Spotify Lets You Mute Artists Now

Spotify is making it easier to mute R. Kelly. Or any other artist for that matter. The music streaming service has quietly gone wide with…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | January 21, 2019 - 2:57 pm

2 Chainz – “Stay Woke Freestyle”

2 Chainz is back today with "Stay Woke Freestyle." It begins with sample from Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," and the ensuing beat has lots…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 2:51 pm

Stream Sneaks’ New Album Highway Hypnosis

Sneaks is Eva Moolchan, a DC-area musician who brings a post-punk ethos to hip-hop -- or is that a hip-hop ethos she's bringing to post-punk?
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 11:22 am

Pickathon 2019 Lineup

Portland's annual Pickathon festival tends to put together fascinating, eclectic lineups, and this year's is no different. The 2019 iteration of Pickathon has zero true…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 10:43 am

Here’s The Frasier Theme In The Style Of The National

"Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'/ Tossed salads and scrambled eggs/ And maybe I seem a bit confused/ Yeah maybe, but I got you…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 9:50 am

Premiere

Vundabar – “Big Funny” Video

Last year, the Boston-based duo Vundabar released a really great album, Smell Smoke -- we interviewed them about it back when it came out --…
James Rettig | January 21, 2019 - 9:43 am

Erykah Badu Says She Wants To Pray For R. Kelly During Chicago Show

Erykah Badu performed last night at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and during her set, she took a moment to say she’s "puttin’ up a…
Rob Arcand / Spin | January 20, 2019 - 7:41 pm

Ja Rule Criticizes New Fyre Festival Documentaries

Netflix and Hulu both released documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival this past week. Fyre Fraud and Fyre follow the failed music festival and its…
Julia Gray | January 20, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Watch Kanye West Debut New Song “We’ll Find A Way” At Second Sunday Service

Kanye West has been keeping us on our toes waiting for his much-anticipated new album Yandhi. Its release was initially announced for September and then…
Julia Gray | January 20, 2019 - 11:40 am

AEG Confirms No Panorama Festival This Year

The AEG and Goldenvoice-backed Panorama Music Festival will not return in 2019, ending weeks of speculation about the three-year-old New York City festival on Randall's…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | January 19, 2019 - 10:38 am

Kanye West Reportedly Interviewed For David Letterman’s Netflix Talk Show

Kanye West has reportedly been interviewed for David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, per Vulture. The talk apparently took place…
James Rettig | January 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Timothée drop the album.
Scott Lapatine | January 18, 2019 - 3:45 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you feel it? That slow, soft opening to the year is behind us, and 2019 is officially getting started. This week brought us great-to-excellent…
Stereogum | January 18, 2019 - 3:07 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't rank late-night performances in this space, but this week, there were a couple of exceptional ones that demand to be mentioned. First, there's…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 2:46 pm

Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly,…
Dan Rys & Hannah Karp / Billboard | January 18, 2019 - 1:14 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord”

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 | January 18, 2019 - 11:39 am

Stream Aesop Rock & Tobacco’s New Album Malibu Ken

Way back in 2008, idiosyncratic indie-rap legend Aesop Rock teamed up with far-out synth-gloop producer Tobacco, one half of former Aesop Rock tourmates Black Moth…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 11:25 am

Stephen Malkmus’ Shelved Electronic Album Groove Denied Out In March

In interviews promoting last year's Sparkle Hard, Stephen Malkmus repeatedly mentioned that he had recorded an electronic album. As he put it in a Q&A…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2019 - 11:23 am

Gladys Knight Will Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl, Addresses Kaepernick Controversy In A Statement

There's always a lot of speculation about musical performers at the Super Bowl, but this year, for the first time I can remember, there's also…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 11:10 am

The Anniversary

I See A Darkness Turns 20

Will Oldham is a slippery interview. He doesn’t love to explain the meaning behind the songs he writes and he has made that known throughout…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2019 - 11:06 am

Fans Unearth Post Malone’s Old Emo SoundCloud

Post Malone is ostensibly a rapper, but he doesn't really seem to care all that much about rap music. He started out playing guitar, and…
Peter Helman | January 18, 2019 - 10:43 am

Hear Jonny Greenwood’s Previously Unreleased There Will Be Blood Bonus Tracks

Thom Yorke may have only recently jumped into film composition with his work for 2018’s Suspiria, but his bandmate Jonny Greenwood has been enjoying the…
Gil Green | January 18, 2019 - 10:35 am

YNW Melly – “Mixed Personalities” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

Kanye West's last two guest appearances were on songs from 6ix9ine and the late XXXTentacion. So maybe it's progress that his newest collaboration is with…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 10:34 am

Stream Diva Sweetly’s Debut Album In The Living Room

Bring fun back to music! Diva Sweetly are undeniably having a lot of fun on their debut album. Parts of it sound like a stand-up…
James Rettig | January 18, 2019 - 10:22 am

Watch Killer Mike Talk Trigger Warning, Starting His Own Religion, & Why Atlanta Is Wakanda On Colbert

Killer Mike -- Atlanta rap eminence, Run The Jewels ringer, and occasional haver of terrible opinions -- has a new Netflix show called Trigger Warning.
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 9:57 am

Watch The New Trailer For Norwegian Black Metal Movie Lords Of Chaos With Sky Ferreira

Director Jonas Åkerlund has been working on Lords Of Chaos since 2015 and it's finally coming out in a couple of weeks. The black metal…
James Rettig | January 18, 2019 - 9:48 am

The Anniversary

Blood Bank Turns 10

Let’s kick things off with a bold statement: Blood Bank is arguably the most consequential EP of the 2000s. Arriving a year and a half…
Stephen Deusner | January 18, 2019 - 9:45 am

Watch Foo Fighters As Terrible Football Players In A Promo For Their Super Bowl Weekend Concert

Super Bowl LIII goes down in Atlanta on 2/3. Maroon 5 will play the halftime show, and they will be joined by Big Boi and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2019 - 9:37 am

HEALTH – “STRANGE DAYS (1999)”

HEALTH have been busy lately. The LA electronic noise-rockers released a smattering of collaborative singles last fall with a wide range of artists including Soccer
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2019 - 9:30 am

Preview Sufjan Stevens’ Score For Justin Peck’s New Ballet Principia

One thing about Sufjan Stevens: He loves writing music for ballets. Over the years, Stevens has worked again and again with Justin Peck, the Resident…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2019 - 9:24 am
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