Music Industry

Drake Is Toying With What A No. 1 Album Looks Like

While the tracking week may have only just ended and the final first frame numbers haven’t been announced yet, Drake is on track to score another No. 1 album when the charts refresh in just a few days. From the moment he released his new collection <i>More Life</i>, he was always going to end up on top …

Music Charts

We Need to Stop Treating Mental Health Like a Selling Point

As with feminism, we’re seeing a serious issue commodified by the music industry while major government action remains pretty much non-existent.<p>Awareness: this is the term most often used in reference to the UK's snowballing mental health crisis. Often it's used positively, through campaigns like …

Mental Health

RaeLynn's wild romance led to long-awaited debut album

RaeLynn's 'Wildhorse' will be in stores Friday, March 24.

Music

Watch Migos Brawl With Bikers in Epic 'What the Price' Video

Migos get into a brawl at a biker bar in the outrageous new video for "What the Price." The track appears on the Atlanta trio's latest album, …

Music Charts

If Daniel Ek wants to frighten the major labels, he should step back in time

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we consider the power of new music makers on Spotify – …

Entertainment Industry

Drake’s More Life Will Reportedly Be Released As A CD

According to the playlist project’s Amazon listing, the physical version is due out March 31.<p>Drake's <i>More Life</i>, released on streaming services last …

Music

Kendrick Lamar fans lose their cool after he teases a new album with a cryptic post on Instagram

Kendrick Lamar might have teased another album and people cannot wait.<p>EBU goes to new lengths to accommodate Russia at Eurovision 2017<p>The Alright …

Music

We must show people that music is worth more than just 'consumption'

With a population six times smaller than the UK, Sweden punches well above its weight in the global music industry.<p>There’s ABBA, of course — powered …

Entertainment Industry

Freebandz In Billboard: Future Believes Ciara “Gave Up” On Him, Talks Other “Superstar Females” He Date

1 of 4<p>❯<p>❮<p>Future Covers Billboard And Talks Ciara, Dating “Superstar Females” and More<p>Future Hndrxx is the new cover boy of Billboard and in his …

Grammy Awards

Has Kendrick Lamar just hinted at a new album?

If deleting all past posts wasn't enough to catch his fans' attention, the good boy rapper posted an image of a Roman-lettered four on his Instagram …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Residente Unveils Dates for 2017 European Tour

After dropping his latest single "Somos anormales" and premiering a self-titled documentary at South by Southwest, Residente is now going on tour …

Billboard Awards

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Preach Respect Toward Women With New Song 'Speak to a Girl'

"She don't give a damn about your Benjamin Franklins, she wants Aretha."<p>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are preaching some R-E-S-P-E-C-T towards women with …

Music

Did SelGo Just Acknowledge Her Relationship With The Weeknd On Instagram?

I'll say it: There's something mesmerizing about Selena Gomez and her relationships. The relatively private singer had one very public romance with Justin Bieber that seemed to captivate the world. Even after the breakup, the internet's invested in the couple. (There are entire Instagram accounts …

Grammy Awards

Top-Paid Grammy Nominees 2017

Grammy Awards

Singer LP's long and winding journey to her global hit Lost On You: Interview

LP – or Laura Pergolizzi to her mates – is taking the one-country-at-a-time approach to world domination.<p>After a string of record deals that yielded …

As Billboard Magazine Unveil iPhone Cover, We Ask What It Means For Our Changing Industry

One of Billboard magazine’s latest covers – featuring former Fifth Harmony babe Camila Cabello – was recently shot quite infamously using the …

Music Charts

‘Harry Potter’ Alum Rupert Grint Says He Invented Ed Sheeran

If you’ve ever seen “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint and “Shape of You” singer Ed Sheeran, you may have gotten the two confused. With both being red …

Entertainment

Apple Beats 1 chief wants to rekindle the record-store romance

Zane Lowe, the head of Apple's radio channel, sees Beats 1 DJs filling a music culture void left by automated streaming libraries.<p>Record stores mean a lot to Zane Lowe.<p>Best known for his 12 years as one of the BBC's top Radio 1 DJs, Lowe uncovered the earliest recordings of hip hop by devotedly …

Entertainment Industry

There's a great singles chart out there – it's just not the one we use as the Top 40

The Official Charts Company’s physical singles chart, based on CD and vinyl sales, paints a very different picture to the ‘real’ Top 40 – and a much more attractive one<p>What a great top 10 singles from the Official Charts Company. A leading solo artist at No 1, a great British group at No 2, Radio 2 …

Singles Chart

Zayn and Partynextdoor Connect on "Still Got Time"

Zayn and Partynextdoor's hotly anticipated collaboration is finally here as the two stars link up over smooth production from Frank Dukes and Murda …

Music Charts

SoundHound integrates full Spotify playlists (LiveLyrics included) and enables OK Hound playback voice controls

SoundHound may have just become one of the best ways to listen to Spotify on your phone. The app has had Spotify integration for years, first …

Apps

iHeartRadio Hits 100 Million Users

iHeartRadio, America’s largest radio conglomerate and one of the biggest players in the streaming music game, has just announced that it has reached the incredible milestone of 100 million registered users.<p>100 million registered users is certainly an impressive statistic, but it’s worth focusing on …

Business

With 'More Life,' Drake continues to experiment with the streaming era

Is it an album or a mixtape? Such was the question when Drake released “More Life,” a collection of new music billed as a “playlist,” last weekend.<p>Presented by October Firm, the team of Drake and his co-manager Oliver El-Khatib, and released through Young Money/Cash Money, the 22-track offering …

Music Charts

Ffurious feat. Gene Noble - You Know I Do [Official Video 2017]

Grammy Awards

20 Social Media Stars Who Have Cracked the Billboard Charts

Did you know that some of your favorite YouTube, Instagram and Vine personalities also have Billboard chart achievements on their respective resumes? …

Albums Chart

Heard it on the radio: Musicians need the airwaves to make it

Rapper Riky Rick captured media and public attention last week when he announced his departure from Mabala Noise, the controversial label to which he …

Music

Music streaming apps upping the ante in a crowded market

Competition remains fierce in the crowded music streaming market. Xiaomi Music has become the first Chinese mobile phone manufacturer to obtain …

Entertainment Industry

Pandora’s plan to end abandoned playlists, or: how I learned to stop indecision and love the Genome…

Pandora’s plan to end abandoned playlists, or: how I learned to stop indecision and love the Genome.<p>A peek inside “Add Similar Songs,” the …

iTunes

2017 ACM Awards performers announced: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt & more

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional performers who will take the stage for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards on April 2: <b>Lauren Daigle</b>,</b> …

Country Music

The unstoppable J Balvin won big at the BMI Latin Music Awards

Proving to be a game-changer, J Balvin has been leading a new wave of <i>latinidad</i> in the United States, and showing that — despite the political and …

Grammy Awards