1. Common & No I.D. Talk 'Resurrection' Anniversary & Making of 'Nobody's Smiling': Exclusive Q&A

    July 29, 2014 1:40 PM EDT It's been twenty years since Common 's sophomore LP, Resurrection , shook up the rap industry and gave hip-hop fans the classic ode "I Used to Love H.E.R." The rapper/actor hasn't slowed down since. Last week, via producer and Def Jam Executive Vice President No I.D.&…

  2. Garfunkel & Oates Sets 14-Date U.S. Tour (Exclusive)

    July 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Garfunkel & Oates are hitting the road. The comedy music duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have teamed with Live Nation for a 14-date U.S. trek that kicks off Aug. 22 in Dallas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment are producing the tour. Under…

  3. Pharrell Williams Launches Sprint's HTC One (M8) Phone with High Tech, Sound Sessions Concert

    April 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT On Tuesday (April 29) night, Hot 100 leading man (for 10 straight weeks now) Pharrell Williams packed out New York City’s Webster Hall to headline the Sprint Sound Session, a concert event to launch the mobile service provider’s new HTC One (M8) phone. Songs that he’s produced either as…

  4. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    April 28, 2014 3:12 PM EDT From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny's Child and more --…

  5. Kelis, 'FOOD': Track-By-Track Review

    April 21, 2014 1:08 PM EDT For her latest career reinvention, Kelis is trying on a rock-and-soul hybrid helmed by producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) with an album called "FOOD" (out Tuesday on Ninja Tune), conveniently released at the same time as she's hosting a new show for the Cooking Channel, …

  6. 20 Hot Coachella Moments: Jay Z & Beyoncé Cameos, Nirvana Covers & Pharrell's Stars Day 2

    April 13, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Coachella 2014 rolled on Saturday (April 13) with epic performances by Lorde , Muse , Skrillex and headliner Pharrell Williams and guests including Gwen Stefani and Diddy among the dozens of acts rocking the desert. Take a time-stamped look at the 20 hottest happenings on the festival's…

  7. Gwen Stefani's Coachella Cameo Hints At Solo Return?

    April 13, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Pharrell suggests that his "Hollaback Girl" guest is returning to the music industry. Gwen Stefani bestowed the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with one of its biggest surprises when she skipped onstage during Pharrell Williams' set on Saturday night (April 12)…

  8. Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams Rules With Hits, The Hat & Huge Guest Stars

    April 13, 2014 7:08 AM EDT Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and others help the singer/rapper/producer own Indio. Pharrell Williams continued his impossibly long hot streak during his performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday (Apr. 12), recruiting some of his most famous friends and…

  9. John Frusciante Launches New Album Into Space

    March 31, 2014 8:20 PM EDT There's an object in space right now near earth, and it's carrying a highly curious signal; whip out your smartphone and perhaps you'll crack its code. Last Saturday (March 29), a NEPTUNE Modular Rocket was launched into space, carrying with it a Cube Satellite deemed Sat-JF14.…

  10. Yardnoise's Chad Hugo, 'Face Your Destiny (Manny's Theme)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 10, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny." One of the film's directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to create a music video for the track "Face…

  11. Why Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Album is Worth Revisiting - If Only For One Song

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST Pharrell's first album has been dismissed by everyone, including Pharrell himself. But one track offers something that "G I R L" does not. Although it didn't arrive upon a pillowy cloud of recent hits in the way that "G I R L" recently did, Pharrell Williams&…

  12. Nicole Atkins on Taking Risks, Getting a Boost From Bruce Springsteen

    March 04, 2014 6:33 PM EST Nicole Atkins gives all props to Bruce Springsteen for helping her exceed the PledgeMusic campaign goal for her new album, "Slow Phaser" -- by a long shot. Seems Atkins met her fellow New Jersey singer-songwriter a couple years ago at the annual Light of Day benefit concert to…

  13. Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX Channel 'Clueless' For 'Fancy' Video: Watch

    March 04, 2014 1:46 PM EST Iggy Azalea has emitted the delightful scent of nostalgia with the music video for "Fancy," her new single with Charli XCX. Front and center in the throwback clip: a certain 1995 comedy film starring Alicia Silverstone. In the "Clueless" homage, Azalea is Cher Horowitz…

  14. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Hits No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 26, 2014 1:26 PM EST After two weeks at No. 2, the song rises to the top, dethroning Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, after four weeks at the summit. Plus, John Legend lands his first top 10 Clap for Pharrell Williams, whose bouncy single "Happy" reaches the top of…

  15. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to star in a dazzling second act. If he had…

  16. CODE First Play: Vindata featuring Kenzie May, 'All I Really Need'

    February 25, 2014 12:14 PM EST Musically speaking, Vindata’s Jared Poythress and Branden Ratcliff could not be more millenial. Their influences include all that their ‘90s childhoods could offer plus that edge of eclectic, genre-blending urbanity that only living in Los Angeles (or most major North American cities) can…

  17. ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 12:13 PM EST On his 2012 independent release "Habits & Contradictions," ScHoolboy Q was dangerous -- and not in the boasting-about-your-guns type of way, but in the I-love-drunk-driving type of way. He was fiendish and self-sabotaging, sinking into the simple indulgences of sex, money…

  18. NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Tour, Debuts New Track 'State I'm In' (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST When NEEDTOBREATHE kicks off their upcoming tour May 1st  at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO most fans will have no idea what a rocky road it was for the band to get there. In fact, lead vocalist Bear Rinehart admits they came very close to calling it quits, but somewhere in making…

  19. Pharrell Williams Rattles Through Hits & Guest Stars at NBA All-Star Player Introductions: Watch

    February 16, 2014 9:09 PM EST Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and Nelly all helped the singer-producer deliver the goods. Pharrell Williams continued his year-long hot streak with a hits-laden, crowd-dazzling performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night (Feb. 16) at New Orleans Arena, as part of the…

  20. Lady Gaga Filming New Video at California Castle: Report

    February 12, 2014 7:12 PM EST Pop star filming unnamed music video at castle built by William Randolph Hearst Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video. The San Luis Obispo Tribune says filming is taking…

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