• Kesha Seizes on New Free Speech Law for Counterattack Against Dr. Luke

    Kesha Seizes on New Free Speech Law for Counterattack Against Dr. Luke
    Kesha Rose Sebert still has a new move to show off in a legal battle against producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. On Tuesday, in a defamation battle that has seemingly lasted forever (really seven years), the pop star asked the court’s permission to assert a new counterclaim based on New York’s recently enacted anti-SLAPP law.
    Since 2014, Dr. Luke has been pursuing Kesha with the claim that she has smeared him with false rape allegations. He’s largely been winning.
  • London Grammar star Hannah Reid nearly quit music two years ago

    London Grammar star Hannah Reid nearly quit music two years ago
    Hannah Reid, the lead singer of London Grammar, was prepared to quit music two years ago because she was tired of the industry's “sexist and exploitative” nature.
  • Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl announces summer reopening with 14-week concert series

    Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl announces summer reopening with 14-week concert series
    Legendary Los Angeles venue Hollywood Bowl has announced plans to reopen this summer with a 14-week concert series.
    It comes as it was revealed this week that the state of California plans to reopen its music venues at full capacity come June 15 as the US continues its recovery from COVID-19.READ MORE: Restarting live music in 2021: Gig and festival bosses on what to expectAs revealed on Twitter, the Hollywood Bowl will reopen this summer, with an exact date and line-up announcements set to land
  • Swizz Beatz: 'DMX will live forever'

    Swizz Beatz: 'DMX will live forever'
    The rapper died in hospital on Friday.
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  • WizKid shares video for new Tems collaboration ‘Essence’

    WizKid shares video for new Tems collaboration ‘Essence’
    WizKid has shared a new video for ‘Essence’, his collaboration with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems – watch it below.
    The track appears on ‘Made In Lagos’, WizKid’s lauded full-length album from 2020.READ MORE: WizKid – ‘Made In Lagos’ review: star quality and a sense of homecomingThe new video sees the pair lounging around the streets of Accra, Ghana. It’s the fourth video to be released from ‘Made In Lagos’.
    Watch the new
  • Brent Faiyaz’s Sonder joins Jorja Smith for ‘Nobody But You’

    Brent Faiyaz’s Sonder joins Jorja Smith for ‘Nobody But You’
    Sonder, the new project of Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu and Dpat, have shared a new collaboration with Jorja Smith.READ MORE: Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Brent Faiyaz‘Nobody But You’ features an acoustic back-and-forth between Smith and Faiyaz poring over an emotional break-up. “Don’t want to fight anymore,” Smith sings. “Daytimes are silent as hell/ I wish that I could ignore all that you said.”
    The single follows F
  • Joel Corry slid into RAYE's DMs

    Joel Corry slid into RAYE's DMs
    Joel Corry says he slid into RAYE's DMs in order to convince her to work on the track 'Bed' with him.
  • Watch Marcus Mumford gatecrash wife Carey Mulligan’s ‘SNL’ monologue

    Watch Marcus Mumford gatecrash wife Carey Mulligan’s ‘SNL’ monologue
    Carey Mulligan hosted last night’s (April 10) episode of Saturday Night Live, and her opening monologue was gatecrashed by a surprise guest.
    During her customary opening speech, Mulligan’s husband, Mumford & Sons vocalist Marcus Mumford, made his presence be known from the audience.
    “I spent the last year quarantining in the English countryside with my husband and my two small children, which is the beginning of most horror movies,” Mulligan said to open the speech.
    W
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  • Watch Phoebe Bridgers smash a ukelele in ‘ZIWE’ variety show trailer

    Watch Phoebe Bridgers smash a ukelele in ‘ZIWE’ variety show trailer
    Phoebe Bridgers joined Ziwe for a bout of ukelele-smashing in a trailer for the comedian and host’s new variety show.READ MORE: How guitar-smashing badass Phoebe Bridgers is putting the anarchy back into musicZiwe Fumudoh is best known for her Baited Instagram Live series, and is now set to bring her talents to a TV series that will feature “musical numbers, interviews and sketches that challenge America’s discomfort with race, politics, & other cultural issues.”
  • Watch Kid Cudi bring ‘Tequila Shots’ and ‘Sad People’ to ‘SNL’

    Watch Kid Cudi bring ‘Tequila Shots’ and ‘Sad People’ to ‘SNL’
    Kid Cudi was the musical guest on last night’s (April 10) episode of Saturday Night Live – watch his pair of performances below.READ MORE: Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’ review: an art piece of epic highs and honest lowsThe latest episode, the 17th episode of the show’s 46th season, was hosted by Carey Mulligan.
    For the first of his two performances, Cudi donned a dress for a rendition of ‘Sad People’. He then performed ‘Te
  • Shawn 'Clown' Crahan explains Look Outside Your Window release delay

    Shawn 'Clown' Crahan explains Look Outside Your Window release delay
    Slipknot rocker Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has revealed that the band are yet to release the 'Look Outside Your Window' album as they don't want to cause confusion.
  • St. Vincent: No one's flawless

