1. Elton John Posts First Instagram Just in Time for Wedding

    December 20, 2014 4:47 PM EST Fans are cordially invited to Elton John 's wedding. Well, actually, they can attend his upcoming nuptials to David Furnish by following his newly-launched Instagram account. The singer posted his first snapshot to his Instagram account (under the handle EltonJohn) on Friday (Dec.…

  2. Kendrick Lamar Debuts Untitled Song on 'Colbert Report': Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:05 AM EST Kendrick Lamar has dished the world premiere of an untitled song on The Colbert Report .   The rapper (and writer) debuted a meditative, jazz-flecked new work Tuesday night, though the name of the piece remains a mystery. Expect the song to appear on Lamar’s next full-length album, which is…

  3. Watch Kendrick Lamar Channel His Inspiration in Reebok Ad For New Custom Shoe Line

    December 10, 2014 7:49 PM EST "What inspired me as a kid was really illustrating my thoughts on that sheet of paper," says Kendrick Lamar in a new Reebok ad set in the Compton rapper's hometown.  As we await new music from Lamar, the black-and-white clip shows him rapping a previously unheard verse a…

  4. Kenny Chesney to Perform & Receive Groundbreaker Award at American Country Countdown Awards

    December 10, 2014 12:10 PM EST Kenny Chesney has dominated the country charts and filled arenas across the country for two decades now, so it's no wonder that he was chosen to receive the Groundbreaker Award at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards on Monday. Luke Bryan Leads Nominees for 2014 American…

  5. Idina Menzel & Michael Buble Top AC With 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

    December 09, 2014 7:05 AM EST Their duet becomes the format's latest holiday leader. Idina Menzel and Michael Buble's duet-slash-accurate weather report (depending on where you're reading this), "Baby It's Cold Outside," rises 2-1 on Billboard 's Adult Contemporary chart. The song…

  6. Dave Mustaine on 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'He Would Want Us to Remember Him by Celebrating and Not Mourn'

    December 08, 2014 9:03 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine…

  7. Azealia Banks Takes Aim at Iggy Azalea After Eric Garner Decision

    December 03, 2014 9:45 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, like many others around the country Azealia Banks took to Twitter to express herself and vent…

  8. Holiday 'Gif' Guide: 44 Gifts for Music Lovers

    December 01, 2014 3:30 PM EST Happy holidays! Can't figure out what to buy as gifts for the music lovers in your lives? Check out our handy guide below for some helpful tips! Apparel From head to toe (and hats to socks), clothes seem like a necessity for holiday gift-giving. But why not throw some pop in your…

  9. Throwback Thursday: Watch Teenage Britney Spears Perform at Tree Lighting Ceremony

    November 20, 2014 10:00 AM EST Allow old-school  Britney Spears   to get back on your radar. The holiday kickoff is just a week away (we see you, Thanksgiving), so for this week's Throwback Thursday we're getting into the spirit and throwing things back 15 years, to the 1999 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting…

  10. Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Are Impossibly Cool in 'Uptown Funk' Video

    November 17, 2014 12:50 PM EST If you got through last week without listening to Mark Ronson 's track with Bruno Mars , the throwback jam "Uptown Funk," you need to change that right now. It's easily one of the most joyous songs released in 2014, and now, an equally ebullient music video for…

  11. Marlisa, SIYA & Shamir: Emerging Picks of the Week

    November 17, 2014 11:17 AM EST Today Billboard is spotlighting another triple play of tracks that all debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . Be sure to give them a listen and check back each week for a new set of selections. “Stand By You,” Marlisa The winner of the sixth season of The X…

  12. Billboard Cover: Kenny Chesney on Bro-Country Songs That ‘Objectify the Hell Out Of’ Women, Reclaiming His Turf and Rattling His Fans’ Cages

    November 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST Let the younger bros sing about muddy pickups and babes in cutoffs. Country's legendary party starter returns to stadiums with a wised-up, grown-up new album and outlook. "It's about reclaiming your place in the world." Hatless, shoeless and dressed in loose-fitting…

  13. The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

    November 12, 2014 3:59 PM EST Who should replace Randy Jackson next year? The season 8 runner-up. American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season 14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned…

  14. ‘Try Me’ Rapper Dej Loaf: ‘What I’m Doing Hasn’t Been Done’

    November 10, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Detroit rappers talks 'Try Me' remixes, her upcoming 'Sell Dole' project & women in rap. This past summer, rapper Dej Loaf (real name Deja Trimble) quit her janitorial job at the Chrysler plant in her native Detroit, unsure of the future. But after she uploaded…

  15. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big

    November 05, 2014 11:40 PM EST Luke Bryan took home top honors at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), winning for Entertainer of the Year. "I've never met Garth Brooks before," the singer said of the man who presented him with the trophy. "Can I have another…

  16. CMA Awards 2014: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Joke About Post-Partum Taylor Swift Disorder, Ebola, & More in Monologue

    November 05, 2014 8:53 PM EST Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley promised early on in the show that nothing was off limits, and they certainly held up their end of that statement, joking about Taylor Swift leaving country behind, Ebola, President Obama, Renée Zellweger, and even Underwood's pregnancy during the…

  17. Happy Birthday, 'Spiceworld': It's Time to Re-Watch Some Cheesy Spice Girls Music Videos

    November 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST Hai Si Ja, hold tight! It's time to spice up your life once again! Spiceworld  the album -- not the must-see movie -- dropped 17 years ago today, on Nov. 4, 1997. The sophomore effort by the Spice Girls debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., and premiered at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums…

  18. James Otto Talks 'Somewhere Tonight,' His First Single Since 2010

    November 03, 2014 6:03 PM EST James Otto -- one of country music's most distinctive voices -- is back at radio with "Somewhere Tonight," his first single since 2010 (watch the lyric video below). The singer tells Billboard he's elated to have new music to share with his fans. "I've had the…

  19. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow's Eve. As far as events go, this was…

  20. Katy Perry Dressed Up As A Cheeto For Halloween

    October 31, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Katy Perry 's Halloween costume is a teenage dream of another sort: The pop star went to Kate Hudson 's Halloween party dressed up as a Cheeto. Specifically, a Flaming Hot Cheeto, if her custom bag and red shoes are to be believed. The singer posted a pic to Instagram of her whole…

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