1. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Bounds Up Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop Charts With 'Drunk In Love,' 'XO'

    January 06, 2014 3:25 PM EST Both songs from the million-selling 'Beyonce' soar, while Pitbull, Ke$ha, Katherine Alexander and Big Daddy Weave notch new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. Nelson Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, Movies and More

    December 05, 2013 7:30 PM EST Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist…

  4. Childish Gambino Talks 'because the internet' Album & Staying Honest

    December 03, 2013 12:07 PM EST The actor/rapper has sold a comedy series, 'Atlanta,' focused on the music biz in his hometown, to FX. In mid-October, Donald Glover worried fans and observers with a series of Instagram photos of handwritten notes that outlined his various fears. "I'm afraid of the future…

  5. Soul Train Awards Go Bigger for 2013, Promise '100% Live' Acts: 'No Tracks Here'

    November 04, 2013 4:44 AM EST Producers of the Soul Train Awards are prepping their biggest event yet. The 2013 edition of the urban music celebration takes place on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas (it airs Dec. 1 on BET), where a new venue promises a grander, two-stage production worthy of the marquee names…

  6. Childish Gambino on Instagram Posts: 'I Definitely Was Just Expressing Myself'

    October 17, 2013 8:01 PM EDT A series of Instagram posts by Donald Glover raised some red flags among his fans earlier this week, but according to the comedian and rapper, who goes by the stagename Childish Gambino in his musical pursuits, he was doing nothing more than venting. In an interview with People , the 30…

  7. Childish Gambino Relates Fears, Insecurities in Revelatory Instagram Posts

    October 15, 2013 7:21 PM EDT Community star Donald Glover has some fans concerned after posting a long list of dark ruminations to his Instagram feed on Monday (Oct. 14). Handwritten on Marriott hotel stationery, the seven pages of notes include such fearful admissions as, "I'm afraid my parents won't…

  8. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Rounding…

  9. 'American Idol' Winner Candice Glover to Release Debut Album in 2014

    September 30, 2013 2:51 PM EDT "American Idol" season 12 winner Candice Glover has pushed back the release of her debut album, "Music Speaks," from October to next February. Glover earned the "Idol" crown on May 16 and quickly released lead single "I Am Beautiful," which reached…

  10. Phillip Phillips: 'American Idol's' Latest Million-Seller

    September 28, 2013 11:28 AM EDT This week, Fox TV's "American Idol" series yields back-to-back million-selling debut albums from its winners for the first time since 2008. 2012 champ Phillip Phillips sold another 4,000 copies of his debut set "The World From the Side of the Moon" this past week…

  11. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What…

  12. Usher's Son Discharged From Hospital After Pool Accident

    August 14, 2013 5:23 AM EDT The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy's mother said Tuesday. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer…

  13. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with friends, family and fans who packed into…

  14. Usher's Ex-Wife Asks for Custody Hearing Following Near-Drowning

    August 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Usher's ex-wife asked for an emergency custody hearing a day after one of the pair's sons nearly drowned in a pool at the singer's Atlanta home. A lawyer for Tameka Foster Raymond filed the request in Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday. The court filing says the boy …

  15. Usher's Son, 5, Nearly Drowned in Pool

    August 06, 2013 5:44 PM EDT The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.  Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of pool behind a home downtown and became stuck in the drain, according to Atlanta police spokesman…

  16. Keith Urban Returning To 'American Idol'

    August 01, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Keith Urban will return to the "American Idol" judges table for a second season. The country star has signed on for the long-running reality show's upcoming 13th season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday (Aug. 1). At the Television Critics Association press tour,…

  17. Childish Gambino Releases New Song, 'Centipede': Listen

    July 25, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Childish Gambino is back in the rap game with the release of his new song, "Centipede." With a soulful, uplifting introduction, the young MC uses a capella before breaking out into verses of his family origin over spacey soundscapes. "Gotta make it, 'cause if not, I'…

  18. ‘Psych’ Star Dule Hill to join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    July 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway's "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor and trained tap dancer best known for starring in…

  19. MLB All-Star Music Lineup: Marc Anthony, Pitbull and Candice Glover

    July 09, 2013 7:00 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Candice Glover will sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the MLB All-Star Game on July 16, with a seventh inning performance of "God Bless America" by Marc Anthony. The game airs on Fox.  Pitbull, known for wearing white pants almost as…

  20. Flux Pavilion Feat. Childish Gambino, 'Do Or Die' (Funtcase Remix): First Listen

    July 01, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The dubstepper and Major Lazer collaborator brings the bass music back with help from fellow UK producer Funtcase
. Flux Pavilion (aka Josh Steele) recorded a track with Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) for Flux’s “Blow The Roof” EP. Flux told us about their remote recording sessions…

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