1. Katy Perry Rocks Sunny Yellow Dress, Supports Orlando Bloom at 'Carnival Row' Red Carpet in London

    August 29, 2019 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry walked the red carpet on Wendesday night (Aug. 28) in support of fiancé Orlando Bloom at the Ham Yard Hotel screening of his new Amazon Prime series Carnival Row in London. Wearing a long yellow LDH brand dress with a blue and organge flo ...

  2. The VMAs Leaned Into the Youth Movement in 2019 -- And They'll Need to Keep Leaning In the 2020s

    August 27, 2019 12:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was telling that at the MTV Video Music Awards this Monday (Aug. 26), the video of the year award -- long held as the climax of the evening's festivities -- was instead presented to VMAs legacy artist Taylor Swift  smack in the middle of the ...

  3. Why Hasbro's $4 Billion eOne Acquisition May Trigger More Media Mergers

    August 26, 2019 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The toymaker's move to snap up Entertainment One is another salvo in an M&A shootout that puts more smaller and mid-sized entertainment companies -- such as Lionsgate, AMC Networks and MGM -- in play. Hasbro’s disclosure on Aug. 22 that it ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello and Billie Eilish Set to Perform On 'Saturday Night Live'

    August 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Woody Harrelson, Kristen Stewart and more have also been announced as hosts for the first episodes of Season 45. Saturday Night Live is starting its new season off strong with a stunning crop of hosts and musical guests, as NBC announced on Monday ( ...

  5. Ahead of 2019 Broadcast, VMAs See 129% Increase In Social Engagement Year-Over-Year

    August 26, 2019 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 We’re still a few hours away from the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards airing live from New Jersey's Prudential Center on Monday (Aug. 26) night, so we don't know who will walk away as the night's big winner ( Taylor Swift and Ariana Grand ...

  6. Rael Jones Delivers Electronic Music to the 18th Century With His Score for Hulu's 'Harlots': Interview

    August 26, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A self-taught drummer and guitarist with formal training in classical piano and music production, London-based composer Rael (pronounced “rail”) Jones has a litany of high-level sonic accolades. Specializing in composing film and television scores, ...

  7. Meet the New Class in Disney+'s 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Trailer

    August 23, 2019 8:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten-episode series will help launch the new streaming service when it premieres Nov. 12. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may have moved on, but Disney is investing in a second generation of High School Musical .  On Friday (Aug. 23), Disney+ dropped i ...

  8. Hilary Duff to Reprise 'Lizzie McGuire' Role for New Disney+ Series

    August 23, 2019 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Disney continues to mine its library for its forthcoming streaming service.    The company on Friday announced that Hilary Duff will reprise her role in a new update of her beloved Lizzie McGuire for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service . Origi ...

  9. Watch the Trailer for Travis Scott's Netflix Doc 'Look Mom I Can Fly'

    August 23, 2019 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 From appearing on G.O.O.D. Music's "Sin City" in 2012 to notching a No. 1 album and selling out arenas across the globe six years later, Travis Scott has solidified himself as one of music's superstars. Normally one to keep his d ...

  10. Fox News' Concert Series Has Become a Go-To Source of Promotion for Country Acts -- But Some Artists Are Staying Away

    August 23, 2019 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the morning of July 26, Christian hard-rock band Skillet gave an interview to and performed on Fox News channel's  Fox & Friends  All-American Summer Concert Series in Midtown Manhattan. For the next few hours, the group was the most-sea ...

  11. 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown' Is Stylish, Slick and Safe

    August 23, 2019 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Hitsville: The Making of Motown all the way to the end. Not because there’s a nifty tag scene, Marvel-style. You’ll just want to stare in awe at the song credits. We’d be here all day if I listed each one, but rest assured the gang’s all here: ...

  12. Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride & More Honored at 2019 ACM Honors

    August 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert , Martina McBride and countless other country artists, musicians and music industry professionals were celebrated on Wednesday evening as part of the 13th annual ACM Honors. The ceremony, held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, served  ...

