1. The Man Behind Jay-Z and Mariah Carey's New Beverages: Going to 'Disrupt the Consumer Package Goods Market'

    June 22, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Jay-Z and Mariah Carey-brand drinks are coming to a Walgreens and Duane Reade store near you.  Carey's "Butterfly" pink lemonade and Jay-Z's "40/40" Arnold Palmer-like drink are hoping the "disrupt the consumer package goods market" says Kevin Liles of…

  2. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we've also seen nudity (and controversy) pop…

  3. Summer of Iggy Azalea: 'Fancy' Rapper Defends Her Cred, Talks Lorde (Cover Story)

    June 09, 2014 10:55 AM EDT The say-anything, foulmouthed, lightning rod rapper suddenly owns summer as she ties a Beatles chart record (but she doesn't even care): "I'd rather be the Stones" Late one early-summer Saturday night, Iggy Azalea , one of the hottest pop stars on the planet,…

  4. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  5. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In…

  6. SummerStage 2014: Ty Dolla $ign, Passenger, Andrew Bird, Dr. John Among Performers

    April 21, 2014 3:01 PM EDT The 2014 series begins June 3 with rapper Ty Dolla $ign and closes on Aug. 24 with the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Ty Dolla $ign, Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory, Passenger, Dr. John & the Night Trippers and Blood Orange are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of…

  7. 'Glee' Recap: New Waters 'Tested' As New York Matures

    April 16, 2014 3:12 AM EDT "Glee continues" to pull the curtain back on the wonderland of New York City. Dreams come true, but everything isn’t as simple as a musical in that town. Finding yourself isn’t a straight-line process, and the tests that you take to get to who you are and how you relate to those…

  8. Play Ball: Joan Jett Talks Baltimore Orioles' 2014 Season

    April 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jett loves the Orioles almost as much as she loves rock 'n' roll April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite…

  9. Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence

    April 03, 2014 1:18 PM EDT A undeniable, yet divisive, talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence, handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica's Supreme Court. Several roads…

  10. Jamaican Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

    March 13, 2014 8:32 PM EDT Embattled dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty today of the August 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. The incident allegedly took place at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew. Williams’ body has never been found. The 11…

  11. Janelle Monae, Charli XCX Cover 'Simply Irresistible': Listen

    March 04, 2014 5:47 AM EST Soul singer Janelle Monáe and British performer Charli XCX have put their own spins on Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible.” The covers were recorded for the celebrity network E’s “Live from the Red Carpet,” which accompanied its coverage of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Monáe,…

  12. Skylar Grey Pairs with David Guetta for 'Bang Bang' Cover, Talks Awkward Meeting

    January 20, 2014 7:10 PM EST How Skylar Grey and David Guetta got together is probably a lot different from how Sonny and Cher did. “We met at a sushi restaurant in LA,” Grey told Billboard this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The singer, who recently became a Utah resident, was in Park City, among…

  13. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  14. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter and Facebook

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long career both in the Velvet Underground and as…

  15. TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' Biopic to Premiere on VH1

    October 21, 2013 2:33 AM EDT For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic. But it was especially strange to watch Lil Mama, who played the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - the…

  16. Moody Blues, Roger Daltrey Headlining Music Cruise

    October 08, 2013 8:42 PM EDT Moody Blues are returning to the high seas next year. The rock band will host its second annual Moody Blues Cruise next April, aboard MSC Cruises' MSC Divina. The five-night cruise, which leaves from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has a theme that entails the "Return to the Isle of Wight,…

  17. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor's much-discussed open letter, in which…

  18. Amanda Palmer Gives Kickstarter Tips, Talks Haters, Feminism & Miley Cyrus at Bigsound

    September 13, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Focus on creating a clear, concise pitch video. And set a small, achievable financial target. Take note, because those are Amanda Palmer’s top tips for a winning Kickstarter project.  The Dresden Dolls co-founder, who became the crowd-sourcing standard-bearer when her campaign raised $1.2…

  19. Nick Cave Talks Religion, Fashion & Songwriting in Bigsound Keynote

    September 10, 2013 11:01 PM EDT He wasn’t in the house, but Nick Cave certainly made his presence felt on day one of Australia's Bigsound confab. The alternative rock legend tackled religion, fashion and his songwriting gremlins in a keynote interview conducted via Skype. TV personality Julia Zemiro had the tricky…

  20. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

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