1. Listen to John Legend's New Album 'Darkness and Light'

    December 02, 2016 12:41 AM EST 0 0 7 John Legend’s hotly-anticipated new album Darkness and Light has arrived. The soul singer’s latest dropped at midnight across myriad digital music services. Produced by Blake Mills ( Alabama Shakes ), the LP features guest collaborations from the li ...

  2. John Legend Says Song for 7-Month-Old Daughter Moved Him to Tears

    December 01, 2016 10:12 PM EST 0 0 0 John Legend's favorite track off his new album, Darkness and Light , was written for a very special lady: His seven-month-old daughter, Luna. "When I played it for her and Chrissy for the first time, I just started crying because it felt s ...

  3. John Legend and Chance the Rapper Take Us to the 'Penthouse Floor' on New Track: Listen

    November 16, 2016 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 John Legend and Chance the Rapper take us straight up to the “Penthouse Floor” on their highly anticipated, funky collaboration that debuted on Beats 1 radio earlier today (Nov. 16). It’s a groovy jam, with Legend crooning lines like, “Once you' ...

  4. John Legend Enlists Chance the Rapper, Brittany Howard for New Album 'Darkness & Light', Performs 'Love Me Now': Watch

    October 06, 2016 11:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend has premiered his tender new ballad "Love Me Now" and shared some fresh insights into his life, passions and his forthcoming album,  Darkness & Light , which is “coming soon” and will feature a roll-call of collabs.  The mu ...

  5. Brittany Howard & Jim James Duet to Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way': The Story Behind the Chipotle Ad

    July 09, 2016 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Chipotle Mexican Grill -- with its sterling reputation tarnished by a food safety crisis last year and now the drug arrest of a key executive -- a new commercial in the form of a winsome musical short is providing a lift. A Love Story , from dir ...

  6. Rachel Platten, Noel Gallagher and More Music Stars on What They'd Name Their Memoir

    April 12, 2016 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 In honor of the recent announcement that the one and only Prince is writing an autobiography (slated to be published in 2017 by Spiegel & Grau), Billboard asked other music stars what they would name their own tell-alls. Rachel Platten This  Is ...

  7. Bonnie Raitt Picks Her 10 Favorite Duets

    February 22, 2016 4:52 PM EST 0 0 0 The blues artist estimates that she has guested on more than 100 songs. Her shortlist of the most unforgettable The veteran blues artist estimates that she has guested on more than 100 songs. Here, her shortlist of the most unforgettable -- with apo ...

  8. Grammys 2016: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

    February 04, 2016 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Two Billboard critics survey the field, from Lamar vs. Swift to Dylan vs. Manilow, with a wary eye on the "Beck factor." Jody Rosen Is this Kendrick Lamar 's year? The stars seem to be aligned for Lamar, who has a near-record 11 ­nomi ...

  9. Billboard Women in Music: 2015: Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe'

    Billboard Women in Music: 2015: Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe'

    December 20, 2015 1:14 AM EST 0 0 2 Billboard Women in Music: 2015: Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe' Videos Joe Brittany Howard ...

  10. Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe' at Billboard Women in Music

    Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe' at Billboard Women in Music

    December 18, 2015 7:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Brittany Howard Performs 'Joe' at Billboard Women in Music Videos Joe Brittany Howard ...

  11. Brittany Howard at Billboard Women in Music 2015: 'My Sister Inpsired Me to Be a Musician'

    Brittany Howard at Billboard Women in Music 2015: 'My Sister Inpsired Me to Be a Musician'

    December 12, 2015 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Brittany Howard at Billboard Women in Music 2015: 'My Sister Inpsired Me to Be a Musician' Women in Music , brittany howard , Brittany Howard Videos Brittany Howard ...

  12. Billboard Women in Music 'Powerhouse' Brittany Howard on Success: 'Maybe It Hasn't All Sunk In, or Maybe I'm Just In Shock'

    December 03, 2015 5:51 PM EST 0 0 0 As lead singer/guitarist of Alabama Shakes , Brittany Howard, 27, has established herself as a mighty live performer -- a soul-baring vocalist with the delivery of a cyclone. In April, her Southern-rock band earned its first No. 1 on the Billboard 2 ...

