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Kenny Rogers To Quit Music In 2017

The Coward of the County singer retired from international touring a few years ago and earlier this year (16) he talked about quitting life on the road for good - and now he...

Rapper M.i.a.: 'I Feel Like An Outsider In The Music Industry'

The Paper Planes star was born in Hounslow, West London, but her family relocated to Sri Lanka when she was a baby and her father became a political activist and founding member of...

Lady Gaga In Secret Super Bowl Talks - Report

Multiple sources tell Billboard she has become the frontrunner to take the stage at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on 5 February (17), midway through the 51st Super Bowl. The news...

Erykah Badu Creating Music For New Animated Series

The On & On singer has been composing and producing original music for the show, about three freshman high school students, according to Billboard. "I want to keep the music urban...

Ashanti's New Album Set To Be A New Chapter Of 'Greatness'

The Foolish singer's sixth studio album is set to be released before the end of the year (16), two years after her previous effort Braveheart. And the star was quick to dispel chatter that claimed...

Jason Aldean Witholding Album From Streaming Services For A Month

The Burnin' It Down singer previously pulled his chart-topping 2014 record, Old Boots, New Dirt, from music streaming service Spotify in a gesture of solidarity for unfairly compensated music producers, writers and engineers....

Shawn Mendes Clarifies Misleading Interview About Fans

The Treat You Better singer graces the latest issue of the magazine, and in the cover story released on Thursday (25Aug16), he suggests his "most dangerous relationship" might be with his fans....

Steve Aoki Settles Concert Lawsuit

Brittany Hickman attended one of Aoki's concerts at a Hard Rock Cafe in 2012, but left the gig with a broken neck, which nearly left her paralysed. In the legal...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Curating Video Game Soundtrack

The hip-hop star will curate songs for WWE 2K17, which includes tracks from Black Sabbath, Travis Barker & Yelawolf, and Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$. "I am a huge WWE fan,...

Andrea Bocelli Offers To Mentor Latin Grammys Best New Artist

The blind singer will showcase the lucky performer at the renowned Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in Italy in 2017 as part of an initiative he has created with officials at the...

Pop Sensation Anitta Can't Believe She's Headlining Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2016 Rio Olympics will kick off with a three-hour opening ceremony featuring Anitta and fellow Brazilian superstars Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil - and the 23-year-old is still pinching herself at the...

Meghan Trainor Has No Interest In Voting

The 22-year-old admits she has never performed her civic duty and suggests she will not be casting her vote when her fellow Americans head to the polls in November (16). "I should...

Kyla: 'Drake Song Put My Music Career Back On Track'

The singer's music career faltered following her hit record Do You Mind in 2009, after she decided to put her career on hold in order to get married and start a family. But she's recently...

Evan Rachel Wood: 'David Bowie Saved My Life'

The bisexual star was lucky enough to meet the British legend when she was 15-years-old, and while she was so starstruck she can barely remember what happened, she insists the rocker was crucial in helping...

Ariana Grande: 'I'll Be Shopping Topless When I'm 95'

The singer insists women should be able to bear their boobs without reprisals, just like hunks who go topless, and she's determined to test fans and critics alike until her dying day....

Britney Spears To Receive Billboard Millennium Award

According to USA Today, the pop star will be presented with the respected award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards show being held later this month (May16). The Billboard Millennium Award acknowledges outstanding career achievements...

Jimmy Jam: 'I Want To Produce The Recordings In Prince's Paisley Park Vault'

Jimmy, who grew up with the music icon in Minnesota, once played in singer's band, but he and sidekick Terry Lewis were fired when Prince discovered they were moonlighting with the SOS Band....

Daniel Day-lewis' Son Shows Off Soulful New Sound

The model and musician, 20, hit headlines in the past year with his hip-hop sound, but his new single True suggests Gabriel-Kane has a soul side. "True is about self discovery and...

Halsey Reveals Past Suicide Attempt

The Ghost singer, 21, has become one of music's breakout stars over the past year. But in a new interview with Billboard, she opened up about the day she almost ended her life...

Kesha's Mum: 'She Was Dr. Luke's Prisoner'

The Tik Tok star has accused the hitmaker of sexually, verbally and emotionally abusing her over a series of years - claims Luke denies - and now her mum Pebe Sebert has opened...

Alicia Keys Adds Girl Power To Management

The multi-Grammy Award winner has hired Erika Rose to take on her business affairs after ending her links to Maverick and music mogul Guy Oseary, who has managed her since 2014.Erika started out as Alicia's...

Gloria Trevi Receives Bmi Latin Awards Honour

The singer/songwriter was selected for the coveted prize for her contribution to the entertainment industry and Latin Pop, and she performed a medley of her hits to celebrate the honour. Before...

Kesha Row Causes Collapse Of Music Festival

Anthony Dell'Orso, a co-founder of the city's Hi-Fi Musical Adventure, attacked the Tik Tok singer amid her ongoing sexual abuse legal battle with mentor and producer Dr. Luke, calling her a "talentless hack...

Nathan Sykes Delayed Debut Solo Album Twice To Perfect Songs

The 22-year-old singer was expected to release the record last year (15) and even his label bosses were convinced the project was complete. "The album's been finished twice, and then unfinished," Nathan...

Adam Lambert: 'Queen Rockers Are Classy And Inspiring'

The 34-year-old has been working with the British rock gods since 2011, and embarked on a world tour together in 2014, with Adam singing the lead vocals made famous by the band's original frontman, the...

Luis Miguel And Alejandro Fernandez Call Off Joint Tour

Fernandez sparked rumours that he and one-time rival Miguel were heading out on the road together for a 2016 trek in November (15) by posting cryptic messages on social media. While the...

Rihanna Back On Top Of U.s. Albums Chart With Anti

The R&B star's eighth studio album was initially released on Jay Z's music and video streaming app Tidal last week (27Jan16), and it was made available to all digital retailers two days...

Phil Collins' Ex-wife Begins Divorce Proceedings

The former Genesis star recently revealed he had reconciled with his third wife Orianne Cevey, the mother of his two sons, who he divorced in 2008, telling Billboard.com, "I'm actually back with my...

Avenged Sevenfold Sued By Record Label Bosses

The band told their bosses at Warner Bros. Records in November (15) that they wanted to terminate their 11-year relationship with the label, citing a Californian law which allows parties to end contracts...

Selena Gomez Gearing Up For Emotional New Tour

The 23-year-old will kick off her Revival tour on 6 May (16), and admits she can't wait to get started."I'm so excited - it's going to be big," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I haven't toured...

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