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Sep 23, 2020

Roberta Battaglia Shines With Alessia Cara Cover on ‘AGT': Watch
The 11-year-old singer impressed once again, this time in the "AGT" final round.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Daneliya Tuleshova Is ‘Alive' With Impressive Sia Cover on ‘AGT' Final: Watch
The teen is very much alive in this competition.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

John Lennon's Killer Mark Chapman Says he Sought ‘Self-Glory'
The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable" act.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Saul Williams Signs With Knitting Factory for Management
Knitting Factory Management has signed renowned musician, actor, and director and Saul Williams manager Aaron Johnson announced today.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Sara Bareilles Has No Doubt Broadway Will Bounce Back: ‘To Me, It's a Question of When'
Sara Bareilles joins the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her TV series "Little Voice," the "beautiful" reception it has received, her new companion album to the show titled "More Love: Songs From Little Voice Season One," what movies she's been binging in lockdown, and how she has no doubt Broadway will bounce back.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Hip-Hop Agent Brent Smith Suspended From WME
Brent Smith, who represents Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator and John Legend has been suspended and is not expected to return to his post at WME.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Liza Koshy Hosts Facebook Watch's Vote-A-Thon 2020, Invites Alicia Keys, Meghan Trainor, Common & More
Facebook Watch premiered its star-studded Vote-A-Thon 2020 on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to support National Voter Registration Day, hosted by Liza Koshy and featuring Alicia Keys, Common, Meghan Trainor and more.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Co-Parenting With Chris Martin: ‘You're Ending a Marriage, But You're Still in a Family'
Gwyneth Paltrow is breaking down the secret to "conscious uncoupling."

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

How to Watch the ‘Time100' TV Special
The "Time100" television event will give viewers a special look at the world's most influential people of 2020 ahead of its Time print debut for the first time ever.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

SXSW Plans Virtual 2021 Edition, Prioritizing Artists Slated for Canceled 2020 Festival
Today (Sept. 22), SXSW organizers shared an early look at their plans for 2021 -- which may or may not include the return of a physical edition.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Alicia Keys Wants You to Shine From the Inside Out With ‘Keys SoulCare' Brand
In August, Alicia Keys announced that she'll be dipping her toes in the beauty business by partnering with E.l.f. cosmetics for a lifestyle beauty brand.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Maria Becerra, Tini & Lola Indigo's ‘High' Is Crowned Best Latin Summer Remix of 2020 in Fan Poll
In a fan poll previously published on Billboard, readers were asked to vote for their favorite summer remix of 2020. Here are the full results!

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

All Music Industry Initiatives to Help Get Out the Vote This Election Season (Updating)
Ahead of Election Day (Nov. 3), non-partisan voter registration organizations like HeadCount and Voto Latino, in partnership with labels and artists, have launched music-driven initiatives that incentivize eligible voters - especially young ones - to get registered and vote.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Post Malone, Taylor Swift & More: Who Should Win Top Artist at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards? Vote!
The nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards came out today (Sept. 22), and Post Malone led the list with 16, including one for top artist. So who should win in that category?

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Diversify the Stage: Addressing the Lack of Inclusion in Touring (Guest Column)
Fitz and the Tantrums' Noelle Scaggs pens an op-ed outlining her new initiative, Diversify the Stage, and its aims of inclusion and diversity.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: Top 20 Latin Songs Of All Time, From ‘Despacito' to ‘Vivir Mi Vida'
Acts like J Balvin, Luis Fonsi and more may bring heavy hitters to the tally, but the top 20 songs in the history of Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart will surprise you.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Who Else Should Take Over ‘The Tonight Show' for a Whole Week? Vote!
Next week, BTS will bring "Dynamite" and more explosive surprises for their week-long hosting gig at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But who should also have a takeover at the late-night show?

