Nipsey Hussle has been announced as one of a select few musicians to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year.READ MORE: Nipsey Hussle, 1985-2019 – a musician who gave a voice to the voiceless and changed the face of indie rapHussle is one of eight acts in the ‘Recording’ category to be honoured in 2022, with the likes of DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, George Clinton, Ashanti, Los Huracanes Del Norte and Martha Reeves.
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- Justine Skye is in her bag and won’t come out of it anytime soon in her new “In My Bag” music video, which she dropped Wednesday (Aug. 4).
She captures her bona fide boss girl song of the summer, off her cosmic Timbaland-produced album Space & Time, in a sleek visual starring her and her girlfriends Amilna Estevao and Yasmin Wijnaldum. The bombastic threesome hit the town, transforming the elevator ride to the new G-Wagon and even the ride to the re
- “For once, my timing has been a little off," Watts jokes. Longtime band associate Steve Jordan to fill in for Watts on entire tour
- Netflix’s upcoming rom-com He’s All That – a remake of the 1999 teen flick She’s All That — will feature another remake: Cyn’s cover of Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me.”
The indie pop singer’s sparkling rendition of the 1999 classic is heard in the trailer, which was released Wednesday (Aug. 4), and on the official soundtrack. He’s All That (Music From the Netflix Film) will drop Aug. 27 via&
- MGM Resorts International has donated two acres of private land for a permanent memorial honoring victims and survivors of the Oct. 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson announced during a press conference Monday. The plot of land is located at the northeast corner of Las Vegas Village, the MGM Resorts-owned outdoor concert venue which hosted the festival.
“Having a permanent memorial commemorating the victims and heroes of 1 O
Congressmen Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa Say the US Is “Stuck In the Dark Ages When It Comes to Compensating Musicians”Just days after legendary singer Dionne Warwick called on Congress to pass the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA), Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) – who introduced the legislation in late June – have supported the bill in an op-ed of their own. This latest component of the long-running battle over radio […]
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- Country stars join Sam Elliott in the upcoming Western drama
- Chicago house music icon Paul Johnson has died. The producer and DJ had been hospitalized in recent weeks after contracting COVID-19. He was 50 years old.
Chicago publication 5 Magazine first reported the news, which has since been confirmed by Johnson’s agency and by his Facebook page. Billboard has reached out for additional comment.
Mike Servito, Kaytranada and Defected Records label head Simon Dunmore are among the many dance music industry figures to pay their respects online. “
- The Weeknd’s video for his upcoming single “Take My Breath” will no longer air in IMAX theaters this week as intended due to its “intense strobe lighting,” Billboard can confirm.
Earlier this week, The Weeknd shared the heart-thumping, synth-heavy instrumentals of “Take My Breath” in a nearly two-minute clip that captured the essence of his next musical era, “the dawn.” He later previewed more of the single in an official
- For the first time in 15 months, live music is returning nationwide after the global coronavirus pandemic ravaged the industry. Billboard’s “My First Show Back” is a series dedicated to sharing stories from throughout the touring ecosystem about what’s happening now, what has been forever altered and what will never change.
In this installment, ICM Partners’ Mitch Blackman talks about his client Blackbear performing at the grand opening of the new Money, B
- Nashville performer's A Southern Gothic includes appearances by Jason Isbell, Margo Price, and Matt Berninger
- After other celebrities condemned DaBaby for his homophobic comments made at Rolling Loud Miami, Miley Cyrus is asking her fans to take a different approach.
On Wednesday (Aug. 4), Cyrus posted a message to her Instagram, where she encouraged both DaBaby and her fans to seek out information on the subject of HIV and AIDS, rather than continuing to pile on in a display of what she called “cancel culture.”
“As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life ha
- Americans like a good comeback story, and the Grand Ole Opry provided one last night with the induction of Carly Pearce as its newest member.
The Kentucky-bred singer-songwriter experienced an emotionally strenuous year with the death of her producer, busbee, and a divorce when she was 29; spent her 30th year healing in pandemic-forced recovery; and now lands with ultimate resiliency at age 31 in a spot she has long aspired to: nestled alphabetically between Dolly Parton and Stu Phillips on the
- Omar Apollo has covered Mamas & the Papas‘ classic single ‘California Dreamin’’ – you can listen to it below.
