1. Exclusive: Listen to 'Someone' by July Talk, Releasing Self-Titled Debut on Island Records

    February 18, 2015 10:00 AM EST Listening to Toronto-based five-piece July Talk is like doing CrossFit, or plunging into an outdoor hot tub in the middle of winter, or twirling around while wearing a blindfold. It's an extreme contrast of feelings and textures and sounds and temperatures. Peter Dreimanis' low,…

  2. 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…

  3. Kim Kardashian Gets Naked (Again) for 'Love' Magazine: See the Photos

    February 06, 2015 5:31 PM EST Can someone re-break the Internet? Well, Kim Kardashian is sure going to try, posting a new set of naked and nearly naked photos, this time from the U.K.'s Love magazine. Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Assets for Cheeky 'Paper' Covers It hasn't even been three months since…

  4. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" online in late 2013. Breaking a two-decade…

  5. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  6. Tomorrow's Hits: Starling Glow, Marlon Roudette & Saint Motel

    January 30, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Starling Glow Starling Glow, fronted by Orange County native Liz Anne Hill, nears Pop Songs with the hooky, guitar-infused "Ignite,"…

  7. New Signings: AM Only Signs ILoveMakonnen, Juvenile Returns to Cash Money, WME Inks Passion Pit

    January 16, 2015 8:10 AM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Sub Pop Records signs psychedelic pop artist Morgan Delt and rock band Doldrums . Delt is currently…

  8. Bostich+Fussible, Los Rakas, Chicano Batman to Play Coachella

    January 06, 2015 5:38 PM EST Tijuana DJs, Panamanian-American hip hop duo, and Latin soul Bandrepresent in 2015 fest line-up Chicano Batman, Nortec Collective's Bostich+Fussible, and Los Rakas are part of the just-announced lineup for Coachella 2015 . The California desert festival, set for the weekends of April…

  9. Madonna's MDNA Tour Wrapped 2 Years Ago Today: Our 5 Favorite Moments

    December 22, 2014 10:40 AM EST This past weekend,  Madonna  delighted fans by releasing six new songs off of Rebel Heart after several songs from the upcoming album leaked. In an exclusive Q&A with Billboard , Madge commented on the leak and her new material, calling it "rebellious and romantic." But let&…

  10. Trisha Yearwood on 'Prizefighter' Album: 'It Feels Like a Long Time Coming'

    November 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST Today marks the release of Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, the new release from Trisha Yearwood . It's her first musical project since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and she's happy the wait is finally over. "It feels like a long time coming. There's a…

  11. Exclusive: Watch Waters' Challenging Video for 'I Feel Everything'

    November 07, 2014 10:40 AM EST Check out an exclusive premiere of alt rock band Waters ' new video. "I Feel Everything" is a track off the band's recent EP It All Might Be OK , which was released on Oct. 14 on Vagrant Records.   "The video was shot at the Pink Motel, which is on the outskirts of…

  12. Listen to Kurt Cobain's Unearthed 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape

    November 03, 2014 9:43 PM EST A mixtape Kurt Cobain created in 1988 has been given some new life online, offering fans another glimpse into the Nirvana frontman's psyche with a strange but enjoyable collection of music and sounds.  Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It&…

  13. Perry Farrell Takes a Walk Down L.A. Memory Lane Before Sunset Strip Music Fest

    September 18, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Jane's Addiction will perform 'Nothing's Shocking' in its entirety on Friday. This weekend, Jane's Addiction will be the focal point of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a two-day long event celebrating the legendary strip's long musical heritage. On Friday…

  14. Mike Doughty Premieres New Hip-Hop-Influenced Song, Announces New Album & Tour

    August 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is back with a brand new album that’s a sharp left turn from anything he’s released lately. It’s fan-funded, heavily influenced by alternative hip-hop, and led by a track with a killer banjo riff. Check out the premiere of new song “Light Will Keep…

  15. Nortec Collective Premiere New Track 'Camino Verde': Listen

    August 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT If anyone partied like it was 1999, it was the guys from Nortec Collective.  After all, it was the year that the ensemble was founded. And in many ways, they were ahead of the pack using technology to create music, beats and fresh rhythms heard around the world from music halls to…

  16. Singer-Songwriter Dale Watson: Trucking Music Isn't Dead

    July 28, 2014 4:20 PM EDT If you're thinking of calling Dale Watson a country singer, think again. On the cover of the singer-songwriter's recently released 3-CD box set entitled  The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy  is a sticker that says “File Under Ameripolitan.” So, what exactly does that mean? “I don’t even…

  17. Don't Worry, Ohio Police Are Ready for Insane Clown Posse's Music Fest

    July 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT The Gathering of the Juggalos makes its Ohio debut this year after a troubled history With thousands of Juggalos descending upon Ohio's Legend Valley for Insane Clown Posse's annual music festival -- The Gathering of the Juggalos finds a new home near the tiny town of Thornville,…

  18. Blake Shelton Scores Record-Tying Fifth Country Airplay No. 1 From 'Story'

    June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT 'My Eyes' marks the fifth leader from 'Based On a True Story …,' matching the No. 1 output of Brad Paisley's '5th Gear' in 2007-08 Blake Shelton ties a vaunted Country Airplay chart record, and extends another that he already owned, as "My Eyes,"…

  19. Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dead at 70

    June 27, 2014 8:15 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul singer Bobby Womack, whose music was covered by, among others, the Rolling Stones, died Friday at age 70. A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed the news of his passing this morning to The Hollywood Reporter. He was suffering from…

  20. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with the word "summer" in their titles…

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