1. Matisyahu Lets Love Flow on Festival of Light Tour: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes & Live Videos

    December 22, 2014 2:30 PM EST Matisyahu has never followed styles or trends. He doesn't even follow the setlist.  The reggae rapper took Billboard on a journey as he and his tourmates prepared for a show, with his Festival of Light tour reaching the snowy state of Vermont on Dec. 16. It's no ordinary occasion:…

  2. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  3. 50 Cent Nabs Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 12, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Nick Minaj's 'Pills N Potions' hits top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Big Smo Debuts 50 Cent debuts atop Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his first album in five years, "Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win," which opens with 47,000 copies sold in the week…

  4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 'You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 07, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Ahead of the release of Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Goin' Home," Billboard today exclusively premieres the track, "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover." As its title suggests, Kenny Wayne Shepherd's new album "Goin' Home" brings the guitar…

  5. Matisyahu, 'Broken Car': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 05, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Matisyahu's transformation continues on new album "Akeda" (out June 3). "There's still people who come to my shows and say, 'Man, I miss the beard.' Just the image that was tied to me, a lot of people don't want to let go of that" Akeda is a…

  6. Sundance 2014: Watch 2 Chainz Perform 'Spend It' & Talk 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. Tour

    January 19, 2014 7:50 PM EST "I don't know how to snowboard,” 2 Chainz joked last night (Jan. 18) on stage headlining the evening’s edition of the concert series at Park City Live during Sundance 2014. “[I] don't know how to ski. I'm just talking s**t. I was raised in the trap." Bringing on as…

  7. Sundance 2014: Rose McGowan Talks Directorial Debut 'Dawn', Sings 'Fever'

    January 19, 2014 3:40 PM EST Actress Rose McGowan recently debuted a project that finds her playing a completely different role: director. Her film “Dawn” premiered at Sundance 2014 days ago. On Friday (Jan. 17), Rose stopped by the Sonos Home Theater Lounge to chat with Billboard. "Dawn" is set in 1961 and…

  8. Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band

    January 18, 2014 6:10 PM EST "Finding Fela," a multi-layered documentary that focus on the music and human rights message of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, exceeded expectations on the first day of the Sundance Film festival, receiving an enthusiastic response at the premieres that extended to the Internet and,…

  9. Sundance 2014: Kaskade and Skylar Grey Get Utah Dancing

    January 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST Before we talk Kaskade, first let's start with how crammed Utah’s Park City Live was on Friday (Jan. 18) night.  The venue, on its second night hosting its concert series during Sundance 2014, was so packed that body heat was way more powerful than any warmth a machine could provide…

  10. Sundance 2014: Watch O.A.R. Rock Park City Live

    January 18, 2014 11:10 AM EST O.A.R. was the headliner Thursday (Jan. 16) at Park City Live during the 2014 Sundance film festival, and the band kicked things off with their old favorite, “This Town.” Their rock set was versatile, featuring a brief riff of Outkast’s “Spottieottiedopaliscious” and several saxophone solos.…

  11. Sundance 2014: Watch Matisyahu Perform at Park City Live, Discuss 'Akeda' Album

    January 18, 2014 10:55 AM EST "Welcome to Sundance," Matisyahu said as he took his seat to open the concert series at Park City Live during Sundance 2014 on Jan. 16. His time on stage was extremely relaxed, with two guitarists by his side. ‘Yahu began with “Crossroads,” a pensive cut that finds him both…

  12. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts Jan. 16 with O.A.R. and Matisyahu, and…

  13. Michelle Obama Cooking Up Hip-Hop Health Compilation

    August 13, 2013 9:39 PM EDT Jordin Sparks, Matisyahu Ariana Grande and more will appear on the "Songs for a Healthier America" compilation. A new hip-hop compilation is getting a sign-off from the First Lady. Michelle Obama is the honorary chairwoman of the Partnership for a Healthier America, which is…

  14. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. 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…

  15. Win Matisyahu/Dirty Heads Tickets & iPad

    August 17, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Matisyahu's co-headlining tour with Dirty Heads is rolling across America right now through mid-September ( full details here ), and Billboard.com is giving away tickets every day via our special Facebook page . Plus, one lucky ticket winner will also score an iPad preloaded with…

  16. Exclusive: Matisyahu on the Making of 'Spark Seeker' Songs (Video)

    July 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When it came time to follow up 2009's "Light," Matisyahu headed to Israel. To call it an inspirational trip would be an understatement: for one, the dance track "Tel Aviv'n" was written and recorded in Tel Aviv in a single day. "To me, Israel represents a…

  17. Exclusive: Matisyahu Talks Transformation, 'Spark Seeker' (Video)

    July 13, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Matisyahu shocked the music world when he shaved his signature facial hair last year and announced there would be no more "Chassidic reggae superstar." With "Spark Seeker," his first album since the change, due July 17, the musician says the shift came during a moment of…

  18. Matisyahu Returns With 'Spark Seeker' in July

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After shaving off his signature facial hair and declaring "No more Chassidic reggae superstar" last December, Matisyahu has set a July 17 release date for his fourth studio album, "Spark Seeker." He has also revealed the first leg of an extensive North American co…

  19. Matisyahu Shaves Beard: 'No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar'

    December 13, 2011 4:35 PM EST Some things in pop music just go together hand-in-hand: Lil Jon and his pimp goblet, Nicki Minaj and her neon wigs, and, until recently, Matisyahu and his long, religiously significant beard. But on Tuesday morning (Dec. 13), the socially conscious Jewish rapper posted a clean-shaven photo of…

  20. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

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