1. Mary J. Blige Documentary Gets Spotlight at Tribeca Film Festival

    March 05, 2015 3:52 PM EST A documentary chronicling the recording of Mary J. Blige 's 13th studio album will receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 15-26 in New York. Blige will perform at the festival as well. Mary J. Blige--The London Sessions shows the singer's creative process as…

  2. Why Can't Modern Girl Groups Land a Radio Hit?

    March 05, 2015 12:55 PM EST Fifth Harmony and Little Mix have huge social followings and live support -- but neither has found a smash yet. Why haven't the new girl groups taken over radio? Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time • Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer? • Girl Group Week Readers' Poll…

  3. Billboard Integrates Bop.fm To Power Playback On Real-Time Twitter Charts

    March 05, 2015 11:57 AM EST When Kendrick Lamar performed on one of the last episodes of The Colbert Report in December, he debuted an "untitled" song. That track still hasn't been named or released officially. It's not streaming on Spotify. But the conversation surrounding Lamar's performance…

  4. Brit Awards Enjoyed 95 Percent Jump in Tweets (Thanks Madonna!)

    March 05, 2015 10:40 AM EST Madonna 's pain was the Brit Awards' gain as the event saw a huge jump in social engagement during last month's telecast. According to new digital stats via Brits producer BPI, there was a 95 percent increase in tweets during the Feb. 25 show compared to last year. Madonna,…

  5. No Doubt, Usher & Mary J. Blige to Headline D.C.'s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Event

    March 05, 2015 8:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy, Train & My Morning Jacket also on the bill for April 18 event. After three years of rocking New York's Central Park, the Global Citizen Festival is expanding to Washington, D.C., for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day , a free event to be held Saturday, April 18, on the…

  6. Are Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent Dating?

    March 05, 2015 7:42 AM EST According to the latest gossip, St. Vincent has been romantically linked to model Cara Delevingne . The musician and Delevingne were first rumored to be involved after they were spotted together at the Brit Awards last month. Sources now confirm to Us Weekly  they are dating. They were most…

  7. 'Empire's' Trai Byers on Andre's Breakdown, Relationship With Jennifer Hudson

    March 04, 2015 11:15 PM EST [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the ninth episode of Empire's first season, Unto the Breach. ] Since Empire's pilot, the Fox hip-hop drama teased that the eldest Lyon son, Andre ( Trai Byers ), had an illness that kept Lucious ( Terrence Howard ) from handing over the…

  8. G.R.L. 'Make Something Positive' Out Of Bandmate's Death at D.C. Mental-Health Event

    March 04, 2015 8:55 PM EST In September, G.R.L. lost their friend and bandmate Simone Battle to suicide. On Wednesday, they joined first lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C., to help launch the national mental-health campaign Change Direction. As ambassadors for addressing mental0health issues, it's the…

  9. Exclusive: Justin Jay Announces New EP, Premieres Upbeat Single 'You Give Me Butterflies'

    March 04, 2015 4:14 PM EST Dirtybird's youngest denizen has a lot to be happy about. Currently finishing his final semester at the University of Southern California, 21-year-old Justin Jay can finally see the light at the end of his education's tunnel. And unlike many of his peers, the Los Angeles native…

  10. Girl Group Solo Songs: The 10 Best (Non-Beyonce) Singles of the Modern Era

    March 04, 2015 2:45 PM EST From Danity Kane’s standout to Left Eye’s solo turn, check out the best singles from girl group survivors of the past 20 years. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time • Are You a Harmonizer or a Mixer? • Girl Group Week Readers' Poll! • Girl Group Tragedy: Inside…

  11. Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos: 'Waterfalls,' 'Wannabe' & More

    March 04, 2015 11:15 AM EST These girl group songs will forever be tied to their unforgettable visuals. Girl Group Week continues with these 10 iconic clips.. Since the advent of MTV, the music video has been an absolutely integral part of the Girl Group experience. Groups have made their careers off one eye-catching…

  12. Warner Music Group Promotes Stu Bergen, Mike Jbara

    March 03, 2015 11:11 PM EST The Warner Music Group is making a change in the reporting structure for one part of the company, while moving another veteran executive into a new top infrastructure position. Stu Bergen , WMG's International Recorded Music president, who also oversees global marketing, the Alternative…

  13. Adam Levine Treats Young Fan With Down Syndrome to a Maroon 5 Concert

    March 03, 2015 9:27 PM EST Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine helped make a 10-year-old superfan's dreams come true on Monday night. Christopher Warner, a young Maryland resident with Down syndrome and Levine's self-proclaimed number one fan, got the surprise of his life when his favorite musicians reached out to…

  14. Watch Taylor Swift Comfort a 4-Year-Old Fan Fighting Terminal Cancer

    March 03, 2015 9:07 PM EST Now we've seen that Taylor Swift has the power to calm crying babies , but this next feat takes that a number of steps further.  Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift: 'Your Prince Charming Will Come' The pop star made a dream come true for a 4-year-old fan fighting an aggressive…

  15. D.R.A.M. Releases 'Cha Cha' Video & '#1EpicEP'

    March 03, 2015 6:01 PM EST D.R.A.M. 's single "Cha Cha" is addictive; one listen and you'll find yourself reciting the words non-stop. The Virginia singer-songwriter's single has gradually garnered buzz with its vivacious vibe, and has caught the attention of some notable people as Chance the…

  16. Album Review: Electronic Duo Purity Ring's 'Another Eternity' Refracts Pop Through a Funhouse Mirror

    March 03, 2015 5:27 PM EST One of music's longtime laws is that the underground bubbles up. From jazz to blues, punk to EDM, the fringe always moves toward the center. Well, not anymore. Thanks to the frenetic pace and democratic nature of the Internet, conversations between genres and aesthetic sensibilities now…

  17. Girl Group Tragedy: Inside G.R.L.'s Slow Healing Process

    March 03, 2015 2:00 PM EST The death of a member forced a promising pop group to hit the pause button. The future is uncertain for G.R.L., but its message remains positive. It's the morning of January 15 , and the members of G.R.L. have woken up to a slew of encouraging social media comments. The music…

  18. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    March 03, 2015 12:40 PM EST From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes , TLC , Destiny's Child and more --…

  19. Jesse Edwards & Rahim Wright Launch 740 Project; Announce Wiz Khalifa & Future SXSW Show

    March 03, 2015 12:24 PM EST "Not a label, but we could be." As music mini-scenes seeminly appear out of nowhere and are reblogged into the ether hours later, maintaining relevancy in today's tech-culture tornado seems like an impossible task. So it's surprising that, at a time when everyone's…

  20. Guest Post: Without Transparency in Music, Artists, Fans and Services Will Lose

    March 03, 2015 11:55 AM EST Imagine you went to your ATM and tried to take out $60 dollars. The machine makes you wait for a half hour then spits out 40 dollars and no receipt. You don't know where the extra money went, why it took so long or what's left in your account. For most people, this would be…

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