1. Celebrate Brooklyn! Sets 2014 Season: Nick Cave, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek + More

    April 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT St. Vincent, Amos Lee and Shovel & Rope will also play free shows in Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Ticketed dates include The National, Neutral Milk Hotel Amos Lee, Nickel Creek and St. Vincent are among the headliners announced this morning for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts…

  2. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  3. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour

    April 28, 2014 8:53 AM EDT The Carters have officially announced their rumored joint tour . Beyonce and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date stadium tour they're calling On The Run, to kickoff in Miami on June 25th and wrap in San Francisco on August 5. The tour is sponsored by Chase. Chase cardholders as well as…

  4. Swizz Beatz Goes Back To School

    April 28, 2014 12:04 AM EDT Kasseem Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, the multitalented record producer/songwriter and husband of Alicia Keys, has been accepted to Harvard Business School’s nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program, the same one attended by Antonio "L.A." Reid at the behest of…

  5. Mariah Carey's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned

    April 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT UPDATE 4/28: Since this story's publication, a Def Jam rep now says Mariah Carey's new album will have a traditional roll-out strategy leading up to a "late May" simultaneous digital/physical street date. Read the full report here Earlier story: It's been a…

  6. The National, Lorde, Nas x The Roots to Play Boston Calling Music Festival

    April 23, 2014 8:30 AM EDT The National, Lorde, Nas with The Roots, The Replacements and Neutral Milk Hotel will all perform at the three-day Boston Calling Music Festival September 5-7. The event will take place at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza.  Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th…

  7. Coachella 2014 Photos Live & Backstage: Pharrell, Usher, Replacements & Billie Joe, More

    April 21, 2014 4:15 PM EDT With both weekends of Coachella 2014 all wrapped up, what better way to take a look back at all six eventful days than with photos of just about every major moment? Our Coachella galleries have shots of everything from Pharrell trading verses with Jay Z and Usher to Nas with Lauryn Hill,…

  8. Kelis, 'FOOD': Track-By-Track Review

    April 21, 2014 1:08 PM EDT For her latest career reinvention, Kelis is trying on a rock-and-soul hybrid helmed by producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) with an album called "FOOD" (out Tuesday on Ninja Tune), conveniently released at the same time as she's hosting a new show for the Cooking Channel, …

  9. Coachella 2014: 6 Reasons Why Weekend 2 Rocked (And Was Different From Weekend 1)

    April 21, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Three years ago, when Coachella announced that it was going to put on two festivals on concurrent weekends with the same lineup, many fans hypothesized that the second weekend could never feel as "special" as the first: after all, any surprises or major performance pieces would be…

  10. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Damian Marley. Nas Photographer Danny Clinch…

  11. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Taps Jay Z, T.I. Usher for Another Guest-Filled Set

    April 20, 2014 7:51 AM EDT Following his set at last week's Coachella Festival , fans wondered if Pharrell Williams could possibly have any more surprises up his sleeve. After all, his hour on April 12 included sit ins from Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Nelly (“Hot in Herre”), and Snoop Dogg (“Drop It Like It&…

  12. Nas, 'Illmatic' At 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT There are few artists in hip-hop who have ever truly matched their hype. Twenty years ago today, on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones became one of them. On that day he released his highly-anticipated debut album, "Illmatic." And while the project didn't initially…

  13. Wale, Raekwon Heap Praise on Nas at 'Illmatic' Tribeca Premiere: 'My Hat Tips Off to Him'

    April 17, 2014 7:43 PM EDT "Time Is Illmatic" opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night, just days before the twentieth anniversary of Nas' breakthrough album, Illmatic. While the ten-track 1994 release has been lauded as one of the most influential and important albums of hip hop -…

  14. Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic': An Inside Look At the Tribeca Film Fest Premiere, Concert

    April 17, 2014 3:35 PM EDT "Time Is "Illmatic," the documentary about Nas' 1994 debut album, lived up to its name last night. Twenty years ago, no one could have predicted that "Illmatic" would be here, at New York's legendary Beacon Theater for the TriBeCa Film Festival's…

  15. 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' Explores the Mythology of Rock's Jekyll and Hyde

    April 17, 2014 3:18 PM EDT Alice and "Super" director talk about the new "doc opera" premiering at Tribeca. "You can't just do a documentary on Alice Cooper" You wouldn't expect a film about Alice Cooper to be a normal documentary, would you? Of course not. So here comes "…

  16. Nas Opens-Up for 'Illmatic' Anniversary Media Blitz

    April 16, 2014 5:22 AM EDT Nas’ seminal debut “Illmatic” is 20 years old this week. And to celebrate the deluxe reissue “Illmatic XX,” the Queens rapper took to the Web for a digital flurry of Q&As on the Tuesday release date.  From HuffPost Live to a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) , an iTunes session run through…

  17. Coachella by the Tweets: Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey and More Dominate Twitter

    April 15, 2014 3:05 PM EDT For those of us that didn’t make it to Indio, California a few days back for Coachella 2014 ’s opening weekend, a simple check of our Twitter timeline revealed a play-by-play of who was rocking on stage, what surprise guests popped out and how awesome they were. The social network has…

  18. Tribeca Taps Winners of First Music Challenge

    April 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii's "Wake Me Up."…

  19. Coachella 2014: Justin Bieber Joins Chance the Rapper Onstage as Surprise Guest

    April 13, 2014 7:46 PM EDT Justin Bieber made a surprise guest appearance during Chance the Rapper’s set at Coachella Sunday. The two performed the Bieber track “Confident” on which the Chicago MC is featured.  Coachella 2014: Full Coverage Bieber wore sunglasses, a white bucket hat, black T-shirt, baggy grey…

  20. Coachella 2014: Beyonce, Lorde, Pharrell Most Tweeted Artists Saturday

    April 13, 2014 6:32 PM EDT Beyonce, Lorde and Pharrell were Coachella's most tweeted about artists Saturday at Coachella. Coachella 2014! •  Photos:  Live at Coachella •  Photos:  Backstage at Coachella •  Pharrell  Rules with Snoop, Gwen Stefani •  Jay-Z & Beyonce  Invade •  Lorde  Makes Desert Debut …

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