1. Here's What a 13-Member K-Pop Boy Band Looks Like: Watch 'Adore U' by Seventeen

    May 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the biggest takeaways international audiences have of K-pop is how huge their group sizes are compared to Western acts. Now, a new boy band is looking to stretch viewers minds even wider. 10 Biggest Boy Bands in America (1987-2012) Meet Seven ...

  2. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Foo Fighters Get 'Letterman' Sales Boost & More

    May 30, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Mariah Carey's 20th charting album, Tina Campbell hits a gospel high note On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated June 6 ), Twenty One Pilots flew in at No. 1 with their new album, Blurryface . The set shifted 147,000 equivalent album u ...

  3. Imagine Dragons Pay Tribute to Ben E. King Again, Los Lobos Honor a Different King & More Things You Missed at BottleRock Day 1

    May 30, 2015 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine Dragons delivered a fan-pleasing performance at BottleRock -- even if it was a little bittersweet, as they reprised their tribute to the late Ben E. King by singing "Stand By Me," which they first debuted at the 2015 Billboard Musi ...

  4. Hillsong United Bound for Second Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    May 29, 2015 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hillsong United is on track to score its second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Empires is on course for a top 10 debut next week. Industry forecasters suggest the set -- which was released on May 26 through Hillsong/Sparrow/Capitol Chri ...

  5. NXNE Pulls Action Bronson Performance Amid Uproar Over 'Consensual Rape' Song

    May 29, 2015 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amid a public uproar and more than 37,000 signatures collected on a Change.org petition , Toronto's NXNE has reconsidered its stance earlier this week and pulled New York rapper Action Bronson from his June 21 slot at the public stage Yonge-Dun ...

  6. JJCC to Invade Texas, Meet Fans This Summer: Exclusive

    May 29, 2015 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jackie Chan's K-pop boy band JJCC is making their first visit to America big. Billboard   can exclusively reveal that the five-member group will hit a series of events being touted as the "JJCC Fire in Texas Tour" throughout the Lone ...

  7. Must-Hear Music Podcast Song of the Summer Edition: Nick Jonas, Kendrick, Elliphant & More

    May 29, 2015 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a special Song of the Summer Edition for this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. But instead of going over the familiar SOTS contenders (which you can vote for over here ), we're looking at dark horse and under-the-radar candidates ...

  8. Suge Knight Hires Former Michael Jackson Lawyer For Murder Trial Defense

    May 29, 2015 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 A judge on Friday, May 29, delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges. Suge Knight Returns to Court in Mu ...

  9. Country Music Plumbs the History of Soul In Search of a New Direction

    May 29, 2015 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the much-maligned bro-country phase winds down, country has found its uptown funk. Sam Hunt 's genre-busting "Take Your Time," with spoken-word sections that seem to borrow from modern hiphop phrasing and Isaac Hayes ' laid-ba ...

  10. Robin Thicke Talks 'New Jams,' Teaming With Flo Rida: Exclusive

    May 29, 2015 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke has kept a low profile since the release of 2014's  Paula  and this spring's "Blurred Lines" trial, whose judge John Kronstandt recently motioned for a new trial . But with a new album and a performance at Renaissanc ...

  11. Country Legend John Anderson Talks Working With Josh Turner, Merle Haggard on New Album

    May 29, 2015 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country music legend John Anderson unveils his new album, Goldmine , this week. The stylist tells Billboard that he felt no inclination to re-invent the musical wheel on the set, which marks his first release on more than six years. In other words, ...

  12. Nicki Minaj Wants More Orgasms (For All Women)

    May 29, 2015 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj had some strong words for women who, well, can't get no satisfaction in her cover story for the July issue of Cosmopolitan .  Nicki Minaj the First Woman With 4 Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart "I de ...

  13. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber Hit Top 20 With 'Where Are U Now'

    May 29, 2015 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bieber reaches the region for the first time in nearly two years. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Sawyer Fredericks, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce & Jessie J. As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) with & ...

  14. Atlanta Rapper Silento's Road to a Label Deal, Chart Success: Professional YouTubers

    May 29, 2015 1:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Silento is a 17-year-old rapper from Atlanta whose single “Watch Me” has become a social media dance anthem, currently taking over the Internet. The track climbs 27-25 in its 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated June 6), while simultaneou ...

  15. Jeezy, Fabolous, Kevin Gates & Young Scooter: Free Music Round-up

    May 29, 2015 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week's free releases include new projects from veterans Jeezy and Fabolous , a release from Kevin Gates , and Young Scooter's second mixtape of 2015. Jeezy - Gansta Party Jeezy has been releasing music for more than a decade, which is ...

  16. Teenear Wins 'Friday Night' in Her New Video With Sage The Gemini: Exclusive

    May 29, 2015 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Up-and-coming R&B singer Teenear is all about showing the guys who's got it better in "Friday Night," her new video featuring Sage the Gemini. Sage The Gemini & Nick Jonas Party in the Jungle for 'Good Thing' Video: ...

