In an exclusive excerpt from the essay collection QUEEN BEY: A Celebration of Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, former Billboard deputy editor Isabel González Whitaker recalls her experiences interviewing the singer and the immediate warmth and kinship she felt during their interactions over the years in a piece entitled: "Finding La Reina in Queen Bey."
Formerly the Sec. of Labor under President Obama, Tom Perez, 56, has dedicated himself to supporting Democratic candidates across the country while continuing to advocate for civil rights. Earlier this week, after a roundtable for the Democratic New Jersey Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Oliver (where he weighed in on the recent Alabama senate race by calling Roy Moore "Jesse Helms on steroids"), Perez sat down with Billboard to discuss how music can mitigate nativistic national and global trends, why a song like "Despacito" is important now, and the "moral imperative" musicians have to use their voice.
Erika Ender, co-writer of record-breaking hit "Despacito," spoke at Sunday’s (Sept. 17) Social Good Summit to help kick off the United Nations General Assembly. “Music is such a powerful tool and we have to be responsible in everything we do," she said.
Broadway rang in the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) Friday night (Sept. 15) with help from two of the biggest Hispanic stars on and off Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo.
On April 7, Vice President Joe Biden will team up with Lady Gaga in Las Vegas to support his It’s On Us campaign, Billboard exclusively reveals. Biden talks to Billboard about ending sexual assault on college campuses, the "brave" pop star and more.
Big Sean is more known for his signature vintage concert tees than his red carpet suits. He told Billboard of the collection he’s been amassing since 2012, “Other rappers might rock Wu-Tang shirts, but you’ll never see them rocking a Waiting to Exhale tee.”