1. Big K.R.I.T. on Calling Himself 'King of the South': 'I Stand By What I Say'

    November 11, 2014 12:35 PM EST The rapper/producer talks the making of his sophomore album, 'Cadillactica.' Nice guys finish last, as they say, and Big K.R.I.T. wants to win. Since 2010, the understated Mississippi rapper-producer, 28, quietly produced three excellent ...

  2. X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons ‘Jungle’ Video: Exclusive Premiere

    June 16, 2014 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch the exclusive premiere of the video for "Jungle," co-directed by Emile Rafael & Alex Da Kid. If “Jungle” seems familiar, you’re not wrong. Right now, the song is going strong via a string of crafty placements. X Ambassadors and J ...

  3. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line On A 'Roll' With Jason Derulo Remix; Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors Surge Thanks To Beats, 'Orange Is The New Black' Synchs; Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Vaults

    June 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with ...

  4. Alex Da Kid on Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and the Grammys

    February 04, 2014 5:13 PM EST Alex Da Kid is having his best year ever. In addition to winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance with his group, Imagine Dragons -- which to date has sold 1.9 million copies of their 2012 debut, "Night Visions," and 14.4 million songs ...

  5. Wiz Khalifa, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Charlie Wilson, Others Share Songwriting Stories at BMI's Pre-Grammy Panel

    January 26, 2014 5:58 PM EST 0 6.746 k 26 0 Similar to last year, when Snoop Dogg lit up during BMI’s annual pre-Grammy Awards “How I Wrote That Song” discussion, rapper Wiz Khalifa walked onto the stage Saturday (Jan. 25) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles puffing on a joint befor ...

  6. Backbeat: Film & TV Music Execs Hit Spago For Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Dinner

    November 04, 2013 12:29 PM EST In conjunction with its Film & TV Music conference , Billboard brought together members of the film and television music community for an exclusive Thought-Leadership dinner on Oct. 30 at Spago in Beverly Hills, presented by Samsung Galaxy. ...

  7. Advertising, Horror Films Panels Added at Film and TV Music Conference

    September 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The role advertising plays in creating hit songs and the music of horror films will be explored on panels at the 2013 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference being held Oct. 29 and 30 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Producer-song ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  9. Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Debut Album

    October 31, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey's debut album, which has been in limbo for over a year, is receiving a helping hand from hip-hop superstar Eminem. The rapper has signed on to executive-produce "Don't Look Down," which is due out in ...

  10. Imagine Dragons on 'It's Time,' Darren Criss and Their Next Album

    September 14, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A year-and-a-half after covering Led Zeppelin in low-rent casinos, Las Vegas rock quartet Imagine Dragons ' first album, "Night Visions," debuts at No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200, selling 83,000 copies in its initial week of ...

  11. Imagine Dragons 'Not Going to Win' a VMA

    September 06, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie Band Talks MTV VMA Nomination, Debut Album 'Night Visions,' Tour Imagine Dragons, whose debut album, "Night Visions" dropped earlier this week, are nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award at tonight's cere ...

  12. Jessica Rivera Promoted to SVP of East Coast Operations, UMPG

    June 11, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) announced today that Jessica Rivera has been promoted to Senior Vice President /Co-Head of East Coast Operations. Formerly, Rivera worked as the Vice President, Creative, Urban Music, East Coast for UMPG. &q ...

  13. 2012's Brightest New Stars (So Far): Page 2

    June 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 Chart Article Kimbra Kimbra is best known as the powerfully piped female who cut off Gotye in his mega-hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know," but make no mistake -- this 22-year-old New Zealander is a rising star in her own right. Her jazz ...

  14. B.o.B Talks 'Strange Clouds' Album & Sponsorship Deals

    April 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds," B.o.B hopes to take his corporate connections sky high. Photos: A Day in the Life B.o.B Following the success of his 2010 gold-certified debut, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,&q ...

  15. B.o.B Talks 'Strange Clouds' Album & Sponsorship Deals

    April 30, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds," B.o.B hopes to take his corporate connections sky high. Photos: A Day in the Life B.o.B Following the success of his 2010 gold-certified debut, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,&q ...

  16. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that ha ...

  17. Video: Skylar Grey Talks Working With Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Alex Da Kid

    August 11, 2011 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 During a busy Lollapalooza weekend -- between performing her own set, joining Eminem onstage and jumping in for an impromptu performance with YouTube sensation Karmin -- Skylar Grey squeezed in an on-camera chat session at the Billboard backstage te ...

  18. Skylar Grey Drops 'Dance Without You' Track As Free Download: Listen

    June 07, 2011 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of the fall release of her debut album "Invinsible," Skylar Grey has issued an intense teaser track, "Dance Without You." The "I Need a Doctor" singer posted the track on her website today (June 7), wher ...

  19. Eminem, B.o.B. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Launches Record Label

    June 02, 2011 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Alex Da Kid, who in the last year has spearheaded such hits as Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna and B.o.B.'s "Airplanes" featuring Haley Williams , is launching his own record label. The hitma ...

  20. Alex Da Kid Launches New Label Through Interscope

    June 02, 2011 9:57 AM EDT Interscope Records announced yesterday (June 1) the launch of a new label called KIDinaKORNER. The label will be spearheaded by Grammy winner and multi platinum music producer Alex Da Kid. Alex Da Kid is best known as the producer of hit songs suc ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Cher on 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub, Ke$ha Sued By Former Manager

    January 25, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cher Responds to 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub In today's Oscar nomination flurry , many noticed that "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," the &q ...

  22. Dr. Dre: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre "Detox" Date TBD The "Chinese Democracy" of hip-hop albums finally has a release date, although heaven knows fans have had their hearts broken before. Along with the first single, "Kush," a track called "I ...

  23. B.O.B 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 B.O.B Title TBD Date TBD If the fans who made hits out of "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes" and propelled the album "The Adventures of Bobby Ray" to a No. 1 debut stick with him, B.o.B should hurdle the sophomore ji ...

  24. Lupe Fiasco: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco "LASERS" March 8 The title of Lupe Fiasco's third album stands for "Love Always Shines Every Time: Remember 2 Smile." Centered on the Chicago MC's change-the-world manifesto, producers on the set include Ale ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Dodges Assault Charges, Ricky Martin to Release Bilingual Album

    December 14, 2010 5:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Will Not Face Charges in Assault Case This past October, Justin Bieber was accused of punching a 12-year-old boy in the face during a laser-tag battle in which the ...

  26. Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miranda Lambert & More React to Grammy Nominations

    December 02, 2010 12:32 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a whirlwind night for a select group of musical artists nominated for Grammy awards, and the outpouring of joy has continued since the list of nominees was revealed. J ustin Bieber , Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the musical artists off ...

  27. Rihanna Reveals 'Loud' Album Title, 'Only Girl' Single

    September 07, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna unveiled her new single "Only Girl (In the World)" on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Tuesday morning (Sept. 7), shortly after announcing the title of her fifth studio album, "Loud," on her official fansite . "Yes i ...

  28. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Talks Eminem's 'Lie,' Rihanna's New Album

    August 17, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alex Da Kid is best-known for a pair of epic hip-hop/rock hybrids, but in real life, the 26-year-old U.K. producer/songwriter is the furthest thing from hyperbolic. "I don't really get excited about things," he says with classic Engli ...