1. Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' 'Tha Carter V'

    December 04, 2014 1:36 PM EST Who would've thought that Lil Wayne would have beef with Birdman (a.k.a. Baby) and Cash Money Records? Two weeks before the release of Lil Wayne's oft-delayed album, Tha Carter V , Lil Wayne took to Twitter to tell fans that the album hasn't and may not see the light of day…

  2. Iggy Azalea Responds to Azealia Banks' Eric Garner-Related Twitter Criticism

    December 04, 2014 12:30 PM EST The Twitter battle of Azalea vs. Azealia continues to rage. After Azealia Banks blasted  Iggy Azalea yesterday (Dec. 3) for allegedly stealing from black culture without caring about the issues associated with it (in this case, the Eric Garner controversy), Iggy has fired back. 'South…

  3. K. Michelle Opens Up About Liposuction, Upcoming TV Shows & Recording High

    December 04, 2014 10:28 AM EST There are few filters on R&B singer K. Michelle . The Memphis native, 30, chased a fiery stint on VH1's Love & Hip-Hop with an R-rated debut album, Rebellious Soul , in 2013, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. That straight-shooter attitude may be tamer on her sophomore LP…

  4. Ian McLagan of Small Faces and the Faces Dead at 69

    December 03, 2014 8:43 PM EST Ian McLagan, the electrifying pianist and songwriter of Small Faces and the Faces who became a rock 'n' roll journeyman with stints backing Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and others, died Dec. 3 in Austin, Texas, due to complications from a stroke suffered a day earlier. He was…

  5. No Charges in Eric Garner's Chokehold Death: Hip-Hop Community Reacts

    December 03, 2014 3:57 PM EST Just over a week after a Ferguson grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, a Staten Island grand jury has chosen not to bring charges in the death of Eric Garner, a New York man who died after being placed in a…

  6. Scooter Braun, Charlie Walk, Rosie Perez and Nick Cannon Among Those Named to Barclays Center’s New Advisory Board

    December 03, 2014 2:22 PM EST Barclays Center’s Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, made up of a group of nearly 30 top sports, entertainment, and media executives, will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Dec. 4), Billboard has learned.   Created by Brett Yormark , CEO of Barclays Center, and Charlie Walk …

  7. Beyonce's '7/11' Sweater & Nail Art Now Available for Your Purchasing Pleasure

    December 03, 2014 11:44 AM EST We live in a world where at any moment, Beyonce could gift us all with a surprise present (that, yes, technically you have to purchase on your own). That day is today; the dream is real. The singer surprise-announced that a line of 4 packs of nail stickers -- taking their inspiration from…

  8. 11-Year-Old Viral Video Star Taylor Hatala Releases Video With 8-Year-Old Sister

    December 03, 2014 11:30 AM EST And you thought the fact no one in your family fell down while doing a conga line at a wedding was impressive. Eleven-year-old viral video star Taylor Hatala was already blowing fans away with her impressive moves to songs such as "Anaconda," and now her 8-year-old sister, Reese,…

  9. At CMT Artists of the Year 2014, Luke Bryan's Loss Is Front & Center

    December 02, 2014 9:43 PM EST Chris Cornell & Wiz Khalifa are among the unlikely guests as Bryan, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line & Merle Haggard are honored. You know you're in country music's world when Chris Cornell is just a backup singer. The Soundgarden frontman…

  10. Jill Scott Under Fire for Supporting Bill Cosby

    December 02, 2014 6:40 PM EST The singer-songwriter takes aim at Cosby critics on Twitter. Singer-songwriter Jill Scott is under fire for repeatedly tweeting her support of Bill Cosby amid a wave of sexual assault allegations against the comedian. The messages started Nov. 24 on social media, after a Twitter follower…

  11. George Berry, Music Wholesaling Pioneer, Dies at 89

    December 02, 2014 6:34 PM EST George Berry, a music wholesaling pioneer, died due to heart failure on Nov. 27 in his home in Lafayette, La. He was 89. Berry -- who is credited with co-founding NARM, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers now known as the Music Business Assn. -- began his career in the music…

  12. Luke Bryan Cancels Tonight's CMT Performance After Brother-in-Law's Death

    December 02, 2014 4:09 PM EST Country star Luke Bryan will not be performing at Tuesday night's (Dec. 2) CMT Artists of the Year event due to the death of his brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, over the weekend. According to People , Bryan will stay with his family in Georgia. Luke Bryan Talks 'Roller Coaster&…

  13. Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dies at 70

    December 02, 2014 2:28 PM EST Bobby Keys , the Texas-born tenor saxophonist whose bold and bluesy sound made him the single most vital auxiliary member of the Rolling Stones from the 1970s forward, died Dec. 2 at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He was 70. His family confirmed the death on Facebook without giving a cause. He…

  14. Maureen Kenny Joins Atlantic as SVP of A&R

    December 02, 2014 1:25 PM EST Maureen Kenny is Atlantic Records' new svp of A&R, the label announced on Tuesday. The industry veteran arrives from Republic Records, where she worked with bands ranging from Of Monsters and Men to Weezer in her role as vp of A&R. Prior to joining Republic in 2011, Kenny spent…

  15. Puerto Rican Music and Media Executive Carlos "Topy" Mamery Dead at 54

    December 02, 2014 1:23 PM EST Married to Puerto Rican Diva Yolandita Monge, Mamery was Recently Appointed VP/GM of SBS Puerto Rico Puerto Rican producer, manager, concert promoter and music executive Carlos “Topy” Mamery has died unexpectedly. Mamery, 54, reportedly suffered a massive heart attack the morning of Dec. 2.…

  16. King of Spain Pays Bertelsmann HQ a Visit

    December 02, 2014 12:18 PM EST King Felipe VI of Spain visited the German media company Bertelsmann in Guetersloh on Tuesday and met the owning family, the Mohns. Family spokesperson Liz Mohn , Bertelsmann's Supervisory Board Chairman Christoph Mohn , and Chairman & CEO Thomas Rabe welcomed Felipe de Borbón y…

  17. Publishing Briefs: Dan the Automator Signs With Atlas Music Group, RightsFlow Enters 3D Printing Biz, Riptide Expands

    December 02, 2014 11:57 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- The Atlas Music Group has signed producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to a worldwide publishing deal, which will include his entire catalog (except for collaborations with Dr. Octagon ), as…

  18. Strike a Pose With Jessie Ware in Tender 'You & I (Forever)' Video

    December 02, 2014 10:27 AM EST Let’s talk about love with Jessie Ware . Oh, that title is already taken? Well, Tough Love did just fine for her 2014 album, which was heavily inspired by her recent marriage to Sam Burrows . He pops up -- along with a bunch of Ware’s other friends and family -- in the brand new video for …

  19. Exclusive: Hear Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' in 20 Different Styles

    December 02, 2014 10:00 AM EST Second Songs puts Christmas music on steroids. Anthony Vincent, the man behind 10 Second Songs, has made a video to please both Christmas music lovers and the grinches who can't stand the stuff. In his latest clip, he sings Mariah Carey 's seasonal classic "All I Want For…

  20. Ken Ehrlich Will Produce Grammy Awards Through 2017

    December 02, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ken Ehrlich and his production company, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, will produce the 58th and 59th Grammy Awards in addition to next year's 57th annual event and Dec. 5's A Very Grammy Christmas . The 57th edition, being held Feb. 8, will mark Ehrlich's 35th year as a producer of…

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