1. Kendrick Lamar Makes a Big Statement, Taylor Swift Wins Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys

    February 16, 2016 12:33 AM EST He stole the show with a stunning performance, cruised to five Grammy wins and declared his Best Rap Album victory a win for hip-hop. But Kendrick Lamar , for the second time now, was shut out of the major awards for his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly , and its anthemic song "Alright.…

  2. Rockie Fresh Recruits Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown & Rick Ross For 'The Night I Went To...' Project

    January 21, 2016 9:43 AM EST Rockie Fresh 's whirlwind travels inspire the Windy City rep's impressive 13-track offering called  The Night I Went To...  via Atlantic Records and MMG.  Boasting collaborations with Ed Sheeran ("Are You With Me"), Chris Brown ("Call Me (When It's Over)")…

  3. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch Crack Forbes' First '30 Under 30' Europe Entertainment List

    January 20, 2016 4:43 AM EST Adele , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith , Florence Welch , Afrojack and Avicii are among a cadre of musicians, DJs and producers selected to Forbes’ first-ever "30 Under 30" Europe Entertainment list .  Forbes' '30 Under 30' List: The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Fetty Wap, DJ Snake,…

  4. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Taylor Swift to Kelly Clarkson, Inside the Grammy Pop Solo Performance Nominees

    January 06, 2016 5:02 PM EST Best Pop Solo Performance "Heartbeat Song" Kelly Clarkson From Piece by Piece Label RCA Records/ 19 Recordings Limited Kelly Clarkson has never had a problem connecting emotionally with songs, whether or not the lyrics are based on her personal life. But co-writer Kara DioGuardi&…

  5. Grammys 2016 Preview: Taylor Swift, Little Big Town and More Dish on Their Song of the Year Nominations

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST Five exquisitely written numbers, including a movie anthem, a political rallying cry and a groundbreaking country ballad "Alright" Kendrick Lamar ​Songwriters  Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, Pharrell Williams Publishers  WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks…

  6. Grammys 2016 Preview: Inside 'Uptown Funk!,' 'Blank Space' and the Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST There's more than a touch of soul in each nominee for this category, which includes some of the year's most indelible songs "Really Love" D'Angelo & The V anguard ​Producer D'Angelo Engineers/Mixers  Russell Elevado, Ben Kane From   Black Messiah Label RCA…

  7. Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and More Artists Who Made the Leap to Arena Headliner in 2015

    December 14, 2015 1:13 PM EST Lots of acts have hits -- but only a select few can fill Madison Square Garden. These are the artists who made the leap from theater to arena headliner in 2015.   This story originally appeared in the  Dec. 19 issue of Billboard . Year in Music 2015 Year in Music 2015 Billboard Staff Ed…

  8. Ed Sheeran Takes a Break From Social Media, Teases New Album

    December 13, 2015 5:04 PM EST Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be cutting social media out of his life, at least for the near future. The singer-songwriter posted a letter to Instagram -- an update that will be his last for a while -- to explain his decision in the early hours of Sunday morning (Dec. 13). Ed Sheeran…

  9. Grammy Nominations 2016: Dance Nominees Are Deserving, But Can't Catch a Major Category Break

    December 07, 2015 7:11 PM EST Once hailed as a watershed moment, Daft Punk's five-Grammy breakthrough now looks like an outlier. The Recording Academy may finally be getting hip to dance/electronic music, but it still appears ignorant of the genre's overall impact and importance. The 2016 Grammy nominees…

  10. DJ Khaled on Ed Sheeran: 'Nobody Can Party Harder'

    November 23, 2015 4:14 PM EST DJ Khaled  never runs out of things to say. For Pitchfork ’s latest installment of "Over/ Under," the We the Best CEO talks shop about everything from his love of pedicures to his confusion with flying. One highlight included Khaled sharing that Ed Sheeran parties hard.  Inside DJ…

  11. Rudimental & Ed Sheeran Debut Striking 'Lay It All On Me' Video

    November 06, 2015 1:50 PM EST Rudimental and Ed Sheeran ’s new video for “Lay It All On Me” covers every feeling on the emotional spectrum. The black-and-white visual splashes words like “Brotherhood,” “Life,” “Struggle” and “Expression” backed by striking images of a military tank firing shots and a ballerina twirling to…

  12. Ed Sheeran Shares His Favorite Taylor Swift & Ellie Goulding Songs

    November 04, 2015 2:21 PM EST Ed Sheeran interviews are gifts that keeps on giving. The recent Billboard cover star hijacked iHeartRadio’s timeline on Wednesday, Nov. 4, alongside Jamie Lawson, the first artist to sign to his Gingerbread Man Records label. The red-headed troubadour fielded questions from fans on his…

  13. Ed Sheeran Not Sure He's 'Brave Enough' to Compete for a Grammy Against Adele's '25'

    October 29, 2015 11:22 AM EDT In this week's issue of Billboard , we're giving you an in-depth, 24-hour peek into the lives of four music industry players:  international pop star Ed Sheeran , power manager Sarah Stennett (she reps Ellie Goulding , Iggy Azalea and the newly solo Zayn Malik ), DJ Tommy Trash and…

  14. Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Walk The Moon to Perform at 2015 AMAs

    October 29, 2015 8:30 AM EDT Nick Jonas , Demi Lovato and Walk The Moon are the latest additions to the bill for the 2015 American Music Awards. They join previously announced performers 5 Seconds of Summer , Selena Gomez , One Direction , Carrie Underwood and the night’s host, Jennifer Lopez . ABC w ill air the  AMAs …

  15. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 24 Hours in the Life of Music With Ed Sheeran, Zayn Malik's Manager & More

    October 28, 2015 6:38 PM EDT From the artists on stage to the producers on the boards to the behind-the-scenes managers, the music industry is an expansive field. In this week's issue of Billboard , out Thursday, Oct. 28,  we're giving you an in-depth, 24-hour peek into the lives of four people making moves in…

  16. The Best and Worst Moments at the 2015 MTV EMAs: Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran & More

    October 25, 2015 11:12 PM EDT The 22nd annual MTV Europe Music Awards hit the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy today (Oct. 25) with a slew of worldwide stars on hand. Ed Sheeran co-hosted, Justin Bieber revved momentum for his new album, and both took home an array of awards for their musical accomplishments. And…

  17. MTV EMAs 2015: Justin Bieber Triumphs as Ed Sheeran, One Direction and Taylor Swift Share Spoils

    October 25, 2015 6:38 PM EDT Justin Bieber was the big winner at the 2015 MTV EMAs, taking home awards for best male, best look and best collaboration for his work with Skrillex and Diplo on “Where Are Ü Now?” Bieber also triumphed in the North American category of the EMAs' worldwide act award, as well as winning…

  18. Ed Sheeran Talks Hangovers and Spotify: 'For Me, it Works'

    October 22, 2015 10:47 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran says he's realized something about himself: He performs best when he's hung over. So he "made sure" to go out drinking the night before his three sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium in London last summer. "I don't know why the best gigs…

  19. Rihanna, Selena Gomez & The Weeknd to Perform at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    October 13, 2015 2:59 PM EDT It's that time of year again when angels walk among us. Well, not among us, but down the runway. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will return to CBS on Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET. Even with several months to go, the show has already begun the hype by releasing the musical…

  20. 2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Leads Nominations

    October 13, 2015 9:30 AM EDT ABC will air the AMAs, which Jennifer Lopez hosts for the first time, live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22. Taylor Swift is the most nominated artist at the 2015 American Music Awards. The singer is up for six categories, including artist of the year. The Weeknd and Ed…

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