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M.I.A. Documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. Gets Release Date

M.I.A has just announced the release date of her Steve Loveridge-directed biopic Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. in honor of today’s World Refugee Day. It's out in the UK…
Gil Green | 1:22 pm

Trent Reznor Talks Trump: “You Don’t Hear A Lot From The Taylor Swifts Of The World … Because They Are Concerned About Their Brand”

Nine Inch Nails are releasing Bad Witch at the end of a week, wrapping up a trilogy that began with 2016's Not The Actual Events.
James Rettig | 1:18 pm

Bruce Springsteen Shares Statement On Trump’s “Inhumane” Border Policy

Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show is a scripted, two-hour long performance. He sings 15 songs interspersed with monologues, some of which are taken almost verbatim from…

Louis Prima Sets Record For Longest Break Between Hot 100 Hits

Nearly 40 years after his passing, Louis Prima makes history on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ryan Adams Teases Release Of Long-Lost Blackhole Album

Ryan Adams has always written music at a fast pace, though his recent discography doesn't necessarily reflect that fact. The musician has taken to social…
James Rettig | 10:03 am

Akon Plans Cryptocurrency Akoin

Most of us in the regular world have no idea what cryptocurrency even is, beyond some sort of internet-based get-rich-quick scheme. But there are plenty…
Tom Breihan | 9:53 am

Police Think XXXTentacion Murder Was Random, Soldier Kidd & Soldier Jojo Deny Involvemenent

Two days ago, the 20-year-old rap star XXXTentacion was shockingly gunned down in broad daylight in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Given the cultlike devotion of XXXTentacion's…
Tom Breihan | 9:31 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

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

Michael Jackson Estate Developing Broadway Musical

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

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

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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