1. Scooter Braun Signs Black Eyed Peas for Management

    July 10, 2015 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The group joins a roster that includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others. Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber , Ariana Grande , Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen , among other music acts, has added th ...

  2. The Tanning Effect - Will.I.Am (Part 01)

    The Tanning Effect - Will.I.Am (Part 01)

    April 30, 2015 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning artist/producer Will.i.am opens up on the role he played in helping President Obama’s 2008 election campaign, ghost writing for Eazy- E, discovering LMFAO, seeing the effect of te music , Barack Obama , 5minmedia , interviews , ...

  3. Usher, No Doubt, Fall Out Boy Highlight Inaugural Global Citizen Earth Day Concert In DC

    April 18, 2015 10:00 PM EDT 1.652 k 185 88 Two weeks after undergoing foot surgery  that he likened to 70s TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” , Usher had an important message for Global Poverty Project / Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “I might be a little injured, but I wanna ma ...

  4. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani Among Headliners for Earth Day Rally

    April 18, 2015 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday (April 18) is drawing some big names to the National Mall. Usher , Mary J. Blige , Gwen Stefani , Common and Train are scheduled to perform during the free Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally hosted by ...

  5. Quincy Jones Praises 'Unbelievable' Indigenous Australian Singer Gurrumul: Watch

    March 18, 2015 6:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quincy Jones has (arguably) the best ears in the business. And right now, he's only got ears for Gurrumul .  The legendary producer and composer has posted a short video praising the "unbelievable" talents of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupin ...

  6. CL Recording With the Black Eyed Peas: See the Photos

    February 04, 2015 8:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The pics come less than a month after will.i.am hit up the K-pop star about a collab over Twitter. While CL preps her upcoming solo album , it looks like the K-pop superstar has also logged some time with The Black Eyed Peas . The 2NE1 leader posted ...

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  8. BBC Music Awards 2014: Ed Sheeran & Pharrell Win Big; One Direction, Coldplay Among Performers

    December 11, 2014 7:28 PM EST Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams took home the major honors at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, held Thursday night (Dec. 11) at London's Earl's Court.  Sheeran won British Artist of the Year at the star-studded bash, which featured perfo ...

  9. BBC Hunts for Saturday Hit, Calls 'Voice' Coach Will.i.am a 'National Treasure'

    November 30, 2014 10:42 AM EST The BBC is on the hunt for a big Saturday night entertainment show that can mirror the success of such weekend hits as Strictly Come Dancing , known in the U.S. as Dancing With the Stars , and The Voice . The BBC's entertainment commissioning ...

  10. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they ...

  11. Gimme Five: B1A4's Biggest Musical Inspirations

    October 16, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Earlier this month, U.S. fans got to see  B1A4  up close with their first set of headlining concerts in America. From the tour's kickoff in New York , the K-pop quintet saw their super-supportive stateside fanbase hollering for them whether t ...

  12. Will.i.am Shows Off New Smart 'Cuff,' Wearable Fashion Line

    October 15, 2014 10:48 PM EDT UPDATE:  7digital has confirmed it has entered into an agreement with i.am+ for the development of applications and operation of the music service on its devices, including the Puls.  Will.i.am 's new wearable device, the Puls, is far more t ...

  13. Watch will.i.am and Jimmy Fallon Play Teenage Girls for ‘Ew!’ Video

    October 07, 2014 1:24 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon and  will.i.am  will never live this one down.  The TV talk-show maestro has teamed-up with the uber-producer for "Ew!", a hilarious parody on today’s selfie-obsessed youth. It’s all for a good cause, which is just as well ...

  14. Rita Ora to Replace Kylie Minogue as Coach on U.K.'s 'The Voice'

    September 23, 2014 5:16 AM EDT Rita Ora , who has worked with such brands as Adidas, is joining the BBC's U.K. version of singing competition The Voice as the fourth coach on the upcoming fourth season. Kylie Minogue this year had filled that spot, but was widely expected ...

  15. Sergio Mendes & will.i.am Make 'Magic' on New Album: A Joint Q&A

    September 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a 17-year-old, will.i.am fell in love with the music of Sergio Mendes after a fellow crate-digger turned him on to Equinox , Mendes' 1967 album with the Brazil 66. That appreciation led to the Black Eyed Peas leader buying all of Mendes' ...

