1. Cole Swindell Says Hearing Himself on the Radio the First Time Is When His Career 'Felt Real'

    February 27, 2015 7:51 PM EST If you find yourself in the company of Cole Swindell , there's one thing you might notice about the Warner Bros. recording artist: He's always smiling. "I try to live every day and realize that there are so many folks working hard to try to get to where I am and how fortunate…

  2. Watch Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Groove on New Beats in 'Bush' Trailer

    February 27, 2015 7:42 PM EST With past hits like "Drop It Like It's Hot" and "Beautiful" to their joint credit, it's no wonder at this point Snoop Dogg and Pharrell know how to have fun in the studio.  Snoop Dogg Confirms Title of Pharrell-Produced Album In a new 15 second teaser…

  3. Watch Kanye West Perform 'Only One' for Swedish Television

    February 27, 2015 7:03 PM EST Kanye West made his first-ever appearance on Scandinavian television Friday, joining the Swedish talk show Skavlan to perform his song "Only One." Kanye West Apologizes to Beck -- And Bruno Mars Too Yeezy performed the AutoTune lullaby on a dark stage dressed in all black,…

  4. Ingrid Michaelson & Husband Greg Laswell Have Separated

    February 27, 2015 6:39 PM EST Singer Ingrid Michaelson and her musician husband Greg Laswell have separated.  Watch Ingrid Michaelson's 'Time Machine' Video With Rainn Wilson & More Primetime Comedians The couple shared the news with a joint statement Friday (Feb. 27). "After careful consideration,…

  5. Kelly Osbourne Quits E!'s 'Fashion Police'

    February 27, 2015 6:18 PM EST That was quick. A few days after publicly threatening to quit her longtime gig as a panelist on E!'s Fashion Police , Kelly Osbourne has officially departed her red carpet role at the network. Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality Star to TV Host, Actress "Kelly…

  6. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen…

  7. Exclusive: San E & 13 International Rappers Team Up for '#HipHopIsHipHop' Charity Single

    February 27, 2015 5:50 PM EST In a day when the question "what is real rap?" stirs heated debates on the regular, an international team of 14 rappers are here to declare that "hip-hop is hip-hop." Billboard  is excited to exclusively reveal that  San E  has enlisted 13 fellow MCs from around the world…

  8. The Juice Podcast: Awful Records on Career Start, Gucci Mane Influence & Lil B Advice

    February 27, 2015 5:44 PM EST On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, a crop of talented artists from Awful Records -- Father, Abra, Playboi Carti, Keith Charles Spacbar, Archibald Slim and Rich Po Slim -- join co-hosts ItsTheReal 's Jeff and Eric Rosenthal and myself to talk about music consumption in…

  9. Vanilla Ice on Burglary Arrest: 'It's All Blown Out of Proportion'

    February 27, 2015 5:14 PM EST Vanilla Ice , aka Robert Van Winkle, says his recent burglary arrest is "a mess and I'm dealing with it." Appearing on Good Morning America Friday (Feb. 27) to promote the fifth season of DIY Network's The Vanilla Ice Project , the rapper couldn't say much about his…

  10. Darren Criss Is the First 'Glee' Star to Write Music for the Show

    February 27, 2015 5:14 PM EST Singer-actor & Broadway star becomes the first castmember to write original songs for the Fox musical. Fox's  Glee  has set another milestone. Star  Darren Criss  has become the first castmember to write (and co-write) original songs specifically for the Fox musical,  The Hollywood…

  11. Op-Ed: If Skrillex and Diplo Can't Get Us Off Our Phones, Who Can?

    February 27, 2015 4:55 PM EST We’re all responsible for keeping our culture of capturing memories from killing the moment. Thursday night, Skrillex and Diplo released their debut Jack U album by playing an 18-hour set for an L.A. crowd that seemed to value the idea of its presence more than actually being present.…

  12. Twitter Head of Music Bob Moczydlowsky Exiting

    February 27, 2015 4:42 PM EST 'I'm ending my time at Twitter in a few weeks,' he tweeted Friday. 'What's next? Stay tuned.' Bob Moczydlowsky, Twitter's L.A.-based head of music, will leave the company next month. He joined the company in 2013 from TopSpin Media, where he served as the…

  13. WFUV New York's Rita Houston to Celebrate Music's Healing Powers On-Air Tonight

    February 27, 2015 4:11 PM EST Following a clean scan after her cancer diagnosis, the programmer & host will share her and listeners' stories of triumph. When it comes to healing, never underestimate the power of music. That's the unconquerable mindset of Rita Houston, program director and on-air talent at…

  14. Amber Rose Hired Me for Butt Injections, Black Madam Testifies

    February 27, 2015 4:04 PM EST Gothic hip-hop artist, on trial for the death of a London breakdancer, claims Kanye West dropped Rose off at an appointment. A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London breakdancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday (Feb. 27), claiming…

  15. Of Monsters And Men Preview Tracks From Long-Awaited Sophomore Album at L.A. Listening Session

    February 27, 2015 3:58 PM EST Four years after the release of their 2011 breakthrough debut, My Head Is An Animal , Icelandic alternative rockers Of Monsters And Men are close to returning with their sophomore album. At an intimate gathering at L.A.'s Henson Studios Thursday night, journalists and industry figures…

  16. Bobby Brackins Says 'My Jam,' With Zendaya & Jeremih, Will Be One of the 'Songs of the Summer'

    February 27, 2015 3:14 PM EST If the music industry were a sports league, 2014 marked Bobby Brackins ' breakthrough season. The Oakland, Calif., native helped pen two of the year's most acclaimed R&B tracks -- Tinashe 's "2 On" and Chris Brown 's "Loyal" -- which both reached…

  17. Bill Cosby Asserts 'Self-Defense' Rights in Retort to Rape Accusers

    February 27, 2015 2:38 PM EST His lawyers argue it would be "inequitable" to allow the comedian to be sued for defamation over what's been said about the alleged assaults. Bill Cosby has been on the defensive in the past few months over allegations by many women who accuse the comedian of drugging and…

  18. ITV to Acquire 'The Voice' Producer Talpa Media

    February 27, 2015 2:05 PM EST U.K. TV giant ITV is in advanced negotiations on a deal to acquire The Voice producer Talpa Media, the Dutch production company created by John de Mol , Broadcast magazine reported Friday .‎ De Mol , also known as the man who created reality juggernaut Big Brother , put Talpa on the auction…

  19. The Digital World Is Flat: Streaming Gains Negated By CD Slumps in Many Global Markets

    February 27, 2015 1:39 PM EST Early results of 2014 recorded music revenues from eight countries suggest the record industry won't have a global recovery as much as an uneven series of regional and country-specific recoveries. A country could have had a successful year in spite of a neighboring country posting an…

  20. Jack & Jack, John Legend, Common & Rihanna: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 38

    February 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is joined by Jack &…

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