1. Watch Kendrick Lamar Channel His Inspiration in Reebok Ad For New Custom Shoe Line

    December 10, 2014 7:49 PM EST "What inspired me as a kid was really illustrating my thoughts on that sheet of paper," says Kendrick Lamar in a new Reebok ad set in the Compton rapper's hometown.  As we await new music from Lamar, the black-and-white clip shows him rapping a previously unheard verse a…

  2. Chantal Kreviazuk, Featured with Kendrick Lamar on 'SNL,' on How the Song Came to Be

    November 16, 2014 9:52 PM EST "Wow, that was surreal," the Canadian singer said on Sunday morning. Canadian singer and pianist Chantal Kreviazuk put a mighty big feather in her cap when she joined Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock on Saturday Night Live for a performance of “Pay For It,” a song she co-wrote and is…

  3. Drake Welcomes Usher, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill And Many More To Fifth Annual OVO Fest

    August 05, 2014 4:37 AM EDT Drake’s OVO Festival is like hip-hop Christmas in Toronto – you anticipate it every year but you never know what you’re gonna get. Prior years have brought surprise cameos from the likes of Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , or Diddy, Mase, Kanye West and Lil Wayne , and this year’s…

  4. Jennifer Lopez, 'A.K.A.': Track-by-Track Album Review

    June 17, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has long been a jack-of-all-trades, excelling in acting rolls, as an on-stage entertainer and in her assorted business ventures.  “A.K.A.” marks the eighth studio album for the songstress, and first with Capitol Records.  An eclectic mix of sounds ring throughout the set as she…

  5. Juno Awards 2014: Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win Early Awards

    March 30, 2014 8:44 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 awards — 35 in all — were given out at the private…

  6. Josh Groban 'Brave' Song Premiere: Exclusive

    December 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST Josh Groban , the superstar of "popera," has been flirting with more rock-like arrangements and edgier themes ever since he covered Linkin Park's "My December" in 2003 and teamed up with Rick Rubin for 2010's "Illuminations," and with his new single …

  7. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake brought along only close friends and family…

  8. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  10. Kreviazuk Retracts Lavigne Songwriting Comments

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chantal Kreviazuk, the fellow Canadian singer/songwriter who dismissed collaborator Avril Lavigne's writing skills in an interview in the June issue of Performing Songwriter magazine, has retracted he Chantal Kreviazuk, the fellow Canadian singer/songwriter who dismissed collaborator…

  11. 'Hope' And Faith

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No one's out there desperately waiting for my next album," Moore told Billboard earlier this year. "No one's out there desperately waiting for my next album," Moore told Billboard earlier this year. "I have so much fun doing film stuff, and I feel really…

  12. Mandy Moore Trading Film Work For Touring

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mandy Moore hopes her new album will turn her into a road dog this year. "I hope to go on the road this fall," Moore, who releases "Wild Hope" on June 19, tells Billboard.com. "We're already doing som Mandy Moore hopes her new album will turn her into a road dog…

  13. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly Furtado. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  15. Mandy Moore Returns With 'Organic' New Album

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films like "Saved" and "American Dreamz," Mandy Moore is finishing her first new album since 2003's "Coverage," her last for Epic. After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films…

  16. Keys, Barenaked Ladies Rock For AIDS Conference

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded lineup that includes Alicia Keys and the Barenaked Ladies will kick off the opening ceremonies for next month's International AIDS Conference in Toronto. A star-studded lineup that includes Alicia Keys and the Barenaked Ladies will kick off the opening ceremonies for next…

  17. Mandy Moore Signs With The Firm's New Label

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Army Of Anyone are the first signings to a record label being launched by powerhouse Los Angeles-based management company The Firm. The label's releases will be Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Army Of Anyone are the first signings to a…

  18. Ask Billboard

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Mandy Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Rihanna and artists who just keep pumping out records. MISSING MANDY LIKE CANDY Hey Keith, I really enjoy your column and I was wondering if you could tell me what's going on with Mandy Moore's music career? Is…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

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