1. Nirvana Photographer Charles Peterson Reflects On Kurt Cobain's Life & Legacy: Q&A

    April 03, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Born and raised in Washington State, Charles Peterson and his camera were there as the Seattle music scene coalesced in the '80s. Sub Pop's defacto photographer and a master of the black-and-white live shot, Peterson would come to famously photograph Kurt Cobain and Nirvana…

  2. AmEx Taps Maroon 5 for Live-Streamed Concert, Teams With iTunes Radio

    April 02, 2014 12:01 AM EDT American Express is deepening its ties to music with a pair of new initiatives, an intimate concert with Maroon 5 and a partnership with Apple’s iTunes Radio. The Maroon 5 event will be a live-streamed concert on June 20 as part of AmEx’s Epic EveryDay GetAway, a three-day event in New York…

  3. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, "White People Party Music" (April 1…

  4. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  5. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  6. 'America's Next Top Model' Nabs K-Pop Groups 2NE1 and BTOB for Upcoming Season

    March 26, 2014 8:25 PM EDT The news follows 2NE1 appearing on an episode of "The Bachelor" in January K-pop stars are getting ready for their close-up -- with Tyra Banks. girl group 2NE1 and boy band BTOB reportedly slated to appear on the supermodel's long-running "America's Next Top Model…

  7. Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Crosses 1 Million Copies Sold

    March 26, 2014 5:33 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's major label debut album "Born To Die" has sold its 1 millionth copy in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, released by Polydor/Interscope Records on Jan. 31, 2012, sold another 5,000 copies in the week ending March 23. That brings its…

  8. 'Phantom Of The Opera' Musical Welcomes First Black Lead

    March 21, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way. Producers said Thursday the Tony Award nominee, who brought his deep and…

  9. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the list. After reaching worldwide audiences as…

  10. 'I Luh Ya Papi' Pushes Jennifer Lopez to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    March 20, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez jumps 19-7 on the Social 50  chart thanks to her beefcake-filled new video for "I Luh Ya Papi." The fleshy clip made its VEVO debut on March 13. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and…

  11. Lady Gaga Taps K-Pop Act Crayon Pop to Open Summer Tour Dates

    March 20, 2014 2:08 PM EDT K-pop sensation Crayon Pop, the colorful quintet who scored a viral hit last year with the infectious, dance craze-creating single "Bar Bar Bar," have been announced as one of the openers on Lady Gaga's upcoming "Artpop" tour. An "excited" Gaga said Thursday…

  12. Andrea Bocelli to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT Prolific singer/songwriter and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards show will also feature a special performance by the Bocelli during the live Telemundo broadcast on April 24, 7…

  13. Red Bull Guest House in Miami Announces Lineup: Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder and More

    March 19, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Artists have been revealed for Red Bull’s second installment of its Miami Beach hotel takeover during the weekend of Ultra Music Festival, March 27-30. As previously announced , labels like Skrillex’s OWSLA and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus Records have been tapped to curate a slate of artists for…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Tapped for Billboard Latin Music Conference Superstar Q&A

    March 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Multi-platinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias will appear during a Billboard Superstar Q&A during the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.  Presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi, Iglesias will be interviewed by Leila Cobo, Billboard's…

  15. Ryan Tedder Can't Stop: Working With U2, Elton John (and Everyone Else) While OneRepublic Enjoys Career Highs: Cover Story

    March 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer Ryan Tedder is well over an hour into a high-voltage…

  16. Astrella, Donovan's Daughter, Talks Bringing Luxury Music Tees To Bloomingdale's

    March 14, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Astrella, the fashion designer and daughter of psych-pop legend Donovan, will be bringing her line of luxury music t-shirts to Bloomingdale's next month, with the tees featuring classic album covers and coming equipped with a scannable barcode that allows the buyer to download the…

  17. K.D. Lang On Her Broadway Debut: It’s a ‘Dream Come True’

    March 13, 2014 12:16 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter k.d. lang says making her Broadway debut was "a dream come true" and its effects on her music will be "profound." Lang took over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a musical celebrating…

  18. No U2 Album, Tour Until 2015 (Exclusive)

    March 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST Fresh off the Oscars, the band quietly delays its fall tour and album, while inviting Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth into the studio The media blitz U2 has enjoyed during the first two months of 2014 has been virtually unrivaled - unless you're maybe Pharrell Williams and his…

  19. Beyonce Doubles Up in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    March 06, 2014 7:24 PM EST "Partition" hits No. 9, joining "Drunk in Love" (No. 4) in the top 10 In its 10th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Beyonce’s “Partition” catapults 29-9 to join her Jay Z-assisted “Drunk in Love” (No. 4) in the top 10. The last time a female artist had two songs in the…

  20. Wale Debuts 'Game of Thrones' Song; 'Catch the Throne' Mixtape Tracklist Revealed (Exclusive)

    March 06, 2014 10:06 AM EST "Game Of Thrones"’ third season solidified the fantasy drama status as HBO's second most-watched series of all time (next to "The Sopranos"). But to draw even more viewers in time for the April 6 premiere of the show’s fourth season, HBO has tapped 10 rappers for…

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