1. A Very Pregnant Natalie Portman Takes a Swim in James Blake's 'My Willing Heart' Video: Watch

    March 21, 2017 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blake could not have picked a more soothing, hypnotizing visual for his "My Willing Heart" clip. In the video directed by The Fits ' Anna Rose Holmer we see a very pregnant Natalie Portman languidly floating in a pool just days ...

  2. James Blake & Vince Staples Bring New Energy to Radio City Music Hall Show

    October 04, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Weaving together non-traditional pop and emotive electronic melodies, British singer-songwriter James Blake filled New York's Radio City Music Hall on Monday night (Oct. 3), with support from openers Moses Sumney and Vince Staples . The legenda ...

  3. Vince Staples, Rap's Acclaimed Iconoclast, On His Ambitious 'Prima Donna' EP & Why 'Trump Is No Better or Worse Than Any of These People'

    August 25, 2016 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you're in need of movie tips, Vince Staples might not be the guy to ask. Over breakfast on a recent morning at New York’s Soho Grand hotel, the 23-year-old rapper is mounting a vigorous defense of the evangelical action flick Left Behind (wh ...

  4. Frank Ocean's 'Blonde': 10 MVPs Who Contributed to the Album

    August 24, 2016 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Frank Ocean returned after a four-year hiatus with his Endless visual album , he followed up with the real comeback album -- his highly anticipated album, Blonde. While the set contains 17 meticulously crafted tracks, Ocean didn't tackle t ...

  5. Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Songs in 'Boys Don't Cry' Zine

    August 23, 2016 5:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 After the huge success of Frank Ocean 's Channel Orange  in 2012, then  four years of virtual radio silence from the artist ,   fans   were dying to get their hands on his  sophomore album, Blonde, which was finally released Saturday after mult ...

  6. Spotify Unveils Radio-Like Playlists, Featuring the Story of When James Blake Rejected Drake

    July 13, 2016 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spotify isn't taking the success of Apple's radio station sitting down. Spotify launched a pair of new playlists on Wednesday. Big whoop -- except this time the streaming service is taking a page from the Beats 1 playbook, enlisting artist ...

  7. Frank Ocean's Long-Awaited Sophomore Album: An Insider's Look at What We Know So Far

    July 02, 2016 6:51 PM EDT Could Frank Ocean ’s grand return be upon us? Since the promotional wheels ground to a halt in the wake his breakthrough 2012 album Channel Orange , the singer-songwriter born Christopher Breaux has been almost entirely out of the spotlight, posti ...

  8. James Blake Takes No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    May 19, 2016 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, news for Armin van Buuren, Dillon Francis & more. James Blake bolts in at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated May 28) with The Colour in Anything (9,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music). It's the secon ...

  9. The Band Perry Shares 'All Our Friends' Playlist: Takeover Tuesday

    March 22, 2016 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and mega tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever ...

  10. Radiohead, Kings of Leon & Major Lazer Headlining Lollapalooza Berlin 2016

    February 17, 2016 12:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Lollapalooza Berlin is entering its second year. The European edition of Lolla has announced its 2016 lineup, taking place Sept. 10 -11. Radiohead and Kings of Leon are headlining, alongside Major Lazer  and New Order .  Lollapalooza Berlin Debuts w ...

  11. Jean-Michel Jarre, James Blake, Flume Added to Sónar Lineup

    January 25, 2016 6:00 AM EST 0 0 0 French electronica pioneer Jean Michel Jarre , U.K. producer and musician James Blake and Australia’s Flume have been added to the line-up of Sónar 2016 in Barcelona. Rising Ethiopian-American singer Kelela , British MC Roots Manuva , U.K. grime sen ...

  12. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , no ...

  13. Bon Iver to Perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival With Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens & More

    February 11, 2015 9:00 AM EST A few days ago, early-bird ticket buyers to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival next summer started receiving some very special snail mail . "To show our appreciation for your support at the start," writes Bon Iver 's Justin ...

  14. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , Ja ...

  15. James Blake Unveils New Song, Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 22, 2014 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blake premiered a new song on Thursday night (Aug. 21) during his BBC Radio 1 residency. The track, with its robot vocal elements and Tom Waitsian clack-clangs, was given the title of "200 Press" because, as the British artist-produc ...

  16. James Blake Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 22, 2014 9:33 AM EDT James Blake premiered a new song on Thursday night (Aug. 21) during his BBC Radio 1 residency. The track, with its robot vocal elements and Tom Waitsian clack-clangs, was given the title of "200 Press" because, as the British artist-prod ...

  17. Where's the Money, Jabberwocky? ATP Cancels Festival, Leaves Fans in the Lurch

    August 14, 2014 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a couple days since All Tomorrow's Parties dropped the bombshell news that they were calling off this weekend's Jabberwocky festival in London. Citing good-but-not-good-enough ticket sales, ATP announced that had they carrie ...

  18. Waka Flocka Flame, '0 to 100 (Freestyle)': Exclusive Video Premiere & Q&A

    July 31, 2014 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Drake deserves a Grammy for '0 to 100,'' Waka tells The Juice. After turning heads with feature appearances on Flosstradamus ' "TTU (Too Turnt Up)," DJ Scream's "Always" and Steve Aoki 's " ...