  13. Hasbro Buys Entertainment One for $4 Billion

    August 22, 2019 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 The toy maker acquires the studio and its Peppa Pig and PJ Masks kids properties and a global film and TV production and distribution business. Toy maker Hasbro has acquired Canadian studio Entertainment One as part of a $4 billion all-cash transact ...

  14. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow' Wraps Hot 100 Run as Longest-Charting Best Original Song Winner

    August 22, 2019 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ballad logged 45 weeks on the Hot 100, including one at No. 1. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" departs the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 24), but leaves behind a record-setting legacy on the ranking. The song, from A Star ...

  15. Inside the World of Prolific Producer and 'Euphoria' Songwriter Labrinth

    August 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even amid a hectic day of meetings, Labrinth can’t stop making music. As he ambles around the courtyard of Los Angeles’ Sunset Marquis hotel in search of a shady spot to relax, he’s constantly humming, his Sam Cooke -esque falsetto, working out melo ...

  16. 'Songland' Recap: Old Dominion Search For a Jeep Commercial Smash

    August 22, 2019 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Old Dominion come sniffing around Songland this week because they want a big ol’ hit. And Jeep wants a memorable jingle that will be embedded deeply in consumers’ minds -- so much so that the auto company’s CEO Olivier Francois is present for the fi ...

  17. 'Songland': Katelyn Tarver Gets Old Dominion, Jeep's Engines Running With 'Young'

    August 22, 2019 4:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 It’s good to be young . Songland was new Wednesday night, and country music band Old Dominion teamed up with Jeep chief marketing officer Olivier François in search of the right soundtrack for a new Jeep commercial.    The writers Jacobi.E, Maci, Ja ...

  18. 'America's Got Talent' Semi-Finalists Revealed

    August 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everybody scream! The America’s Got Talent semi-finalists have been announced.    After another hard-fought round of quarterfinals, America has voted. The names were read out Wednesday night during the second live results show, with soul singer Robe ...

  19. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello to Perform 'Senorita' for the First Time at 2019 VMAs

    August 21, 2019 10:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shawnmila fans are finally getting the live performance they've been asking for. MTV announced on Wednesday (Aug. 21) that Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello will be performing their steamy collaboration, "Señorita," for the first time e ...

  20. Miles Davis and Ensemble Develop 'Kind of Blue' in Extended Clip From New Documentary: Exclusive

    August 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the jazz innovator’s groundbreaking record Kind of Blue with an exclusive cut from the film that offers a peek into the album’s rec ...

  21. Ally Brooke, Lauren Alaina and More Join 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 28 Cast

    August 21, 2019 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Karamo Brown, The Supremes' Mary Wilson and Sean Spicer are also in the mix. Former Fifth Harmony singer and solo star Ally Brooke is among the stars hitting the floor for the upcoming 28th season of Dancing With The Stars . The full roster of ...

  22. Netflix's Selena Series Finds Its Star in 'Walking Dead' Actress

    August 21, 2019 8:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Christian Serratos is in negotiations to topline the scripted show about the late Tejano music favorite. The Walking Dead 's Christian Serratos may be moving to Netflix. Sources confirm that the actress is in negotiations to star as late Tejano ...

  23. Tyler Butler-Figueroa, 11-Year-Old Violinist, Covers EDM Classic on 'AGT': Watch

    August 21, 2019 4:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler Butler-Figueroa continues to play with maturity beyond his years on America’s Got Talent , where the 11-year-old went for an EDM classic during Tuesday night’s quarterfinal.  The young cancer survivor would’ve been a Sesame Street devotee when ...

  24. Billy Ray Cyrus, Lenny Kravitz, Rick Ross and More to Present at MTV Video Music Awards

    August 21, 2019 3:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Travolta, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lindsey Vonn, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa and Ice-T are among the first group of presenters announced for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Other presenters set to take the sta ...

  25. Chris Kläfford Shines With Another Original on 'AGT': Watch

    August 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Kläfford is the dark horse in AGT . The sleeper in the competition.  The Swedish singer and songwriter looks like he could be the friendly guy from down the pub, or your sister’s new boyfriend. Nope, his hair isn’t groomed with gel, he doesn’t ...

