• Fortnite Getting Bruno Mars Emote Set to “Leave the Door Open”

    Fortnite Getting Bruno Mars Emote Set to “Leave the Door Open”
    Fortnite is getting a Bruno Mars dance set to “Leave the Door Open” in its latest emote update. The massive online gaming world is creating a metaverse of sorts, where real-world stars can play to virtual audiences. Travis Scott, Marshmello, and even BTS have taken advantage of the game’s status as the place to hang […]
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  • BTS Revisits ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ Concert in New Concept Photobook

    After nearly 1 million people across the globe watched BTS’ virtual Map of the Soul ON:E concert in October 2020, the K-pop group is ready to flip back through those memories in their new photobook.
    On Tuesday (April 20), BTS shared solo cuts from their Map of the Soul ON:E concept photobook and a 49-second video of the seven sparkling members coming together as one under a shower of confetti while the “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal” lyric “Yeah we are not seven, w
  • The Tomorrowland Radio Tribute to Avicii Is Happening Now: Here’s How to Tune In

    Three years ago Tuesday (April 20), the global dance music community was rocked by the death of Tim Bergling, known to the world as Avicii.
    The producer — just 28-years-old when he took his own life while on holiday in Muscat, Oman — left behind a legacy of massive, era- and genre-defining hits including “Wake Me Up,” “Seek Bromance” and of course “Levels,” the song that’s been called no less than “the Mount Everest of EDM.”In hon
  • Happy Socks Drops Limited-Edition Beatles, Rolling Stones Gift Sets Back Online

    Happy Socks Drops Limited-Edition Beatles, Rolling Stones Gift Sets Back Online
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Fans of The Beatles will want to head over to the Happy Socks website right now, where the retailer has put up a limited number of Fab Four-inspired socks for sale.
    A fan favorite when it was originally released a few years ago, the Happy Socks x The Beatles collection is back online as part of Happy Socks’ latest flash sale.
    The gift set features si
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  • Weezer Unveil ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Prep New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’

    Weezer Unveil ‘Van Weezer’ Track List, Prep New Song ‘I Need Some Of That’
    Weezer took to social media on Tuesday (April 20) to reveal the track list for their long-awaited album Van Weezer. They also announced that the track “I Need Some Of That” will arrive on April 21.
    “It’s almost Van Weezer time. These are all the songs on the album that comes out on May 7th,” the band wrote, adding that “I Need Some Of That” will drop tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET.
    Van Weezer was originally meant to be released back in
  • Halsey Shows Off Her ‘Fav Makeup Era’ With Colorful About Face Beauty Daytripper Collection

    Halsey Shows Off Her ‘Fav Makeup Era’ With Colorful About Face Beauty Daytripper Collection
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Halsey is celebrating her groovy new About Face Beauty collection by flaunting her impressive makeup skills.
    The pregnant star took to Instagram on Monday (April 19) to share a photo rocking a long, yellow wig, complete with a colorful top and big blue earrings. Her makeup, a graphic green and yellow eyeshadow look, is straight from the 1960s — an era that ins
  • Planned DMX gig being turned into tribute event for late rapper

    Planned DMX gig being turned into tribute event for late rapper
    A gig which DMX was due to perform at next month is being turned into a tribute event for the late rapper.READ MORE: DMX, 1970 – 2021: hip-hop giant who shone brightest in the darknessThe hip-hop icon died earlier this month (April 9) after being hospitalised on April 3 for a heart attack as a result of a reported overdose. He remained in intensive care and on life support until his death; he was 50-years-old.
    The gig, which DMX was scheduled to perform at in Texas on May 29, will now
  • Beatport to Accept Bitcoin Payments Starting In June, Eye NFT Launch

