• Snoop Dogg to Join ‘The Voice’ as a Mega Mentor

    Snoop Dogg to Join ‘The Voice’ as a Mega Mentor
    Snoop Dogg is joining The Voice. The reality singing show announced on Thursday (April 1) that the “I Wanna Thank Me” MC has signed on to serve as a Mega Mentor for the current season of NBC’s Emmy-winning series.
    The Doggfather will join the current quartet of coaches — Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas and Blake Shelton — to provide his sage advice to the artists who’ve made it through to the Battle Rounds.
    The words of wisdom from the D-O-G-G will com
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • The Weeknd Assembles His Own Ariana Grande In ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix Video

    The Weeknd Assembles His Own Ariana Grande In ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix Video
    The Weeknd and Ariana Grande team up for a 'Save Your Tears' remix that includes a stylish animated video.
  • Princess Nokia on the freedom of modern pop culture: “It’s really special there’s less pressure for people of colour to fit into a mould”

    Princess Nokia on the freedom of modern pop culture: “It’s really special there’s less pressure for people of colour to fit into a mould”
    Princess Nokia has spoken about the boundary-less nature of modern pop culture and the liberating effect it can have on artists.
    The New York rapper discussed the melding of different genres and subcultures – something she has long done in her music – with NME for this week’s Big Read cover story.READ MORE: Princess Nokia: “I have a very resourceful spirit – a survivor’s spirit”“I think it’s really special that there’s less pressur
  • First Stream: New Music From The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and More

    First Stream: New Music From The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, H.E.R. and More
    Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.
    This week, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande team up to make a big hit even more enormous, H.E.R. wants listeners to “Come Through,” and Moneybagg Yo keeps working his way to the top. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:
    The Weeknd feat. A
  • RIAA: ‘FAIR Act’ Jeopardizes Next Generation of Artists (Guest Op-Ed)

    RIAA: ‘FAIR Act’ Jeopardizes Next Generation of Artists (Guest Op-Ed)
    Just as we are finally looking forward to seeing artists perform in front of audiences after more than a year of lockdown, an old legislative proposal that was considered and settled in California 20 years ago has been resurrected and threatens to upend investment in new artists. Using the name “FAIR Act,” its main proponents say that it rectifies an injustice regarding recording contracts and fairly benefits all artists, but in fact, it would deprive the next generation of needed in
  • Aloe Blacc: FAIR is Fair (Guest Op-Ed)

    Aloe Blacc: FAIR is Fair (Guest Op-Ed)
    I am a Californian. My state has a proud history of standing up to big corporations and preventing them from abusing their power against individuals. One example of this is the Seven Year Statute, formally known as Labor Code 2855. With its roots in the 1800s, this law protected all Californians from being held hostage in protracted contracts with large companies. By limiting the length of any contract to a maximum of seven years, the Seven Year Statute shielded every individual — actors,
  • Megan Fox Wishes a Happy Birthday to Her ‘Blonde Angel Baby’ Machine Gun Kelly

    Megan Fox Wishes a Happy Birthday to Her ‘Blonde Angel Baby’ Machine Gun Kelly
    Megan Fox celebrated her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly’s 31st birthday on Thursday night (April 22) in style with a mirror selfie of the couple and the message, “Happy birthday blonde angel baby.”
    MGK is, in fact, rocking tussled, flaxen hair in the snap, in which he’s holding up his phone to catch a smiling Fox.
    The self-proclaimed “Blonde Don” posted his own series of bday pics with the caption, “I’ll grow up next summer… SINcerely, birthday
  • The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (April 23)

    The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (April 23)
    Soon, we’ll be “dancing in a crowded room” once again, and The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s new “Save Your Tears” remix, released Friday (April 23), is the perfect beacon of what’s on the horizon.
    There were some galaxial moments too, as artists celebrated Earth Day with livestreams and charitable campaigns, while Doja Cat took us to Planet Her in a new Billboard cover story. 
    “All the goofy kids, or the kids who don’t put themselves on a
  • Harry Fox Agency Can’t Dodge Lawsuit From Eminem’s Publisher

    Harry Fox Agency Can’t Dodge Lawsuit From Eminem’s Publisher
    The Harry Fox Agency, an organization that works with tens of thousands of clients to issue and secure licenses, might not look like the typical copyright defendant, but indeed the nearly century-old fixture within the music industry now finds itself stuck in a major copyright case involving Eminem’s publisher, Eight Mile Style, and Spotify.
    On Thursday, a federal judge refused to dismiss a claim that HFA committed secondary copyright infringement by allegedly facilitat
  • FAIR Play? Artists, Managers Reignite War on Record Deals

    FAIR Play? Artists, Managers Reignite War on Record Deals
    As the ongoing music industry boom puts labels under renewed pressure to make recording contracts more equitable and transparent, the next battle over creators’ rights will be fought in Sacramento, Calif., where artists, managers and their allies are lobbying to change the state’s “Seven-Year Statute.”
    Enacted in 1937 after the judgment in actress Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against Warner Bros. Pictures, California Labor Code Section 2855 limits personal ser
  • Cardi B takes down politician who criticised Grammys performance: “This gets me so mad!”

