1. 15 Non-Rappers Rapping: James Franco, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon & More

    April 22, 2014 4:55 PM EDT White men may not be able to jump, but that doesn't stop some of them -- or anyone else, really -- from trying to rap. News anchor Brian Williams has added Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" to an impressive resume of rap song covers (including Sugar Hill Gang's  "…

  2. Adidas' Music Gamble: Why They're Betting on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West

    April 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT More than just a marketing coup, Kanye West's defection from Nike -- where he helped design the coveted Air Yeezy sneaker -- to Adidas in December signaled a redoubling of the 64-year-old publicly traded German brand's fashion-focused strategy for sneaker dominance. Although…

  3. Christina Aguilera Working On New Album

    April 21, 2014 10:14 AM EDT Christina Aguilera may be a bit preoccupied with the pregnancy of her second child, but never fear, Xtina diehards: new music is on the way. On Saturday (Apr. 19), the 33-year-old pop singer confirmed that she is working on the full-length follow-up to 2012's "Lotus." Read The…

  4. Fun.'s Andrew Dost Talks Scoring New MTV Series 'Faking It' (Exclusive)

    April 17, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fun.’s Andrew Dost is entering the world of film and television scoring, beginning with composing music for MTV’s newest scripted series “Faking It.” Dost, a former member of Anathallo who got a taste for scoring in Fun.’s video for “Carry On,” had a conversation with MTV's director of…

  5. Play Ball: Kings of Leon & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Talk Detroit Tigers' 2014 Season

    April 16, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and the Detroit-based indie pop duo talk Tigers April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  6. New York Clubs Marquee and LAVO to Swap Size Acts AN21, Max Vangeli and More

    April 14, 2014 12:01 PM EDT On April 19th, the lineups at Marquee New York and LAVO will bear more than a bit of resemblance to each other. Developed by Strategic Group partner Jonathan Schwartz, “The Swap” concept aims to provide a unique clubbing experience by allowing four international artists to tag-team two…

  7. Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The long-awaited induction of Bruce Springsteen's veteran sidemen, the E Street Band, took place at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bandleader himself inducted his bandmates past and present, taking the crowd through the long history of friendship and comradeship, hard times…

  8. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  9. Peaches Geldof, Model and Daughter of Bob Geldof, Dead at 25

    April 07, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Peaches Geldof, a British model, writer and TV personality, and the second daughter of Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof, died Monday afternoon at her home in South East England. She was 25. Police responded to Geldof's home in Kent on Monday after receiving a distress call and she was…

  10. Austin Mahone's Debut Album 'The Secret' Gets May Release Date

    April 04, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Austin Mahone's long-awaited debut album finally has an official title and release date, just in time for his 18th birthday today. "The Secret" will be shared on May 27, and following the album release, the pop star will embark on a North American headlining tour.   Mahone has…

  11. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrack) of Pepsi’s global 2014 futbol campaign …

  12. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

    March 31, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 31…

  13. Steve Angello and his Size Crew Talk About Upcoming EP and More: Watch Here

    March 30, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Steve Angello and his Size artists stopped by during their Ultra trek for a brief Miami interview with Billboard’s Zel McCarthy at the Red Bull Guest House, sharing a bit of the guidance he provides to the crew. “It’s their music,” Steve says of how he doesn’t control the creative direction…

  14. Eminem Marks Sales, Hot 100 Milestones

    March 21, 2014 5:14 PM EDT The rap superstar tallies two key sales achievements and notches his landmark 50th Hot 100 hit It's a monster week for rap god Eminem, who scores two significant sales feats and marks a milestone on the Billboard Hot 100.   SALES SURGE   Eminem's latest album reaches a notable…

  15. Ellie Goulding Aches For Downtime: 'I Need To Sort My Life Out'

    March 21, 2014 1:54 PM EDT The electro-dance heroine (and closet bookworm) talks about being "pulled home" as she continues playing shows and collecting hits. "I need to sort my life out," says Ellie Goulding with a sigh, fiddling with her bright blonde hair as she talks. "And if I don'…

  16. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  17. The Colourist Exclusive Album Stream: Listen Now

    March 20, 2014 2:47 PM EDT Listen to the first full-length from this rising California quartet, launching at Billboard.com. Orange County pop collective the Colourist will release its heavily anticipated self-titled debut album next Tuesday (Mar. 25) through Republic Records, but fans can hear the sumptuous new…

  18. Adam Lambert Working With Max Martin on New Album

    March 20, 2014 1:31 PM EDT The former "Idol" finalist has headed to Sweden to work on new music with the veteran pop expert. Adam Lambert's third studio album -- his first since leaving RCA Records last summer -- is currently being worked on by pop super-producer Max Martin, and a handful of ace…

  19. Pop Stars' First Tweets: 50 Thoughts from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In celebration of Twitter's eighth year of chatting us up 140 characters at a time, it's time to find out what stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more said during their first time at bat. They range from Katy Perry gushing about joining in on the fun to Drake admitting…

  20. MKTO Live: Billboard Studio Session

    March 19, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Watch the pop duo perform their hit single "Classic" and discuss their debut album. After scoring the first Hot 100 hit of their careers, Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller -- better known as MKTO -- are ready to bring their fans a proper collection of pop-rap tracks. The Columbia…

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