1. Summer Songs: Top Tunes of This Decade So Far | Billboard News

    Summer Songs: Top Tunes of This Decade So Far | Billboard News

    June 26, 2017 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Billboard News has been trying to predict this year’s Song of the Summer, here is a look back at the top summer tunes of this decade so far. 2017 , iggy azalea , Billboard , Omi , Katy Perry , Music News , News , song of summer , Charli Xcx , T.I ...

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen Dialed in to No. 1 on the Hot 100

    June 19, 2017 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Call Me Maybe" collected its first of nine weeks on top. Plus, remembering feats by Mariah Carey, Richard Marx & Debbie Gibson. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart histo ...

  3. Robin Thicke & His Brother Claim Alan Thicke's Wife Threatened Them With Bad Press to Get More of Estate

    May 16, 2017 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The late actor's children say they have no choice but to protect their father's legacy from the "avarice and overreaching" of his third wife. America's dearly departed favorite dad Alan Thicke is at the center of what is sha ...

  4. 'Blurred Lines' Appeal Brief Says Artists Can't Copyright a Groove

    April 26, 2017 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "A 'groove' or 'feeling' cannot be copyrighted, and inspiration is not copying." Lines have been drawn in the copyright battle between Marvin Gaye 's heirs and artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke  -- and the ...

  5. Robin Thicke to Honor His Mother for VH1's Second Annual 'Dear Mama' Special

    April 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 VH1's upcoming Mother's Day special  Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms  will include a tribute from  Robin Thicke  to his own momma. The singer joins previously announced hosts , B lack-ish   star Anthony Anderson and entrepreneur La La An ...

  6. Robin Thicke's Ex-Wife Paula Patton Accuses Him of Evidence Tampering

    February 24, 2017 4:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Attorneys for Robin Thicke's ex-wife in a court filing made public Thursday accused the singer of tampering with a court order. The documents by attorneys for Paula Patton filed this week accuse Thicke of altering a custody court order and atte ...

  7. Robin Thicke Ordered to Stay Away From Ex-Wife Paula Patton After Abuse Claims

    January 26, 2017 8:57 PM EST 0 0 0 A judge on Thursday ordered Robin Thicke to have only monitored visits with his 6-year-old son and stay away from his ex-wife, actress Paula Patton, after she accused the singer of emotionally abusing them during an ongoing custody dispute. Los Ange ...

  8. Robin Thicke to Honor Late Father Alan Thicke at NHL All-Star Weekend Gala

    January 19, 2017 8:07 PM EST 0 0 0 John Legend and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will also make appearances at the Jon Hamm-hosted event. Robin Thicke will honor his late father Alan Thicke at The NHL100 gala on Jan. 27 during the hockey league's All-Star Weekend.  Alan Thi ...

  9. Robin Thicke Accused of Child Abuse Amidst Custody Fight: Report

    January 13, 2017 2:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Thicke denied the accusations and a request to limit his custody was rejected, according to reports. Robin Thicke is reportedly being investigated for child abuse because of reports submitted to the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Serv ...

  10. Marvin Gaye's Family Gets Boost From Songwriters, Musicologists in 'Blurred Lines' Appeal

    December 28, 2016 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 When attorneys for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke appealed the controversial jury verdict against the "Blurred Lines" creators, hundreds of artists rallied behind them. Now it's Marvin Gaye 's family that's seeing an out ...

  11. Marvin Gaye Family Defends 'Blurred Lines' Trial Outcome to Appeals Court

    December 22, 2016 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The family of Marvin Gaye doesn't believe that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams should get a do-over of the "Blurred Lines" trial. But if there's to be one, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was told on Thursday that Gaye's ...

  12. Robin Thicke's Sweetest Instagrams of His Late Father Alan Thicke

    December 14, 2016 1:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Alan Thicke died suddenly on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at the age of 69, reportedly following a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. Thicke, known for his role as the patriarch Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains and composing numerous theme songs ...

  13. Robin Thicke Comments on the Passing of His Father, Actor Alan Thicke I Billboard News

    Robin Thicke Comments on the Passing of His Father, Actor Alan Thicke I Billboard News

    December 14, 2016 10:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Robin Thicke calls his father, actor Alan Thicke of television's "Growing Pains," "the greatest man I ever met" in light of his sudden passing due to a heart attack. Celebrity Death , music , rip , Death , 2016 , Billboard , ...

  14. Nas Gets 'Deep' Discussing Police Brutality on Robin Thicke's New Track: Listen

    October 10, 2016 9:43 PM EDT 0 0 9 Robin Thicke 's new single "Deep" is as smooth a track as you'd expect from the soulful crooner but gets a solid dose of outspoken consciousness thanks to a feature from Nas .  The track, produced by Rich Skillz, opens with a ver ...

  15. 'Blurred Lines' Creators Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Marvin Gaye Family's Trial Victory

    August 24, 2016 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. file their opening brief at the 9th Circuit. It's now time for a new round in the legal saga surrounding "Blurred Lines," the monster hit by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams that was  condemn ...

