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Billboard, stylized as billboard, is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of MRC Media & Info. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.Source
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Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles Rally

Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles Rally

byDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be hosting a rally in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 1), and is set to perform. Comedian Sarah Silverman and beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will also take part in the event.The rally comes just two days before Super Tuesday (March 3), during which the greatest number of U.S. states (California included) will hold primary elections and caucuses. Sanders has already won the New Hampshire and Nevada primaries.SundayandandRSVP:Join the text team to fill the convention center:Make calls to GOTV:— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie)Public Enemy's...

February 27, 2020
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Lauren Daigle's 'Rescue' Video: Watch | Billboard

Lauren Daigle's 'Rescue' Video: Watch | Billboard

XBy clicking “Accept,” you agree to the storing of first- and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing effortsAcceptRejectCookie Settingsventures deep into the wild in the striking new video for the song "Rescue."   The sweeping ballad gets an equally majestic visual in the clip for the second single from the Grammy-winning album Look Up Child. Filmed over two days on the Knik Glacier in Alaska, it opens with Daigle walking along a blue stream cutting through a lunar-like, rocky landscape as she sings, "I hear you whisper...

July 19, 2019
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Here Are All the Major Albums Postponed Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

Here Are All the Major Albums Postponed Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

bySince the coronavirus pandemic broke out at the end of 2019, live concert organizers began  to prevent large gatherings where the disease can spread. Now, some major artists are pushing back their spring album releases until closer to summer.Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of major album releases that have been postponed or canceled due to the outbreak.Dixie ChicksDixie Chicks' upcoming fifth studio album Gaslighter was originally scheduled to drop on May 1 via Columbia Records but has been postponed, according to a release on Tuesday (April 21). There's no new date yet.Lamb of...

April 21, 2020
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Diddy Says He's in Talks With Dr. Dre For a Virtual 'Verzuz' Battle: Watch

Diddy Says He's in Talks With Dr. Dre For a Virtual 'Verzuz' Battle: Watch

byCould a virtual dream battle between and be in the works? Diddy certainly seems to be up for the challenge.On Friday (April 24), Fat Joe asked the hip-hop mogul on Instagram if he would be interested in battling Dr. Dre on Verzuz, the new Instagram Live series created by mega-producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.“We’re definitely talking about it,” Diddy responded. “You heard it here. You heard it here on the show.”As music artists have turned to the Internet for entertainment programming during the coronavirus pandemic, Verzuz has become a popular destination, hosting big-name battles...

April 25, 2020
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Saudi Arabia Purchases $500 Million Stake in Live Nation

Saudi Arabia Purchases $500 Million Stake in Live Nation

byThe government of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has acquired a 5.7 percent stake in Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster.The Saudi Public Investment Fund disclosed the stake, comprising 12,337,569, shares in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday morning.Based on Live Nation’s share prices as of this writing, the investment is valued at just shy of $500 million. Live Nation's share price jumped at the news, rising by more than 2 percent in the first few minutes of trading. The investment is passive, and was purchased on the open market.Live Nation...

April 27, 2020
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Lil Wayne Claims Universal Colluded With Cash Money in Amended Suit Seeking Liquidation

Lil Wayne Claims Universal Colluded With Cash Money in Amended Suit Seeking Liquidation

Lil Wayne is now stepping on the gas pedal in his dispute with Cash Money Records. On Wednesday (July 5), the hip-hop star filed an amended petition in a New Orleans court, adding Universal Music Group as well as Cash Money co-owners Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams to a pending suit that asserts a conspiracy and seeks more than $40 million in actual damages. Additionally, in a move that could perhaps become meaningful for artists like and , Lil Wayne (whose given name is Dwayne Carter Jr.) now seeks the appointment of a liquidator for Cash Money assets, a permanent...

July 8, 2017
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Miami Music Week 2020 Has Been Effectively Canceled

Miami Music Week 2020 Has Been Effectively Canceled

byAny electronic music-loving out-of-towners still hoping to visit Miami next week may want to reconsider. The city's annual Miami Music Week has effectively been canceled. The 20-plus year annual city-wide event, which generates about $80 million in revenue for the city, is the latest social gathering snuffed out by coronavirus concern.Nearly all of the city's most popular clubs have shuttered their doors while big-name lineups have been canceled or postponed. The string of announcements have come in the last 24 hours, about one week after Ultra Music Festival's flagship Miami event was...

March 13, 2020
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Americana Legend John Prine Dies at Age 73 Due to Coronavirus

Americana Legend John Prine Dies at Age 73 Due to Coronavirus

byAmericana legend and revered singer-songwriter died Tuesday (April 7) from complications of COVID-19, Billboard has confirmed. The two-time Grammy-winning artist was 73.Prine’s family revealed his diagnosis on March 29. In a message posted to social media, his family let fans know that he had been in the hospital for several days and that his situation was “critical.” His wife, Fiona, gave an update April 2, stating that he was still "very ill," yet she remained "hopeful."The Illinois-born Prine was the songwriters’ songwriter, getting his start in the Chicago folk scene in the 1970s,...

April 8, 2020
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Bob Dylan Scores First-Ever No. 1 Song on a Billboard Chart With 'Murder Most Foul'

Bob Dylan Scores First-Ever No. 1 Song on a Billboard Chart With 'Murder Most Foul'

byFor the first time in his storied career, has a No. 1 song on a Billboard chart under his name."Murder Most Foul," the iconic singer-songwriter's nearly 17-minute chronicle of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, debuts at No. 1 on the survey dated April 11.Released March 27, the song sold 10,000 downloads in its first tracking week, ending April 2, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.Previously, Dylan had reached as high as No. 2 on the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 with "Like a Rolling Stone" (Sept. 4, 1965) and "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35" (May 21, 1966),...

April 8, 2020
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Drake, Ed Sheeran Are Spotify's Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade on 'Wrapped' List

Drake, Ed Sheeran Are Spotify's Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade on 'Wrapped' List

The streaming service has released its annual "Wrapped" insights, highlighting top performers of the year and decade. With less than a month left to go in 2019, Spotify has revealed its annual “Wrapped” data insights highlighting the most-streamed artists of the year and -- with the decade itself now winding to a close -- the 2010s. Based on more than 248 million users' listening habits across the globe, Drake took the prize as Spotify's most-streamed artist of the decade, topping 28 billion total streams over the past 10 years. He was followed on the list by Ed Sheeran, Post Malone,...

December 3, 2019
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