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Watch Keith Urban Float Out to Sea on a Couch in 'One Too Many' Video With P!nk

Watch Keith Urban Float Out to Sea on a Couch in 'One Too Many' Video With P!nk

byJust hours after the of their new duet at Thursday night's (Sept. 16) ACM Awards, and dropped the video for their duet "," in which there is, literally an ocean between them. The visual for the country ballad finds Urban adrift at sea on a couch after waking up from a hard night of drinking, while P!nk stares out at the water from the shore.The pair blend their voices perfectly from afar, as Urban strums his guitar (and uses it as a paddle) and P!nk ticks off her list of regrets while a series of other marooned couples socially distance on their floating couches. There's a tricky bit...

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Gil Kaufman
Sep 17
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Lil Nas X Has a Children's Book on the Way

Lil Nas X Has a Children's Book on the Way

byL is for and C Is for Country!The "Old Town Road" star took to Instagram on Tuesday (Sept. 15) to announce that his new children's book, C Is for Country, will be arriving early next year. "I’m dropping the best kids book of all time soon!" he wrote. "C IS FOR COUNTRY, out January 5, 2021 from @randomhousekids. I can't wait to share it with you all."The book, written by Lil Nas X and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, features a cover featuring the singer in his characteristically colorful outfit, holding a guitar and riding his horse.The story follows Lil Nas X and Panini the pony "on a...

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Sep 15
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Selena Gomez to Be Honored at Hispanic Heritage Awards

Selena Gomez to Be Honored at Hispanic Heritage Awards

bywill receive the Arts Award during the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will air Oct. 6 on PBS stations and streamed on PBS.org.At the same ceremony, will receive the Vision Award, as previously announced, and actress will receive the Business Award for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities.Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a live ceremony. The PBS special will feature filmed performances from across the U.S. and Latin America.The awards were created by the White House in 1987 and commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.Jose...

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Paul Grein
Sep 11
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Boosie Badazz Offers Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg $100K to Get His Instagram Back

Boosie Badazz Offers Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg $100K to Get His Instagram Back

by drives a hard bargain after he offered Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg $100,000 in cash to get his Instagram account back.The Baton Rouge rapper made his public offer on Monday (Sept. 7) when he tweeted, "@zuck I got a 100k for my OfficialBoosieig page BACK."@zuck I got a 100k for my OfficialBoosieig page BACK— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL)Boosie's account was suspended last month, which prompted him to go off an angry rant directed at "Mark Zuckenberger." "I don't even know what I did, but this is how I feed my family," he argued in an Aug. 13-dated video obtained by ....

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Heran Mamo
Sep 8
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Jennifer Lopez Makes It Rain With Her 'Hustlers'-Themed 'WAP' TikTok Challenge

Jennifer Lopez Makes It Rain With Her 'Hustlers'-Themed 'WAP' TikTok Challenge

byis celebrating the one-year anniversary of Hustlers "WAP"-style.The superstar marked the occasion with a sizzling mashup of co-star  and 's latest hit and her dance scenes from the movie, in which she portrayed the stripper and ringleader Ramona. From the looks of the edit, "WAP" could have fit right in with the film."#WAPchallenge: Ramona Edition," J. Lo wrote Sunday night (Sept. 13) , where she shared a link to her TikTok.Lopez is one of many, many "WAP" enthusiasts to put a spin on the viral dance challenge. (In case you've been missing them, check out of 12 of the best.)Watch J. Lo's...

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Ashley Iasimone
Sep 14
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Taylor Swift Calls Out U.S. Census for Transgender Erasure

Taylor Swift Calls Out U.S. Census for Transgender Erasure

byTaylor Swift, an increasingly vocal pop star and supporter of the LGBTQ community, appeared during the Friday (June 26) Stonewall Day livestream to commemorate the day and speak out against trans erasure."The Stonewall Inn has been such a symbol in the face of rebellion," Swift said in her message. "I was lucky enough to get to perform at the Stonewall Inn last summer when my friend Jesse Tyler Ferguson invited me to crash his set," she continued, calling back to her set on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.But the thrust of Swift's speech wasn't nostalgic, but rather forward...