    Cardi B takes down politician who criticised Grammys performance: “This gets me so mad!”
    Cardi B has hit out at a politician who called out her Grammys performance in a series of new tweets.READ MORE: “It’s a cry out for justice”: on the scene at London’s Black Lives Matter protestCardi initially responded to tweet of a reporter who did a social media call out asking for people to get in touch with him if they had contacted their local congressman about the rapper.
    “Smh! There’s People Dying,” Cardi tweeted, before sharing a video of Congres
  • How Giveon Scored a Hot 100 Hit With the Year-Old ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’

    How Giveon Scored a Hot 100 Hit With the Year-Old ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’
    In 2019, Giveon, his producer, Sevn Thomas, and a friend entered a sports bar to watch the ­Toronto Raptors play the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA playoffs. Upon arrival, their friend spotted a reminder of his ex-girlfriend, exactly one year after their split. The three were all going through breakups at the time, and after the game Giveon and Thomas decided to use that as inspiration in the studio. “That’s when the whole ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’ idea came about,&rdq
  • Gary Numan on meeting Mark E. Smith: “He scared the shit out of me!”

    Gary Numan on meeting Mark E. Smith: “He scared the shit out of me!”
    Gary Numan has opened up on how the late Mark E. Smith once “scared the shit” out of him, after he joined forces with the Fall frontman for a joint interview.
    Numan was speaking to NME for the latest in our ‘Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells Series‘ when he opened up on how he had been referenced by Smith in ‘We Want You’, an unreleased 1997 duet with Elastica’s Justine Frischmann.
    Opening up on meeting Smith, Numan said: “I did a join
  • Nick Carter and Wife Lauren Share Update After Welcoming Third Baby: ‘Not Out of the Woods Yet’

    Nick Carter and Wife Lauren Share Update After Welcoming Third Baby: ‘Not Out of the Woods Yet’
    Nick Carter announced on Thursday morning (April 22) that he and wife Lauren Kitt Carter had welcomed their third child. “We are proud to announce that our baby has officially arrived,” Carter tweeted along with a prayer hands emoji.
    “But as a parent knows all to very well, sometimes things don’t turn out the way you plan it,” he added. At press time the couple had not revealed the name or gender of the child. “We have been experiencing some minor complication
  • Dave Grohl and Daughter Violet Unleash Sick Cover of X’s ‘Nausea’: Listen

    Dave Grohl and Daughter Violet Unleash Sick Cover of X’s ‘Nausea’: Listen
    Dave Grohl lets his 15-year-old daughter Violet take the lead on their rocking cover of X’s “Nausea,” which dropped on Friday morning (April 23).
    The song, which will appear in Grohl’s upcoming touring life documentary, What Drives Us, originally appeared on the L.A. punk icons’ landmark 1980 debut album, Los Angeles.
    On the song, Violet handles the lead vocals, bringing the perfect mix of urgency and steely eyed disdain as she snarls, “Tonight you’ll fa
  • Two new Post Malone albums could be on the way soon

    Two new Post Malone albums could be on the way soon
    It looks like Post Malone could be sharing two new albums this year, according to a social media post from the musician’s manager.READ MORE: Post Malone – ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ reviewDre London shared a new picture on Instagram in which he revealed that Malone could be sharing two new projects later this year and hinted that the title of one of the new projects could arrive as soon as next week.
    He wrote: “Some would say thats the smile when the wire hits! Bu
  • EDC 2021’s Failure to Launch: How a Plan to Bring 200,000 People to Vegas Fell Apart

    EDC 2021’s Failure to Launch: How a Plan to Bring 200,000 People to Vegas Fell Apart
    For 12 days, it appeared as though Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas — the world’s biggest dance music festival — would be the first major live music event to happen since the coronavirus pandemic shut down live concerts last March.
    That excitement proved short-lived when Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of EDC producer Insomniac Events, announced late Tuesday night that the festival would have to be postponed until October, citing an added provision to Clark County&rs
  • Miley Cyrus Finally Reveals When Her Kid Laroi Remix Will Drop

    Miley Cyrus Finally Reveals When Her Kid Laroi Remix Will Drop
    After a week of playful teases, Miley Cyrus finally revealed when she will drop her remix of The Kid LAROI’s “Without You.” The song will drop on April 30 and Miley celebrated by dropping the anime-inspired cover art, in which the Australian teen sensation is depicted with star-filled saucer eyes and a face and neck covered with Band-Aids as he hold on to a pink heart plastered with smiley and frowny faces, more bandages and tiny flowers.
    In case you weren’t sure, he has
  • Usher Sets New Dates For Las Vegas Residency, Talks ‘Ush Bucks’

    Usher Sets New Dates For Las Vegas Residency, Talks ‘Ush Bucks’
    They are all coming to the Las Vegas Strip but none have quite made an impression like Usher.
    In a week that has seen new residency announcements from the biggest names in music, the competition to sell out the stages of Sin City is heating up. Usher, who will lead the pack on July 16 when he opens his show at The Colosseum at Caesars—signaling the return of the city’s live events industry—has become part of the conversation in such big way that his initial 12 dates, a near sel

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