1. Brandy Clark, Swizz Beatz and More Music Stars Make Their Oscar Predictions -- and Lament the Snubs

    February 22, 2016 1:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The Grammys just wrapped, but pop stars are already buzzing about that other awards show, and which films and actors will take home the gold (hey, Leo!) "Leonardo DiCaprio definitely deserves to win best actor. I didn't love The Revenant b ...

  2. Charlie Puth Dishes on His Weekly Grind -- From Hanging With Gaggles of Girls to Selfies With Al Roker

    February 22, 2016 1:18 PM EST 0 0 0 It's all girls and grub for Charlie Puth, 24, in the lead-up to his debut, Nine Track Mind, which hit No. 6 on the Feb. 20 Billboard 200 It's all girls and grub for Charlie Puth, 24, in the lead-up to his debut, Nine Track Mind , which hit ...

  3. The 1975's Matt Healy: 'I've Never Let Anything Stop Me From Getting Where I'm Going'

    February 19, 2016 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift fave The 1975 is about to release one of 2016's most off-the-wall pop records, driven by heartthrob Matt Healy's eccentric ambitions: "I've never let anything stop me" Matty Healy, the frontman of British band T ...

  4. Mavis Staples on Her New Album, HBO Documentary and Why Martin Luther King Would Be Disappointed Today

    February 19, 2016 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples on putting her life on film and staying true to the cause I'll sing until I can't sing anymore," declares Mavis Staples in the HBO documentary Mavis! , which premieres Feb. 29. Bless ...

  5. Kanye West's Dream Team: Meet the 24 Core 'The Life of Pablo' Collaborators

    February 19, 2016 10:30 AM EST Kanye West , 38, is often called self-centered, but on wax he's all about bringing people together: New album The Life of Pablo (released through Tidal Feb. 14 on Def Jam) features more than 50 collaborators. Meet the core 24 (each of whom w ...

  6. Country Breakout Thomas Rhett: 'I Want to Be Like Bruno Mars'

    February 04, 2016 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 On YouTube, there are not one, but two videos that show Thomas Rhett enjoying a travel brochure's worth of ­activities in Hawaii with his wife, Lauren Akins. They're ­smooching underwater. They're canoodling in a tree. They're ju ...

  7. Nick Jonas Talks About His 'Sadistic and Twisted' Role in Frat-Hazing Movie 'Goat'

    February 04, 2016 4:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Need another reminder that  Nick Jonas  ain’t on Disney anymore? In the first few minutes of new movie  Goat , he snorts coke, pounds a beer and plots a foursome. But the film, an unflinching look at fraternities, masculinity and violence, takes a m ...

  8. Esperanza Spalding on Her Alter Ego and Being Inspired 'By Stuff People in Suits Don't Give a Shit About'

    January 28, 2016 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 "I just want to say, if you're going crazy, take a break," says Esperanza Spalding . The Oregon-based jazz singer-bassist sits at Beverly Hills' Avalon Hotel, lit from behind by a window that opens onto a small courtyard. Her hai ...

  9. Phil Collins on Almost Working With Adele on '25' and Secretly Reuniting With His Ex-Wife

    January 28, 2016 5:24 PM EST 1.073 k 0 29 Phil Collins is trying to get back on his feet -- literally. A dislocated vertebra, nerve damage and foot fractures have left him feeling like he's walking "on sticks," he tells Billboard ; he has been unable to play drums prop ...

  10. Electronic Duo AlunaGeorge Don't Plan on Being a One-Hit Wonder: 'We're Not Here To Disappear'

    January 15, 2016 11:54 AM EST 0 0 0 For Aluna Francis, lead singer of AlunaGeorge , the British electronic duo’s recent crossover success is of epic -- even religious -- proportions. “It feels like Moses has parted a river and I’m standing on one side of it, like, ‘No way!’ ” says the ...

