1. Kanye West Buries Coinye With Lawsuit Victory

    July 27, 2014 7:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Coinye West, a whimsical addition to the cryptocurrency craze, whose founders hitched its name and logo to the wagon of one of the biggest stars in hip-hop, has officially died. In documents filed July 22 in New York , a U.S. District Court declared ...

  2. Big K.R.I.T. Releases Rico Love-Assisted 'Pay Attention' Single: Listen

    July 25, 2014 7:33 PM EDT Big K.R.I.T. has been intently working on his sophomore studio album, Cadillactica . Today (Friday, July 25), he gives us a taste of what's to come with his first official single, "Pay Attention." The Jim Jonsin-produced song feature ...

  3. 'SNL' Star Jay Pharoah Avoids Tongues, Blood, Teeth on 'Bad Kisser' (Video)

    July 23, 2014 10:29 AM EDT 4 2 0 If you're sad that Weird Al's video parody blitzkrieg has passed, look no further than "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Pharoah's reimagining of Usher's "Good Kisser." It's called -- wait for it -- & ...

  4. Kanye West Will Release New Album 'Most Likely in September'; Readies 'All Day' Single

    July 21, 2014 12:38 PM EDT New music from Kanye West is on the horizon. During his cover story interview with GQ magazine , Kanye West reveals that we can expect his seventh studio album "most likely in September." But, he doesn't seem 100% sure of the releas ...

  5. Kanye West Covers GQ’s August Issue; Kim Kardashian Says It’s ‘So Sexy’

    July 19, 2014 7:56 PM EDT Kanye West will cover the August issue of GQ Magazine and the rapper’s new wife, Kim Kardashian, couldn’t be more excited. Rick Rubin Says He’s Working on Kanye West's Seventh Album “So sexy! My husband on the cover of GQ shot by Patrick Dema ...

  6. Kanye West to Headline Both Made in America Festivals; Iggy Azalea Added to L.A. Bill

    July 16, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Looks like Kanye West will be headlining both coasts of Budweiser Made In America next month when it expands to Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia on Aug. 30 and 31. Also newly announced to the L.A. lineup is Iggy Azalea, who will play the West C ...

  7. Glass Animals Covers Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown': Exclusive Stream

    July 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Glass Animals have been incorporating a cover of Kanye West's 2008 slow jam "Love Lockdown" into their live sets for a while now -- including this crisp, soulful rendition on Triple J's popular series "Like a Version" - ...

  8. Fifth Harmony Name-Drops Michelle Obama, Kanye West on Confident New Single ’Bo$$’: Listen

    July 06, 2014 2:13 PM EDT Fifth Harmony is letting everyone know who’s “Bo$$.” After teasing the confident new single — the first from Fifth Harmony’s upcoming debut album — through Instagram on July 4, the “X Factor” finalists released “Bo$$” in full through MTV.com on Sun ...

  9. Bitcoin Is Now Legal In California

    June 30, 2014 5:09 PM EDT If you’re a California resident hoping to buy 50 Cent’s next album using Bitcoin, you’re in luck. The most populous U.S. state now recognizes Bitcoin as legal currency, following the approval of Assembly Bill 129 and its subsequent signing into la ...

  10. Drake Manager and OVO Founder Oliver El-Khatib Started From the Bottom, Too

    June 26, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Oliver El-Khatib rarely gives interviews. The October’s Very Own (OVO) founder and Drake co-manager, who has helped turn OVO into a global brand, isn't aloof or inarticulate -- he’s just a busy guy who prefers the spotlight to be on the a ...

  11. Lana Del Rey Lands First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 25, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey captures her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Ultraviolence" bows atop the list. The album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  12. Kanye West Teaches Fashion for Community Service

    June 25, 2014 5:09 AM EDT Leave it to Kanye West to avoid doing any dirty work for community service, following the 250-hour sentence he received in March after attacking a photographer at LAX. Instead, in true Yeezus style, the rapper is serving his time by teaching fashi ...

