1. Jessica Simpson Marries Eric Johnson in California

    July 05, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Felicitations are in order for Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson: the couple of four years, 33 and 34 respectively, married earlier tonight in an outdoor ceremony in Santa Barbara County. Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Second Baby "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love…

  2. BET Experience 2014: Outkast, A$AP Rocky & Rick Ross Pack the House on Day 2

    June 29, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Duo headlines second night of BET Experience concerts, joined by A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, August Alsina and more It was all about Outkast Saturday night (June 28) as the pair brought their 20th anniversary celebration to Los Angeles. BET Experience 2014: Maxwell Captivates, Jill Scott Sizzles…

  3. BET Experience 2014: Maxwell Captivates, Jill Scott Sizzles at Staples Center In L.A.

    June 28, 2014 3:02 PM EDT The pair kick off BET Experience at L.A. Live’s three-night concert series “Are you feeling delicious tonight?” A resounding chorus of female screams gave Maxwell the unequivocal answer to his question Friday night (June 27) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.  It was the ninth stop on the suave…

  4. Steve Aoki Spoofs 'Breaking Bad' in 'Free the Madness' Music Video (Watch)

    June 25, 2014 2:31 AM EDT If there were ever an EDM theme song for Breaking Bad, it would be "Free the Madness." The video for Steve Aoki's track with Machine Gun Kelly, off his forthcoming album Neon Future I, sees the two performers emulating the AMC show's meth-making duo, played by Bryan…

  5. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  6. Tony Awards: 5 Fun Facts and Fascinating Stats About the Nominations

    April 29, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and  The Hollywood Reporter 's awards analyst dug through the Tony record books to see how this year's nominees stack up against the nominees of yesteryear. The results are fascinating. Idina Menzel,…

  7. Outkast To Headline 2014 BET Experience In Los Angeles

    April 21, 2014 12:14 PM EDT Hip-hop duo Outkast, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary by reuniting for this year's Coachella Valley & Arts Music Festival, will headline the 2014 BET Experience, to be held June 27-29 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross to Hit BET…

  8. Future, The Roots Headlining Late-Night BET Experience

    April 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Late-night concerts by Future and The Roots & Friends plus two nights of comedy head the Club Nokia lineup for the second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live (June 27-29). Today's talent announcement from BET follows in the wake of the network's previously announced roster of…

  9. Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross to Hit BET Experience Concert Series

    March 11, 2014 5:56 PM EDT Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross are among the first wave of Staples Center performers announced for the BET Experience at L.A. Live music festival (June 27-29). This marks the second year of the event, an alliance between BET Networks and AEG Live, the developer…

  10. Edwyn Collins' Life of Mystery, Lost Memory After Stroke Tackled in New Film

    March 11, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Filmmakers behind "Katy Perry: Part of Me" shine a light on the "A Girl Like You" singer's recovery. "We often felt like Edwyn was remembering things for the first time" "The Possibilities Are Endless" is a unique combination of an art film and…

  11. 'American Idol' Returns With New Judges, New Attitude in Premiere

    January 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST After securing its lowest ratings ever in a season during which the judges' feuds often took precedence over the actual raw talent, "American Idol" returned to its roots with a different panel, slightly altered production and -- perhaps most importantly -- a zeroed-in focus…

  12. Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige & Erykah Badu Added to Essence Festival Bill

    January 09, 2014 4:36 AM EST   Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu join the lineup for the Essence Festival, which will roll-out over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans. They trio of hitmakers join previously announced headliner Prince for the event’s 20th anniversary edition.  Prince to Headline Essence…

  13. Toni Braxton, Babyface Top Adult R&B Chart

    December 03, 2013 1:05 PM EST The pair's duet 'Hurt You' marks the stars' first No. 1 on the tally since 2000 and 1997, respectively Format stars Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet "…

  14. Prince to Headline Essence Festival 2014

    December 03, 2013 9:53 AM EST Prince has been tapped to headline the 20th anniversary Essence Festival , scheduled to rock New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. Booking the "Purple Rain" icon for milestone events has become something of a tradition for Essence, which featured the artist at its 10th…

  15. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  16. NBA Rookie Playlists: Five Basketball Freshmen Talk Favorite Music

    October 28, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Read what first-round picks Michael Carter-Williams, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. said about their musical interests. The 2013-14 NBA season is finally about to tip off -- and with regular season games starting on Tuesday night (Oct. 29), basketball junkies get…

  17. Michael Brun's Alicia Keys and Maxwell Mix, 'Fire We Make': First Listen

    October 02, 2013 4:06 PM EDT After a victorious set at TomorrowWorld’s Gathering after party, Michael Brun quietly dropped his official remix of Alicia Keys and Maxwell’s “Fire We Make.” The track is the latest in a series of high profile remixes from the Haitian DJ (including Calvin Harris’s “Thinking About You” and…

  18. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festival , held Saturday in New York City's…

  19. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings of the old ticket lobby, audience members…

  20. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Breaks Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 25, 2013 5:24 PM EDT With a 16th week at No. 1, the song logs the longest reign since Nielsen data began powering the chart in 1992, passing Mary J. Blige's 15-week leader 'Be Without You' With a 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "…

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