1. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  2. Jason Derulo Announces New Album, 'Talk Dirty'

    March 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The album, his third full-length in the U.S., will be released in April After teasing the U.S. with a five-song EP last year. Jason Derulo has announced plans to released his third full-length album in America. According to Radio.com , Derulo, on th ...

  3. Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell On Going Solo,Grammys Nods And Her Controversial Skintight Dress

    March 13, 2014 1:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell decided to tell her sister Tina she wanted to pursue a solo career outside the Grammy-winning duo, she was nervous about having the talk. But Erica felt compelled to be honest with Tina at a time when she was alr ...

  4. Snoop Dogg Helps Premiere 'Take Me to the River' at SXSW: 'I Cried and I Laughed'

    March 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 8 2 0 Director Martin Shore's new documentary "Take Me to the River" had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. A musical celebration and Memphis history lesson filled with legendary artists new and old, it makes an ideal progr ...

  5. Katy Perry Sets Record on Pop Songs Chart

    March 05, 2014 10:55 AM EST Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart all to herself, as "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week on top, upping her career count to ...

  6. The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae To Perform At Roots Picnic 2014: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe are among the performers who will be gracing the stage at this year's 7th annual Roots Picnic. In its seventh year, the festival will take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturda ...

  7. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST 4 2 0 Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please ...

  8. Katy Perry Ties Rihanna For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    February 10, 2014 2:05 PM EST With a 3-1 gallop for 'Dark Horse,' Perry matches Rihanna's total of 11 No. 1s on the radio airplay chart Katy Perry matches Rihanna for the most No. 1s in the 21-year history of Billboard's top 40-based Pop Songs radio airpla ...

  9. Snoop Dogg Posts Photo of Dopey Breakfast While On Tour Down Under

    January 23, 2014 6:24 AM EST 0 2 0 When it comes to his daily diet, Snoop Dogg just loves his greens.  While on the road with Australia’s Big Day Out tour, the rap star has posted a photo of himself getting ready to feast on a plate of sliced summer fruit, chocolates, and bowl of wha ...

  10. PSY Taps Snoop Dogg & G-Dragon for Upcoming Music Video

    January 20, 2014 5:40 PM EST 26.178 k 4.069 k 16 Anticipation is high for the K-pop king's forthcoming visual after earning 2012 and 2013's most watched YouTube video. According to PSY's Korean record label YG Entertainment (home to BIGBANG, 2NE1 and more), PSY has wra ...

  11. Snoop Dogg Cleared to Play Australian Tour Despite Protests

    January 16, 2014 5:08 AM EST 5 4 1 Snoop Dogg has been granted an Australian work permit, despite a petition that had sought to have the U.S. rapper denied entry on account of his misogynistic lyrics. He'll perform as the No. 3 billed headliner on the touring Big Day Out festiva ...

  12. Eminem Added to MTV EMAs Lineup

    November 09, 2013 5:29 PM EST Eminem is the latest artist to join the MTV EMAs performers bill. The rapper made the stealth announcement Friday by sending out a YouTube link via Twitter to a new 16-second promo set to one of his new tracks, "Berzerk," off the recent ...

  13. Bruno Mars to Perform at MTV European Music Awards

    November 01, 2013 4:56 AM EDT Bruno Mars is the latest popstar to sign up for a live performance at this year's MTV European Music Awards. Mars, currently on the European leg of his worldwide Moonshine Jungle Tour, will drop in at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Nov. 11 to ...

  14. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 4:06 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voic ...

  15. Eminem's 'Rap God' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    October 24, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Dom Kennedy posts his first top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with "Get Home Safely." Eminem debuts in the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the third time this year as "Rap God" opens at No. 2 thanks to 270,000 ...

  16. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year ...

  17. Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested After Traffic Incident

    September 12, 2013 12:52 AM EDT Former hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles. Police Officer Sara Faden says the founder of Death Row Records was stopped shortly aft ...

  18. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refus ...

  19. Exclusive: Maker Studio's Epic Rap Battles Scores RIAA Gold

    August 01, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Maker Studios' "Epic Rap Battles of History" YouTube series has snagged a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, due in large part to its online video views. The award is being bestowed to " Ba ...

  20. Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire Line Up for Australia’s Big Day Out Fest

    July 31, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) will headline the 2014 Australasian Big Day Out tour. Other key names confirmed to the bill include EDM acts Major Lazer, Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia) and Australia� ...

