1. Dawn Richard Covers Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse': Hear The 'Unicorn Remix'

    February 27, 2014 1:55 PM EST Dawn Richard, a member of Danity Kane and deeply promising solo artist, has taken a break from recording new DK material in the studio to put a spectacular spin on Katy Perry's latest Hot 100 chart-topper, "Dark Horse." Check out Richard's "Unicorn Remix" of …

  2. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. One Direction’s Harry Styles Wins Britain's ‘Style Icon’ Award

    December 03, 2013 3:58 AM EST Harry Styles' name says it all: The pop star has been crowned this year's British Style Icon at the British Fashion Awards on Monday. The British Style Icon Award, which recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a…

  4. Soul Train Awards Go Bigger for 2013, Promise '100% Live' Acts: 'No Tracks Here'

    November 04, 2013 4:44 AM EST Producers of the Soul Train Awards are prepping their biggest event yet. The 2013 edition of the urban music celebration takes place on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas (it airs Dec. 1 on BET), where a new venue promises a grander, two-stage production worthy of the marquee names…

  5. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  6. Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee Talks Resignation: 'My Transgressions Were Affecting the Station'

    September 11, 2013 11:37 PM EDT "It's almost like the Anthony Weiner thing," the DJ told Billboard of the accusations against him. "There are people out there who don't have my interest at heart." Mister Cee, a 20-year veteran DJ of New York's Hot 97 (WQHT), has resigned from the…

  7. Danity Kane Talk Reunion, New 'Rage' Single

    August 26, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Five years after the release of their sophomore album, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (2008), Danity Kane return to music. The group announced their reunion on Saturday (August 24) on their site ( DanityKane.com ), sharing beautiful press photos. The reuniting group consists of…

  8. Justin Timberlake Comes to the Rescue at MTV VMAs (Opinion)

    August 26, 2013 1:05 AM EDT MTV is never fond of promoting the age of its annual Video Music Awards and as it turned 30 Sunday night in Brooklyn it worked hard to say it could compete with the raunch of the Internet, the career achievement component of the Grammys and up-to-date promotional power of TV talk shows.…

  9. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  10. Rock The Bells Adds J. Cole, Slick Rick, Action Bronson & More

    June 24, 2013 9:50 PM EDT Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Deltron 3030 and other acts old and new have joined the four-concert bill. Rock the Bells added over a dozen names to its 2013 lineup during a press conference Monday night. J. Cole, Action Bronson, Big Daddy Kane, Deltron 3030, Freeway, Girl Talk, KRS One, Rapsody…

  11. AEG CEO: Company 'Scared to Death' of Jackson Drug Injections

    June 10, 2013 9:47 PM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson case were shown an email on Monday in which the top executive at AEG Live LLC expressed grave concerns about treatments Jackson was receiving from his longtime dermatologist. The email sent by AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said the company was "scared to…

  12. Robin Thicke Retains No. 1 Slot on U.K. Singles Chart, Disclosure Beat QOTSA For No. 1 Album

    June 10, 2013 6:07 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales of 190,000 by selling close to 199,000 in…

  13. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Testifies About Emails on Michael Jackson’s Condition

    June 07, 2013 1:51 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips testified about…

  14. Little Mix Breaks Spice Girls' Chart Record

    June 05, 2013 12:00 PM EDT British vocal quartet Little Mix breaks a Spice Girls chart record this week, as the former's debut album, "DNA," bows at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart . It's the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album, surpassing the No. 6 arrival of…

  15. Daft Punk Scores Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 05, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Alice in Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix all make Top 5 debuts. Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set shifts another 93,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's down 73% in its…

  16. Danity Kane Reunion Rumors Swirl Following Recent Meeting

    May 14, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Diddy not involved with the reported comeback. Do you have a first aid kit handy? Danity Kane, the five-piece girl group formed by Diddy on MTV's "Making The Band" in 2005, may just be reuniting to unleash some more damage upon Top 40 radio. According to TMZ , four of Danity…

  17. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  18. Dawn Richard's 'NLX': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 30, 2013 12:01 PM EST The singer talks 'Goldenheart' and the fight of releasing music as an independent artist. Dawn Richard's "Goldenheart" is a futuristic, frequently danceable R&B album that's already setting a high bar for the genre in 2013. The album melds soaring,…

  19. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

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