1. Calle 13’s Residente: We Should ‘Start Building Bridges Between Palestine & Puerto Rico’

    December 06, 2013 1:03 AM EST The frontman for the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican hip-hop outfit Calle 13 said Thursday that he sees similarities between the political situation of Palestinians and those of his own people. Speaking to The Associated Press in Bethlehem, where he is shooting the band's latest music…

  2. Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Probe Cites Negligence, Irregularities Among 'Series Of Factors'

    December 05, 2013 2:59 AM EST The plane crash in Mexico that took the life of Latin music star Jenni Rivera and four members of her entourage was the result of a “series of factors” that could have included the age of the 1969 Learjet, the age of the pilot, and owner negligence in reporting problems with the plane’s…

  3. Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over Four Disputed Songs

    November 27, 2013 1:18 AM EST There's a bit of a quirky new twist in Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Marvin Gaye III, the adopted eldest of the singer's children, has hired his own attorney and has filed…

  4. Bruce Springsteen to Release 'High Hopes' Studio Album in January

    November 25, 2013 8:17 AM EST Columbia Records announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album, "High Hopes," will be released on Jan. 14, 2014. The record is an eclectic combination of cover songs, new songs, and songs previously performed by Springsteen in some format. The album was…

  5. Calle 13 Releases 'Multi_Viral' With Help from Julian Assange, Tom Morello: Listen

    November 13, 2013 3:58 AM EST Calle 13 has just posted their much Tweeted-about track “Multi_Viral,” which features spoken-word contribution from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and Palestinian artist Kamilya Jubran’s soulful singing.   Tom Morello’s guitar characteristically rages on “Multi_Viral,” which takes the…

  6. Calle 13 Drops Teaser of Collab Featuring WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange & Tom Morello: Watch

    November 05, 2013 4:10 AM EST Calle 13 has released a video teasing a song created in collaboration with WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange using messages from fans’ Tweets and featuring Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Palestinian vocalist and musician Kamilya Jubran. “We’re going to take their voice,…

  7. Calvin Harris, Alesso Debut, Goldfrapp Returns To Dance Charts

    November 01, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Plus, Donna Summer, M.I.A., Hardwell, Diplo and Emika make sales impacts, while Havana Brown lights up clubs Calvin Harris and Alesso score the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Under Control” opens at No. 12, powered by 26,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  8. Calle 13 Going Indie for New Album, Single

    October 31, 2013 1:15 PM EDT The Latin Grammy record holders plan to release their first independent album in March, Calle 13's Eduardo Cabra tells Billboard Calle 13 are set to release the first single from their long-awaited new album on Nov. 12, the Puerto Rican group's Eduardo Cabra told Billboard. Cabra,…

  9. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  10. Celine Dion Shows Edge, and Tries Out New Characters, on 'Loved Me Back to Life'

    October 29, 2013 2:00 PM EDT For her first English-language album in six years, Celine Dion has tapped current songwriters like Sia and Ne-Yo for a sound that reminds people-or at least her son-of Rihanna Celine Dion packs two ­albums right now as she travels the country, and soon Europe -- Adele's "21"…

  11. Justin Bieber Accused Of Shirtless Attack On DJ In Korea

    October 12, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Deadmau5 joins the verbal assault against Bieber on Twitter. Justin Bieber has gotten himself into yet another controversy, this time over an incident at a night club in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 10. According to Michael Woods, who was DJing the event, a shirtless Justin Bieber stormed…

  12. Jenni Rivera's Second Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Last year, Jenni Rivera made a vow to herself: 2013 was going to be her breakthrough moment. She was 43 and already a multimillionaire. As the biggest female artist in regional Mexican, she'd…

  13. Madonna Performs Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars,' Mingles With Sean Penn at #secretprojectrevolution Film Launch

    September 25, 2013 10:03 AM EDT In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, Madonna was asked which song of the last 20 years she wished she'd written. Her answer: Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," an aching ballad the late artist contributed to the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack. On…

  14. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Gaudio, a founding performer who soon stepped…

  15. Donna Summer, 'Love to Love You Donna': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 9:37 AM EDT Release Date: Oct. 22 Label: Verve Records The legacy of the late Donna Summer will live on this fall, as the first posthumous release from the singer—who died of cancer in 2012—will arrive Oct. 22. "Love to Love You Donna" will feature new remixes of her classic songs, from such…

  16. Cassy’s Top 10 Songs You Need to Own On Vinyl

    August 28, 2013 12:16 PM EDT She doesn’t wear a mouse head, write Top 40 hits, or make six figures for a single Las Vegas performance. But London-born, Berlin-based Cassy is one of the foremost resident DJs in the world, with regular sets at leading underground clubs Panoramabar (Berlin), Trouw (Amsterdam), Rex Club …

  17. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal analysis of the lawsuit -- and how it could…

  18. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  19. Frankie Rose Talks New Album & Getting Kicked Out of Theatre School

    August 22, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The acclaimed indie artist went to school with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison. Pop and indie rock are co-mingling more than ever in 2013, and Frankie Rose proves that, if it seems the indie rock world has a problem with mainstream pop music, that's a common misconception. On…

  20. 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…

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