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Cardi B & Hennessy Carolina Sued for Alleged Defamation of Character
Cardi B, Hennessy Carolina and Michelle Diaz are facing a lawsuit over a Labor Day Weekend incident in New York, according to documents obtained by Billboard.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Kelly Clarkson Is Feelin' ‘Good As Hell' With This Lizzo Cover
A new season of The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered this week, and with it, a new set of Kellyoke covers.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

How Quinoa Set the Stage for AJR's Coming-of-Age Hit ‘Bang!'
Fueled by choppy production, a Wes Anderson-esque music video — complete with pink hues, wacky characters and perfectly symmetrical shots — and a consequent Hayley Kiyoko-assisted remix that arrived in August, the single is currently enjoying a new peak this week at No. 41 on the Hot 100.…

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

The Rule Change That Cost Zendaya a Grammy for ‘The Greatest Showman'
Zendaya won her first EGOT-level award Sunday night—a Primetime Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Zendaya had several tracks on The Greatest Showman soundtrack, which won a 2008 Grammy for best compilation soundtrack for visual media, but she didn't receive an award for that. Why not?

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

H.E.R. Performs ‘I Can't Breathe' During Michelle Obama's National Voter Registration Day Livestream
H.E.R. wielded her euphoric vocals to not only perform her "I Can't Breathe" anthem but to also encourage fans to register to vote today (Sept. 22) on National Voter Registration Day.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Fan Army Face-Off 2020: The Quarterfinals
Vote in the quaterfinals of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Matthew Koma Shows Off *Cheeky* Tattoo in Honor of Wife Hilary Duff
Matthew Koma's a-- belongs to Hilary Duff, and now he has the ink to prove it.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Five Burning Questions: YoungBoy Never Broke Again's ‘Top' Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Why was this album YoungBoy's best-performing yet? And who else might be able to top the Billboard 200 three times in one year? Billboard staffers debate these questions and more below.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

20 Questions With Bea Miller: The Surprise Success of ‘Feel Something' & Her ‘Truthful' Next Chapter
Ahead of her next act, Bea Miller caught up with Billboard about the surprise success of "feel something," what fans can expect from her upcoming music, and some of her earliest music memories.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Jennifer Lopez & Michelle Obama Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy on National Voter Registration Day Livestream
Jennifer Lopez remembered Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with former first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 22) for the latter's day-long National Voter Registration Day Instagram Live takeover.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Taylor Swift Urges Swifties to Register to Vote by Creating Resources List: ‘We Need Everyone'
Taylor Swift took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday (Sept. 22), National Voter Registration Day, to urge the Swifties to use their voices ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Cyndi Lauper & More Sing ‘People Have the Power' to Encourage Voting
Patti Smith has gathered an all-star group of singers from around the world -- including Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Tenzin Choegyal, Cyndi Lauper and Angelique Kidjo -- for a cover of "People Have the Power" in honor of National Voter Registration Day.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Hits No. 1 on Artist 100 for First Time, Thanks to ‘Top' Debut
YoungBoy Never Broke Again jumps from No. 41 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 26) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

How to Watch Michelle Obama's ‘Get Registered & Ready' Live Event For National Voter Registration Day Event
Former first lady Michelle Obama is hosting a day-long National Voter Registration Day Instagram takeover on Tuesday (Sept. 22) featuring appearances by artists.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Bad Bunny & Mora's ‘Una Vez' Video Chronicles the Tale of a Heartbroken Astronaut
Bad Bunny surprised fans with the official music video for 'Una Vez,' in collaboration with Mora and part of his chart-topping album YHLQMDLG.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

