1. 'Duck Dynasty' Christmas Album Heading for Sales Gain Amidst Phil Robertson Controversy

    December 19, 2013 4:35 PM EST The controversy swirling around comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson hasn't seemingly negatively impacted the sales of the show's hit album "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas." The holiday effort from the smash A&E series, which…

  2. N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Film Signs Writer

    December 18, 2013 8:19 PM EST The Ice Cube-produced flick will be written by Jonathan Herman. Universal Pictures is moving forward with an N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," and has tapped Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft. Sources say the studio is in the process of picking up the title in…

  3. Justin Timberlake Adds First-Ever Russian Gigs to 2014 Tour

    November 20, 2013 12:47 AM EST Pop star and actor Justin Timberlake has added two Russian gigs to his 2014 European tour. It will be the first time Timberlake has performed in Russia. The Grammy- and Emmy-award winning talent will perform May 15 in St. Petersburg and May 17 in Moscow after playing venues in Northern…

  4. Outkast To Reunite For Coachella 2014?

    November 19, 2013 2:53 PM EST Sources tell Billboard that Andre 3000 and Big Boi are in prolonged talks to end their hiatus next year. Outkast has long been the subject of reunion rumors ever since Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton put their Grammy-winning duo on hiatus…

  5. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  6. Noel Gallagher On One Direction: They're 'F--king Idiots'

    October 21, 2013 5:06 AM EDT In case there was any doubt, Noel Gallagher isn't a fan of One Direction. The outspoken ex-Oasis rocker revealed his very candid thoughts about the boy-banders in a recent interview with British GQ, during which he called them "f--king idiots." "F--king idiots. Bless &…

  7. Vali, 'Paper Charade': Exclusive Album Stream

    October 14, 2013 1:01 PM EDT A year after the release of her first EP, "Kiss the Sky," Vali delivers "Paper Charade." The seven-song effort features the singer-songwriter singing of the highs and lows of love and fame. "Paper Charade" also features a guest appearance by her Rostrum…

  8. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  9. Josh Wink's 'Balls': The Techno DJ On His New Hit

    August 28, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Vote for your favorite take on the Philly star’s aggressive techno hit. To call Josh Wink (born Winkleman) Philadelphia’s biggest techno DJ is to underrepresent him. Wink has dabbled in just about every type of electronic-dance style there is; from acid (1995’s classic “Higher State of…

  10. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal analysis of the lawsuit -- and how it could…

  11. Sky Ferreira Explains Album Wait: 'It Wasn't As Good As It Could Be'

    July 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT While her debut full-length is due next year, a new EP is scheduled for September. It's been a little over nine months since Sky Ferreira released her "Ghost" EP, which included the magnificent breakout single "Everything is Embarrassing," and fans of the 21-year…

  12. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipation for her Gangsta Grillz mixtape, hosted by…

  13. Sky Ferreira's Debut Album Pushed to 2014

    July 12, 2013 9:56 PM EDT The singer will have a new EP in September instead, according to British GQ. Sky Ferreira will release her debut album, "I Will," in 2014, according to an interview in British GQ . Ferreira doesn't address the delay, but the mag reports that she'll have a new EP in…

  14. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus & Clearing Up Blurred Lines in Music Videos (Opinion)

    June 25, 2013 1:15 PM EDT What the "Blurred Lines" video gets (kind of) wrong, the "We Can't Stop" video gets (completely) right "To my homegirls here with the big butts/Shaking it like we at a strip club/Remember only God can judge us, forget the haters, 'cause somebody loves…

  15. Unreleased Drake Song, 'On My Way,' Leaks: Listen

    June 20, 2013 4:08 PM EDT As Drake dishes details of his upcoming album, "Nothing Was the Same," an unreleased song by the rapper surfaces. "On My Way," reported to have been recorded three years ago, is similar to the rapper's own, “Girls Love Beyonce.” The sensual R&B song features…

  16. Drake Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Album Is 'Almost Finished'

    June 18, 2013 3:43 PM EDT While Drake has yet to announce a release date for his third studio album, "Nothing Was The Same," the rapper says the full-length is "almost finished." At this year’s annual Atlanta’s Birthday Bash on Saturday (June 15), Drake confirmed with  Hot 107.9 that he's in…

  17. Pharrell Williams and Designer Mark McNairy Reunite for BBC's Blacked-Out New Line

    May 14, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and clothing designer Mark McNairy prove that black is the new black in their new noir collection, BBC Black. We already know of the cool urban swagger that Pharrell and Mark McNairy capture in their individual clothing lines and the awesomeness that…

  18. Beyonce Previews New Song, 'Grown Woman,' In Pepsi Commercial

    April 04, 2013 9:24 AM EDT 'Grown Woman' will be featured on Beyoncé's new album. Update : Beyoncé's reps tell Billboard that "Grown Woman" will be featured on the singer's new album but isn't the first official single. Beyoncé comes face-to-face with her past in her latest…

  19. Beyonce Sparkles on the May Issue of Vogue UK

    April 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Beyonce graces the latest cover of British Vogue's May issue.   Beyonce really does rule the world. With her Mrs. Carter world tour kicking off on April 15, Queen B knows how to stay in the limelight. Just two months after she covered American Vogue, Bey’ flashes her toned abs on the…

  20. Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and More to DJ Hakkasan's Las Vegas Grand Opening: Exclusive

    March 26, 2013 1:38 PM EDT The new Vegas hot spot will open with an electronic bang in late April, including Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Laidback Luke. Hakkasan Las Vegas, the MGM Grand’s new five-level restaurant/nightclub venue, has unveiled the details surrounding its Grand Opening weekend, April 25-28…

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