1. Holy Ship Highlights: Skrillex Joins Surprise Guest Kaskade, Destructo's Sunrise Sermon & More

    March 03, 2015 6:39 PM EST Fans who attended Holy Ship's second sailing (Feb. 18-20) could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  While the  January sailing  sported mostly first-time bookings drawn from the U.K. deep house and West Coast bass scenes, February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar…

  2. Meet Lizzo, the Body-Positive Rapper Opening for Sleater-Kinney

    March 02, 2015 5:49 PM EST She's worked with Prince, gotten props from André 3000, and proudly calls herself a big girl in a small world. "I always say that there's this magnet for weird people." That's how 26-year-old rapper Lizzo describes Minneapolis, the adopted city that helped propel her…

  3. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato & More Weigh In on #TheDress

    February 27, 2015 10:21 AM EST Since yesterday, it's a question that's divided friends, families and strangers on the street. What color is the dress in this photo? Buzzfeed , which popularized the image, has an ongoing poll of gold and white versus blue and black, but other options are cropping up…

  4. Samuel L. Jackson Channels Russell Simmons and More Insider Scoop

    February 17, 2015 12:00 PM EST Russell Simmons Does Samuel L. Jackson Doing Russell Simmons Def Jam co-founder  Russell Simmons  has been hearing for weeks that  Samuel L. Jackson  channeled him to portray the lisping, baseball hat-and-Adidas-wearing villain Valentine in  Kingsman: The Secret Service . And after seeing the…

  5. Exclusive: Ron Fair Named Executive Music Director of Genius Brands

    February 17, 2015 12:00 PM EST Veteran music executive Ron Fair has been tapped to be the executive music director of Genius Brands International, Inc. (GBI), a global content and brand management company focused on the children's market, according to an announcement made today by GBI CEO Andy Heyward . Fair will…

  6. Executive Turntable: Airgo Expands, Rdio Partners With AEG, Of Monsters and Men & Manager Join Mick

    February 16, 2015 9:49 PM EST -- Airgo Music has expanded into a multi-service music company Airgo Entertainment , led by Jimmy Greco (CEO), Bill Porricelli (executive VP and general manager), Russ DeSalvo (director, production and A&R) and Doreen D'Agostino (VP, publicity).  -- British indie label Cooking Vinyl…

  7. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years

    February 14, 2015 3:19 PM EST Saturday (Feb. 14) marks Valentine's Day, where people celebrate the connections they make with our significant others. With that in mind, we thought we'd go back in the 615 Archives and pick out a few love songs that have stood the test of time. In making the selections for this…

  8. Prince Performs Valentine's Day Concert For Star-Studded Crowd

    February 14, 2015 1:02 PM EST Prince woke up early Saturday (Feb. 14) to share some love and hits on Valentine's Day to a crowd that included Michael Jordan, Beyonce , Jay Z and Chris Rock . The pop icon performed an early morning concert to a star-studded audience: Questlove, Rosario Dawson, Nas and Queen Latifah ,…

  9. Florida Georgia Line Not Paid, Then Sued for 'Defamation' By Country Explosion Fest

    February 09, 2015 5:32 PM EST Amid the country music festival gold rush, the ongoing legal tussle around Florida Georgia Line at last summer's Country Explosion in Tooele, Utah, serves as a reminder that potential pitfalls exist as new players enter the marketplace and talent budgets hit unprecedented levels.  …

  10. Big Sean on 'Supercool' Girlfriend Ariana Grande, Working With Kanye and His Personal Heartbreak

    February 06, 2015 11:36 AM EST Here's a list of things that Big Sean admittedly gives an "F" about: his family; his girlfriend, pop star Ariana Grande ; his business; his charitable foundation; "how people feel"; Dragon Ball Z; professionalism; video games; all the Batman movies; the "good as…

  11. Indie Label Cooking Vinyl Launches Music Management Arm

    February 06, 2015 8:53 AM EST British independent label Cooking Vinyl has partnered with John Black to launch a standalone management arm called Black Gold Music Management. The new London-based enterprise will be headed by John Black and will operate independently from Cooking Vinyl, but will be able to utilise the label…

  12. Papa Roach Debuts on Billboard 200, Top Rock Albums

    February 05, 2015 5:19 PM EST Papa Roach 's eighth studio album, F.E.A.R. , debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 24,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. It's the hard rock band's highest rank since 2009's Metamorphosis started at No. 3 with 44,000 sold. The new set also marks…

  13. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  14. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  15. Katy Perry Shines During Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show: Watch

    February 01, 2015 8:25 PM EST A Missy Elliott medley, a male-female duet on "I Kissed a Girl" and a pyrotechnic finale: Katy's Super Bowl performance had it all. Katy Perry 's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLIX, hyped for months and anticipated by millions, did not disappoint. Taking…

  16. Watch Rihanna, Kanye West Headline DirecTV Pre-Super Bowl Concert

    February 01, 2015 10:30 AM EST Rumors spread quickly throughout Phoenix that Rihanna would have several special guests joining her headlining set at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night concert -- including her two "FourFive Seconds" collaborators Kanye West and Paul McCartney , as well as longtime mentor…

  17. Billboard Cover: Behind the Scenes With Katy Perry as She Rehearses for the Super Bowl -- 'The Biggest Event of My Career'

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Backstage at the top-secret rehearsals for the biggest gig in American showbiz, in a large, stuffy room marked "Wardrobe," a dozen or so half-naked female dancers wriggle into candy-colored, body-hugging costumes and pull on matching socks and sneakers. At the center…

  18. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  19. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  20. Cuban Reggaetón Singer Who Fled U.S. Flaunts Bling, Gets Arrested in Havana

    January 26, 2015 10:56 AM EST Gilbert Man is wanted for credit card fraud in Florida -- could the artist's arrest signal a new era of cooperative law enforcement with Cuba? Gilberto Martinez Suarez , a Cuban reggaetón singer who calls himself Gilbert Man , posted on his Facebook page that he was "Doing…

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