Category: Music


Pa Salieu sentenced to 33 months in prison

Pa Salieu has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. BBC News reports that the British rapper had been convicted of violent disorder and possessing a bottle as an offensive weapon, stemming from an incident in 2018 when he was 21. He was cleared of a second count of violent …

Rap Song of the Week: Latto and GloRilla Turn It

Rap Song of the Week breaks down all the hip-hop tracks you need to hear every Friday. Check out the full playlist here. This week, Latto and GloRilla team up on “FTCU.” Few artists had a bigger rise in 2022 than Latto, who followed her first Top 5 hit, “Big Energy,” with …

SAINt JHN Discusses Music, Community and the Rémy Martin Impact

Skip to main content This year’s recipient of the Rémy Martin Impact and Excellence Award, SAINt JHN, sits with Billboard to discuss his career, impact and what teaming up for excellence means to him. The Daily A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry ad {{ result.published_at | …

Enter to Win Live Downloads of Every 2022 Metallica Concert

By the end of this month, Metallica will have played a total of 25 concerts in 2022, and Loudwire Nights is giving one lucky fan the chance to win live downloads of all of the shows through the band’s concert archive site. The first Metallica show of 2022 took place …

A Timeline of the Consequences Kanye West Has Faced for

Kanye West is facing very public reckoning. The “Hurricane” rapper made headlines at his Yeezy Paris Fashion Week show on Oct. 3 for wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase “White Lives Matter” on its back, and featuring Black models in the shirt. The phrase is one that was adopted …

Meghan Trainor on the Lessons Motherhood Taught Her – And

In the time since Meghan Trainor dropped her third studio album Treat Myself in January 2020, her life has completely transformed. That October, she revealed that she was pregnant with her first child. She released A Very Trainor Christmas the same month, and early the following year, the 28-year-old Nantucket …

Goldenboy Countup Announces EP, Shares Video for New Song “Don’t

Florida rapper Goldenboy Countup has announced the December 15 release of his new Chill Golden EP. The EP will include his recent single “10PM in ATL,” as well as the new song “Don’t Let Me.” Find the new music video for the latter track below. Chill Golden includes collaborations with …

Poll: What’s the Best Weezer Album?

Weezer have released self-titled albums with nearly every color of the rainbow, in addition to a handful of other ones with unique titles — but which is their greatest piece of work? That’s what we want to know during this week’s Loudwire Nights Album of the Week poll. You’ll have until Friday at 12N …

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Dies at 79

Christine McVie, the longtime vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 79. “She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness,” the musician’s family wrote in a statement. “She was in the company of her family. We kindly …

SZA Reveals New Album Cover

SZA has revealed the cover artwork for her new album SOS It features the St. Louis–born singer wearing a St. Louis Blues hockey jersey; the team was happy to see it. Take a look below. In an interview with Billboard, it was revealed that SOS is tentatively scheduled to arrive …

First Stream: New Music From RM, Metro Boomin, Lewis Capaldi

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.  Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news This …

Danna Paola Inks Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music Mexico

Skip to main content The Mexican singer-songwriter signed a go-forward and full catalog deal with the company. Mexican singer-songwriter Danna Paola has signed an exclusive go-forward and full catalog publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Mexico, Billboard has learned. “I’ve been waiting for a music partner like this for a …

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood Pay Tribute to Christine McVie

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood have shared tributes to their late Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie, who died this morning (November 30) following a short illness. Both Nicks and Fleetwood posted eulogies on their Instagram accounts after the news of McVie’s death began to circulate. “A few hours ago I …

Billboard and VIBE Discuss the Rémy Martin Impact and Excellence

Skip to main content The editorial teams from Billboard and Vibe discuss the Rémy Martin Impact and Excellence Award honoree, Saint JHN and his musical and cultural impact. The Daily A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry ad {{ result.published_at | date: “%h %d, %Y” }} {{ …

