1. Secret Sisters Talk BottleRock Napa Fest, New Album With T Bone Burnett

    May 09, 2013 9:50 AM EDT It promises to be a big weekend for all involved at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival , officially starting today and going through May 12. Dwight Yoakam and the Zac Brown Band will represent country music in the ecclectic lineup, while other performers will include the Black Keys, Jane&…

  2. One Direction, Katy Perry Win at Slimy Kids' Choice Awards

    March 24, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Pitbull and Christina Aguilera kicked off the silly Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday with their song "Feel This Moment" and were joined by young backup dancers resembling the smooth-headed rapper and blonde diva. At the end of their performance, Aguilera smashed a button,…

  3. Beanie Sigel Sentenced To Prison For Drug Possession

    March 07, 2013 11:37 AM EST Beanie Sigel was sentenced Wednesday (March 6) to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in a Philadelphia suburb. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet, a painkiller, The…

  4. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  5. 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week: 5 Things We Learned on Day 5

    February 12, 2013 1:33 PM EST The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. was out on the town in NYC yesterday (Feb. 11), scoping out the latest NYFW fall runway looks and taking celeb notes along the way. Mark McNairy Digs Country Music Mark McNairy is known for injecting menswear with his southern charm. The…

  6. 13 Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 27, 2013 12:21 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 13 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, a big "Voice," an up and coming rapper, and several hot bands -- are primed to do big things this year. Olly Murs 
 @ollyofficial | Pop Olly Murs auditioned for Britain'…

  7. Obama Inaugural Events: Katy Perry, Usher and 'Glee' Cast Among Performers

    January 11, 2013 7:05 AM EST President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers. Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars planning to sing at Obama's inaugural galas…

  8. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  9. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Los Angeles Lakers

    October 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Check out what Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace and Devin Ebanks are listening to in these exclusive Q&As. The 2012-2013 NBA season is finally upon us, and no team is being talked more than the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. After winning the NBA championship in 2010, the Lakers, led by…

  10. Jason Aldean Enjoys No. 1 'Ride,' Brad Paisley Debuts On Country Songs

    September 27, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Jason Aldean Covers Billboard READ STORY | BUY A COPY | SUBSCRIBE Jason Aldean collects his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart, as "Take a Little Ride" motors 3-1 in just its 10th week on the tally. The coronation marks the chart's speediest…

  11. The Beat 9/20: Dave Matthews Band Is No. 1, Jay-Z's Obama Fundrasier

    September 20, 2012 5:08 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, September 20 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. serves up the…

  12. Dwight Yoakam on Tapping Beck, Kid Rock For '3 Pears' Album

    September 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 'It was a continuous process of creating musical ideas,' says Yoakam of seven-year album gap. Dwight Yoakam assures us that "there was no deliberate plan in taking this many years" -- seven, that is -- to release "3 Pears," his first set of new material since…

  13. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  14. Beanie Sigel Faces Drug & Weapon Charges

    August 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Rapper Beanie Sigel was arrested Wednesday on weapon and drug violations during a traffic stop, just two weeks before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to file taxes, state police said. The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was a…

  15. Win Watershed Music Festival Tickets

    July 24, 2012 6:00 PM EDT The Watershed Music Festival is shaping up to be one of summer's biggest parties, with a lineup that is one of the strongest of any of the country music festivals around. Taking place August 3-5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., Watershed is set to feature a versatile…

  16. Beanie Sigel: Two Years for Tax Evasion

    July 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT "Roc the Mic" rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced to a two-year prison sentence today (July 12) in a Philadelphia court for failing to file federal income tax returns. Born Dwight Grant, Sigel was charged with owing the IRS $728,536 between 1999 and 2005. He avoided an additional year…

  17. Zac Brown Band Joins Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters at DeLuna Fest

    June 18, 2012 9:48 PM EDT Zac Brown Band will bring a dose of country to the beach at the DeLuna Fest this fall. The band is the latest headliner to join the three-day Pensacola Beach, Fla., festival, joining Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters at the top of the bill. More new additions to the seaside weekend fest, set for…

  18. Dwight Yoakam Says Beck Collab Has Creedence Feel

    June 06, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam hasn't released an all-new studio album since 2005's "Blame the Vain", but that will change this fall with his return to Warner Music. The trad-country master spoke about the still-untitled effort, which will include a collaboration with alt-folk-rap star…

  19. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  20. Watershed Festival: Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Event

    April 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, 4 and 5 at the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre east…

Pages