Aaliyah’s Afterlife: How the Singer Still Lives on in Music and Fashion

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
On her aunt’s porch in Haines City, Fla., in 2001, you could find a 15-year-old Sevyn Streeter doing her best Aaliyah impression. She and her...
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M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
After more than three years, a dispute over M.I.A.'s halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI has been resolved. Super Bowl Pay-to-Play Reports:...
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Chris Brown Drops Diplo-Produced 'X' Title Track

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
With Chris Brown's long-delayed X album dropping Sept. 16, the R&B star just revealed the title track to his upcoming sixth album. "X" --...
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Parole Denied Yet Again for John Lennon's Killer

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer. It's the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New...
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Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Idol' Hits New Low

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, selling 93,000 copies...
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The Juice Podcast: Ferguson, Michael Brown & the Importance of Hip-Hop Artists

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Ever since unarmed, college-bound Michael Brown was shot six times and killed by Ferguson, Miss. police officer Darren Wilson, eyes and hearts all...
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Taylor Swift Aiming For No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Shake It Off'

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Expect a major "shake"-up atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week, as Taylor Swift appears headed for a No. 1 debut with her new single, "Shake It...
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Breaks Vevo Record

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Nicki Minaj's much-discussed "Anaconda" video smashed Vevo's record for the most views in 24 hours, racking up 19.6 million clicks in the first day...
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Coldplay's 'True Love' Video: Watch Chris Martin Play an Inflatable Janitor

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
"True Love" may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chris Martin these days, but it is the title of the latest video from...
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Man Charged in Lollapalooza Biting Attack

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
A 33-year-old man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival...
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Flashback Friday: Madonna's 'Who's That Girl' Hit No. 1

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
"Who's that girl?" wasn't a question anyone was asking about Madonna by the time 1987 rolled around -- but it was a question on the mind of...
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MTV VMAs 2014 Preview: Creating the Next Miley Moment, Ariana Grande's 'Space Glam' Plan & More

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Before last year's MTV Video Music Awards, viewers had no idea what Miley Cyrus was about to unleash on the world, with her twerking and her flesh-...
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Pay for YouTube? Challenges Ahead for Google's Next Music Subscription Service

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Ever since news broke in October that YouTube was planning a subscription service, people have been asking how YouTube would get people to pay to...
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2014 Is the Best Year for Stadium Concerts in 20 Years

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Jason Aldean says that when his team first broached the idea of adding stadiums to his tour route in 2013, “I thought they were just talking shit. We...
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MTV VMAs Artists to Watch: Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q and Fifth Harmony Battle for the Moonman

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
It’s been a breakthrough year for Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q and Fifth Harmony. But only one of these hot newcomers will...
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Robert Christgau on 'Get On Up': Putting James Browns' Music First

Billboard News - 2 hours 42 min ago
In his 2006 Rolling Stone profile "Being James Brown," the great lost rock critic Jonathan Lethem made sense of the Hardest Working Man in Show...
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A Critical Evaluation of Ariana Grande's Acting

Billboard News - 5 hours 46 min ago
Though the core of Ariana Grande's audience was built from the tweens who became fans watching her acting work on Nickelodeon, as a pop star, the 21-...
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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Clean Bandit Continues U.S. Invasion With 'Rather Be'

Billboard News - 5 hours 46 min ago
As previously reported, MAGIC! tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week with "Rude" and Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea boast a whopping three...
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Christina Aguilera’s Self-Titled Debut at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Billboard News - 5 hours 46 min ago
Once upon a time, when ex-Mouseketeers with burning ambition and blinding smiles ruled the universe, there lived two princesses. One was an iffy...
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Christina Aguilera’s Top 20 Billboard Hits

Billboard News - 5 hours 46 min ago
Fifteen years ago this month, Christina Aguilera successfully shed her Disney image with her sultry self-titled debut album, a No. 1 hit and a game-...
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