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  1. Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour Hits $200 Million Earned

    January 17, 2018 8:37 PM EST Bruno Mars leads the pack on the weekly recap of top-grossing Hot Tours (see list below) with sales reported from the final 2017 leg of his 24K Magic World Tour that began in the spring of last year. The singer played 10 shows in Latin American ma ...

  2. Chrissy Teigen & LL Cool J Talk 'Lip Sync Battle' Season 4: 'It's Fun to See Celebrities Squirm a Little Bit'

    January 17, 2018 6:47 PM EST New season kicks off Thursday with "Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration." It’s a Saturday in November at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., when co-host Chrissy Teigen walks into the Lip Sync Battle conference room ...

  3. John Mayer Signs With WME

    January 17, 2018 6:36 PM EST He follows his agent, Scott Clayton, who moved from CAA in November. John Mayer has officially signed with WME in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have learned. The agency will exclusively represent him worldwide in music, film, tel ...

  4. The Cranberries' U.S. Music Streams Increase 2,934% After Dolores O'Riordan's Death

    January 17, 2018 6:22 PM EST The group will likely see some of its songs return on next week’s charts (dated Jan. 27). After less than one full day of tracking following the death of  The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan on Monday , streaming totals for the group rose ...

  5. Gucci Mane Announces Plans for 'The Autobiography of Gucci Mane' Biopic

    January 17, 2018 5:07 PM EST Gucci Mane is already a platinum-selling artist, New York Times best-selling author and fashion designer, and now, the East Atlanta rap star is ready to add "director" to his growing résumé. On Wednesday (Jan. 17), Gucci announced on Twi ...

  6. The Black Madonna, Keys N Krates & More Announced for Sonar Fest Hong Kong 2018

    January 17, 2018 4:48 PM EST Spain's legendary Sonar Festival will return to Hong Kong for a second year of Asian expansion in 2018, and now, we get a first look at the diverse electronic offerings the successful spinoff event plans to enjoy. France's electronic her ...

  7. Cardi B Tops Beyonce to Become First Woman With Five Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    January 17, 2018 4:38 PM EST The rapper ties Drake & Kendrick Lamar with a stake in half of the chart’s top 10. Cardi B becomes the third act -- and first woman -- with five of the top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week since the list began in ...

  8. Mexican Rock Band Molotov Signs With peermusic for Global Publishing

    January 17, 2018 4:08 PM EST peermusic  now has complete global publishing rights to the whole of legendary Mexican rock group  Molotov , whose members consist of Miguel Huidobro, Tito Fuentes, Paco Ayala and Randy Ebright. The new deal was announced Wednesday (Jan 17) by pee ...

  9. Apple to Build Second Campus, Hire 20,000 in $350B Pledge

    January 17, 2018 4:07 PM EST Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law. The ple ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Partners With Mushroom; Mothership Acquires 'Genie In a Bottle,' Other Sheyne Hits

    January 17, 2018 3:15 PM EST Atlas Music has entered into an agreement with Mushroom Music Publishing to serve as its sub-publisher for Australia and New Zealand. The Atlas catalog, to be administered by Mushroom in those territories includes songs by Van Halen , Counting Cro ...

  11. Concord Music Announces Leadership Team for Expanded Publishing Business

    January 17, 2018 2:04 PM EST Jake Wisely will lead the company's publishing unit. Concord Music has firmed up its newly consolidated publishing operations with a series of leadership announcements. The company's publishing group, which includes the Rodgers & Ham ...

  12. John Sippel, Longtime Billboard Reporter And Editor, Dies at 97

    January 17, 2018 1:41 PM EST John Sippel , a Billboard reporter and editor for 25 years and was the last known link to the magazine when it was called The Billboard in the 1940s and 1950s, passed away Jan. 6 from natural causes in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 97. Sippel had a var ...

