1. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed Lou Reed. Smith remembers first learning…

  2. Cashius Green, 'Right Now': Exclusive Album Stream

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Cashius Green continues to prove he's an artist to watch. Months after the release of his "Pisces" EP, the rapper comes with an addictive release titled " Right Now ." The five-song effort, "Right Now," to debut tomorrow (Oct. 15), features Cashius Green…

  3. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  4. JoJo Plays NYC, Talks 'Anything' Remix With Casey Veggies

    August 27, 2013 5:49 PM EDT JoJo couldn't even remember the last time she played New York City prior to her performance Monday (Aug. 26) as the latest artist to be a part of The Fader and vitaminwater's #Uncapped summer concert series. "I'm fuckin' pumped!" the 22-year-old singer enthused…

  5. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a…

  6. Cashius Green, Fat Trel, 'Never Go Broke (Remix)': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 06, 2013 2:02 PM EST Download Cashius Green's remix to "Never Go Broke," featuring Fat Trel. Cashius Green's buzz is brewing. The West Coast rapper recently signed to Sylvia Rhone's joint venture with Epic Records, Vested in Culture, and is set to debut his EP, "Pisces" on…

  7. Rhye Stays Mysterious on 'Woman,' Preps Spring Tour

    February 26, 2013 3:15 PM EST Pop duo has shied away from the spotlight before the March release of their debut LP. "Woman," the debut album from L.A.-based dream-pop duo Rhye (due March 5 via Loma Vista/Republic Records), consists of lush ballads arranged for piano, violin and synths, with Sade-inspired…

  8. Remembering Whitney Houston: Dave Grohl, Miguel and More Laud 'Amazing' Voice

    February 10, 2013 1:41 PM EST The red carpet was buzzing with artists and executives at the Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala which celebrated the nominees, remembered Whitney Houston and honored Antonio "L.A." Reid. Those who walked the red carpet shared their fondest memories of Houston who died Feb. 11 of…

  9. Essence to Spotlight Solange Knowles, Lianne La Havas During Grammy Week

    January 10, 2013 2:54 PM EST Rising singer/songwriters Lianne La Havas and Solange Knowles will be this year's featured artists at Essence Black Women in Music. The fourth annual, invitation-only Grammy Week event will take place on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles with Grammy Award winner Kelly Rowland and Essence editor-at…

  10. Bobby Bare Album Launches Plowboy Records

    November 05, 2012 11:55 PM EST Just as his music as been very diverse over the years, Bobby Bare's fan base is equally wide-spread, says the legendary stylist. "I have a wide range of fans," he tells Billboard. "I was working in New York at a club one night, and came into my dressing room, and there sat…

  11. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Sample A-ha's 'Take On Me': Hear Song Snippet

    October 23, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Pitbull has teamed up with Christina Aguilera to interpolate a pop classic on "Feel This Moment," a new song from the singer's upcoming studio set "Global Warming." A 97-second snippet of the track, which snatches the instantly recognizable synth riff from a-ha '…

  12. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night behind them Saturday (Sept. 1) to close out…

  13. Joss Stone's 'Power to the People': Exclusive First Listen

    June 12, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Revealed: Tracklist for 'The Soul Sessions Volume 2,' Out July 31 Joss Stone will return with "The Soul Sessions Volume 2," marking a decade since the singer made her 2003 debut with the first volume. The sequel will land July 31 on S-Curve Records and Stone's own…

  14. Track Review: Fiona Apple, 'Every Single Night'

    April 30, 2012 8:30 AM EDT FIONA APPLE "Every Single Night" (3:33) Producers: Fiona Apple, Charley Drayton Writer: F. Apple Publisher: FHW Music (ASCAP) Clean Slate/Epic Records One thing can be said for the elusive Fiona Apple: She lets the voices in her head speak, even if the words that come out don't…

  15. Track Review: Fiona Apple, 'Every Single Night'

    April 30, 2012 8:30 AM EDT FIONA APPLE "Every Single Night" (3:33) Producers: Fiona Apple, Charley Drayton Writer: F. Apple Publisher: FHW Music (ASCAP) Clean Slate/Epic Records One thing can be said for the elusive Fiona Apple: She lets the voices in her head speak, even if the words that come out don't…

  16. Pitbull Going 'Back In Time' with 'Men in Black 3' Theme Song

    March 22, 2012 12:35 PM EDT After handling the theme songs for the first two "Men in Black" movies, Will Smith has deferred to superstar rapper Pitbull to provide the theme for the forthcoming third installment of the sci-fi franchise. "Back In Time" will be released to radio and as a digital single…

  17. Kelly Rowland Heads to Paris for 'Keep It Between Us': Watch

    January 25, 2012 6:14 PM EST "Just a plain old girl/I don't need nothing," Kelly Rowland sings in "Keep It Between Us," but that's easy to sing from below the Eiffel Tower. The singer's video for new ballad "Keep It Between Us" finds her exploring Paris and examining photos of…

  18. Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 9:25 PM EST Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to the venerable label and take on a creative role at Motown as senior VP of A&R.…

  19. Kelly Rowland To Be Honored at 2012 Black Women In Music Event

    January 09, 2012 9:40 AM EST Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve , the Feb. 8 invitation-only event in Los Angeles will also…

  20. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs, Reader Responses

    November 26, 2011 11:15 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. UNCOVERING…

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