1. Photographer Matt Irwin, Who Worked With Taylor Swift, One Direction & More, Dies at 36

    May 07, 2016 1:14 PM EDT Celebrity and fashion photographer Matt Irwin, who photographed numerous A-list faces including Taylor Swift , Rihanna , Brie Larson and One Direction , died unexpectedly on May 5, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Saturday (May 7). He was 36. A representative at Irwin's photo…

  2. Iggy Azalea's 'Team' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    March 18, 2016 4:02 PM EDT Iggy Azalea is back: The rapper’s single “Team” scores the No. 1 rank on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart on Friday (March 18), becoming the most shared and discussed track on the social-media network for five straight hours through noon ET. The Trending 140 chart measures…

  3. Rita Ora Demands Freedom From Roc Nation, Citing Jay Z's New Pursuits

    December 17, 2015 12:26 PM EST Rita Ora , British chart-topping songstress and coach on The Voice UK , has filed a lawsuit that addresses the current state of Roc Nation and tests California's famous "seven-year rule" on personal service contracts. In a complaint filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior…

  4. CAA Parts Ways with Cara Lewis, Agent for Eminem and Iggy Azalea

    November 04, 2015 12:55 AM EST Hip-hop agent Cara Lewis is leaving talent agency CAA, Billboard has confirmed. The New York-based Lewis joined the firm in 2012 after a 23-year run at rival William Morris Endeavor. She has represented the likes of Kanye West , who left CAA for UTA in March,  Eminem , Tupac Shakur and Public…

  5. MTV EMAs: Charli XCX is Really Excited For Adele's New Album

    October 25, 2015 10:07 PM EDT British singer/songwriter Charli XCX showed up at the MTV EMAs to present to Justin Bieber one of his many awards Sunday night in Milan. But there was just one thing on her mind: Adele’s new album, 25 , out Nov. 20. The single “Hello” already has nearly 61 million views on YouTube . …

  6. Iggy Azalea Shuts Down Rita Ora's 'Lady Marmalade' Remake, But Charli XCX Is 'Down'

    October 12, 2015 5:06 PM EDT It looks like Rita Ora is going to have to tweak her "Lady Marmalade" dream team. Ora stated in a recent interview that she'd love to be a part of covering the iconic song along with Iggy Azalea , Miley Cyrus and Charli XCX . Charli responded to a tweet by Billboard saying that…

  7. Rita Ora Wants to Recreate 'Lady Marmalade' With Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX

    October 12, 2015 11:32 AM EDT “Lady Marmalade” has evolved quite a bit since its debut in 1975 and singer Rita Ora is hoping to bring it back once again. 'Marmalade' Propels 'Moulin Rouge' To Platinum The song saw a resurgence in 2001 when the Labelle's  original song was covered by Christina…

  8. Chris Brown & Rita Ora Tease New Song 'Body on Me'

    July 25, 2015 5:44 PM EDT Chris Brown and Rita Ora both took to Instagram on Friday, July 24, to confirm that they have teamed up for a new song that’s on the way. Chris Brown Gets Clearance to Clear Out of Philippines After 3-Day Delay “Coming soon (BODY ON ME),” Brown captioned the photo. Ora posted the…

  9. Simon Cowell to Attend ‎'X Factor' U.K. Auditions After Mother's Death

    July 13, 2015 2:28 AM EDT Auditions for the new season of ITV talent show The X Factor U.K. ‎are set to start on Wednesday, with creator and judge Simon Cowell attending following the death of his mother on Sunday. Auditions were originally set to begin on Monday, but producers announced a delay due to the death.…

  10. A$AP Rocky Admits Rita Ora Diss Was 'Tasteless'

    July 06, 2015 4:46 PM EDT A$AP Rocky admits that his disrespectful lyrics about Rita Ora was "tasteless of me." The rapper looked back at the lyrics he penned for his At.Long.Last.A$AP song “Better Things,” which described a sexual encounter with Ora. "I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth/ Next…

  11. Rita Ora Replacing Mel B as U.K. 'X Factor' Judge

    June 16, 2015 3:25 PM EDT Rita Ora and BBC radio host Nick Grimshaw will join The X Factor U.K . on ITV as judges. They will replace Mel B and Louis Walsh. Also confirmed on Tuesday (June 16) was that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and show creator Simon Cowell would remain on the judging panel. The new panel is part of a…

  12. Rita Ora Explains Things Got 'A Bit Weird' With Calvin Harris After 'I Will Never Let You Down' Release

    June 15, 2015 9:58 PM EDT Even though they broke up a year ago, Rita Ora can't escape questions about her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris .  Rita Ora Calls Taylor Swift 'One of the Most Incredible Songwriters of Our Generation' In a recent interview with Marie Claire , the Southpaw star said, "There was…

  13. Drake Drives to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    June 12, 2015 5:08 PM EDT The rapper scores his first leader on the Top Tracks survey, while Eminem and Lil Wayne join him in the top 10. Plus, Rita Ora's new single debuts! Drake earns his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart as “Know Yourself” re-enters atop the survey dated…

  14. 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…

  15. Harvey Weinstein on A-List 'Finding Neverland' Soundtrack and Getting 'Spanked' With Tonys Snub: Exclusive

    June 05, 2015 7:30 AM EDT When Jennifer Hudson took the Tony Awards stage last year to perform “Neverland” from  Finding Neverland , the first Broadway show under Harvey Weinstein’s Weinstein Live banner, hopes were high for the then-yet-to-open show’s Tony prospects. But the stage-hogging move by Weinstein --…

  16. Rita Ora Releases Fiery 'Poison' Video: Watch

    June 03, 2015 8:33 AM EDT To say the least, Rita Ora 's video for "Poison" is not short on drama. The visual follows Ora, who is plucked from obscurity on the street by a photographer while hanging out with her pals. From there she quickly becomes a fashion model and muse. But stardom isn't that…

  17. Calvin Harris Finds His 'Glamour U.K.' Awards Man of the Year Win 'Unexpected'

    June 03, 2015 7:38 AM EDT Calvin Harris is now officially the Man of the Year. Well, that is according to Glamour U.K. The EDM star was among a myriad of A-listers who all attended the star-studded Women of the Year Awards in in London. However, Harris was pretty surprised by the win. "Me at Glamour awards…

  18. Rita Ora Teases Fierce 'Poison' Video Looks Ahead of Release

    June 02, 2015 8:45 AM EDT Can't wait until June 3 when Rita Ora will officially debut her "Poison" video? That's just fine. The singer has dropped a few images to tide you over until Wednesday. On social media, the singer posted three snapshots from the video, which tease what looks to be one very…

  19. A$AP Rocky’s 'At.Long.Last.A$AP' Is the Perfect Experiment: Album Review

    May 29, 2015 11:39 AM EDT Two years after Beyonce 's self-titled coup, the term "surprise album" has become a misnomer, especially in hip-hop. In the first three months of 2015, Drake , Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt all dropped records with little to no warning. So it wasn't a shock when A$AP…

  20. A$AP Rocky Explains Sexually Explicit Rita Ora Insult on New Album

    May 27, 2015 6:00 PM EDT If you listened to  A$AP Rocky 's recently dropped new album At.Long.Last.A$AP , you might have found yourself taken aback by a very explicit insult on an otherwise great song called "Better Things." Here's Rocky's rant:  "Swear that bitch  Rita Ora  got a big…

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