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Juan Gabriel Tribute Gig Organiser Thrilled With Hologram

Juanes, Jesse & Joy, and John Fogerty will be among the stars saluting the late singer at the Eternamente Juan Gabriel concert, but the highlight will be the beloved icon himself, back from...

Romeo Santos Works With Marvel For Cover Single Costume

The bachata singer was able to realise his superhero dreams by working with the comic book animators to come up with his look for Heroe Favorito (Favorite Hero), and Romeo reveals he was...

Lady Gaga's Teen Fan Still Stunned By Super Bowl Halftime Show Hug

Ally Bellini was picked to be part of the pop superstar's on-field set at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday (05Feb17), but she had no idea she'd get so close to the...

Marc Anthony Expanding Media Company With Talent Agency

The I Need to Know singer launched his media company in 2015 to help develop the careers of Latin artists and now he is adding a booking division to the company, according to...

Russell Simmons Selling Rushcard

Bosses at Green Dot have purchased the parent company of RushCard, UniRush, for $147 million (£117.7 million), according to Billboard. Simmons launched RushCard in 2003. In 2015, he was hit with...

Quincy Jones Royalties Lawsuit Heading To Trial

Jones sued estate officials and Sony Music Entertainment executives in 2013, seeking upwards of $10 million (£8.1 million).He claimed the defendants re-edited songs like Billie Jean and Thriller for the This Is It...

Keith Urban Forms Publishing Company

The country star has teamed up with songwriter/producer Ross Copperman and Universal Music Group Nashville (UMG) Vice President of A&R Joe Fisher to form Boom, according to Billboard. Urban has been working...

Jennifer Nettles Excited To See Christmas Through Son's Eyes

The Sugarland star is mum to four-year-old son Magnus and reveals the holidays have taken on a special meaning because the celebrations are no longer just about her. Magnus is beginning to understand more about...

Juan Gabriel's Family Hosting Tribute Concert

Eternamente Juan Gabriel will be held on 18 February (17) at the Foro Pegaso in Mexico and will be the first in a series of tributes planned in the country and around the...

Gospel Singer Joe Ligon Dies At 80

The Mighty Clouds of Joy frontman passed away on Sunday (11Dec16) in Georgia, according to Billboard. Ligon started the quartet in the 1950s in Los Angeles and the group's first album, Steal...

Lady Gaga Ends Feud With Madonna By Praising Her Awards Speech

The Material Girl star blasted the music industry for oppressing women and restricting their freedom in a rousing acceptance speech as she picked up the Woman of the Year prize at the New...

The Weeknd: 'I'm Addicted To Performing Live'

The Can't Feel My Face singer, who is preparing to go on tour next year (17), has now grown addicted to life on the road after a rocky start. The 26-year-old used...

Madonna Champions Freedom For Women In Blistering Awards Speech

The 58-year-old pop icon made the comments while accepting the Woman of the Year award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event on Friday (09Dec16). "I always feel better with something...

Noah Cyrus: 'I Expect To Be Compared To My Sister Miley'

The 16-year-old signed a record deal earlier this year (16) and last month (Nov16) she released her debut single, Make Me (Cry). Noah admits she was overcome with emotion when the track...

Fleet Foxes Tease New Music And First Gig In Five Years

The American band stormed the charts in 2008 with their self-titled album, named by editors at Billboard magazine as the year's best record. However the band went on hiatus after finishing a...

Gilberto Santa Rosa Lands Guinness World Record

The Puerto Rican star's latest project, Necesito un Bolero, topped the Billboard Tropical Albums countdown to earn him his record-breaking 12th number one. Gilberto, known as The Gentleman of Salsa, also previously...

Conductor Zoltan Kocsis Dies At 64

The composer passed away on Sunday (06Nov16). A cause of death has not been revealed, but Kocsis underwent heart surgery in 2012, according to Billboard. Last month (Oct16), Kocsis cancelled most of...

Jenni Rivera's Hologram Makes Surprise Appearance At Tribute Concert

The 17th annual event, which also served as a tribute to the tragic Mexican-American singer, was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and during the concert, Rivera's brother Juan took to the stage...

Bette Midler Is Loving The Hello, Dolly! Weight Loss Plan

The veteran entertainer is preparing for her Broadway turn in Hello, Dolly! which debuts in March (17), and she admits she's shedding the pounds in rehearsals. "I'm having a great time," she...

Selena Quintanilla Inducted Into Texas Women's Hall Of Fame

The Bidi Bidi Bom Bom hitmaker was feted by Texas governor Greg Abbott on Friday (21Oct16) and her sister, Suzette, was on hand to accept the award in her honour, according to Billboard....

Dj Khaled Named Spokesperson For Get Schooled

The All I Do is Win hitmaker fronts the Keys to Success campaign for the organisation, which aims to help students in the U.S. graduate from high school and go on to college,...

Bobby Shmurda Officially Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison

The hip-hop newcomer, real name Ackquille Pollard, has been locked up since December, 2014, following his arrest during a police sting operation in Manhattan. He was charged with counts of conspiracy to...

Rapper Nelly Joins Sports Show

The Hot In Herre hitmaker will be featured alongside hosts Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and moderator Joy Taylor to discuss sports starting on 1 November (16). In addition to rapping, the...

Kim Kardashian: 'I Wasn't Ready To Become A Mum When I First Fell Pregnant'

The reality TV star tells Billboard she wasn't ready to become a mum when she learned she was expecting her daughter North, but she's thrilled the little angel and her brother Saint chose...

German Superstar Nena Heading To U.s. For First American Concerts

The star, who hit the U.S. charts with both the German and English-language versions of her 1980s song, aka 99 Red Balloons, never cashed in on the success by playing in the States,...

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...

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