1. Tupac's Last Words: 'F**k You,' Says First Responder Cop (Report)

    May 25, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Ex-Metro cop Chris Carroll alleges Shakur purposely kept mum about his killers A new interview with the Las Vegas police officer who was first on the scene when Tupac Shakur was fatally shot outside the MGM Grand in 1996 alleges that the 25-year-old rapper's last words were a kiss-off to…

  2. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Covers Paws Chicago

    May 23, 2014 1:29 PM EDT Meow, Billy Corgan, meOW! Paws Chicago is the city’s “largest No Kill humane organization, focused on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets” so why not have Smashing Pumpkins frontman cover the mag. I mean, he did adopt both his kittens from PAWS. It’s nice to know that when Corgan’s…

  3. Tiesto 'Lights' Up Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With Two Top 10s

    May 23, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Tiesto takes a second track into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Wasted" (13-10) joins "Red Lights" (7-5). "Wasted," featuring Matthew Koma, rides a 22 percent sales increase (11,000 downloads in the week ending May 18,…

  4. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  5. Gregg Allman, Filmmakers Sued Over 'Midnight Rider' Train Death

    May 22, 2014 1:41 AM EDT Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight train slammed into a film crew in southeast Georgia. The lawsuit filed in Chatham County State Court…

  6. 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…

  7. CODE Guest Playlist: Yogi

    May 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT CODE caught up with Yogi last week to discuss the outfit’s new production deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, as well as provide a glimpse into the music they’re currently listening to. Here’s the hybrid hip-hop-dance playlist they delivered. Hit Boy ft. Nipsey Hussie, "Alert…

  8. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  9. Sia Recreates 'Chandelier' for Ellen DeGeneres, (Who Starts Madonna Rumor in Intro)

    May 19, 2014 4:33 PM EDT Is Sia writing for Madonna's next album? On the May 19 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Sia uniquely recreated her buzzworthy music video for "Chandelier." In DeGeneres' introduction of the performance, she said that Sia had "written No. 1 hits for…

  10. 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…

  11. Pitbull Sues Alcohol Company Over 'Pit Bull' Vodka Recipe

    May 19, 2014 1:42 PM EDT Pitbull is suing E. & J. Winery & New Amsterdam Spirits Company for branding a vodka recipe the 'Pit Bull,' according to TMZ . Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez Open the Billboard Music Awards With 'We Are One (Ole Ola)' The Florida rapper, whose name has been…

  12. Top Celebrity Tweets From the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 12:41 AM EDT If you’re like us here at Billboard, you watched the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a close eye on your Twitter feed. Throughout the evening, the talent on hand in Las Vegas — and plenty of famous viewers elsewhere — kept a running account of the night’s sights and sounds in 140…

  13. Who Was Your Favorite Performer at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards? (POLL)

    May 18, 2014 11:53 PM EDT With another year of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in the books, there have been plenty of memorable performances to take in. Now that the show is over, which performance still has you talking? Who defied expectations? Who absolutely killed it? Vote in the poll below to help us crown the…

  14. Danity Kane’s Aundrea Fimbres Announces Group Exit on Opening Date of Comeback Tour

    May 17, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Earlier this week, girl group Danity Kane released its first single in six years, “Lemonade” (featuring Tyga). But there was something noticeably off about the cover art for the single, which featured three little girls selling lemonade — Danity Kane has four members. Danity Kane Announces …

  15. Capital Cities Billboard Music Awards Q&A: On Daft Punk, Disclosure & More

    May 17, 2014 4:20 PM EDT With the 2014 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with  BBMA finalist Ryan Merchant of Capital Cities to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS : FINALISTS | RED…

  16. As I Lay Dying Singer Gets 6 Years For Murder Plot

    May 16, 2014 9:23 PM EDT The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife. U-T San Diego reports 33-year-old Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego County. He had pleaded guilty to soliciting murder. Authorities say Lambesis hired an…

  17. NFL Player 'Snapped' Over Girlfriend's Fling With Nelly: Court Docs

    May 16, 2014 6:18 PM EDT The woman who alleges that defensive end Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers assaulted and threatened to kill her said he "just snapped" after an argument over her short-lived relationship with rapper Nelly, according to new court documents released Thursday . In a Charlotte Police…

  18. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  19. John Legend Leads Hot 100, Paramore Hits Top 10

    May 14, 2014 2:27 PM EDT Legend rules for a second week with 'All of Me,' while Paramore scores its first top 10 with 'Ain't It Fun' John Legend 's "All of Me" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Paramore, which has been charting on the Hot 100 for seven…

  20. Reggaeton Artist Jadiel Remembered By Fans

    May 13, 2014 7:21 PM EDT The rapper died on Saturday (May 10) in a motorcycle accident in Rochester, N.Y. Ramon Gonzalez, simply known as Jadiel to his fans, had spent nearly a decade making music. His cool and smooth raps about love and life led the entertainer to the spotlight that was only gaining momentum. On…

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