  13. Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Named Billboard's 2015 Women in Music 'Powerhouse' Artist

    October 22, 2015 9:30 AM EDT 28.02 k 435 29 The Alabama Shakes ' Brittany Howard has been named Billboard 's 2015 Women in Music “Powerhouse” artist, joining Lady Gaga for some of the list's top honors.  Women In Music 2015: Nominations Now Open The soulful rock and ro ...

  14. Lollapalooza 2015 Friday Recap: The Weeknd Grooves, Paul McCartney Plays the Hits... With Surprises

    August 01, 2015 3:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lollapalooza 2015 kicked off yesterday (July 31), with a killer day of superstar DJs, classic rock standards, alternative cool kids, and much more. Here’s Billboard’s hour-by-hour recap of the day’s highlights. 1:41 PM: A University of North Carolin ...

  15. Jack White Cosign Ruby Amanfu Is Nashville's Next Indie Star

    July 31, 2015 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu already has an impressive roster of cosigns -- now with Standing Still ,  her upcoming album of covers, she's seeking to make the music of artists including Bob Dylan and Kanye West her own. Backstory:   Born in Gh ...

  16. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for o ...

  17. Alabama Shakes Unleash Fresh Songs in New York: Live Review

    July 25, 2014 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The acclaimed band kicked off the first night of the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour at NYC's Terminal 5 With their much-anticipated second album on the horizon, Alabama Shakes are truly coming into their own as a major act. With only one album un ...

  18. Grammy Sales Bumps: Retailers Banking on Mumford, Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Sheeran

    February 08, 2013 10:20 PM EST   While retail's money is still riding on Mumford & Sons to get the biggest sales gain after Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, now that the lineup is more complete than when we last checked in a couple of weeks ago, they see a slew of other ...

  19. 2013 Grammy Awards: From The Editor

    December 21, 2012 11:45 AM EST What an amazing year it was for music! In reviewing the charts and essays in our just-published year-end double issue, it was hard to pick a favorite. Taylor Swift's Red sold 1.2 million copies its first week. Adele sold her 10 millionth copy ...

  20. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST the breakout stars who shined brightest this year Alabama Shakes Mixing blues-rock and Southern soul, Alabama Shakes began building major buzz following a glowing New York Times review about its 2011 performance at the CMJ Music Marathon. In the m ...

  21. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  22. Alicia Keys Raises $2.9M at Gala, Honors Oprah Winfrey

    December 07, 2012 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 During the auction portion of Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa - if Keys would join him and his friends. "I'll go for a little more," Keys said ...

  23. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to g ...

  24. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stag ...

  25. Bonnaroo Thursday: 8 Things Seen and Heard

    June 08, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thousands of music fans poured into the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Thursday (June 7), some shirtless, some sunburned, some clutching frisbees, and all ready for four days of fun in Manchester, Tennessee. With a full slate of bands and ...

  26. Backbeat: Alabama Shakes Play Tiny NYC Venue for MTV Hive Livestream

    April 17, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Alabama Shakes at the Studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Andrea Radulescu) [ Disclosure: Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, author of this article, was an editor at MTV News from 2004 until 2010. ] The story behind Alabama Shakes ' sudden rise to b ...

  27. Alabama Shakes Arrive With 'Boys & Girls'

    April 10, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last July, Justin Gage, founder of music blog Aquarium Drunkard, posted a track by a then-unknown Athens, Ala., band called Alabama Shakes . Within a few hours of the post, which featured a slow-growing and soul-baring number called "You Ain� ...

  28. Alabama Shakes Plot Debut Album

    January 17, 2012 10:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Alabama Shakes' debut album will arrive on April 10, the buzzed-about band has revealed. The retro-leaning blues-rock act, led by big-voiced, bespectacled singer Brittany Howard, self-produced the 11-track "Boys & Girls," which wi ...