    St. Vincent: No one's flawless
    St. Vincent has insisted no one has lived a "flawless life" as she slammed cancel culture after using her father's imprisonment as the inspiration behind her new album, 'Daddy’s Home'.
  • Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon joins TikTok, reacts to his favourite videos

    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon joins TikTok, reacts to his favourite videos
    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is the latest musical act to join TikTok, mostly just to react to his favourite videos on the platform.
    On the handful of clips Vernon has posted so far, most of them show him duetting the works of others, showing a portion of his head as he silently watches on. @blobtower22#duet with @_devinnscott♬ original sound – Chris Tubbs
    On his personal Twitter account, Vernon said the app makes him feel different about social media.
    “TikTok is extremely wo
  • Slipknot’s Clown reveals why ‘Look Outside Your Window’ still isn’t out

    Slipknot’s Clown reveals why ‘Look Outside Your Window’ still isn’t out
    Slipknot‘s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan has explained in more detail why the band’s unreleased album, ‘Look Outside Your Window’, is still on the shelf.
    The album was recorded by four members of the metal monoliths during sessions for their 2008 album ‘All Hope Is Gone’. In January 2020 Clown had said he, along with Jim Root, Corey Taylor and Sid Wilson, had intended to release the album of more “experimental, psychedelic” tunes on Christmas Da
  • Black Veil Brides reveal details of new album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’

    Black Veil Brides reveal details of new album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’
    Black Veil Brides have released details of their forthcoming studio album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’, marking the announcement with a new single, ‘Fields Of Bone’.
    Frontman Andy Biersack had said in an Instagram post back in February the new album was “almost complete”. His announcement followed an album preview, single ‘Scarlet Cross’, released in 2019.
    On Friday (April 9), the Los Angeles rock outfit revealed their sixth studio album would be release
  • Beyonce & Jay-Z Share ‘Sin City’ Photo Album Following Their 13th Wedding Anniversary

    Beyonce & Jay-Z Share ‘Sin City’ Photo Album Following Their 13th Wedding Anniversary
    Beyoncé uploaded a series of stylish new photos from a trip to Sin City with Jay-Z.
    On Saturday (April 10), the singer’s official website was updated with a number of pictures — many of Beyoncé herself, but some featuring Jay-Z, too. The couple celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary last week, on April 4.
    Beyoncé showed off a killer outfit — tweed shorts and a matching blazer with a fit made for her, accessorized with red heels — from all angles, a
  • Taylor Swift Fan Recreates All of Her Eras in One Viral TikTok Video

    Taylor Swift Fan Recreates All of Her Eras in One Viral TikTok Video
    From “Our Song” to “Willow,” one Taylor Swift fan has recreated every one of the star’s iconic eras for a clip that’s racking up views on TikTok.
    The video, which has been viewed 3.4 million times and has received almost 1 million likes on TikTok as of Saturday (April 10), was first posted on Friday (April 9), the day Swift released her re-recorded Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
    TikTok user @juliiieanne, whose channel features a collection of Swift look-al
  • Britney Spears Posts Throwback Photo With Jamie Lynn & Justin Timberlake for Sister’s Birthday

    Britney Spears Posts Throwback Photo With Jamie Lynn & Justin Timberlake for Sister’s Birthday
    Britney Spears went way back in the photo archives to wish her sister, Jamie Lynn, a belated happy birthday.
    The pop star opted to share a fun snapshot on Instagram Friday night (April 9) from several years ago that happened to feature the both of them and Justin Timberlake.
    In the picture, all eyes are on a young Jamie Lynn, who appears to be entertaining a small crowd of people including big sister Britney with her former boyfriend Timberlake.“Happy belated birthday to this beautiful sou
  • Dave surprises fans with new tracks ‘Titanium’ and ‘Mercury’

    Dave surprises fans with new tracks ‘Titanium’ and ‘Mercury’
    Dave has dropped off a pair of surprise new tracks – listen to ‘Titanium’ and ‘Mercury’ below.READ MORE: Dave at the Brits: how his searing performance of ‘Black’ took on every racist tosser in the countryThe artist, who released his Mercury Music Prize-winning debut ‘Psychodrama‘ in 2019, recorded the tracks in a moment of “pure inspiration”, according to a press release.
    ‘Titanium’ was teased by the rapper a couple o
  • Watch Demi Lovato perform new single ‘Dancing With The Devil’ on ‘Fallon’

    Watch Demi Lovato perform new single ‘Dancing With The Devil’ on ‘Fallon’
    Demi Lovato performed her new single ‘Dancing With The Devil’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday (April 9) – watch it below.READ MORE: Demi Lovato – ‘Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over’ review: raw, cathartic popThe singer, who released her new album ‘Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over’ earlier this month (April 2), also sat down with Fallon to discuss the album, collaboratin
  • Ruff Ryders co-founder says DMX’s final album is one of his “best”

