1. Childish Gambino Slams Label: 'Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract'

    April 14, 2014 7:01 PM EDT The rapper/actor criticizes his record label after 'Sweatpants' video 'wasn't handled correctly.' Childish Gambino isn't too happy with his record label, Glassnote Records. Childish Gambino Talks 'Because The Internet' Album & Staying Honest Soon…

  2. 20 Hot Coachella Moments: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Slash & More Day 3 Surprises

    April 14, 2014 8:57 AM EDT The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival wound down Sunday night after three long, loud days in the desert. But the annual bash went out with an enourmous bang. Keeping with the previous day’s conveyer belt of guest appearances, day 3 featured unexpected…

  3. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  4. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at SXSW: 'I Cried and I Laughed'

    March 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Director Martin Shore's new documentary "Take Me to the River" had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. A musical celebration and Memphis history lesson filled with legendary artists new and old, it makes an ideal programming pick for the synergistic South by…

  5. Childish Gambino Talks 'Titanfall' Game, Reddit, and Not Quitting Acting Career: SXSW Q&A

    March 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Xbox celebrated the arrival of “Titanfall,” one of the year’s most highly anticipated first person shooters, with a huge launch party in Austin, Texas Monday (March 10) night. The Microsoft Studio on Congress Avenue was lined with large flat screen televisions and Xbox One systems hooked up…

  6. Man Sentenced to Prison in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 05, 2014 7:23 PM EST The Atlanta man convicted in a jet ski crash that killed the stepson of R&B singer Usher has been ordered to serve four years in prison. Jeffrey Hubbard (left) was sentenced Wednesday in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover. Hubbard was riding on the jet ski that hit the boy and another…

  7. 'American Idol' Lands New Low for a Winner's Debut Album

    February 28, 2014 2:48 PM EST After a number of delays, Candice Glover's debut album, "Music Speaks," has arrived on the Billboard 200 starting at No. 14. It's the 2013 "American Idol" winner's first album, and sold 19,000 copies in its first week (ending Feb. 23), according to Nielsen…

  8. We Are Toonz' 'Drop That #NaeNae' Dances onto Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 27, 2014 4:58 PM EST Atlanta's latest dance craze, the Nae Nae, makes its presence felt on multiple Billboard charts this week, via We Are Toonz's addictive debut single "Drop That #NaeNae." The cut opens at No. 38 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 20 on Hot Rap Songs, due primarily to a…

  9. Eric Church Eyeing Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 20, 2014 4:58 PM EST With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the set will sell in its second week -- ending on Sunday, February 23 -…

  10. Deep Purple to Make Cameo in New Israeli TV Series ‘Atlantica’

    February 18, 2014 1:47 AM EST Legendary English rock band Deep Purple is set to make its Israeli acting debut in an upcoming local TV series. The new scripted series, Atlantica, revolves around an aspiring underdog rock band from Jerusalem, managed by a high-school history teacher played by popular Israeli comedian and…

  11. Nicki Minaj Debuts Video For New Song, 'Lookin' Ass Ni--a': Watch

    February 12, 2014 4:39 PM EST Nicki Minaj has unleashed the video for her new single, "Lookin' Ass Ni--a." The black and white Nabil-directed video features the rapper/singer in the middle of a desert, taking aim at fake and lying dudes, literally. Watch below: "Lookin' Ass Ni--a"…

  12. ‘Back to the Future’ Musical Heading To London’s West End

    January 31, 2014 4:28 AM EST Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project - a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Producers said Thursday night that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London's West End in 2015, the…

  13. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  14. Funeral Held for Fallen Poet and Activist Amiri Baraka

    January 18, 2014 6:50 PM EST A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended -- much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem -- at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and a founder of the Black Arts Movement, who died earlier this month . The service, held at Newark Symphony Hall,…

  15. New 'American Idol' Judge Gets Real Ahead of Season 13 Launch: 'I Think We Can Do Better Than What's Out There'

    January 15, 2014 9:53 AM EST Jennifer Lopez told an audience of "American Idol" fans at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus that if she were a contestant and could choose her own judges, she would pick the "nice ones" -- Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Abdul, and herself. "We all love Ellen," said new…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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