1. Ariana Grande Inks First Endorsement, An Equity Partnership With Bottled Water Brand Wat-AAH!

    October 01, 2014 12:16 PM EDT Rose Cameron , founder and CEO of youth-targeted bottled water brand Wat-AAH!, expressed three goals at her company board meeting in January. The first was to host a successful art exhibition for its Drink Up campaign (First Lady Michelle Obama en ...

  2. Why Don’t Today’s Hits Reflect The Times?

    August 21, 2014 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1965, the hottest debut on Billboard ’s Hot 100 was Barry McGuire ’s “Eve Of Destruction,” the lyrics of which were a wake-up call, from its opening shot of “The Eastern world, it is explodin’; violence flarin’, bullets loadin’,” to its ...

  3. Michele Obama and Janelle Monae Discuss Arts Education at Grammy Museum Awards Event

    July 16, 2014 9:54 PM EDT First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of arts education Wednesday at the Grammy Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, emphatically declaring "we cannot be satisfied until every child has some exposure to the arts. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in at ...

  6. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:09 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in ...

  7. Michelle Obama, Kellie Pickler To Guest Star On 'Nashville'

    April 19, 2014 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 First Lady Michelle Obama and "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's "Nashville," the network announced on Friday (April 18).  'Nashville' Star Charles Esten Isn't Mess ...

  8. Rolling Stones 'Pull Together' Following Scott Death, Promise to Return to Australia and New Zealand

    March 19, 2014 12:42 PM EDT Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the fashion designer and celebrity stylist& ...

  9. Barack Obama Salutes ‘Women of Soul,’ Struggles To Spell ‘Respect’: Watch

    March 09, 2014 11:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House. "What a lineup!" Obama declared Thursday at the outset of a concert t ...

  10. Michelle Obama Readies ‘Women of Soul’ Concert at White House

    March 05, 2014 12:44 AM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle ...

  11. Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande Set for First Lady's 'Women of Soul' Concert

    March 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. Related Articles 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to ...

  12. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga Set For Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Opening Week

    February 10, 2014 12:39 PM EST Arcade Fire, Tim McGraw and a slew of Hollywood stars will also be stopping by. "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has already announced its musical guest, U2, for its Feb. 17 premiere episode, but Fallon's first full week fea ...

  13. Beyonce Tipped to Perform at Michelle Obama’s 50th B’day Bash

    January 18, 2014 3:27 AM EST Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card. "Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today ... check out my @AARP card!" the first lady told her more than 600,000 Twitter followers in a post that included a p ...

  14. Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live': Watch Her Beyonce, Rihanna Impressions

    January 06, 2014 6:52 PM EST Comedian is first black female cast member on show since Maya Rudolph "Saturday Night Live" has finally solved its lack-of-black-female-cast-member issue, hiring Upright Citizens Brigade alum Sasheer Zamata as a featured player effective ...

  15. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washingto ...

  16. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  17. Queen Latifah Calls On Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz For New Talk Show

    July 31, 2013 11:14 PM EDT Queen Latifah says her new daytime talk show is calling on A-list friends for support, including musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Keys has already participated in test runs of "The Queen Latifah Show." And Kravitz's design f ...

  18. Justin Timberlake Visits White House, Earns Praise From Michelle Obama

    April 09, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Obamas host Timberlake, Ben Harper and others for a special Memphis Soul concert Justin Timberlake made his presence known at the White House on Tuesday, where he's spending the day celebrating Memphis soul music with the First Family. The Me ...

  19. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  20. Beyonce to Sing at Obama's Inauguration

    January 09, 2013 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson Also Announced, Will Perform 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration later this month, a major honor for the singer who four years ago croo ...

  21. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  22. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  23. Mariah Carey Drops Obama Song, 'Bring It On Home'

    November 07, 2012 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey capped a happy night of watching President Barack Obama secure a second term by releasing a celebratory song, called "Bring It On Home." Premiering on Global14.com , producer Jermaine Dupri's website, Carey first performe ...

  24. Michelle Obama Endorses Heavy D & Chubb Rock; Sings 'We Got Our Own Thang'

    September 19, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé isn't the only artist on First Lady Michelle Obama's playlist. During her appearance on Orlando's 102 Jamz' Back In the Day Buffet yesterday (Sept. 18), Michelle Obama shared her love for old-school hip-hop by co-signing ...

  25. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  26. Beyonce Shows Love to Michelle Obama: Watch

    July 16, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé loves First Lady Michelle Obama and she's not afraid to show it. In a video posted today (July 16) on President Barack Obama's official YouTube page, Beyoncé reads, aloud, a letter she penned for Michelle Obama back in April. So fa ...