  26. Ndlovu Youth Choir Light up the 'AGT' Stage With Cover of U2's 'Beautiful Day': Watch

    August 20, 2019 11:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s a beautiful day when the Ndlovu Youth Choir hit the stage.     On Tuesday, the ensemble from South Africa closed out the second night of the America’s Got Talent quarterfinals with another uplifting performance.    Dressed in pink, the choir fi ...

  27. Will Ferrell Welcomes Demi Lovato to 'Eurovision' Cast

    August 20, 2019 9:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato topped off her birthday celebration with the announcement that she's joined the cast of Eurovision , an upcoming Netflix film starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan.    The David Dobkin-directed comedy is based on  ...

  28. Sturgill Simpson Releases 'Sing Along' Music Video From Upcoming 'Sound & Fury' Album & Anime Film

    August 20, 2019 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing in July that he would be soundtracking anime film Sound & Fury  and releasing an album of the same name, Sturgill Simpson has dropped the lead single from the project. "Sing Along" is a deviation from Simpson's us ...

  29. Morgan Kibby Focuses on 'The Quest To Reclaim Oneself' in Song for Steubenville Documentary 'Roll Red Roll'

    August 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Morgan Kibby, known for her solo project White Sea and formerly of M83 , lent her songwriting skills to  Roll Red Roll , Nancy Schwartzman's documentary about the Steubenville football rape case. Now available on Netflix , the film has gathered ...

  30. 'Spotify Untold' Tell-All Book to Be Adapted Into TV Drama

    August 20, 2019 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV firm Yellow Bird UK has optioned the screen rights for the book, which examines how Spotify "shook the music industry to its core." Spotify Untold , the Swedish-language tell-all book about the company's rise from start-up to strea ...

  31. Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani & Ozuna to Perform at 2019 VMAs: Exclusive

    August 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The MTV VMAs just added five new names to the list of 2019 performers: Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg , H.E.R. , Normani and Ozuna . The eclectic bunch joins previously announced performers Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nax ...

  32. ViacomCBS CEO's Pay to Rise to $31 Million After Merger

    August 20, 2019 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Viacom CEO  Bob Bakish  will see his compensation rise by about 50 percent once he assumes control of a combined ViacomCBS. According to a merger filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Bakish will be eligible for $31.5 million ...

  33. Luis Coronel to Host 'Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento' Show On Estrella TV

    August 20, 2019 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luis Coronel has been named as the new host of the upcoming season of Estrella TV’s reality talent competition, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, Billboard has learned.  The Regional Mexican singer, who’s currently making the rounds with his summer smas ...

  34. BET Announces Season 2 of Digital 'FINDING' Series With Murphy Lee, Youngbloodz, Chingy & More: Exclusive

    August 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 BET's FINDING digital series returns with another jam-packed list of guests slated for season 2. Billboard learned on Tuesday (Aug. 20) that the series will release its premiere episode on Aug. 23, featuring a sit-down with St. Lunatics rapper- ...

  35. The National Prep 'I Am Easy to Find, Live From New York's Beacon Theatre' Concert Movie, EP for Amazon Prime Video

    August 20, 2019 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National are prepping a new concert movie and EP celebrating their April shows at New York's Beacon Theatre, The National: I Am Easy to Find, Live From New York's Beach Theatre. The movie will air on Amazon Prime Video on Friday (Aug. ...

  36. 'Soul Train' Musical Sets Creative Team for Broadway Debut

    August 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 All aboard the Soul Train  to Broadway. Tony-nominated producer Matthew Weaver ( Rock of Ages ) acquired the stage rights to adapt the iconic TV dance show into a musical back in 2014. Now the production is eyeing an official 2021 debut in celebrati ...

  37. TWICE to Give Intimate Look at North American Tour in YouTube Original Series: Exclusive

    August 19, 2019 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The JYP Entertainment act is the first K-pop girl group to star in YouTube's award-winning series. After reaching tens of thousands of fans on their first-ever North American tour earlier this year, TWICE will get even closer with their followe ...