  21. Priority Records Relaunches Through Capitol, Insurgency; Michael Cohen Named President (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music have formed a joint venture to re-launch iconic imprint Priority Records. A pioneering independent force in rap music during its initial heyday whose roster included such West Coast hip-hop legends as ...

  22. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organi ...

  23. July 2, 1988: Michael Jackson Scores Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 From 'Bad'

    July 02, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Today marks the 25th anniversary of the King of Pop setting a record that only one artist has matched since Twenty-five years ago today (July 2, 1988), Michael Jackson made history as the first act to achieve five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Ho ...

  24. DJ Skee to Host Weekly AXS TV Show in July

    July 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT DJ, composer and Internet sensation Skee will host a live, weekly show on AXS TV beginning July 30. Its initial run is for 12 weeks.   “SKEE Live” will feature Skee interacting with the musicians he works with -- Snoop Dogg, T.I., Lil Wayne and ...

  25. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Liv ...

  26. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  27. Songs of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard.com

    June 13, 2013 4:40 PM EDT July Fourth celebrations and trips to the beach (followed by applying aloe to sunburns …) are right around the corner. And, in another sign of the impending season of sun and fun, Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer chart returns to Bill ...

  28. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living ...

  29. Snoop Lion Drops New Single 'No Guns Allowed,' Featuring Drake: Listen

    March 20, 2013 10:59 AM EDT "Reincarnated" as Snoop Lion, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg has taken an anti-violence stance since returning from a trip to Jamaica. On the latest track from "Reincarnated," a laid-back electro-reggae track produced ...

  30. Snoop Lion Roars, Barks in Live Debut at SXSW

    March 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Snoop's Viceland set included "Reincarnated" reggae tracks and rap classics like "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" and "Drop It Like It's Hot" Thursday night’s Viceland SXSW showcase was billed as an evening ...

  31. Snoop Lion Wishes Bob Marley Was Alive to 'Show Me a Few Tricks': Video

    March 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Snoop talks film ahead of SXSW premiere: "Whether it's in the studio or on the screen, when magic happens it all comes together and that's unscripted magic" Snoop Dogg will reveal his reggae identity Snoop Lion during SXSW wi ...

  32. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Mafia ...

  33. Eve Forms Label to Release 'Lip Lock,' Her First Album in 11 Years

    January 24, 2013 11:45 AM EST Rapper's followup to "Eve-Olution" out May 14 on FTR Music: "I miss my music," she tells us. "My hunger is different than the first time around" Following an eleven-year recording hiatus, rapper-actress Eve has ...

  34. Justin Timberlake Sets Live Return for Super Bowl Charity Show

    January 23, 2013 7:53 PM EST Justin Timberlake is returning to the stage. Less than one month after the singer-turned-actor exploded back onto the music scene with "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake will perform his first solo concert in several years dur ...

  35. Justin Bieber's Marijuana Photos: Does The Public Care? (Poll)

    January 07, 2013 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Vote now! On Friday night (Jan. 4), TMZ posted photos of Justin Bieber allegedly smoking marijuana with friends inside a Newport Beach hotel room, and the inevitable backlash from both the pop star and his fans occurred in the hours and days that fo ...

  36. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

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  38. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  39. Viddy Shoots for Multi-Platform with Android Release

    December 12, 2012 6:00 AM EST Viddy, the Los Angeles start-up whose 15-second mobile video application has been downloaded more than 40 million times on iOS devices, will release its eponymous app for Android devices Wednesday. Used by Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Ellie Goulding ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Afrojack to Drop 'Gangnam Style' Remix, Debut Album Arrives April

    December 05, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 PSY-Approved Remix Arrives Soon; Afrojack's Album Will Include Chris Brown Song, 'As Your Friend,' 2 Discs PSY picked one man and one man alone to remix "Gangnam Style"... that man was Afrojack . "I remixed him two week ...

  43. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring period ...

  44. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' 2012 Highest-Paid Musicians List

    November 29, 2012 12:22 PM EST Dr. Dre has finished a 12-month period of robust headphone sales and resurrecting Tupac Shakur in hologram form as Forbes' highest-paid musician of the year. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring perio ...

  45. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  46. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  47. The Beat 11/12: Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Video, The Avett Brothers' Sandy PSA

    The Beat 11/12: Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Video, The Avett Brothers' Sandy PSA

    November 12, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 11/12: Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Video, The Avett Brothers' Sandy PSA beam me up , Cat Stevens , diamonds , Cazzette , umbrella , Avett Brothers , Billboard , Rebuild Recover , Jermiane Jackson , Rihanna Videos Rihanna Billbo ...

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