1. Bebe Rexha, Luis Fonsi, Lea Michele & More Join 'American Idol' Reboot as Celeb Duet Partners

    March 02, 2018 10:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The  American Idol reboot has added a roster of celebrity guests who will sing with the show's top 24 contestants in a series of duets. The show, which will relaunch on ABC on March 11, announced on Friday (March 2) that the special event duets ...

  2. Aloe Blacc Talks 'America's Musical Journey' & Louis Armstrong's Influence

    February 12, 2018 7:07 PM EST 0 0 0 As an avid music listener growing up in a Caribbean household, Aloe Blacc was introduced to a bevy of sounds from a young age that resulted in the blend of musical styles heard in his music today. Before dishing out hits like “Wake Me Up,” "I’m ...

  3. Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up with Nas, Dave East & Aloe Blacc for 'Wrote My Way Out': Watch

    January 19, 2018 9:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda  released the first of what he said would be known as “Hamildrops”—a sequel of sorts to his  Hamilton mixtape  from 2016. The first Hamildrop, “ Ben Franklin’s Song, ” featured the  Decemberists , who wrote music to so ...

  4. Tennyson's 'Uh Oh!' EP Is A Jazzy Rainbow Playground of Sounds You Can See: Listen

    September 29, 2017 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Dance named Tennyson an artist to watch in 2017, and we're pleased to say our prediction is shapin' up well. The brother-sister duo was signed by Skrillex almost immediately, and it just dropped its first proper EP on OWSLA.  Uh ...

  5. Tiesto Chases Big, Wide Skies on 'Carry You Home' With Aloe Blacc, Stargate: Listen

    September 29, 2017 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 There are no such things as right or wrong turns in this life. Everyone makes mistakes, and the choices we make don't make or break the rest of our lives. When we're up, we're sure to come down, and when we come down, there's alw ...

  6. Aloe Blacc Takes Aeroplane, Purple Disco Machine's 'Counting On Me' to Disco Church: Exclusive

    May 12, 2017 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's something so rich and smooth and delicious about Aloe Blacc 's voice. That must be why Aeroplane and Purple Disco Machine grabbed him up for a vocal on their collaboration “Counting On Me.” He's joined on the live disco groove ...

  7. Desmond Child, Aloe Blacc Talk Song Credits at ASCAP Expo: 'Why Isn't Our Music as Important as a Twinkie?'

    April 15, 2017 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 “Little by little our names are being erased from existence.”   Those opening remarks from Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child jumpstarted one of the most informative sessions at ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo Friday (April 14) at the Loews H ...

  8. Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Skillet and More Contribute New Songs to 'The Shack' Soundtrack: Listen

    January 27, 2017 8:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Tim McGraw , Faith Hill , Kelly Clarkson , Lady Antebellum , Skillet , Aloe Blacc and Dierks Bentley are among the artists who have recorded new songs for the soundtrack to  The Shack. The movie, which stars Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington, is b ...

  9. Ben Rector, LunchMoney Lewis & More Earn Sales Gains After Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 29, 2016 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Over a dozen acts performed music during the annual parade, held Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), and nearly all see sales gains as a result. The 2016 edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held Nov. 24 in New York City and broadcast on NBC, rece ...

  10. Nas, Dave East, Aloe Blacc & Usher Deliver New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Tracks 'Wait For It' & 'Wrote My Way Out'

    November 18, 2016 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda is keeping hip-hop heads and Broadway stans on their toes with scintillating cuts off his highly anticipated project,  The Hamilton Mixtape . After unearthing several bangers featuring Sia  and  Miguel  among others, Miranda is ke ...

  11. Aloe Blacc Covers 'Billie Jean' for amfAR AIDS Benefit Compilation: Exclusive Premiere

    September 08, 2016 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 1980s are getting a modern makeover for amfAR's new AIDS benefit compilation, The Time is Now , featuring Aloe Blacc , Phantogram , DNCE , LP, Theophilus London and more.  Nicky Jam Collaborates with Chris Brown, Lady Gaga Transfixes at amf ...

  12. Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson & More Added to 'Beat Bugs' Beatles Kids Series

    July 27, 2016 11:50 PM EDT Rod Stewart , Jennifer Hudson , Aloe Blacc , Robbie Williams , Frances , The Lumineers and Tori Kelly have been added to the list of those covering Beatles songs in Beat Bugs , the new Netflix animated series premiering Aug. 3 that will feature so ...