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Jun 26
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Elton John’s Ex-Wife Renate Blauel Seeks High Court Injunction

Elton John’s Ex-Wife Renate Blauel Seeks High Court Injunction

byex-wife Renate Blauel has launched legal action against the “Rocketman” in London’s High Court.The German-born sound engineer filed paperwork last week to seek an injunction against the legendary British singer, according to various reports.The reasons behind the legal action remain unclear, though such cases are typically grounded in privacy matters or to prevent the publication of personal materials.Blauel’s lawyer confirmed to that his client hoped the matter would be resolved “amicably,” but declined to elaborate on the case.John and Blauel became close during the recording sessions...

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Jun 26
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Tom Morello Gives 10-Year-Old Shredder One of His Guitars: 'You Rock So Great'

Tom Morello Gives 10-Year-Old Shredder One of His Guitars: 'You Rock So Great'

byLike so many of us, guitarist was super-impressed by 10-year-old rock prodigy Nandi Bushell's face-melting cover of the band's 1999 anthem "Guerrilla Radio."The preternaturally talented child drummer had uploaded a minute-long instrumental clip of the song from The Battle of Los Angeles earlier this month, ripping it up on drums as well as electric guitar and bass while shouting out "black lives matter."After Morello noticed it, he retweeted the performance and wrote, "Well now we are on the right track." This week, Morello sent a video message to 10-year-old, telling her, "I'd like you...

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Jun 24
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T.I. to Teach 'Business of Trap Music' Class at Clark Atlanta University: Exclusive

T.I. to Teach 'Business of Trap Music' Class at Clark Atlanta University: Exclusive

byis heading back to school. Billboard learned on Tuesday (June 23) that Tip will be teaching the business of trap music at Clark Atlanta University this fall alongside renowned hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams.The innovative undergraduate course will mesh the history of trap music with the economics behind its meteoric rise to becoming a staple in 21st-century hip-hop."I'm excited to share my experiences and whatever resources or information I have that can be an asset for the future," the trap pioneer says of his educational endeavor. "Drugs have existed for as long as humans have...

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Jun 23
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Taylor Swift Makes Juneteenth An Official Holiday For Her Team, Pledges to Be 'Loudly and Ferociously Anti-Racist'

Taylor Swift Makes Juneteenth An Official Holiday For Her Team, Pledges to Be 'Loudly and Ferociously Anti-Racist'

byis taking Friday (June 19) off to celebrate Juneteenth and rededicate herself to learning and listening. In a series of early morning tweets, Swift thanked the site The Root for letting her repost a video explaining why the annual celebration of the end of slavery should be a national holiday.Additionally, as the 155-year-old holiday gains renewed prominence in the wake of national protests over the police killing of George Floyd and momentum to make it an official U.S. holiday gains steam, Swift also revealed that she's giving all her employees the day off "in honor of Freedom Day from...

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Jun 19
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Mustard & YG Team Up With Postmates to Deliver $100,000 Worth of Food to L.A. Residents: Exclusive

Mustard & YG Team Up With Postmates to Deliver $100,000 Worth of Food to L.A. Residents: Exclusive

byThe Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.CONTINUE TO BILLBOARD BIZ CONTENT

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Jun 18
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Live Nation Plans to Reduce Payments, Shift Risk to Artists for 2021 Festivals

Live Nation Plans to Reduce Payments, Shift Risk to Artists for 2021 Festivals

byThe COVID-19 crisis has grounded the live music business to a halt, slowing the momentum of a rising new generation of headliners and costing leading concert promoter Live Nation billions in losses. But the pandemic has also created a rare opportunity for the company to push through long-term changes to how it compensates artists who play festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Bottle Rock.“We are in unprecedented times and must adequately account for the shift in market demand,” an unnamed company official said in a memo sent to talent agencies last week. Now Live Nation is...

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Iggy Azalea Reveals She Has a Son: 'He Is Not a Secret'

Iggy Azalea Reveals She Has a Son: 'He Is Not a Secret'

byhas been pretty quiet lately, and now we know one tiny reason why. In an Instagram Story, the rapper revealed on Wednesday (June 10) that she is now a mother."I have a son," she wrote in a message to fans. "I kept waiting for the right time to say something but if feels like the more time passes the more I realize I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world."At press time the Australian-born "Lola" rapper (born Amethyst Amelia Kelly), 30, had not shared the name of the baby's father or any additional information about when the baby was born. "I want to keep...