  19. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photo ...

  20. James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014

    James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014

    June 15, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014 James Blake , bonnaroo , 2014 , James Blake Videos James Blake ...

  21. Beyonce 'Drunk In Love' Remixes: Who Did It Best?

    February 18, 2014 1:57 PM EST As Beyoncé and Jay Z continue to top the charts with "Drunk in Love" – their latest "Beyoncé" collaboration that kicked off the Grammys with a bang last month – other R&B/hip-hop names are hoping to get in on the action. ...

  22. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper ...

  23. Independents Claim 50% of Grammy Wins, Largest Share in A2IM History

    January 27, 2014 3:41 PM EST Independent record labels and artists hauled off some heavy hardware at the 56th Grammy awards last night, claiming the largest share of all awards since at least 2006, when the American Association of Independent music began tracking the ce ...

  24. James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    January 27, 2014 1:30 AM EST 0 0 0 James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014 music , James Blake , Grammys 2014 , interview , 2014 , red carpet , Billboard , Awards , James Blake Grammys Grammys James Blake ...

  25. Pepsi Premieres Best New Artist Video Series Starring 2014 Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist’s first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nomine ...

  26. Pepsi Premieres Grammy Best New Artist Video Series Starring All Five Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist's first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five no ...

  27. What Is James Blake's Sound? He's Stumped, Too: Video Q&A With 'Overgrown' Artist

    November 21, 2013 10:50 AM EST No one has more trouble defining British musician James Blake's unique blend of folk, soul and ambient electronica soundscapes than Blake himself. "I was actually struggling in a cab yesterday," Blake said during a recent tour stop ...

  28. MoRuf Releases 'Shades.Of.Moo' Project: Listen

    November 12, 2013 5:37 PM EST Days after teasing fans with his smooth "Homie.Lover.Friend" single, MoRuf releases his first official project, "Shades.Of.Moo." The 18-song LP features MoRuf tapping into his influences and interests, from including a snippet ...

  29. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London ...

  30. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  31. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclo ...

  32. OVO Fest Cancels First Night Due to Frank Ocean Vocal Injury

    July 30, 2013 10:23 AM EDT The opening night of next week's OVO Fest in Toronto has been cancelled due to the vocal problems of its headliner, Frank Ocean, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. Ocean, who suffered a tear on his vocal cord last week, resulting in the cancel ...

  33. Drake Recruits Frank Ocean & James Blake for Two-Day OVO Fest

    May 16, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Drake recruits James Blake and Frank Ocean for the 4th annual OVO Fest. Drake's October's Very Own announced the line-up late yesterday (Wednesday, March 15). For the first time, the summer event will span for two days (August 4 and 5). ...

  34. 'Unprecedented' Demand Sees Splendour in the Grass Sell-Out Fast

    May 02, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day ...

  35. Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest Sells Out in Record Time

    May 02, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day pa ...

  36. Splendour in the Grass 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 4:08 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, T ...

  37. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV ...

  38. Anti-Thatcher Song ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ Beat By Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’ on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 2:50 PM EDT The highly controversial campaign to get “Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” by the “Wizard of Oz” Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has ended in narrow defeat. As BBC Radio 1 announced the Official Charts Company’s new sales data on Sun ...

  39. Big K.R.I.T. Releases 'King Remembered In Time' Mixtape: Listen

    April 10, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Close to a year after releasing his major label debut, "Live from the Underground," Big K.R.I.T. returns with his sixth mixtape, "King Remembered In Time." With the exception of the 9th Wonder-produced song, "Life Is a G ...

  40. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'B-tch Don't Kill My Vibe' Video With Jay-Z, James Blake Collab & SXSW

    March 22, 2013 3:33 PM EDT The rapper shares that he's currently in the studio working on ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron,' due this summer. If it sounded as if Kendrick Lamar took over this year's SXSW, it's because he did. According to the West Coa ...

  41. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, ...

  42. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 6:30 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto ...

  43. Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

    July 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The granddaddy of all the modern Japanese rock fest, Fuji Rock, is hosting a line-up that seems influenced by the London Olympics, which start on the same day. Skip To Bottom The 16th annual Fuji Rock Festival, which starts Friday and runs through ...

  44. God Mode, One of Frenchkiss' First Nine Distributed Labels, Lines Up More 2012 Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:12 PM EDT Last week, Billboard announced the nine labels that will be distributed by the Frenchkiss Label Group , which formed late last year. One of those labels is New York-based imprint God Mode, which is run by journalist/Mr. Dream drummer Nick Sylveste ...

  45. Adele Rolling Deep in Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 17, 2012 6:50 AM EDT The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as usual, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. The awards, regarded as the most important awards for UK music writers, reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They ...

  46. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming ...

  47. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  48. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  49. PJ Harvey Beats Out Adele, Wins Mercury Prize For Second Time

    September 06, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after her Barclaycard Mercury Prize win for "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea," pioneering U.K. songstress PJ Harvey has received the recognition for a second time. Eighth album "Let England Shake" won Harvey ...

  50. From Talking Heads to Kreayshawn-How Music Supervisor Scott Vener Makes Hip Syncs Happen

    September 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener (@brokemogul), who started as a music consultan ...

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