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Belly Sues Coachella Over 2018 Attack

Grammy-nominated rapper/songwriter Belly (aka Ahmad Balshe) has filed suit against Coachella Music Festival, festival organizer Goldenvoice and security company IPS for injuries he suffered during…
Chris Eggertsen / Billboard | July 25, 2019 - 10:56 pm

Meek Mill’s 2008 Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

A Pennsylvania appeals court has thrown out rapper Meek Mill’s decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case. The unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday…
Associated Press, Carl Lamarre / Billboard | July 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Tay-K Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For Murder

Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a 2016 Texas home invasion,…
Michael Saponara / Billboard | July 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm

New York Officials Cancel Ozy Fest Due To Heat Emergency

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that this weekend's music, politics, and food festival Ozy Fest in Central Park has been cancelled…
Taylor Mims / Billboard | July 19, 2019 - 5:06 pm

Secretly Recorded Phone Call Offers Window Into How Live Nation Helped Metallica And Other Artists Place Tickets Directly On Resale Market

In February 2017, days before Metallica announced its WorldWired North American stadium tour, Live Nation president of US concerts Bob Roux spoke by phone with…
Dave Brooks & Hannah Karp / Billboard | July 19, 2019 - 12:06 pm

André 3000 Joins Cast Of AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere

We finally have an explanation for the viral videos popping up of André 3000 casually strolling around the streets of Philadelphia playing the double flute.
Michael Saponara / Billboard | July 18, 2019 - 9:07 pm

Congressional Black Caucus Urges A$AP Rocky’s Release

A$AP Rocky has been held in Swedish detention since his arrest on July 3, with reported mistreatment and inhumane conditions behind bars. Now, Congress is…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | July 17, 2019 - 9:13 am

Woodstock 50 Loses Third Appeal In New York’s Vernon

Woodstock 50 just can't catch a break in Vernon, New York. For the third time, the festival's proposal to move the anniversary event…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | July 16, 2019 - 11:40 pm

Janelle Monáe Calls For The Impeachment Of “Racist In Chief” Donald Trump

Janelle Monáe prides herself on being a political activist along with being an artist. In her lyrics, her live performances or even just in her…
Stephen Daw / Billboard | July 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm

Jeremy Renner’s Original Music Soundtracks New Jeep Commercials

Jeremy Renner is best known for his Oscar-nominated appearances in The Hurt Locker and The Town and as the star of The Avengers, Bourne and…
Melinda Newman / Billboard | July 9, 2019 - 10:18 pm

Build-A-Bear Launches Record Label

Warner Music Group's Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music are snuggling up to Build-A-Bear Workshop for a new label partnership.
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | July 9, 2019 - 6:47 pm

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Saudi Arabia Festival Following “Careful Reflection”

Nicki Minaj has canceled her headlining set at a music festival in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for "the rights of women, the…
Hilary Hughes / Billboard | July 9, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Neil Diamond Musical Headed For Broadway

Producers Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio announced today that a new biographical musical telling the life story of Neil Diamond is headed for Broadway.
Kirsten Spruch / Billboard | July 1, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Lil Nas X Comes Out In Pride Post: “Thought I Made It Obvious”

Lil Nas X has opened up about his sexuality on World Pride Day, revealing to his followers on Twitter that he is a member of…
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | June 30, 2019 - 9:55 pm

Watch The Killers Bring Out Johnny Marr & Pet Shop Boys At Glastonbury

Earlier tonight (June 29) The Killers headlined Glastonbury's Pyramid stage, and the band brought along a few famous friends to assist on some songs.
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | June 29, 2019 - 9:19 pm

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