How Regional Mexican Acts Are Touring the Midwest Following a Hodgepodge of Safety Guidelines
As states struggle to keep COVID-19 cases down, the Midwest has become a hotspot for promoters specializing in regional Mexican music looking to keep their businesses running and artists working in a live industry sidelined by the pandemic.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Cardi B, Kesha & More Artists Urge Fans to Register to Vote
Artists including Cardi B, Kesha, and more want you to make sure you are ready for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Alt-Pop Artist Rei Ami Signs With Visionary Records: Exclusive
Rising alternative pop force Rei Ami has signed with Visionary Records, announced on Tuesday (Sept. 22) exclusively on Billboard.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Nashville Songwriter Awards Reveal 2020 Songwriter of the Year: Exclusive
The NSAI names Ashley Gorley its songwriter of the year at this year's virtual Nashville Songwriter Awards. He wins for the fifth time

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini Debuts in Top Country Albums Chart's Top 10, Andrew Jannakos Makes Fast Start
Kelsea Ballerini scores her fourth top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Lil Nas X & More Artists React to 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations: ‘This Feeling Never Gets Old'
Everyone from Lil Nas X and Machine Gun Kelly to Thomas Rhett and Dan Shay took to social media on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to celebrate their BBMAs nominations.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Why COVID-19 Is Pushing Publishing Deal Prices to Historic Highs
The coronavirus is devastating the concert business, as well as the overall economy, but the market for music publishing deals is hotter than ever.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

NCT Announces New Album ‘NCT 2020: Resonance Pt. 1' With All 23 Members
NCT dropped some major news on Tuesday (Sept. 22): the mega-group is releasing its sophomore album and also adding two new members to its ranks!

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

BTS Gearing Up For Week-Long ‘Tonight Show' Takeover
"BTS Week" will feature a unique performance every night. Here's what you need to know.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Hillary Clinton to Launch Interview Podcast ‘You and Me Both'
iHeartRadio is sharing new details about its upcoming podcast with Hillary Clinton.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Former Paradigm, WME Agents Launch Mint Talent Group
After the Coronavirus crisis devastated the music touring business and left creators with an uncertain future, former Paradigm agents Patrick McAuliff and Phil Egenthal and ex-William Morris Endeavor agent C. J. Strock have combined to launch Mint Talent Agency.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Taylor Swift, Post Malone & More Artists Who Could Make History at the 2020 BBMAs
Post Malone and Lil Nas X are this year's leading nominees for the Billboard Music Awards, with 16 and 13 nods, respectively. The awards, which were originally scheduled for April 29, will finally be handed out on Oct. 14.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Post Malone Leads 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations With 16: Full List
Post Malone leads this year's 2020 Billboard Music Award nominations with 16 total nods.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

‘Empire' Building: Queensrÿche's Hard-Rock Masterpiece Turns 30
A lean, mean 11-track masterpiece of hard-driving yet accessible selections, Queensrÿche's fourth studio album, Empire, entered the Billboard 200 on Sept. 22, 1990, at No. 35 and peaked at No. 7. It spawned six singles that were illustrated by cerebral, gossamer videos and has sold 3.5 millioncopies (according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data).

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

P!nk Rocks Biden-Harris Shirt and Carey Hart Says ‘Bye Karen' to Anyone With a Problem
After P!nk rocked a Biden-Harris t-shirt during a motorcycle ride, husband Carey Hart had a few choice words for commenters who slammed her choice of political swag.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Britain Announces Curfew for Venues, Pubs as COVID-19 Cases Surge
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the brakes Tuesday on the country's return to offices and a normal social life, saying the U.K. was at a "perilous turning point" in its fight against coronavirus.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

2020 Billboard Music Awards: BTS, Billie Eilish & More Are Nominated in These Five Categories
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are around the corner, and Billboard has your exclusive first look at the nominees for five categories.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

iHeartCountry Festival Returns as Virtual Event With Enhanced Line-Up: Exclusive
After being postponed from its original May 2 date following the COVID-19 outbreak, the 7th annual iHeartCountry Festival will now take place Oct. 23 as a virtual streaming and on-air radio special.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Jimmy Buffett Inducted Into Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame
Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally and the late B.B. King are among the latest inductees to the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

