1. Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith Win Big, But Madonna & Kanye West Steal the Show

    February 25, 2015 7:25 PM EST The Brit Awards may be the biggest night in the U.K. music industry calendar, but it was U.S. stars Madonna , Taylor Swift and Kanye West who provided the show's standout moments. All three artists performed at the 35th Brit Awards, held at London's O2 arena, with Madonna's…

  2. Jodeci Returns With New Epic Album & Video

    February 25, 2015 6:58 PM EST Timbaland co-produces two tracks on the March 31 set, the group's first new album since 1995. UPDATE: The video has arrived! Find it at the bottom of the post. After a 20-year recording hiatus, the long-rumored return of popular '90s R&B group Jodeci is finally a reality. The…

  3. Drake's Entire Album Is on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    February 25, 2015 6:47 PM EST Seven more songs debut from surprise album, giving Drake a record-breaking 21 entries. Drake rules 42 percent of the 50-position Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated March 7), as the hip-hop star has 21 concurrent songs on the tally -- breaking his own record for the most…

  4. Steve Bug Talks Poker Flat's 15th Anniversary, Blasts Digital Era: 'A Lot of Good Music Gets Forgotten'

    February 25, 2015 6:22 PM EST Steve Bug has never been one to mince words. Pioneering and ever opinionated, the German artist founded Poker Flat Recordings in 1999 and steered it to become one of house music's most respected underground imprints. His edgy yet accessible hit "Loverboy" set the tone for the…

  5. Madonna: 'I'm Fine!' After Brit Awards Fall

    February 25, 2015 6:05 PM EST After Madonna 's tumble during her Brit Awards peformance of "Living for Love" -- where she was yanked backward down a stairwell due to a cape that refused to detach -- the diva headed to Instagram to let fans know she was all right. Madonna Falls Hard, Drops Mic During Brit…

  6. Madonna Falls Hard, Drops Mic During Brit Awards Performance

    February 25, 2015 5:24 PM EST Madonna returned to the Brit Awards for the first time in 20 years to perform her Rebel Heart single "Living for Love." But it wasn't an entirely seamless return to her one-time adopted home country. Brit Awards 2015: Winners | Photos At the beginning of her performance, she…

  7. Kanye West Debuts 'All Day' at 2015 Brit Awards

    February 25, 2015 5:02 PM EST Kanye West has proved to the haters that there's more to his upcoming album than they may have thought. During the 2015 BRIT Awards , West debuted his zealous new song "All Day." It's a long-awaited debut, considering there have been rough versions of the song leaked in…

  8. Regional Mexican Artist Ariel Camacho Dead at 22

    February 25, 2015 4:45 PM EST The singer-songwriter died in a car crash in Mexico. DEL Records artist Ariel Camacho died in a car accident early Wednesday (Feb. 25) in his native Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 22 years old. "My heart is broken by the loss of Ariel Camacho," Angel Del Villar , president and founder of…

  9. Rising French DJ Worakls Offers a Deep Dive Into Melodic Techno

    February 25, 2015 4:39 PM EST The producer's latest EP, out now on Hungry Music, serves up serious techno with a light touch. The French electronic musician Worakls (pronounced "warrackles") made waves last fall when he performed live at ADE's Pleinvrees and StrafWerks showcase in October and then, two…

  10. Sam Smith: I Haven't Gotten My Grammys Yet

    February 25, 2015 4:37 PM EST Earlier this month, Sam Smith was one of the biggest winners of the Grammy awards with four victories, including record of the year and song of the year for the Darkchild version of "Stay With Me." Sadly, the U.K. phenom has yet to get his hands on his Grammy gold, two and a half…

  11. Verizon, Cookman Management Launch Scouting Contest

    February 25, 2015 4:01 PM EST Winner of Música Unsigned Competition to record with Grammy-winning producer Andres Levin. Verizon has joined with Los Angeles's Cookman management and Nacional Records in a search for "unsigned músicos" from the Western states. On the table is a recording session with Grammy…

  12. Zendaya Accepts Giuliana Rancic's Apology

    February 25, 2015 3:46 PM EST Zendaya had posted another statement on Instagram following Giuliana Rancic 's public apology regarding remarks about Zendaya's hair. Zendaya wrote, in part, "It is our job to spot these issues within others and ourselves and destroy them before they become hurtful. I have so…

  13. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Towkio's 'Free Your Mind' Featuring Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

    February 25, 2015 3:37 PM EST Back in 1970, the band Funkadelic released Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow , an album with a title that served to define the group's mission for the rest of their existence. If you weren't interested in the freeing process, that didn't matter -- the music did the job…

  14. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 Again; The Weeknd Enters Top 10

    February 25, 2015 3:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' leads for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)' enters the top 10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd 's "Earned…

  15. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Mack & Jet Set Vega Remix Prince Royce ft. Snoop Dogg's 'Stuck on a Feeling'

    February 25, 2015 3:24 PM EST Looking for a pop to club translator? Mack may be your man. Fresh off official remixes for the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Bea Miller , the Miami radio host teamed up with fellow Floridian duo Jet Set Vega to give Bronx singer/songwriter Prince Royce 's single "Stuck on a Feeling…

  16. Brit Awards Open With Kanye West Joke

    February 25, 2015 3:24 PM EST Well, that was quick. Less than 15 minutes after the 2015 Brit Awards started, the show's hosts -- comedy duo Ant & Dec -- cracked a joke about Kanye West rushing the stage to steal someone's thunder.  2015 Brit Awards: See All the Photos Their advice for any Brit Award winner…

  17. Brit Awards 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 25, 2015 3:00 PM EST Who won big at Wednesday's (Feb. 25) Brit Awards ? Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both picked up a pair of Brits, while Taylor Swift won her first trophy. See below for all night's winners: 2015 Brit Awards: See All the Photos! BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST Damon Albarn Ed Sheeran -- WINNER…

  18. Google Play Wants to Store Your 50,000 Songs

    February 25, 2015 2:58 PM EST Here's some good news for those of you with ginormous amounts of music in your digital library. Google Play announced today that users will now be able to store up to 50,000 songs on the free service, up from 20,000. Once in the system, you can stream or download your audio files to any…

  19. Debate Begins Over New Radio Royalty Bill Introduced in Congress

    February 25, 2015 2:50 PM EST The emails are flying fast today following the Congressional introduction of the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 24). On one side, the National Association of Broadcasters, which vehemently (and unsurprisingly) opposes making terrestrial radio broadcasts responsible for paying…

  20. Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Baby River Rose on 'People' Cover

    February 25, 2015 2:34 PM EST Well, this is just the cutest. Kelly Clarkson  is on the cover of People this week with her 8-month-old daughter River Rose. In the accompanying interview, Clarkson talks about being a mom. "My whole life took a big 180," the singer  told   People . "I never thought I was going…

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