1. James Blake & Vince Staples Bring New Energy to Radio City Music Hall Show

    October 04, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Weaving together non-traditional pop and emotive electronic melodies, British singer-songwriter James Blake filled New York's Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Oct. 3), with support from openers Moses Sumney and Vince Staples . The legendary venue has hosted shows for A-listers like…

  2. Vince Staples, Rap's Acclaimed Iconoclast, On His Ambitious 'Prima Donna' EP & Why 'Trump Is No Better or Worse Than Any of These People'

    August 25, 2016 10:02 AM EDT If you're in need of movie tips, Vince Staples might not be the guy to ask. Over breakfast on a recent morning at New York’s Soho Grand hotel, the 23-year-old rapper is mounting a vigorous defense of the evangelical action flick Left Behind (which netted a 2 percent rating on Rotten…

  3. Frank Ocean's 'Blonde': 10 MVPs Who Contributed to the Album

    August 24, 2016 11:40 AM EDT When Frank Ocean returned after a four-year hiatus with his Endless visual album , he followed up with the real comeback album -- his highly anticipated album, Blonde. While the set contains 17 meticulously crafted tracks, Ocean didn't tackle the studio effort solo. Frank Ocean's &…

  4. Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Songs in 'Boys Don't Cry' Zine

    August 23, 2016 5:11 PM EDT After the huge success of Frank Ocean 's Channel Orange  in 2012, then  four years of virtual radio silence from the artist ,   fans   were dying to get their hands on his  sophomore album, Blonde, which was finally released Saturday after multiple rumored release dates and pushbacks .…

  5. Spotify Unveils Radio-Like Playlists, Featuring the Story of When James Blake Rejected Drake

    July 13, 2016 3:31 PM EDT Spotify isn't taking the success of Apple's radio station sitting down. Spotify launched a pair of new playlists on Wednesday. Big whoop -- except this time the streaming service is taking a page from the Beats 1 playbook, enlisting artists to host the radio-like programs, dubbed AM…

  6. Frank Ocean's Long-Awaited Sophomore Album: An Insider's Look at What We Know So Far

    July 02, 2016 6:51 PM EDT Could Frank Ocean ’s grand return be upon us? Since the promotional wheels ground to a halt in the wake his breakthrough 2012 album Channel Orange , the singer-songwriter born Christopher Breaux has been almost entirely out of the spotlight, posting sporadic updates on Tumblr about Prince’s…

  7. James Blake Takes No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    May 19, 2016 6:49 PM EDT Plus, news for Armin van Buuren, Dillon Francis & more. James Blake bolts in at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 28) with The Colour in Anything (9,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). It's the second No. 1, and fourth top 10, for the British…

  8. The Band Perry Shares 'All Our Friends' Playlist: Takeover Tuesday

    March 22, 2016 3:01 PM EDT Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and mega tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they want and add whatever tracks…

  9. Radiohead, Kings of Leon & Major Lazer Headlining Lollapalooza Berlin 2016

    February 17, 2016 12:34 PM EST Lollapalooza Berlin is entering its second year. The European edition of Lolla has announced its 2016 lineup, taking place Sept. 10 -11. Radiohead and Kings of Leon are headlining, alongside Major Lazer  and New Order .  Lollapalooza Berlin Debuts with Headliners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis,…

  10. Jean-Michel Jarre, James Blake, Flume Added to Sónar Lineup

    January 25, 2016 6:00 AM EST French electronica pioneer Jean Michel Jarre , U.K. producer and musician James Blake and Australia’s Flume have been added to the line-up of Sónar 2016 in Barcelona. Rising Ethiopian-American singer Kelela , British MC Roots Manuva , U.K. grime sensation Stormzy and Nozinja , representing…

  11. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , now in its 11th year. On one side of the deck,…

  12. Bon Iver to Perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival With Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens & More

    February 11, 2015 9:00 AM EST A few days ago, early-bird ticket buyers to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival next summer started receiving some very special snail mail . "To show our appreciation for your support at the start," writes Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon, who curated the festival along with…

  13. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  14. James Blake Unveils New Song, Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 22, 2014 9:33 AM EDT James Blake premiered a new song on Thursday night (Aug. 21) during his BBC Radio 1 residency. The track, with its robot vocal elements and Tom Waitsian clack-clangs, was given the title of "200 Press" because, as the British artist-producer explained, "only 200 are going to be…

  15. Where's the Money, Jabberwocky? ATP Cancels Festival, Leaves Fans in the Lurch

    August 14, 2014 1:43 PM EDT It's been a couple days since All Tomorrow's Parties dropped the bombshell news that they were calling off this weekend's Jabberwocky festival in London. Citing good-but-not-good-enough ticket sales, ATP announced that had they carried on with the event, headlined by James…

  16. Waka Flocka Flame, '0 to 100 (Freestyle)': Exclusive Video Premiere & Q&A

    July 31, 2014 11:50 AM EDT 'Drake deserves a Grammy for '0 to 100,'' Waka tells The Juice. After turning heads with feature appearances on Flosstradamus ' "TTU (Too Turnt Up)," DJ Scream's "Always" and Steve Aoki 's "Rage the Night Away," Waka Flocka…

  17. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photos, Video & More Bonnaroo 2014 • PHOTOS:…

  18. Beyonce 'Drunk In Love' Remixes: Who Did It Best?

    February 18, 2014 1:57 PM EST As Beyoncé and Jay Z continue to top the charts with "Drunk in Love" – their latest "Beyoncé" collaboration that kicked off the Grammys with a bang last month – other R&B/hip-hop names are hoping to get in on the action. Newly released remixes of the singer's…

  19. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper, all with two apiece. Arcade Fire will vie…

  20. Pepsi Premieres Grammy Best New Artist Video Series Starring All Five Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist's first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nominees – James Blake, Kendrick Lamar,…

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