  13. Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die' Becomes One of Only Three Albums by Women With 300 Weeks on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 17, 2018 1:41 PM EST The 2012 album joins Adele's "21" & Carole King's "Tapestry." Lana Del Rey  becomes just the third woman in the history of the Billboard 200 chart to have an album spend at least 300 weeks on the survey. Her  Born ...

  14. EDC Announces Asian Expansion, New Vegas Stages in 2018

    January 17, 2018 12:34 PM EST New year, new you, new EDC. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella hopped on Facebook to let fans know about his big plans for the Electric Daisy Carnival brand in 2018. He first announced a new logo coming to celebrate Insomniac's 25th anniversary, ...

  15. Jeezy Sells Remaining Stake in Tequila Avion

    January 17, 2018 12:33 PM EST Over the years, Jeezy has grown from rap star to all-around businessman, as he's strengthened his business portfolio by connecting with brands like Tequila Avion, Defiance Fuel, as well as other business endeavors. For his latest business mov ...

  16. 'Today' Executive Producer Don Nash Stepping Down

    January 17, 2018 12:15 PM EST There are more changes in store for NBC's  Today  show, which recently promoted Hoda Kotb to serve as Savannah Guthrie's early-morning co-anchor. Now, veteran executive producer Don Nash is stepping down from his position. Nash has serve ...

  17. Grammys Announce Artists for 'Salute to Classical Music,' Leonard Bernstein Tribute

    January 17, 2018 12:06 PM EST The Grammys have announced a diverse lineup of musicians for their "Salute to Classical Music." The event, which will be held Jan. 26 at Carnegie Hall at 2:30 p.m., will also serve as a tribute to Leonard Bernstein as part of the globe-s ...

  18. Dierks Bentley, Ray Stevens Open Clubs in Nashville

    January 17, 2018 11:18 AM EST Dierks Bentley and Ray Stevens opened clubs in Music City four days apart with star-studded guest lists that underscored the swell of energy around Nashville’s creative community. Bentley’s long-awaited Whiskey Row Nashville, located in the heart ...

  19. Cardi B Hits New No. 3 High on Artist 100 Chart, Ed Sheeran Reigns

    January 17, 2018 11:13 AM EST Plus, Justin Timberlake jumps 46-11, thanks to new single "Filthy." Cardi B rises to a new No. 3 high, from No. 11, on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated  Jan. 20 ), as her latest hit song, "Finesse," with Bruno Mars , vault ...

  20. Lil Skies Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut With 'Nowadays' & 'Red Roses'

    January 17, 2018 11:10 AM EST The rapper also scores his first entry on the Billboard 200 with 'Life of a Dark Horse.' Waynesboro, Pennsylvania-based rapper Lil Skies makes a splash on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated  Jan. 20 ), as the rising SoundCloud sta ...

  21. Maren Morris Scores First Solo No. 1 'Song' On Country Airplay Chart

    January 17, 2018 10:35 AM EST Maren Morris ' "I Could Use a Love Song" (Columbia Nashville) ascends 2-1 in its 44th week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 20), increasing 9 percent to 43 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Mus ...

  22. Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    January 17, 2018 10:20 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi had only one person in mind to induct his band  Bon Jovi  into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame in April: Howard Stern. So, on Wednesday morning (Jan. 17), the two old friends revealed to the world that after much hand-wringing and kvet ...

  23. Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton & Modest Mouse Lead 2018 Forecastle Festival Lineup

    January 17, 2018 10:00 AM EST The summer festival season just got hotter, because Forecastle Festival announced its 2018 lineup with headliners Arcade Fire , Chris Stapleton and Modest Mouse . The three-day festival will take place July 13-15 at Kentucky’s Waterfront Park. The ...

  24. YouTube Unveils Plan to Vet Content, Channel Partners

    January 17, 2018 9:42 AM EST After months of complaints from advertisers over their messages appearing alongside inappropriate or exploitative videos, YouTube has announced a new set of policies designed to improve how it vets content. The Google-owned company is targeting pr ...

