• Kodak Black Narrowly Escapes Murder Attempt In Tallahassee — Bodyguard Remains In Critical Condition

    Kodak Black Narrowly Escapes Murder Attempt In Tallahassee — Bodyguard Remains In Critical Condition
    Kodak Black nearly lost his life in a McDonald’s parking lot in Tallahassee this morning — and his bodyguard remains in critical condition after getting shot in the leg. Kodak Black was the target of a coordinated assassination attempt early Monday (April 5th) morning, and narrowly escaped without getting harmed. According to details released by […]
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  • Voz da Verdade Leads Brazilian Charge on Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

    Voz da Verdade Leads Brazilian Charge on Top Facebook Live Videos Chart
    Brazil’s Voz da Verdade leads Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart for the first time, crowning the March 2021 tally with a live concert.
    The chart, the latest of which recaps March 2021 activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.
    Voz da Verdade, a contem
  • Live Nation Launches ‘Green Nation Touring Program’

    Live Nation Launches ‘Green Nation Touring Program’
    Ahead of crowd-based entertainment’s fast-approaching return, Live Nation has officially launched the “Green Nation Touring Program,” which will aim “to help artists adopt and scale sustainable touring practices that prioritize people and planet.” The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter just recently unveiled the “Green Nation Touring Program” in a formal release. According to this announcement message, […]
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  • Lewis Capaldi shares details of NFT fan experiences including lifetime guestlist

    Lewis Capaldi shares details of NFT fan experiences including lifetime guestlist
    Lewis Capaldi has revealed details of his new series of NFT ticket experiences – with perks including a secret gig, lifetime guestlist privileges, and the chance to hear his new album before anyone else.READ MORE: WTF is an NFT? Kings Of Leon’s weird non-fungible token thing – explained!The Scottish singer has teamed up with tech company Bondly for the project, which will give fans the chance to embark on “an experimental journey” while offering various un
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  • Selena Gomez Makes Her Microwave Sing in ‘Selena & Chef’ Teaser: Watch

    Selena Gomez Makes Her Microwave Sing in ‘Selena & Chef’ Teaser: Watch
    Selena Gomez celebrated the renewal of her HBO Max cooking show, Selena + Chef, with a silly video about musical microwave cooking.
    In a clip posted on Friday morning (April 23), the singer and hash slinger stars in a mock informercial that asks, “are you tired of that monotonous microwave beeping sound?”
    Copping to how boring those high-pitched alerts can be, the voiceover asks why cooking shouldn’t be way more fun. Luckily, it can be thanks to the totally not real new kitchen
  • Selena Gomez Is Blonde: See Her New Look

    Selena Gomez Is Blonde: See Her New Look
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Blondes have more fun! Selena Gomez’s makeup brand Rare Beauty shared a mirror selfie of the star on Friday (April 23), in which she’s rocking a medium-length, platinum blonde ‘do.
    “New look,” the caption reads. “Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shades now.”
    New look. Need to pick new Rare Beauty lip and blush shad
  • Lion Babe Drops Artful ‘Frida Kahlo’ Video: Watch

    Lion Babe Drops Artful ‘Frida Kahlo’ Video: Watch
    Alt-R&B duo Lion Babe dropped their latest song and visual (April 23).
    “Frida Kahlo” pays homage to the equal-parts eccentric and iconic Mexican visual artist. The track, inspired by vocalist Jillian Hervey’s love and admiration for Kahlo, speaks to the act of drawing on one’s own life and experiences for inspiration.
    “Her art and creativity helped to nurture her pain,” Hervey says. “It is a celebration of her fearless authenticity.”Producer Lu
  • Bop Shop: Songs From Iann Dior, Rina Sawayama, Pronoun, Nez, And More

    Bop Shop: Songs From Iann Dior, Rina Sawayama, Pronoun, Nez, And More
    The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t discriminate by genre and can include anything —...Read more »
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  • Lil Nas X shares new version of ‘Montero’ recreated with just his voice

    Lil Nas X shares new version of ‘Montero’ recreated with just his voice
    Lil Nas X has shared a new version of his hit single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ in which recreates the song using just his voice.
    The new version is called ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (But Lil Nas X Makes All The Sounds With His Mouth)’.
    The star shared a video of the new take on the track earlier today (April 23), which features a panel of numerous versions of the rapper, with each one recreating a different layer of the track.
    Watch the video below now.The ori
  • Doja Cat on ‘Growing Up’ in California, Her Embarrassing First Song & ‘Unbelievable’ Next Album

    Doja Cat on ‘Growing Up’ in California, Her Embarrassing First Song & ‘Unbelievable’ Next Album
    In the latest episode of Billboard’s “Growing Up” series, Doja Cat explains the origin of her colorful, unique fashion sense while delving into her unconventional childhood and previewing her next album.
    The singer and current Billboard cover star explains that both her mother and grandmother are painters, which is what likely inspired her striking visual style. “A lot of that inspired me to take up fashion and visual, experimental things,” she says, descr
  • London Grammar score fastest-selling album by a British act in 2021