  13. Aloe Blacc to Perform National Anthem Before Game 7 of NBA Finals

    June 19, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winner takes all tonight (June 19) as the Golden State Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland's Oracle Arena for Game 7 of the NBA Finals.  Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter  Aloe Blacc  will provide the night's entertainment ...

  14. Watch Zedd and Aloe Blacc's Classy, Brassy Version of 'Candyman' on 'GMA'

    March 30, 2016 1:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diplo might not be a fan , but Zedd and Aloe Blacc’s update of “Candyman” enjoyed a date with the mainstream when the pair shared a classy, brassy rendition of the track for Good Morning America .  Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic ...

  15. 11 DJ Twitter Beefs That Rocked Dance Music

    March 23, 2016 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guess how many involve deadmau5? In the dance music world, nothing beats a good drop, but a good diss comes pretty damn close. When DJs fight, it brings the rest of the rave world together. No matter if we camp out at main stage or wouldn't be ...

  16. Diplo Calls Zedd a Flume Rip-Off Over M&Ms Song: 'Don't be Such a Pompous Cornball Loser'

    March 21, 2016 10:04 PM EDT Zedd and Aloe Blacc recently teamed for an assumedly M&M-sponsored remake of the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory classic "The Candyman" to celebrate the candy's 75-year anniversary (see it below). It's a strange pie ...

  17. Zedd on 2016 Plans: 'I'm Not Going to Release a New Album This Year'

    March 16, 2016 2:25 PM EDT turned out to be a monumental year for Zedd . The DJ/producer dropped his sophomore album, True Colors , recruiting top talents such as  Selena Gomez , Troye Sivan , Echosmith and more. Watch Zedd's 'Papercut' Video Featuring an ...

  18. Zedd & Aloe Blacc Sweeten Hot Dance/Electronic Songs With 'Candyman' Cover

    March 10, 2016 8:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The DJ & singer recall Sammy Davis, Jr. (and Willy Wonka). Plus, Zhu debuts, Coldplay tops Dance Club Songs & more. Zedd and Aloe Blacc bow on Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 19) at No. 14 with "Candyman, ...

  19. Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays to Return in November

    October 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash Up Mondays are back on the menu this November. And he’s got some unlikely musical ingredients in the mix.  First up: the late night talk-show host will combine country music star Brad Paisley and '90s R&B outfit Color Me ...

  20. Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc & More Celebrate Bill Withers' Legacy at Carnegie Hall Tribute

    October 02, 2015 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 The idea of the tribute concert is one that sounds practically infallible: celebrate the career of some music legend or another by gathering some of their successful artistic progeny to perform the songs that made them legendary in the first place. ...

  21. Florida Georgia Line Talks New Music & Dream Collaborator Rihanna

    July 27, 2015 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Florida Georgia Line has been "writing like crazy" for its third album -- including with unlikely collaborators such as Nelly and Aloe Blacc . And the group will take things even further afield if it gets a chance.  Billboard's First- ...

  22. James Franco Wants the L.A. Psych-Rockers Allah-Las for His New Film Plus More Insider Scoop

    June 22, 2015 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Franco Aiming to Team Up With Allah-Las James Franco  has asked Los Angeles psych-rockers  The Allah-Las   to do the music for the film  The Long Home . Franco will direct and appear in the movie, about a young contractor hired to build a honk ...

  23. CMT Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List

    June 10, 2015 10:35 PM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, walking away with honors for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year.  Inside the 2015 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood's Firs ...

  24. Bill Withers Talks 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Kardashian Family & More at ASCAP Expo

    May 02, 2015 12:07 PM EDT The sound bites flew fast and furious during ASCAP Expo's rollicking "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)" master class session featuring Bill Withers on Friday (May 1). The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree kept inte ...

  25. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  26. ASCAP Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Initial 2015 Lineup

    February 27, 2015 10:37 PM EST The ASCAP Expo celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with the 2015 edition scheduled to be held April 30 through May 2 at Los Angeles' Loews Hollywood Hotel. Among the hitmakers to gather for the annual confab dedicated to "the craf ...

  27. Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Aloe Blacc & Pentatonix: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 36

    February 10, 2015 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving ...

  28. Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Aloe Blacc & Pentatonix Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 36

    Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Aloe Blacc & Pentatonix Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 36

    February 10, 2015 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Aloe Blacc & Pentatonix Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 36, Feb. 10, 2015. chartroundup , Aloe Blacc , Mark Ronson , Rita Ora Videos Aloe Blacc Mark Ronson Rita Ora ...