  17. Zedd Zooms In at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    May 29, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, David Guetta and Jason Derulo score No. 1 firsts. Zedd zips onto Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated June 6) with his first No. 1, True Colors . The DJ's sophomore effort starts with 39,000 units, according to Niels ...

  18. Little Mix Cast a Spell In Witchy 'Black Magic' Video

    May 29, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Little Mix are putting you under a spell in their video for their feel-good track  "Black Magic." The video (helmed by Director X) follows the four ladies as they transform themselves from uncool nerds to chic and powerful women through th ...

  19. Taylor Swift & Her Pop Music Heat Check

    May 29, 2015 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The irony of Taylor Swift  hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week is that she did it with a song about weakness -- at a point in her career where she couldn’t be more impenetrable. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Blasts to ...

  20. Jamie Foxx Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 29, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Mariah Carey arrives at No. 2 with her new greatest hits set Jamie Foxx debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (dated June 6) with his R&B set Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses , scoring his third chart-topper and first since 2009 ...

  21. Young Thug's Road Manager Reportedly Suspect in Recent Shooting of Lil Wayne's Tour Bus

    May 29, 2015 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Atlanta Police Department arrested Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, a suspect in the April 26 shooting of Lil Wayne 's tour bus, on Thursday on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang ...

  22. 'Cruel Intentions: The Musical' Attracted Real 'Cruel Intentions' Reunion Last Night

    May 29, 2015 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nineties bebe's REJOICE! The pinnacle hot-girl teen drama Cruel Intentions has now been made into a musical parody. And guess who was spotted at last night’s (May 28) showing? That's right! None other than the film’s sizzling trio,  Reese ...

  23. G-Eazy Puts His Spin on MisterWives' 'Queens': Exclusive Premiere

    May 29, 2015 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After catching the group's set at SXSW, G-Eazy  decided to put his own spin on the  MisterWives  single "Queens." A tribute to hardworking mothers everywhere, the sweeping track is exclusively premiering below as the group prepares to ...

  24. Who Are the Most-Nominated Artists at Argentina's Gardel Music Awards?

    May 29, 2015 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Argentina’s Premios Gardel (Gardel Awards), take place June 2 at the Grand Rex theater in Buenos Aires. The awards, put together by local music chamber CAPIF, are akin to our Grammys, honoring music in 45 categories, and with more than 500 producers ...

  25. Jennifer Lopez Selling California Mansion for $17 Million: See Photos

    May 29, 2015 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez is selling the 17,129-square-foot California estate she purchased while married to former husband Marc Anthony . The property, sitting on three acres, is situated in Hidden Hills, the gated neighborhood of choice for many celebrities, ...

  26. Courtney Act's 'Ecstasy': Exclusive Single Premiere

    May 29, 2015 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Courtney Act describes the last year of her life -- since she was named runner-up on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race  -- as “such a period of growth” akin to a “cocoon.” But now, she says she’s ready to break out and “emerge” with her debut E ...

  27. Watch Kelly Clarkson's Empowering 'Invincible' Video (and Good Luck Not Singing Along)

    May 29, 2015 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pump your fists because Kelly Clarkson has just released the empowering new video for her Piece By Piece single, "Invincible." Kelly Clarkson Performs 'Invincible' at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards   The inspiring video for the ...

  28. Madonna Was Nearly Arrested for Simulating Masturbation 25 Years Ago Today

    May 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anyone who's watched Madonna 's revealing 1991 documentary Truth or Dare remembers the unforgettable scene where Madge, despite warnings of arrest from local police, simulates masturbation while singing "Like a Virgin" on her Blo ...

  29. The Best Smart Watches for iPhone and Android Devices

    May 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Humanity is headed for a very smart future. First, it was our phones; next, our belt buckles and cufflinks will tell us when a Kardashian tweets or someone likes one of our Instagram posts. Right now, smart watches are on everyone’s lips—if not yet ...

  30. Check Out Hilary Duff's 'Breathe In. Breathe Out.' Tracklist

    May 29, 2015 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Take a deep breath because Hilary Duff has just released the tracklist for her forthcoming album Breathe In. Breathe Out , which drops on June 16. Duff headed to Instagram to share the news, as well as her excitement for the album's release. &q ...

  31. Idina Menzel on First World Tour, New Album: 'I'm Sort of Putting My Heart Out There'

    May 29, 2015 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 As she hits the road for her first-ever world tour this weekend, Idina Menzel has the recording studio in her sights, too.  "I've been working on a new album," Menzel -- whose first stop is on Saturday, May 30 in Seoul, South Korea -- ...

  32. Rihanna Heats Up the Streets of Cuba

    May 29, 2015 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Another day, another stamp for her passport. Rihanna has packed her bags and landed in Cuba. The "FourFiveSeconds" singer was spotted in Cuba this week where she is reportedly in town for a shoot of sorts. For now, at least, it just looks ...

  33. Bonnaroo Superjam Mixes Metallica, Bleachers, Chance the Rapper, Run-D.M.C. & More

    May 29, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo's annual Superjam has just announced its 2015 lineup, and per usual, it's a combination of musicians from just about every genre. Exclusive: Bonnaroo Founders Talk Impact of Live Nation Deal, Including More Events at 'The Far ...

