1. Herb Jeffries, Pioneering Black Singing Cowboy of the Movies, Dies at 100

    May 26, 2014 4:02 AM EDT Herb Jeffries, the first black singing cowboy of the movies who starred in such 1930s films as Harlem on the Prairie and The Bronze Buckaroo, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 100. Jeffries, who later became a recording star as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra, died…

  2. Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Corey Clark Loses $40M MTV Lawsuit

    May 26, 2014 3:20 AM EDT Corey Clark, who was disqualified as a contestant onAmerican Idol and later achieved notoriety for claiming to have had an affair with then-Idol judge Paula Abdul, has lost a $40 million defamation lawsuit against MTV and its parent company Viacom. He sued in July 2012 over various statements…

  3. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Wedding: Beyonce, Diddy & More Celebrities React Online

    May 24, 2014 7:31 PM EDT It's only been a few hours since their private wedding in Florence earlier today (May 24), but Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have already begun receiving some digital well-wishes from family, friends and fellow celebrities.  KimYe's Wedding Playlist: Kanye West's 10 Most…

  4. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy

    May 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially tied the knot! PHOTOS: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Sweetest PDA Moments The " world's most talked about couple ," who have been engaged less than a year, married on Saturday (May 24) at Fort di Belvedere, a 16th…

  5. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Serenaded by Lana Del Rey at Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

    May 24, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Following an extravagant wedding rehearsal on Friday that included a serenade by Lana Del Rey, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have shipped their guests from Paris to Florence for the couple’s wedding ceremony on Saturday. KimYe's Wedding Playlist: Kanye West's 10 Most Romantic Songs…

  6. Usher Gets Good News in 'Bad Girl' Dispute

    May 23, 2014 2:09 AM EDT Usher and others involved in the creation of the song "Bad Girl" have escaped a songwriter's copyright infringement claims. However, this might be one of those rare instances where news of a superstar singer's success takes a back seat to the misconduct of the lawyer who…

  7. 5 Seconds of Summer Hit Top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    May 22, 2014 8:20 PM EDT Pop/rock quartet 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is quickly becoming an online force that can sway its online fan army to achieve Social 50 chart success. This week, following 5SOS’ performance on the May 18 Billboard Music Awards, the band surges into the top five (23-4) -- their highest position…

  8. Made In America: Imagine Dragons, John Mayer Headliners In Los Angeles

    May 22, 2014 6:09 PM EDT The same afternoon Budweiser announced the lineup for this year's Philadelphia edition of Made in America, the festival's Los Angeles lineup has also been made public. Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar and others will lead the bill for Made in America's inaugural LA…

  9. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  10. Future Talks Tour, Pharrell's Reluctance to Doing 'Move That Dope'

    May 22, 2014 3:29 PM EDT Future will be doing plenty of rapping during his 45-date tour promoting his sophomore album, "Honest." But he plans to spend some time talking to fans, too. "I want it to be more of an intimate setting," the Atlanta MC, who hits the road on Friday in Milwaukee, tells…

  11. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  12. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Video: The Great Muppet Bender

    May 22, 2014 11:49 AM EDT Watch Ed, Muppet Ed and Pharrell embark on a wild night out. What does a folk-pop superstar like Ed Sheeran do when he wants to get wild in a music video -- pop bottles, visit the strip club, nuzzle up against some breasts -- without tainting his nice-guy image? Employ a Muppet lookalike to…

  13. Gregg Allman, Filmmakers Sued Over 'Midnight Rider' Train Death

    May 22, 2014 1:41 AM EDT Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia. The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court…

  14. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in the Your Fave Artist/Group competition voted…

  15. Ex-Billboard Writer Undertakes Labor of Love for New Orleans' Gay Gospel Legend Raymond Myles

    May 21, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Back in 1982 on his first visit to New Orleans when Leo Sacks was a 25-year-old Billboard correspondent covering the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he wrote about a vibrant performer and powerful gospel singer named Raymond Myles, who led a spirited choir called The RAMS (the…

  16. Destiny's Child Reunites for Michelle Williams Solo Track & Music Video: Listen

    May 21, 2014 9:37 PM EDT Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Solange have all teamed up on Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes” off her latest solo effort, “Journey to Freedom”. For the Destiny’s Child trio it’s the third track they’ve released since the group split in 2006, following “Nuclear" from their “Love Songs”…

  17. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:26 PM EDT The King of Pop makes history as the only artist with top 10 Hot 100 hits in each of five decades. Meanwhile, Legend's 'All of Me' leads for a third week, Coldplay lands its third top 10 and Iggy Azalea tops Streaming Songs John Legend's "All of Me" rules…

  18. CODE Guest Playlist: Yogi

    May 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT CODE caught up with Yogi last week to discuss the outfit’s new production deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, as well as provide a glimpse into the music they’re currently listening to. Here’s the hybrid hip-hop-dance playlist they delivered. Hit Boy ft. Nipsey Hussie, "Alert…

  19. Candy Hearts' Mariel Loveland Talks New Album, Feminism & New Found Glory Tattoos

    May 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT About a decade ago, Mariel Loveland fell in love with a pop-punk band on the radio, although she wasn't sure which one it was. Internet research told her it was New Found Glory, and soon after, 2002's "Sticks and Stones" became the first album she ever purchased.  Fast…

  20. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album, Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Rascal Flatts also score a Top 5 debut, while Dolly Parton scoops up just her second Top 10 album with "Blue Smoke" Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's …

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