  11. Spike Lee on His Revealing New Michael Jackson Documentary and Why Donald Trump Is 'Bananas'

    January 14, 2016 4:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Your new documentary, Michael Jackson 's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall , is a lot of fun to watch. It was the simplest period of his life, wasn't it, before all the tabloid ­headlines and abuse accusations? Back in 1979, there was no ...

  12. Panic at the Disco's Brendon Urie on Frank Sinatra-Inspired 'Death of a Bachelor': 'This Album Feels So Much Mine'

    January 12, 2016 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 The chart-topping rock band is down from quartet to solo act, but frontman Brendon Urie is as confident as ever in his new, Ol' Blue Eyes-inspired music Sitting in Billboard 's New York offices and grinning like a kid who has got a secret, ...

  13. Bun B Endorses Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

    December 10, 2015 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Bernie Sanders' latest hip-hop endorser just arrived from Houston. UGK legend  Bun B announced his presidential co-sign in a conversation with Fat Tony and Mark Sonzala on the premiere episode of Sonzala’s Hip Hop For Bernie Sanders podcast.  T ...

  14. Harry Nilsson's Son to Record Late Singer-Songwriter's Obscure Songs and More Insider Scoop

    December 04, 2015 5:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Nilsson Sings Nilsson Celebrated 1970s singer-songwriter and John Lennon 's drinking buddy Harry Nilsson is due for a revival, and his 30-year-old son Kief Nilsson may be the one to make it happen. Lee Blackman, the attorney for Nilsson père’s ...

  15. R&B Star August Alsina on Losing His Eyesight: 'We All Battling Different Things'

    December 04, 2015 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 After escaping death, drugs and poverty to become one of R&B's most promising new stars, August Alsina faces a new hurdle -- degenerative eye disease. "I'ma keep squinting until God takes my vision completely" On paper, you w ...

  16. Lady Bee Teams with Noise Cans For Reggae Trap Tune 'Bucka' Feat. Mr. Vegas

    December 04, 2015 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Steve Aoki 's Dim Mak label serves up another ear drummer courtesy of Lady Bee and Noise Cans' "Bucka" featuring Mr. Vegas , premiering exclusively on Billboard . The hard-hitting bassline of the Caribbean dancehall meets EDM tra ...

  17. Ne-Yo Talks NBC's 'The Wiz Live': 'Today's Tin Man Is Heartfelt, But He Wouldn't Be Soft'

    November 19, 2015 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 After building a career off romantic hits like "Closer" and "Sexy Love," Ne-Yo is channeling a guy with no heart. Watch a Preview for 'The Wiz Live' Featuring Queen Latifah, Common, Ne-Yo & More The singer, 36, is p ...

  18. Lil Durk & Dej Loaf Soundtrack Your Relationship Goals with 'My Beyonce': Exclusive Premiere

    November 09, 2015 4:00 PM EST 2.127 k 3.184 k 46 Lil Durk and Dej Loaf turn the PDA way up in their new love note “My Beyonce .” The Bey tribute marks one of many ear-catching collaborations set to appear on Durk’s forthcoming tape, 300 Days, 300 Nights .   "I've been workin ...

  19. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Choreographer Breaks Down Her Best Legwork -- from Beyoncé to Rihanna

    November 04, 2015 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake released his video "Hotline Bling" on Oct. 19, and his goofy, dad-like dance moves were instantly flipped into countless memes. But when the clip's choreographer, Tanisha Scott, swiveled onto the screen to grind seductively with ...

  20. Jack Antonoff, Carly Rae Jepsen & More Launch 'Audible Impact' Events at Grammy Museum

    August 07, 2015 4:36 PM EDT Music and activism series kicks off yearlong run at Grammy Museum on Aug. 28 Jack Antonoff ( Bleachers , fun. ), Lena Dunham (HBO’s Girls) and Carly Rae Jepsen  are among the celebrities set to inaugurate a yearlong series focused on music and ac ...

