1. Megan & Liz Leave Management/Label, Premiere New 'Simple Life' Single: Exclusive

    April 23, 2014 12:34 PM EDT With a new EP coming, the sister duo discusses their future away from their longtime label. Twin-sister pop duo Megan & Liz will return later this year with the new EP "Simple Life," their first piece of new material away from Collective Sounds, the label arm of management group…

  2. MTV VMAs to Be Held at L.A.'s The Forum in 2014

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT The August spectacle will be the first major awards show at the newly-revamped venue. MTV announced on Wednesday that the 2014 Video Music Awards will be held at the Forum on Aug. 24. The move not only marks the moonman ceremony's return to the West Coast, but also makes it the first…

  3. Lily Allen Name-Checks Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Lorde On 'Sheezus': Watch Music Video

    April 23, 2014 10:46 AM EDT "Give me that crown, bitch/I wanna be Sheezus," declares the "Hard Out Here" singer on her album's title track. Our eyebrows shot up when we first heard the title track to Lily Allen's upcoming "Sheezus" album last month, and now, the bait of the…

  4. Justin Bieber Apologizes for Trip to Japan War Shrine

    April 23, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Justin Bieber Seeks Delay In Fla. DUI Trial Justin Bieber's Deportation Petition Receives No Comment from White House…

  5. Latin Conference: RCA's Tom Corson 'Can't Imagine' the World Cup Without Music

    April 23, 2014 10:37 AM EDT An estimated 6 billion people will watch soccer star Leo Messi get his shots on goal come June, but less than two months from the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull's official Cup song, “We Are One (Ole Ola)," has already found the back of the net. Starting…

  6. Kaskade Pairs Running With Dance Music for Spark Run Race Series (Exclusive)

    April 23, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Kaskade's fans are used to breaking a sweat to his music, but not quite like this. The American dance music star tells Billboard that he will be producing a series of 5K nighttime running and walking events in at least five cities this summer. Called “The Spark Run,” each race will…

  7. 'Glee' Recap: 'Opening Night' Tells Us To Never Ever Read The Comments

    April 23, 2014 5:54 AM EDT Meta might as well be "Glee’s" middle name, as the series is no stranger to commenting on itself frequently and somewhat ferociously. Last week, the gang was even watching the credits for a "Glee" episode in the loft, joking about how Season 7 is when the series gets good,…

  8. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Faulkner Debut 'NY Anthem' on ESPN's 'Draft Academy'

    April 23, 2014 5:12 AM EDT Every NFL draft hopeful needs a solid theme tune, and who better to perform it than RZA from Wu-Tang Clan and rock band Faulkner? The mastermind producer teamed up with the California alt-rock quartet to create the new collaboration single "NY Anthem," which debuted on ESPN's …

  9. How K-Pop Got on the UK's BBC Radio 1 (Something Other Than Psy, That Is)

    April 22, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Korean superstars G-Dragon and Shinwa were broadcasted on mainstream British radio thanks to a 22-year-old K-pop fan from the countryside A few weeks back, British radio listeners very well may have double checked their radio dials when they heard Korean music playing on their airwaves. The…

  10. Akdong Musician Rules K-Pop Hot 100 With Debut Album 'Play'

    April 22, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring HIGH4, IU, Apink, Jay Park, BTS, 4Minute, PSY and more Like America has seen so many times via "American Idol," winning a TV singing competition can lead into a massively successful debut album. Brother-sister…

  11. Latin Conference: Juanes on Connecting With Fans, Starts Every Day With 'Breakfast and Twitter'

    April 22, 2014 7:58 PM EDT There is no doubt that the music industry has changed, shifting much of its focus on digital and social media. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage And there is no question that one of the stars who has best adapted to that new environment is Colombian rocker Juanes, who has more than 9…

  12. 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…

  13. Lykke Li's Wounded New Album: 'I Only Thought I Knew What Heartbreak Was Until This Record'

    April 22, 2014 4:35 PM EDT The Swedish pop singer explains why "I Never Learn" is about "walking away and fucking up." Lykke Li had to buy a bed when she was writing her devastating new album, "I Never Learn," in Los Angeles, and the purchase gave her crippling anxiety. She knew that she…

  14. Latin Conference: Studio Heads Behind 'Instructions Not Included' Want Everyone's Eyes

    April 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Music has the power to transform films -- that becomes especially true when the film is considered a Latino movie. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage Or at least that's what the heads of Pantelion Films attest. Pantelion is the first major Hispanic Hollywood studio that aims to…

  15. Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Frankie Knuckles In Letter to Late DJ's Family

    April 22, 2014 2:41 PM EDT Obama praised Knuckles for being a "trailblazer in his field" and helping "open minds and bring people together." Three weeks following the death of Frankie Knuckles , a letter has surfaced from President Barack Obama that pays tribute to the late Chicago DJ/producer and…

  16. The Beef: RZA & Raekwon Bicker Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    April 22, 2014 2:35 PM EDT In the past month, RZA and Raekwon have expressed their frustration against one another and on the Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming release, "A Better Tomorrow." The album is the group's first release since their 2007 "8 Diagrams," and will accompany the one copy of the…

  17. Justin Bieber Seeks Delay In Fla. DUI Trial

    April 22, 2014 1:33 PM EDT The singer's lawyers filed a motion Monday saying they need more time to prepare their case. Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.…

  18. Aloe Blacc: 4 Steps To His Success

    April 22, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Aloe Blacc's "Lift Your Sprit" debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in March after his vocal turn on Avicii's 2013 hit "Wake Me Up"  and his own new single "The Man" turned up the buzz. Now that he's also been a mentor on "The Voice" and…

  19. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by…

  20. Portugal. The Man Releases 'Endangered' Earth Day Song

    April 22, 2014 9:40 AM EDT The topic of endangered tigers is a complicated one to build an indie-pop song around. But psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man was up for the challenge, and have teamed with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institute and ad agency DDB for “Sumatran Tiger,” a…

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