  34. Scott Stapp & Wife Joining VH1's 'Couples Therapy'

    May 29, 2015 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Creed frontman Scott Stapp and wife, Jaclyn, are officially heading to VH1's Couples Therapy . Stapp and his wife will appear on the sixth season of the reality program, which will premiere on the network later this year. They are expected to s ...

  35. Ricky Martin Extends Latin Pop Songs Chart Record

    May 29, 2015 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Karlos Rose earns fourth Tropical Songs No. 1 Ricky Martin vaults 40-20 on the Latin Pop Songs chart (dated June 6) with "La Mordidita," featuring Yotuel , extending his record for most top 20 hits on the chart. The latest single is ...

  36. Lil Mama's Comeback Tune 'Sausage' Has An Insane Video You Must Watch

    May 29, 2015 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Mama just dropped a video for "Sausage" and the Internet can't stop talking about it. The message of the hopeful comeback tune is simple: "You better use a condom if you taking that sausage." The PSA this summer needs! I ...

  37. Miranda Lambert Takes Down Sexist Country Radio Exec: 'Biggest Bunch of BULL I Have Ever Heard'

    May 29, 2015 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you want to wildly piss off a bunch of country music fans, go ahead and take a cue from Keith Hill, a man who oversees 300 country music radio stations. He more-or-less said country radio needed to "take females out" in order to boost r ...

  38. Dave Grohl Shares Letter He Wrote to His Hero Ian Mackaye at Age 14

    May 29, 2015 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Grohl has been a hustler since day one -- at least going by his youthful fan mail to rock heroes. Watch Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl Play a Beatles Classic The Nirvana and Foo Fighters drummer just shared a fan letter he wrote to Minor Threat/ ...

  39. Brittany Snow & Erin Andrews to Host 2015 CMT Music Awards

    May 29, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow and Erin Andrews will host the 2015 CMT Music Awards. “Being a huge fan of country music, the CMT Music Awards are one of my favorite events of the season” said Andrews in a release, “I cannot wait to be around all t ...

  40. Suge Knight Returns to Court in Murder Case

    May 29, 2015 8:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marion "Suge" Knight 's lawyer argues that a murder case against the former rap music mogul should be dismissed because one of the men he allegedly ran over earlier this year didn't identify him in court. Attorney Matt Fletcher c ...

  41. Flume Shares 'Some Minds' Feat. Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt: Watch

    May 29, 2015 5:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aussie EDM phenom Flume has shared a new track  " Some Min ds, " which features  vocals and lyric s from  Miike Snow’s  Andrew Wyatt. On "Some Minds," Flume delivers a subdued soundscape of synth and beats, and he r ewards the li ...

  42. Glastonbury Festival's Emily Eavis Received Death Threats for Booking Kanye West

    May 29, 2015 3:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Glastonbury Festival’s co-organizers Emily Eavis has revealed she received death threats after inviting  Kanye West to headline next month’s event.  Eavis, who is the daughter of Glastonbury’s founder Michael Eavis and is expected to one day take it ...

  43. Hozier, Nick Jonas to Perform at Daytime iHeartRadio Fest

    May 29, 2015 2:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hozier , Nick Jonas and Trey Songz are among the performers set for the daytime portion of the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival. Swedish singer Tove Lo , pop-rock band Echosmith and Walk the Moon , who have a massive hit with "Shut Up and Da ...

  44. Newcomer Dustin Hensley Discusses the Musical Influences That Made Him an 'Old Soul'

    May 29, 2015 1:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though the tiny hamlet of Holladay, Tennessee might seem a little bit isolated, it’s location in the western portion of the Volunteer State gives it a close proximity to several musical styles. Two hours to the southwest via Interstate 40, you will ...

  45. Chance the Rapper's Experimental Album 'Surf' Has Arrived on iTunes…and it's Free

    May 29, 2015 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chance the Rapper has ratcheted up the “surprise release” strategy to the next level. The Chicago rapper has quietly dropped his collaborative Social Experiment album on iTunes, where it’s available to download for free. If that’s not enough of a su ...

  46. Mariah Carey Says 'American Idol' Was the 'Worst Experience of My Life'

    May 28, 2015 11:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey got candid on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O show on Wednesday, describing her time on American Idol as "the worst experience of my life." When questioned if she would return for the upcoming season 15 American Idol series ...

  47. Jennifer Lopez Excited about Bringing Her Show to Morocco

    May 28, 2015 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez  says she's excited about kicking off Morocco's Mawazine music festival, while insisting she's still just the girl from the Bronx. Morocco hosts the 14th edition of its massive 10-day long music festival starting Friday ...

  48. Shinhwa & VIXX Join KCON 2015 Lineups, Ticket Prices Revealed

    May 28, 2015 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The KCON 2015 lineup grows with two new boy bands added to the mix. Shinhwa joins the K-pop festival's west coast date while VIXX will be heading east. AOA & Block B Added to KCON Los Angeles South Korea's longest-running boy band, Shi ...

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