1. Lance Bass Talks Mixed Feelings on Lou Pearlman's Death, Why the 'Music Industry Is Still Very Homophobic'

    September 15, 2016 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 They say you can’t jump from boy band to solo star, with *NSYNC alum Justin Timberlake as the exception that proves the rule. But JT’s former bandmate Lance Bass, 37, has carved his own path through the entertainment world. His latest evolution has ...

  2. Michael Jackson Songs Remixed: Listen to 9 Best Right Now

    August 24, 2016 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 These remixes are fit for a king. The King of Pop is behind such a lengthy string of hits that still deliver the same impassioned energy they did when he first created them. Michael Jackson 's songs and star power are undeniable, and his influe ...

  3. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2016 11:05 AM EDT 3.975 k 306 82 Aug. 16 marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958. As we celebrate the ...

  4. Justin Bieber Has U.K.'s Two Best-Selling Songs This Week So Far

    August 16, 2016 2:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two tracks featuring  Justin Bieber  are battling it out for the U.K. singles chart crown, again. "Cold Water" (Because Music), by U.S. electronic outfit  Major Lazer  featuring Bieber and  MØ , is heading toward a fourth successive week a ...

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Shawn Mendes' 'Treat' Climbs, Kanye West Earns His 40th Top 40 Hit

    August 05, 2016 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported , Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 13) and fends off a strong challenger in Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” with Justin Bieber & MO, which debuts at ...

  6. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 3.301 k 0 7 As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Bil ...

  7. Michael Jackson's Nephews File $100M Libel Suit Against 'Radar Online' Over 'Sleazy' Porn Allegations

    July 27, 2016 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lawsuit claims a series of stories published by the gossip website defame the late King of Pop and his three nephews. Michael Jackson 's nephews are taking Radar Online to court over stories that allege they were sexually abused by their un ...

  8. Michael Jackson's 2005 Child-Molestation Trial: Journalists Remember the Public Frenzy, Porn, Hijinks

    July 01, 2016 8:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 For CNN's Miguel Marquez, the most surreal day of Michael Jackson 's child-molestation trial was March 25, 2005, when the prosecution spent hours displaying images from Barely Legal , Purely 18 , Live Young Girls , Finally Legal Freshman C ...

  9. Rapper/Singer Omer 'O-Bee' Bhatti Debuts Prince Michael Jackson-Produced 'Automatic' Video: Premiere

    June 28, 2016 12:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/ singer Omer "O-Bee" Bhatti plays super hero in the clip for his latest single "Automatic," making its debut on  Billboard .  Shot in less than a week, the video -- directed by Chris Perez and produced by Michael Jackson & ...

  10. Michael Jackson's Daughter, Brothers Honor Him on Anniversary of His Death

    June 25, 2016 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson was remembered by his family on Saturday (June 25), seven years after his passing at the age of 50. Daughter Paris paid tribute to the late King of Pop by creating a photo collage featuring images of herself and her father, including ...

  11. Police Reports Surface Detailing Michael Jackson's Alleged Pornography Collection; Jackson Estate Responds

    June 21, 2016 5:21 PM EDT 2.079 k 0 12 UPDATE: This story has been updated to include a statement from the estate of Michael Jackson. Please find the statement in full below. Radar Online released police reports Tuesday (June 21) that appear to be from the Santa Barbara Country Sh ...

  12. All 9 Jackson Family Siblings Have Now Had Solo Hits on the Billboard Charts

    June 03, 2016 4:42 PM EDT 2.089 k 0 12 Tito's new single "Get It Baby" completes the family set. Tito Jackson joins his brothers and sisters like Michael and Janet, and scores his first solo hit on the Billboard charts with "Get It Baby." With the single&# ...

  13. Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Shows off Her 'Dangerous' Ink

    May 24, 2016 2:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has an impressive new tattoo which pays homage to the King of Pop. Paris’s new ink was inspired by the artwork for her father’s album Dangerous , which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December 1991. The body ar ...

  14. Wale Debuts Michael Jackson-Referencing Jam 'My P.Y.T.': Listen

    May 20, 2016 11:01 AM EDT Wale gets his two-step on for his latest single "My P.Y.T.," a Michael Jackson -referencing jam that stands for "pretty young thing." On The Dope  Boyz-produced  track, the D.C. rhymer dedicates a slew of bars to his special lad ...

  15. Keith Urban Uses Personal Heritage to Push Country Limits in 'Wasted Time'

    May 02, 2016 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The track from his 'Ripcord' album was written mere weeks after his father's passing. When his father died on Dec. 5, 2015, Keith Urban was in the midst of working on what would become Ripcord , an album that’s due May 6. That kind of ...