    Ruff Ryders co-founder says DMX’s final album is one of his “best”
    Ruff Ryders Entertainment co-founder Darrin “Dee” Dean has said that DMX‘s final album is probably one of his “best”.READ MORE: DMX, 1970 – 2021: hip-hop giant who shone brightest in the darknessThe legendary rapper, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died yesterday (April 9) at the age of 50. He was first hospitalised following a heart attack as a result of a reported overdose on April 3, where he had remained in intensive care since.
    Speaking to Fox 5 outside
  • Lana Del Rey Gets Backlash After Sharing Photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

    Lana Del Rey Gets Backlash After Sharing Photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
    Lana Del Rey is receiving backlash on social media after showing her admiration for the longtime romance between the UK’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
    Following news of Philip’s death on Friday (April 9), the 35-year-old songstress paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh by posting several vintage photos of the royal couple, who were married for 73 years.
    “I’ve always loved the way they loved,” Del Rey captioned the pictures on Instagram.In one image, Queen Eliz
  • Brian May reveals that Queen have been working on new music

    Brian May reveals that Queen have been working on new music
    Brian May has revealed that Queen have been in the studio working on new music – although so far nothing good has come out of the sessions.READ MORE: ‘Queen days’: Brian May reflects on his rock ‘n’ roll journeyThe band’s remaining members, May and Roger Taylor, have been performing live with singer Adam Lambert for over a decade, but have never recorded any new material with him.
    Speaking in a new interview, May said that the three of them have actually
  • BTS Announces Bang Bang Con 21 Virtual Event

    BTS Announces Bang Bang Con 21 Virtual Event
    BTS’ Bang Bang Con is returning in 2021.
    The K-pop band took to social media on Saturday (April 10) to announce Bang Bang Con 21. The virtual event is scheduled to take place on April 17 at 3 p.m. KST on the septet’s official YouTube channel BANGTANTV.
    “BTS concert in your room #BANGBANGCON21 coming soon!” the group wrote on Instagram.Billboard has reached out to BTS’ representatives for further details.
    Last April’s inaugural Bang Bang Con was a free two-day
  • BTS Announces Bang Bang Con 2021 Virtual Event

    BTS Announces Bang Bang Con 2021 Virtual Event
    BTS’ Bang Bang Con is returning in 2021.
    The K-pop band took to social media on Saturday (April 10) to announce Bang Bang Con 21. The virtual event is scheduled to take place on April 17 at 3 p.m. KST on the septet’s official YouTube channel BANGTANTV.
    “BTS concert in your room #BANGBANGCON21 coming soon!” the group wrote on Instagram.Billboard has reached out to BTS’ representatives for further details.
    Last April’s inaugural Bang Bang Con was a free two-day
  • The Wallflowers announce first album in almost a decade

    The Wallflowers announce first album in almost a decade
    The Wallflowers have announced details of their first album in almost a decade.READ MORE: Bob Dylan – ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ review: arguably his grandest poetic statement yetJakob Dylan and co. will release ‘Exit Wounds’, the long awaited follow-up to 2012’s ‘Glad All Over’, on July 9 via New West Records.
    Produced by Butch Walker, their seventh studio album is mixed by Chris Dugan and features singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne on four of i
  • 5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 10)

    5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 10)
    From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.
    Nicky Jam’s Bakery
    After telling all about his Miami-based restaurant idea at the 2020 Latin Music Week last fall, Nicky Jam officially inaugurated “La Industria Bakery and Cafe” in Bayside Marketplace on Friday (April 9). Named after his management company, the b
  • Demi Lovato Recalls Comfort of Owning Her Truth in Docuseries: ‘Nothing Anyone Can Say Will Shake Me’

    Demi Lovato Recalls Comfort of Owning Her Truth in Docuseries: ‘Nothing Anyone Can Say Will Shake Me’
    Demi Lovato discussed her intensely personal docuseries Dancing With the Devil on Friday (April 9) with Jimmy Fallon.
    The series debuted at this year’s virtual South by Southwest festival and details the Grammy-nominated singer’s struggles with drug abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
    Fallon, declaring that he won’t allow himself to get emotional, referred to the series as “rough and tough” and asked Lovato if it felt “odd” to be that honest about her
  • Miguel releases fourth EP in ‘Art Dealer Chic’ series

    Miguel releases fourth EP in ‘Art Dealer Chic’ series
    Miguel has released the fourth instalment in his ‘Art Dealer Chic’ series – you can listen to it below.READ MORE: Miguel interview: From teenage preacher to California R&B starThe new EP, which arrives with a video for new song ‘So I Lie’, comes two weeks after the singer reissued the first three volumes in the series.
    Speaking about the project, Miguel said: “I’ve been doing a lot of work to consider and refine my beliefs in the last few years.
  • Royal Blood:'Watching him [Josh Homme] in the studio just blew our minds'

    Royal Blood:'Watching him [Josh Homme] in the studio just blew our minds'
    On this week's episode of Elton John’s Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1, Elton chats with Royal Blood about their anticipated new album 'Typhoons'

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