1. Jukely Concert Subscription Service Hopes to Be the Spotify of Live Music

    September 24, 2015 7:00 AM EDT Jukely founder Bora Celik used to work as a concert promoter in places like Hartford, Connecticut. So he knows how hard it can be to get people out on a Monday or Wednesday night to see up and coming artists.  “I was constantly banging my head against the wall, ‘How am I going to get people…

  2. Ed Sheeran to Replace Justin Bieber at U.K. Fusion Festival

    August 06, 2015 8:24 PM EDT Following Justin Bieber 's canceling his Aug. 28 set at the Fusion Festival in Birmingham, England, earlier this week, Ed Sheeran is stepping in as a replacement.  Sheeran announced the news on Twitter Thursday, "I know I said Wembley was my last UK show of this tour but my mate had…

  3. The Weeknd Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    August 05, 2015 11:15 AM EDT The R&B/pop singer, and Hot 100 Music Festival headliner, rebounds to the top, fueled by multiple hit singles from his forthcoming album. The Weeknd is reinforcing why he's headlining the first Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival , to be held Aug. 22-23 at Jones Beach in New York: he&…

  4. The Weeknd Reveals 'Beauty Behind The Madness' Will Feature Ed Sheeran & Lana Del Rey

    August 05, 2015 6:58 AM EDT The Weeknd  has had no trouble blowing up the charts with his last two singles, making fans eager for the Aug. 28 release of his new album , Beauty Behind The Madness . He unveiled the album's tracklist via social media Tuesday (Aug. 4), and fans have two more reasons to be excited: Ed…

  5. New York State Capital's Times Union Center, 25 Years Young, Undergoes a $15.7 Million Renovation

    July 31, 2015 10:22 AM EDT The crowd was old for Beatlemania-style hysterics. But when Paul McCartney played the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., last July, grown-ups were reduced to tears. “I saw older men who were sitting in their seats and crying,” recalls arena general manager Bob Belber of the July 5, 2014,…

  6. Ed Sheeran Performs With Glen Hansard & Kodaline, Helps Jason Boland Propose to Girlfriend in Dublin

    July 25, 2015 6:41 PM EDT World's best wingman  Ed Sheeran has helped yet another friend propose on stage. The “Thinking Out Loud” hitmaker invited Glen Hansard (of Once , The Swell Season and The Frames ) and Kodaline up to perform with him at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland -- and he topped that…

  7. Ed Sheeran on the Sheerios: 'I Think Being a Good Role Model Is Teaching Kids to Be Themselves'

    July 24, 2015 8:30 AM EDT Ed Sheeran spoke about his enthusiastic fan base, the Sheerios, on the red carpet at this year's Billboard Music Awards, whom he's grateful to for accepting him as he is. 2015 Fan Army Face Off "The key is just to be human and real and yourself," says Sheeran of connecting…

  8. The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 22, 2015 2:39 PM EDT The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated by her new documentary. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 1). Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Everything…

  9. 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Revealed: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran & More

    July 21, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar (5 nominations), Taylor Swift (4),   Ed Sheeran  (3) and  Beyoncé  (3) l ead this year's Moonman nominees at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. (Swift's work is nominated in 9 categories, but 5 of them are professional.) The award show announced its list of nominations…

  10. Rixton's Jake Roche & Little Mix's Jesy Nelson Get Engaged, With Ed Sheeran's Help

    July 19, 2015 6:28 PM EDT “Me and My Broken Heart” will be a thing of the past for Rixton ’s Jake Roche, as the singer is now engaged to Jesy Nelson of Little Mix . On Sunday, July 19, Roche got down on one knee to propose to Nelson at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, where Little Mix was set to perform.…

  11. Tyrese Scores His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 19, 2015 2:30 PM EDT Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. PT on July 20 after Nielsen Music revised its data. The unit totals for all titles in the top 10 have changed, as have some of the rankings. Nearly 17 years after Tyrese made his Billboard chart debut, the singer/actor achieves…

  12. Meek Mill Vaults to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 09, 2015 5:15 PM EDT As his album "Dreams Worth More Than Money" arrives, the rapper dethrones Taylor Swift at No. 1. Meek Mill is the new top musical act in the U.S., vaulting to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated July 18), as the arrival of his new album fuels his vault to the top. The rapper…

  13. Ed Sheeran Reveals That The Weeknd & Kanye West Have Collaborated

    July 05, 2015 9:15 PM EDT If Ed Sheeran is right, a collaboration between The Weeknd and Kanye West is on the way. He dropped the tip about a The Weeknd/Kanye song during a recent interview on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. Watch Ed Sheeran Surprise Fan by Joining Her Mall Performance Complex points…

  14. Fourth of July Music on TV: Where to See Ed Sheeran & More on Independence Day

    July 03, 2015 12:00 PM EDT There's no better way to celebrate America's independence then by kicking your feet up in front of the TV -- hot dog in hand -- while watching some of your favorite artists sing on screen. NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular hosts singers Ed Sheeran,…

  15. Tori Kelly on Her Brush With Prince, Fame After a Decade of Trying and How She Proved Manager Scooter Braun Wrong

    June 26, 2015 4:05 PM EDT Two nights after performing in Minneapolis, the 10th stop of an 18-city North American headlining tour, Tori Kelly sits in a room at downtown Atlanta's Omni Hotel, still buzzing from a chance encounter with the Twin Cities' most famous resident: Prince . "It's a story…

  16. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor Debut With 'Marvin Gaye' Ode

    June 26, 2015 3:58 PM EDT The bow marks Puth's first entry as a lead. Plus, moves for The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Ed Sheeran & Adam Lambert. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 4) for a 10th…

  17. A Tale of Two Taylors: Swift No. 1, James No. 3 on Billboard Artist 100

    June 26, 2015 9:05 AM EDT Taylor Swift remains the country's top musical act, while the artist for whom she's named, James Taylor, soars in. Taylor Swift tops the Billboard Artist 100 (dated July 4) for a record-extending 30th week, remaining the top musical act in the U.S. Meanwhile, James Taylor blasts…

  18. Raury Brings His Unique Mash Of Genres To The Highline Ballroom: Live Review

    June 23, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Raury , a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, emerged in 2014 with a story like an artistic fairy-tale. He played foot-stomping folk speckled with hip-hop, which seemed to situate him a long way from pop's center. But the center made room, scooped him up, and showered him with praise. His…

  19. MMVAs Red Carpet: Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert & Carly Rae Jepsen Comment on the Madness

    June 22, 2015 1:10 PM EDT Plus, OMI delivers his first-ever televised live peformance in North America. The MuchMusic Video Awards are like no other. The streets outside the station’s corner headquarters in downtown Toronto are shut down to accommodate thousands of fans. Plus, the whole awards presentation and its…

  20. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Justin Bieber Hits New Peak

    June 18, 2015 7:23 PM EDT Swift remains the country's top musical act, while Bieber returns to the chart's top 40 for the first time in more than nine months. Taylor Swift leads the Billboard Artist 100 (dated June 27) for a record-extending 29th week, remaining the top musical act in the U.S. Meanwhile,…

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