1. Raheem DeVaughn Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums

    February 26, 2015 5:43 PM EST Plus, Wiz Khalifa bows with 'Furious 7' soundtrack song, featuring Iggy Azalea. R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums with his latest set, Love Sex Passion , opening with 13,000 copies sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music. It&…

  2. Blur Steps 'Out' on Twitter Top Tracks

    February 26, 2015 4:12 PM EST Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts. U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's newest offering previews their first studio…

  3. Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise': Track-by-Track Review

    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Close to a year ago, things weren't looking so good for Big Sean . The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was in the midst of a breakup with former fiance and Glee star Naya Rivera ; it seemed to be on the verge of getting very public and very ugly. Kendrick Lamar 's verse off "Control…

  4. Cypress Hill's B Real Talks Opening His Medical-Marijuana Dispensary, New All-Star 'Mixtape' and 'Ultimate Stoner Lineup'

    February 17, 2015 2:34 PM EST Cypress Hill 's B Real (whose real name is Louis Freese) has fame and money, but he still needed a lot of luck for his next business venture outside of music: a medical marijuana dispensary in Southern California's Orange County. The musician-actor-TV entrepreneur was one of six out…

  5. Ty Dolla $ign Recruits Charli XCX, Tinashe for 'Drop That Kitty': Listen

    February 17, 2015 11:56 AM EST Ty Dolla $ign continues the star-studded lead-up to his debut album with "Drop That Kitty," a new single featuring Charli XCX and Tinashe . Listen to the innuendo extravaganza below: "I got a pit bull, make the kitty run from it," Ty boasts, and follows up that line with…

  6. 'Furious 7' Soundtrack Launches With 7 Singles

    February 17, 2015 10:00 AM EST Two singles from the soundtrack to Furious 7 are being released today (Feb. 17) as Atlantic Records starts a roll-out of seven tracks prior to the March 17 release of Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack . Among the eight new recordings and two previously unreleased remixes are two…

  7. Hear Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea on New 'Furious 7' Track 'Go Hard or Go Home'

    February 16, 2015 1:05 PM EST Fasten your seat belts! Wiz Khalifa and Iggy Azalea have premiered their new Furious 7 track "Go Hard or Go Home" ahead of the action film's release on April 3. Listen to the rappers trade verses in the fast-paced track below. Azalea is set to make a cameo in the film…

  8. Grammys 2015: Here's What Happened at the Parties

    February 09, 2015 3:30 PM EST Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter is on the scene as high-profile musicians and top execs celebrate the 2015 Grammy Awards at L.A.'s most exclusive parties. Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammy Awards. But the action didn't stop there. Stay tuned to this page for all…

  9. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  10. One Dead in Shooting Near Pre-Grammy Party at L.A. Club

    February 08, 2015 11:50 AM EST A man was shot to death during a pre-Grammy party near a Los Angeles nightclub on Saturday night (Feb. 7). Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage An argument between two men close to Supperclub near Hollywood Blvd. and Las Palmas ended in gunshots, leaving one man dead after arriving at the…

  11. Usher Earns 13th No. 1 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 06, 2015 4:05 PM EST Plus, Ne-Yo leads album debuts, while Nicki Minaj scores her 20th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Usher tops Billboard 's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time in nearly three years, as "I Don't Mind," featuring Juicy J , steps 2-1 to become Usher's…

  12. Check Out Twitter's 2015 Grammy Predictions Map

    February 05, 2015 12:20 PM EST The Recording Academy has been working very closely with Twitter on building awareness and buzz around the 2015 Grammy Awards. On Dec. 5, prominent musicians, including Mark Ronson , Zedd and Vampire Weekend 's Ezra Koenig, used the platform's native video player to announce the…

  13. Police Release Drawings of Suspect in Killing at Wiz Khalifa & Young Jeezy Concert

    February 04, 2015 11:25 AM EST Authorities have released sketches of a possible suspect in the fatal shooting of a man backstage at a rap concert in Silicon Valley. Eric Johnson was shot several times Aug. 22 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View where rappers Wiz Khalifa and Y oung Jeezy performed. The 38-year-old…

  14. Pete Wentz Interview: How Fall Out Boy Came Back Stronger

    February 03, 2015 12:55 PM EST "I think that we didn't really have the time to figure out who we were without Fall Out Boy. That time off gave us that perspective." It's hard out there for a rock band. But Fall Out Boy 2.0 continues to buck trends and stay winning. New album American Beauty/American…

  15. Exclusive: Diplo, Schoolboy Q & More to Play Number Fest 2015

    January 30, 2015 12:20 PM EST The United States' largest college music festival is back for its 13th consecutive year and Diplo , Schoolboy Q , ILoveMakonnen  and more will be heading to Athens, Ohio. Set for April 18, Number Fest will include over twenty acts, including a brand new second stage presented by Ohio…

  16. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  17. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  18. Gimme Five: Chromeo Name Their Favorite Music Venues

    January 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Watch the electronic duo perform at their U.S. concert spots in the latest edition of our Gimme Five series. On Saturday afternoon (Jan. 26), Chromeo took the stage at the Winter X Games in Aspen and proceeded to crank out a predictably tight set of slick jams while some of the world's…

  19. Watch Hoodie Allen Discuss Ed Sheeran Collab, New Mixtape for Fall Out Boy Tour at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 3:11 PM EST New York-based rapper Hoodie Allen , who built his career largely through a killer YouTube presence, opened for Iggy Azalea at Park City Live on Saturday (Jan. 24). Click Here for Full Sundance 2015 Coverage Allen also chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 to discuss collaborating with Ed…

  20. Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Speaks In-Depth on Death of A$AP Yams For the First Time

    January 25, 2015 2:55 AM EST It was supposed to be a celebratory day for A$AP Rocky . On Saturday (Jan. 24) the third day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Harlem rapper attended the premiere of Dope , the buzzed-about coming-of-age film in which he makes his big-screen acting debut, with a…

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