1. Common Announces 'Black America Again' Release Date

    October 17, 2016 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Common 's thought-provoking single "Black America Again" was just one of of the many socially conscious singles recently released about race issues in America. Expanding upon his single, Common will host a discussion at the historical ...

  2. Common Talks New Album 'Black America Again': 'We Are Rewriting the Black American Story'

    September 30, 2016 6:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares for his 11th studio album, Chicago MC Common stopped by Billboard on Friday (Sept. 30) to discuss the theme behind his forthcoming project and the significance of its title single "Black America Again." Common released the v ...

  3. An Oral History of 'Sesame Street' Music: One Direction, 'Rubber Duckie,' and Not Eminem

    September 29, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 50 years before Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed with pop stars and kazoos for The Tonight Show ’s Classroom Instruments bit , or James Corden strapped chart-topping singers into the passenger seat for Carpool Karaoke , Sesame Street invi ...

  4. 8 Hip-Hop Songs That Use Stevie Wonder Samples

    September 28, 2016 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Acclaimed music man Stevie Wonder has topped the charts with an array of infectious and classic tracks that have not only won over generations of fans, but weaved into hip-hop hits and album cuts. As a testament to the legend’s catchy melodies, Wond ...

  5. Stevie Wonder Talks Childhood and Relationship With God on PBS Series 'Blank on Blank'

    September 27, 2016 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder is the latest celebrity to be transformed into a cartoon for the animated Blank on Blank interview series. The legendary musician discusses his childhood, his experience with racism and his faith, on the program installment premiering ...

  6. Watch Common Pour His Heart Out in 'Black America Again' Video

    September 22, 2016 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Stevie Wonder-featuring single gets a stunng and timely visual. Common released the video for his single "Black America Again," featuring legendary singer Stevie Wonder , on Thursday (Sept. 22). The striking visual opens with footage o ...

  7. Garth Brooks' SiriusXM Channel a Tech Toy With Some Big Advantages

    September 19, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Garth Channel advances the country icon's life-long relationship with radio. During his commercial peak years in the 1990s, Garth Brooks was a staunch defender of country radio, famously resisting Capitol Records’ efforts to work his single ...

  8. Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

    Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

    August 21, 2016 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder hot 100 fest , Aretha Franklin , Kane Wants , Stevie Wonder , Allen Kane Videos Aretha Franklin Kane Wants Stevie Wonder Allen Kane Brightcove ...

  9. Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday With His Top 5 Billboard Hits

    August 03, 2016 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 After making music for more than 60 years, legendary singer  Tony Bennett turns 90 today. The jazz icon  made history in 2011 when he was the oldest act to ever make it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his album Duets II.  Then he did it aga ...

  10. Legal Roundup: Led Zeppelin's Legal Fees; Whitney Houston's Emmy

    July 21, 2016 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin won its copyright fight in June when a jury found "Stairway to Heaven" was not substantially similar to a song it had been accused of ripping off, "Taurus" by Spirit , but the man who sued says he shouldn't have ...

  11. Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly Perform 'Take Me With U' at the 2016 BET Awards

    Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly Perform 'Take Me With U' at the 2016 BET Awards

    June 26, 2016 9:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly Perform 'Take Me With U' at the 2016 BET Awards Videos Stevie Wonder Tori Kelly Brightcove ...

  12. Joe Jonas v. Nick Jonas, Backstage at BottleRock With Stevie Wonder, Plus Scott Stapp & Alisan Porter: Charts Center Episode 2

    Joe Jonas v. Nick Jonas, Backstage at BottleRock With Stevie Wonder, Plus Scott Stapp & Alisan Porter: Charts Center Episode 2

    June 01, 2016 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to Charts Center -- Billboard's weekly show running down everything you want to know about the charts and more. Hosts  Tetris Kelly  and  Christina Garibaldi  take you through what's happening on Billboard's charts and in the ...

  13. Madonna Shades BET Following Criticism Over Billboard Music Awards Tribute

    May 31, 2016 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna isn’t afraid of a little social media beef. After BET scoffed at her Prince tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards , Madge responded last week with an earnest defense of her “Nothing Compares 2 U" and “Purple Rain” covers. Now, she’ ...

  14. BottleRock 2016: Stevie Wonder, Cold War Kids, Andy Grammer and More Answer Billboard's Burning Questions

    BottleRock 2016: Stevie Wonder, Cold War Kids, Andy Grammer and More Answer Billboard's Burning Questions

    May 29, 2016 10:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard is on the scene for day one of the 2016 BottleRock festival talking to Andy Grammer, Grouplove, The White Panda, Kaleo, Fantastic Negrito, Cold War Kids, The Orwells and Stevie Wonder. The Orwells , Fantastic Negrito , Andy Grammer , Stevi ...

