1. Miley Cyrus Denies Drug Overdose, Continues Bangerz Tour

    May 07, 2014 9:41 AM EDT "I didn't have a drug overdose," Miley Cyrus insists. The singer restarted the Bangerz tour yesterday after a hospital stay sidelined her for three weeks , prompting online rumors. "I took some shitty antibiotics that a doctor gave me for a sinus infection and I had a…

  2. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  3. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  4. 14. Miguelito: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 9:34 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 (age 14)   Why He's Hot: At 14 years old, Puerto Rican singer Miguelito already boasts a Latin Grammy and a multi-million dollar branding business that includes "Miguelito" vitamins, clothing line, videogame, summer camp,…

  5. Earl Sweatshirt Performs 'Doris' Songs At NYC Show

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt's "secret" show yesterday (July 15) was at Ludlow Garage -- an auto repair shop. Cameras on tripods, microphones and DJ equipment replaced automobile tools; FADER affiliates replaced oil-covered mechanics; and Odd Future fans and media-related persons replaced…

  6. Reggaetón Teen Miguelito Signs to Blastmusic

    May 30, 2013 5:27 PM EDT Teen reggaetón star Miguelito, who at nine years old became the youngest artist to win a Latin Grammy, has signed with indie label BlastMusic (Beach Boys, Paul Wall, Eamon, Rakim) to release an English-language album this fall. Blastmusic began as a digital marketing services company…

  7. Datsik 'Cold Blooded' Premiere and Track-by-Track Review

    January 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST The Canadian DJ/producer walks us through each track of his brand-new EP. Datsik released his debut album 'Vitamin D' on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak last year, and co-headlined a tour with the label boss. But his style does not toy with electro or indie, like Aoki's: It's…

  8. 50 Cent on Headphone Line, Teaming with Timbaland at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 9:30 PM EST Cent 's first foray into headphones didn't go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster. A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of…

  9. Chris Lighty's Funeral Draws Hip-Hop Royalty

    September 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Diddy, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons Among Mourners in NYC LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs were among the stars who packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris Lighty. Mourners at the Manhattan funeral…

  10. Datsik Spirals: DJ Will Tour in a Vortex

    August 27, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Exclusive First Look at His 'Trippy' Booth for Firepower Records Tour Datsik is ready to spend the nights on his upcoming Firepower Records Tour in a vortex. For real. The Canadian dubstep DJ and producer (ne Troy Beetles) hatched the idea for the vortex-shaped DJ booth he'll…

  11. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Avoid 'Battles' on Tour, Talk Unfinished Songs Project

    June 07, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Do Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, one of the most successful husband-wife tandems in the music business, ever truly slow down? Their latest tour is proof that no, they don't. "We usually go out every summer," Giraldo tells Billboard. "Our agent is always trying to put…

  12. 50 Cent Partners with Pepsi to Distribute Street King Energy Shot

    January 02, 2012 2:05 PM EST After closing the year with his anticipated mixtape, "The Big 10," 50 Cent took to Twitter today (Jan. 2) to announce a partnership with Pepsi to distribute his energy shot, Street King. 50 Cent Drops 'The Big 10' Mixtape: Listen "I did a deal with Pepsi to distribute…

  13. Karmin's Style Council

    December 22, 2011 12:40 PM EST Chart Article An artist resembling Rosie the Riveter rapping like Busta Rhymes seems contradictory, but Amy Heidemann, one half of the band Karmin doesn't find her identity extraordinary. "I like that it has made [our music] more accessible to fans because it's not as…

  14. 21 Under 21: Miguelito (2011)

    September 27, 2011 9:57 AM EDT No. 20. Miguelito Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1999 (age 12) Why He's Hot: Pint-sized reggaetón star Miguelito is not only a Latin Grammy winner and regular on the Billboard charts, he's also a veritable branding machine. His line of products includes a video game ("Miguelito's Time…

  15. Postcard From Paris: Karmina Checks In From Europe

    July 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Last month, Billboard welcomed Karmina - sisters Kelly (above right) and Kamille Rudisill - to our New York headquarters before the independent pop duo embarked on a unique tour: performing at Apple Stores across Europe. "We did a show at the 3rd Street Promenade Apple Store in Santa…

  16. Chris Lighty Speaks on 50 Cent's Upcoming Ventures

    May 24, 2011 1:55 PM EDT With a business empire that spans from a record label to a Vitamin Water flavor of his own [Formula 50] to a comedy show, 50 Cent is the kind of mogul that most rappers can only brag about being. The Queens rapper recently made headlines, yet again, when he announced a venture with UberMedia.…

  17. 'Glee' Catches Bieber Fever

    February 16, 2011 12:25 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 15) episode of " Glee " mounted a huge salute to the hoodie-clad Justin Bieber , but ended the episode on a more rock note, "Sing"-ing out My Chemical Romance. Sue stages a "sue-icide" with gummy vitamins, leading Will and Emma to believe…

  18. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 02/12/2011

    February 12, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @NICKIMINAJ : Yes! I've teamed up with 1-800-FLOWERS…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 1/29/2011

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @TheEllenShow (Ellen DeGeneres): It's my birthday…

  20. Billboard Bits: Usher Talks Kicky Fan, Miles Davis Biopic News

    December 16, 2010 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Usher 'Got a Good Laugh' From Fan's Kick to Face During a concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday, a fan accidentally kicked Usher in the face after being brought onstage, but the R&B star is…

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