1. Drake Decoded: 10 Subliminal Shots on 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

    February 13, 2015 5:11 PM EST Thursday night felt like Christmas day for Drake fans. The 28-year-old rapper dropped his brand-new album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, unannounced. In true Drake fashion, there are hidden messages and subliminal shots littered throughout the LP. Drake's Surprise Album…

  2. Sturgill Simpson Plays Dynamic Set at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Live Review

    February 13, 2015 4:33 PM EST On Thursday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, country singer Sturgill Simpson played his second sold-out New York City show in as many days. A country singer selling out a New York venue? That's right: Simpson played to a room packed full of people who know every word to songs…

  3. Bachata Sensation Prince Royce Wants To Be Latin's Next Crossover King

    February 13, 2015 2:44 PM EST Prince Royce is literally trying to find his voice. Eyeing a pop breakthrough with his first English-language album, the Bronx-born bachata star met his vocal coach for the first time only 10 minutes ago. But they're already locked in, working through each line of the 25-year-old's…

  4. Janelle Monae Becomes a Mini-Mogul With Her Revamped Label

    February 13, 2015 1:30 PM EST On the palatial 35th floor of the Sony building in Midtown Manhattan, two large conference rooms have been requisitioned for what stylist Maeve Reilly calls her "pop-up store." One room is circled with racks of sleek, high-fashion finery; a large table overflows with jewelry and…

  5. Will Smith Wants to Make More Music: 'I Got the Bug'

    February 12, 2015 10:43 PM EST Will Smith may be "Gettin' "Jiggy Wit It" again. He says he's hoping to return to hip-hop and never stopped recording privately. Smith, whose last solo album was released in 2005, and Kanye West were photographed in a recording studio together in Brazil last February.…

  6. Op-Ed: Where Were the Rap Awards During the Grammys?

    February 10, 2015 8:24 PM EST Sunday's Grammy Awards reiterated the traditions that accompany celebrating "Music's Biggest Night": a union of industry veterans and newcomers, the world's most enviable talent roster and a swath of awards recognizing artists from music's biggest genres.…

  7. Producer Sergio George to be Honored at BMI Latin Awards

    February 10, 2015 10:58 AM EST Top Latin songwriters and publishers to be announced at Miami Beach ceremony. Sergio George, the producer whose recordings with Marc Anthony , the Salsa Giants, Prince Royce and many other artists have revolutionized the sound of tropical music, will be honored with the BMI President's…

  8. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  9. Beck Has the Lowest-Selling Grammy Album of the Year Since 2008

    February 09, 2015 4:12 PM EST When Prince revealed that Beck 's Morning Phase won album of the year at the 2015 Grammys , it wasn't a shock simply because Beyonce 's Beyonce was the favorite. It was a huge surprise because, unlike most albums to nab the big Grammy honor, Beck's latest wasn't a…

  10. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to R&B Singer Preston Harris' 'Love Crazy' EP

    February 09, 2015 4:07 PM EST It's always been important for an artist to make a strong impression with a debut. After all, the music business isn't known for giving second chances. But in a world where infinite numbers of new tunes are just a click away, the stakes are higher: It's important to make a…

  11. Watch Hozier Talk Next Single, Haim Love in Grammys Red Carpet Interview

    February 09, 2015 2:53 PM EST Before he wowed us alongside Annie Lennox with one of the night's best performances , Hozier caught up with Billboard on the Grammys' red carpet. So what's it feel like to be thrown into stardom, asked to play in front of first row celebrities like Kanye West and Prince ? Any…

  12. Grammys 2015: Kanye West's Stage Crash Was Top Twitter Moment

    February 09, 2015 11:01 AM EST Sure, trophies were distributed during last night's telecast, but who really won the Grammy Awards? According to social media, it was Kanye West , Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran . On Twitter, two-time performer (and, once again, stage crasher) West was the most mentioned artist of the night,…

  13. Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead List of Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 09, 2015 9:45 AM EST Awards to Air Live April 30 on Telemundo Following groundbreaking years that saw them set records in multiple arenas, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead the list of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm. Santos, who made history last year when he…

  14. Grammys 2015: 51 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 09, 2015 12:27 AM EST You saw Sam Smith accept four awards and dozens of performers hit the stage on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, but that was only part of the story. To see when Taylor Swift had to get up and dance -- and read about her surprise lovefest with Kanye West -- Billboard is here to help.…

  15. Grammys 2015: Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Prince Pay Tribute to Black Lives Matter Movement

    February 09, 2015 12:25 AM EST Sprinkled through out the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8 were tributes to the "Black Lives Matter" movement, which is a call to action and response to anti-Black racism created after unjust deaths of young black men. The 57th Grammy Awards   Pharrell Williams -- who won three…

  16. Grammys 2015: Epic Records President Asks Kanye to Grab Beck's Album of the Year Statue

    February 08, 2015 11:02 PM EST Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone threw a little shade down on Beck's Album of the Year win for Morning Phase , asking Kanye to take the cherub-faced polymath's new trophy from him. Beck's win was a huge upset over Beyonce 's much-favored self-titled record -- but hey,…

  17. Grammys 2015: Kanye Almost Protests Beck's Album of the Year Win

    February 08, 2015 10:51 PM EST Beck wasn't the only one surprised he won album of the year at the 2015 Grammys , beating out  Beyonce 's Beyonce , the favorite to win. Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage Kanye -- echoing his 2009 VMAs appearance when he interrupted Taylor Swift , who beat Beyonce…

  18. D'Angelo Launches 'Second Coming' Tour With Mesmerizing Apollo Theater Concert

    February 08, 2015 10:34 AM EST D'Angelo treated his fans with borderline cruelty by making them wait nearly 15 years for his Black Messiah album, but in many ways New Yorkers had it worst. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah,' and Why Waiting 14 Years For Music Isn't a Bad Thing Since he first began…

  19. Queen Latifah, Meek Mill Close Roots' Pre-Grammy Blowout

    February 07, 2015 10:35 AM EST The Roots hadn't held their traditional pre-Grammy, late-night jam session since 2012, so this year, they made up for it with four nights of music as eclectic as the hip-hop band itself. Thursday night was the last concert at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, where the Tonight Show house band…

  20. 'Teen Wolf' Star Arden Cho Reveals 5 Favorite K-Pop Acts at 2015 DramaFever Awards

    February 06, 2015 9:05 PM EST The MTV actress exclusively tells Billboard about her love for powerful females and YG Entertainment acts. The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards took place in New York on Feb. 6 to honor international television, movies and actors shown on DramaFever , the popular streaming service for global TV…

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