  15. Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Discusses Beyonce, His New Album and Hitting No. 1 at Age 13

    Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Discusses Beyonce, His New Album and Hitting No. 1 at Age 13

    May 28, 2016 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder tells Billboard why he loves Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' why he's so excited about his upcoming new album and what it was like winning his first Billboard award when he was just 13 years old. Stevie Wonder , Stevie Wonder ...

  16. Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Teases His Upcoming New Album, 'Through the Eyes of Wonder'

    Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Teases His Upcoming New Album, 'Through the Eyes of Wonder'

    May 28, 2016 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder tells Billboard why he's so excited for the world to hear his first new studio album in over a decade, 'Through the Eyes of Wonder.' Stevie Wonder , Stevie Wonder Videos Stevie Wonder Brightcove ...

  17. Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Remembers His First-Ever Billboard Award at Age 13

    Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: The Artist Remembers His First-Ever Billboard Award at Age 13

    May 28, 2016 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder reminisces about the first time he was ever honored by Billboard, in 1963, when ‘Fingertips’ hit No. 1 when he was just 13 years old. "We’ve had a long and a wonderful history," he says. Stevie Wonder , Stevie Wonder Videos S ...

  18. Stevie Wonder Talks Beyonce and Why 'Lemonade' is 'A Great Art Piece' at BottleRock 2016

    May 28, 2016 12:16 PM EDT Legendary musician Stevie Wonder shared his thoughts on Beyonce ’s new solo album, Lemonade , backstage at BottleRock 2016 in Napa Valley, Calif. Madonna & Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute to Prince at 2016 Billboard Music Awards Wonder, who was a he ...

  19. Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: Talking Beyonce and Why 'Lemonade' is 'A Great Art Piece'

    Stevie Wonder at BottleRock 2016: Talking Beyonce and Why 'Lemonade' is 'A Great Art Piece'

    May 28, 2016 11:48 AM EDT Stevie Wonder speaks with Billboard about the evolution of Beyonce as an artist, why he loves Lemonade and what he thinks she should do next with the album. Stevie Wonder , beyonce , Stevie Wonder , Beyoncé Videos Stevie Wonder Beyoncé Brightcove ...

  20. Watch Celine Dion Reflect on Madonna's 'Incredible Job,' Her Own Tear-Jerking Performance at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2016 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sunday night (May 22) in Las Vegas, Céline Dion wowed Billboard Music Awards viewers with a stirring, teary-eyed tribute to her late husband René Angélil . Just four months after he succumbed to cancer, Dion delivered an impassioned cover of Queen ’ ...

  21. The Weeknd Wins Big, Celine Dion & Kesha Deliver Powerful Performances at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2016 11:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 He didn't perform, but The Weeknd was the big winner at Sunday (May 22) night's  2016 Billboard Music Awards , taking home eight honors, including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B Artist at the event, broadcast live from the T-Mobile Are ...

  22. A Tearful Stevie Wonder Talks Prince to CNN: 'He Brought All the Various Cultures Together'

    April 22, 2016 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder  spoke with Anderson Cooper on Thursday (April 22) about the tragic passing of his friend  Prince , who was  found dead earlier in the day  at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minneapolis.   Anderson showed Wonder a clip of Prince t ...

  23. BottleRock Napa Valley Festival Is Sold Out

    April 14, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley festival has announced that all passes are sold out for this year.  Coachella 2016: 10 Things We Can't Wait For The festival is held at the Napa Valley Expo in the Napa, California. For its fourth year, Stevie Wo ...

  24. Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich Talks Kendrick Lamar's 'Provocative' Performance, Smacks Down 'All-White Tribute' Criticism

    February 15, 2016 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the days leading up to the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday night (Feb. 15), the issue of race has been at the forefront of the conversation around the ceremony: LL Cool J said Kendrick Lamar ’s performance will be “ very controversial ,” and a New Y ...

  25. How Stevie Wonder Learned To Dab on Christmas

    December 28, 2015 1:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton and rapper 2 Chainz aren't the only ones making  Migos ' Dab dance a hot commodity. Footage of the legendary  Stevie Wonder doing the viral dance surfaced on Instagram (Dec. 28), thanks to photographer Den ...

  26. Redfoo Shares Release Date, Tracklist For Debut Solo Album 'Party Rock Mansion': Exclusive

    December 17, 2015 6:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Redfoo is getting his party rock on for his debut solo album release. The Grammy-nominated DJ and electropop artist has collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder   for Party Rock Mansion,  scheduled for release on March 18, 2016.  The album (it p ...

