1. Ricky Martin Performs ‘Vida’ At China Music Awards: Watch

    April 30, 2014 2:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ricky Martin and David Beckham joined the biggest stars in China for the 18th Channel (V) China Music Awards.  Taiwan's David Tao and the mainland's Sun Nan took the best male singer awards, with Cheer Chen from Taiwan and Chris Lee from C ...

  2. How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller (From the Magazine)

    February 17, 2014 10:23 AM EST This article first appeared in the February, 22 issue of Billboard Magazine . Self-management isn’t for the faint of heart, but Aloe Blacc certainly seems up to the task. The 35-year-old singer, best-known for delivering the soulful vocals to Av ...

  3. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic col ...

  4. Business Matters: What it Means For Spotify's Daniel Ek to be Worth $308 Million

    April 30, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Daniel Ek Is Worth $308 Million Because The Market Values Spotify So Highly It may surprise some people that Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek is worth $308 million (£190 million), according to a list of richest British people in music at the S ...

  5. Read: Burger King's Apology to Mary J. Blige for 'Premature' Advertisement

    April 04, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige and her fans for releasing an ad that garnered the singer serious fan backlash. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized The clip featured Blige soulfully singing about the fast-food chain's ...

  6. Mary J. Blige: 'Unfinished' Burger King Ad Wasn't Cleared

    April 04, 2012 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 A controversial Burger King commercial didn't turn out the way Mary J. Blige was expecting. "I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence," the R&B diva told TMZ on Wednesday. ...

  7. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance this week: None other than the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuc ...

  8. Mary J. Blige Sings About Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance today. R&B singer Mary J. Blige is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wr ...

  9. Marc Anthony Honored, Sony/ATV Wins Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Marc Anthony was honored with ASCAP's Founders Award during the 20th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards Anthony received ...

  10. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  11. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  12. Victoria and David Beckham Welcome Baby Girl

    July 11, 2011 1:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Beckham's spokesman said that the soccer star's wife Victoria has given birth to a healthy baby girl on Sunday. Simon Oliveira said that the celebrity couple are "delighted to announce the birth of their daughter." "Ha ...

  13. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Manage Season 10 Winner

    March 29, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, in partnership with 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc., will manage season 10's winner and runner-up, according to a statement being released today by XIX Entertainment. Over th ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. ...

  15. Victoria and David Beckham Expecting Fourth Child

    January 09, 2011 8:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Soccer star David Beckham announced Sunday on his Facebook account that he and wife Victoria Beckham will welcome their fourth child this summer. "I've got some great news to tell you all," Beckham wrote. "Victoria and I are expe ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Bieber Sports Lakers Championship Ring, Janet Jackson Reveals Breast Binding

    October 28, 2010 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Sports Lakers Championship Ring...But Why? Don't be fooled by Justin Bieber 's latest piece of bling -- the 16-year-old may have game on the baske ...

  17. Lily Allen Wins Damages From Soccer Magazine

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen accepted damages on Thursday (Oct. 7) from the publisher of a French soccer magazine over allegations that she had made offensive remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Cheryl and Ashley Cole. Her lawyer Mark Thomson told the High ...

  18. How U2 Paired With ESPN and Soweto Gospel Choir for World Cup

    June 09, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 After teaming with ESPN for its coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bono pulled aside ESPN senior director of sports marketing Seth Ader and said, "This is just a warm-up for the one that really matters: South Africa." DJ' ...

  19. The Force is With Adidas in Star-Studded Ad, Record Sales Slump

    June 07, 2010 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the record industry hit bottom last week--the week ending May 30 marked the fewest number of albums sold since Nielsen SoundScan began compiling data in 1994. Adidas' " ...

  20. Adidas Star Wars Ad Takes Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk to the Cantina

    June 05, 2010 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIFA freaks, intergalactic geeks and pop-culture crazies all agree -- Adidas' 'Star Wars'-themed World Cup ad is the year's most awesome bit of promotional eye candy. A lightsaber-wielding Snoop Dogg and a droid-totting Daft Punk ...

  21. Billboard Bits: T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Oasis, Polyphonic Spree

    March 18, 2010 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to Baller Alert , Lil Wayne's first love and baby mama Antonia "Toya" Carter is doing a bit of namedropping -- literally. The BET ...

  22. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning cou ...

  23. Kanye West Faces Charges For Paparazzi Assault

    March 18, 2009 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West faces more than just a "Love Lockdown." Los Angeles city prosecutors have charged the rapper with misdemeanor battery, grand theft and vandalism over the videotaped destruction of a paparazzo's camera. West was arrested at ...

  24. Leona Lewis To Write Autobiography

    January 06, 2009 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 Leona Lewis, who won U.K. talent TV show "The X Factor" in 2006 and topped charts around the world with her debut album "Spirit," has signed a deal to pen her autobiography with publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. The book, ...

  25. Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page Jam At Olympics Finale

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok at the 2008 Beijing Olymp ...

  26. Doherty, M.I.A. Eyed For Ex-Arctic Monkey Project

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Doherty, M.I.A. and Saul Williams are all likely to feature on the forthcoming debut album from Mongrel, the new band from former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson, Billboard.com has learned. Pete Doherty, M.I.A. and Saul Williams are all l ...

  27. Jackson lawyer: Neverland auction off

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson still has Neverland, having cut an 11th-hour deal Thursday to keep it off the auction block. Michael Jackson still has Neverland, having cut an 11th-hour deal Thursday to keep it off the auction block. But the magic that once made th ...

  28. Spice Girls Kick Off World Tour In Canada

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST “Girl Power" returned Sunday as Britain's Spice Girls kicked off their long-awaited world reunion tour with a more sophisticated look than when they first stormed the pop world in the 1990s. The quintet -- known by their nicknames Posh, ...

  29. Major League Soccer Kicks-Off 'Represent' Campaign

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With David Beckham's recent arrival stateside to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Major League Soccer and sponsor Adidas are hoping to further galvanize fans with team anthems. Music branding company Rock River Music and digital marketer EVB ...

  30. American Idol, David Beckham & Corinne Bailey Rae

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 American Idol, David Beckham & Corinne Bailey Rae American Idol, David Beckham & Corinne Bailey Rae News Corinne Bailey Rae , David Beckham ...

  31. Barsuk Inks British Songwriter Jim Noir

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British newcomer Jim Noir is a huge soccer fan. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in Germany, he plans to attend one of the England games. British newcomer Jim Noir is a huge soccer fan. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in Ger ...

  32. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts p ...

  33. Suspects Charged In Posh Spice Kidnap Plot

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were charged today (Nov. 4) in London with theft and conspiracy to rob Sotheby's auction house, police said. Scotland Y Five men arrested on suspicion of plotting ...