1. Drake's 'Wu-Tang Forever' Pays Tribute to Shaolin: Listen

    September 12, 2013 8:33 PM EDT The hip-hop star's latest single samples the legendary New York crew. Drake's new album may be called "Nothing Was the Same," but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single "Wu-Tang Forever" pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap…

  2. Rich Homie Quan Talks 'Type of Way' Success & Career Start

    September 06, 2013 1:14 PM EDT About a year ago, independent label Think It's a Game nurtured the career of Trinidad James, prodding him into stardom off the strength of the single "All Gold Everything." Now, Think It's a Game is doing the same with Atlanta native Rich Homie Quan, who possesses a…

  3. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The Billboard Cover Story

    August 30, 2013 12:12 PM EDT From the bottom to the voice of his generation, Drake has sold 4.5M albums in less than four years, won a Grammy and left his mark on popular culture -- all by 26 This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's hard enough to make a hit…

  4. Ultra and Flywheel Link Up for 'Dance Your Ass Off (Salsoul Remixes)': Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Spin parties mark the release of Salsoul remix compilation. Disco’s love affair with roller skates is well-documented (thanks, Heather Graham). Now, the grooviest genre is getting some bigger wheels -- and bigger beats. Ultra Music is partnering with premium spin studio Flywheel to host a…

  5. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  6. The Rides: Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd 'Can't Get Enough' of the Blues

    August 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Exclusive lyric video premiere: Cover of "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges The first album and tour by the new "supergroup" The Rides -- Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg -- are still a few weeks away, but the trio is…

  7. Brett Eldredge Is Finally Ready to 'Bring You Back': Exclusive Video

    August 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Brett Eldredge is poised to release his debut album, "Bring You Back." The set contains his hit single "Don't Ya," which is sitting at No. 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart.  After releasing his first single, "Raymond," almost three years ago, nobody is…

  8. Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire Line Up for Australia’s Big Day Out Fest

    July 31, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) will headline the 2014 Australasian Big Day Out tour. Other key names confirmed to the bill include EDM acts Major Lazer, Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia) and Australia's young gun Flume, plus veteran rock acts…

  9. Fake Fab Four Hit the Right Notes In Beatles Broadway Tribute

    July 24, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Even fake Beatles can bring back good memories of the real thing, when they're truly talented. The Beatles, arguably one of the most talented and influential bands in musical history, produced a treasure trove of unforgettable tunes. Mostly written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney,…

  10. Banks, Quick-Rising Pop Starlet, Explains Why Her Fans Have Her Cell Number

    June 28, 2013 12:06 PM EDT L.A. singer will release her debut EP this fall after a string of arresting singles. Most music fans understand that some artists do not control their online platforms, and leave their mass-produced "thoughts" to their handlers. Los Angeles singer-songwriter Banks is more up…

  11. Kat Graham, 'Power': Exclusive Single Premiere

    June 26, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Kat Graham, the Swiss-born star of CW's "The Vampire Diaries," is simultaneously forging a pop career on A&M/Octone, and has followed up tracks like "Put Your Graffiti on Me" and "Wanna Say" with her most cohesive radio offering to date. Check…

  12. Perry Farrell Says He’s Made an Electronic Music Album

    June 19, 2013 6:12 PM EDT The rocker talks about his own EDM lineage and future while praising Nina Kraviz. This morning in the opening panel of the EDM Biz conference in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Marc Geiger, head of WME’s music department and Perry Farrell, rock singer and founder of Lollapalooza sat…

  13. The Seekers Feted With Australian Honor, Judith Durham on the Mend

    May 30, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Australia’s '60s folk-pop icons the Seekers are to receive one of the country’s most prestigious music honors, coming just weeks after singer Judith Durham suffered a brain hemorrhage. The Seekers will be this year's recipients of APRA’s award for outstanding services to…

  14. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull 'Live It Up' on New Single: Listen

    May 08, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, the combination of Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and producer RedOne has proven to be endlessly winning. After scoring hits with 2011's "On The Floor" and last year's "Dance Again," the trio has once again united for …

  15. Cody Simpson, 'Pretty Brown Eyes' Alternate Video: Exclusive Premiere

    May 07, 2013 11:08 AM EDT 0 This summer, Cody Simpson will return with the follow-up to his 2012 debut "Paradise," and the July release on Atlantic Records will be led by the happy-go-lucky single "Pretty Brown Eyes." Although the 16-year-old released an official music video for the song…

  16. Gospel Singer George Beverly Shea Dies At 104

    April 17, 2013 12:54 AM EDT George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief…

  17. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  18. End of An Era: Swedish House Mafia Play Last Gig Ever

    March 25, 2013 2:31 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia ended it all where it started on Sunday night: on the Main Stage of the Ultra Music Festival, three years after they first played the flagship dance music event. "Good evening Miami. My name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello — and we are still…

  19. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  20. Future: A Day in the Life At SXSW

    March 18, 2013 12:25 PM EDT 'From the beginning, I treated myself like a superstar,' the Atlanta rapper says. Future would rather be known as a rock star, if anything. The Atlanta rapper rarely roams outside his comfort zone, his very own outer space. He chooses to stay secluded unless interacting with…

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