1. Jennifer Hudson Flaunts It In '90s-Throwback 'Walk It Out' Video: Watch

    June 16, 2014 9:41 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson has done her sassy single "Walk It Out" justice with a new video that's all swagger and sex appeal.  The clip that's directed by Director X (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX "Fancy", Ciara "Body Party") opens on the heroine waking up in her…

  2. Chart Highlights: Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 16, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The singer/songwriter scores his second leader. Plus, Godsmack and Rise Against roar back onto Rock Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  3. Kanye West's Bonnaroo Return: Minimal 'Yeezus' & Maximum Media Hate During Inspiring Set

    June 14, 2014 5:35 AM EDT "Where the press at? Fuck the press!"   This sudden outburst about halfway through Kanye West's Friday night headline performance at Bonnaroo -- during the peaceful, slow-moving outro of "Heartless," no less -- certainly grabbed the attention of this particular…

  4. Ray Davies, Donovan, Gamble & Huff Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2014 1:57 PM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame is the Grammys of the publishing industry, the place where legendary songwriters and executives are honored and the titans of the industry mingle. Hey, there's Marty Bandier! Paul Williams! Willard Adritz! Ed Christman! And wow that guy looks just like ……

  5. Prince Royce Launches D'León Records and Signs Mexican Pop Singer Sofia Reyes

    June 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Bachata crooner Prince Royce, who begins a major North American tour in July, is launching his own record label in partnership with Warner Latin Music.  The New York-born singer/songwriter, who in April took home four trophies at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, has personally asked…

  6. Jim Keays, Singer with Australian Rock Legends Master's Apprentices, Dies At 67

    June 13, 2014 5:43 AM EDT Jim Keays, frontman of celebrated Australian rock group the Master's Apprentices, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. Born Sept. 9, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland, Keays performed on a raft of domestic hits from the band’s inception as a pop group 1965 through to its…

  7. Katy Perry Backs Education: 'Knowledge Is Power, Especially For Females'

    June 13, 2014 1:03 AM EDT As Katy Perry returns stateside to kick off the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, she's reflecting on the hard work that got her here and preparing to pay it forward. "I'm an American girl that had a dream, executed a dream, came from nothing - and that really is…

  8. Go Behind the Scenes at Bonnaroo, From Bringing Kanye Back to 'Surprises' On the Ground

    June 10, 2014 3:21 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonnaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situation for Billboard. “It’s great to see the crew,…

  9. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. We reflect on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT understanding, acceptance and…

  10. Tony Awards: 10 Things Seen and Heard on the Radio City Red Carpet

    June 08, 2014 11:37 PM EDT "Musical theater is not dead," declared "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" co-writer Steven Lutvak -- just one of the Broadway luminaries who spoke to Billboard at the star-studded event. Sunday's Tony Awards, held at New York's Radio City Music Hall, was a…

  11. Usher Breaks His Silence on Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes

    June 07, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Usher wrote on Instagram that Justin Bieber is "unequivocally not a racist." Usher, who first introduced his protégé Justin Bieber in 2009, posted a message on his Instagram account Saturday in defense of the 20-year-old pop star, who has been under fire for racist jokes he made as…

  12. Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons & More: Songwriters Hall of Famers on Writing Their Hits

    June 06, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The songwriters tell the stories behind penning The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," and more! The Songwriters Hall of Fame will recognize The Kinks' Ray Davies, Imagine Dragons'…

  13. Governors Ball Emerges From the Mud: Fest's Booker Talks 'Cracking' NYC, Weather Prep

    June 05, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not succeed in New York City,” Tom Windish,…

  14. Pharrell Williams Apollo Concert Live Stream Video: Watch Tonight (June 3)

    June 03, 2014 2:52 PM EDT Right here, watch Pharrell Williams perform at the Apollo beginning at 9pm ET! Polymath music phenom Pharrell Williams is performing at Apollo Theater tonight (June 3) as part of the American Express Unstaged series, and right here, you can watch the chart-topping singer/songwriter…

  15. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  16. Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Releases New Songs Ahead of Opening: Listen

    May 31, 2014 2:47 PM EDT "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the new musical inspired by Tupac Shakur, is only days away from beginning previews at New York’s Palace Theatre on June 2. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical To help stir up buzz, three tracks from the Broadway show have been…

  17. Maya Angelou Dead: Beyonce, Rihanna, Common Pay Tribute to Iconic Poet

    May 28, 2014 12:22 PM EDT As news broke that author Maya Angelou -- who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page -- died on Wednesday morning at 86 , the music world paid tribute via social media. Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Common and Ryan Seacrest took…

  18. Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon Onstage for ‘Fans’: Watch

    May 26, 2014 2:24 PM EDT After headlining Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Glasgow the night before, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined Kings of Leon for its festival-closing set Sunday to play along with the band’s hit “Fans”.  KoL frontman Caleb Followill introduced Martin, saying: “We've got a little treat…

  19. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy

    May 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially tied the knot! PHOTOS: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Sweetest PDA Moments The " world's most talked about couple ," who have been engaged less than a year, married on Saturday (May 24) at Fort di Belvedere, a 16th…

  20. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Serenaded by Lana Del Rey at Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

    May 24, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Following an extravagant wedding rehearsal on Friday that included a serenade by Lana Del Rey, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have shipped their guests from Paris to Florence for the couple’s wedding ceremony on Saturday. KimYe's Wedding Playlist: Kanye West's 10 Most Romantic Songs…

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