  25. Stephen Stills Recruits Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate & More for 2018 Autism Benefit Concert

    January 17, 2018 9:10 AM EST Back in 2013, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young​ singer  Stephen Stills played the first Light Up The Blues concert to raise funds for Autism Speaks, with the event happening annually aside from last year. As announced Wednesday (Jan. 17), the even ...

  26. Stefflon Don Is Apple Music's 'Up Next' Star For January 2018

    January 17, 2018 9:00 AM EST Step on up, Stefflon Don . The British rapper, singer and songwriter is Apple Music's newest Up Next talent, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal.  The rising MC, anointed by Britain's The   Quietus as the  "Queen of the Dancehall&q ...

  27. Kenny Chesney Moves to Warner Music Nashville, Exiting Sony Music

    January 17, 2018 8:42 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has signed with Warner Music Nashville, leaving his longtime home of Sony Music Nashville.  “It is a big deal to change labels,” Chesney said in a statement, crediting Warner Music Nashville  chairman/CEO John “Espo ...

  28. Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 Added to Grammy Performers: Exclusive

    January 17, 2018 8:30 AM EST -Time Nominee Lamar Set To Open Show, Sources Say Kendrick Lamar , Sam Smith and U2 will perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, Billboard has learned. Lamar, who is up for seven awards including a ...

  29. Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred & Common to Hold Respect Rally at Sundance

    January 17, 2018 7:47 AM EST The event will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March and Sundance's March on Main. One year after celebrities braved the snow to participate in the Sundance Film Festival's  version of the Women's March , Jane ...

  30. Prince Tribute Concert Featuring Unreleased Material Set for April in Minneapolis

    January 17, 2018 7:33 AM EST Prince’s estate has announced a concert event titled Prince: Live on the Big Screen, which will be held on Apr. 21 at 8 P.M. at the Target Center in the late artist’s hometown of Minneapolis to honor the memory of the iconic musician who passed aw ...

  31. Diddy Donates $200K to Women's Maternity Healthcare in Uganda

    January 17, 2018 7:21 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs  may be the highest paid star in hip-hop, but he’s never been too big to share the wealth with his fellow man. The Bad Boy mogul recently opened his wallet and heart to donate $200,000 to the Suubi “Hope” Health Care C ...

  32. BTS Hits 12 Million Followers on Twitter

    January 17, 2018 3:24 AM EST Last year saw BTS dominate multiple social media platforms and take home the Top Social Artist award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and now the group is kicking off the new year with another milestone: the boy band hit 12 million Twitter foll ...

  33. Camila Cabello in Showdown With 'The Greatest Showman' for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 16, 2018 9:28 PM EST Camila Cabello ’s solo debut album Camila is vying for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with the list’s current champ, The Greatest Showman soundtrack, according to industry forecasters. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular album ...

  34. One in Six Americans Own a Smart Speaker, Says Study

    January 16, 2018 8:17 PM EST That comes to about 39 million people in the U.S. Smart speaker use is on the rise and a new study from NPR and Edison Research finds 16 percent of Americans own a smart speaker.  The survey was conducted in November and December with 1,816 respon ...

  35. The Cranberries' U.S. Music Sales Increase 11,094% After Dolores O'Riordan's Death

    January 16, 2018 8:11 PM EST The group will likely see some of its songs and albums return on next week’s charts (dated Jan. 28). In less than a full day of tracking after the death of  The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan on Monday, the group experienced an enormous ...

  36. FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

    January 16, 2018 7:25 PM EST Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals. The fight to prevent telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling is now being put to a federal appellate court. On ...

  37. Glenn Frey's Widow Sues Hospital for Wrongful Death

    January 16, 2018 6:53 PM EST Cindy Frey is accusing Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence. Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey 's widow has filed a lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the musi ...

  38. Why Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg's Hollywood Takeover Feels Imminent: Op-Ed

    January 16, 2018 4:54 PM EST TDE is in a position to make its mark on film & television, starting with "Black Panther: The Album." Top Dawg Entertainment is already one of music’s most prominent labels, but the home of Kendrick Lamar , SZA and ScHoolboy Q could ...