    London Grammar score fastest-selling album by a British act in 2021
    London Grammar have scored the fastest-selling album of 2021 by a British act so far with their third album ‘California Soil’.
    The record has landed at the top spot on the Official UK Albums Chart today (April 23) after its release last week (April 16).READ MORE: London Grammar: “I always end up being the only female in the room”The album secured over 31,000 chart sales in the last seven days, outselling the rest of the top five combined. That includes AJ Tracey&rsqu
  • How to Watch the 2021 Oscars

    How to Watch the 2021 Oscars
    The 93rd Academy Awards are just days away, taking over Los Angeles’ Union Station and the star-studded night’s usual home, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
    The Oscars will air on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC, ABC.com and the ABC app. Online viewers can watch ABC via fuboTV here and Sling TV here. The ceremony will also be available to stream on Hulu and YouTube TV.Netflix’s Mank leads the pack with 10 nominat
  • London Grammar notch up second Number 1 album

    London Grammar notch up second Number 1 album
    London Grammar’s Californian Soil soars to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart, earning the band the fastest-selling album of 2021 so far by a British act.
  • Lil Nas X marks fourth week riding high on singles chart

    Lil Nas X marks fourth week riding high on singles chart
    Lil Nas X scores a fourth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Montero (Call Me By your Name).
  • Executive Turntable: SMP Gets Creative, Red Bull Expands Leadership Team

    Executive Turntable: SMP Gets Creative, Red Bull Expands Leadership Team
    Sony Music Publishing (SMP) promoted Ian Holder to svp of creative.
    Since joining SMP in 2017, he has signed and developed prominent artists like Lil Tjay, Lil Durk and Jack Harlow amongst others.
    “Ian is the reason I’m with Sony – he immediately made me feel at home,” said Harlow. “After I joined SMP, he continued to call me and not only connect me with new talent but check in on my mental state. I am grateful to call him a friend.”
    In his new role,
  • Chris Stapleton, Ashley McBryde, Kelsea Ballerini & More Nab Streaming Gains After 2021 ACMs

    Chris Stapleton, Ashley McBryde, Kelsea Ballerini & More Nab Streaming Gains After 2021 ACMs
    The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (which aired Sunday, April 18 on CBS) housed performances of more than 25 songs (heard in full or as part of medleys) from stars ranging from show co-host Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood to Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton.
    In terms of streaming activity, some of the performed songs with the strongest gains following the show include Stapleton’s “Maggie’s Song,” Ashley McBryde’s “Martha Divine,” Kelsea Balleri
  • Chart Rewind: In 2016, Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble’ Hit No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    Chart Rewind: In 2016, Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble’ Hit No. 1 on Hot Country Songs
    On April 23, 2016, Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song became the most recent of his 26 leaders on the list.
    McGraw performed the ballad at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, 2016, with a string section, recreating the uplifting vibe of the studio recording.
    The song surged by 69% to 64,000 sold and 26% to 2.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending April 7, according
  • H.E.R. shares new Chris Brown collaboration ‘Come Through’

    H.E.R. shares new Chris Brown collaboration ‘Come Through’
    H.E.R. has shared a visualiser for her new single featuring Chris Brown, ‘Come Through’.READ MORE: The mysterious H.E.R. is the empowering and vulnerable voice that R&B needs right nowThe new track arrives on the back of H.E.R. winning two Grammys last month, as well as bagging an Oscar nomination for ‘Fight For You’, her Golden Globe-nominated contribution to Judas and the Black Messiah.
    The ‘Damage’ singer and Brown toured together during the l
  • Lil Nas X Drops ‘Montero (But Lil Nas X Makes All The Sounds With His Mouth)’ Video: Watch

    Lil Nas X Drops ‘Montero (But Lil Nas X Makes All The Sounds With His Mouth)’ Video: Watch
    Lil Nas X dropped the umpteenth brand extension of his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” single on Friday (April 23), this time as a “but Lil Nas X makes all the sounds with his mouth” version.
    The a cappella take on the rapper’s latest Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single gets a Brady Bunch-style treatment in the colorful video for the tune, which kicks off with a shirtless X singing the song’s melody into a red telephone handset.
    He’s soon joined by a chorus
  • Finneas, Luis Fonsi & More to Help Announce 2021 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    Finneas, Luis Fonsi & More to Help Announce 2021 Billboard Music Awards Finalists
    Finneas and Maggie Baird, Luis Fonsi, Jon Batiste, Tate McRae and Verzuz creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are among the stars who will help announce finalists for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
    They’ll do the honors during Billboard Music Awards – The List Live, which will stream on Thursday (April 29). The show will be hosted by Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall and comedian LaLa Milan.
    Billboard Music Awards – The List Live will also feature appearances by Anitta, B
  • Beach Bunny and Tegan and Sara Talk ‘Cloud 9’ Collab, TikTok and Dogs: Watch