  16. Will.i.am Celebrates 'Birthday' No. 1 in U.K., Ed Sheeran's 'X' Retains Albums Crown

    July 14, 2014 5:52 AM EDT will.i.am has landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as headline artist and tenth overall. “It’s My Birthday” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Cody Wise, arrived at the summit yesterday (July 13), as Ed Sheeran began a third week atop the album chart ...

  17. 'The Voice U.K.' Ratings Dip On Season’s First Live Show

    March 25, 2014 3:59 AM EDT “The Voice U.K.'s” first live show of the season on Saturday night drew higher ratings for the BBC than last year's equivalent episode, but viewership fell to a season low. The third season of the singing competition has drawn better aud ...

  18. BMG Relocates Writer Services Hub to L.A., Thomas Scherer Promoted

    February 25, 2014 3:27 AM EST BMG is shifting its worldwide Writer Services hub from Berlin to Los Angeles under newly-promoted executive Thomas Scherer. BMG Writer Services embraces BMG’s international songplugging operation which works with the company’s roster of songwriter ...

  19. Tech Primacy and Social Good Discussed in will.i.am's Full Midem Keynote (Video)

    February 02, 2014 11:54 AM EST Below is full video from will.i.am's keynote on Midem's first day, in conversation with Ken Hertz (senior partner, Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP and co-founder/principal, memBrain LLC) and David Rowan (editor, Wired UK). As well, ke ...

  20. Franz Ferdinand Frontman Accuses Pharrell of 'Borrowing' 'Take Me Out' Riff

    January 31, 2014 9:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Alex Kapranos notes similarities in Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely on You" Pharrell Williams was involved in his share of lawsuits last year -- from a spat with will.i.am over his i am OTHER brand to his part in a suit from Marvin Ga ...

  21. Will.i.am to Launch Video Platform With Maker Studios

    January 29, 2014 1:05 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas frontman joins Snoop Dogg in developing original video content as the multichannel network expands its star roster. One of the top digital media firms is adding a major pop star to its roster. Maker Studios, which boasts more t ...

  22. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with th ...

  23. 'The Voice U.K.' Third Season Opener Pulls Strong Ratings

    January 14, 2014 5:27 AM EST The third season opener of "The Voice U.K." on Saturday night drew much stronger ratings than the second season debut in some good news for the BBC, which has been looking to bolster the show's performance. The singing competition&# ...

  24. Will.i.am Joins 3D Systems, Tasked with Introducing 3D Printing To the Masses

    January 09, 2014 5:59 AM EST Will.i.am is bringing his considerable talents to 3D Systems. The recording artist and producer will serve as chief creative officer for the tech firm, which specialises in 3D printing. In his new leadership role, will.i.am will be expected to “in ...

  25. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 6:32 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on Jan. 30, 2013, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement  – and maybe even once again a few days after, in an ap ...

  26. will.i.am Rep Says He Never Signed On for New Year's Eve Event in Brazil

    December 30, 2013 3:24 PM EST   Despite published reports that recording artist will.i.am cancelled an appearance at a New Year's Eve show in Rio de Janeiro, the singer never agreed to be part of the festivities, according to a spokesperson for the entertainer.   Several ...

  27. Will.i.am Warms-Up For World Tour With TV Special

    December 06, 2013 2:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas member-turned-solo-star and a judge on the U.K. version of singing talent show "The Voice," will be the subject of a behind-the-scenes TV documentary special about his upcoming debut solo world tour. Shine In ...

  28. Britney Spears Reveals 'Britney Jean' Tracklist

    November 12, 2013 8:35 PM EST Britney Spears has revealed the full tracklist for the standard and deluxe versions of upcoming album "Britney Jean" through her Twitter account. According to the pop star, she decided to reveal the list of songs Tuesday night (Nov. 1 ...

  29. Scooter Braun, Will.i.am, Amanda Palmer and More Argue for Artists' Role in the Music Industry During Inaugural 'Disruptor' Talk

    October 30, 2013 12:47 PM EDT In a debate streamed live yesterday titled "Has tech killed the music industry?" -- which you can watch in full below -- panelist and artist manager Scooter Braun proclaimed, "It's not about addressing ‘Will the music industr ...

