1. Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman & Method Man Perform At One Music Fest 2014: Live Review

    September 15, 2014 2:45 PM EDT On Saturday, Sept. 13, music fans flocked to Atlanta's Aaron's Amphitheatre for One Music Fest. The day-long festival featured three stages: Zeus (main stage), Hercules (small stage) and the DJ stage, Soulection. After Atlanta's own Cody ChesnuTT kicked off the afternoon,…

  2. NFL Players Talk Music: What's On Their Pre-Game Playlists?

    September 04, 2014 5:00 PM EDT A brand new NFL season kicks off tonight, as the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Super Bowl-contending Green Bay Packers in a nationally-televised game. There will be plenty of live music in and around Seattle’s CenturyLink Field -- Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden…

  3. Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills

    August 22, 2014 6:08 PM EDT Rapper, receiving BMI President's Award this weekend, is looking at November for personal 'Ludaversal' album. This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris " Ludacris " Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award , a honor for songwriting and impact on pop…

  4. Bob Hine, Founder of U.K.'s Music Producers Guild, Dies

    July 29, 2014 7:19 PM EDT 'He is simply one of the most important figures in professional music recording of the last 50 years,' producer Robin Millar says. Bob Hine, a founder of the Music Producers Guild, died Saturday in New Milton, U.K., after a two-year struggle with cancer, according to the…

  5. Jhene Aiko Talks Making Of 'Souled Out' Album & Family

    July 28, 2014 6:37 PM EDT Jhene Aiko stands around 5 feet tall and weighs perhaps as much as a decaf macchiato; the 2015 Cadillac Escalade stretches 18-and-a-half feet and tips the scales at nearly 6,000 pounds. Right now, the buzz-building singer-rapper -- she has performed with her friend Drake on "Saturday…

  6. Essence Festival 2014 Day 4 Highlights: Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Jagged Edge & More

    July 07, 2014 10:00 AM EDT There’s one downside to the fact that Essence’s 20th year was its biggest ever, having added a fourth night of music at the Superdome on Thursday – come Sunday night (July 6), the crowd is finally showing signs of fatigue. How else to explain the hard work Lionel Richie put into getting his…

  7. Essence Festival 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius & More

    July 06, 2014 11:19 AM EDT Here’s the thing about the Essence Festival – even though the Mercedes-Benz Superdome houses plenty of artists from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., there’s music to see virtually every hour of the day all around New Orleans. Essence Music Fest 2014: Photos from New Orleans! The perfect example of this was…

  8. Richard Marx, 'Beautiful Goodbye': Exclusive Album Premiere

    June 30, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Richard Marx has done plenty during his illustrious nearly 30-year career. There’s been classic single’s like “Right Here Waiting” from his 1989’s “Repeat Offender” album. And to this day, he is the only male artist in the history of the Billboard charts to have his first…

  9. The Juice Podcast: Trey Songz Plays Love Doctor; Talks 'Trigga' Album, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber

    June 06, 2014 2:23 PM EDT The singer-songwriter shares that he's five songs into his next album and hints on its title. For this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Trey Songz stopped by the Billboard NYC studio to offer love and sex advice and insight on his upcoming album, "Trigga" (July 1).…

  10. CODE Guest Playlist: Mr. Scruff’s Digging Floating Points, Max Graef, and More

    April 28, 2014 1:39 PM EDT Billboard CODE spoke with veteran DJ Mr. Scruff to chat about his new album, as well as give a glimpse into the unfathomably deep and diverse music library. Here are his playlist picks, as well as commentary in his own words. Mr. Scruff Talks New 'Friendly Bacteria' Album and…

  11. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments

    April 09, 2014 7:00 PM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, with Kiss and Nirvana bristling over the…

  12. Toni Braxton & Babyface’s Triumphant No. 1 Return to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 13, 2014 8:00 PM EST The duo's album unseats Beyonce for the first time since its December debut Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as their duet set “Love, Marriage & Divorce” moves 67,000 in its debut week for a debut at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  13. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Ray Davies, Donovan for Class of 2014

    February 11, 2014 12:42 PM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark James, the writer of "Always on My Mind"…

  14. 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:41 PM EST From ultra-ambitious musical comebacks to hype-surviving debuts to a certain unexpected album released right before the end-of-year buzzer sounded, 2013 contained a beautifully diverse array of full-length statements. After many, many repeated listens, the Billboard staff voted…

  15. P!nk: The Billboard Woman Of The Year Q&A

    December 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year honoree, highlights 'a positive, enormous and wonderful' 2013. This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. It's Sunday, the 18th of October, and P!nk is sending 2-year-old daughter Willow…

  16. Jhené Aiko Talks 'Sail Out' EP & New Wave of R&B

    November 11, 2013 10:47 AM EST Jhené Aiko, the first signee to No I.D.'s Artium imprint, makes formal debut with the new EP. From vegan cafe waitress to breakthrough artist. That's the short take on Jhené Aiko. But like most seemingly overnight sensations, there's a lot more to her story. Like the fact…

  17. V.V. Brown Finds New Strength on 'Samson & Delilah' Album: Exclusive Video

    October 01, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Watch the U.K. singer discusses her label-free reinvention in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. V.V. Brown was flying back home to England in November 2011, having just wrapped a U.S. tour in advance of her second album for Capitol Records, "Lollipops and Politics," set for…

  18. Big K.R.I.T., Chief Keef, Trinidad James & HBK Gang: Free Music Round-Up

    August 16, 2013 5:55 PM EDT From HBK’s Bay Area-proud, hyphy-filled “Gang Forever” tape to Big K.R.I.T.’s laid-back "4Eva N A Day ”instrumentals tape, this week's free music round-up has plenty to offer. Chief Keef, "Bang Pt. 2" ( Download ) "Bang Pt. 2," Chief Keef's only official…

  19. Robin Thicke Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    August 07, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Blurred Lines" starts on top and leads five new arrivals in the Top 10. Slightly more than 10 years after his debut album was released, Robin Thicke has scored his first No. 1 album. "Blurred Lines," his sixth studio effort, starts atop the Billboard 200 with 177…

  20. John Legend Talks 'Love In The Future' Collaborators & Definitive Technology Partnership

    August 05, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The singer recruits Pharrell, Q-Tip, Hit-Boy & More for upcoming album. With less than a month until the release of John Legend's 'Love in the Future' (Sept. 3), the singer says his soulful album is "wrapped up" and "ready." During a private Google+…

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