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Hand in Hand Telethon Raises $44 Million for Hurricane Relief

Americans opened up their wallets on Tuesday night (Sept. 12), pouring in donations for the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon to the tune of…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / September 13, 2017

This Was the Most Played Music of the Summer

Who ruled the 2017 summer season in music? Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, to be sure. The track finished up the…
Keith Caulfield, Billboard / September 12, 2017

“We Shared the Important Events of Our Lives”: Michael McDonald Remembers His Friend & Collaborator Walter Becker

Of the many musicians who have passed through Steely Dan’s ranks and worked with the late Walter Becker, Michael McDonald is among the most celebrated.
Gary Graff, Billboard / September 7, 2017

Sinead O’Connor Appearing on Dr. Phil to Discuss Mental Illness, Abuse

Sinead O'Connor will appear on Dr. Phil for the show's return on Tuesday (Sept. 12), Billboard has learned. "I’m so grateful and very happy,…
Ashley Iasimone, Billboard / September 7, 2017

LCD Soundsystem Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

LCD Soundsystem is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest that the new effort, American Dream, may bow…
Keith Caulfield, Billboard / September 6, 2017

Scarface Talks About His Experience of Hurricane Harvey: “We Got Us Out Here More Than Anything”

Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas, despite recently weakening to a tropical depression, as flooding persists and multiple families and individuals have been…
Nerisha Penrose, Billboard / September 1, 2017

Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of ‘Look’

Spotify says Taylor Swift has set a new global first-day streaming record. The music-delivery site said Saturday (Aug. 26) it had logged more…
Associated Press / August 28, 2017

How Taylor Swift Is Using Live Nation to Help Sell Music and Merch

Taylor Swift mania is upon us as the mega-pop star late tonight (Aug. 24) dropped the first single "Look What You Made Me Do" from her upcoming sixth…
Andy Gensler, Billboard / August 25, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Confirms DAMN. Is Meant to Be Played Backwards

If you haven't gotten enough of Kendrick Lamar's chart-topping album DAMN. yet, hit play again -- but this time, listen in reverse order. The rapper…
Ashley Iasimone, Billboard / August 25, 2017

Billy Joel Wears Star of David Amidst Rising White Supremacist Tensions

New York native Billy Joel made a powerful, political statement Monday night (Aug. 21) when he donned a yellow Star of David on the lapel and back…
Shira Karsen, Billboard / August 22, 2017

DJ Khaled Brings Out Fat Joe, His Son Asahd at Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Fifteen minutes after his allotted start time, the crowd began a chant: "DJ Khaled! DJ Khaled!" Ten minutes later, a rush on the side stage seemed…
Dan Rys, Billboard / August 21, 2017

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” Sales Rise More Than 500 Percent

Bonnie Tyler’s classic hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" has soared in sales in the last week, according to Nielsen Music. Thanks to the advance…
Keith Caulfield, Billboard / August 21, 2017

Rick Ross Salutes Prodigy & Chester Bennington at Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Rick Ross headlined the Sun Stage last night (Aug. 19), capping off a day-long party of genre-hopping hysteria on Billboard Hot 100 Festival’s second-biggest stage.
Chris Payne, Billboard / August 20, 2017

Gucci Mane Mixes Old and New at Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Gucci Mane hit the main stage just after 6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival riding off a DJ set that delivered cuts from Migos,…
Dan Rys, Billboard / August 20, 2017

MTV Unplugged Is Coming Back This Fall

MTV’s stripped-to-the-acoustics live music series MTV Unplugged is coming back this fall, and rock-pop star Shawn Mendes is making the reboot’s first appearance.
Sadie Bell, Billboard / August 17, 2017

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