  30. Dick Clark Productions, Yahoo Partner for American Music Awards Digital Content

    October 08, 2013 6:43 PM EDT Production company Dick Clark Productions has tapped Yahoo as the official digital distributor for content around the 2013 American Music Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  The partnership begins with Yaho ...

  31. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festiv ...

  32. Kelly Clarkson, Will.i.am to Announce American Music Awards Nominees

    September 27, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Pop music superstars Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am are set to announce the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards, at a pair of events in New York City on Oct. 10. The pair will reveal nominations in five key categories live on ABC's &qu ...

  33. The Oddest Thing About Will.i.am's Trademark Claim Against Pharrell Williams

    September 20, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The trademark battle between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams has gotten a little more bizarre. In July, Williams' I Am Other Entertainment sought declaratory relief in New York federal court that "I Am Other" wasn't an infrin ...

  34. Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach of 'The Voice U.K.'

    September 19, 2013 6:15 AM EDT Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC One’s The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the show’s revamped lineup. The U.K. public broadcaster announc ...

  35. Pharrell Williams vs. Will.i.am: What to Know About This Trademark Fight

    July 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Pick one word to describe the trademark fight between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams and it's got to be "confusion." Last week came word that Will.i.am was suing Williams, but in truth there was no such lawsuit. At least at that ...

  36. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . L ...

  37. Pharrell Williams Wants Judge To Rule on Trademark Dispute

    July 02, 2013 5:30 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his "I am OTHER" company is not infringing on Will.i.am's "I AM" trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. H ...

  38. Pharrell Williams Wants Legal Decision In Trademark Dispute with Will.i.am

    July 02, 2013 5:25 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his "I am OTHER" company is not infringing on Will.i.am's "I AM" trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. ...

  39. Will.i.am Lawyer Sounds Off on Pharrell Trademark Dispute

    July 01, 2013 10:47 AM EDT Attorneys for Will.i.am Pharrell Williams are in a heated exchange over trademarks will.i.am owns and trademark applications by Williams. At issue is who has the right to use the words "I Am" and how they can use it.   The events leadi ...

  40. Tom Odell & Icona Pop Rule U.K. Sales Charts

    July 01, 2013 5:02 AM EDT Tom Odell, the British singer-songwriter who won the Critics’ Choice title at the 2013 BRIT Awards, opened at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 30) with his debut set “Long Way Down” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile ...

  41. Tom Odell, Icona Pop Debut Atop U.K. Charts; Glastonbury Festival Sparks Sales Lifts

    July 01, 2013 4:57 AM EDT Tom Odell, the British singer-songwriter who won the Critics’ Choice title at the 2013 BRIT Awards, opened at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 30) with his debut set “Long Way Down” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, ...

  42. Will.i.am Sues Pharrell Williams Over "i am OTHER" Brand

    June 26, 2013 11:51 AM EDT Will.i.am is suing Pharrell Williams over his 'i am OTHER' brand. According to official court documents obtained by Rolling Stone , will.i.am cites that the logo utilized by Pharrell bears a "confusingly similar" resemblance to ...

  43. Will.i.am Becomes Partner in Beverly Hills Brand Licensing Agency

    June 18, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Music star and entrepreneur will.i.am has been named a partner in Beverly Hills-based licensing and strategic marketing firm memBrain Licensing , the company said Tuesday. The firm said it will look to tap into the Grammy Award-wining musician’s ...

  44. Britney Spears Releases 'Ooh La La,' Talks 'New Approach' to Next Album

    June 17, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show . The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack f ...

  45. Hashtag Music: Do Twitter-Friendly Song Titles Make a #Difference?

    May 22, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Hashtag songs are here. Just in the past month, we've seen three major artists -- Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez -- tack the number symbol all too familiar to Twitter and social media users to the beginnings of their songs. ...

  46. Will.i.am on New Britney Spears Album: 'We Start Next Week'

    May 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Producer tells Billboard about the intense "bonding" he and Britney have done to prepare for her eighth studio album Will.i.am received an Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night for his work with brands like Coca-Cola , Intel and Beats by D ...

  47. Billboard Music Awards Playlist and Collaborations Revealed

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT When superstars come together on a collaboration, the results can be electrifying. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards promise to be a highly-charged night, with confirmation that some of the biggest names in music will team-up to perform their bigg ...

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