  38. Will Reba McEntire Continue to Host ACMS After Guest Hosting CMAS? 'No Deal in Place,' Says Source: Exclusive

    August 19, 2019 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following today’s news that Carrie Underwood will return to host the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13 with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton , a source tells Billboard that “no deal is in place for [McEntire] to come back” to host ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen Reflects on His Career and Love in New Trailer For 'Western Stars' Concert Film: Watch

    August 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just after Warner Bros. announced that the studio acquired Bruce Springsteen 's concert documentary,  Western Stars , its first official trailer was released Monday (Aug. 19). Directed by Springsteen and Thom Zimny, the film will feature a perf ...

  40. 2019 VMAs Reveal Three New Fan-Voted Categories, Pre-Show Performers: Exclusive

    August 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Right before the 2019 MTV VMAs kick off inside the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. this coming Monday (Aug. 26), Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion will tear up the VMAs red carpet with pre-show performances, Billboard can reveal. Terrence J an ...

  41. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' & 'All Stars' Greenlit for New Seasons by VH1

    August 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Start your engines, queens! New seasons of  RuPaul's Drag Race  and  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars  are headed their way to VH1.  On Monday (Aug. 19), VH1 announced that both of the hit reality television programs had been greenlit for new ...

  42. Disney+ Launch Dates Set for Canada, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand

    August 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Walt Disney Co. on Monday unveiled the first global launch dates -- and pricing -- for its upcoming streaming service Disney+, setting dates for Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.    Disney+ will bow in Canada and the Netherland ...

  43. Carrie Underwood to Host CMA Awards With Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton

    August 19, 2019 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will return to Nashville on Nov. 13 with some new hosts. Carrie Underwood will serve as host for the 12th consecutive year, while Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will join as special guest hosts. According to a press releas ...

  44. Warner Bros. to Release Bruce Springsteen Doc 'Western Stars'

    August 19, 2019 2:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Western Stars , the Bruce Springsteen documentary that also acts as the directorial debut for the singer, has been acquired by Warner Bros. The studio will release the film in theaters this fall, following its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto ...

  45. Fantasia Debuts New Song 'Looking for You' on BET's 'Sunday Best': Watch

    August 18, 2019 10:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans tuning into BET’s Sunday Best this evening (Aug. 18) not only witnessed the selection of the inspirational singing competition’s season nine finalists: Joshua Copeland and Melvin Crispell III. They also watched Fantasia’s premiere performance o ...

  46. The Guild of Music Supervisors' 5th Annual State of the Music in Media Conference Set for Sept. 14

    August 16, 2019 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Panels on the music of 'Euphoria' and 'John Wick' on the slate The Guild of Music Supervisors will hold its 5th annual State of the Music in Media conference Sept. 14 in collaboration with the Los Angeles Film School.  The full-d ...

  47. Elvis Presley Animated Spy Series 'Agent King' a Go at Netflix

    August 16, 2019 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Agent King' comes from Sony and counts Priscilla Presley among its executive producers, and John Varvatos will design the character's wardrobe for the show. Netflix is adding the King of Rock 'n' Roll to its roster of anima ...

  48. Scoring 'Serengeti': Goldfrapp's Will Gregory on Writing for Baboons, Hyenas and Lions

    August 16, 2019 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Serengeti debuted on Discovery Channel on Aug. 4, the six-part mini-series became the highest-rated nature documentary on television in six years among the 25-54 demo.    And for good reason. Created by Simon Fuller and directed and produced by ...

  49. Smokey Robinson and James Corden Battle In Soul Music Riff-Off: Watch

    August 15, 2019 11:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday's episode of The Late Late Show , Smokey Robinson and James Corden competed against each other in a riff-off to see if classic or modern soul music is better.    The segment opened with Corden sitting alone at his desk. He told the ...

  50. Gwen Stefani Shares Teaser of Her Return to 'The Voice' Featuring Boyfriend Blake Shelton: Watch

    August 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gwen Stefani posted a short video to her Twitter Thursday (Aug. 15) teasing the upcoming 17th season of  The Voice , where she and boyfriend, country superstar  Blake Shelton , will be facing off to recruit singers to their respective teams along wi ...

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