Logic Spits Fire in New Single ’44 More’

  The approximately-three-minute track features the 28-year-old rapper spitting lines about issues ranging from family troubles to doubters in the entertainment industry. Logic is back with a follow-up to his highest-charting single "1-800-273-8255" featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. After surprising fans on social media with the artwork of a new single called

Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

On Thursday night, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Variety teamed up for a panel highlighting some of this year’s Oscar contenders for best original song. Held at the L.A. Film School, the talk included Common and Diane Warren, who co-wrote “Marshall”s” “Stand Up For Something”; Taura Stinson, who co-wrote “Mudbound’s” “Mighty

Will Alexandre Desplat Take Home Another Oscar? A History of Score Wins

Will French composer Alexandre Desplat win best original score award for “The Shape of Water,” as most Oscar prognosticators are currently predicting? As more than 7,300 eligible Academy members cast their ballots this week, they are mulling over the musical categories as well. Competing with Desplat is Jonny Greenwood’s score for

Zayn Malik teases new music from his second album

Quincy Jones apologized Thursday for some of his remarks in two interviews published by GQ and Vulture in recent weeks. “I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it,” Jones — who celebrates his 85th birthday on March 14 — noted in a statement he shared on Twitter. “And I’m

Betty Who Signs Recording Deal With Kobalt

Australian pop singer Betty Who has signed a recordings deal with Kobalt, the company announced today. The singer, best known for her hits “Somebody Loves You” and “I Love You Always Forever” (the latter of which was a top 10 Australian hit and was certified double platinum in the country), released

Ed Sheeran finally explains his mysterious ring

No, Ed Sheeran hasn’t tied the knot yet — he’s just starting an engagement tradition of his own. The 27-year-old Grammy winner sparked rumors that he and fianceé Cherry Seaborn had secretly wed after he was spotted performing in London wearing a silver ring on that finger, which fans speculated was a wedding band. However,

Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and the BRIT Awards: Warner Music Is Having a Very Good Week

Warner Music Group is having an exceptionally good week with Bebe Rexha entering the Top 10, Dua Lipa achieving a major streaming milestone, and a company sweep of the BRIT Awards on Feb. 21. Warner Bros. artist Dua Lipa won awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist at

Chance the Rapper, Camila Cabello, Bon Jovi To Be Honored at iHeartRadio Awards

Chance the Rapper, Camila Cabello and Bon Jovi will all be honored at the iHeartRadio Music Awards next month, the company announced today. Chance the Rapper will receive the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award, Camila Cabello will be honored with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award (presented by L’Oréal Paris), and Bon Jovi — who will also perform

Todd Boehly’s Valence Media Shakes Up Sales Teams for Billboard, THR, Other Divisions

Less than a month after investor Todd Boehly merged the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Group with other entertainment assets, the new company has made several staffing changes in its sales and marketing strategy ranks. The new entity, called Valence Media, combines the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group with two other companies in Boehly’s portfolio:

BRITs 2018: Stormzy and Dua Lipa storm the ceremony two awards apiece

Nearly six months after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of country star Troy Gentry, his wife has taken legal action against the manufacturer of the fatal aircraft. Angela Gentry filed a suit in Pennsylvania on Feb. 14 against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Sikorsky Global Helicopters and Keystone Helicopter Corp, blaming them for

Troy Gentry’s widow sues helicopter company involved in his fatal crash

Nearly six months after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of country star Troy Gentry, his wife has taken legal action against the manufacturer of the fatal aircraft. Angela Gentry filed a suit in Pennsylvania on Feb. 14 against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Sikorsky Global Helicopters and Keystone Helicopter Corp, blaming them for

Liam Gallagher honours Manchester victims at BRIT Awards 2018

Vicky Cornell, the widow of former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, opened up about her husband’s death by suicide and the stigma of addiction in an emotional interview Wednesday. “My husband was the furthest thing from a rock star junkie. He just wasn’t,” Cornell told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. “He

Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, more perform 'IDGAF' for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Dua Lipa taught us the rules to getting over a persistent ex, and now the pop star is imparting another lesson in self-love with some help from Charli XCX, ALMA, Zara Larsson, and MØ. In a new performance of Lipa’s catchy single “IDGAF” for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in Los Angeles, the ladies sing

Tainted Love duo Soft Cell to reunite for Farewell Concert

Soft Cell, the duo behind the 1981 hit “Tainted Love,” will reunite for their first show in 15 years — but it’s just to say goodbye. Vocalist Marc Almond and producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Ball will take the stage Sunday, Sept. 30 in London at the O2 Arena for a

Universal Music Enterprises Names Vince Szydlowski EVP of Commercial Sales

Universal Music Enterprises has named Vince Szydlowski executive vp of commercial sales. He joins the catalog giant from Capitol Music Group, where he served as senior vp of label sales and worked on campaigns for Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Niall Horan, and Beck, among others. He held the position of

Chris Cornell’s Widow Opens Up About His Struggle With Painkillers Before His Suicide (Watch)

In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts that aired Wednesday morning, Vicky Cornell, the wife of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, opened up about her husband’s battle with addiction before his suicide last May. Vicky, who married Cornell in 2004, repeats her belief that drugs played a significant role in the singer’s death: He