1. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  2. Meet Music's Top 15 Real-Estate Agents Who Broker Miley and Lil Wayne's Show-Stoppers

    June 26, 2015 6:20 PM EDT From L.A. to N.Y.C., these are music's property power brokers who deliver the deals for the biggest chart-toppers. Josh Altman, 36 The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills Altman recently closed Miley Cyrus ' $5 million buy of a ranch home in Hidden Hills. He also has…

  3. GQ's 'Most Stylish Men Alive' List Is Packed With Rappers -- Who Made It?

    June 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT GQ's "20 Most Stylish Men Alive" list dropped today (June 22) and it was packed with musicians, particularly from the hip-hop crowd.  Kanye West , Pharrell Williams , Jared Leto , A$AP Rocky , Jay Z , Harry Styles , John Mayer , Jaden Smith , and Mark Ronson all repped music in…

  4. The Inside Story Behind the Making of Hip-Hop Film 'Dope'

    June 19, 2015 5:16 PM EDT In Dope , actor Shameik Moore and his nerdy friends adorn ­themselves in Cross Colours hats and Run-D.M.C. tees, dig through crates for classic rap vinyl and write ­college admission essays on the importance of Ice Cube 's "It Was a Good Day." But while shooting the buzzed…

  5. 'Daft Punk Unchained' Documentary Has Release Date, Will Feature Kanye West and Pharrell Williams

    June 10, 2015 5:50 AM EDT A documentary that traces the extraordinary rise of Daft Punk  -- and studies its elusive founders -- is to air later this month and will feature guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West and Pharrell Williams . Daft Punk Unchained is billed as the “first film about the pop culture…

  6. Is Meek Mill's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' Finally Ready to Drop?

    June 08, 2015 6:09 AM EDT Meek Mill has announced his long-delayed album release  Dreams Worth More Than Money  will finally arrive this month.  The rapper used the platform of the  Hot 97  Summer Jam to reveal his sophomore set would drop sometime in June. Of course, we’ve heard it all before. Nearly a year ago, he…

  7. The 'Dope' Soundtrack Is Awesome, Starting With This Hilarious Pharrell-Produced Song

    June 05, 2015 12:00 PM EDT As comedian Blake Anderson’s tech thug in the new film Dope correctly point outs, “Nobody really goes outside anymore.” To that end, Dope executive producer/music supervisor Pharrell Williams and the film’s leads Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons and Shameik Moore -- who comprise the fictional…

  8. Watch Hiatus Kaiyote Perform Three Songs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    June 04, 2015 2:46 AM EDT Hiatus Kaiyote has wrapped their U.S. tour by performing a mini-set for  Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Australian "future-soul" group played "By Fire" on air and a bonus track "Breathing Underwater," both of which are lifted from the sophomore album Choose Your Weapon …

  9. Universal Tells 'Blurred Lines' Judge Not to Violate Its Seventh Amendment Right

    June 02, 2015 12:24 PM EDT The right to a jury trial is the latest legal concept that gets blurred in this high-profile case. As a judge gets set to figure out what to do with a jury's $7.4 million verdict over "Blurred Lines," an argument has erupted between the parties about the meaning of the Seventh…

  10. Pharrell Honored, Kimye Steals the Show at CFDA Fashion Awards

    June 02, 2015 5:13 AM EDT It was Pharrell Williams who was being honored as a fashion icon, but it was another music superstar who got a lot of the attention at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards on Monday night. Introducing Pharrell, the producer-singer-songwriter who was receiving the evening&…

  11. Drake, Pharrell Williams Confirmed for Apple's Music Service (Minus That $19 Million Payday)

    June 01, 2015 3:31 PM EDT Apple’s revamped music service -- expected to be unveiled during Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (June 8-12) -- has at least two confirmed faces: Drake and Pharrell Williams , according to multiple sources familiar with negotiations. Billboard first reported the news in…

  12. Jennifer Lopez Excited about Bringing Her Show to Morocco

    May 28, 2015 11:30 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez  says she's excited about kicking off Morocco's Mawazine music festival, while insisting she's still just the girl from the Bronx. Morocco hosts the 14th edition of its massive 10-day long music festival starting Friday, this year featuring international stars…

  13. Watch Marlon Wayans Perform 'Happy' -- In Pharrell's Hat -- on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    May 27, 2015 2:18 PM EDT What, you don't think someone can perform "Happy" without Pharrell Williams ' iconic hat, right? The thing is a meme! So it's not a a surprise that Marlon Wayans chose to don one of his own when he performed Williams' ubiquitious hit "Happy" on this…

  14. 10 British Summer Music Festivals You Need to Know About Now

    May 19, 2015 3:34 PM EDT Amid Britain's castles, parks and farms, British fans revel in an endless summer of music. Decades before American music fans flocked to Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, the United Kingdom already boasted a thriving and diverse festival scene, one that has only increased in…

  15. Snoop Dogg’s Pharrell-Produced ‘Bush’ Is a Half-Baked Effort: Album Review

    May 12, 2015 1:10 PM EDT As an idea, Snoop Dogg 's 13th solo album, Bush , sounds great. It's his return to character after the detour of 2013's reggae hybrid, Reincarnated (recorded as Snoop Lion), and his first with a single (and ­singular) producer since his classic 1993 debut, Doggystyle , which Dr…

  16. 'Blurred Lines' Judge Asked to Grant New Trial

    May 03, 2015 1:42 PM EDT Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye family continue their fight in court with new requests. The newest stage of the copyright battle over "Blurred Lines" has commenced with new motions being presented on Friday (May 1) in a fight that resulted in a $7.4 million jury…

  17. Christina Aguilera Makes First Appearance on Hot Country Songs Chart

    April 30, 2015 7:39 PM EDT The pop diva visits the list for the first time following her "Nashville" arrival. Now that she's gone to Nashville , Christina Aguilera makes her first appearance on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart. Christina Aguilera Goes Country in Her First Musical 'Nashville…

  18. Usher, Big Sean, Pharrell & More Team With UNCF For $500K In Student Scholarships

    April 25, 2015 12:53 PM EDT Anthony Anderson can recall when he worried about scrounging up money to pay for the rest of his college tuition, food and housing while attending Howard University. Now the "Black-ish" star wants to help students avoid the same struggle. The actor-comedian and other…

  19. South Korean Firm Was Scammed Out of $375K for Fake Pharrell Show, FBI Says

    April 25, 2015 11:06 AM EDT A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams , FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. Sigismond Segbefia, of Silver Spring, Maryland, faces multiple charges,…

  20. Watch Tim Cook & the SVPs Dance to 'Happy' at Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash

    April 23, 2015 10:46 AM EDT Don't judge. No, it wasn't a scene from HBO's Silicon Valley . That really was Pharrell Williams performing "Happy" on the sun-swept campus of Apple in Cuppertino, Calif. And yes, that's totally CEO Tim Cook , worldwide marketing svp Phil Schiller and software…

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