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BTS Delivers Powerful Message Against Asian-Targeted Hate Crimes at White House Press Briefing

BTS joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday to share a heartfelt testimony against the devastating rise of Asian-targeted hate crimes in the United States, as AAPI Heritage Month comes to a close. “Hi, we’re BTS. It is a great honor to be invited to the White House today to discuss the important […]

‘Masked Singer’ Reveals Champion After Controversial Season

[This episode contains spoilers to the season seven finale of Fox’s The Masked Singer.] The last masks came off, and the final celebrity was outed Wednesday night as season seven of The Masked Singer reached its conclusion. For the finale, three “Team Good” celebs battled it out for the Golden Mask. There could be only one […]

Billboard Women in Music: Olivia Rodrigo’s Heartfelt Speech, Ciara’s Moment of Silence and More Top Moments

Billboard’s 2022 Women in Music event took over the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California, on Wednesday evening, honoring female power players in the music industry — including Executive of the Year Golnar Khosrowshahi — as well as chart-topping newcomer Olivia Rodrigo, who is Billboard’s 2022 Woman of the Year. From incredible performances to inspiring speeches, […]

Dallas Frazier, Country Songwriter Behind “Elvira” and “Beneath Still Waters,” Dies at 82

Songwriter Dallas Frazier, known for penning hits including The Oak Ridge Boys’ 1981 classic “Elvira,” and Gene Watson’s “Fourteen Carat Mind,” died Friday. He was 82. Frazier was born in Spiro, Okla., on Oct. 27, 1939, and raised in Bakersfield, Calif. At age 12, he was already writing songs and won a talent competition hosted […]

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty Accuser Speaks Out After Harassment Lawsuit: “I’m Tired of Being Afraid”

Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, spoke out against the couple in a new interview Wednesday. Hough filed a lawsuit in August against Minaj and Petty, accusing the couple of “witness intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, harassment, assault, battery, sexual […]

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Legendary Jamaican Producer and Dub Pioneer, Dies at 85

Lee “Scratch” Perry, the legendary Jamaican producer and a pioneer of dub, has died. He was 85. Perry, whose pioneering accomplishments made him of of reggae’s most eccentric producer-vocalist, died Sunday at the Noel Holmes Hospital in western Jamaica, according to the Jamaican Observer. A cause of death was not provided at press time. Jamaica […]

CMA Explains COVID-19 Protocol Following Charley Pride’s Death a Month After Attending CMA Awards

After a handful of artists questioned if country legend Charley Pride, who died Saturday of COVID-19, could have been exposed at Nov. 11's CMA Awards, where he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashville ceremony, the Country Music Association and representatives for Pride released a joint statement explaining the show and Pride's testing procedures.

Bob Dylan Papers, Including Unpublished Lyrics, Sell for $495K at Auction

A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000.

Lady Gaga Reprises Iconic Looks For Last-Minute Voting Plea: “My Voice Will Be Heard This Election, Will Yours?”

Lady Gaga pulled eight of her most iconic looks to convince voters who are on the fence about Tuesday's election to get out and do their part.

Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow Set for NAACP Fundraiser

A one-hour CBS special, "Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change," will feature sets from Andra Day, Bon Jovi, The Highwomen, MGK, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow and more in support of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and WhyHunger.

Ariana Grande Sends Hundreds of Pizzas to Florida Voters

Ariana Grande's mom Joan said she was "so proud" of her daughter for sending hundreds of pizzas to voters lined up to cast their ballots early in Florida this week.

Quinn Coleman, Capitol A&R Director, DJ and Son of Debra Lee, Dies at 31

Quinn Coleman, a major label executive, DJ and son of former BET chief Debra Lee, died on Sunday at the age of 31, according to numerous published reports.