  16. 15 Songs That Should Really Never Be Played at Weddings

    August 15, 2016 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Considering we’re still in the thick of wedding season, by now you’ve probably heard enough bad toasts, eaten enough steaks (no one gets the fish), and nursed enough hangovers to last until next summer. You’ve probably also heard enough bands and/or ...

  17. The Longest-Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

    July 19, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more. From Debby Boone 's "You Light Up My Life" in 1977 to now Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , a relatively select ...

  18. Kelly Rowland Dedicates Award to Beyonce's Mom, Miike Snow Plays Secret Montauk Concert & More Inside Scoop

    June 06, 2016 7:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Rowland Toasts Beyonce's Mom  A teary  Kelly Rowland  gave props to Beyonce ’s mom, Tina Knowles, at the Women in Excellence Luncheon to benefit the  LadyLike  Foundation on June 4 in Beverly Hills. Rowland, who was feted for her philanth ...

  19. Judge Denies Marvin Gaye Family's Request for Pharrell and Robin Thicke to Pay Their Legal Fees

    April 12, 2016 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marvin Gaye's heirs had asked for about $3.5 million in attorney's fees and costs connected to their legal fight with Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The Gaye family will have to foot the bill for the attorneys they hired to take their ...

  20. Ja Rule Says His Next Album Will Be His Last, Plus More Insider Scoop

    March 10, 2016 6:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Ja Rule's Coup de  Grâce Ja Rule says his next album will be his last because he wants to focus on acting. The "Thug Lovin'" rapper helped close out the final night of the Desert Smash Charity Tournament at Westin Mission Hills i ...

  21. Pitbull Teams Up With Travis Barker, Joe Perry and Robin Thicke for 2016 Grammys Finale of 'El Taxi' and 'Bad Man'

    February 15, 2016 11:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Frequent collaborator Pitbull joined forces with Travis Barker , Joe Perry , and Robin Thicke during the 2016 Grammys on Monday night to close out the show with his tunes "El Taxi" and "Bad Man."  The unlikely ensemble took the s ...

  22. Pitbull, Robin Thicke and Aerosmith's guitarist Joe Perry To Perform at Premio Lo Nuestro 2016

    February 11, 2016 7:58 PM EST 3 0 0 Carlos Vives to be Honored In Colombian Extravaganza Two musical moments have been added to the line up of 2016 Premio Lo Nuestro. The first one is by rapper Pitbull , who'll be performing "Bad Men" with singer/songwriter Robin Thicke ...

  23. Every Song to Stay at No. 1 on Hot 100 for 10 or More Weeks

    January 07, 2016 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele's "Hello" is just the 31st of 1,048 total Hot 100 leaders to reign for double-digit weeks. Adele broke records at the end of 2015 with the release of her album 25 . Now, to kick off the new year, her smash song "Hello" ...

  24. Jay Z's 'Big Pimpin'' Dispute Bound to Raise Cost of Making Hip Hop Music

    October 18, 2015 10:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no dispute that Jay Z's 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" includes elements of a 1950s Egyptian love ballad, yet the flute notes taken from "Khosara Khosara" have created a lingering problem for the rapper and a hit-m ...

  25. Robin Thicke Unveils 'Back Together' Featuring Nicki Minaj

    August 06, 2015 7:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 If there's one way for musicians to stop rumors from spreading, it's to put out a kickass song. So that's exactly what Robin Thicke did, and he enlisted Nicki Minaj  to help. Amidst reports that Thicke is engaged to his 20-year-old gi ...

  26. Tap Management Teams Up With Career Artist Management's Jordan Feldstein on New Venture: Exclusive

    July 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jordan Feldstein’s Career Artist Management (CAM) is expanding. The longtime home of Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke is adding Lana Del Rey managers Ben Mawson and Ed Millett of Tap Management to its executive team under a new strategic venture. The two c ...

  27. Miley Cyrus' VMA Hosting Gig Is 'Not Going to Be Safe for Children,' Parents Television Council Says

    July 22, 2015 7:05 PM EDT 9.226 k 226 82 It may come as no surprise, but the Parents Television Council isn't happy with Miley Cyrus hosting this year's MTV Video Music Awards. In an interview with Gossip Cop , PTC President Tim Winter said the awards show will be more & ...

  28. Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke & T.I. Lawyer Insists: 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Fight Not Over

    July 15, 2015 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lawyer for Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. says the musicians will appeal a verdict and ruling that found they improperly copied Marvin Gaye 's music for their hit "Blurred Lines." 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit: ...

  29. 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit: Judge Rejects New Trial

    July 14, 2015 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Judge rules that Universal Music & T.I. should be held liable for copyright infringement. The federal judge overseeing the high-profile lawsuit brought by the Marvin Gaye family against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the smash hit ...