    Beatport to Accept Bitcoin Payments Starting In June, Eye NFT Launch
    The future is now. Or at least, the future is June.
    That’s when Beatport, the electronic music store for DJs, producers and dance fans, will start accepting payments in Bitcoin in addition to dollars. This development will make the online store the first major digital music retailer to accept Bitcoin, which currently trade for more than $55,000 apiece.
    And you guessed it, NFTs are also involved. On April 23 the platform will launch a non-fungible token called Music for Future Dance Fl
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  • Taylor Swift Extends Record Atop Artist 100 Chart, DMX Debuts at No. 2

    Taylor Swift Extends Record Atop Artist 100 Chart, DMX Debuts at No. 2
    Taylor Swift jumps from No. 12 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 24), reigning as the top musical act in the U.S. for a record-extending 47th week thanks to her new album Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
    The set debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 291,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data, the largest week for any album this year. The LP lands Swift her ninth No. 1, tying Madonna for the second-most among women, after Barbra Streisand’s 11.
  • Foo Fighters mark 4/20 with trippy animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’

    Foo Fighters mark 4/20 with trippy animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’
    Foo Fighters have marked 4/20 by releasing an animated video for ‘Chasing Birds’, which sees the band encountering an array of suitably trippy scenarios.READ MORE: Foo Fighters: “Our connection is beyond music”The kaleidoscopic visuals for the ‘Medicine at Midnight‘ track transports an entirely animated version of the Foos to a barren desert, where they’re faced with a fruitless quest to find hydration.
    But things soon take a strange turn as they en
  • Primary Wave Buys Madonna Co-Writer Patrick Leonard’s Catalog

    Primary Wave Buys Madonna Co-Writer Patrick Leonard’s Catalog
    Primary Wave has acquired the recorded-music, music publishing and master recording producer rights to Patrick Leonard’s catalog in a “multi-million-dollar deal,” the company announced today (April 20).
    The deal will encompass Leonard’s share of hits by the likes of Leonard Cohen (“You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed The Better Way,” “If I Didn’t Have Your Love”), Jewel (“Hands”), and his songwriting royalties for classics
  • Here’s How ’Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Performed In Its First Week Compared To Taylor Swift’s Original ‘Fearless’

    Here’s How ’Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Performed In Its First Week Compared To Taylor Swift’s Original ‘Fearless’
    With the release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift has begun the process of rolling out the re-recorded versions of her first six studio albums, an undertaking that she announced in 2019 following the acquisition of those albums’ master recordings by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings that year. And her quest started off with a bang: the new version of Swift’s 2008 sophomore LP debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, with the biggest week of 2021 for
  • With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version),’ Taylor Swift Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1 Since ‘Red’

    With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version),’ Taylor Swift Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1 Since ‘Red’
    Taylor Swift soars in at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated April 24) with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Released April 9, the set earned 291,000 equivalent album units, with 179,000 in sales, in its first week, ending April 15, according to MRC Data.
    Fearless (Taylor’s Version) includes 26 tracks, including re-recordings of all 13 songs on the original Fearless, which was released in November 2008. The new set also features six bonus songs added to a 2009 reis
  • Kelly Osbourne relapses after almost four years of sobriety

    Kelly Osbourne relapses after almost four years of sobriety
    Kelly Osbourne has insisted she''s already "back on track".
  • Harry Styles leads British LGBT Awards nominees

    Harry Styles leads British LGBT Awards nominees
    The awards take place on 27 August.
  • WME to Manage the Estate of Notorious B.I.G.

    WME to Manage the Estate of Notorious B.I.G.
    WME has signed a deal to manage the estate of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. The agency’s newly established Legends group will partner with the rapper’s mother Ms. Voletta Wallace and the family of the Estate of the Notorious B.I.G.
    This announcement builds upon WME’s existing roster of marquee estates including Andy Kaufman, Eartha Kitt, Peter Tosh, the CBGB brand and Ram Dass’ Love Serve Remember Foundation. WME also works with longtime estate clients Agatha Christie, F.
  • Justin Bieber, Maluma & More Joining Bill Nye For Facebook’s ‘Earth Day! The Musical’: Exclusive

