1. Watch Macklemore Producer Ryan Lewis Discuss His Mother's Battle With HIV

    April 22, 2014 7:03 PM EDT Julie Lewis is launching the 30/30 Project with the help of her son. Julie Lewis, the mother of Ryan Lewis -- the non-rapping half of the Grammy-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- is celebrating 30 years of surviving the HIV virus with the launch of a new pro-healthcare campaign…

  2. Steve Aoki Announces New Double Album, Madison Square Garden Release Party

    April 22, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Steve Aoki today (April 22) announced that the first half of his forthcoming double record “Neon Future I” will be released August 12 on Dim Mak/Ultra Music. Its companion half “Neon Future II" is scheduled to hit stores early next year. Steve Aoki Discusses 'Neon Future' Album…

  3. Rock In Rio Heading To Las Vegas, Site Will Resemble An 'Amusement Park'

    April 22, 2014 12:13 AM EDT A giant roulette-like Ferris wheel. Themed streets boasting the sights and sounds of Brazil, U.S. and U.K. A 400-foot zip-line that zooms festival-goers across the crowd. A flying DJ booth and more than 100 musical acts on six stages.    These are just a few things to expect from the U.S.…

  4. Kings of Leon Announce U.S. Summer/Fall Tour

    April 21, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Young the Giant, Kongos set to open KoL's July-October trek. Kings of Leon will ride "Mechanical Bull" into amphitheaters across the U.S. this summer and fall, the band announced today (April 21). The family Followill's trek is set to kick off July 31 at St. Louis'…

  5. BBMA Milestone Award: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic Are the Final Three

    April 21, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The first round of fan votes for the Billboard Music Awards ' second annual Milestone Award , presented by Chevrolet are in: country superstar Carrie Underwood, rising U.K. pop phenom Ellie Goulding and pop-rock mainstays OneRepublic have advanced to the final three! The trio of…

  6. Coachella 2014: Chance The Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Sunday Set

    April 20, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Chance the Rapper has been hospitalized and will miss his Coachella set at the festival’s closing day.  The rising Chicago rapper — who last weekend brought out Justin Bieber for a guest performance during his set — was scheduled to perform Sunday at 3:10 on the main stage. But hours before…

  7. Juan Gabriel Released From Las Vegas Hospital

    April 20, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital. Juan Gabriel in 'Stable Condition' After Falling Ill, Adds Replacement Tour Dates A tour publicist said in a statement Friday night that the 64-year-old singer's…

  8. Juan Gabriel in 'Stable Condition' After Falling Ill, Adds Replacement Tour Dates

    April 16, 2014 9:09 PM EDT Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who on Monday was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia , is now listed in "very stable condition " in Las Vegas where he is resting. Additionally, new tour dates have been announced for shows he canceled this week in Los Angeles.  The legendary…

  9. Milestone Award 2014: Last Chance To Vote In Round 1

    April 16, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and Luke Bryan are all in contention for the Billboard Music Awards' second annual Milestone Award , presented by Chevrolet. Which engaging, innovative hitmaker will make it to the second round? You, the fans,…

  10. Lorde Meets Her 'Royals' Muse: Baseball Legend George Brett

    April 16, 2014 6:27 PM EDT A photo of the Hall of Famer in his Royals jersey was the inspiration for her hit song The N.Y. Post reports this morning that Lorde got to meet Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett – probably most famous for the “Pine Tar Incident” against the New York Yankees, when…

  11. 'Soul Train' May Boogie Down on Broadway

    April 15, 2014 4:56 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he's hoping to repeat his success by…

  12. Juan Gabriel Cancels 3 Shows Due to Pneumonia

    April 15, 2014 3:11 PM EDT Juan Gabriel, the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter, has postponed his first three California shows after being rushed to the hospital early on Monday in Las Vegas where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, according to representatives for the 64-year-old crooner.   Gabriel was scheduled to…

  13. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  14. Vava Voom feat. Sean Kingston, 'Supersonic': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 15, 2014 11:38 AM EDT Swiss pop singer Vava Voom is an up-and-coming artist to look out for and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of her brand new music video. In giving the energetic, dance-friendly synthpop track "Supersonic" the video treatment, Vava Voom traveled far from home, hitting up iconic…

  15. Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal in Battery Case

    April 14, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in Clark…

  16. Ed Sheeran Announces Solo Arena Tour

    April 14, 2014 12:20 PM EDT It's been a month of firsts for Ed Sheeran. The singer-songwriter landed on the cover of Billboard , released the opening single off his highly anticipated sophomore album, rocked "Saturday Night Live," and now he's announced his first-ever headlining arena tour of North…

  17. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Tickets Are On Sale

    April 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Want to see Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Lorde contend for trophies at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas? How about getting to watch Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo or Imagine Dragons hit the stage for dynamic performances? Tickets for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are now via a…

  18. John Legend to Play One-Off Gig for Citi Credit Card Holders

    April 14, 2014 2:03 AM EDT John Legend is one busy dude. The Grammy-winning performer will give a special performance at L.A.’s Emerson Theatre on April 21 with proceeds going to Teach for America. The show will be exclusively for Citi ThankYou card members, cementing the bank’s relationship with Legend after…

  19. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

    April 11, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Taylor Swift Taylor Swift ditched the sparkly romantic look for an ultra sexy number at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,…

  20. Summer Festival Safety: The Perennial Issues & New Challenges In 2014

    April 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT The unofficial start of the North American festivals season begins this weekend with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., amid the usual concerns about the overall safety of live music festivals. Recent events at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and SXSW in Austin…

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