1. 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…

  2. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  3. Jason Mraz Shouts 'Yes!' on July Album: Hear The First Single

    May 19, 2014 3:08 PM EDT Jason Mraz is back with a resounding "Yes!" -- as in, that's the emphatic title of the pop singer-songwriter's fifth studio album. The full-length is due out on July 15, and Mraz kicked off a 'Mraz Mondays' weekly release series with the debut of the album's…

  4. La Roux Returns After 'Burnout' and Vocal Problems: 'I Wasn't As Hardcore As I Thought'

    May 19, 2014 2:32 PM EDT The U.K. singer returns with a bold new look and a thrilling new sound on "Trouble in Paradise." As she glides into an East London photo studio, the first thing you notice about Elly Jackson, better-known as British electro-pop artist La Roux, is invariably her radiant auburn…

  5. The 10 Best & 'WTF?!?' Moments of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:29 PM EDT So, yeah, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards happened last night (May 18). And the show was eventful, to say the least—full of moments that made the audience applaud, clamor and maybe even upset. The 10 Best GIFs of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and More…

  6. Odd Future to Open For Eminem at London's Wembley Stadium

    May 16, 2014 10:22 AM EDT Watch Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt make the announcement via Instagram Odd Future will open for Eminem at the rapper's upcoming shows at London's legendary Wembley Stadium in July. Eminem broke the news by posting a video of Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator and Earl…

  7. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Christmas album, which includes collaborations…

  8. Morrissey's First Tweet Gains Him 170,000 New Twitter Followers

    May 15, 2014 9:25 PM EDT When former Smiths frontman and indie-rock icon Morrissey tweeted for the first time Wednesday, he gained nearly 170,000 followers on the social network in 24 hours.  Since June 2009, The Moz’s Twitter account had been stagnant. Even so, he already had more than 77,000 followers over that…

  9. B.A.P's Top 6 'Best Absolute Perfect' Songs: Exclusive

    May 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT The K-pop boy band list Eminem, Miles Davis and more as the music that shaped who they are today Any fan of B.A.P knows their name is derived from an acronym for "Best Absolute Perfect," but what music does the K-pop boy band consider the "B.A.P"? When the sextet was in…

  10. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which includes everything from from 2Pac…

  11. Dierks Bentley Kicks Off His 'Riser' Tour

    May 09, 2014 6:18 PM EDT Dierks Bentley kicks off his "Riser" tour tonight in Charlotte, NC. "I've always been one of those guys who designs sets on cocktail napkins in the back of the bus with the guys in my band," he said at a tour rehearsal earlier this week. This time, however, he's…

  12. DJ Cassidy, 'Calling All Hearts' Remix ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 08, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In anticipation of his forthcoming album, "Paradise Royale," DJ Cassidy drops a dance remix to the album's lead single, "Calling All Hearts." Check out a stream of the Robin Thicke and Jessie J-assisted song below, exclusively premiered here on The Juice: "…

  13. Eminem to Play London's Wembley Stadium

    May 07, 2014 6:12 AM EDT Eminem’s blockbuster career will notch another milestone this summer when he becomes the first rapper to headline London’s Wembley Stadium. Marshall Mathers will play the iconic 90,000-capacity venue on July 11. It’ll be the artist’s first show in the capital since he played the now-defunct…

  14. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: Celebrity Dance Duel Sees Danica & Val Head Home

    May 06, 2014 4:23 AM EDT Week 8 featured the first-ever Celebrity Dance Duel — a cool idea, I suppose, even though it kept sounding like “Dance Stool” as Tom Bergeron announced it in Spooky Voice. Plus: an actual stool, incorporated into an Argentine tango. And last and most certainly least, guest judge Abby Lee…

  15. Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande To Perform At Roots' 4th of July Jam

    May 05, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Nicki Minaj will head to the city of brotherly love for the Roots' annual 4th of July Jam. The rapper-singer will perform on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Independence Day for the free event. Nicki Minaj Releases 'Yasss Bish!!' Featuring Soulja Boy Raps…

  16. Ray LaMontagne Goes 'Supernova': The Folk Singer Talks New Album

    May 02, 2014 2:52 PM EDT The blues of "Trouble" hinted at a sad existence for LaMontagne. A decade on, the joyous, just-released 'Supernova,' flips the script. It's just after noon on April 29, and Ray LaMontagne's new album, "Supernova," is sitting at No. 2 on iTunes after…

  17. Bubbling Under: My Crazy Girlfriend Not Scaring Away Pop Radio

    May 02, 2014 10:00 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: My Crazy Girlfriend, Propain and Strand of Oaks   My Crazy Girlfriend My Crazy Girlfriend approaches the Pop Songs radio airplay chart with…

  18. iHeartRadio 'Isn't Just Another Music Awards Show' Says Producer

    May 01, 2014 8:38 PM EDT Marking NBC's first major music awards show, the iHeartRadio Awards will veer away from the mainstream to "explore the genre and move the needle," revealed the producers when The Hollywood Reporter went behind the scenes before the show. The star-filled event at the historic…

  19. Prince: A Guide to His Complex Web of Label, Internet and Distribution Deals

    April 29, 2014 4:56 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article originally published as a companion piece to an  article  on Prince getting ownership of his original Warner Brothers' masters which ran in the  May 3rd issue of Billboard  . Since Prince left Warner Bros. Records in 1996 -- after an 18-year run…

  20. Ariana Grande Talks 'Problem' Single & Second Album, Due Out August/September

    April 28, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The "Yours Truly" follow-up will feature a "fantastic and super-experimental" song with Zedd, along with collaborations with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Rodney Jerkins. When Ariana Grande's first album, "Yours Truly," started at No. 1 on…

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