Houston police arrest suspect in murder of Takeoff

Houston police have arrested two people in connection with the November 1st killing of 28-year-old Migos rapper Takeoff. 33-year-old Patrick Clark was brought into custody and charged with murder on December 2nd, NBC News, reports, while Cameron Joshua was arrested on Nov. 22 and accused of felony possession of a weapon. …

Brian Johnson Addresses Rumor That Bon Scott Wrote AC/DC’s ‘Back

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is setting the record straight on who wrote the lyrics to AC/DC’s classic 1980 title track, “Back in Black.” It was him. Why clarify that now? It’s because rumors have persisted for decades that the lyric writer was actually the AC/DC vocalist who preceded him, the late singer Bon …

Pantera play first concert in 21 years: Video and Setlist

Pantera — at least, the new incarnation of the legendary band — played their first show in 21 years on Friday night (December 2nd). The long-dormant act performed a 15-song set at the Hell & Heaven festival outside of Mexico City. Classic members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) …

Lady Gaga Is Loving the Viral ‘Wednesday’ ‘Bloody Mary’ TikTok

Skip to main content “Slay Wednesday!” the pop star tweeted. Lady Gaga attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Little Monster family! “Bloody Mary,” …

Ozzfest to Return as a Virtual Event for Metaverse Festival

Ozzfest has taken on several different forms over the years, but for its next incarnation, it’s entering the Metaverse. Ozzy Osbourne has signed on to perform virtually for an “Ozzfest” portion of the second annual Metaverse Music Festival taking place next month. The virtual festival will take place the weekend …

Chubby and the Gang Share New Song “Violent Night (A

Chubby and the Gang have shared a new song called “Violent Night (A Christmas Tale),” the front half of their forthcoming double-A-side single Chubby and the Gang Presents: A Christmas Extravaganza. The single—which also includes the song “Red Rag to a Bull”—is due out December 14 via Partisan. Check out …

41 Years Ago: Bruce Dickinson Debuts With Iron Maiden

On Oct. 26, 1981, Bruce Dickinson made his debut with Iron Maiden; a ripple effect still being felt to this day. The transformative singer gave the band the extra push they needed to become one of the most dominating musical acts the world has ever seen. Iron Maiden were riding …

Astroworld Task Force Calls for Added Security and Permit Requirements

On Tuesday (November 29), the City of Houston–Harris County Special Events Task Force published a new agreement with updated safety protocols for NRG Park—where a crowd surge took place during Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival, resulting in the deaths of 10 people and injuries to hundreds more. According to Billboard, …

Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda Debut in Top 10

Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda extend their perfect top 10 streak on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart as De Hoy En Adelante, Que Te Vaya Bien debuts at No. 8 on the Nov. 26-dated list. It’s the 10th consecutive top 10 for the act — the entirety of its …

‘Terrifier 2’ Box Office Jumps 84 Percent After Reports of

The harrowing new horror movie Terrifier 2 just saw its box office receipts rise a whopping 84 percent following reports earlier this month that moviegoers were vomiting and passing out from watching the film. Evidently, horror moviegoers really want that gore. Have you seen Terrifier 2 yet? Watch the trailer down toward the bottom of …

Watch Mac DeMarco Join Domi & JD Beck to Perform

Mac DeMarco joined jazz duo Domi & JD Beck onstage during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (November 30). They performed their joint single “Two Shrimps,” which appears on Domi & JD Beck’s debut album Not Tight. Watch DeMarco and the two musicians perform among shrubs and cherry …

The 15 Best Black Friday Beauty Deals That You Can

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. Black Friday started early this year! From E.L.F. Cosmetics to major retailers like Ulta Beauty, early …

23 Years Ago: Incubus Break Through With ‘Make Yourself’

Incubus have over two decades of rock radio presence, but their journey to get there was anything but an “overnight success.” The big breakthrough for the band came with 1999’s Make Yourself album, which dropped on Oct. 26, 1999, but it didn’t exactly take off right out of the gate. …
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