1. ESPYs Host Drake Lights Up Global Twitter Streams Causing More Than 1.1 Million Tweets

    July 18, 2014 1:50 PM EDT On Wednesday (July 16), the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (or ESPYs) on ESPN lit up Twitter feeds around the globe, with more than 1.1 million tweets sent during the show. The show was hosted by Drake – Toronto Raptors global ambassador and recording artist – whose parody…

  2. The Five Best Drake Moments At The ESPY Awards

    July 16, 2014 11:45 PM EDT From a Chris Brown cameo to a 'Frozen' cover, here are Drake's five best moments as host of the 2014 ESPY Awards Normal 0 0 1 106 607 5 1 745 11.1539 0 0 0 Started from the bottom and now Drake’s hosting the ESPYs.  Drake put his considerable charisma on display Wednesday…

  3. Cookies, 'Music For Touching' Song Premiere: Hear Mobius Band's Ben Sterling's New Project

    July 09, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Cookies, the inscrutable new project from Mobius Band co-founder Ben Sterling, has a captivating debut track with "Music For Touching," the title track from its upcoming debut album. Take a listen to Cookies' "Music For Touching," premiering exclusively on Billboard…

  4. Disclosure on Songwriting & More: 'We Thought 'Latch' Was Too Weird for the Radio' (Cover Story)

    June 30, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Not long ago, brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence were home in England, mixing demos of original songs filled with love and longing. Then came their top 20 hit, "Latch," with Sam Smith, and a different EDM sound. It has been a couple of years since Disclosure's Howard and Guy…

  5. Dave Chappelle & The Roots Hit NYC's Radio City Music Hall: Highlights of the Comedy Rap Show

    June 25, 2014 1:45 PM EDT The minute Dave Chappelle walked out on stage at Radio City Music Hall, the sold-out audience smiled, cheered loudly, and laughed. These are the reactions to feelings we have when we’re reunited with a long lost friend, and to many, that is who Chappelle is to us: A friend we have missed…

  6. Dave Chappelle & Nas Hit NYC's Radio City Music Hall: Highlights of the Comedy Rap Show

    June 24, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Dave Chappelle's hiatus has been evidently too long. So, him currently taking on a week-long stint at New York City's Radio City Music Hall — as a headliner for a series of stand-up sets and as an opener for a host of top-tier musicians — is a huge deal. Last night (June 24), the…

  7. Justin Bieber Baptized In NYC Bathtub Amid Racist Jokes Controversy (Report)

    June 08, 2014 3:23 PM EDT Justin Bieber was recently baptized in a New York City bathtub amid the controversy surrounding two leaked videos that show the pop star using the N-word as a teenager. Usher Breaks His Silence on Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Comments to Donald…

  8. Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Comments to Donald Sterling: Video

    June 06, 2014 12:53 PM EDT Recently, the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Birdman and Floyd Mayweather have come to defense of Justin Bieber, following the leaking of racist videos from the singer's younger days. But Lupe Fiasco isn't so sure.   In a recent interview with MTV, the rapper compared Bieber'…

  9. Jimmy Iovine Part of Group Bidding For L.A. Clippers (Report)

    May 29, 2014 6:46 PM EDT The Beats by Dre founder, who cashed out for a cool $3 billion yesterday, is already putting that windfall to work, according to ESPN.com, which cites him as part of a group bidding for the L.A. Clippers along with Guggenheim Partner principals, co-founder Mark Walter and president Todd…

  10. Carlos Santana: Saving the World One Note At A Time

    May 23, 2014 4:04 AM EDT Try to speak with Carlos Santana about his new album and he'll want to talk about another topic: changing the world. The veteran musician says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young black and Latino men in the wake of Trayvon Martin's…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: Billboard Music Awards Recap!

    May 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Listen to our special BBMAs wrap-up, with interview snippets with Nicki Minaj, 5 Seconds of Summer, Carrie Underwood & more. Welcome to a special Billboard Music Awards episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the…

  12. The 10 Best & 'WTF?!?' Moments of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:29 PM EDT So, yeah, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards happened last night (May 18). And the show was eventful, to say the least—full of moments that made the audience applaud, clamor and maybe even upset. The 10 Best GIFs of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and More…

  13. Brad Paisley's New Album Has a Name: 'Moonshine In the Trunk' (Exclusive)

    May 14, 2014 5:44 PM EDT Still smarting from the controversy around last year's "Accidental Racist," the country star talks about shaking up his sound on album number ten (due Aug. 26). "The rulebook's gone, or was there ever one?" Brad Paisley still doesn't have a name for his…

  14. K Camp Rides Online Meme Up The Charts

    May 13, 2014 1:05 PM EDT 'I don't follow rules,' asserts the Atlanta rapper, who's scaling R&B/hip-hop charts with 'Cut Her Off' "I've made hits before, but it never seemed like it was my turn yet. Now it is — and about time." So says 24-year-old Atlanta rapper K Camp,…

  15. Chevelle Announces Summer Tour (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Chevelle is in the midst of an extended break from touring, partly to give drummer Sam Loeffler some family time with his wife and their new son, who was born last week. But the road cases won't be packed for long. The suburban Chicago-based trio, continuing to promote its seventh album,…

  16. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Walk Floyd Mayweather to the Boxing Ring In Las Vegas

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT How does undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather prepare for a fight these days? By palling around with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne just minutes before stepping into the ring, apparently. ♛ pic.twitter.com/H7YJwOzb2z — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 4, 2014 Moments before squaring off…

  17. Tank Won't Sing Anthem at Clippers Game

    April 28, 2014 3:42 PM EDT R&B singer Tank won't be performing the national anthem at Tuesday's Clippers game in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter tells TMZ and other outlets that he's taking action in response to racially charged comments believed to have been made by the team's owner, Donald…

  18. Village People to Ban Clippers Use of 'YMCA' (Report)

    April 27, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Amidst Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s recent controversy sparked by minutes-worth of racist remarks allegedly made over a phone call with his girlfriend, Victor Willis of The Village People is saying he will ban the use of his hit song "Y.M.C.A." during Clippers games.…

  19. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Bashed by Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Game

    April 27, 2014 11:28 AM EDT The hip-hop community is lashing out at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was identified on audio recording by TMZ as telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to basketball games. Donald sterling is the definition of racism .... He could b your judge.... Your doctor..…

  20. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

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