1. Tupac Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Meets Swift Demise on Broadway

    July 14, 2014 8:42 PM EDT After opening to disastrous business and poor reviews on June 19, the urban rap musical inspired by the lyrics and poetry of Tupac Shakur will close next Sunday. The 2014-15 Broadway season is barely underway, but it already has a major casualty that seems likely to earn a place among the…

  2. Tupac Shakur Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' Releases New Songs Ahead of Opening: Listen

    May 31, 2014 2:47 PM EDT "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the new musical inspired by Tupac Shakur, is only days away from beginning previews at New York’s Palace Theatre on June 2. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical To help stir up buzz, three tracks from the Broadway show have been…

  3. 'Slam' Star Saul Williams Cast In Tupac Musical

    April 07, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Casting is in place for the world premiere of "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the Broadway musical about struggling inner-city lives, inspired by and set to the music and lyrics of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Heading the cast of the non-biographical musical drama is Saul Williams, the…

  4. Jimmy Kimmel Makes Up Fake Bands, Asks SXSW Hipsters About Them: Watch

    March 14, 2014 9:32 PM EDT We all know that guy or girl, the one who always knows -- or purports to know -- every band or musician you mention, no matter how obscure the artist. Jimmy Kimmel's penchant for exposing many of those folks as frauds took him to Coachella last year , where he and his crew made up fake…

  5. Terrace Martin, 'You're the One': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 01, 2013 1:46 PM EDT A month after releasing his latest single, "You're the One," Terrace Martin shares a visual for the self-produced, smooth cut. The ILL Camille-directed video for "You're the One," exclusively premiered on The Juice, finds the rapper/producer out for a low-key…

  6. Ask Billboard: Country, Where The Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  7. Random Celebs Sing "Let It Be" for Norwegian TV, Make Weirdest Video Ever

    December 05, 2010 2:15 PM EST What happens when a bunch of where-are-they-now '80s singers, washed-up TV actors and random who-are-they-again celebrities unite to lip-sync a Beatles song for Norwegian television? You get one of the weirdest music videos to hit the Internet all year. The 'We Are the World'…

  8. Alan Jackson: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'TRAIN' ON TRACK The Newnan, Ga., native made his Arista debut with his 1989 album "Here in the Real World," which the RIAA has certified double-platinum. Since then he's continually populated country radio with such hits as "Don't Rock the Jukebox," …

  9. Death Row Records Moving Into Movie Production

    August 18, 2009 5:55 PM EDT Newly-resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins ("Flashpoint…

  10. Whispers To Record First Gospel Album

    May 15, 2009 7:54 AM EDT Kingdom Records has signed the Whispers to record the legendary R&B group's first gospel album. Grammy Award-winning gospel icon Fred Hammond is on board to produce several tracks for the project, which is tentatively slated for a fall 2009 release. "We've been wanting to…

  11. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will…

  12. Hilary Duff Eyeing 'Bonnie And Clyde' Remake

    January 27, 2009 8:28 PM EST The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with pop star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers. Tonya S. Holly is directing "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon…

  13. Ask Billboard

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and more. GET LOST? Keith, I have two album-sales questions I was hoping you could answer. First, I've noticed that Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" mysteriously faded relatively pretty…

  14. Billboard Bits: Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps & More

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps, Apollo, Pearl Jam Spoon, Brendan Benson, the Dears, Mates Of State, VHS Or Beta, Dungen and the Q & Not U are the first acts confirmed for the fifth Siren Music Festival, sponsored by the Village Voice. The free event will be held July 16 at New…

  15. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  17. Got to Move Something

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like smooth jazz? How about funk? R&B? World music, reggae, neo-soul? If so, jazz-funk vet J. Like smooth jazz? How about funk? R&B? World music, reggae, neo-soul? If so, jazz-funk vet J. "Plunky" Branch and his band Oneness deliver a double-CD set—one studio disc, one live…

  18. Lance Bass Faces Space Trip Deadline

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lance Bass' space voyage is at risk while Hollywood dealmakers and Russian bureaucrats squabble over payment for the pop idol's $20 million trip. "We have a contract, but we don't have any money," Rus Lance Bass' space voyage is at risk while Hollywood dealmakers…

  19. Redding Honors Hendrix On New Live Set

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Noel Redding, the bass player of the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience, talks about the gig in the Czech Republic documented on his new live album, "Live From Bunkr. Prague," due June 24 from Track Re "We didn't want to do the whole lot of the Experience but there again…

  20. 11TunesOnTV

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-releated TV listings for March 11-17, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002 "Fear Factor," NBC Featured Artist: Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson (also scheduled: Stephen Baldwin, Alison Sweeney, Kelly Packard, Alan Thicke, Ali Landry; hosted by Joe Rogan). "The NewMusic,…

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