5 Things We Learned From Kevin Liles & Al Sharpton’s ‘It’s a New Day’ Conversation

American record label 300 Entertainment and financial services company Nasdaq joined forces on Friday morning (June 24) for a special intimate conversation between legendary music executive Kevin Liles and civil rights activist Al Sharpton. The event brought people from all over the media industry to the Nasdaq MarketSite in the heart of New York City

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Miley Cyrus on Challenges of ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ and Why Pete Davidson Was the Best Co-Host

Miley Cyrus may seem like a go-with-the-flow person, but when it comes to a TV special like NBC’s Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, she’s all about structure. Because of COVID, which prevented rehearsals and special guest appearances and prompted multiple location changes, the Miami-set live show had its fair share of challenges. Explore Explore See latest videos

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Britney Spears Is ‘So Honored’ Madonna Came to Her Wedding, Praises Her 12 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits

Spears gushed over her “Me Against the Music” collaborator’s attendance at her big day, and Madonna’s illustrious music career. Madonna, with special guest singer Britney Spears, performs during her Sticky and Sweet Tour at Dodger Stadium on November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/GI Britney Spears sent the Internet into a frenzy when

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Italian Regulator Fines Viagogo 23M Euros for Inflating Ticket Prices to Maneskin, Dua Lipa Concerts

LONDON —Italy’s communications regulator has fined Viagogo 23.5 million euros ($24.8 million) for selling tickets to concerts by rock and pop stars like Maneskin, Pearl Jam and Dua Lipa at vastly inflated rates, thereby violating the country’s strict rules around the resale of concert tickets. Following a board meeting on June 23, Autorità per le

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Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Carolina’ for ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Is Finally Here: Stream It Now

“I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story,” Swift has said of the song. Taylor Swift Beth Garrabrant The wait is finally over. After teasing more than three months ago that her new song “Carolina” would be coming “soon,” Taylor Swift has at last dropped the full original song she

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Angelina Is About To Reveal Something Really Big To Deena On Jersey Shore

After a heart-to-heart (and a little tantric sex therapy) in international waters the Florida Keys, Angelina had resolved to “try one more time” with Chris. But during tonight’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation episode, it seems that thought may have been short-lived. For starters, Ang is moving on to bigger digs, complete with a “koi” pond (live fish, optional) and a full-blown

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Steve Fickinger, Tony-Winning ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Producer, Dies at 62

Steve Fickinger, who received a Tony Award for producing the blockbuster musical Dear Evan Hansen after helping bring Newsies and The Lion King to Broadway as a Disney executive, has died. He was 62. Fickinger died suddenly Friday at his home in Laguna Beach, his niece Jessica Roy announced. As director of creative development for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Fickinger worked

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and Music Direct to Open Vinyl Pressing Plant Next Year

Constructed from the ground up in Oxnard, California, Fidelity aims to be the country’s “premier vinyl production facility.” Scott Eells/Bloomberg via GI Come 2023, Southern California will welcome a state-of-the-art pressing plant with Fidelity Record Pressing, Billboard can exclusively announce. Constructed from the ground up in Oxnard, Fidelity aims to be the country’s “premier vinyl

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That’s My Type! Saweetie Teams With Crocs for Her Own Collection of ‘Icy’ Jibbitz Charms

Feeling icy? Here’s how fans can enter for a chance to win the limited-edition Jibbitz charms. Saweetie x Crocs custom Jibbitz charms. Courtesy of Benjamin Askinas/Crocs All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain

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Katharine McPhee Shares First Look at Son’s Face in Sweet Father’s Day Post for David Foster

‘The Masked Singer’ alums recently celebrated the tot’s 1st birthday. David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison/GI Katharine McPhee took to social media on Father’s Day to give…

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CDs Are Back! Listen to New Music From Beyoncé, BTS & More With These Portable CD Players

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. CDs are back in rotation! If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, digital discs were pretty common, but younger…

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Pharrell Brings Clipse, Justin Timberlake to the Stage at Something in the Water Festival

