1. Throwback Thursday: Suge Knight Disses Diddy at 1995 Source Awards

    December 04, 2014 5:43 PM EST Blame (or thank) Pusha T for this week's edition of Throwback Thursday on The Juice. Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' Album After Lil Wayne took to Twitter to air his frustration with Birdman and Cash Money Records on Thursday (Dec. 4), Pusha T…

  2. CMA Songwriters Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary at NYC's Joe's Pub

    December 04, 2014 3:33 PM EST In recent years, the men and women who play a behind-the-scenes role in making pop music have been getting more attention. The most prominent example is probably the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom -- which documented the contributions made by backup singers in classic rock -- but the…

  3. Alicia Keys Preaches for Unity in 'We Gotta Pray'

    December 04, 2014 11:58 AM EST Alicia Keys has released a new song, “We Gotta Pray”, in the wake of protests in New York City and Ferguson, MO. Just hours after its release, the song bolted to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 . In the reflective ballad, the singer-songwriter pleads for the world to…

  4. Check Out Sleater-Kinney's Killer New Song 'Surface Envy'

    December 04, 2014 10:35 AM EST After debuting its first new song in nine years via secret inclusion in a box set anthology, the reunited Sleater-Kinney continues to sneakily drop new music. At the conclusion of its Reddit AMA session on Dec. 2, the punk trio shared a blistering new cut called “Surface Envy.” Check out…

  5. K. Michelle Opens Up About Liposuction, Upcoming TV Shows & Recording High

    December 04, 2014 10:28 AM EST There are few filters on R&B singer K. Michelle . The Memphis native, 30, chased a fiery stint on VH1's Love & Hip-Hop with an R-rated debut album, Rebellious Soul , in 2013, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. That straight-shooter attitude may be tamer on her sophomore LP…

  6. Axl Rose Sees the Lighter Side of Death Hoax

    December 04, 2014 1:33 AM EST No, Axl Rose hasn’t left this world for a paradise city in the sky. And he’s dropped an amusing tweet to prove it. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is the latest musician to fall victim to a death hoax that's spread fast via social media. He assuaged the concerns of his 862,000 Twitter…

  7. SaraBeth Talks U.K. Country Fans, Next EP & Latest Single 'Nowhere With You'

    December 03, 2014 6:13 PM EST Hearing your music on the radio for the first time is a monumental occasion. For rising country songstress SaraBeth, she recalls the moment vividly. "I was on a radio tour in Janesville, Wis., and was riding in the city and turned on the radio looking for a country station. I was with…

  8. Maná Added to Rock in Rio USA Lineup

    December 03, 2014 5:15 PM EST The Mexican rock band is the first announced Spanish-language act for the Las Vegas fest. Mexican rock group Maná will perform at Rock in Rio USA . The Latin music superstars are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take…

  9. Will Arcade Fire Repeat as Grammy Darlings?

    December 03, 2014 4:55 PM EST Their last effort shocked the world and won Album of the Year; how do they stack up as defending champs? Remember these days? If you're an indie rock fan, you remember what it was like when Arcade Fire 's The Suburbs shocked the world and won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammys …

  10. Gaby Moreno's 'Posada': An Instant Latin Christmas Classic

    December 03, 2014 2:54 PM EST Gospel, soul & acoustic sounds from singer's roots revive a set of traditional holiday songs. As quietly as making angels in the snow, the soulful Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno has gone and recorded a praise-worthy Christmas album that could well become a Latin holiday classic. On…

  11. Scooter Braun, Charlie Walk, Rosie Perez and Nick Cannon Among Those Named to Barclays Center’s New Advisory Board

    December 03, 2014 2:22 PM EST Barclays Center’s Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, made up of a group of nearly 30 top sports, entertainment, and media executives, will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Dec. 4), Billboard has learned.   Created by Brett Yormark , CEO of Barclays Center, and Charlie Walk …

  12. Universal Launches New Latin EDM Label Aftercluv Dance Lab

    December 03, 2014 11:31 AM EST If you thought that Universal had named its Latin Grammy after party “The After” for obvious reasons, you were wrong. The event name was also a play on words, referencing Aftercluv Dance Lab, a new dance music label focused on the Latin marketplace region-wide.    The launch of Aftercluv…

  13. U2 Announces 'Innocence + Experience' Tour

    December 03, 2014 9:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Billboard has learned that U2 will announce 44 shows in 19 cities from its upcoming arena tour today, the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour 2015, beginning in May. The first shows will be May 14-15 in Vancouver, B.C., with the first leg to include 22 initial shows…

  14. Jimmy Iovine Named to Live Nation Board of Directors

    December 03, 2014 8:08 AM EST Jimmy Iovine , producer, former chairman of Interscope, talent svengali and current Apple employee, has been named to the board of Live Nation, the country's largest concert promoter (with revenues hitting $2.5 billion last quarter ), the company has announced. How Jimmy Iovine Made It…

  15. Quincy Jones-Produced Film on Clark Terry Makes Oscars Short List

    December 02, 2014 4:28 PM EST 'Keep On Keepin' On' is among 15 films eligible for Best Documentary Feature Oscar. Keep On Keepin' On , the story of jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and his protégé, pianist Justin Kauflin, is the lone music-oriented film to make the cut for the Best Documentary Feature…

  16. Did Rihanna Accidently Announce Kanye West's 2015 North American Tour?

    December 02, 2014 3:14 PM EST While Kanye West has been recording his seventh solo studio album -- and while we've been impatiently waiting for details -- it looks as if he's also been planning a 2015 tour. Watch Kanye West's 9-Minute Medley From World AIDS Day Concert Rihanna tweeted a link to the…

  17. Time Warp Festival Overcomes Adversity With Credible American Debut

    December 02, 2014 2:15 PM EST Techno has arrived in America. Well, at least in Brooklyn. Already home to standout underground clubs Output and Verboten, the New York borough played host to the first American edition of legendary German techno festival Time Warp this last weekend. Originally slated to take place at the…

  18. Foo Fighters Team With Citi for Select Presale on 'Sonic Highways' Tour

    December 02, 2014 9:20 AM EST The North American leg of the Foo Fighters ' recently announced 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour features a box office-only pre-order program called "Beat The Bots." But for three select dates, Citi will be offering cardholders an exclusive presale through its Private Pass…

  19. Watch Kanye West's 9-Minute Medley From the World Aids Day (Red) Concert

    December 01, 2014 9:57 PM EST Kanye West joined the likes of U2 , Carrie Underwood , Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin at a Time Square concert Monday to recognize World AIDS Day supporting (RED). The hip-hop heavy weight delivered a nine-minute medley with some of his biggest hits, from "Power" to "…

  20. Granger Smith on 'Dirt Road Driveway' Follow-Up & Making Football Picks as Earl Dibbles Jr.

    December 01, 2014 5:30 PM EST Granger Smith paid a visit to Music City recently, headlining a sold-out show at Exit/In. Smith said playing in Nashville offers a special vibe. "Nashville is one of the most rewarding and exciting places for us to play. The guest list is astronomical, since so many of our friends and…

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