1. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23, at Los Angeles' Club…

  2. Nas Opens-Up for 'Illmatic' Anniversary Media Blitz

    April 16, 2014 5:22 AM EDT Nas’ seminal debut “Illmatic” is 20 years old this week. And to celebrate the deluxe reissue “Illmatic XX,” the Queens rapper took to the Web for a digital flurry of Q&As on the Tuesday release date.  From HuffPost Live to a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) , an iTunes session run through…

  3. Miley Cyrus Hospitalized With Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics

    April 15, 2014 8:26 PM EDT The "Wrecking Ball" singer is currently on her U.S. Bangerz tour and was scheduled to perform at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., but instead is laid up in bed after taking antibiotics.  "Kansas I promise I'm as heartbroken you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there…

  4. Loverboy Pulls In Generations X, Y and Z with Full-On Marketing Blitz (Video)

    April 15, 2014 8:02 PM EDT Never mind working for the weekend... Loverboy are everywhere you look these days, as major companies such as Taco Bell and Radio Shack use the band’s music and iconic red leather jackets and bandanas imagery to promote their products to the ‘80s generation which grew upon the group, and…

  5. Sean 'Puffy' Combs To Speak At Howard University Commencement, Receive Honorary Degree

    April 15, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Sean Combs Back to Puff Daddy With…

  6. Roselyn Sanchez, Raul Gonzalez, Laura Flores to Host the Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT TV personality Raul Gonzalez, actress Roselyn Sanchez and singer/TV host Laura Flores have been tapped to host the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24 live from Miami on Telemundo.  Presented by State Farm, the awards show will air at 7 pm/6c and will feature some of the biggest…

  7. Juan Gabriel Cancels 3 Shows Due to Pneumonia

    April 15, 2014 3:11 PM EDT Juan Gabriel, the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter, has postponed his first three California shows after being rushed to the hospital early on Monday in Las Vegas where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, according to representatives for the 64-year-old crooner.   Gabriel was scheduled to…

  8. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  9. Boyce Avenue, ‘No Limits’: Exclusive EP Premiere

    April 15, 2014 1:50 PM EDT The Sarasota, Florida-native rockers Boyce Avenue make a return with their “No Limits” EP, their first release since 2010. The album is being released independently through the group’s own label 3 Peace Records and features a collaboration with dance producer/DJ Milkman, which is available…

  10. Vava Voom feat. Sean Kingston, 'Supersonic': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 15, 2014 11:38 AM EDT Swiss pop singer Vava Voom is an up-and-coming artist to look out for and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of her brand new music video. In giving the energetic, dance-friendly synthpop track "Supersonic" the video treatment, Vava Voom traveled far from home, hitting up iconic…

  11. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  12. The Tax Man Cometh: 10 Artists That Got Unpleasant IRS Attention

    April 15, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Time to pony up to the IRS. Those that have failed to historically have had to deal with them eventually, whether they liked it or not. Willie Nelson, Ja Rule, Toni Braxton and more can confirm. With the deadline for IRS Tax filing today (Tuesday, April 15, folks!), here's a reminder…

  13. Lady Gaga Joining PSY, 2NE1 at Summer Music Festival in Seoul

    April 15, 2014 10:24 AM EDT Lady Gaga will join some of the biggest names in K-pop at a music festival in South Korea this summer. YG Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Gaga will headline day two of the AIA Real Life: Now Festival, slated to take over Seoul's Jamsil Sports Complex on August 15-16. Related…

  14. AC/DC 'Retirement' Rumors Rumble On Down Under

    April 15, 2014 6:35 AM EDT UPDATE: Insiders tell Billboard that there's no truth to the breakup rumor, though the group's management and Columbia Records, its current label, have chosen not to comment on the matter. Get the full story Earlier: Depending on which news outlet you believe, the members of…

  15. Michael Jackson's Mother Should Pay Court Costs, Judge Says

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued the tentative ruling calling on the…

  16. Ed Sheeran Announces Solo Arena Tour

    April 14, 2014 12:20 PM EDT It's been a month of firsts for Ed Sheeran. The singer-songwriter landed on the cover of Billboard , released the opening single off his highly anticipated sophomore album, rocked "Saturday Night Live," and now he's announced his first-ever headlining arena tour of North…

  17. Robyn to Release Mini-Album 'Do It Again' with Royksopp May 26

    April 14, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Listen to a clip of new song "Monument" Shortly after announcing a highly-anticipated tour with Röyksopp, Robyn has dropped even more juicy news about her collaborations with the Norwegian electropop duo. Together, Robyn and Röyksopp crafted a 5-song "mini-album" …

  18. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Tickets Are On Sale

    April 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Want to see Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Lorde contend for trophies at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas? How about getting to watch Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo or Imagine Dragons hit the stage for dynamic performances? Tickets for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are now via a…

  19. Coachella 2014: Lana Del Rey Debuts 'West Coast' Single In Star-Making Performance

    April 14, 2014 7:40 AM EDT The fact that the debut of Lana Del Rey's anxiously awaited new single, "West Coast," amounted to an afterthought of her performance at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival on Sunday night (Apr. 13) is perhaps the biggest compliment the set can receive. "…

  20. John Legend to Play One-Off Gig for Citi Credit Card Holders

    April 14, 2014 2:03 AM EDT John Legend is one busy dude. The Grammy-winning performer will give a special performance at L.A.’s Emerson Theatre on April 21 with proceeds going to Teach for America. The show will be exclusively for Citi ThankYou card members, cementing the bank’s relationship with Legend after…

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