1. Marvin Gaye's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    April 01, 2014 10:30 AM EDT years ago today (April 1) Marvin Gaye was killed, shot dead by his father Marvin Gay, Sr. in his Los Angeles home. Gaye was one of Motown’s most soulful and socially aware artists, standing tall amongst peers and label mates like Stevie Wonder by igniting spirits with politically…

  2. Rich Homie Quan Talks New Mixtape, Shuts Down Def Jam Rumors

    November 26, 2013 4:55 PM EST In 2012, only a sprinkle of rap fans in Atlanta, much less the world, had heard of Rich Homie Quan. This year, no one could get away from his smash hit 'Type Of Way' – even Drake had to acknowledge, calling Quan's second street single the "song of the summer." Today,…

  3. Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

    September 19, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Imagine Dragon's Wayne "Wing" Sermon remembered hearing all the childhood stories drummer Daniel Platzman used to tell about the Music Midtown Festival. "He made it seem like an epic thing," said Sermon, the guitarist of the four-man rock group. They're among…

  4. Crystal Waters Joins Harry Romero, Armand Pena & Alex Alicea in 'Blow' Video: Watch First

    August 20, 2013 3:34 PM EDT Before the term “EDM” even existed, Crystal Waters was paving the way for every vocal track we hear in dance music today. Since her first single in 1991, Waters has had four Hot 100 hits including "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" which peaked at No. 8 and "100% Pure Love…

  5. Sensation Announces Lineup for First US Tour: Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 10:33 AM EDT The all-white party hits four cities with Fedde LeGrand, Sébastien Léger, Nic Fanciulli and more. Get out your white pants, things just got real. Sensation, the Dutch dance music festival touring the U.S. for the first time has announced the lineup for its four city American excursion…

  6. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  7. Newport Folk Festival Wrestles Weather, Evolving Legacy With Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist

    July 29, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As the summer festival economy continues to enjoy its boon era at the same time the wider music industry remains unsure what it's going to be when it grows up, every promoter has no doubt felt the pressures that force fests to either make room for outside controlling interests -- big…

  8. Imagine Dragons: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Platinum sales, sold-out dates and a top five hit on the Hot 100 -- Imagine Dragons is the breakthrough band of 2013 This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Dan Reynolds is knocking back some potato wedges "somewhere in Denmark,"…

  9. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  10. 3BallMTY Look to Break Out With Guest-Heavy Sophomore Album

    April 24, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Electronic trio 3BallMTY is loading up their second album with newer sounds, more percussion and the kinds of guest collaborations from U.S. artists that their debut, "Intentalo," left off. "Electronic music has been growing at a rapid pace, getting even more electronic……

  11. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  12. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  13. Jenni Rivera Honored By Family and Stars in Emotional Memorial

    December 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration, with fans often singing loudly along to Rivera videos and live performances by her friends and family despite the incongruity of the red…

  14. Jesse & Joy Are Big Winners at Latin Grammy Awards

    November 16, 2012 1:05 AM EST Mexican pop/rock duo Jesse & Joy ran away with the night as four-time winners of the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home trophies for best record, song and contemporary pop vocal album. "Thanks to the best fans in the world," said Jessie, who with his sister also won for best short…

  15. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 10:55 PM EDT Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Song Artist of the Year and Digital Download Artist of…

  16. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- which were released by 'Ye himself as…

  17. 3BallMTY: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 3:42 PM EDT No. 17: 3BallMTY Birthdates: Erick Rincón, Aug. 17, 1993 (age 19); Alberto Presenda/DJ Otto, Nov. 5, 1992 (age 19); Sergio Zavala/DJ Sheeqo Beat, March 7, 1992(age 20) Why They're Hot: The Mexican-born teens turned their hobby into a huge business that's reached a global audience…

  18. Imagine Dragons on 'It's Time,' Darren Criss and Their Next Album

    September 14, 2012 4:00 PM EDT A year-and-a-half after covering Led Zeppelin in low-rent casinos, Las Vegas rock quartet Imagine Dragons ' first album, "Night Visions," debuts at No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200, selling 83,000 copies in its initial week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  19. Kanye West To Headline UR1 Festival in Miami

    September 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kanye West will lead the lineup of the inaugural UR1 Music Festival , a showcase of music and art that will be held at Miami's Bayfront Park on Dec. 8-9. > Although the full lineup has not been revealed, West will be joined on the bill by fun., Santigold, The Offspring, Keane, Lou…

  20. Imagine Dragons 'Not Going to Win' a VMA

    September 06, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Indie Band Talks MTV VMA Nomination, Debut Album 'Night Visions,' Tour Imagine Dragons, whose debut album, "Night Visions" dropped earlier this week, are nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award at tonight's ceremony. They share the Best Rock Video nom for…

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