  13. The Juice Podcast: Kanye West's Bonnaroo Set, Lil Wayne's Two 2014 Albums & Drake's '0 to 100'

    June 20, 2014 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also, will Frank Ocean pull a Beyoncé, and drop his sophomore album out of nowhere? The Juice Podcast discusses. On the eighth episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's own – Jason Lipshutz (Pop Editor) and Brad Weté (Features Editor) – join me ...

  14. Kanye West Retracts Negative Comments on Photographer Annie Leibovitz

    June 20, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Kanye West is back at it again, this time backtracking on recent comments he made about photographer Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, claiming his remarks "have been taken out of cont ...

  15. Top 10 Songs From World Cup Spots (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 5:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by McKins ...

  16. Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts At No. 1, Sets Vinyl Sales Record

    June 18, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Rocker Jack White claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Lazaretto" bows in the top slot with 138,000 sold in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The effort follows his solo debut, "Blunderbuss, ...

  17. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  18. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  19. Kanye West: Wedding Photo With Kim Kardashian Took 4 Days to Perfect

    June 17, 2014 4:25 PM EDT As if the world needed more evidence that Kanye West is a perfectionist, today he revealed that his wedding photos took a whopping four days of editing before gaining his approval. Speaking at the Cannes Lions festival today (on a technology and c ...

  20. Cannes Lions: Kanye West, Bono and Jared Leto to Give Presentations

    June 16, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Now a "Creativity Conference" for more than just advertisers, this year's event also features talks by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spike Jonze, Ralph Fiennes, "Game of Thrones" creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Yahoo's M ...

  21. Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ Tour Coming to Australia

    June 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus will bring her “Bangerz” tour to Australia later this year.  Promoters the Dainty Group today announced Miley would play arenas in Australia’s five big cities this October. Moves Like Miley: Cyrus' Wildest Moments on Her 'Bange ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Rick Rubin Says He’s Working on Kanye West's Seventh Album

    June 14, 2014 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Rick Rubin has confirmed that he’s working with Kanye West on the rapper’s follow-up album to 2013’s “Yeezus,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Kanye West's 2014 Album: Everything We Know So Far Rubin told BBC Radio 1' ...

  24. Eminem First to Receive Two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards

    June 10, 2014 3:13 PM EDT Rapper earns the pair for hit songs, "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie." His name is Eminem and he’s now the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards, marking sales and streams of more than 10 million ...

  25. Kanye West Receives ‘Yeezus’ Cake from Kim Kardashian on 37th Birthday

    June 08, 2014 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Happy birthday, Kanye West! In celebration of his 37th birthday on Sunday, the rapper received a pretty cool birthday cake from his new wife , Kim Kardashian. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy Kardashian posted an Instagram photo of the c ...

  26. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  27. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Share Wedding Photos

    May 27, 2014 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have shared photos from their glamorous wedding two days after getting married in Florence, Italy.  The couple got married on Saturday (May 24) at Fort di Belvedere, a breathtaking 16th century fortress in the Italian c ...

  28. John Legend Sings ‘All of Me’ During Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's Wedding Reception (Report)

    May 25, 2014 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding was indeed a musical affair. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy It started with Lana Del Rey performing three songs at the couple's wedding rehearsal at the Palace of Versailles in France o ...

  29. Kanye & Kim Kardashian Wed at Florence's Forte di Belvedere, $420K Rental

    May 24, 2014 9:06 PM EDT  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially "Bound" to each other. The celebrity couple, who have made a habit of over-the-top, public displays of affection, got hitched Saturday in a decidedly private spot: a Renaissance fortress in F ...

  30. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In Italy

    May 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 1.935 k 492 0 Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially tied the knot! PHOTOS: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Sweetest PDA Moments The " world's most talked about couple ," who have been engaged less than a year, married on Satu ...

