1. The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards Deliver a Bold, Unpredictable Message: Be Nice

    June 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 RIP, old MTV. No, not the 24/7 music video era of MTV. The MTV of three years ago. You know, when the network aired its annual movie-themed awards show just so listless stars clad in leather jackets could shill their upcoming popcorn releases, inebr ...

  2. The Turbulent Saga of Woodstock 50: A Timeline

    June 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ever-evolving saga of Woodstock 50 has been turbulent, to say the least. After co-creator of the original Woodstock concert  Michael Lang announced plans to put on a 50th anniversary concert back in January, the festival has been fraught with fi ...

  3. The Chicago White Sox's Attempt to Commemorate Disco Demolition Night Was an Exceptionally Misguided Exercise

    June 14, 2019 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just like he did just a little over 40 years earlier, Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl walked out onto the White Sox field on Thursday night (June 13) with a mission in mind. The team had invited him out this crisp late-spring evening to commemorate one ...

  4. Geto Boys' Scarface Announces He's Running for Houston City Council

    June 10, 2019 6:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Jordan, best known as Scarface from legendary rap group Geto Boys, announced on Sunday (June 9) his bid for Houston City Council. The news came just one day before fellow Geto Boys member Bushwick Bill died of pancreatic cancer.   [readmore:851 ...

  5. Marina, Betty Who, Shangela & More to Perform at First Love Above All Pride Ball

    June 07, 2019 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The June 28 event will Benefit Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. New York’s iconic Rainbow Room has announced the Love Above All Ball, their first ever annual philanthropic Pride Ball celebrating LGBTQIA+ rights. The lineup for the June 28 ...

  6. Maren Morris Makes Her Mark as a Country Favorite at Pandora LIVE Event

    June 05, 2019 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maren Morris ' appearance as the headliner of the latest Pandora LIVE event was destined to be remembered for any number of reasons. For one, it was the first edition of the concert series to be broadcast on SiriusXM, since Pandora was acquired ...

  7. Every Performer & Presenter at 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMT Music Awards are Wednesday night (June 5), and country music fans across the country will be swooning over the roster of superstar Nashville artists who will take the stage. Little Big Town will host for their second year in a row, and they& ...

  8. Here's How to Watch the 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMT Music Awards are almost here! The country music awards show will air Wednesday night (June 5) from The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and include performances by Carrie Underwood , Little Big Town (who are also hosting for the second year in ...

  9. Metallica to Perform National Anthem at 2019 NBA Finals

    June 04, 2019 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Tenille Arts & Walk Off the Earth also lined up to perform ahead of Games 3 & 4 in Warriors-vs.-Raptors series. The NBA has announced that Metallica 's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner&q ...

  10. Grammy Museum Adds Michelle Obama's 2019 Grammys Outfit to Its On The Red Carpet Collection

    June 04, 2019 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Grammy Museum will add  Michelle Obama's 2019 Grammy Awards Sachin & Babi outfit to its On The Red Carpet collection, according to a June 4 release. The former first lady, known for her fashion sense and style, stunned and surprised aud ...

  11. 5 Seconds Of Summer Talk New Sound and More at Wango Tango 2019: Watch

    June 03, 2019 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 At iHeartRadio's KIIS FM Wango Tango in Los Angeles on Saturday (June 1), Billboard caught up with 5 Seconds of Summer to chat about their latest single "Easier" and more. "We just want to be a dynamic band throughout the whole o ...

  12. Justin Timberlake, Halsey, Missy Elliott & More Share Stories Behind Their Biggest Hits

    June 03, 2019 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 50 years ago, Billboard toasted the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first dinner and induction ceremony, held March 8, 1971, at the New York Hilton, in a series of four black-and-white photographs that set the event’s tone for years to come: Johnn ...

  13. Julia Michaels Discusses Struggles With Mental Health, Reveals 'Inner Monologue Part 2' Coming 'Pretty Damn Soon'

    May 31, 2019 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Julia Michaels spoke to Billboard about her progression as a songwriter and revealed that  Inner Monologue Part 2 is coming "pretty damn soon" at American Express' "5-Day Weekend" experience Thursday evening (May 30).  The e ...

  14. Watch John Legend, Michelle Obama & More Celebrate 'Sesame Street' at 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala

    May 30, 2019 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sesame Workshop honored former first lady Michelle Obama with the Joan Ganz Cooney Award and celebrated Sesame Street’ s 50 years of helping kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger and kinder at their 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala on Wednesday in New ...

  15. 25 Portrayals Of Real-Life Music Personalities That Earned Oscar Noms

    May 23, 2019 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actors have been nominated for playing all-time legends (Johnny Cash, Ray Charles) as well as lesser-known figures (Don Shirley, David Helfgott). Taron Egerton is getting rave reviews for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman , which is set for r ...

  16. Liam Payne Says Three New Songs Are In the Works, Talks Dream Gig in Action Films

    May 22, 2019 9:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I've got to work and collaborate with some of the most amazing people so far," the One Direction singer tells Billboard of new music. The wait for new music could soon be over for Liam Payne fans. Payne gave an intimate performance i ...