No, Mariah Carey Didn't Just Cancel Thanksgiving
Mariah Carey scared a lot of the Lambily on Monday (Sept. 21) when she posted "Thanksgiving is Cancelled," only to explain that it's a chapter title from her upcoming memoir.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Selena Gomez & Blackpink Zoom in From Home For ‘Ice Cream' Lyric Video
Selena Gomez and BLACKPINK have served up another video for their "Ice Cream" collaboration, this time a lyric clip in which all the women Zoom in from home.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

The Killers Bring Rock to Monday Night Football With ‘Mr Brightside' Performance: Watch
Brandon Flowers and Co. took the stage in their hometown Las Vegas.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Low Emmys Ratings
The 2020 ceremony's host also poked fun at winners including Jeremy Strong and Zendaya.

Billboard Music News
Sep 22, 2020

Ava Max's ‘Heaven & Hell' Leads Action-Packed Midweek U.K. Chart
Ava Max's debut album "Heaven & Hell" (Atlantic)  blasts into an early lead in what's shaping as a thrilling U.K. chart race.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

A Supreme Court Without RBG May Impact Hollywood's Grip on Intellectual Property
The Supreme Court loses its most pro-copyright voice just as the high court is set to hear its most important copyright case in decades.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Avril Lavigne Announces One Night Only Livestream Benefit Concert
Avril Lavigne is dedicated to conquering Lyme disease.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

No If's, And's or Butts: Diplo Wants *You* to Register to Vote During This Election
Diplo channeled Uncle Sam's spirit (and none of his patriotic get-up) when he posted a cheeky voter registration PSA on Instagram Monday (Sept. 21), a day before National Voter Registration Day.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole & Will Remain in Prison Until 2021
Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) was denied parole and will remain behind bars until the end of next year, according to TMZ.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Tyler Childers Challenges His ‘White Rural Listeners' to Empathize With Black Americans in Powerful Video
Tyler Childers directed a YouTube video toward his "white rural listeners" about the Long Violent History, his surprise album that he dropped Friday (Sept. 18), behind the age-old target on the backs of Black Americans.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Travis Scott's ‘Franchise' Is Arriving This Week
Travis Scott had fans hyped for his new single "Franchise" by making it available for pre-order last week for only 69 cents.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Fans Voted & This Is Their Favorite RBD Album
To celebrate that RBD's music catalog is available on all streaming platforms, fans have officially voted for the best RBD album. See the results here.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Vicky Cornell Shares Unreleased Clip of Chris Cornell's ‘Only These Words' for Daughter's Birthday
Chris Cornell's daughter Toni turned 16 on Friday (Sept. 18).

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

How a European Court Decision Could Lead to a Pay Day for U.S. Artists
A European court ruling this month could help level the playing field for music creators around the world — with U.S. artists and labels to benefit the most.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Kanye West Acknowledges ‘Ma$e Is Right About That Line' in ‘Devil in a New Dress'
Kanye West issued one of his favorite rappers Ma$e a public apology on Twitter yesterday (Sept. 20) for the line in his 2010 track "Devil in a New Dress."

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Merch To Match Its Mission: How Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Responsibly Sources T-Shirts
The experience of Willie Nelson's Farm Aid offers lessons in how any artist, manager or promoter can responsibly source t-shirts and other concert garb.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Quibi Explores Strategic Options, Including Sale (Report)
Short-form video startup Quibi is said to be exploring strategic options including a sale less than six months after its launch.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Fall Out Boy & Weezer Went Head-to-Head on ‘Celebrity Family Feud'
Sunday night's (Sept. 20) episode of Celebrity Family Feud has us thinking, "Thnks fr th Mmrs" as Fall Out Boy and Weezer faced off in the hilarious game show hosted by Steve Harvey.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

