britney-spears-cr-Randee-St.-Nicolas-2016-billboard-1548Britney Spears is a tease — like, a professional one. The singer has been slowly leaking out bits and pieces of her eagerly anticipated ninth album, Glory, for weeks, and fans’ anticipation is getting close to the boiling point. With the Aug. 26 release date fast approaching, Spears did it again Thursday (Aug. 18) when she dropped yet another preview of the album courtesy of the “we can just chill on the couch” pop buzz-bomb “Do You Wanna Come Over.”… Continue Reading

Lady Gaga’s Father Releasing Italian Cookbook

lady-gaga-and-joe-germanotta-release-cook-book-c9d5d05f-93e8-439d-897f-96bf861cda73Lady Gaga’s father Joe Germanotta will be releasing a cookbook inspired by his New York City restaurant Joanne Trattoria. The pop singer will be writing the foreword for the book, titled Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes and Scenes From an Italian American Restaurant.

Along with recipes for dishes served at the Upper West Side restaurant, the book will also feature family stories and anecdotes. The inclusion of anecdotes reflects the basis of the family-run restaurant, according to the release from publishing company Post Hill Press that reveals how Germanotta named his business after his sister who died of Lupus just before she turned 20-years-old. The book will be release don November 22nd… Continue Reading


Watch Drake Introduce ‘The Greatest Rapper’ Eminem on Stage in Detroit

drake-performance-2015-stage-billboard-1548Drake fans who attended his Summer Sixteen Tour date in Detroit on Tuesday (Aug. 16) got a once in a lifetime moment when he introduced Eminem on stage.

Marshall Mathers didn’t need an introduction to send his homecrowd into a frenzy, but Drake gave him one anyway.  “Detroit, make some noise for the greatest rapper that ever get on a mother—ing microphone”. And make noise they did. Lots of it… Continue Reading

Rihanna to Receive VMA Video Vanguard Award

RIHANARihanna will be this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The Barbadian pop star is also nominated for four Moonmen at this year’s ceremony with two nods each for “Work” featuring Drake and Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For.”

Fresh off the release of her eighth album Anti, Rihanna follows Kanye West as the recipient of the special award. Past winners have included Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé. Over the course of the last decade, Rihanna has been nominated over 30 times at the award show and has won three times, including two Video of the Year awards for 2007’s “Umbrella” and 2012’s “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris… Continue Reading



INEC 1 INEC 2 INEC 3Barbra Streisand Performs ‘The Sound of Music’ Classic with Jamie Foxx: Watch

barbraBarbara Streisand’s return to her hometown of Brooklyn Thursday night (Aug. 11) was like buttah, as the living legend invited a few special guests to join her on the stage.

In a hits-filled set that included a preview of her forthcoming 35th studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Streisand added a little extra star power teaming up with Jamie Foxx and Broadway veteran Patrick Wilson, who took the stage for a duet of “Loving You.”… Continue Reading

Can they even dream of beating T-ara’s Queens?


Adele’s Daydreamers may have wiped out every fanbase in their way leading up to Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off semifinals, but the U.K. singer’s fans now face the ultimate battle of beating out last year’s champs — T-ara’s Queens — to reach the championship round.

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Echelon Declares ‘This Is War’ in Billboard Fan Army Face-Off Semifinals

Leading up to round 5, Adele’s Daydreamers have been anything but asleep. In round 1, the Daydreamers took on Drake’s OVO supporters — the ones who kept Drizzy on top of the Billboard 200 … Continue reading

Jason Derulo Parties in Paradise for ‘Kiss the Sky’ Video: Watch

Jason Derulo is all smiles in a tropical paradise resort in his new video for “Kiss the Sky” and he’s making the most of it. 

Jason Derulo Offers Newlyweds Concert Tickets After Groom’s Musical Wedding Toast: Watchjason

The video is a feel good piece fitting the summer jammer. In it, Derulo wakes up in his hotel room and proceeds to prance around the luxury property. He dons one of the staff’s Hawaiian-print shirts, slides down the escalators, hitches a ride on a golf cart and more before landing poolside… Continue Reading

Drake’s Dad to Drop R&B Album, Previews Title Track ‘Kinda Crazy’

drake dadDrake is keeping the family close. The rapper’s father, Dennis Graham, just took “cool dad” to a new level by announcing that he is dropping an R&B album, led by his first single “Kinda Crazy.”

Still Summer ’16: Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Holds Lead for Song of the Summer

“I want all my family and friends to check out my single and video which will be debuting on TMZ tomorrow it’s here @applemusic thanks to everyone who made it possible,” wrote @therealdennisg on Instagram… Continue Reading

Music Selfie App Eyegroove Shuts Down, Staff Moves to Facebook

selfieEyegroove, the “musical selfie” app that helped users make short, high-quality music videos from their smartphones, has shut down after Facebook completed an “acqui-hire” of its staff. In a post announcing the move, CEO Scott Snibbe said he launched the app two years ago to “empower mobile video creativity” and thanked users who “brought us inspiration, laughter, tears, and fits of joy.”… Continue Reading

Alessia Cara Opens Up About Her Struggle With Hair Loss That Inspired ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’

AlessiaIn Alessia Cara’s latest single “Scars to Your Beautiful,” the 20-year-old singer and songwriter promotes a message of self-acceptance that challenges the beautify standards we see every day. Now, the budding Canadian pop star has opened up about her personal struggles that inspired the song… Continue Reading

Ed Sheeran Sued Over Similarities to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’: Report


Ed Sheeran is reportedly being sued over claims he ripped off Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” on his hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”

Ed Sheeran Interrupted His Vacation to Jam With Foy Vance: Watch

TMZ reports that the family of Gaye’s co-writer on the track, Ed Townsend, is pursuing legal action against Sheeran for lifting the the melody, harmony and rhythm from “Let’s Get It On” for his own song… Continue Reading