  30. Miguel Explores Race, Finds New Voice On 'Wildheart'

    July 13, 2015 11:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Too proper for the black kids, too black for the Mexicans," Miguel sings on the song, "What's Normal Anyway." The R&B star, who is black and Mexican, explores his racial identity and more on the track, which he calls "th ...

  31. BJ the Chicago Kid Gets Fall Release; Robin Thicke Joins Steve Harvey Lineup: R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs

    July 13, 2015 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 BJ the Chicago Kid ’s anticipated Motown debut album is slated for release this fall. Leading the charge is the R&B singer/songwriter’s new track “That Girl,” featuring OG Maco , available now. BJ -- who sings on ScHoolboy Q ’s Grammy-nominated ...

  32. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, 'No Sleeep'

    July 03, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 3.985 k 251 178 The icon posts her first Hot 100 hit since 2008. Plus, moves for Jidenna, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Sam Smith. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , tops the Billboard ...

  33. Robin Thicke Talks Marvin Gaye Lawsuit

    Robin Thicke Talks Marvin Gaye Lawsuit

    July 02, 2015 1:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke maintains that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" when he co-wrote "Blurred Lines" in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise. Thicke told The New York Tim blurred lines , propert ...

  34. Robin Thicke on 'Blurred Lines' & Going on Hiatus: 'I Had Lost My Way'

    July 01, 2015 4:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke recently sat down for his first post-"Blurred Lines"-verdict  interview  with the New York Times , in which he opened up about many of his recent struggles -- both legal and otherwise. Regarding the conclusion of a California ...

  35. New Shazam Feature Tracks Artists' Tags

    June 29, 2015 11:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shazam has announced its newest product feature, intended to prove that "the biggest the stars in the world are also the biggest fans," as the company's statement put it. The announcement centers around artist pages and a feed that wi ...

  36. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Ba ...

  37. Exclusive: Janelle Monae, Robin Thicke, Kelly Rowland And More Join BET Awards Lineup

    June 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae , Robin Thicke , K. Michelle , Tyga and Jidenna are the latest additions to the performer lineup at the 2015 BET Awards. Also announced today as presenters are Grammy winner Kelly Rowland and Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Ja ...

  38. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, M.C. Hammer Nailed a No. 1

    June 22, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1990, 'U Can't Touch This' topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by Debbie Gibson, Carole King & Drake. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboar ...

  39. Universal Tells 'Blurred Lines' Judge Not to Violate Its Seventh Amendment Right

    June 02, 2015 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The right to a jury trial is the latest legal concept that gets blurred in this high-profile case. As a judge gets set to figure out what to do with a jury's $7.4 million verdict over "Blurred Lines," an argument has erupted between t ...

  40. Robin Thicke Talks 'New Jams,' Teaming With Flo Rida: Exclusive

    May 29, 2015 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke has kept a low profile since the release of 2014's  Paula  and this spring's "Blurred Lines" trial, whose judge John Kronstandt recently motioned for a new trial . But with a new album and a performance at Renaissanc ...

  41. Billboard Cover: Jason Derulo on Fitness Fanaticism, His Post-Jordin Sparks Love Life and All-Star-Filled New Album

    May 22, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 10.533 k 540 56 "Warm lava cake with vanilla ice cream,” says Jason Derulo . “That shit is unbelievable.” For a man as obsessed with staying fit as he is with making hits -- the 25-year-old is on the verge of scoring his 11th million-selling single, ...

  42. 'Blurred Lines' Judge Asked to Grant New Trial

    May 03, 2015 1:42 PM EDT 3.359 k 115 65 Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye family continue their fight in court with new requests. The newest stage of the copyright battle over "Blurred Lines" has commenced with new motions being presented on Friday (May 1) in a figh ...

  43. 'Uptown Funk!' Gains More Writers After Gap Band's Legal Claim

    May 01, 2015 12:21 AM EDT Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” -- the Bruno Mars  featuring hit that recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks -- originally had six songwriters. On April 28, it officially picked up another five. According to documents from RCA Records, w ...

  44. Ask Billboard: Is 14 Weeks at No. 1 Still a Big Deal?

    April 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 'Uptown Funk!' boasts the second-longest reign in the Hot 100's history. But, how much of that is a product of newer chart methodology? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askb ...

  45. T.I. Weighs In On 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

    March 21, 2015 9:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the aftermath of the "Blurred Lines" verdict , in which a jury decided to award $7.4 million in profits and damages to Marvin Gaye 's family, the family now wants the judge to "correct" the verdict and add a few more part ...

  46. Watch Pharrell Talk 'Blurred Lines' Trial: 'The Verdict Was Based on Emotion'

    March 20, 2015 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Losing a verdict for $7.3 million must be a tough pill to swallow. Following Thursday's interview with the Financial Times , Pharrell Williams is again talking about the "Blurred Lines" trial and the ruling that he, Robin Thicke and T ...

  47. Meghan Trainor, Snoop Dogg, 'Blurred Lines' & Kendrick Lamar: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 41

    March 20, 2015 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's drivi ...

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