  21. 'The Prancing Elites Project' Stars Pick The 5 Ultimate Anthems to Prance To

    July 24, 2015 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 You need the perfect soundtrack to prance like a pro. Just ask the stars of Oxygen's The Prancing Elites Project , which follows a troupe of five gay, gender-bending dancers based in Mobile, Ala. Fresh off news that the show was greenlit for a ...

  22. 'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Hospitalized for Exhaustion

    June 19, 2015 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 A spokeswoman for Taraji P. Henson says the actress is suffering from exhaustion. Henson, the star of the Fox drama "Empire," on Friday posted a photo close-up of an IV connected to her arm. In a tweet, she offered reassurances that she wi ...

  23. Leona Lewis Finds Her Own 'Power' After Leaving Behind Simon Cowell's Label and More Insider Scoop

    June 08, 2015 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis Shakes  Off Syco ​The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood served as an intimate setting for Leona Lewis to preview several tracks from her first album for Def Jam, I Am , and to drop a few more clues about her 2014 departure from her las ...

  24. Austin Mahone & Becky G Mix Work & Play, Plus More Insider Scoop

    March 16, 2015 4:30 PM EDT Mahone & Becky G: On The Record Austin Mahone looks to be mixing work and play during the recording sessions for his forthcoming album. According to a source, the YouTube star and his long-rumored girlfriend, Becky G , both 18, were spotted w ...

  25. Iggy Azalea's Almost-Collabo With Ghostface and Raekwon and More Insider Scoop

    February 02, 2015 6:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Wu Wooing Iggy? Iggy Azalea was dissed by Snoop Dogg , but Wu-Tang Clan may have her back. Rumor has it Ghostface and Raekwon wanted to perform with Azalea at her sold-out show at  Billboard 's Winterfest at Sundance but their schedules didn� ...

  26. MTV Will Air in Black and White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 18, 2015 4:55 PM EST MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives. The youth-oriented TV network is airing its programming in black and white on Monday, a first in the ch ...

  27. Flying Lotus Is Writing a Movie

    January 11, 2015 7:10 PM EST Flying Lotus is adding another line to his long résumé: screenwriter. The You're Dead! DJ-producer, label boss and  Billboard chart-topper is in the midst a new film project, he revealed recently on Twitter. The screenplay, currently underw ...

  28. Banks Wants to Perform for Aliens and Other Inside Scoop

    November 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST Banks Opens Up Corpse Bride  director  Tim Burton  might want to take a meeting with  Banks . The Goddess singer-songwriter (born  Jillian Banks ), 26, tells Overheard that she and her best friend have written a number of short stories based upon ...

  29. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Reteam for 'Outside'

    October 20, 2014 6:45 AM EDT A couple weeks ago, Calvin Harris -- the top-earning DJ of 2014 -- announced Motion , his fourth studio album. The starry  guest list included Big Sean, Gwen Stefani, Haim, Tinashe, and Ellie Goulding . The track with Goulding, a follow-up to the ...

  30. The Beat 2/12: JT Wows Grammy Crowd, Bieber Bummed

    The Beat 2/12: JT Wows Grammy Crowd, Bieber Bummed

    February 12, 2013 5:56 PM EST 6 1 0 The Beat 2/12: JT Wows Grammy Crowd, Bieber Bummed Videos The Beat ...

  31. The Beat 1/25: The Mars Volta Break Up, Gary Allan's #1 Debut, Latest from Prince

    January 25, 2013 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beat Billboard Staff ...

  32. The Beat 1/24: Shakira's Baby Boy, Beyonce's Lip-Sync, Costello Teams with the Roots

    January 24, 2013 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0     The Beat Billboard Staff ...

  33. The Beat 1/23: Postal Service and JT Return; Is D'Angelo Next?

    January 23, 2013 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0   The Beat Billboard Staff ...

  34. The Beat 1/22: Lumineers Shine, George Strait's Big Tour, 'Les Mis' Sing-Along

    January 22, 2013 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0     The Beat Billboard Staff ...

  35. The Beat 1/21: Justin Bieber, One Direction on the Social 50

    January 21, 2013 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat Billboard Staff ...

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