1. Chiquis Rivera Launches Webseries, Site Crashes Due to Overwhelming Demand

    April 01, 2014 9:28 PM EDT It seemed like an April Fools' Day joke, but when Chiquis Rivera, the offspring of the late regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, launched an online mini-series that crashed moments after going live, it wasn't some sort of prank. The debut of "Chiquis Confidential" was so…

  2. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, "White People Party Music" (April 1…

  3. Jack White Announces New Album 'Lazaretto'

    April 01, 2014 12:43 PM EDT Jack White's sophomore solo album is on its way. The former White Stripes guitarist-singer announced on Tuesday he'll release "Lazaretto," the follow-up to 2012's "Blunderbuss," on June 10 via his Third Man label. The set's lead single, the title track,…

  4. April Fools: The 10 Greatest Music Pranks Ever

    April 01, 2014 9:10 AM EDT As you watch your own back this April Fools' Day, have a look at the 10 greatest pranks ever pulled by musicians -- from Coldplay's smelliness to Nicki Minaj's "nuptials" to John Mayer's bear ego. Justin Bieber: Punking TMZ and #BaldForBieber In last year's…

  5. David Gray Inks Deal to Release 'Mutineers' Album, Debuts New Song

    April 01, 2014 8:36 AM EDT British singer-songwriter David Gray has inked a global agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS) for the release of his new studio album "Mutineers." Through the deal, KLS will partner with Gray’s own IHT Records to release and promote the album, which is due June 17. “Mutineers,”…

  6. Disney Investigating Deadmau5's Attempt to Trademark Mouse Logo

    April 01, 2014 8:16 AM EDT On Friday, Disney let it be known at the U.S. Trademark Office that it is investigating a trademark registration filed by Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"). This one is intriguing. Deadmau5 is the stage name of EDM star Joel Zimmerman. Last year, Zimmerman's Ronica Holdings…

  7. Crayon Pop Unleashes Mind-Boggling, Non-Stop Dance Routine in 'Uh-ee' Video: Watch

    March 31, 2014 8:45 PM EDT Just try and keep up with Lady Gaga's touring mates After Crayon Pop's oh-so-viral choreography took them to the top of the K-Pop Hot 100  and landed themselves on Lady Gaga's tour , the quirky K-pop act returns with a new single, "Uh-ee," accompanied with a routine…

  8. Flaming Lips Craft Companion Album to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': Listen

    March 31, 2014 6:56 PM EDT The Flaming Lips have provided the world with another trippy activity to perform while listening to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." Oklahoma's greatest rock band have just shared a 43-minute opus titled "The Flaming Side of the Moon," which is meant to…

  9. Pharrell Joining 'The Voice' as a Coach

    March 31, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Pharrell Williams is joining "The Voice." The NBC singing show made the announcement on Monday via Twitter. Williams will rotate in for season 7, following Cee Lo Green's exit. "I'm not coming back, guys," he told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview last month. …

  10. Nick Cannon Defends 'Whiteface' Alter Ego

    March 31, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Nick Cannon is once again defending the white alter ego he created to promote his upcoming album. The "America's Got Talent" host -- who created a controversy when he posted Instagram photos and videos in which he's sporting whiteface, red hair, a beanie hat and plaid…

  11. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  12. Martina McBride, 'Everlasting': Exclusive Album Premiere

    March 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The country star breaks down her new album -- listen to it here FIRST -- and talks "vivacious" duet with Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride's new album, "Everlasting," is all about memories. A collection of pop and R&B standards produced by Don Was, McBride…

  13. Rita Ora Returns With 'I Will Never Let You Down' Single: Listen

    March 31, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Calvin Harris helmed the sumptuous pop track, which previews the British singer's second album. Rita Ora has teased her new single "I Will Never Let You Down" for the better part of two weeks, and on Monday (Mar. 31), the U.K. pop singer unveiled the full version (and…

  14. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  15. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 30, 2014 9:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  16. Teen Top Talks Covering Cody Simpson, Wanting to Go Sexy at Debut NYC Show

    March 28, 2014 10:16 PM EDT "We're really thankful and really nervous" Nearly four years after their debut, K-pop sextet Teen Top finds itself at a peculiar moment in their career. With half their members no longer actual teens, their name is awkward and, despite being burgeoning young men, the outfit…

  17. Billboard Cover Star Idina Menzel's Look: How to Get It

    March 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Turning up Idina Menzel's glam factor for Billboard's latest cover shoot was nothing but a treat for Kemal Harris of bi-coastal styling duo, Kemal & Karla, who ranks at No. 4 on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists List in 2014 . The Broadway legend was…

  18. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 7:40 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut comes an 86% increase in weekly views for Gaga…

  19. Skrillex Debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    March 27, 2014 5:15 PM EDT His first full-length album grants him his best sales week and second No. 1 on the survey. Plus, chart action for Tycho, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Shakira, Rihanna and Tiesto EDM cornerstone Skrillex (real name: Sonny John Moore) logs his best sales week, as his first full-length album …

  20. Manchester Orchestra to Play Interactive Tumblr IRL Showcase In Atlanta (Exclusive)

    March 27, 2014 3:17 PM EDT Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra will celebrate the release of their fourth album “Cope,” out Tuesday (April 1) via Loma Vista/Republic, with a twist on a hometown show next Thursday (April 3). The group will take over Atlanta’s Gallery L1 for the latest installment of Tumblr IRL , a…

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