New Data Reveals Music's Importance to TikTok's Gen Z Audience
Three years after the launch of TikTok, 52% of Generation Z (people ages 13 to 23) in the U.S. use a short video clip sites such as TikTok and Triller in a typical month.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Kevin Love Moderates #OKNotToBeOK Mental Health Twitter Q&A With Demi Lovato and Marshmello
NBA player Kevin Love didn't jump on the remix of Demi Lovato and Marshmello's "OK Not To Be OK" collab, but he moderated a Twitter Q&A with them Monday (Sept. 21) about mental health.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Norah Jones Joins All-Star Lineup for Willie Nelson's 35th Annual Farm Aid: ‘I Think It's So Important'
Norah Jones has joined the diverse and expansive lineup of Willie Nelson's 35th annual Farm Aid on Sept. 26, as it spotlights the issues of sustainable agriculture, the pandemic, climate change and the struggle for racial justice.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

20 Questions With Dulce María: The Mexican Actress & Singer on New TV Series ‘Falsa Identidad' & RBD
In anticipation of Dulce María's debut on Telemundo's "Falsa Identidad" second season, here are 20 questions with the Mexican singer and actress.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Which Fall Album Are You Most Excited For? Vote!
Which are you most looking forward to enjoying while sipping on some pumpkin spice lattes?

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

SoundCloud Launches ‘Turn Up the Vote' Initiative Driving Gen-Z Users to the Polls
"Turn Up the Vote" launches with a centralized online voting resource hub, which breaks down the state-by-state voting process for new and first-time voters.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

BTS Set to Blow Up Fortnite With Brand New ‘Dynamite' Music Video
Fortnite's Party Royale is boasting some international sensations who will blow up the island's Main Stage this week with "Dynamite": BTS.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Adam Met of AJR on What Makes an Effective Modern Protest Song (Guest Column)
It is now more important than ever for art to emulate, critique and respond to the world around it.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Doja Cat May Not Have a Nicki Minaj Song in the Works, But This Superstar Collab ‘Exists'
We won't be getting a "Say So"-type remix from Nicki Minaj any time soon.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

20 Questions With Max on Collaborating With BTS' Suga, Preparing to Become a Dad For the First Time
Ahead of his new album's Sept. 18 release, Max answered 20 questions for Billboard.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

20 Questions With Max: Artist Talks Collaborating With BTS' Suga, Preparing to Become a Dad For the First Time
Ahead of his new album's Sept. 18 release, Max answered 20 questions for Billboard.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Who Is Your Dream ‘American Idol' Judge? Vote!
Online auditions for ABC's American Idol are still underway, and Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest will return for the next season. But if it was up to you, who would be your dream judge?

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Run the Jewels Are Performing ‘RTJ4' in Full to Encourage People to Vote
Run the Jewels are teaming with Adult Swim and Ben & Jerry's for an Oct. 10 broadcast of the hip-hop duo performing their RTJ4 album in its entirety.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

BTS' ‘Dynamite' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart, Cardi B's ‘WAP' Tops Global 200
BTS' "Dynamite" lights it up at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, rising from No. 2.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

20 Questions with Sadie Dupuis: Sad13's Return, Pandemic Pop Picks & Her Favorite ‘O.C.' Characters
Sadie Dupuis discusses the creation of 'Haunted Painting,' how she incorporates her social activism into her albums, her karaoke go-to and why she'd sing the praises of Veronica Mars to her younger self.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

YG's Newest K-Pop Boy Group Treasure on ‘The First Step: Chapter Two': ‘We're Doing This For Our Fans'
Ahead of their new two-track release The First Step: Chapter Two on Sep. 18, TREASURE met with Billboard Korea to share their stories about their debut and new album.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Zach Braff Slams Emmys for Not Including Nick Cordero in In Memoriam Segment
Zach Braff criticized the Emmys on Monday (Sept. 21), after the awards show failed to include late actor and Broadway star Nick Cordero in its In Memoriam segment Sunday.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Lewis Capaldi's ‘Before You Go' Wraps Record Run to No. 1 on Pop & Radio Songs Charts
Lewis Capaldi's "Before You Go" hits No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs and all-format Radio Songs charts (dated Sept. 26).

