1. Op-Ed: Independent Musician Ron Pope: How I Made $250K From Streaming

    November 25, 2014 1:58 PM EST The debate around streaming isn't as simple as "streaming versus musicians" -- as independent artist Ron Pope explains. I’d like to start by saying this: I am an honest-to-goodness Taylor Swift fan. I’ve purchased each of her albums, I’ve seen her live, I cheer when she…

  2. Spanish Star Isabel Pantoja Enters Prison

    November 21, 2014 8:18 AM EST Singer and pop-culture icon starts two-year term for money laundering. Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja stepped out of a gray Mercedes and entered the gates of a women’s prison near Seville early on Friday morning. The artist known throughout Spain and Latin America as one of the all-time…

  3. 5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

    November 17, 2014 1:45 PM EST Screaming teens, candy-coated pizza, mariachi bands and grateful moms: inside 5SOS's weekend fan meetup. Upon entering 5 Seconds of Summer 's world, one must come prepared. You need the uniform of knee-high socks and punk rock t-shirts, the earplugs to muffle teen girls’…

  4. Spanish Star Isabel Pantoja Headed to Jail

    November 11, 2014 5:51 PM EST Multi-million-selling singer & celebrity media staple to start two-year sentence for money laundering. Isabel Pantoja , one of Spain's best-known singers and a pop-culture icon throughout the Spanish-speaking world, is expected to turn herself in at a relatively luxurious women&…

  5. Eminem vs. Women: 13 Ladies He's Bashed in Raps

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST Lana Del Rey is the latest in a string of female targets. Eminem has been known for his controversial rhymes since his major-label debut in 1999, but in a just-released cypher promoting the upcoming Shady Records compilation album, he crossed a new line: He invoked the name of Ray Rice,…

  6. Eminem Raps ‘I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face Twice Like Ray Rice’

    November 10, 2014 6:49 PM EST In a new cypher in support of the upcoming Shady Records compilation Shady XV, Eminem freestyles that he would “punch Lana Del Rey ,” and then makes a simile comparing the brutality to the recent Ray Rice controversy. Click here to watch the full video , and watch the isolated line below:…

  7. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Video Co-Star Jasmine V Talks Solo Career, Working With Kendrick Lamar

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST From: San Jose, Calif. Age: 20 Origin: A child actress with appearances on My Wife and Kids and That's So Raven , Jasmine Villegas signed with Damon Dash at age 12 before inking a deal with Sony, and then Interscope in 2013. "I was signed three times and was really discouraged…

  8. 'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

    October 19, 2014 11:31 PM EDT For the first time ever, American Idol fans will have the chance to tell a hopeful "you’re going to Hollywood!" Producers of the Fox singing series have added a new wrinkle, allowing viewers to have a say in which contestant will receive a coveted golden ticket to the show's…

  9. Raven-Symone to Oprah: 'I'm Tired of Being Labeled'

    October 07, 2014 9:09 PM EDT 'I'm an American; I'm not an African-American,' former Disney Channel star says on 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Raven-Symone has been in the public eye since she was just 3 years old, playing Olivia on The Cosby Show . From there, she released her debut album…

  10. Gridiron Grooves: Fans of Every NFL Team Reveal Their Favorite Artists

    September 26, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Football season is in full swing, and as always, music is playing a big part, blaring in stadiums to pump up home crowds (and keep the "Gangnam Style" horsey dance alive and well). To find out what each fan base was bumping, Billboard hit up Facebook's data crunchers, who…

  11. Rihanna Song Pulled From Thursday Night Football For Good

    September 16, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Jay Z's 'Run This Town,' featuring Rihanna, was cut last week due to the Ray Rice controversy, leading to angry tweets from the singer. UPDATE: Roc Nation released a statement to Billboard on Tuesday indicating that "Run This Town" was pulled by the label, not by CBS.…

  12. CBS Cuts NFL Segment With Rihanna Before Thursday Night Football Game

    September 11, 2014 6:53 PM EDT CBS seemed pretty excited when it announced a new segment that would open each NFL Thursday Night Football game this year with Jay-Z 's Rihanna -featuring track "Run This Town" and narration by Don Cheadle. But now it has cut the segment seemingly because Rihanna has been a…

  13. Lorde Talks 'Mockingjay,' 'Weird Al' and New Music Backstage at Lollapalooza 2014

    August 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Staring out into the sprawling sea of bodies — a crowd so dense that it spilled over into the neighboring stage’s real estate — Lorde took time out in the middle of her maiden Lollapalooza performance to sit on the edge of the stage and breathe in the impressive scene. Lollapalooza 2014: …

  14. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Cat Power on the title track. On June 20, NPR…

  15. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Bring Taste of California to Nashville

    June 10, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Thursday marks the kickoff for the 2014 season of Nashville Dancin' the annual concert series held on Nashville's Riverfront Park, and the night promises some interesting talent. The Kernal & His New Strangers and Los Colognes will be on the bill, as will headliner Houndmouth.…

  16. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  17. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  18. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

    April 04, 2014 5:18 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rita Ora Rita Ora looked white hot at the preview of The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Tuesday (April 1) in London, England…

  19. Macy Gray Boards Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

    March 18, 2014 6:03 PM EDT She'll recur in the Fox project starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Grammy winner Macy Gray is joining Fox's "Empire." The singer-actress has boarded the network's hip-hop drama pilot "Empire," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From "The…

  20. Sundance 2014: Nick Cave Performs at '20,000 Days on Earth' Premiere Party

    January 22, 2014 2:46 AM EST The line moved very slowly into Main Street's Downstairs Monday night, with a colorful bunch of characters trying to prove they were on the list for a party celebrating "20,000 Days on Earth." Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional music doc stars Nick Cave,…

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