Pharrell’s all-star headlining set featured Justin Timberlake, a reunited Clipse, T.I. and N.O.R.E. Pharrell and Clipse at Something in the Water Festival in Washington, D.C., on June 18, 2022. Greg Noire Pharrell Williams‘ Something in the Water Festival took over Washington, D.C., over Juneteenth weekend, with his all-star headlining set featuring Justin Timberlake, a reunited…

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Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday Celebrated by Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon & More: See Their Tributes

Happy birthday, Paul McCartney! The legendary Beatles member turned 80 years old on Saturday (June 18) and received numerous celebratory tributes on social media from his famous friends and fellow superstar musicians, including Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon. “They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man have a…

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Guy Ritchie to Direct ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Remake

Ritchie will direct the remake based on the 1997 film, after previously directing Disney’s 2019 live-action ‘Aladdin.’ Director Guy Ritchie attends the world premiere of Disney’’s ‘Aladdin’ at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on May 21, 2019. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney Guy Ritchie has boarded Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Hercules. Ritchie will direct the…

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Pharrell Williams Talks Admiration for Kendrick Lamar, Fight Against Racial Injustice & More Ahead of D.C. Festival

Pharrell Williams‘ Something in the Water Festival is officially underway. The ceremonious event started with an informative panel featuring Williams, retired NASA astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin, and YELLOW executive director Stacey Owsley. The discussion, moderated by journalist Dan Kloeffe, focused on William’s youth-centric nonprofit organization YELLOW’s new partnership with STEM and the power…

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Baker Boy Talks Debut Aussie BBQ Performance for New York’s SummerStage: ‘I Get to Share Not Only My Music, But Also My Culture’

Sounds Australia has once again teamed up with New York City’s Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage for the annual Aussie BBQ. For the first time in three years (waylaid since 2019 due to the pandemic), the showcase of new and rising Australian talent will take over Central Park this Saturday from 3-10pm with performances…

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Lou Reed’s Curators Shed New Light on Rock Iconoclast With NYC Exhibit

Lou Reed fans rejoice. The innovative singer-songwriter’s vast archive — including previously unheard songs, rare videos and unpublished poetry — is currently on view at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars, the first large-scale exhibition of Reed’s archive, which opened on Thursday (June…

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Hilary Duff Is Teaming With Amazon to Spotlight Small Business Owners: Here’s How You Can Watch & Shop Live

On June 28, the ‘How I Met Your Father’ star will join some of her favorite small business owners as they showcase their products and share inspiring stories. Hilary Duff attends the Baby2Baby 10-Year Gala Presented By Paul Mitchell at the Pacific Design Center on November 13, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. Emma McIntyre/GI All…

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Jack Harlow, Halsey & Kid Cudi Take Over New York’s Governors Ball While Roddy Ricch Is Arrested Before Going On | Billboard News

Most Popular ‘Joker 2’: Lady Gaga in Early Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips in Musical Sequel (Exclusive) Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Has an Impressive Talent & Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are ‘Very Proud’ ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Falls for Striking La Cañada Hacienda Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B An “Industry Plant,” Says “Bodak Yellow”…

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Nardo Wick, KenTheMan, Saucy Santana, SoFaygo, Doechii & More Named to 2022 XXL Freshman Class

Cochise, Babyface Ray, Big Scarr, Big30, KayCyy, Kali & BabyTron round out the list. Saucy Santana Brandon Nwanze/Boss Life Productions* XXL revealed its 2022 Freshman Class on Tuesday (June 14). The 12 rappers on the list are Cochise, Saucy Santana, Babyface Ray, KenTheMan, SoFaygo, Big Scarr, Big30, KayCyy, Doechii, Kali, Nardo Wick and BabyTron. Doechii,…

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Exclusive Look Inside the BTS’ Pop Up Shop in New York | Billboard News

Most Popular Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Has an Impressive Talent & Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are ‘Very Proud’ ‘Joker 2’: Lady Gaga in Early Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips in Musical Sequel (Exclusive) ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Falls for Striking La Cañada Hacienda Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B An “Industry Plant,” Says “Bodak Yellow”…

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Britney Spears’ First Husband Jason Alexander Charged With Stalking Her at Her Wedding

