1. Becky G Talks iHeartRadio Fiesta, Pitbull in Video Interview

    October 23, 2014 9:50 AM EDT The 17-year-old gets to show off her raps and moves where she grew up. Becky G 's tias , or -- en Inglés  --  aunties, are pretty excited right about now.  Not only will their niece be performing in her hometown of Inglewood, Calif., but the 17-year-old rapper will be on the same bill…

  2. Twista, 'The Dark Horse': Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 06, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Four years after the release of The Perfect Storm , Twista returns with his ninth studio album, The Dark Horse . A week before its release (August 12), Billboard has an exclusive stream of The Dark Horse . Listen below: The 13-track standard version is laced with Twista's signature…

  3. Watch: Twista Tackles Domestic Abuse In 'Got Away' Video

    July 30, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Twista tackles some serious issues in the latest video for his single, "Got Away." The Scott Emo-directed video follows a couple involved in domestic abuse and infidelity. "This video is supposed to have a lot of meaning and to help soothe one's pain after experiencing any…

  4. Playboy Jazz Festival: Allen Stone, Fantasia, Dianne Reeves Heat Up Hollywood

    June 16, 2014 6:09 PM EDT A relatively sedate audience was on hand for Los Angeles' summer rite of passage, the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 14-15). There was no line of dancing patrons snaking around the Hollywood Bowl as in years past. Or beach balls being volleyed from box to box. But several acts…

  5. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The first of Aaliyah's three studio albums is a tease, an outlier and, above all, an annunciation. The rising R&B star was just 15 years old at the time of its 1994 release, and thanks to the risqué title and sultry way she sings these dozen songs, she manages to transcend spotty…

  6. Jon Pardi Keeps Country's Good Times Rolling With 'Up All Night'

    December 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Earlier this year, after his first single, "Missin' You Crazy," fizzled out at No. 25 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, developing Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Pardi went to Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) chairman/CEO Mike Dungan with a big question.…

  7. J. Cole Drops 'Truly Yours 2' EP on Heels of 'Cole World': Listen

    May 01, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Hear the six-song mixtape from the "Born Sinner" rapper. After dropping his new single, “Cole Summer,” on Tuesday night, J. Cole quickly followed up with a new 6-track EP. The sequel to February’s 5-track “Truly Yours” EP, “Truly Yours 2," available for free, features Young…

  8. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  9. Clay Aiken, Dee Snider Tapped For 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    January 04, 2012 10:45 AM EST Mob boss widow Victoria Gotti, singer Clay Aiken and IndyCar champ Michael Andretti are on tap for the next edition of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Host Donald Trump announced the new batch of contenders on Wednesday's "Today" show. They also include "Real…

  10. Big Sean 'Finally Famous,' Preps Tour with Wiz Khalifa

    July 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "So the last shall be first, and the first, last." So goes the passage from the book of Matthew in the King James Bible. But scripture wasn't on the mind of Island Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean when he wrote "My Last," the lead single from his debut album, …

  11. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  12. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  13. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST ** Overheard in the bathroom: "Green tea drop to Christina Aguilera has been done" (security guard). "We're missing Dad!" (a Jonas Brother outside the bathroom). ** Kathy Griffin revealed that, like the Jonas Brothers, "I am not ready to lose my virginity. I am…

  14. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My December" (RCA) debuts on The Billboard 200…

  15. Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Charles Smith Dies

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Smith died in Maplewood, N.J., on Tuesday after a long illness, according…

  16. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  17. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  18. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  19. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  20. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

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