    Justin Bieber, Maluma & More Joining Bill Nye For Facebook’s ‘Earth Day! The Musical’: Exclusive
    Bill Nye the Science Guy is calling on Justin Bieber, Maluma and more superstar musicians to raise awareness about climate change for an Earth Day-centered Facebook Watch musical, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
    “Earth Day! The Musical,” formed in partnership with Facebook Watch and EarthDay.org, follows the TV science educator as he teams up with Bieber and more to share with their fans what part they can play in restoring our Earth. Nye will also pass the mic to young c
  • Eminem Finally Responded to That ‘SNL’ Sketch About NFTs

    Eminem Finally Responded to That ‘SNL’ Sketch About NFTs
    Eminem has finally responded to last month’s hilarious SNL sketch, in which Pete Davidson and Chris Redd explained NFTs via Marshall’s 2002 hit “Without Me.”
    In classic Slim Shady fashion, the reclusive rapper threw a bit of playful shade, posting a chin-scratching, eyebrow up emoji along with the original clip from the late March episode.
    In the sketch, dubbed “NFTs,” the crew breaks down everything you need to know about non-fungible tokens.
    “Two silic
  • Scotland’s music venues and theatres to reopen from next month

    Scotland’s music venues and theatres to reopen from next month
    Scotland’s music venues, cinemas, theatres and comedy clubs have been given the green light to reopen from May 17.
    They will be allowed to welcome back crowds of up to 100 people, providing that social distancing can be accommodated as part of Scotland’s road map out of lockdown.
    The same date will also see outdoor events and festivals being permitted for up to 500 people.
    The road map will then take its next step in early June, when those numbers are increased to 200 people for indo
  • How Sharon Stone’s Songwriting Side Hustle Helped Hayley Sales Find Her Groove

    How Sharon Stone’s Songwriting Side Hustle Helped Hayley Sales Find Her Groove
    If you thought Sharon’s Stone’s most basic instinct was to play fierce women on screen, then clearly you haven’t heard “Never Before.” The Oscar-nominated Casino legend — who recently released her gripping memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice — is also an accomplished songwriter who has been stealthily plying her trade for years.
    Though she first made musical noise in 2005 with “Come Together Now,” a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina she
  • Watch: Billboard Launches New DJ-Focused Series ‘Mash Up the Charts’

    Watch: Billboard Launches New DJ-Focused Series ‘Mash Up the Charts’
    Anyone who has tried their hand at mixing songs on their DJ friend’s Serato knows that there’s a lot more to the art of the mashup than meets the eye. The audible sleight of hand that was practiced by some of our favorite DJs was a centerpiece of the pre-pandemic club scene. We’re still some time away from a full-fledged return to flashing LED lights and group chants from the dance floor, but in the meantime, Billboard is here to celebrate the DJs who ushered us throu
  • Cedella Marley Launches Joint Venture Tuff Gong Collective With Universal

    Cedella Marley Launches Joint Venture Tuff Gong Collective With Universal
    Cedella Marley, the oldest daughter of Bob and Rita Marley, is launching a new joint venture with the Universal Music Group called Tuff Gong Collective, the parties announced today (appropriately, and un-coincidentally, on 4/20).
    The venture — which takes its name from Bob Marley’s nickname growing up in the Trenchtown neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica — will cover recorded music, film and television projects, with Cedella, who also functions as CEO of the Bob Marley group of c
  • Karol G Recruits Ludacris & Emilee For ‘Beautiful Boy’ Performance on ‘Late Late Show’: Watch

    Karol G Recruits Ludacris & Emilee For ‘Beautiful Boy’ Performance on ‘Late Late Show’: Watch
    Just days after nabbing three Latin American Music Awards, all for her Nicki Minaj-assisted hit “Tusa,” Karol G virtually visited The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday night (April 19).
    “That night was incredible,” she told host James Corden. “I just went there because I was going to perform for the first time a song after the launch of my album but I came home with three awards. I was super happy.”
    During her pre-performance interview, where she was joi
  • Luther Vandross’ 70th Birthday Saluted with Google Doodle Animated Video, New RIAA Certifications