  27. Beyonce Returns to the Stage in Atlantic City

    May 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me running on that treadmill," Beyoncé said at her sold-out concert on Saturday night (May 26), the second of four shows at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, before ending the night with her No. ...

  28. Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Be Honored by President Obama

    May 07, 2012 6:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more so ...

  29. Obama Prefers Jay-Z Over Kanye West

    April 12, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'He is a jackass... But he's talented' -- The President on Kanye West While in New York City raising campaign funds in January, President Barack Obama was asked at a restaurant what at first seemed like a simple question by The Atlant ...

  30. Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Bieber Shares Slime with Will Smith

    March 31, 2012 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry and One Direction Performed at the Annual Ceremony At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards promising a record amount of the show's trademark ...

  31. Michelle Obama To Honor Taylor Swift at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2012 8:49 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2012 Top 40 Money Makers -- See the Full List Michelle Obama will g ...

  32. Michelle Obama to Salute Taylor Swift at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 27, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The First Lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Michelle Obama will give Swift The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon's 25th annual awards show Saturday night in Los Angeles. ...

  33. Billboard Music Awards to Hit Las Vegas on May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Event Will Air Live on ABC From the MGM Grand The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which al ...

  34. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be ...

  35. Watch President Obama Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Booker T

    February 22, 2012 7:40 AM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion ...

  36. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion a ...

  37. Etta James Funeral and Memorial Details Released

    January 24, 2012 8:00 PM EST Famed rhythm and blues singer Etta James died Jan. 20, five days away from her 74 birthday after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C. On Tuesday, it was announced that a public viewing would be held at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, ...

  38. Common: 'I'm to Hip-Hop What Obama Is to Politics'

    January 06, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 "How can I say this? Fuck it, I'm the greatest!" Common is pacing the room like a prizefighter, his left arm extended above his head as he mouths the first 10 words to "Sweet," a song off his new album that is anything but. ...

  39. Beyonce Kicks Off Her Own Year-End List

    December 16, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Tis the season of year-end lists, typically delivered via critics and magazines (like this one). Team Beyoncé is changing things up a bit, and on Thursday (Dec. 15) kicked off their own Top 10 to countdown Bey's " most amazing moments &quo ...

  40. Scotty McCreery's Glitch at World Series; Zooey Deschanel to Sing at Game 4

    October 20, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week's Billboard 200 leader, Scotty McCreery , overcame an embarrassing microphone glitch on live television Wednesday night to belt out the Star Spangled Banner at the World Series. The 2011 "American Idol" winner began singing ...

  41. Common Laughs Off White House Controversy on 'Daily Show'

    September 15, 2011 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Along with promoting his new memoir "One Day It'll All Make Sense" and his upcoming TV series "Hell On Wheels," Common addressed the controversy earlier this year regarding his invitation to perform at a White House event on ...

  42. Cali Swag District Overcomes Member's Death on Debut LP

    July 19, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Picture the last 15 months in the life of Cali Swag District . Prior to being old enough to legally drink, the formerly obscure quartet of Inglewood, Calif. rappers scored a massive hit in 2010 with "Teach Me How to Dougie." The how-to rec ...

  43. Cali Swag District Copes with M-Bone's Death Before 'Kickback' Release

    July 05, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Corey Fowler was driving when he heard the gunshots that killed his friend and bandmate Montae Talbert outside an Inglewood liquor store. Members of Cali Swag District had just returned from a trip out of town and were set to meet up at a studio on ...

  44. Beyonce's '4:' Track-by-Track Review

    June 28, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé 's reign is unstoppable. In the past two months, Beyoncé has stolen shows ("Oprah's" star-studded finale week , the 2011 Billboard Music Awards , Glastonbury Festival ), teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama to fight c ...

  45. Beyonce's 'Till the End of Time' Single Leaks

    May 23, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no stopping Beyoncé . The morning after Bey' hit the stage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards stage for an epic, first-ever performance of first single, "Run this World (Girls)," a tag-less version of a new single -- &quo ...

  46. Britney, Beyonce, Bieber Among 2011 Billboard Music Awards Highlights

    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyoncé receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards wer ...

  47. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Eminem and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber dominated the 2011's Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six official awards. There was a six-way tie for second place between Rihanna , Lady Gaga , Usher , Taylor Swift ...

  48. Beyonce Accepts Billboard Millennium Award, Delivers Show-Stopping Performance

    May 22, 2011 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyoncé 's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first tim ...

  49. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among the ...

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