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Rudolph Isley, Iconic Member of the Isley Brothers, Dead at 84

Rudolph Isley, a founding member of the iconic trio the Isley Brothers, died Wednesday. He was 84. The cause of death is currently unknown, but his brother Ronald confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard: “There are no words to express my feelings and the love I have for my brother. Our family will […]

The Weeknd’s ‘Avatar’ Song and Concert Film Are on the Grammy Ballot, Though He Didn’t Submit Them (Exclusive)

The Weeknd is continuing to boycott the Grammys, but two of his projects — his Avatar: The Way of Water theme song and Emmy-nominated Live at SoFi Stadium concert film — are on the Grammy ballot. Disney Music Group confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they submitted “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from […]

Reba McEntire Says She Almost Quit Singing After Her Mother’s Death: “I Always Did It for Mama”

Reba McEntire has opened up about the initial struggle to find her passion for music again following her mother’s death. During an interview Wednesday on Today With Hoda & Jenna, the country music legend revealed that she nearly quit music after her mom, Jacqueline, died from cancer in 2020. McEntire said she was going through […]

Drake and 21 Savage’s ‘Her Loss’ Album Submitted for 2024 Grammy Awards (Exclusive)

Despite his dramatic past with the Grammy Awards, Drake’s Her Loss album could bring him more wins: The rapper’s collaborative effort with 21 Savage was submitted for awards at the 2024 show. A source close to the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter that Her Loss was submitted for album of the year and best rap […]

Jimmy Iovine Says “Fame Has Replaced Great” in Today’s Music Industry

Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder of Interscope Records and Beats by Dr. Dre, is sharing his thoughts on the music industry today and how he now feels “fame has replaced great.” During an interview with Consequence of Sound, published online Monday, the storied music executive and business mogul was asked about his thoughts on the use […]

Tears, Writer’s Block and Four Other Revelations from Olivia Rodrigo’s Surprise Show in L.A.

Olivia Rodrigo says the recording of her new album, GUTS, was a surprisingly “emotional” experience, admitting that she shed many tears during the process. The singer revealed the details during an intimate concert in Los Angeles Monday that was part of American Express’ exclusive “Member Week” activation. The annual event grants American Express cardholders access […]

98 Degrees Says Taylor Swift Inspired Them to Rerecord Their Masters

Pop group 98 Degrees is crediting Taylor Swift as the one who inspired them to rerecord their masters. The boy band, comprised of Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre, recently told E! News that they have been in the studio working on a new project after their tour wrapped. “We’re gonna rerecord five of our […]

The Recording Academy Is On a Global Mission

The Recording Academy is in a global state of mind.  With the rise of genres like K-pop and Afrobeats and the steady domination of Latin music — from traditional regional Mexican to contemporary Latin trap music — the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards annually has been on a mission to globalize and expand […]

Drake Says He’s Taking a Break From Creating Music to Focus on His Health: “I Need to Get Right”

Drake says he is taking some time off from making music so that he can make his health a priority. The rapper shared the news on Friday’s episode of his SiriusXM series Table For One, the same day that his latest album For All The Dogs dropped. “I probably won’t make music for a little […]

Singer Sues Jason Derulo Alleging He Dropped Her From Label After She Refused to Have Sex With Him

Singer Emaza Gibson is suing R&B star Jason Derulo for sexual harassment, alleging that he dropped her from his label after she refused to have sex with him. In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Gibson says Derulo contacted her in August 2021 to sign her as a solo artist to […]

Ron Haffkine, Dr. Hook Producer and Manager, Dies at 84

Ron Haffkine, a Grammy-winning record producer and manager known for his work with Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, has died. He was 84. Haffkine died Sunday at his home in Mexico after a brief bout with leukemia and kidney failure, his friend of 50 years, music executive Joel Diamond, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Ron […]

Most Anticipated Concert Tours of Fall 2023: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Drake and More

Drake, Jonas Brothers and Ed Sheeran are among the artists who hit the road this year for highly-anticipated concert tours.

Travis Kelce Says Coverage of Taylor Swift at His Games Is “Overdoing It”

In case you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift has been attending some Kansas City Chiefs games lately, cheering on Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce. When Swift made a surprise appearance at the Chiefs-Bears game two weeks ago, Fox showed her laughing with Kelce’s mom, Donna Kelce, and chest-bumping a suitemate after the Chiefs star scored […]

Why Joey Fatone Felt “Blindsided” After Justin Timberlake Didn’t Come Back to NSYNC Following His ‘Justified’ Tour

Joey Fatone is in a good place with Justin Timberlake and the rest of his NSYNC bandmates but admits that he felt blindsided by one aspect of Timberlake’s rise to solo superstar status. In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Fatone reflected on that breakup period in the band’s past and the possibility of not […]

NBC’s Coverage of Sunday’s Chiefs-Jets NFL Game Puts Taylor Swift in the Spotlight

The action might have been on the gridiron during Sunday night’s NFL game, but NBC didn’t waste any opportunity to put the spotlight on the Kansas City Chiefs’ most famous fan up in the suites. Taylor Swift was at her second consecutive NFL game Sunday, once again cheering on Kansas, amid rumors that she and […]

Ed Sheeran Says There Will Be No Singles or Music Videos for New Album ‘Autumn Variations’

Ed Sheeran shared that there will be no singles or music videos to go along with his latest album, Autumn Variations. The singer-songwriter revealed the news during an appearance on CBS Mornings Friday, the same day the album was released. “Each record before I’ve done, like, all the big going in and doing all these […]