1. Irving Azoff Jumps Into YouTube War: 'On This We Are United'

    May 09, 2016 11:09 AM EDT The war of words against YouTube continues, and the famously outspoken artist manager Irving Azoff is not backing down. Less than a week after Azoff spoke to Billboard about how he views YouTube's place in music's economic ecosystem -- calling  the video platform "a system that…

  2. Nelly Furtado to YouTube: 'Put a Little More in the Collection Basket'

    May 02, 2016 12:01 PM EDT Joining the public debate over YouTube's royalty payments, hit-making singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado invoked the name of dearly departed Prince in an op-ed for The Guardian of London listing her grievances. Prince "stood for pure music and honouring music with proper reverence,…

  3. Ne-Yo & Nelly Furtado to Perform at 2016 NBA All-Star Game

    February 11, 2016 8:00 AM EST Plus: Walk the Moon will perform at Saturday's Verizon Slam Dunk Contest. Ne-Yo , Walk the Moon  and Nelly Furtado will be adding another dosage of star power to the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. Sting to Headline NBA All-Star 2016 Halftime Show With Grammy-winning legend Sting…

  4. Ariana Grande Tops Classical Digital Songs Chart With Andrea Bocelli Duet

    October 06, 2015 4:59 PM EDT Ariana Grande is no stranger to the top spot of multiple Billboard pop charts, but now she adds a coronation that might come as a surprise … or, then again, maybe not, considering her powerhouse vocal abilities. Ariana Grande Sings Opera With Andrea Bocelli: Listen The singer launches atop…

  5. David Byrne Pairing Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock and More With High-School Color Guards for All-Star Arena Spectacular

    June 22, 2015 12:43 PM EDT A color guard/pop-music mash-up "doesn't quite fit a category that people can get their heads around," explains David Byrne . Which means it's exactly the kind of thing that would excite the boundary-pushing musician, artist and author. Color guard, which is popular in…

  6. All About That Baste: Recipe for a Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 26, 2014 12:05 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've…

  7. Rick Nowels, Lana Del Rey Co-Writer, Talks 'Summertime Sadness' And His Catalog Of Hits

    August 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Rick Nowels has penned some of the most melodic pure-pop hits of the last quarter-century-plus. Chart Beat goes one-on-one with one of pop music's master tunesmiths For more than 25 years, Rick Nowels has crafted some of the most memorable hooks in pop music. From Belinda Carlisle&…

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day's private gala dinner , where 35…

  9. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Latin Grammys Fashion: Hits and Misses

    November 16, 2012 3:50 PM EST From Juanes to Nelly Furtado, Check Out the Fashion Highs (and Lows) From the Latin Grammys Red Carpet From Juanes to Nelly Furtado, check out the highs (and lows) of the fashion on the Latin Grammys red carpet. News Judy Cantor-Navas Nelly Furtado …

  11. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. 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…

  12. Nelly Furtado's Doodles Could End Up on Tour Merch: Video

    October 01, 2012 5:45 PM EDT When the time comes for Nelly Furtado to hit the road in support of her new album, "The Spirit Indestructible," head on over to the merch table at one of her concerts and you just may see the singer's handiwork for sale. "I love style, I love fashion," she told…

  13. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists including Brandy , The Script , Ne-Yo and…

  14. Watch Regina Spektor's Live Tastemakers Session

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT New York based piano pop songstress Regina Spektor plays three songs; talks "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." Regina Spektor Tastemakers PHOTOS: Regina Spektor's Session "I don't know if I really believe in genre divisions," admits Regina Spektor as she…

  15. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. Rihanna has two…

  16. Track Review: Nelly Furtado, 'Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)'

    May 14, 2012 8:00 AM EDT NELLY FURTADO "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)" (3:54) Producer: Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Writers: N. Furtado, R. Jerkins Publishers: Nelstar Publishing/Sony-ATV (BMI) Interscope/Mosley Music Group It's been a while since pop fans have gotten the full Nelly Furtado…

  17. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca's musical retort to Christina Aguilera on …

  18. Missy Elliott and Timbaland Debut New Song in NYC

    April 06, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Last night (April 5), Missy Elliott and Timbaland reunited on stage to perform a new song at Hennessey's 'White Rabbit' campaign launch event in NYC. The untitled cut samples lyrics from Run D.M.C. 's "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)," according to HipHopDX .…

  19. Listen To Timbaland 'Break Ya Back' with Dev

    March 16, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Timbaland returns to the microphone with "Break Ya Back," a slithery new track featuring "In The Dark" singer Dev that premiered on Virginia's Z104 on Friday morning (via RapRadar ). The chemistry between Timbaland and Dev on the sexually charged track makes "…

  20. Four-Play: Jennifer Hudson, Nina Sky, K'Naan, & Waka Flocka Flame

    March 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST Nina Sky flip the switch, Jennifer Hudson empowers women in the work room, Waka Flocka tells a story of a lost love (oh yes!), and K'NAAN champions community. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Nina Sky, K'NAAN, Jennifer Hudson and Waka Flocka Flame. Jennifer…

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