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

DJ Spinna Hosting Earth, Wind & Fire '21st Night of September' Party
Legendary R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire are hosting a "21st of September" party on Monday night (Sept. 21) in honor of their iconic 1978 hit "September," which also has a new remix by DJ Eric Kupper.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Cardi B's ‘WAP' Tops Billboard Hot 100 for Fourth Week, The Weeknd's ‘Blinding Lights' Makes History in Top Five
Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Plus, The Weeknd's former Hot 100 leader "Blinding Lights" breaks the record for the most weeks spent in the top five in the chart's history.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Here are All of Taylor Swift's ‘Folklore' Chapters (So Far) in One Place
Thanks to the various chapters Taylor Swift has dropped since Folklore's surprise release, she doesn't show any sign of closing out the story anytime soon.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week: Georgia, Evie Irie, Phil Good & More
These 10 tracks from artists like Georgia, Evie Irie, Phil Good and more will get you energized to take on the week.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Moguls Of Merch: The Players Shaping Music Merchandising's Future
These nine executives are elevating artist brands to new heights, whether it's a Carnaby Street brick-and-mortar store devoted to The Rolling Stones, limited-edition clothing inspired by Bob Dylan, $1,500 jeans for the Grateful Dead or a weed farming app for Wiz Khalifa. They've also weathered the pandemic via innovative e-commerce offerings such as puzzles and…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

StockX: Merch's New Billion-Dollar Player
StockX was founded in 2016 primarily as a marketplace for shoe collectors known as sneakerheads, offering to verify the authenticity of hard-to-find, pristine-condition kicks that were bought and sold on the platform. But in the past three years, it has started a rapidly growing trade in artist merchandise, with products from over 20 performers, labels…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

These Artists Are Moving Merch In A World Without Concerts
A T-shirt will never replace a concert, but with live events — and touring revenue — off the table for the immediate future, artists have shifted their priorities, and merch allows them to connect with the same passionate fan base they would see on tour. And e-commerce has significant advantages: Items ordinarily too complicated or…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

How To Make The Best Merch Licensing Deal
Billboard spoke to three of the top attorneys in the music licensing and merchandising field, along with the president of a merch company that specializes in legacy acts, and asked them to highlight the key deal points and material clauses every attorney or artist should insist upon before signing on the dotted line.…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Know Thy Customers: How Shopify's Analytics Are Changing the Game
Shopify. The 14-year-old Ontario-based business has grown into a global giant over the last six years since it launched Shopify Plus, the enterprise version of its software. Smooth setup — and robust data — make it a favorite of not just the music industry, but retailers like Staples, Heinz, Allbirds and more. It's a Wall…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

This Tech Start-Up Is Using AI To Combat Counterfeit Merch Online
The counterfeiting of music merchandise has mushroomed — "flagrant" is the descriptive used by Bravado CEO Mat Vlasic — and CounterFind has emerged as the music merch industry's high-tech weapon against online counterfeit at a time when e-commerce sales of artist-branded T-shirts, hoodies and other goods have become an ever more important financial lifeline thanks…

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

What's Next for the Music Streaming Biz? Warner Chief Digital Officer Oana Ruxandra Shares a Road Map
"I'm really passionate about ensuring that artists can survive and thrive," says Ruxandra. "It's especially important because music can truly change culture — it can change the world."

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

The Emotions Singer Pamela Hutchinson Dies at 61
Pamela Hutchinson, a singer in the 1970s R&B trio the Emotions, has died at 61.

Billboard Music News
Sep 21, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Toxic Workplace Reports in Talk Show Return: Watch
Ellen DeGeneres addressed multiple reports about a "toxic" work culture on her eponymous show when the daytime program returned on Monday (Sept. 21).

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