    Beach Bunny and Tegan and Sara Talk ‘Cloud 9’ Collab, TikTok and Dogs: Watch
    Chicago quartet Beach Bunny, fronted by Lili Trifilio, was looking for an artist to feature on a new version of their joyful surf-pop song “Cloud 9.” Most of the names that their team floated didn’t feel right — except for one.
    Trifilio, who had been a fan of Canadian duo Tegan and Sara since high school, was thrilled when they returned the call. “We just got lucky that you guys wanted to hop on, to be honest!” she says over Zoom.
    The collab, which came togeth
  • 20 Questions With Shaed: Creating Their Debut Album & Transcending ‘Trampoline’

    20 Questions With Shaed: Creating Their Debut Album & Transcending ‘Trampoline’
    Shaed’s debut album High Dive, out May 14 via Photo Finish, has been a long time coming.
    The trio (Chelsea Lee, Max and Spencer Ernst) technically formed in 2011 as The Walking Sticks, and changed their name to Shaed in 2016. A debut EP followed, and in 2018, their breakout hit “Trampoline” took them to new heights.
    A MacBook Air ad placement led to unprecedented exposure for Shaed, who went on to tour worldwide both as a headliner and at festivals. Eventually, Zayn hopped on a
  • LGBTQuestionnaire: Get To Know Alt-Pop Rebel K.Flay

    LGBTQuestionnaire: Get To Know Alt-Pop Rebel K.Flay
    Over the course of her career, K.Flay has made it clear that she’s not one to sit still. Constantly changing around her sound from indie rock, to rap, to art-pop and more, the 35-year-old artist has made a habit of changing things up.
    Now, the singer-songwriter is kicking off a brand new era of her career with “Four Letter Words,” a rocked-out kiss-off to those who would take away from her accomplishments. The track, which comes with a a brilliantly-animated new video, serves a
  • Forever No. 1: Bay City Rollers’ ‘Saturday Night’

    Forever No. 1: Bay City Rollers’ ‘Saturday Night’
    Forever No. 1 is a Billboard series that pays special tribute to the recently deceased artists who achieved the highest honor our charts have to offer — a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single — by taking an extended look back at the chart-topping songs that made them part of this exclusive club. Here, we honor the late Les McKeown with a look at his group the Bay City Rollers’ first and only Hot 100 No. 1, the timeless weekend anthem “Saturday Night.” 
  • Cardi B & Reebok Unveil 90s-Inspired Apparel Collection

    Cardi B & Reebok Unveil 90s-Inspired Apparel Collection
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    Update: The collection launched on Friday (April 23) here.
    Less than a year after Cardi B teamed up with Reebok for her Club C sneaker collaboration, the duo reunited this week (April 12) to announce a more expansive collection.
    Cardi’s first-ever apparel collection will launch on April 23 in tandem with the release of new colorways of the Club C Cardi an
  • Sonic Boom? How Bad Bunny Jump-Started the Concert Business

    Sonic Boom? How Bad Bunny Jump-Started the Concert Business
    The live business has a new champion: Bad Bunny. His 35-date North American El Último Tour del Mundo sold over 480,000 tickets at presale and more after for a total of $84 million in under a week after going on sale April 15, according to promoter Henry Cárdenas — Ticketmaster’s fastest-moving series of shows since Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s 2018 On the Run II Tour — kick-starting a concert business that has been closed for over a year.
    The La
  • Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong discusses his hits and misses in new podcast series

    Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong discusses his hits and misses in new podcast series
    Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong has opened up about his biggest hits and misses in a new podcast series.READ MORE: The Big Read – Green Day: “We live our lives as if we have nothing”The new Audible Original series, Welcome To My Panic, arrived yesterday (April 22) and sees Armstrong opening up about his personal and professional life. Armstrong also re-imagines some Green Day classics on the series including ‘Basket Case,’ ‘Good Riddance (Time of Y
  • AJ Tracey delivers Fire In The Booth freestyle from his childhood home

    AJ Tracey delivers Fire In The Booth freestyle from his childhood home
    AJ Tracey has returned to his childhood home to deliver his latest Fire In The Booth freestyle – scroll down the page to watch it now.
    The London MC first made an appearance on Charlie Sloth’s freestyle series back in 2016 and again in 2017.READ MORE: AJ Tracey: “I’ve gone through so much. It’s been so hard, and I’m still here”For his third performance on the series, Tracey took the cameras back to where he grew up – the Ladbroke Grove ar
  • Dominican Rapper La Ross Maria Signs With Sony Music Mexico

    Dominican Rapper La Ross Maria Signs With Sony Music Mexico
    Dominican newcomer La Ross Maria has signed with Sony Music México in a partnership with her record label 829Music Mundial LLC, Billboard has learned.
    “Without a doubt, we believe that she is one of the artists to follow due to her great originality and sensibility,” Roberto López, president of Sony Music México, said in a statement. “She deserves all that she has accomplished in her short career, and now, with her joining the Sony Music family, we are sure
  • Jonas Brothers' younger sibling Frankie hates 'Bonus Jonas' nickname

    Jonas Brothers' younger sibling Frankie hates 'Bonus Jonas' nickname
    Joe Jonas refuses to use the nickname because it's so "hurtful" to Frankie.

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