Category: Music


March Madness Deal: Save Up to $30 With This Promo

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. March Madness is back! The 2022 NCAA championship basketball games kicked off last weekend and DirecTV …

You Have to See Halsey’s Impressive First Attempt as a

Halsey took to social media on Monday to show off their rather impressive tattoo skills on partner Alev Aydin. “@zoneaydin was brave enough to sit for a tattoo from me,” the pop singer wrote with a laughing emoji, declaring, “pisces season.” The fresh ink depicts a black koi fish with …

Why Dolly Parton Deserves to Be in the Rock and

On Monday, Dolly Parton gracefully bowed out of her nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying she didn’t feel she had “earned that right.” On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith discuss all angles of Dolly’s decision. Does she deserve to …

Noel Gallagher Says ‘Working Class Kids’ Can’t Afford Guitars Now

This week, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher proposed that rock music has all but pushed out the working class. His reasoning? That instruments are expensive and rehearsal spaces are in short supply. The topic came up when Gallagher considered if there could ever be another Oasis. Would economic inequality prevent circumstances like those that caused the …

Wisin & Yandel’s ‘Recordar’ Hits No

Wisin & Yandel secure their 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Recordar” rallies 13-1 on the March 19-dated survey. It’s the second-biggest jump to lead the all-Latin genre tally in 2022 so far after another song where Wisin is also a collaborator: “Emojis de Corazones” (Wisin, Jhay …

Questlove Nominated for Best Original Documentary at 2022 Oscars

Questlove is among this year’s Oscar nominees in the Documentary Feature category. The Roots drummer is recognized for his directorial debut Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). See the full list of Documentary Feature nominees below. The 2022 Best Documentary Feature shortlist included Billie Eilish: …

Crobot Start Your Party With ‘Better Times,’ Announce New ‘Feel

Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been waiting for something good to happen for a while? Crobot feel it, and they’ve channeled that into a barnburner, party-starting soundtrack of a song called “Better Times” from their forthcoming Feel This album. The band simply lets the music do the talking where their …

Selena Gomez Developing New Series Based on ‘Sixteen Candles’

Make a wish, because Selena Gomez is putting a Latinx spin on the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles. Together with collaborators Tanya Saracho and Gabriela Revilla Lugo, the pop star is developing a new half-hour sitcom titled 15 Candles, which will take a page from the 1984 coming-of-age movie starring …

Billboard Explains: South by Southwest

South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas, every year, intertwining film, music and interactive media — but how did it become one of the arts’ biggest festivals? The inaugural SXSW took place in 1987 as an extension of an already-existing New York City festival. When those plans fell through, Ronald …

Oscars 2022 Best Picture Nominations: See the Full List

The nominees for the 2022 Oscars have been announced. Contenders in the Best Picture category include Licorice Pizza, Dune, The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, King Richard, and West Side Story. Check out the full list of nominated films below, and find the complete roster …

Sharon Van Etten Shares Video for New Song “Porta”

Sharon Van Etten has shared a new song called “Porta,” and it arrives with a new video. Van Etten produced “Porta,” which features contributions from synthesizer player Daniel Knowles, drummer Jorge Balbi, guitarist Charley Damski, and bassist Devin Hoff. Check out the music video below. In a press release, Van …

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Sells Entire Song Catalog to

Rapper and actor Killer Mike has sold his entire song catalog to Reservoir Media and signed a go-forward publishing deal with the company. The agreement gives the independent publisher considerable say over the discography of Run the Jewels, the rap duo comprised of Killer Mike and EL-P, who have released …

Darth Maul scenes were scrapped from Obi-Wan Kenobi series: Report

Sorry, Sith Lord fans, but Darth Maul likely won’t be appearing in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the villain was originally planned to appear in the Star Wars show, but the scenes were scrapped during a creative overhaul that instead added in …

SXSW Review: Halo Feels Like A Reskinned Version of Sci-Fi

This review is part of our coverage of the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. The Pitch: In the mid-26th century, a sprawling human empire comes under attack from the mysterious Covenant, an alliance of alien races dedicated to a fanatical religion surrounding a race of ancient extraterrestrials and the artifacts they leave …

Odesza and Bettye LaVette Share New Song “The Last Goodbye”

Odesza have shared a new song called “The Last Goodbye.” The song credits Bettye LaVette as a featured artist due to its prominent sampling of 1965’s “Let Me Down Easy.” Hear Odesza’s track below. “This song was born out of the concept of trying to bring these lasting, defining musical …