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BTS ARMY Matches the Band's $1 Million Black Lives Matter Donation

BTS ARMY Matches the Band's $1 Million Black Lives Matter Donation

byand Big Hit Entertainment's $1 million donation to inspired fans to band together and match giving that amount to BLM and other organizations committed to racial equality.The loyal BTS ARMY set the #MatchAMillion goal on Saturday (June 6), and by Sunday night, they made it happen. By about 8:45 p.m. ET, donations surpassed $1 million, according to fan collective and charity project 's donation tracker.One in an ARMY compiled a , using ActBlue to allow supporters to split their funds among Black Lives Matter, Reclaim the Block, National Bail Out, Black Visions Collective, NAACP Legal...

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Republic Records Bans the Term 'Urban' Within Label: 'We Encourage the Music Industry to Follow Suit'

Republic Records Bans the Term 'Urban' Within Label: 'We Encourage the Music Industry to Follow Suit'

byRepublic Records is banning the word "urban" from its company verbiage, doing away with the term for hip-hop and R&B, which many consider an antiquated generalization that marginalizes music by black artists.The label, which is home to artists like , and , said today that it will remove the word from department names, employee titles and music genres, clarifying in a press release that this will not lead to any structural changes at the company."We encourage the rest of the music industry to follow suit as it is important to shape the future of what we want it to look like, and not adhere...

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Dr. Dre on George Floyd's Death: 'Felt Like That Cop Had His Knee on All of Our Necks'

Dr. Dre on George Floyd's Death: 'Felt Like That Cop Had His Knee on All of Our Necks'

byjoined to speak about the "extremely painful" death of George Floyd, the unarmed Minneapolis resident killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, on 's Young Money Radio Friday night (May 29)."It's like, man, that situation, it hurt my heart. My heart is still aching," Dr. Dre said. "And it felt like that cop had his knee on all of our necks, meaning black men. And yeah, it's extremely painful. It's extremely painful because it keeps going on. It continues to go on and it's like, 'What can we do? Or what do we need to do to make this thing stop? What is...

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BTS ARMY Matches the Band's $1 Million Black Lives Matter Donation

BTS ARMY Matches the Band's $1 Million Black Lives Matter Donation

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 Settingsand Big Hit Entertainment's $1 million donation to inspired fans to band together and match giving that amount to BLM and other organizations committed to racial equality.The loyal BTS ARMY set the #MatchAMillion goal on Saturday (June 6), and by Sunday night, they made it happen. By about 8:45 p.m. ET, donations surpassed $1 million, according to fan collective and charity project 's...

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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...

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Apr 27
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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...

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Derek Jones, Founding Guitarist With Falling In Reverse, Dies at 35

Derek Jones, Founding Guitarist With Falling In Reverse, Dies at 35

byDerek Jones, founding guitarist with U.S. post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse, died Tuesday (April 21) at the age of 35. The cause of death is currently unknown.“I’ll never forget when you picked me up from jail In Your old tour van to start falling in reverse,” writes frontman Ronnie Radke in a . “Your spirit will be interwoven through the music I write forever. Rest In Peace Derek Jones. My heart is broken.”Born June 5, 1984 in Lake Forest, California, Jones joined A Smile From The Trenches in 2007 and a year later, was part of the original incarnation Falling in Reverse. The...

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Apr 22
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Eminem Celebrates 12 Years of Sobriety on Social Media

Eminem Celebrates 12 Years of Sobriety on Social Media

byjust notched up a heady milestone, and it’s got nothing to do with record sales.The Rap God is twelve years clear of drugs and alcohol, a special moment he shared on social media.“Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid,” he captioned a photo of his sobriety coin, which is stamped with the number 12 and framed by AA’s three legacies, “recovery,” “unity” and “service.”Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem)The Detroit rap star ended years of addiction to prescription pills Vicodin (he had a tablet tattooed on his left arm), Valium and Ambien on April 20,...

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Apr 21
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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...

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Apr 21
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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...

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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),...

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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,...

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