1. SiriusXM Fires ‘Opie & Anthony’ Host Over ‘Racially-Charged’ Tweets

    July 04, 2014 11:30 AM EDT SiriusXM has fired "Opie and Anthony" host Anthony Cumia after he posted a series of racist remarks on Twitter earlier this week. Patrick Reilly, senior VP of communications at the satellite radio company, wrote in a statement that the 53-year-old DJ's posts were "…

  2. Katy Perry 'Witchcraft,' Kendrick Lamar Sampling Spark New Copyright Lawsuits

    July 02, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar are both facing new lawsuits claiming they've misappropriated songs in hit releases. The copyright action targeting Perry in Michigan federal court is the one that's most entertaining. It comes from Christian rapper Flame(bornMarcus Grey) and his…

  3. Ask Billboard: With Nico & Vinz, Norway Continues U.S. Chart Invasion

    June 24, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The duo's 'Am I Wrong' continues an unprecedented run of U.S. success for Norwegian musical exports. Plus, an Imagine Dragons feat, Linkin Park sales and remembering Casey Kasem As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to…

  4. Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    June 12, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Ruby Dee, an Oscar nominated actress whose career in film spanned four decades, died on Wednesday, her agent Michael Livingston confirms to The Hollywood Reporter . She was 91. In the course of her accomplished career, Dee collected acclaim and awards including an Emmy and a Grammy. Dee…

  5. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  6. Tribeca Film Picks Up Nas Documentary, Eyes October Release

    May 13, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Time Is Illmatic, the documentary by the artistOne9 which recounts the creation of Nas’ classic 1994 hip-hop album Illmatic. The film had its world premiere as the opening night selection at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca Film is…

  7. O-Town Returns: See Exclusive New Band Photo

    May 05, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Last March, early-00's boy band O-Town announced plans to reunite a decade after breaking up, and on Monday (May 5), the guys are giving fans a glimpse of their future plans with their first official new band photo in years. Check out the photo of Erik Michael Estrada, Jacob Underwood…

  8. Coachella Festival Attendee Dies After Collapsing

    April 18, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Drugs or alcohol may be the cause of the 24-year-old's death. An Oakland woman, 24, died Thursday afternoon at an area hospital after collapsing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12. Coachella 2014: Full Coverage "We're testing to find out whether drugs…

  9. Wale, Raekwon Heap Praise on Nas at 'Illmatic' Tribeca Premiere: 'My Hat Tips Off to Him'

    April 17, 2014 7:43 PM EDT "Time Is Illmatic" opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night, just days before the twentieth anniversary of Nas' breakthrough album, Illmatic. While the ten-track 1994 release has been lauded as one of the most influential and important albums of hip hop -…

  10. Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic': An Inside Look At the Tribeca Film Fest Premiere, Concert

    April 17, 2014 3:35 PM EDT "Time Is "Illmatic," the documentary about Nas' 1994 debut album, lived up to its name last night. Twenty years ago, no one could have predicted that "Illmatic" would be here, at New York's legendary Beacon Theater for the TriBeCa Film Festival's…

  11. Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 17, 2014 12:29 PM EDT Cristian Castro and Michel Teló have also been added for the April 24th show Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul, Cristian Castro, and Michel Teló have joined the all-star lineup set to perform at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The newly announced performers will join Chayanne, Marc…

  12. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 3:50 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales After its first day of availability , Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produced, is winning over pop and adult radio and…

  13. Toni Braxton Cast as Darlene Love in OWN Telepic

    April 03, 2014 3:30 PM EDT The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its upfront slate on Thursday morning, making officially its plans for a first-time miniseries and finding a lead for recently announced telepic "My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Octavia Spencer, the "Help" Oscar winner, will…

  14. O-Town Reunites: 'It's A New Beginning'

    March 31, 2014 3:02 PM EDT "This isn’t just a reunion for us," says the group's Jacob Underwood, hinting at new music from the group. A decade after O-Town disbanded, the boy band is officially making a comeback. That's right: Erik, Dan, Trevor and Jacob are once again ready to give you their…

  15. Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident: Watch

    March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Austin police say the rapper incited a riot at the fest last Thursday Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future…

  16. Lady Antebellum's 'Compass' Points To No. 1 On Country Airplay Chart

    March 11, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The song marks the trio's return to the top and brings pop/R&B writing team Stargate its first country leader Lady Antebellum returns to the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Compass" steers 2-1. The song is the trio' first No. 1 in nearly a year, and…

  17. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena" and the heaviness of John Williams'…

  18. David Lynch Foundation Honoring Rick Rubin

    February 25, 2014 1:45 PM EST Dixie Chicks, Damien Rice and Jake Bugg will perform at the Los Angeles event Legendary music producer Rick Rubin will receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the David Lynch Foundation through its new performance arts events division, DLF Live. The Dixie Chicks, along with Damien Rice,…

  19. Junior Prom's 'Junior Prom' EP: Exclusive Premiere

    February 03, 2014 11:50 AM EST Listen to the Brooklyn duo's five-song debut before they hit the road with Panic! At The Disco. Junior Prom, the Brooklyn duo of Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger, has created an arresting debut EP on Elektra Records after turning heads last year with the tracks "Sheila Put The…

  20. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

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