1. 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…

  2. Exclusive: The Scream Tour Returns With Headliners Kid Ink & Dej Loaf

    January 27, 2015 4:00 PM EST UPDATE: While Live Nation told Billboard that Jeremih was also a headliner on the new Scream Tour, after this story was published, the singer tweeted that he is not involved. See his tweet below, and stay tuned for further updates. Kid Ink and Dej Loaf are the first headliners set for the…

  3. 10 Hot Country Artists to Watch in 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:30 AM EST From female country stars-in-waiting Mickey Guyton and Lauren Jenkins to duo Native Run, find out the country artists to watch for in 2015.  Mickey Guyton Simply put, she's at the head of the class. A series of showcases at Nashville club 3rd and Lindsley helped to spread the word…

  4. No Charges in Eric Garner's Chokehold Death: Hip-Hop Community Reacts

    December 03, 2014 3:57 PM EST Just over a week after a Ferguson grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, a Staten Island grand jury has chosen not to bring charges in the death of Eric Garner, a New York man who died after being placed in a…

  5. Ferguson Decision: Hip-Hop Community & Other Artists React

    November 24, 2014 10:17 PM EST Rihanna, Katy Perry, Killer Mike, Q-Tip, Hayley Williams, Alicia Keys and many more speak out. The death of Michael Brown has been a rallying cry in the hip-hop community since the unarmed teen was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo., by a police officer back in August. Monday night (Nov. 24)…

  6. MTV EMA 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2014 6:52 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , U2 , Alicia Keys , Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias all lit up the stage at Sunday's 2014 MTV European Music Awards , but behind the scenes it was a riotous cacophony of shocking diva tantrums, rock-star hissy fits and preening pop-star indulgence. Well,…

  7. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts along the way, from his first career single, …

  8. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. Op-Ed: Killer Mike on the…

  9. Shooting Death of Unarmed Youth, an Aspiring Musician, Triggers Looting in Missouri

    August 11, 2014 12:45 PM EDT A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city. Streets in Ferguson upended on Sunday…

  10. Fitz and The Tantrums To Headline U.S. Open Concert

    July 31, 2014 12:21 AM EDT Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Fitz and The Tantrums, whose songs include "The Walker," is scheduled to perform three songs in Arthur Ashe Stadium before the night session at…

  11. Could Games Be The New Music Video? How One Helped Move Future's 'Dope'

    April 08, 2014 6:00 PM EDT When "Move That Dope," the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its  drug-chase music video  received a warm reception on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic's real marketing coup was  a retro-styled Internet video game  that put players behind the…

  12. Kate Bush Announces First String Of Live Dates Since 1979

    March 21, 2014 5:55 AM EDT Kate Bush will make a rare return to the stage later this year for a series of live shows in London. The enigmatic and uniquely British singer has announced she’ll play 15 dates at the Hammersmith Apollo under the banner “Before the Dawn”. The residency will begin Aug. 26 and run through to…

  13. Diane Warren, David Foster, Sia Among Collaborator’s for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Strictly Ballroom' Musical

    February 28, 2014 4:03 AM EST Director Baz Luhrmann and co-writer Craig Pearce have announced the team of composers contributing songs to their upcoming stage venture, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Famers and multiple Oscar nominees Diane Warren and David Foster have penned tunes for…

  14. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  15. Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual  Power 100 Issue  with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to see their ranking.   A sizeable portion of…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  17. David Allan Coe Injured in Florida Crash

    March 20, 2013 10:07 AM EDT Police in north Florida cited country music singer David Allan Coe for running a red light before being struck by a tractor-trailer near downtown Ocala. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the crash occurred early Tuesday. A message on his website says 73-year-old Coe is "recuperating from…

  18. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Not a Human Being II' Track List Released: Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz & More

    March 04, 2013 8:24 PM EST Juicy J, Big Sean, Drake and many more will appear on the feature-heavy set. This past weekend brought the release of Lil Wayne’s ”I Am Not A Human Being II” track list. The soon-to-be tenth studio album from Weezy features 11 other artists, or as the rapper puts it, his friends. “I’m usually…

  19. Tiesto Spins Fashion Line With Guess

    February 08, 2013 6:42 AM EST Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Where to go when you’re one of the world’s highest-profile DJs? Pull away from relentless touring and delve deeper into fashion, perhaps? That’s precisely the route Tiesto is taking in 2013. The superstar Dutch DJ is re-upping his partnership…

  20. Lil Wayne: 'I Am Not A Human Being II' Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 5:50 PM EST Lil Wayne Title: "I Am Not A Human Being II" | Release Date: February 19, 2013 Lil Wayne rocked the charts with 2011’s “Tha Carter IV,” one of the few releases to sell nearly a million copies in a week . But the Young Money chief has been relatively quiet on the retail tip since…

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