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Chayanne to Receive Icon Award at 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Chayanne will be honored with the icon award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo said Thursday. The Billboard Icon Award is given to an artist who has carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time, but has also made them the most distinguished artist in their genre, […]

MTV VMAs: Kane Brown to Make History as First Male Country Artist to Perform at Show (Exclusive)

Kane Brown is set to make history as the first male country artist to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer will make his VMAs debut from the Toyota Stage with a first-time TV performance of “Grand,” the new single from third album Different Man, which drops Sept. 9. It’s not the first […]

Lady Gaga Speaks Out for Abortion Rights and Gay Marriage at Chromatica Ball

Lady Gaga is using her voice for the greater good. The pop star is currently on the North American leg of her Chromatica Ball, and used her tour stop in Washington, D.C., on Monday night to say a few choice words on abortion rights and gay marriage. “I would like to dedicate this song to every […]

Motown Songwriter-Producer Lamont Dozier Dies at 81

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81. Dozier died “peacefully” Monday at his home near Scottsdale, Arizona, according to […]

Britney Spears Preps for Music Comeback as Elton John “Tiny Dancer” Duet Gets Official Title

“Hold me closer, tiny dancer.” Elton John and Britney Spears’ rumored remake of John’s “Tiny Dancer” officially has a title, “Hold Me Closer,” borrowing from the first three words to the chorus to the 1972 single. “Hold Me Closer” was officially confirmed Monday by a rep for Universal Music’s Interscope Records, home to John, though […]

Olivia Newton-John, Australian Songstress and ‘Grease’ Star, Dies at 73

The pop sensation had five No. 1 hits, including "Physical," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "You're the One That I Want."

Nicki Minaj to Receive Video Vanguard Award and Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj has been tapped to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. She also will take the stage and perform for the first time since 2018 during the awards show, which is set to air live from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, at 8 p.m. ET/PT […]

Amy Grant “Making Progress Every Day” After Bike Accident That Left Her Unconscious for 10 Minutes

Amy Grant‘s bike accident left her unconscious for nearly 10 minutes and with a concussion, but her team says her recovery is going well. Grant was hospitalized July 27 after she fell while on a bicycle ride with friends in Nashville. “She is making progress every day,” a rep for Grant told Billboard on Sunday. […]

Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Year’s Biggest Debut by a Woman

Beyoncé’s Renaissance blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Aug. 13) with 2022’s biggest week by a woman — and the second-largest week of the year overall — as the set launches atop the chart with 332,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 4, […]

Judith Durham, Lead Singer of The Seekers and Australia’s Folk Music Icon, Dies at 79

Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in a statement on Saturday. She made her first […]

Jon Platt, Kevin Liles Among Honorees at Black Music Action Coalition’s 2022 Music in Action Gala

Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), an advocacy organization formed to address systemic racism in the music business, announced the honorees for its second annual Music in Action Awards Gala, which is set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. This year’s honorees include: Jon “Big Jon” Platt, chairman […]

Marshmello and Khalid, Panic! at the Disco and More to Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs

Anitta, J Balvin with Ryan Castro, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! at the Disco are set to perform at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. The show will be broadcast live from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Anitta will make her VMA debut with a performance of her single “Envolver,” which topped the Billboard Global Excl U.S. chart in April. […]