1. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Top Music Winners at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Performer Neil Patrick Harris wins leading actor while Jessie Mueller takes home leading actress for her portrayal of Carole King in 'Beautiful.' The show also featured onstage turns by Sting, Carole King, Idina Menzel and Gladys Knight. It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have…

  2. Chuck D Wants to 'Change the Face of Urban Radio' in Wake of Hot 97 'Fiasco'

    June 08, 2014 9:32 PM EDT "That shit is over," Chuck says of the liberal use of the n-word at Hot 97's Summer Jam. "If there was a festival and it was filled with anti-Semitic slurs... or racial slurs at anyone but black people, what do you think would happen?" Chuck D wants Urban radio to…

  3. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' Number

    June 08, 2014 9:28 PM EDT The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of “After Midnight.” Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil Patrick Harris Into a Bona Fide Rock Star…

  4. PSY Debuts New Alcohol-Fueled ‘Hangover’ Video with Snoop Dogg: Watch

    June 08, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Drunken brawling. Tipping shot glasses like dominoes. Swimming naked in fountains. Skipping around street carnivals. Wild karaoke. Kung fu in pool halls. Swirling dance beats. And, of course, Snoop Dogg. PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion YouTube Views These are just…

  5. Sir Mix-A-Lot Performs ‘Baby Got Back’ with Seattle Sympony: Watch

    June 08, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot teamed up with the Seattle Symphony on Friday to give his classic ode to backsides, “Baby Got Back,” a symphonic makeover. "Something you really should not do, but since tonight is orchestral movements from the hood night,” Sir Mix-A-Lot told the crowd at Seattle…

  6. Justin Bieber Baptized In NYC Bathtub Amid Racist Jokes Controversy (Report)

    June 08, 2014 3:23 PM EDT Justin Bieber was recently baptized in a New York City bathtub amid the controversy surrounding two leaked videos that show the pop star using the N-word as a teenager. Usher Breaks His Silence on Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Comments to Donald…

  7. Kanye West Receives ‘Yeezus’ Cake from Kim Kardashian on 37th Birthday

    June 08, 2014 1:06 PM EDT Happy birthday, Kanye West! In celebration of his 37th birthday on Sunday, the rapper received a pretty cool birthday cake from his new wife , Kim Kardashian. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy Kardashian posted an Instagram photo of the cake, which spells out “Yeezus,” the title of…

  8. Davido and Tiwa Savage Top Winners at MTV Africa Music Awards

    June 08, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The event marked the return of the MAMAs after a three-year hiatus MADRID – Nigerians Davido and Tiwa Savage won the top male and female artist awards respectively Saturday night at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, known as MAMA, in Durban, South Africa, with local group Mafikizolo snagging…

  9. Usher Breaks His Silence on Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes

    June 07, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Usher wrote on Instagram that Justin Bieber is "unequivocally not a racist." Usher, who first introduced his protégé Justin Bieber in 2009, posted a message on his Instagram account Saturday in defense of the 20-year-old pop star, who has been under fire for racist jokes he made as…

  10. Cali Swag District Member Jayare Dies at 25

    June 07, 2014 11:43 AM EDT Jayare, a member of Inglewood, Calif., rap group Cali Swag District, died on Friday at 25 years old. Cali Swag District Spreads 'Dougie' Fever Jayare, whose real name was Cahron Childs, suffered from sickle cell anemia and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night, according to…

  11. Bono Sings for Chef Mario Batali to Promote New (RED) Campaign: Watch

    June 06, 2014 10:14 PM EDT U2’s Bono has lent his pipes to chef Mario Batali in an effort to raise awareness for Batali’s (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS. In the video below, Bono playfully sings, "Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario! I once met a chef called Mario - ah, the cheapest of dates. Ten bucks, a ginger, a…

  12. Hot 97 Co-Hosts Respond to Chuck D’s Harsh Criticism of Summer Jam

    June 06, 2014 9:16 PM EDT In a wide-ranging stream of tweets that began by calling Hot 97’s Summer Jam a “sloppy fiasco” on June 2 and has continued as recently as Thursday evening, Chuck D’s timeline has been scattered with the remnants of a conversation about hip-hop, social activism and radio business. Hot 97 on…

  13. Calvin Harris Confirms Split with Rita Ora: ‘I Wish Her All the Best’

    June 06, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Calvin Harris and Rita Ora have officially broken up. The Scottish producer confirmed the news Friday, tweeting : “To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.” Pop Star Hookups &…

  14. 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…

  15. Tuatara's New Album Features Peter Buck, Mike McCready; Song Premiere (Listen)

    June 05, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Tuatara, the long-running project led by Mad Season/Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and rounded out by a rotating cast of all-stars that includes R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, returns for its first record in six years, "Underworld."…

  16. Governors Ball Emerges From the Mud: Fest's Booker Talks 'Cracking' NYC, Weather Prep

    June 05, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not succeed in New York City,” Tom Windish,…

  17. Midnight Oil Drummer Hints at Reunion

    June 05, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst says members of the iconic Australian rock band are keen to reunite for a tour, but front man Peter Garrett was busy writing a memoir. "Peter's writing his memoirs at the moment, so that might take a while, but I think everyone's up for it,"…

  18. B.A.P Brings Folky Harmonica for Acoustic Single 'Where Are You?'

    June 04, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Looking rather inspired by One Direction, the K-pop boy band bring new video that one can't help but smile at As a band that has typically showcases a darker image, B.A.P returns at their most cheerful with a new acoustic single "Where Are You?" Opening with a bluesy harmonica…

  19. Who Wore It Better: Rihanna or 'Family Guy' Dad Peter Griffin?

    June 04, 2014 2:02 PM EDT He gets it! pic.twitter.com/bWLbcFw32B — Rihanna (@rihanna) June 4, 2014   Rihanna was the talk of the Internet yesterday after stepping out in a see-through Swarovski gown at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) Awards in New York City on Monday night, but the buzz…

  20. Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam As ‘Sloppy Fiasco’ Of Hip Hop Culture

    June 04, 2014 6:17 AM EDT Chuck D is not a fan of Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The outspoken Public Enemy founder has slammed the annual concert as a “sloppy fiasco” of hip hop culture, and he’s dished some choice words for its parent New York radio station and for program director and host Ebro Darden. Chuck D kicked…

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