  27. Jeremih Lists His Top 5 Male R&B Singers of All Time (Which Includes Himself)

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jeremih has taken the party to the bedroom with steamy hits that rock the charts. After his breakout smash “Birthday Sex” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, the Chicago crooner tag teamed with rap great 50 Cent for the club banger “Do ...

  28. Lionel Richie to Be Honored by Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato & More as MusiCares Person of the Year

    October 27, 2015 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher, John Legend, The Roots, Zac Brown & Lenny Kravitz will also pay tribute. Stevie Wonder , Usher , Lenny Kravitz  and Demi Lovato will honor Lionel Richie when he’s named MusiCares person of the year in 2016.  John Legend , The Roots and Za ...

  29. 'Sex' Sells: The Success of Sex & Love Songs on the Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2015 8:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recurring themes of "sex" and "love" in music have been put under a microscope in a new study by Superdrug Online Doctor that weighs the success those words in music against each other over the past half century.  The survey ...

  30. Stevie Wonder Delivers in Spades on Life Is Beautiful's Opening Night

    September 26, 2015 5:52 PM EDT The Life Is Beautiful Festival, entering into its third year of festivities, has featured headliners such as Kanye West , Outkast , Foo Fighters , Kings of Leon and The Killers . None could hold a candle to the tenure of the 2015 opening night’s ...

  31. Gary Clark Jr. on 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim,' Hip-Hop & Writing a Record About Home

    September 11, 2015 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The man at the helm of blues' next generation, Gary Clark, Jr. , just released his sophomore studio album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim today (Sept. 11) -- a genre-spanning project grounded in Clark's lilting voice and definitive guitar skil ...

  32. Drake Disses Meek Mill, Delivers Powerful Performance at OVO Fest with Kanye West, Pharrell & Future

    August 04, 2015 4:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake might’ve started the closing night of OVO Fest at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre by grinding more salt into Meek Mill’s wounds, but the rest of the night was pure love -- for his city, which he’s nicknamed the 6  -- and his surprise guests, his ...

  33. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  34. 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, ...

  35. Snoop Dogg, Pharrell & Stevie Wonder Have Seen the Future in New 'California Roll' Video

    May 20, 2015 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Is it any surprise that Snoop Dogg can see into the future? In Snoop's just-released video for "California Roll," the latest single from his new album Bush , the rapper takes us on a trip through time. Snoop Dogg Teases Out- Of- This- ...

  36. Jason Derulo Teams Up With Stevie Wonder & Keith Urban on Funky Track 'Broke'

    May 20, 2015 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derulo 's latest track, "Broke," off his June 2 release Everything Is 4 is bit of an unexpected and very funky anti-gold digger anthem featuring Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban . The track includes not only Wonder's signature ...

  37. Snoop Dogg Teases Out-of-This-World 'California Roll' Video With Pharrell & Stevie Wonder

    May 19, 2015 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As if the combination of Snoop Dogg , Pharrell and Stevie Wonder wasn't enough on the new Bush track "California Roll," now video director Warren Fu has teamed up with the crew for a totally insane looking video.  Snoop Dogg Performs ...

  38. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2011, Adele Began 'Rolling' at No. 1

    May 18, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three years ago, the top song of the year began its reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by R.E.M., Usher and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.   May 18, 1991 ...

  39. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , no ...

  40. Jason Derulo's 'Everything Is 4' Track List Features Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Meghan Trainor

    April 30, 2015 6:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Derulo has enlisted some firepower to collaborate with on his forthcoming album Everything Is 4 , due out June 2. Jennifer Lopez  and  Meghan Trainor  as well as Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban (on the same song!) will all make appearances on th ...

  41. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Four Revealed

    April 30, 2015 12:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week on American Idol , the top five artists -- who are the only contestants who will go on the Idol tour this summer -- were determined when Quentin Alexander was voted off. The next day, Jax Cole , Tyanna Jones , Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani ...

  42. Watch James Corden's Monologue Rap with Mark Ronson

    April 22, 2015 6:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 What do you get when you throw together the coolest British producer in the U.S, with the hottest British talk-show host on American TV? Well, you get a moment like Mark Ronson and James Corden had overnight. Ronson, the New York-based producer who ...

  43. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett at Star-Studded Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 4:22 AM EDT April 18, 2015 was a night for the young to honor the old -- and perhaps prepare for a later visit -- at the Cleveland Museum. The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud dirty guitars a ...

  44. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 20 ...

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