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2023 VMAs: Taylor Swift Wins, ‘N Sync Reunites and Shakira Slays

At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift announced her Midnights album. And this year, the album helped her dominate the night with multiple wins, including her fourth for video of the year. Swift is the only artist to win the top prize four times — this year it was for her No. 1 […]

Kamala Harris to Honor 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop With Event at Her D.C. Residence

Vice President Kamala Harris is throwing a house party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Harris is partnering with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban for the event taking place Saturday at her residence in Washington, D.C. Dozens of artists will participate, including Common, MC Lyte, Jeezy and Roxanne Shante. […]

2023 CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson Leads With 9 Nominations

For a second consecutive year, Lainey Wilson is the most-nominated act at the Country Music Association Awards. And this time she’s competing for the top prize: entertainer of the year. The rising country star earned nine nominations, including album of the year for Bell Bottom Country, song of the year for “Heart Like a Truck,” […]

K-pop Leaders HYBE and Geffen Records Are Looking for the Next Global Girl Group

Geffen Records and HYBE, the K-Pop entertainment company that launched BTS, have joined forces to find the next global girl group. On Monday the companies revealed the top 20 contestants — selected from 120,000 submissions — who will compete to be in the international group, which will be created based on the K-pop training and […]

Elton John “Back at Home and in Good Health” After Fall

Elton John was discharged from the hospital Monday morning after slipping at his home in the South of France. A spokesperson for the singer says the fall happened Sunday. “Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure. Following check ups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back at home and in […]

Pete Davidson, John Mayer, Busta Rhymes Help Dave Chappelle Celebrate 50th Birthday in NYC

Dave Chappelle wrapped his four-show stint in New York City to celebrate his 50th birthday with famous friends, including John Mayer, Busta Rhymes, Common, T.I. and Pete Davidson, who said he just finished rehab. Davidson and fellow comedian Michael Che, both New Yorkers, took in the thrill of performing for a sold-out crowd at the […]

SZA’s “Snooze” Music Video: Justin Bieber, Young Mazino, Woody McClain, Benny Blanco Star in Clip

SZA’s new music video for her hit “Snooze” will keep you awake: It features cameo appearances by Justin Bieber, Beef actor Young Mazino, Power Book II: Ghost star Woody McClain and songwriter-producer Benny Blanco. SZA released the video Friday, which features the famous men playing her love interests. The pairs are shown doing everything from […]

“A Beautiful Game”: How the ‘Ted Lasso’ Song Scored a Goal — With a Lyrical Assist From Jason Sudeikis

It all started with music supervisor Tony Von Pervieux’s dream of working with pop music maestro Max Martin for an original Ted Lasso song — and ended with an emotional tearjerker that was so good Jason Sudeikis wrote a specific scene for the tune in the season three finale of the Apple TV+ comedy. Sudeikis […]

Source: Idina Menzel Is No Longer Being Managed by Scooter Braun (Exclusive)

Let it go: Idina Menzel is no longer being managed by Scooter Braun. A source close to the Tony-winning star tells The Hollywood Reporter she parted ways with the talent manager in January after announcing in 2019 that she’d signed with him. The past few days have been dramatic for Braun: News of Demi Lovato […]

Adam Blackstone Is a Musical Multihyphenate Who Is His Own Competition

It’s 2003 and Jay-Z is planning a farewell concert at Madison Square Garden to celebrate his retirement from music. But his bass player is unavailable. Adam Blackstone, a jack-of-all-trades who plays bass, drums, piano, organ, tuba and sousaphone — and is also a songwriter, producer, composer and everything else under the musical sun — is […]

Demi Lovato, Scooter Braun Part Ways

Demi Lovato has parted ways with talent manager Scooter Braun, with whom she signed in 2019. Billboard reports that Lovato is seeking new management after splitting with Braun last month. Representatives for the singer and Braun didn’t immediately reply to The Hollywood Reporter’s requests for comment. Braun’s SB Projects manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ozuna, […]

Latin Songs Are Popular AF, So Why Don’t They Get Their Due at the Grammys?

When the nominees for last year’s Latin Grammy Awards were announced, no one was surprised that Bad Bunny led with a whopping 10 nominations. He not only was the year’s most successful Latin artist — he was the pop star of the year. On Billboard’s year-end chart for 2022, he was named top artist, while […]