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6 Reasons Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Is Her Most Uplifting Album Yet

Two years ago, Ariana Grande solidified her place as one 21st century pop’s most revered queens with Dangerous Woman, an album that captured her unbelievable talent and confident, feisty spirit. She carries that relentlessness into her fourth

Eric Clapton Celebrates Christmas With First Full-Length Holiday Album: Exclusive

Eric Clapton will release his first full-length Christmas album, Happy Xmas, on Oct. 12.  The Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records set, which features a cover illustration Santa Claus by Clapton, is Slowhand’s 24th studio album and his first since

OMI Talks Return to Music, Premieres New Record 'Masterpiece': Exclusive

Well-known for his No.1 Hot 100 record, “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix),” Jamaican artist OMI returns from his hiatus with another feel-good collab, "Masterpiece," alongside German producer Felix Jaehn. The uptempo, summery track encourages women to find beauty in

A Breakdown Of Ariana Grande's New 'Sweetener' Track 'Pete Davidson'

Ariana Grande released her highly-anticipated album Sweetener on Friday (Aug. 17), and it includes a track named after her fiancé, "Pete Davidson." Below, Billboard breaks down the heartfelt song. A Sweet Social Media Start "Pete Davidson" begins with the lyrics, "I

Tavis Smiley on Aretha Franklin's Humor and Companionship: 'If She Loved You, She Loved You Hard'

In the wake  Aretha Franklin’s death from pancreatic cancer at age 76 on Thursday (Aug. 16), longtime friend Tavis Smiley tells Billboard about the sides Franklin that fans didn't get to see up close: the laughter-filled dinners, the grand birthday parties and her

How Maddie & Tae Overcame Label Drama to Write an Album About Love, Heartbreak & Redemption

At the start 2017, Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye — better known as country duo Maddie & Tae — deemed the months ahead “the year uncomfortable.” With a No. 1 Country Airplay hit in their repertoire (2014’s

TWICE Save Happiness in Music Video for Japanese Single 'BDZ': Watch

K-pop girl group TWICE continues to make inroads into the Japanese music market, releasing a heist-film-inspired music video for the song “BDZ” on Thursday (Aug. 16). The vibrant electro-pop tune is the lead single from TWICE’s upcoming

'Diganle (Remix)' English Lyrics Translation: Leslie Grace, Becky G and CNCO Get in the Sexiest Argument Ever

CNCOwners, Beasters, and the Grace Nation were in for a real treat this week when CNCO, Becky G, and Leslie Grace all announced a new collaboration was on the way.    Just hours after teasing fans with

'Pretty Woman: The Musical': Theater Review

Samantha Barks and Andy Karl re-create the characters originated onscreen by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the stage adaptation the Garry Marshall rom-com, with songs by Bryan Adams. End–the-'80s nostalgia rules at the Nederlander Theatre, where

Bishop Briggs Rings in Her 'Year of Transparency' With New Single 'Baby'

Bishop Briggs has wasted no time since unveiling her first-ever album Church Scars in April. The 26-year-old queen brooding, fiery alt-pop is already back today (Aug. 17) with brand-new single "Baby," debuting a decidedly ster, cheekier new