1. 2014 Latin Grammys Announce Official Sponsors

    November 17, 2014 9:48 AM EST Awards to air live Nov. 20 7UP, Heineken, L’Oreal Paris, Las Vegas and McDonald's will all return as official sponsors of the upcoming 15th annual Latin Grammy awards. In addition, Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky comes in for the first time as the official spirit sponsor while Neutrogena…

  2. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  3. ACM Honors: Carrie Underwood Cries, Kelly Clarkson Belts It Out and More

    September 10, 2014 2:12 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a visit to Music City Tuesday night for the 8 th Annual ACM Honors, an evening of special tributes to the honorees and winners of awards that are not a part of the yearly CBS awards-show telecast. Held at the Ryman Auditorium, the program’s host, Jake Owen ,…

  4. New Signings: Stevie Ray Vaughn's Estate, Shelby Lynne and Rounder, Spooky Black

    September 04, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- Dutch singer Dotan signs to Republic Records , where he has released his new single “Home.” Additionally,…

  5. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  6. 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…

  7. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big At APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year and pop work of the categories for his…

  8. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  9. ABC's 'Nashville' Shoots For Ratings Boost With Concert Tour & Soundtrack

    April 09, 2014 4:54 PM EDT The drama has an imminent three-city concert tour and fourth soundtrack as ABC hopes to convert listeners into viewers It’s a toss-up whether "Nashville" will return to Nashville. Just two months ago, the hourlong soap set in country music’s epicenter appeared destined for…

  10. 'Nashville' Cast Members Going on Tour

    March 31, 2014 4:45 PM EDT More than a year after word first leaked that the stars of country music drama "Nashville" would hit the road, ABC has made it official. The network on Monday announced that stars Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and…

  11. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  12. Cable's Dev Hynes-Produced 'Roxanne': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 07, 2013 1:10 PM EST Watch the debut of NYC noise-rock duo Cable and their mesmerizing video for first single "Roxanne," only at Billboard. Tracy Antonopoulos and Ben Morsberger, better known as Cable, are stepping out with a captivating music video for their debut single "Roxanne."…

  13. Lorde's 'Royals' Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Cover Performance

    October 08, 2013 11:35 AM EDT 0 Selena Gomez, Cimorelli and Mayer Hawthorne have all taken on the No. 1 hit. But who covered it best? Last week, Lorde's debut single "Royals" climbed to the top of the Hot 100 chart after three months of trying to live that fantasy, and, naturally, the sparse…

  14. Mutya Keisha Siobhan Explores Los Angeles in 'Flatline' Video: Watch

    August 19, 2013 10:55 AM EDT An ordinary day in Los Angeles turns into an unexpected marching band jamboree for Mutya Keisha Siobhan in the music video for their great new single "Flatline," which was released on Sunday (Aug. 18). The former Sugababes will release their first official single under the MKS…

  15. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  16. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP': Top 10 Dream Collaborations

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Bowie to Britney to the Weeknd, here are 10 collaborators we'd like to see in the liner notes to Gaga's next album. Last week's announcement that Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album was finally arriving in November was coupled with the news that the long…

  17. Mutya Keisha Siobhan: Inside The Original Sugababes' Remarkable Return

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The U.K. pop group previews its much-hyped new album to Billboard while in L.A. filming their "Flatline" music video. "Our lives, I don't think, would have been complete if we didn't do this," Mutya Buena tells Billboard. "This" refers to the…

  18. Mutya Keisha Siobhan Releases Debut Single 'Flatline': Listen

    July 05, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mutya Keisha Siobhan, the U.K. vocal group consisting of the three original members of the Sugababes, has finally released the full version of its debut single, much to the delight of the ravenous pop blogosphere. "Flatline" premiered online on Thursday (July 4), and will be…

  19. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city': Track-By-Track Review

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT In a state of hip-hop, where a large sum of rap is inflamed with made-strictly-for-wax, boastful raps of a luxurious lifestyle, Kendrick Lamar stands out for quite the opposite. The West Coast rapper's major-label debut studio album, "good kid, M.A.A.D. city" (Top Dawg…

  20. Original Sugababes Reunite in New Group

    July 20, 2012 4:10 PM EDT After months of speculation, the original lineup of the British pop trio Sugababes have reunited. The threesome -- Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy -- made the announcement via Twitter this morning (July 20). The act is named Mutya Keisha Siobhan. The history of Sugababes --…

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