    Luther Vandross’ 70th Birthday Saluted with Google Doodle Animated Video, New RIAA Certifications
    In celebration of what would have been R&B mastermind Luther Vandross’ 70th birthday today (April 20), Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division Legacy Recordings reveals new RIAA certifications for four of his most memorable singles.
    The quartet includes “Dance with My Father” (platinum), “Here and Now” (platinum), “Endless Love” (platinum) and “A House Is Not a Home” (gold).
    In addition, Never Too Much — the Grammy-winning
  • Listen to Angel Olsen’s grand, orchestral rework of ‘Waving, Smiling’

    Listen to Angel Olsen’s grand, orchestral rework of ‘Waving, Smiling’
    Angel Olsen has shared a new track – listen to ‘Alive and Dying (Waving, Smiling)’ below.
    The track is a reworking of ‘Waving, Smiling’, which appeared on Olsen’s 2020 album ‘Whole New Mess’. It’s taken from ‘Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories’, her recently-announced box set, which is due out next month.The NME Big Read: Angel Olsen: “I’m just as lost as everybody else”The box set features Olsen’
  • Villagers announce new album ‘Fever Dreams’ with single ‘The First Day’

    Villagers announce new album ‘Fever Dreams’ with single ‘The First Day’
    Villagers have announced details of a new album and shared its first single – watch the new video for ‘The First Day’ below.
    Conor O’Brien’s fifth album, ‘Fever Dreams’, is set to be released on August 20, and follows 2018’s ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’.READ MORE: Villagers – ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ reviewSpeaking of the creation of the new album, O’Brien said: “I had an urge to write something t
  • Kurt Vile Signs With Verve Records for Major Label Debut

    Kurt Vile Signs With Verve Records for Major Label Debut
    Singer-songwriter Kurt Vile has signed with UMG’s Verve Records, the label tells Billboard.
    The deal marks Vile’s first signing to a major label after a career spent at independents. His last six solo albums were released by Matador; prior to that, he was with Mexican Summer for a brief period.
    Verve will put out Vile’s next album in 2022.
    “I’ve been a massive fan of Kurt’s for years and feel beyond lucky to have him join the Verve roster,” said Verve/Im
  • ‘Grammys on the Hill’ Awards Returning to D.C. This Fall

    ‘Grammys on the Hill’ Awards Returning to D.C. This Fall
    The Recording Academy’s annual Grammys on the Hill Awards will return to Washington, D.C. this year, the organization announced today. Last year’s edition was canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
    The in-person 2021 ceremony is slated to be held Wednesday, September 22 at The Hamilton in D.C. Formal invitations and full details – including health and safety protocols – will arrive this summer.
    “The Recording Academy and our members continued to advo
  • Dua Lipa Gets Super Mellow Covering Arlo Parks’ ‘Eugene’

    Dua Lipa Gets Super Mellow Covering Arlo Parks’ ‘Eugene’
    Dua Lipa spent most of the pandemic year getting us up off the couch to dance our way through the boredom with the various incarnations of her Future Nostalgia trip. But on Monday (April 19), she brought things all the way down for a mellow cover of Arlo Park’s “Eugene” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
    The confessional song about the blurred lines between platonic and romantic love from 20-year-old West London singer/poet Parks’ lauded debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams got
  • Festival insurance remains “single biggest worry” as government is urged to back up events

    Festival insurance remains “single biggest worry” as government is urged to back up events
    The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and Reading and Leeds Festivals boss Melvin Benn have called on the government to offer festival insurance against coronavirus, after the lack of financial protection caused a line of events to cancel their 2021 editions.
    Boomtown and Barn On The Farm have both confirmed their cancellation in the last week, with both festivals stating that they faced a huge financial risk if COVID was to prevent them from going ahead in any capacity without insuranc

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