  17. ASCAP to Honor T.I., Motown at 32nd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    May 21, 2019 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor rapper Tip “ T.I. ” Harris and Motown Records at its 32nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, the organization has announced. The ceremony is slated to take place ...

  18. Sting, Josh Groban, John Legend & Chrissy Metz to Perform on NBC's 'Red Nose Day Special'

    May 20, 2019 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sting , Josh Groban , John Legend and This Is Us star Chrissy Metz are slated to perform at NBC's fifth annual Red Nose Day Special , it was announced Monday (May 20). The four artists join previously announced Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton ...

  19. 2019 BET Awards: Cardi B Leads Nominations With Seven

    May 17, 2019 1:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday, May 16, at the Indigo Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, the clink of champagne flutes and the enthusiastic cheers of an intimate crowd marked beginning of the road to the 19th annual BET Awards. The nominees were revealed at last night’s m ...

  20. Midem Adds Rebeca León & Marsha Vlasic as Keynotes

    May 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Midem announced Thursday (May 16) CEO and co-founder of Lionfish Entertainment  Rebeca León and Artist Group International (USA) president  Marsha Vlasic have been added as keynote speakers for its 53rd conference.  The two global leaders join previ ...

  21. Here Are the Lyrics to Taylor Swift's 'ME!,' Feat. Brendon Urie

    May 15, 2019 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift 's latest single "ME!," featuring Panic! at the Disco's  Brendon Urie -- the first release from her seventh studio album -- came after much anticipation from her fans. Swift teased the pop song's release for wee ...

  22. How Lady Gaga Won The Met Gala

    May 07, 2019 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Attendees of the 2019 Met Gala, held May 6 in New York, explored the theme of Camp: Notes on Fashion -- and no one embraced the concept more than  Lady Gaga , one of the event’s five co-chairs alongside Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele,  H ...

  23. Madonna, Ashley Tisdale, Chrissy Teigen & More Skip the Met Gala, Joke About Their Non-Looks

    May 07, 2019 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 While artists like Lady Gaga and Harry Styles  were strutting down the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala in their campiest looks , plenty of celebs spent Monday night at home -- and took to social media to joke about it. Most found their own way to ge ...

  24. Which Musician Had Your Favorite Met Gala 2019 Look? Vote!

    May 07, 2019 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians, actors and more Hollywood superstars flocked to the 2019 Met Gala red carpet on Monday at an event often dubbed fashion's biggest night of the year. The theme for this year's Met Gala was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which meant ce ...

  25. Alec Benjamin Is Rising 'Slowly,' But Surely

    April 30, 2019 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alec Benjamin has just returned from a headlining European tour, and as the Arizona-bred singer gets comfortable on a couch at the Billboard offices a few weeks before a sold-out show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, he makes a confession. "Rec ...

  26. Inside Music Biz 2019: The Power Summit's Chief James Donio On Six Decades Of Industry Shake-Ups & Top Concerns Today

    April 29, 2019 11:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 From creative monetization tools to globalization and industrywide inclusion efforts, it’s anything but status quo in today’s ever-shifting music landscape. While the Music Business Association’s annual Music Biz Conference has always served as a mi ...

  27. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Sean Paul Teases Collaboration With Anitta, Says He Loves Natti Natasha

    April 25, 2019 10:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Paul stopped to chat with Billboard ’s Carlos Adyan and Pili Montilla on the red carpet ahead of the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (April 25), discussing why being embraced by the Latin community means so much to him and teasing some ...

  28. Becky G Says She Wants to Make a New 'Lady Marmalade' With Anitta, Natti, Lali, & Karol G: Watch

    April 25, 2019 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Becky G caught up Billboard ’s Carlos Adyan and Pili Montilla on the red carpet ahead of the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday (April 25), where she chatted about her Natti Natasha collaboration “Sin Pijama,” her dream to have a “Lady Marmala ...

  29. Here's What Goes Into Making the BBMAs Every Year

    April 25, 2019 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Bracco , executive vp programming and development for Dick Clark Productions, has helped oversee extravaganzas like the Academy Awards, the Country Music Association Awards, the American Music Awards -- and now, for the ninth year in a row, the ...

  30. Latin Festival Organizers Talk 2020 Headliners, Growing the Scene & Profitability at Billboard Latin Music Week

    April 24, 2019 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Women will be on top of Latin festival lineups in 2020 according to Goldenvoice & AEG Presents' head of Latin talent Niria Leon .    Leon fielded the question about next year's headliners from Billboard’s senior correspondent for touri ...

  31. Pedro Capó, Sofia Reyes & Kany García On How to Be a Pop Artist in the Urban Era: It's 'Always Going to Evolve'

    April 24, 2019 3:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Latin urban genre has pulled the reigns of the Latin music market in the last couple of years. Truly, 2018 was dominated by the urban beast, which set the table for a nifty menu of newfangled sounds and collaborations, and with four of the top f ...

  32. Miley Cyrus Goofs Off With Hubby Liam Hemsworth at 'Avengers: Endgame' Premiere

    April 23, 2019 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus and her husband  Liam Hemsworth  were all smiles on the red carpet at the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame  on Monday (April 22).  The couple -- who officially tied the knot in December -- posed comically in front of cameras outside t ...