  31. Kanye West Debuts New Song ‘God Level’ In Adidas Commercial: Watch

    May 24, 2014 12:11 PM EDT Less than three weeks ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Adidas has released a new advertisement for its "The Dream: All In or Nothing" campaign that features new music by Kanye West, who married Kim Kardashian in Florence on Saturd ...

  32. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Serenaded by Lana Del Rey at Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

    May 24, 2014 10:44 AM EDT 4 2 0 Following an extravagant wedding rehearsal on Friday that included a serenade by Lana Del Rey, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have shipped their guests from Paris to Florence for the couple’s wedding ceremony on Saturday. KimYe's Wedding Playlis ...

  33. The Juice Podcast 5/23/14: Aaliyah’s Relationship With R. Kelly, 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number,' Nicki Minaj & More

    May 23, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone can agree that Aaliyah's spirit is very much present and influential, 13 years after her passing. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review Her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothi ...

  34. Kanye & the Kardashians Invade Paris

    May 21, 2014 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Working out, shopping, getting together with family -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are doing it all in Paris this week. Kim Kardashian Wants You to Know She and Kanye West Aren't Married Kanye West Announces June Release of Adidas Line: Watch ...

  35. Happy Mother’s Day: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West Shout-Out Moms on Twitter

    May 11, 2014 3:28 PM EDT In honor of Mother’s Day, musical artists from across all genres are coming out of the woodwork to pay tribute to their moms on this special day. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom In addition to Billboard’s Mother’s playlist - which in ...

  36. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala ...

  37. Lorde Blasts 'Stalking' Photographer on Twitter

    May 04, 2014 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lorde took to Twitter on Saturday, May 3 to accuse New Zealand photographer Simon Runting of stalking her, reports New York Daily News .  Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Tennis Court' Nets Adult Pop Songs Debut "This man has been stal ...

  38. Frank Ocean to Perform at Met Gala (Report)

    May 01, 2014 2:30 AM EDT 8 2 0 Following Kanye West's performance at last year's Met Gala, it looks like Anna Wintour has invited a singer to take the stage this year.  It's rumored that Frank Ocean will perform at fashion's biggest night this year on Monday, ...

  39. Future Shares 'I Won' Video Feat. Kanye West (Watch)

    April 17, 2014 9:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 In anticipation of next week’s release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future has released a Hype Williams direction-track for the Kanye West-featuring single “I Won” .  The video shows the two rappers waxing romantic on a beac ...

  40. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Tops Forbes' Annual List of Hip-Hop's Richest... Again

    April 17, 2014 12:51 PM EDT Forbes has released its eighth annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists, and for the second year in a row, Sean "Diddy" Combs tops the list. Since the list was launched in 2007, he has consistently vied with 50 Cent, Jay Z (that ...

  41. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody T ...

  42. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  43. Future & Kanye West Team Up For 'I Won': Listen

    April 08, 2014 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks away from the release of his upcoming album, "Honest" (April 22), Future debuts the Kanye West-assisted track, "I Won." The Metro Boomin-produced single features both Kanye West and Future comparing their respective fia ...

  44. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will ...

  45. Future Talks 'Honest' Album & Becoming 'A Better Man'

    April 07, 2014 2:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Worried about turning off rap fans, Future scratched a song with Miley Cyrus from his album. Future doesn't get caught up in the nuances of his growing fame. Despite a packed promo schedule for his second album, "Honest" (due April 22 ...

  46. Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song ‘Draft Day’: Listen

    April 02, 2014 6:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake has shared a new song “Draft Day” in which he samples Lauryn Hill and name-checks a cadre of major league artists and athletes.  The Canadian rapper gives shout-outs for soon-to-turn-pro quarterback (and good buddy) Johnny Manziel, NBA star-in ...

  47. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, & ...

  48. Kanye West Delays Australia Tour To Complete New Album

    March 31, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Kanye West has rescheduled his Australia tour to work on his new studio album, tentatively due this year.  Live Nation Australasia reported the news on the morning of April 1, though reps for the concert promoter confirm its press release wasn’t a ...

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