A man once briefly married to Britney Spears was charged Monday (June 13) with felony stalking after showing up at the pop star’s wedding to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County court to the charge, along with misdemeanor counts of trespassing, vandalism and battery. Explore Explore See latest…

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Taylor Swift Drops 11-Minute ‘Short Film’ Version of ‘All Too Well’ Song on Spotify & Apple Music

The newly released, cinematic version of “All Too Well,” officially titled “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film),” actually clocks in at 11 minutes, 26 seconds. Taylor Swift attends the “All Too Well” New York Premiere on Nov. 12, 2021 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/GI Is 10 minutes of “All Too Well”…

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CMA Fest 2022 Day 2 Best Moments: Wynonna Judd Joins Carly Pearce, Kane Brown Packs in Hits & More

It was truly a “girls night out” during the second night of performances at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for the 2022 CMA Fest on Friday (June 10). From Deana Carter, Wynonna Judd, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Maddie & Tae, Lily Rose, Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, the evening was filled with performances from female artists, each…

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First Stream: BTS Drops Anthology Album ‘Proof’, Halsey’s New Song ‘So Good’, Demi Lovato Is Back With Punk Rock & More | Billboard News

Most Popular Critics Are Coming for Kate Middleton After Prince Louis’s Platinum Jubilee Antics — & They’re So Out of Line ‘Top Gun’ Volleyball Scene Nearly Cost Tony Scott His Job: “They Were Really Angry” Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B An “Industry Plant,” Says “Bodak Yellow” Is One Of The Best Female Rap Records Selfie-Taking…

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Black Music Month: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ 10 Years Later with Producer Sounwave

In honor of Black Music Month, Billboard‘s R&B/hip-hop team will be celebrating four prestigious albums: Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, Brandy’s Full Moon and the Soul Food Soundtrack. For the first installment of the series, Billboard spoke with Grammy-winning producer Sounwave on the creation and impact of Lamar’s major label…

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Here Are the First 3 Items From Swedish House Mafia’s Collection For IKEA

“The design supports creating, playing, enjoying and even just setting the mood,” the group says of the sleekly designed items. From left: Angello, Axwell and Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia photographed on June 24, 2021 at Delight Studios in Stockholm. Therese Öhrvall Two Swedish power brands have joined forces with the intention of targeting up-and-coming producers…

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Bop Shop: Kate Bush Edition

Angelo Deligio/Mondadori via Getty Images The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t…

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BTS Sets ‘Proof Live’ Event to Celebrate New Album Release & aespa’s Premiere Event For Fans | Billboard News

Most Popular Critics Are Coming for Kate Middleton After Prince Louis’s Platinum Jubilee Antics — & They’re So Out of Line ‘Top Gun’ Volleyball Scene Nearly Cost Tony Scott His Job: “They Were Really Angry” Azealia Banks Calls Cardi B An “Industry Plant,” Says “Bodak Yellow” Is One Of The Best Female Rap Records Selfie-Taking…

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Christina Aguilera Kicks Off L.A. Pride 2022 & Helps Fans ‘Express Their Individuality’ With Fun Wine Pop-Up Shop

The pop icon was recently named Chief Culture Officer of Fun Wine. Christina Aguilera attends the Christina Aguilera X Fun Wine LA Pride Pop Up at Momenti LA on June 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Stefanie Keenan/GI for Fun Wine USA All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may…

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The Grammys Unveil Five New Categories, Including One To Honor Songwriters

The Recording Academy announced Thursday (June 9) several brand-new Grammy categories: Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical; Best Alternative Music Performance; Best Americana Music Performance; Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games And Other Interactive Media; Best Spoken Word Poetry Album; and the special merit award for Best Song for Social Change. All categories will go into…

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Sam Heughan Teases That He Sang to Celine Dion for Upcoming ‘It’s All Coming Back to Me’ Film

“She’s really funny. She plays herself, but she’s really good,” Heughan said of working with Dion on the 2023 movie. Celine Dion arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Outlander star Sam Heughan joined Kelly Clarkson on her eponymous…

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