The singer-songwriter tracked his take on the 1965 song at East West Studios in Los Angeles, where the original hit was also recorded.READ MORE: Friends Like These: Bootsy Collins and Omar ApolloApollo’s version of the song was released today (August 4) as part of a new instalment of the Spotify Singles series, which also includes a live versi
- "During the pandemic, I had a chance to pull decades of my art out of storage and it reignited my passion for drawing and painting again," Kiss bassist says
- Within hours of posting Morgan Wallen’s Billboard 200 chart-topping Dangerous: The Double Album on his Instagram Story Wednesday (Aug. 4), Justin Bieber deleted the post and replaced it with a three-slide apology for supporting the country singer’s music following his use of the N-word in a video from February.
The pop superstar had posted a screenshot of the song “Sand in My Boots” on his Instagram Story with the caption “Love this album.&
- via music-news.comBritney Spears isn't planning on taking up farming anytime soon.
- Vanilla Ice, Steve-O and To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen set to appear at ICP-curated fest in Ohio
- Paramount+ is pulling out all the stops to launch Yellowstone prequel 1883. The ViacomCBS-backed streamer has cast Sam Elliott, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in the prequel to the Paramount Network drama starring Kevin Costner.
Picked up straight to series in February as creator Taylor Sheridan inked a new nine-figure overall deal with ViacomCBS, 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark ret
- The view from Madison Square Garden, where New York's rap greats finally received their due
- Carlos Santana’s next studio album will be released on BMG, the iconic guitarist has announced. Titled Blessings and Miracles, it will be Santana’s first set on BMG. A debut single is expected later this month.
“I would like to thank everyone at BMG for sharing our collective commonality – vision to touch people’s hearts with energy, conviction and integrity,” Santana said in a statement. “Now more than ever, we need songs and melodies to remind us
- via mtv.comBillie Eilish is Disney’s new princess! Well, for a second, at least. A new teaser trailer dropped Wednesday (August 4) for Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, a live concert special promoting songs from her newest album that is set to premiere on Disney+ on September 3.
- Carlos Santana has signed with BMG for his next studio album release. The legendary guitarist is releasing a star-studded, full-length studio album entitled Blessings and Miracles. A debut single from the album is due to release later this month. “I am honored to partner with BMG to release Blessings and Miracles,” the musician said in […]
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- Atlanta rapper Lil Baby was an investor in the “Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” boxing tournament and concert, according to a new lawsuit filed by Tayler Holder and Nate Wyatt.
Holder is a TikTok star with 20 million followers and the artist behind the May single “I’ll Be Alright“; Wyatt is also a TikTok celebrity and musical artist. Both men filed a lawsuit against event organizer and Youtube personality Austin McBroom, alleging that Lil Baby and NBA s
- Halsey is happy her baby arrived just in time to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.
The pop star gave birth to Ender Ridley Aydin, her first child with boyfriend Alev Aydin, on July 14. World Breastfeeding Week 2021 started Sunday and runs through Saturday. The global campaign, which raises awareness and spreads information about breastfeeding, began in 1992 as a way to commemorate the 1990 Innocenti Declaration, an international agenda that protects, promotes and supports b
- BLACKPINK is releasing an Animal Crossing island to celebrate their fifth anniversary. The K-pop group’s agency YG Entertainment announced the custom island earlier today. It will be released on August 6 for fans to enjoy and celebrate the group’s fifth anniversary on August 8. “BLACKPINK Island colored in pink is coming to you. Are you […]
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- The Weeknd‘s video for his upcoming new single ‘Take My Breath’ was due to be screened in IMAX cinemas this week, but was removed due to epilepsy concerns.
According to Variety, the track – set to arrive this Friday (August 6) – was intended to air ahead of The Suicide Squad screenings.READ MORE: The biggest moments from The Weeknd’s Super Bowl half-time showHowever, a source close to the situation told the publication that the idea was scrapped because o
- New podcast explores the music's roots in Panama and Puerto Rico and its current global success, with appearances from stars like Sech, Nicky Jam, and Rauw Alejandro
Sony Music Entertainment Quarterly Earnings Surge $710 Million Year Over Year On Continued Streaming GrowthSony Music Entertainment (SME) experienced a more than $710 million year-over-year revenue hike across April, May, and June of 2021, according to a newly released Q1 FY 2021 earnings report from the overarching Sony Group Corporation. New York City-headquartered Sony Music Entertainment brought in about $2.33 billion (¥254.87 billion) during the three months ending […]
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- Chicago health officials say the massive gathering at Lollapalooza over the weekend shouldn’t be blamed for rising COVID cases. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Grant Park last weekend for the music festival. Now the number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago is on the rise. “It’s clearly on the rise, not the result of […]
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