  39. Drum'n'Bass DJ Mistabishi Dropped From Hospital Records After Racist Tweets

    January 16, 2018 4:47 PM EST U.K.-based drum'n'bass DJ/producer Mistabishi recently took to Twitter to show his support for President Donald Trump following his decision to cancel a trip to London, as well as his concurrent disdain for Mayor Sadiq Khan's public ...

  40. Atlantic Records Promotes Pete Ganbarg to President of A&R

    January 16, 2018 4:30 PM EST Atlantic Records announced Tuesday (Jan. 16) A&R veteran Pete Ganbarg  has been promoted to the newly created position of president of A&R. Ganbarg will continue to oversee A&R for Atlantic as well as its subsidiary labels, including F ...

  41. Kendrick Lamar Eyeing New Publishing Deal: Sources

    January 16, 2018 3:23 PM EST Top Dawg Entertainment, which manages the rapper-songwriter, is considering offers between $20 million and $40 million. Kendrick Lamar , who is up for seven Grammy Awards later this month, is in talks about a new publishing deal and his rights cou ...

  42. Virgil Abloh's Off-White Launches Affordable Capsule Collection

    January 16, 2018 3:10 PM EST Calling all hypebeasts on a budget. More evidence that the Off-White (fashion) world takeover is nigh: Virgil Abloh 's cult-favorite brand just dropped an affordable capsule collection of tees ($95) and sweatshirts ($170) at its 11 stores wor ...

  43. Seal Accused of Sexual Battery, Denies Allegations Amid Criminal Investigation

    January 16, 2018 3:01 PM EST Seal has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by actress Tracey Birdsall. The 54-year-old British "Kiss From a Rose" singer (born Henry Osusegun Adeola Samuel) is under criminal investigation for alleged ...

  44. 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. to Sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

    January 16, 2018 2:54 PM EST Hamilton fans rejoice: Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. will sing “America the Beautiful” prior to kick-off at Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4. Odom is set to join performances by P!nk , who will sing the national anthem , and Justin Timberlake , wh ...

  45. Live Nation Launches Event Production Company Redrock

    January 16, 2018 2:51 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment has teamed up with veteran event producer Ford Englerth to launch Redrock Entertainment Services. Redrock, based in Burbank, Calif., will focus on producing large scale live events, such as festivals, and specialized proj ...

  46. Billboard Music Awards 2018 Date Announced

    January 16, 2018 2:45 PM EST New year, new Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Tuesday (Jan. 16) that the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place Sunday, May 20. The awards show will air live coast to coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking the ...

  47. Sweden Makes Music: How Diversity, Education and Tech Propel Swedish Artists Onto the World Stage

    January 16, 2018 1:26 PM EST Sweden may be a small country -- roughly the same size as California, with just one-quarter of that state’s population -- but its artistic community has been a dominating force on the Billboard charts for decades, and the national government is in ...

  48. The Flamingos' 'I Only Have Eyes for You' Rules THR's Top TV Songs Chart for December, Thanks to 'The Crown'

    January 16, 2018 12:41 PM EST Plus, Lewis Capaldi and Talking Heads debut. The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You” leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for December, thanks to its appearance in Netflix’s  The Crown . Rankings for the Top TV Songs c ...

  49. Round Hill Raises $263 Million for Second Royalty Fund

    January 16, 2018 12:25 PM EST Round Hill Music says it has completed funding for Round Hill Music Royalty Fund II, with equity commitments of $263 million. Moreover, it says more than $100 million of it has been deployed already, mainly as part of the $245 million funding need ...

  50. Dave Matthews Band Prepping Ninth Studio Album, Summer Tour

    January 16, 2018 11:57 AM EST Dates kick off on May 18 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas. If it's summer, then it must be time for the Dave Matthews Band to hit the road. The group announced the dates for its extensive summer 2018 outing on Tuesda ...

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