1. Earl Sweatshirt To Release 'Doris' In July

    June 07, 2013 4:57 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt reveals that his sophomore full-length, "Doris," will be released at the end of July. "I'm wrapping everything up so it’s coming out in July," Earl told MTV Australia . "I can't wait for this shit to come out already so I can finally exhale…

  2. RZA, Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, ScHoolboy Q & More to Perform At Bonnaroo's Superjam

    June 06, 2013 5:06 PM EDT The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced the lineup for its Superjam performance, which will be packed with a cast of hip-hop heavy hitters. Superjam will take place on Friday night (June 14) at 12 A.M. Fans can expect performances by RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, ScHoolboy Q, Earl…

  3. Christian Rich Producer Talks Earl Sweatshirt Work, House EP, and Chris Brown's 'X'

    June 05, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Christian Rich, the production duo behind Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s “Chum” single, is a bit more diverse than the average set of beatmakers. Through their nearly 10 years crafting sounds for acts like Diddy and working alongside hitmaking peers like The Neptunes, they’ve taken…

  4. Pharrell Williams' Top 40 Return: 10 Songs That Prefaced His Pop Comeback

    May 29, 2013 1:45 PM EDT From songs with Frank Ocean to Adam Lambert, check out Pharrell's fascinating work leading up to "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines." Looking at the Top 20 of the current Hot 100 chart , a familiar name appears twice: Pharrell Williams. For fans of early '00s…

  5. Afrojack's Universal Deal: Inside The Hitmaker's Major Move

    March 18, 2013 10:38 AM EDT "I'm just riding the wave and bringing people with me," the EDM producer tells Billboard. One of dance music's biggest stars has expanded his business with an eye on further mainstream success. Grammy Award-winning producer Afrojack has signed an exclusive worldwide deal…

  6. Justin Timberlake on 'SNL': Reprises Old Roles, (Possibly) Disses Kanye

    March 10, 2013 3:25 AM EDT A Who's Who of "Saturday Night Live" icons welcome JT to the Five-Timers Club The "Saturday Night Live" Five-Timers Club is an exclusive affair, consisting of some of the show's best hosts and guests, including Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Tom Hanks. Saturday…

  7. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com as one its "21 Under 21" this year,…

  8. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards…

  9. Air Over 'The Moon' About Film Score Turned Full Album

    February 04, 2012 1:30 PM EST The first track on French electronic duo Air's new album, "La Voyage Dans la Lune," is 18 seconds long and the perfect sonic accompaniment to reaching the pearly gates. Yet the band's label, Astralwerks/EMI, thinks Air's 10th release will grab the attention of lapsed…

  10. Silver Screen Updates: Timberlake to Play Ball With Eastwood, Swift Not Starring in 'Les Mis'

    February 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST No surprise that Justin Timberlake is headed back to the silver screen, where he will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. film "Trouble With the Curve." Meanwhile, it looks like Taylor Swift will be staying away from the film world for a little while…

  11. Mary J. Blige on Oscar Snub: 'It Saddens Me'

    January 24, 2012 5:00 PM EST Mary J. Blige has a fruitful amount of well-deserved awards -- including nine Grammy Awards for her Billboard chart-stoppers. But unfortunately, Blige will not have the chance to add an Oscar to that list this year. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' &…

  12. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist…

  13. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a bit more surprising. This year's Best…

  14. Mary J. Blige, the National on Oscar Original Song Shortlist

    December 19, 2011 7:38 PM EST The National , Chris Cornell , Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think You Can Wait" appeared in the Tom…

  15. Friday Flashback: Kind of 'Blue Christmas'

    December 16, 2011 10:23 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, let's turn the spotlight on one of the season's top Yuletide tunes -- one that has a rich country history. Though Elvis Presley's 1957 recording of "Blue Christmas" stands now as the most famous, it wasn't the first.…

  16. Madonna, Trent Reznor Land Golden Globe Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:05 AM EST 'Glee,' Chris Cornell & 'New Girl' Zooey Deschanel Also Up for Awards Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best original score and best original…

  17. Manager: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Album Could Land Next Summer

    October 21, 2011 8:34 PM EDT It's only October, but Justin Bieber is already way ahead of the game when it comes to holiday spirit. Not only is his Christmas album set for release on November 1, the teen phenom also recently handed over a check for $10,000 to the Startford House of Blessing, a local food bank in his…

  18. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

  19. Ask Billboard: When Kazoos (And Other Unusual Instruments) Ruled Radio

    August 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHEN KAZOOS (AND…

  20. Storm Hits Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium: At Least 3 Dead, 70 Injured

    August 18, 2011 4:35 PM EDT A wind and hail storm battered the famed Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, according to a medical response official. There is local news video of the storm's initial aftermath showing stage equipment dangling in high…

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