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The Seattle Mariners Are Hosting an Alice in Chains Night

The Seattle Mariners have announced that they will be hosting an Alice in Chains night on Aug. 20 during their game against the current World Series Champions, the Houston…
Sam Tornow, Billboard / August 3, 2018

Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival Will Stay in Philadelphia Following Agreement Between Mayor and Roc Nation

Made in America Festival will stay in Philadelphia, the city's mayor announced on Monday (July 23) following what he called a "productive" meeting with JAY-Z's Roc…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / July 24, 2018

6ix9ine Attacked, Kidnapped, Robbed in Brooklyn: Report

6ix9ine was reportedly hospitalized early Sunday morning (July 22) after three hooded gunmen attacked and robbed him shortly following the wrap of a music video shoot…
Hilary Hughes, Billboard / July 22, 2018

Baby Trump Balloon Takes Flight Outside Pearl Jam Show in London

While the actual Donald Trump was awkwardly walking back some of his comments about Russian interference in the 2016 election, the helium-filled Baby Trump balloon was…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / July 18, 2018

Charlamagne Tha God’s 2001 Rape Case Will Not Be Reopened

After a 17-year-old rape allegation against The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God (born Lenard Larry McKelvey) resurfaced this week, South Carolina officials say they…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / July 13, 2018

Drake Earns Eighth #1 Album with Scorpion, Sets New Streaming Record

Drake’s Scorpion album makes a smashing, streaming-powered debut atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set opens with the largest overall week of 2018 for any album.

“Person of Interest” Sought in XXXTentacion Shooting

Law enforcement authorities in South Florida want to talk to a 22-year-old man wanted as a "person of interest" in the shooting death of rising…
Associated Press / July 5, 2018

Smoke Dawg Shot and Killed in Toronto Club Incident: Report

A shooting outside of a Toronto nightclub on Saturday (June 30) has claimed the life of 21-year-old rapper Smoke Dawg, according to Drake and others.
Hilary Hughes, Billboard / July 1, 2018

Sony Music to Re-Release 35 Catalog Albums by Prince

Prince's estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced on Wednesday (June 27) they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement that covers 35 of the iconic musician's…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / June 27, 2018

Kanye West & Tidal Must Face Fraud Suit Over The Life of Pablo Exclusivity Claims

A fraud lawsuit against Kanye West and Tidal is being trimmed but will continue on, following a judge's ruling last week. On Friday,…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / June 26, 2018

XXXTentacion Becomes First Lead Artist to Earn Posthumous No. 1 Single Since Notorious B.I.G.

XXXTentacion posthumously tops the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Sad!" jumps from No. 52 to No. 1 for its first week atop the chart.
Gary Trust, Billboard / June 25, 2018

Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Paul was 54. His representative confirmed the legendary…
Melinda Newman, Billboard / June 23, 2018

Halsey Announced as Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Headliner

Halsey will headline the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival alongside Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake and Future. The "Bad at Love" singer joins Kehlani, Daya and more previously…
Billboard / June 20, 2018

“Call Me Maybe” Video Actor Holden Nowell Says He Wasn’t Comfortable With His Character’s Gay Storyline

Ever since the debut of her smash-hit single "Call Me Maybe" back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen has become one of the LGBTQ community’s heroes. The success…
Stephen Daw, Billboard / June 10, 2018

Eminem Criticized for Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

Eminem is drawing criticism from festival-goers who were frightened and upset over the rapper’s use of realistic gunshot sound effects during his headlining performance at…
Mitchell Peters, Billboard / June 10, 2018

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