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Day N Vegas 2022 Canceled Due to “Logistics, Timing and Production Issues”

Festival organizers announced Friday that Day N Vegas 2022, which was originally slated for Labor Day weekend, has been canceled. “We’re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and production issues have forced us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022,” read the announcement on the festival’s social media accounts. “The refund process […]

Beyonce Releases “Break My Soul” Single Early

Beyoncé has blessed our ears once more by giving the BeyHive a first taste of her upcoming album Renaissance with her new single “Break My Soul,” which dropped Monday night via Tidal and a lyric video on YouTube. It’s the first single from Bey’s upcoming seventh project, Renaissance, which she announced would be released July […]

Louis Tomlinson Cancels Two Shows in Russia, Sends Love to “Those Suffering From This Needless War”

Louis Tomlinson is canceling his upcoming tour stops in Moscow and Kyiv following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he announced on Monday. “Due to the recent events in Ukraine, I have to sadly announce that my tour shows in Moscow and Kyiv are cancelled until further notice,” he wrote in a short note to his fans […]

‘The Harder They Fall’ Director Explains How the Music Serves as a “Celebration” of Black People

The music behind Netflix’s revisionist Western film The Harder They Fall, co-produced by Jay-Z, is getting a special spotlight during Thursday’s (Dec. 2) Netflix Playlist showcase. Jeymes Samuel, a British singer/songwriter known as The Bullitts and the film’s director/co-writer, provides commentary in a live performance video explaining how five songs from the film came together. […]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals He Is “Cancer Free”: “Today Is an Amazing Day”

Mark Hoppus announced Sept. 29 that he’s been declared “cancer free” after he publicly disclosed his diagnosis in June. The Blink-182 bassist and co-lead singer shared the happy news he received from his oncologist on his socials. “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” he wrote. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and […]

Radiohead Unveils ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ Reissued Album With Previously Unreleased Tracks

Radiohead is celebrating the anniversaries of the band’s fourth and fifth albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, with a joint reissue project alongside a new album titled Kid Amnesiae. For the multi-format triple-album release, dubbed Kid A Mnesia, the rock band will commemorate the 21st anniversary of Kid A, which originally came out on Oct. 2, […]

H.E.R. Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 2016 Song “Focus”

A lawsuit filed against H.E.R., as well as DJ Camper, Justin Love and Sony Music Entertainment, over the 2016 song “Focus” has reached a settlement, Billboard has learned. The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Southern New York in June 2020, alleged that the song “Focus” intentionally infringed upon Andre Sims’ […]

Nicki Minaj and Husband Kenneth Petty Sued for Allegedly Harassing Rape Accuser

Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are facing a lawsuit by a woman who accused Petty of rape in 1994 in New York. The woman, Jennifer Hough, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Eastern New York on Friday (Aug. 13) and alleges that Petty “intimidated” and “harassed” “Plaintiff [Hough] not to speak […]

Backstreet Boys Announce Las Vegas Holiday Residency

Backstreet’s back in Las Vegas, all right! The Backstreet Boys are headed back to Sin City to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year for their first-ever set of Christmas-themed shows. “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party” spans 12 holiday shows at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in November and December. […]

The Weeknd to Star In and Co-Write New HBO Series With ‘Euphoria’ Creator

The Weeknd is set to star in and co-write a cult drama series for HBO titled The Idol, Billboard can confirm. News of the series, which will follow a female pop singer who sparks a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who doubles as a leader of a secret cult, was first reported by […]

DJ Khaled Announces ‘Khaled Khaled’ Album Release Date

He shared the album cover art on Instagram, along with the caption: "This my name. This is my legacy. This my COVER. Time to bring MORE LIGHT."

Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophonist for Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, Dies at 72

Alto Reed, the longtime saxophonist for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, died Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 72.