center,…

  8. Op-Ed: Does BitTorrent Actually Want to Empower Artists?

    October 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT Film executive Ruth Vitale on "the pirate’s penance" & BitTorrent's "fuzzy math." This is a response to an op-ed, published last week (Oct. 21), from BitTorrent's Chief Content Officer Matt Mason. Below, former film executive and current executive director…

  9. Exclusive: Dawn Richard Announces ‘Blackheart’ Album Release, Talks New Music & Moving On From Danity Kane

    October 29, 2014 10:31 AM EDT "I really wanted to prove that I had a story to tell," says the singer of her new solo project. Dawn Richard is moving on from the misbegotten reunion of Danity Kane to release the follow-up to her thrilling solo album Goldenheart . Blackheart , the second installment in a planned…

  10. Dee-1, Shura & Snoh Aalegra: Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 27, 2014 3:52 PM EDT Each week, Billboard offers a triple - play of tracks to check out that all debuted on the most recent Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Be sure to give them a listen, and check back next week for a new set of selections. "Against Us" – Dee-1 Lifting part of its hook…

  11. John Mellencamp Talks Inspiration, Smoking & Acting Your Age

    October 01, 2014 11:46 PM EDT John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger . That they're both dead doesn't really matter. Mellencamp believes in channeling, that other voices speak through him when he's…

  12. Was 1994 the Best Year for Movie Soundtracks?

    October 01, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Part of grunge's golden era and a crucial turning point for hip-hop, 1994 is often lauded as one of the best years for music, ever. And from cult favorites like Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption to blockbusters like Forrest Gump and The Lion King , 1994 is also recognized as a…

  13. RZA Talks New Wu-Tang Album, Exclusive Content Delivery System

    September 30, 2014 3:14 PM EDT When it comes to hip-hop producers, Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA has always been among the most visionary and entrepreneurial of the bunch. Feeling the need to restore value to the artistry of music-makers in today's era of disposable content and detached listeners, he released an album…

  14. Lecrae Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Meanwhile, new albums by Jhene Aiko and Ryan Adams start in the Top 5. Rapper Lecrae collects his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new Anomaly opens atop the list. It sold 88,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's also the first…

  15. Billboard Cover: Chris Brown Opens Up About Rihanna, Jail & Accepting Life as a 'Learning Experience'

    September 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On Aug. 13, a high spirited Chris Brown gave Billboard his first formal interview since leaving jail in June. Kicked back in front of a control board at Hollywood’s hot Chalice Recording Studios, a vintage-gear-stuffed space favored by young artists, the 25-year-old was taking a…

  16. 20 Best High School Music Videos

    September 03, 2014 3:45 PM EDT If high school had existed in Shakespeare’s day, he’d have set every battle on a football field, each stolen kiss under the bleachers. That’s because when it comes to drama, neither rotten Denmark nor fair Verona holds a candle to the modern American high school. While the Bard missed out on…

  17. The Brief Rap Career of NBA Player Robbie Hummel

    August 28, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Minnesota Timberwolves second year small forward Robbie Hummel isn’t exactly a household name for his NBA exploits (yet!) but what about as a rapper? On Aug. 27, Hummel sent out a few tweets to hype what was apparently a burgeoning hip-hop career. It’s too bad his own team’s PR didn’t take…

  18. Josh Gracin Is Back on Tour After Suicide Scare

    August 27, 2014 3:35 PM EDT 'American Idol' alum also releases previews of 2 new songs on Facebook. It seems things are looking up for American Idol alum Josh Gracin . Two weeks ago, Gracin left what appeared to be a suicide note on his Facebook page, and subsequently Gracin's manager tweeted, "Josh…

  19. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Hal Ketchum's Comeback Single 'I'm The Troubadour'

    August 26, 2014 6:15 PM EDT For a few years, Hal Ketchum lost his musical way. "I just kind of lost my powder for a while," the country singer tells Billboard. "I just didn't feel like playing or writing. One day I just said, 'This is a gift that God has given me, so I better get back to it.…

  20. Bow Wow to Co-Star in 'CSI: Cyber'

    August 19, 2014 3:49 PM EDT Rapper joins Patricia Arquette in the 'CSI' spinoff. Rapper and actor Bow Wow, born Shad Moss, has been cast as a series regular on the CBS spinoff CSI: Cyber , the network announced Tuesday (Aug. 19). Moss will play 19-year-old hacker Brody "Baby Face" Nelson. A cyber…

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