1. Jay Z and Beyonce Release Mini-Movie 'Run' Starring Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal: Watch

    May 18, 2014 2:18 AM EDT A little more than a month ahead of their On The Run summer stadium tour , Jay Z and Beyonce have unexpectedly released a Bonnie and Clyde-style mini-movie featuring A-list actors Sean Penn and Jake Gyllenhaal. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour Directed by Melina…

  2. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  3. Comedy Issue: Dave Attell on the Touring Grind

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Comedy Central’s "Comedy Underground" host says that, in the future, comics on the road will compete with a seal that doesn’t do anything “but sit in a lukewarm pool and fart sadly.” When I first started touring as a comic, it was exciting. It was like, I’ll tell you everything I…

  4. Gucci Mane Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

    May 13, 2014 2:27 PM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal firearms charge in Atlanta. The 34-year-old, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. The charge he pleaded guilty…

  5. Miranda Lambert: Country's Gun-Slinging Tough Chick Reveals a 'Softer' Side (Cover Story)

    May 12, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Springtime has a firm hold on Tishomingo, Okla. The storm clouds are gone, and Miranda Lambert is having a very good day. She spent the morning astride her Gypsy Vanner purebred horse, a gift from her husband, Blake Shelton, for her 30th birthday last November. Lambert has been taking…

  6. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

  7. Lana Del Rey Posts 'Ultraviolence' Album Artwork?

    May 09, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Lana Del Rey has posted an image online that very well may be the official artwork to her sophomore album, "Ultraviolence." The black-and-white square image, posted to the singer's social media sans caption on Friday, shows Del Rey standing outside of an open driver's side…

  8. Miranda Lambert's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the 'Platinum' Hitmaker

    May 09, 2014 11:30 AM EDT For much of her career, Miranda Lambert has been country music's go-to girl with a gun who'll kick your ass (and set your house on fire). But with the success of her biggest hit (the heart-tugger "The House That Built Me") and the forthcoming release of her new album, …

  9. Lana Del Rey Unveils 'Ultraviolence' Track List: Read The Glorious Song Titles

    May 08, 2014 1:47 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's anxiously awaited sophomore album "Ultraviolence" does not yet have a release date, but now the world knows which songs will appear on both the standard and deluxe editions of the full-length. On Thursday (May 8), Del Rey posted the full track list to "…

  10. Tune-Yards Explores Her Daring Side On 'Nikki Nack': Album Review

    May 07, 2014 5:32 PM EDT About a year-and-a-half after Merrill Garbus, who records under the moniker Tune-Yards, released her breakthrough 2011 sophomore record, "whokill," a groove-inducing tour de force of looped vocals and African-inspired polyrhythms that made critics and crowds take notice, she couldn&…

  11. Scotty McCreery Victimized By Home Invasion

    May 05, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Police say country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student. Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. today (May 5) to an apartment about…

  12. T.I. and The Game in Heated Standoff With Police Outside L.A. Club: Watch

    April 30, 2014 10:49 AM EDT Rap stars T.I. and The Game got into an intense standoff with gun-wielding LAPD early Wednesday after they mistakenly believed cops beat up their friends outside a popular nightclub. In video posted by TMZ , the rappers and several friends are seen confronting police officers after leaving…

  13. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Our gang might be a more loosely knit group as…

  14. August Alsina Talks 'Testimony' Album & Jeezy-Assisted 'Make It Home'

    April 29, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Picture 300 to 400 young women queued up inside a local mall. Some are crying; others are screaming. Many brandish gifts ranging from letters and handmade posters to cologne. One even totes a cake. That was the scene on April 16 during an August Alsina meet-and-greet at the Hall of Fame Music…

  15. 'Regulate' At 20: Warren G & Michael McDonald Discuss the G-Funk Jam

    April 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Warren G is interested in recruiting Macklemore for a 20-year anniversary version of 'Regulate.' Michael McDonald had just hit the Lower East Side of the N-Y-C, and while he wasn't on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G, fate was about to intervene. This was 1996 or '…

  16. 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon Talks Maui Parties, Rap Music and Dishes Management Advice At Tribeca

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Shep Gordon is a man who got punched by Janis Joplin while she was making love to Jimi Hendrix, shared custody of his cat with neighbor Cary Grant and smoked pot many times with Willie Nelson – just a few of the compiled stories that make up the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep…

  17. OutKast, 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Hip Hop in 1994, for the most part, was akin to the same government that it was at war with. You had the East Coast acting as the Republican party, leaning on classical sounds and ideologies, while the West Coast promoted the more Democratic, liberal side of things. Then you had the South…

  18. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  19. Guns N' Roses Could Have New Music In 2015, Guitarist Says At Golden Gods Awards

    April 24, 2014 9:54 PM EDT A new album would be GNR's first release since 2008's long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" Guns N' Roses fans might not have to wait another 15 years between new album releases. GNR guitarist Richard Fortus told the Associated Press at the Revolver Golden God Awards in…

  20. New Marilyn Manson Track To Open WGN's 'Salem'

    April 24, 2014 8:23 PM EDT "['Salem'] looks at the witch trials without being cliché," says Manson. Marilyn Manson and composer Tyler Bates have written the opening main title sequence for WGN America's drama. The new title sequence premieres in the second episode, which airs April 27.   A…

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