1. Billboard Integrates Bop.fm To Power Playback On Real-Time Twitter Charts

    March 05, 2015 11:57 AM EST When Kendrick Lamar performed on one of the last episodes of The Colbert Report in December, he debuted an "untitled" song. That track still hasn't been named or released officially. It's not streaming on Spotify. But the conversation surrounding Lamar's performance…

  2. 'Empire's' Trai Byers on Andre's Breakdown, Relationship With Jennifer Hudson

    March 04, 2015 11:15 PM EST [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the ninth episode of Empire's first season, Unto the Breach. ] Since Empire's pilot, the Fox hip-hop drama teased that the eldest Lyon son, Andre ( Trai Byers ), had an illness that kept Lucious ( Terrence Howard ) from handing over the…

  3. Travis Barker: Tom DeLonge Should 'Man Up & Quit' Blink-182

    March 04, 2015 9:05 PM EST Tom DeLonge  is deceiving fans by saying he's still in Blink-182 -- this according to the band's drummer Travis Barker , who thinks DeLonge should "just man up and quit the band." "As far as I'm concerned, no bad blood from me," Barker told Alternative…

  4. Pitbull & Ne-Yo Enter Hot 100 Top 10; Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars No. 1 Again

    March 04, 2015 4:59 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' rules for a ninth week, helping parent label RCA to a record-tying multi-format domination, while Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time of Our Lives' (also on RCA) lifts 11-10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the…

  5. Exclusive: Local H Premieres New Song 'Mansplainer' and Talks 25th Anniversary

    March 04, 2015 1:04 PM EST Local H's Scott Lucas acknowledges he may have leaped before he looked into committing to make the group's new album, Hey, Killer , an 11-track set which comes out April 14. "We kinda made it happen," Lucas tells Billboard. "In November I was kinda like, 'Alright…

  6. Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos: 'Waterfalls,' 'Wannabe' & More

    March 04, 2015 11:15 AM EST These girl group songs will forever be tied to their unforgettable visuals. Girl Group Week continues with these 10 iconic clips.. Since the advent of MTV, the music video has been an absolutely integral part of the Girl Group experience. Groups have made their careers off one eye-catching…

  7. 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Read the Full List of Nominees

    March 04, 2015 10:10 AM EST Jennifer Lawrence may not have been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, but she'll (once again) face off at the MTV Movie Awards in April for that role. The nomination list was just announced, and in addition to snagging a nod for best female…

  8. 5 Questions with Scott B. Murphy, Founder of the Australian & American Music Prizes

    March 04, 2015 6:07 AM EST When the freakishly talented Remi won the Australian Music Prize on Wednesday, he wasn't the only victor. Organizers of the annual award could be excused for feeling they'd climbed their own mountain; the AMP has just turned 10. Founded by Scott B. Murphy , the Aussie honor is…

  9. Remi's 'Raw X Infinity' Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 04, 2015 4:41 AM EST Remi Kolawole  has won the 10th annual Australian Music Prize.  The 23-year-old hip-hop artist's album Raw X Infinity was declared the winner at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday, where he beat out eight other shortlisted albums and a longlist that numbered 65. Remi collects one of the…

  10. Ex-Power 106 DJ Big Boy Given Green Light to Be on Air for iHeartMedia

    March 03, 2015 8:42 PM EST The longtime L.A. radio personality is now free to work for 92.3 during a trial on the matter. In Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday (March 3), Emmis Radio was denied a preliminary injunction to bar longtime KPWR (Power 106) morning personality Kurt "Big Boy" Alexander…

  11. 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…

  12. Girl Group Tragedy: Inside G.R.L.'s Slow Healing Process

    March 03, 2015 2:00 PM EST The death of a member forced a promising pop group to hit the pause button. The future is uncertain for G.R.L., but its message remains positive. It's the morning of January 15 , and the members of G.R.L. have woken up to a slew of encouraging social media comments. The music…

  13. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  14. Listen to Ariana Grande & Cashmere Cat's Gorgeous New Song 'Adore'

    March 03, 2015 10:27 AM EST Ariana Grande 's second album, My Everything,  boasted production from buzzy Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat , who nabbed a "featured" credit on "Be My Baby." Now, Grande is returning the favor, signing up to be a featured artist on Cashmere Cat's new song, …

  15. Exclusive Song Premiere: Hear Toto's 'Burn,' From Band's First Album in Nearly a Decade

    March 03, 2015 10:00 AM EST Toto 's David Paich acknowledges that he thought 2006's Falling in Between "was going to be our last album, ever." But a combination of resurgence, legalities and genuine creative desire led to the making of Toto IV , a new album featuring co-founders Paich, fellow…

  16. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's hip-hop soap…

  17. 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…

  18. Tumblr IRL Heads to SXSW, Teaming Musicians Like Twin Shadow, Courtney Barnett with Visual Artists

    March 02, 2015 3:40 PM EST During SXSW's Music Week, between Mar. 18-21, Tumblr will take up residence at the Ironwood Hall in Austin, Texas as it brings its ongoing Tumblr IRL music and art series to the festival for the very first time. Tumblr IRL SXSW poster. Courtesy Since its launch in May 2013, Tumblr IRL…

  19. Kelly Clarkson Q&A: The Pop Superstar on 'Piece By Piece,' Recording While Pregnant & Bringing a Crib on Her Tour Bus

    March 02, 2015 1:06 PM EST "I was super hormonal and pregnant while making it, so it's very intense and with passionate vocals," says Clarkson of her first proper album in four years. "There's no drama to talk about with me," Kelly Clarkson admits to Billboard during a chat about her new…

  20. Exclusive: The Chainsmokers Premiere 'Let You Go' ft. Great Good Fine Ok

    March 02, 2015 12:00 PM EST Fans are probably most familiar with DJ/producers The Chainsmokers thanks to their viral-ready song "#Selfie, " but they've been making music for quite a long time. "This is a song we actually started before #Selfie," The Chainsmokers tell Billboard about their new…

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