1. Katy Perry to Rally Hillary Clinton Supporters in Iowa

    October 10, 2015 6:13 PM EDT The pop singer played an integral role in Obama's 2012 campaign in encouraging key constituencies to vote for the Democratic candidate. Katy Perry  is publicly showing her support for  Hillary Clinton . The pop singer, in her first appearance for the 2016 campaign, will rally Clinton…

  2. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga First Artist With Two 7-Million-Selling Downloads

    October 02, 2015 4:05 PM EDT As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, tweet @gthot20 LADY GAGA FIRST ARTIST WITH TWO 7-MILLION-SELLING DOWNLOADS…

  3. Katy Perry, Sting, Seinfeld to Perform at David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

    September 29, 2015 9:53 PM EDT Katy Perry , Sting and Jerry Seinfeld will perform at a benefit concert of the David Lynch Foundation on Nov. 4. Katy Perry Invites Totally Toasted Fan on Stage: Watch The "Change Begins Within" concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City will also include performances by Jim…

  4. Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan, Usher Lead Intel's Most Dangerous Celebrities Online List

    September 29, 2015 3:29 AM EDT If you're planning to look up Usher , Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the web, take heed. Intel Security announced Tuesday that the musicians top its ninth annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online.  Searches for those famous names are most likely to land users on…

  5. The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' Gives Max Martin His 21st No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 11, 2015 2:05 PM EDT As The Weeknd' s "Can't Feel My Face" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, its co-producer and co-writer, pop juggernaut Max Martin, earns his 21st leader as a songwriter. The Weeknd Tops Hot 100 With 'Can't Feel My Face,' One Direction Debuts at…

  6. Beastie Boys, Katy Perry, Don Henley Among Stars, Plans and Priorities Presented at Capitol Congress

    August 06, 2015 11:20 PM EDT The annual confab showcasing Capitol Music Group's roster and business arms took place in Hollywood on Aug. 5. Taking a cue from television networks, who’ve hosted elaborate “Upfronts” to potential advertisers for decades, and Apple, whose annual conferences draw fan-like cheers from…

  7. Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress Said to Violate Graffiti Artist's Intellectual Property

    August 05, 2015 7:11 PM EDT Rime, a superstar in his own right, targets a high-end Italian apparel brand that allegedly paid Perry to wear it. Joseph Tierney, the renowned street artist known as "Rime," has brought a provocative lawsuit targeting a notable designer and a high-end Italian apparel brand over the…

  8. Katy Perry's Bid to Buy Convent Left in Limbo

    July 31, 2015 2:55 AM EDT Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and the archbishop of Los…

  9. Katy Perry's Convent Battle to Be Decided by Judge

    July 30, 2015 4:10 AM EDT The hills around Hollywood have always been coveted real estate, but a fight over the sale of a hilltop convent has pitted an order of elderly nuns against the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to sell the property to pop singer Katy Perry . The Sisters of the Most Holy and…

  10. Did Taylor Swift Laugh at Left Shark During her Concert?

    July 28, 2015 11:41 PM EDT Taylor Swift  apparently doesn’t have a tight relationship with Katy Perry right now. One thing is certain: she hits it off just fine with Perry’s Left Shark.  Left Shark, in case you’ve been without access to a TV or the Internet this year, was one of the enduring stories to emerge from…

  11. Katy Perry Poses in Lingerie for 'Vogue' Japan

    July 28, 2015 6:39 PM EDT Katy Perry is Vogue Japan's current cover star and one of the fashion story's spread includes the pop star modeling in black lingerie.  Katy Perry Poses Next to Bill Clinton & George W. Bush: See the Presidential Pic Perry posted the shot in three parts to her Instagram page…

  12. Kim Kardashian Requests Tweet Edit Feature, Twitter Co-Founder Responds

    July 25, 2015 11:37 AM EDT Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey agreed with Kardashian on the idea. You can thank Kim Kardashian if Twitter decides to create a new edit feature for posted tweets. Nicki Minaj Responds to Taylor Swift's Apology: 'That Means So Much' Kardashian tweeted to her 33.8…

  13. Katy Perry Asks America to Start Taking Gun Control Seriously

    July 24, 2015 8:30 PM EDT Katy Perry has spoken up about gun control, following the Thursday shooting in Lafayette, La., that killed two people and critically injured nine others.  Louisiana Theater Shooting: Sam Smith Weighs In Perry posted to Twitter on Friday, asking if we all have to lose someone close to us die…

  14. 'The Prancing Elites Project' Stars Pick The 5 Ultimate Anthems to Prance To

    July 24, 2015 1:48 PM EDT You need the perfect soundtrack to prance like a pro. Just ask the stars of Oxygen's The Prancing Elites Project , which follows a troupe of five gay, gender-bending dancers based in Mobile, Ala. Fresh off news that the show was greenlit for a second season, the squad picks its favorite…

  15. 'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope's 'I Am Invincible' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140: Listen

    July 23, 2015 6:15 PM EDT From the looks of Cassadee Pope ’s new single, the country singer has found an entirely new voice. Nashville Notes: Cassadee Pope Readies 'Invincible' Single; Moves at Round Hill Music Pope, the season 3 winner of NBC’s The Voice , premiered her new track “I Am Invincible” through…

  16. Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Has Become an AC Hit… Without Wiz Khalifa

    July 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again" has become an adult contemporary radio hit, bulleting for a second week at its No. 15 highpoint on Billboard 's AC chart . Um, small detail: The pop/rap hit has crossed over essentially without Wiz Khalifa, the…

  17. What Makes the Ultimate Song of Summer? A Radio Programming Guru Gives the Lowdown

    July 21, 2015 12:00 PM EDT ‘A song of the summer has to be infectious and emotional,' Tom Poleman says. No one can influence the Song of the Summer quite like iHeartMedia national programming chief Tom Poleman, 50, whose 850 radio stations are influential enough to create the next Katy Perry or to anoint Demi…

  18. Ryn Weaver's Live Show Proves as Titillating as Her Debut Album, 'The Fool': Concert Review

    July 20, 2015 9:04 PM EDT Probably the last thing you'd take away from Ryn Weaver 's newly released debut, The Fool , is that the San Diego native is a poppy girl who just wants to have fun. So it was slightly startling to see her seem borderline confectionary as her tour hit Neumos in Seattle Friday night.…

  19. Newport Folk Festival Marks 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

    July 19, 2015 11:16 PM EDT On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan strode onto a stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar and gave the music world a shock. Wearing a black leather jacket, the darling of the folk movement and singer of protest songs launched into a searing, distortion…

  20. Stacy Barthe, Songwriter for Rihanna and Katy Perry, Talks Motown Debut 'BEcoming'

    July 18, 2015 8:34 PM EDT A member of Motown's next generation, Stacy Barthe has already racked up some impressive credits. Those include penning songs for Rihanna ("Cheers [Drink to That]"), Miley Cyrus ("Adore You") and Katy Perry ("Hummingbird Heartbeat") as well as tracks for…

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