  33. Jay Park to Be Honored at Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Inaugural Gala

    April 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz band Hiroshima will also be feted at The Party on May 18. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will honor hip-hop and R&B artist Jay Park and jazz band Hiroshima at its inaugural celebration, The Party, the center announced Monday ...

  34. Pili Montilla and Carlos Adyan to Host 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show

    April 22, 2019 4:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin music’s biggest stars arrive on the red carpet on Thursday, April 25 at 6:45 p.m. ET. Pili Montilla and Carlos Adyan are set to host the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards red carpet pre-show. Latin music’s biggest stars are set to begin arrivi ...

  35. Your Guide to 2019's Billboard Latin Music Week

    April 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With steady revenue gains, increased demand on streaming platforms and a record 24 Spanish-language songs on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the most ever registered in a single year -- 2018 was Latin music’s most successful in recent memory. According to ...

  36. 'The View From the Top: A Conversation With Industry Leaders' Set for Billboard Latin Music Week

    April 16, 2019 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin music executives Walter Kolm, Henry Cardenas, Alex Gallardo and Alex Mizrahi will participate in the exclusive panel The View From the Top: A Conversation With Industry Leaders at Billboard’s Latin Music Week. The panel is set to take place Ap ...

  37. SoundExchange President Michael Huppe Joins Billboard Latin Music Week for Executive Q&A

    April 16, 2019 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Huppe will discuss "Latin Music’s Big Payout" during conversation with Billboard Editorial Director Hannah Karp. SoundExchange president and CEO Michael Huppe will join Billboard Latin Music week for the Executive Q&A with Billboard Ed ...

  38. Goldenvoice Debuts Lavish Coachella Parties at Zenyara Estate With DJ Sets by Idris Elba, Guy Gerber

    April 11, 2019 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 37-acre sanctuary boasts a 40,000-square-foot Bali-inspired residence, helicopter pad, golf course, horse farm, sprawling lake, pool and spa, tennis and pickle-ball courts & more. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (created in 1999 ...

  39. Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Chance The Rapper, Joe Jonas to Take Stage For 2019 WE Day California

    April 11, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year's WE Day California will feature a huge roster of stars from TV, film, music and science gathering at Inglewood, California's Forum on April 25 to celebrate the youth who are leading the charge for social change in America. The e ...

  40. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Chadwick Boseman & More For Met Gala Host Committee

    April 10, 2019 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Hollywood Reporter revealed the list for the May 6 event on Wednesday (April 10). With less than a month until New York's most glamorous benefit of the year, organizers of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala have given  The Hol ...

  41. Producers Who Arranged the Meeting of 2Pac and B.I.G.'s Mothers at the '99 VMAs Recall the Emotional Moment

    April 08, 2019 12:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 99 greatest songs of 1999, we're writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look back at an unforgettable moment from the 1999 MTV Video Music A ...

  42. Juan Luis Guerra to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 04, 2019 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Juan Luis Guerra will receive Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25 in recognition of his exceptional and enduring career. Guerra is one of the most recognizable names in Latin music, who through ...

  43. Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2019 WE Day California

    April 03, 2019 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Patrick Harris will host WE Day California, the organization announced Wednesday (April 3). The event will take place April 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. for the fourth year in a row, and will bring together tens of thousands of Californ ...

  44. Justin Townes Earle's 'Frightened by the Sound' Examines America's Social Ills: Video Premiere

    April 01, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For Justin Townes Earle , there's a difference between politics and social issues -- and the latter is what defines his  The Saint of Lost Causes  album (due out May 24), whose video for the track "Frightened by the Sound" is premieri ...

  45. Dean Lewis Debuts at No. 1 in Australia With 'A Place We Knew'

    April 01, 2019 2:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dean Lewis blasts to the top of Australia’s albums chart  with his debut  A Place We Knew (Island/Universal) while Jonas Brothers notch up three straight weeks at No. 1 on the national singles chart with “Sucker” (Island/Universal). Lewis, the ARIA ...

  46. Harry Styles & Stevie Nicks Melt Hearts at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: See the Reactions

    March 30, 2019 9:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from her friend (and one of her most vocal admirers), Harry Styles , on Friday night (March 29). A tidal wave of affection then proceeded to crash through the internet ...

  47. Make Music Day To Return This Summer With Over 5,000 Events

    March 29, 2019 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Make Music Day celebration is back again in 2019, returning on June 21 -- the summer solstice -- with over 5000 events in 80 different cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Nashville, Miami, ...

  48. Ariana Grande Rules Billboard Artist 100, Lil Nas X Debuts

    March 27, 2019 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Only Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd have spent more weeks at No. 1 than Grande. Ariana Grande  logs her 12th total week at No. 1 on the  Billboard Artist 100 , continuing her reign as the top musical act in the U.S. (on the chart dated March 30) ...

  49. American Music Awards 2019 Date Announced

    March 27, 2019 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABC and dick clark productions announced Wednesday (March 27) that the 2019 American Music Awards will take place Sunday, Nov. 24. The event will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC. The ...

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