1. Watch Zedd and Aloe Blacc's Classy, Brassy Version of 'Candyman' on 'GMA'

    March 30, 2016 1:45 AM EDT Diplo might not be a fan , but Zedd and Aloe Blacc’s update of “Candyman” enjoyed a date with the mainstream when the pair shared a classy, brassy rendition of the track for Good Morning America .  Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover Zedd …

  2. 11 DJ Twitter Beefs That Rocked Dance Music

    March 23, 2016 1:27 PM EDT Guess how many involve deadmau5? In the dance music world, nothing beats a good drop, but a good diss comes pretty damn close. When DJs fight, it brings the rest of the rave world together. No matter if we camp out at main stage or wouldn't be caught dead in kandi, a good Twitter beef…

  3. Diplo Calls Zedd a Flume Rip-Off Over M&Ms Song: 'Don't be Such a Pompous Cornball Loser'

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM EDT Zedd and Aloe Blacc recently teamed for an assumedly M&M-sponsored remake of the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory classic "The Candyman" to celebrate the candy's 75-year anniversary (see it below). It's a strange piece of branding that would have been largely…

  4. Zedd on 2016 Plans: 'I'm Not Going to Release a New Album This Year'

    March 16, 2016 2:25 PM EDT turned out to be a monumental year for Zedd . The DJ/producer dropped his sophomore album, True Colors , recruiting top talents such as  Selena Gomez , Troye Sivan , Echosmith and more. Watch Zedd's 'Papercut' Video Featuring an Animated Troye Sivan "When you release…

  5. Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover

    March 10, 2016 8:05 PM EST The DJ & singer recall Sammy Davis, Jr. (and Willy Wonka). Plus, Zhu debuts, Coldplay tops Dance Club Songs & more. Zedd and Aloe Blacc bow on Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 19) at No. 14 with "Candyman," which starts with 15,000 downloads…

  6. Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays to Return in November

    October 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash Up Mondays are back on the menu this November. And he’s got some unlikely musical ingredients in the mix.  First up: the late night talk-show host will combine country music star Brad Paisley and '90s R&B outfit Color Me Badd for a one-time-only performance on…

  7. Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc & More Celebrate Bill Withers' Legacy at Carnegie Hall Tribute

    October 02, 2015 3:16 PM EDT The idea of the tribute concert is one that sounds practically infallible: celebrate the career of some music legend or another by gathering some of their successful artistic progeny to perform the songs that made them legendary in the first place. In practice, though, it’s trickier to pull…

  8. Florida Georgia Line Talks New Music & Dream Collaborator Rihanna

    July 27, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Florida Georgia Line has been "writing like crazy" for its third album -- including with unlikely collaborators such as Nelly and Aloe Blacc . And the group will take things even further afield if it gets a chance.  Billboard's First-Ever Nashville Top 50 Power Players List…

  9. James Franco Wants the L.A. Psych-Rockers Allah-Las for His New Film Plus More Insider Scoop

    June 22, 2015 3:55 PM EDT James Franco Aiming to Team Up With Allah-Las James Franco  has asked Los Angeles psych-rockers  The Allah-Las   to do the music for the film  The Long Home . Franco will direct and appear in the movie, about a young contractor hired to build a honky-tonk by a malevolent con who arrives in…

  10. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's First Post-Baby Appearance and More Surprises in…

  11. Bill Withers Talks 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Kardashian Family & More at ASCAP Expo

    May 02, 2015 12:07 PM EDT The sound bites flew fast and furious during ASCAP Expo's rollicking "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)" master class session featuring Bill Withers on Friday (May 1). The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree kept interviewer and fellow singer/songwriter Aloe…

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants' chairs turning from red to green if…

  13. ASCAP Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Initial 2015 Lineup

    February 27, 2015 10:37 PM EST The ASCAP Expo celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with the 2015 edition scheduled to be held April 30 through May 2 at Los Angeles' Loews Hollywood Hotel. Among the hitmakers to gather for the annual confab dedicated to "the craft and business of songwriting, composing and…

  14. Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Aloe Blacc & Pentatonix: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 36

    February 10, 2015 1:25 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. We've got a special episode…

  15. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; celebrating a different theme each year,…

  16. Watch Aloe Blacc Discuss 'Wake Me Up' Success, His Thoughts on Social Media & More at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:34 PM EST Still riding high off the success of his vocal feature on Avicii 's "Wake Me Up," singer Aloe Blacc chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about what's coming up next, performing with Lady Antebellum , and his thoughts on social media and music streaming. Click Here for…

  17. Rita Ora, Darius Rucker Perform at President Obama's 'Christmas in Washington' Concert

    December 14, 2014 10:26 PM EST The Obamas celebrated the holiday season Sunday with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker . President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for…

  18. Sam Smith, Bleachers, Tove Lo Set for VH1 'You Oughta Know Live In Concert' Event

    October 08, 2014 9:00 AM EDT VH1 will bring its entire 2014 class of You Oughta Know artists together for a single live event Nov. 13 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The second annual You Oughta Know Live in Concert will feature A Great Big World , Aloe Blacc , American Authors , Bleachers , CHVRCHES ,…

  19. Blondie, Pharrell Williams Honored at Sarcastic, Self-Aware Clio Awards

    October 02, 2014 11:21 PM EDT We're here to celebrate you -- you should be a little more f---ing excited!" said Whoopi Goldberg to a less-than-enthused crowd while kicking off the 55th annual Clio Awards, held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night.  "It's kind of like being…

  20. Exclusive: Aloe Blacc, Foster The People Lead Lineup For 'Culinary Beats' Season 2

    September 05, 2014 1:46 PM EDT Aloe Blacc , Alex & Sierra , Magic Man , Ella Henderson , Walk Off The Earth and Foster The People are indulging their kitchen ambitions as the stars of Culinary Beats , a six-part web series that returns for its second season toady (Sept. 5) on Yahoo! Screen and Citibank’s YouTube…

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