Mothers – “Blame Kit”

Band To Watch alumni Mothers tend to do a lot of reckoning in their songs. From their 2016 debut When You Walk A Long Distance
Sara Nuta | 9:23 am

Ariana Grande – “The Light Is Coming” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Video

While other superstars are surprise-releasing their music, or giving it only a week or two of notice before releasing new albums, Ariana Grande is going…
Tom Breihan | 8:51 am

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,…
Billboard Staff | 8:00 am

Singer Reunites With As I Lay Dying After Jail Time For Plotting Wife’s Murder

A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group…
Associated Press | June 19, 2018 - 7:37 pm

Tony Molina – “Wrong Town”

Over the past few years, Tony Molina has gone from making hardcore music to punchy, melodic fuzz-rock to acoustic Beatles-esque guitar-pop, and somehow, all of…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2018 - 5:20 pm

Premiere

Deep Cuts – “What Are We Celebrating?”

Houston-based singer-songwriter Chase Harris is gearing up to release a new EP called Slip Off In The Dark for his pop project Deep Cuts. Today…
Julia Gray | June 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Sounding Board

The Tangled Legacy Of XXXTentacion

It's an annual tradition: XXL collects a mixed-bag gaggle of young rappers, all of whom think they're already too big for this rigamarole. Together, they…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Jenn Champion – “Coming For You” Video

Jenn Champion, formerly of S and Carissa's Wierd, is releasing her first album under her new moniker in a few weeks. The sparkly pop pivot…
James Rettig | June 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth

For decades, a small subset of jazz musicians has mistakenly believed that chasing R&B and pop trends represents a path to commercial success. In reality,…
Phil Freeman | June 19, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Neil & Liam Finn – “Back To Life” Video (Feat. Mac DeMarco, Weyes Blood, Connan Mockasin, & More)

You know that Split Enz "I Got You" video where Neil Finn’s aggressive eye contact makes you a little uneasy and brings out the needy,…
Gil Green | June 19, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Paul McCartney Announces New Album Out This Fall

Paul McCartney has been teasing a new album on social media for the past couple weeks, with some fans believing a surprise drop was imminent.
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2018 - 1:02 pm

Florence + The Machine – “Big God”

Florence + The Machine have a new album, High As Hope, coming out out at the end of the month. We've already heard two songs…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Sounding Board

A Decade Of Katy Perry: The Rise And Fall Of A Candy-Coated Pop Star In An Increasingly Sour World

Katy Perry wiggles into a skirt shaped like a multi-tier cake, surrounded by sequin-sewing costume designers. It's the opening scene of the 2012 documentary Katy
Julia Gray | June 19, 2018 - 11:40 am

Saintseneca – “Frostbiter”

Columbus folk-rockers Saintseneca released their last album Such Things in 2015. Today they share "Frostbiter," the lead single from their forthcoming album Pillar Of Na.
Julia Gray | June 19, 2018 - 11:32 am

Flasher – “Who’s Got Time?” Video

The Washington, DC trio Flasher released their debut album, Constant Image, at the beginning of the month. It came in at #4 on our Best
James Rettig | June 19, 2018 - 10:47 am

Premiere

Stream Modern Rituals The Light That Leaks In

The little British indie Holy Roar Records is on a pretty incredible roll right now. Already this year, the label gave us Rolo Tomassi's Time
Michael Nelson | June 19, 2018 - 10:45 am

Michael Jackson Estate Developing Broadway Musical

We're finally getting a Michael Jackson musical.
Sam Tornow / Billboard | June 19, 2018 - 10:30 am

Father John Misty – “God’s Favorite Customer” Video

Earlier this month, Josh Tillman released his fourth LP under the Father John Misty moniker -- the stunning, weathered, and deeply personal God's Favorite Customer, one…
Ryan Leas | June 19, 2018 - 10:17 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Dark Thoughts At Work

A funny thing about punk rock: It's always been pastiche. The Stooges ground up hammerhead Detroit hard rock with Doors-ian self-laceration and free jazz's embrace…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 10:01 am

Interview

Foxing Present The Apocalypse

Foxing got hit by a runaway truck at 50 mph. They played the next night and released a Dido cover as a fundraiser for their…
Ian Cohen | June 19, 2018 - 9:45 am

Rico Nasty – “Countin Up” Video

Just under 20 years ago, the Queens rapper N.O.R.E. (then known as Noreaga) released his breakout single "Superthug," a nonsensical burst of hypercharged fuck-you-up energy…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 9:41 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Dixie Cups’ “Chapel Of Love”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 9:18 am

Watch Chloe x Halle Perform At The MTV Movie & TV Awards

We may not be getting regular Beyoncé performances at awards shows anymore, but at least we get to see her proteges. Chloe X Halle are…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 9:03 am

“Mental Health And The Music Industry” Event Replacing Frightened Rabbit At Meltdown Fest

The Cure's Robert Smith is curating this year's Meltdown Festival in London. Frightened Rabbit were slated to perform in Queen Elizabeth Hall on 6/19. In…
Julia Gray | June 18, 2018 - 9:08 pm

Jay-Z Named President Of Puma Basketball

Jay-Z has been named Puma's president of basketball operations, according to Complex. The rapper will helm the clothing company's freshly relaunched basketball division, which was…
James Rettig | June 18, 2018 - 8:39 pm

The Mountain Goats – “Song For Sasha Banks”

Three years ago, the Mountain Goats released Beat The Champ, a full concept album about the truly American art of pro wrestling. Shortly before the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 8:14 pm

Jimmy Wopo Dead At 21

After XXXTentacion, a second young rap star has been shot dead today. Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reported earlier today that Jimmy Wopo, the up-and-coming Pittsburgh…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 7:55 pm

6ix9ine Under Investigation For Involvement In Chief Keef NYC Shooting: Report

Police are still investigating the Chief Keef shooting that took place in the wee hours of June 2 at the W Hotel in NYC. Law…
Michael Saponara / Billboard | June 18, 2018 - 6:39 pm

XXXTentacion Dead At 20

The controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, he had entered his car after shopping for motorcycles at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm

Fyre Fest Promoter’s Bail Revoked

Bail has been revoked for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island, with a judge calling him a flight risk and…
Associated Press | June 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm
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