  29. Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge, Walk the Moon Celebrate Charity at Annual Grammy Foundation Concert

    February 07, 2015 4:59 PM EST 0 0 0 There's something slightly incestuous -- in a good way -- about a philanthropic organization putting on a tribute to other philanthropic organizations. So it was Thursday night at the Grammy Foundation's annual show at the Wilshire Ebell; ...

  30. Watch Aloe Blacc Discuss 'Wake Me Up' Success, His Thoughts on Social Media & More at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:34 PM EST Still riding high off the success of his vocal feature on Avicii 's "Wake Me Up," singer Aloe Blacc chatted with Billboard at Sundance 2015 about what's coming up next, performing with Lady Antebellum , and his thoughts on soci ...

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    January 25, 2015 3:03 AM EST 0 0 0 Sundance 2015: Aloe Blacc Videos Aloe Blacc ...

  32. Rita Ora, Darius Rucker Perform at President Obama's 'Christmas in Washington' Concert

    December 14, 2014 10:26 PM EST The Obamas celebrated the holiday season Sunday with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker . President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Bu ...

  33. Sam Smith, Bleachers, Tove Lo Set for VH1 'You Oughta Know Live In Concert' Event

    October 08, 2014 9:00 AM EDT VH1 will bring its entire 2014 class of You Oughta Know artists together for a single live event Nov. 13 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The second annual You Oughta Know Live in Concert will feature A Great Big World , Aloe Blacc , Ameri ...

  34. Blondie, Pharrell Williams Honored at Sarcastic, Self-Aware Clio Awards

    October 02, 2014 11:21 PM EDT We're here to celebrate you -- you should be a little more f---ing excited!" said Whoopi Goldberg to a less-than-enthused crowd while kicking off the 55th annual Clio Awards, held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday ...

  35. Exclusive: Aloe Blacc, Foster The People Lead Lineup For 'Culinary Beats' Season 2

    September 05, 2014 1:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aloe Blacc , Alex & Sierra , Magic Man , Ella Henderson , Walk Off The Earth and Foster The People are indulging their kitchen ambitions as the stars of Culinary Beats , a six-part web series that returns for its second season toady (Sept. 5) on ...

  36. Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran Backed By The Roots at Philly 4th of July Jam

    July 05, 2014 12:09 PM EDT The Roots worked as the house band for top-selling acts like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran for its annual free concert Friday in Philadelphia celebrating Independence Day. Dave Chappelle & The Roots Hit NYC's Radio City Music Hall: Highlight ...

  37. G-Eazy's Hot Rap Songs Debut, Jeremih Returns With 'Don't Tell 'Em'

    June 19, 2014 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 G-Eazy scores first Hot Rap Songs hit with 'Lotta That,' Jeremih debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Don't Tell 'Em' California rapper G-Eazy makes his Hot Rap Songs debut with "Lotta That," featuring A$ ...

  38. Top 10 Songs From World Cup Spots (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 5:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by McKins ...

  39. NFL's Top Newcomers Select 'Happy,' 'The Man,' 'Draft Day' As Walk-Out Songs

    May 08, 2014 11:35 PM EDT 8 1 0 NFL draftees select their own walk-out tunes for the first time. Players attending the NFL draft get to choose a song that will be played when they walk on stage after being selected. It's a first for the league, which has a record 30 players a ...

  40. Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande To Perform At Roots' 4th of July Jam

    May 05, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Nicki Minaj will head to the city of brotherly love for the Roots' annual 4th of July Jam. The rapper-singer will perform on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Independence Day for the free event. Nicki Minaj Releases 'Yass ...

  41. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Ou ...

  42. 'Frozen's 11th Week at No. 1 with Biggest Sales Yet

    April 23, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies in the week ending April 20, according to Nielsen SoundS ...

  43. 'Frozen' Spends 10th Week at No. 1 On Billboard 200; Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Tha ...

  44. Aloe Blacc Remixes Coke's World Cup Anthem 'The World Is Ours' (Exclusive Song Premiere)

    April 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Aloe Blacc adds soul to a new version of Coca-Cola’s World Cup anthem released today (April 15), a mash-up between the Coke campaign theme "The World is Ours” featuring David Correy and an original song by Blacc.  Following his second appeara ...

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