Rome & Duddy Announce Limited Edition CBD Collector’s Box in

Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez and Dirty Heads’ Duddy B are boxing up the good vibes and shipping it straight to fans. The duo have teamed with Consequence to launch their first-ever products in the CBD/cannabis space, beginning with a Limited Edition Small Batch CBD Collector’s Box. Limited to just 125 boxes, …

PUP share new single “Matilda”: Stream

Toronto punk quartet PUP are bringing back their old sound in a very literal way with their new single “Matilda,” an ode to frontman Stefan Babcock’s favorite guitar. The band also announced an expanded North American tour for this summer. The song is told from the perspective of the forlorn …

Wilco Announce Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Anniversary Shows

Wilco have announced a set of shows commemorating the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. They’ll perform the record in full at four shows in New York and two in their home city of Chicago. See all of the April dates below. According to a press release, …

Watch Adele Perform “I Drink Wine” at BRIT Awards 2022

Adele performed “I Drink Wine” at the 2022 BRIT Awards. It’s her first performance since her One Night Only television special and the ITV special An Audience With Adele. Check it out below. Adele won the first award of the night at the BRITs, taking home Song of the Year …

Stereolab announce 2022 North American tour

Stereolab are picking up where their COVID-19-interrupted reunion left off with a fall 2022 tour. The London outfit went on hiatus in 2009 before returning in 2019 with a comeback tour. Stereolab extended the reunion into 2020, but the ongoing pandemic cut that trek short. They’ll finally return to North …

Study Finds Slipknot + MGK Among Top Artists Who Swear

Slipknot and Machine Gun Kelly may not be huge fans of each other, but they have a few things in common. A new study has found that the two are both among the Top 50 artists who swear in their songs. The experiment was conducted by, which surveyed thousands …

Dua Lipa Talks Elton John, Performs Her ‘Lazy’ Dance for

Dua Lipa had us all levitating in 2021. This year, with borders reopening and venues back in business, the Brit has floors shaking. Lipa is currently working her way across the U.S., playing arenas in support of her global hit album, Future Nostalgia. So far, so brilliant, she tells Jimmy …

Camila Cabello Readies ‘Familia’ Album With Ed Sheeran Collab ‘Bam

Two great pop worlds collide on “Bam Bam,” Camila Cabello’s new collaboration with Ed Sheeran. The gyrating pop number oozes Latin charm, with a warm tropical breeze blowing through. The “Havana” singer teased the song with several short cuts in recent days, and dropped the recording in full at the …

10 LGBTQ+ Rock & Metal Songs to Blast in the

The Parental Rights in Education bill, which has been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by LGBTQ+ activists, was recently passed by both Florida’s Senate and House. If this extremely detrimental bill is signed into law, it would limit what classrooms can teach about sexual orientation and gender identity. In …

Rob Zombie Casts Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira Mistress of the

Rob Zombie has always been good at casting some of his horror film favorites in roles, and now we know his upcoming The Munsters movie will includes some screen time for Cassandra Peterson, better known to horror fans as the famous horror hostess Elvira Mistress of the Dark. While Peterson …

I Wasn’t Trying to Sound Like Robert Plant for ‘Sometimes

Rapper Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings‘ new rock project, called Sometimes Y, released their self-titled debut album today (March 11). Though it was a new vocal experience for Yelawolf, he said he wasn’t trying to pull off sounding like Robert Plant for the album. A rapper and a singer-songwriter may seem …

Ritchie Blackmore U.K. Blue Plaque Denied Because Guitarist Is Still

A Ritchie Blackmore fan in the United Kingdom tried to get the influential guitarist’s English hometown to install a commemorative blue plaque in honor of the musician. But the request was initially denied because the Deep Purple and Rainbow icon is still alive. However, a different plaque was subsequently placed in …

Gang of Youths Run to No

There’s an Angel atop Australia’s albums chart this week, as Gang of Youths debut at No. 1 with their latest album, Angel In Realtime (Sony). The Aussie rock favorites snag a second leader with Angel, following their 2017 sophomore LP Go Farther In Lightness, which went on to win four …

Genesis Owusu’s Sydney Concert Postponed When Floor Collapses

Genesis Owusu’s triumphant show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre was cut short Thursday night (March 3) when the venue’s floor cracked and sank mid-performance. Owusu’s gig at the famed Newtown room was a sell-out, and it kicked off just hours after the hip-hop star’s debut album Smiling with No Teeth collected …
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