  16. Michael Jackson's Worth When He Died at Heart of Billion-Dollar Tax Court Battle

    April 20, 2016 10:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The IRS insists Jackson's name and image were worth more than $434 million. His estate says only $2,105. This story first appeared in the May 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine . Of all the befuddling legal matters in the entertainment ...

  17. Will Paul McCartney Get The Rights To His Beatles Songs Back? He's Already Working On It

    March 18, 2016 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 When news broke that the Michael Jackson estate would sell its 50 percent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing to Sony in a $750 million deal, many wondered whether Paul McCartney would finally be able to acquire the rights to his share of the company ...

  18. Michael Jackson Hologram Dispute Is Settled

    March 17, 2016 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two companies that fought viciously over the rights to hologram and digital projection technology have come to an agreement with each other, although it won't quite end all the legal madness over the technology capable of reviving dead stars an ...

  19. Inside Sony/ATV's Buyout of Michael Jackson's Estate -- And Why They Cashed Out

    March 16, 2016 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 From pricey antiques to a sprawling ranch stocked with exotic animals, Michael Jackson made many investments of varying usefulness over the course of his career. Yet among all of them, ATV Music Publishing -- which he purchased for $47.5 million in ...

  20. A Timeline of Michael Jackson's Best Bet: The Sony/ATV Catalog

    March 16, 2016 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson was a famously profligate spender, renowned in his latter years for endless shopping sprees that nearly broke the bank. As a result, at the time of his death in 2009, the self-proclaimed King of Pop was $500 million in the hole. Befo ...

  21. Sony/ATV Head Martin Bandier's Memo to Staff Following Jackson Buyout: 'Very Positive News'

    March 16, 2016 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of the announcement that Sony will buy the Michael Jackson estate's stake in music publishing market leader Sony/ATV, that company's CEO Martin Bandier sent a letter to the company’s employees thanking them for their hard work  ...

  22. Quincy Jones' Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Songs Will Go to Trial

    February 25, 2016 3:27 PM EST 0 0 0 A judge ruled Thursday (Feb. 25) that a lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones against Michael Jackson 's estate and record company over royalties on some of the singer's biggest hits can go to trial. Superior Court Judge Michael Stern sai ...

  23. This 13-Year-Old Playing Michael Jackson's 'Bad' on Piano Is Very Good

    February 24, 2016 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson ’s 1987 hit “Bad” has been given a solo piano rendition by a 13-year-old from Seoul, Korea.  The Weeknd, David Bryne, Questlove Appear in Trailer for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc: Watch Yoham Kim’s performance has become a bi ...

  24. Joseph Fiennes Defends Playing Michael Jackson in British TV Special, Colorblind Casting

    February 17, 2016 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Joseph Fiennes is defending himself in the wake of criticism after being cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming half-hour TV special, acknowledging the topic is "sensitive" but never intending it to be divisive. The white actor will play t ...

  25. The 9 Best Things We Saw at Sundance 2016

    January 31, 2016 11:00 AM EST Billboard’s new home every January? The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. What started as a must for film insiders has become a mecca for music as well, with lots of great concerts, parties, pop-star sightings, music documentaries and mo ...

  26. Joseph Fiennes to Play Michael Jackson in British TV Comedy

    January 26, 2016 9:57 PM EST Joseph Fiennes has been cast to play Michael Jackson in a new British TV comedy, chronicling a fabled road trip that the King of Pop took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.  The one-off Sky Arts spec ...

  27. Michael Jackson Wrote 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3' Music: Crazy Theory Confirmed?

    January 26, 2016 5:25 PM EST In the "a broken clock is right at least twice a day" category, it seems one crazy Internet conspiracy theory has recently been proven true: Michael Jackson provided uncredited musical contributions to the 1994 Sega video game Sonic the ...

  28. Are More Michael Jackson Movies on the Way?

    January 25, 2016 8:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Are you ready for more Michael Jackson movies? At the Jan. 24 premiere of the Showtime documentary  Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall  at the Sundance Film Festival -- attended by director Spike Lee, Questlove and Glassnotes Reco ...

  29. 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall': Sundance Review

    January 24, 2016 6:14 PM EST Spike Lee contextualizes the landmark 1979 album that cemented Jackson's status as a superstar solo artist and propelled him on to an even bigger breakthrough with 'Thriller.' The first bars of "Don't Stop 'Til You G ...

