1. Lauryn Hill Begins Prison Sentence

    July 08, 2013 2:04 PM EDT Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates at the minimum security prison…

  2. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Jam Master Jay’s Son and Stylish DJ, TJ Mizel

    July 02, 2013 2:23 PM EDT Growing up in NYC, the birthplace of hip-hop, can be quite inspiring for a young DJ. Take that and couple it with being the son of one of the most influential artists in hip-hop history, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, and you get a cool and authentic take on music mixing. TJ Mizel of Scratch…

  3. Jennifer Lopez Says Latinos 'Realizing' Their Power

    June 12, 2013 8:10 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, making the timing good for her latest undertaking: lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming. The entertainer spoke Wednesday at the Cable Show, a communications convention,…

  4. Lauryn Hill's Sony Music Deal Revealed During Tax Proceeding

    April 23, 2013 2:46 PM EDT R&B star may avoid prison time by cashing in on $1 million label deal. Most people can't avoid serious tax evasion charges by signing a $1 million record deal, but then again, most people aren't Lauryn Hill. The former Fugees star has reportedly inked a new deal with Sony…

  5. GLAAD Awards to Honor Adam Lambert

    March 29, 2013 6:09 AM EDT American Idol alum Adam Lambert will be honored at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the San Francisco ceremony May 11, the media advocacy organization said Thursday. The Grammy-nominated artist will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square,…

  6. One Direction, Katy Perry Win at Slimy Kids' Choice Awards

    March 24, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Pitbull and Christina Aguilera kicked off the silly Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday with their song "Feel This Moment" and were joined by young backup dancers resembling the smooth-headed rapper and blonde diva. At the end of their performance, Aguilera smashed a button,…

  7. Prince Gets Royal Treatment at Carnegie Hall: D'Angelo, Elvis Costello, Bettye Lavette Light Up All-Star Tribute Concert

    March 08, 2013 11:05 AM EST Tribute concerts are a tricky proposition under the best of circumstances. Not only do you need to match the right performer with the right song, you've got to learn an entire repertoire – which, if the tributee deserves an entire concert, is usually challenging on many levels -- in…

  8. Elvis Costello, Roots, Waterboys Play All-Star Prince Tribute

    March 08, 2013 3:02 AM EST They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. More than 20 performers including Elvis Costello, The Roots and the Waterboys paid tribute to the pop icon in a two-hour-plus concert Thursday night. They all joined together…

  9. Michelle Williams 'Had a Blast' at Super Bowl, Says Open to More Destiny's Child

    February 06, 2013 4:35 PM EST On tour with the musical "Fela!," Williams talks DC reunion hype and her first solo album since 2008 Back in the groove of the touring company of "Fela!," Michelle Williams says she's still buzzing about the Destiny's Child reunion during Beyonce's halftime…

  10. Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Joins Musical 'Fela!'

    January 03, 2013 1:10 PM EST Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is joining the latest national tour of the musical "Fela!" Producers said Thursday the singer, who starred on the UPN sitcom "Half & Half," will be onstage when the tour opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: There Are Worse Things Than a 'Grease' Episode

    November 16, 2012 10:35 AM EST Glease was the word Thursday night, with an entire episode devoted to songs from the classic musical. The music this episode is split between the general fun stuff ("Greased Lightning" the "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee") that, while they fit, only contribute bits to the…

  12. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, hosted by actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard…

  13. 'Glee' Covers 'Greased Lightning': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 01, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The cast of "Glee" will be throwing on their leather jackets and poodle skirts in a couple of weeks, when the show's "Grease"-themed episode airs Nov. 15. In anticipation of the accompanying "Glease" album, which drops on Nov. 6, Billboard has the exclusive…

  14. Neil Diamond to Receive 'Legend of Live' Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater will be the recipient of the…

  15. Michael Jackson Nephew Named Children's Co-Guardian

    August 22, 2012 8:12 PM EDT A judge appointed Michael Jackson 's nephew on Wednesday to share guardianship responsibilities for the singer's three children, but not without a last-minute effort by some relatives to delay the decision. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff named TJ Jackson as the children'…

  16. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'CALL ME MAYBE…

  17. Leonard Cohen's Ex-Manager Guilty of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving the case that featured Cohen testifying that the tone of Kelley…

  18. Peter Gabriel Takes on Rush Limbaugh

    March 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST Advertisers aren't the only ones pulling their products from The Rush Limbaugh Radio Show. In the wake of host Rush Limbaugh's attack on Georgetown student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke, musician Peter Gabriel has moved to have his music withdrawn from the controversial…

  19. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  20. Two Claimants Allegedly Faked Sugarland Stage Collapse Injuries

    December 28, 2011 8:15 PM EST While dozens were injured in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair prior to a scheduled Sugarland concert in August, two alleged victims were reportedly just looking to cash in. According to the Indianapolis Star , investigators say a pair of women who were not in attendance at the Aug.…

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