  30. The Weeknd, David Byrne, Questlove Appear in Trailer for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc: Watch

    January 13, 2016 10:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary will be out next month, paired with the reissue of Jackson's Off the Wall , and The Weeknd , David Byrne and Questlove of the Roots all appear in the first trailer.  Michael Jackson 'Off the ...

  31. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Becomes First-Ever 30 Times Multi-Platinum Album: Exclusive

    December 16, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The new milestone continues Jackson's reign as the best-selling artist of all time, with over 100 million sales for "Thriller" worldwide and 1 billion total sales to his credit. Michael Jackson 's Thriller has become the first al ...

  32. Even President Obama Is Remixing Drake's 'Hotline Bling' (Sort Of): Watch

    December 15, 2015 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Baracksdubs, the YouTube channel that takes sound bites from President Barack Obama's speeches and remixes them to sound like the lyrics to popular songs, has dropped its latest video. This time, Baracksdubs took on Drake 's chart-topper & ...

  33. Skrillex Discusses His 'Turning Point' Bieber Collab and His Adele-Remixing New Signee

    December 14, 2015 12:52 PM EST 0 0 0 It has been a monumental year for Sonny Moore, the multi-faceted individual behind the household moniker Skrillex . Skrillex's Remix of Torro Torro's 'Make a Move' Released: Listen His collaboration with Diplo and Justin Bieber , ...

  34. Aaron Carter Says Michael Jackson 'Passed Down the Torch' to Him

    November 23, 2015 7:31 AM EST 0 0 0 It's tricky to name a contemporary musical successor to Michael Jackson , given that he was one of the most successful and influential pop artists of all time. Aaron Carter  believes that he is the person best suited for the title -- and in a n ...

  35. Ciara on the Songs That Define Her Life and Career

    November 20, 2015 5:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The star opens up with Sade, chills out to Three 6 Mafia and gets inspired by MJ "Music that comes from the heart -- that's the music that moves me," says Ciara . And the Atlanta-based R&B singer, 30, has certainly been on the mov ...

  36. K-Pop Girl Group Lovelyz Perform Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' in 8-Part A Cappella: Watch

    November 16, 2015 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Never doubt the power of a great a cappella cover. K-pop girl group Lovelyz  is getting attention for their live rendition of Michael Jackson 's "Beat It" with footage of their performance winding up on American television. Sing! 16 M ...

  37. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Rises After Halloween

    November 12, 2015 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The 1984 classic makes its annual Hot 100 re-entry. Plus, moves for Alessia Cara, Selena Gomez, Thomas Rhett & Justin Bieber. As previously reported, Adele 's "Hello" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated N ...

  38. Nick Jonas Names His Picks for 5 Best Male Pop Singers of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nick Jonas  blossomed as a solo pop star in 2015 with top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits like "Jealous" and "Chains," and is currently riding the charts with his latest single "Levels." Jonas of course rose to fame as one-th ...

  39. Most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits By Artist

    November 12, 2015 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 The top spot on the ranking of the artists with the most No. 1 Hot 100 hits hasn't changed in 45 years, with the Beatles (20 leaders, tallied in 1964-70) fending off closest competitor Mariah Carey (18). Notably, Rihanna has entered a tie, with ...

  40. Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Title

    November 12, 2015 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 With 37 weeks at No. 1, Michael Jackson 's smash album Thriller continues to hold the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (1963-2015). Thriller clocked its first week at No. 1 on the list dated Feb. 26, 1983, and spent ...

  41. Tinashe Shares Her Favorite Dancers of All Time

    November 12, 2015 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Tinashe 's been showing off her skill on the dance floor as well as behind the microphone ever since last summer's breakout hit "2 On." Now, she's ready to name some of the greatest onstage talents of all time. See the All-T ...

  42. How REO Speedwagon Revolutionized Albums' Singles Releases, From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989'

    November 11, 2015 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 The classic love song 'Keep on Loving You' helped lead to record labels releasing more singles from sets than previously in the rock era. A former Epic Records exec offers the inside story. As previously reported, Taylor Swift's block ...

  43. From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989': Albums with Five Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    October 30, 2015 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 With  Taylor Swift 's  1989  recently celebrating its first birthday, the unstoppable album has joined an  exclusive  Billboard  chart club. The set is the latest to send five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to its e ...

  44. Taylor Swift Scores Fifth No. 1 From '1989' on Pop Songs Chart

    October 26, 2015 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Wildest Dreams' hits No. 1 on the airplay chart, becoming the fifth leader from '1989.' Only Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' has generated more toppers – six – on the list. Another week, another No. 1 for Taylor Swif ...

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