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Billie Eilish Joins Alanis Morissette & Sinead O’Connor as Only Solo Women With Multiple Alternative Songs No. 1s

“Bad Guy” rises 2-1, following her first leader, “Bury a Friend.” "Bad Guy" hits No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart (dated Aug. 10), making Billie Eilish just the third female soloist to have claimed more

Chris Broussard Calls Out NCAA’s "Rich Paul Rule" For Being Racist

NBA players, including LeBron James, were up in arms yesterday over the NCAA’s brand new rule that states all agents who want to represent NCAA athletes must have, at the least, a Bachelor’s degree. Many thought this

Caamp, Cuco & Burna Boy Debut On Emerging Artists Chart

Plus, NLE Choppa leads for a second week. Caamp makes its Billboard chart debut, opening at No. 14 on the Emerging Artists chart (dated Aug. 10), thanks to the Columbus, Ohio-based band's sophomore LP By and By. The set starts at No.

The Cure Closes First Day of Øya in Oslo, With a Dancing Robert Smith Playing the Festival’s Longest Show

OSLO — The Cure closed out the first day of Øya, Norway's largest festival, on Wednesday (Aug. 7) with a free-flowing and varied set. The band's two-hours-and-15-minutes-long show had the band digging deep into their back catalog, and

Listen To Trans Artist-Activist Shea Diamond’s Summer of Pride Mix Ahead of HipHopMagz’s Inaugural Pride Summit

It took Shea Diamond over 30 years to reach the pop mainstream. The trans-identifying artist, who identifies as a female and prefers she/her pronouns, was incarcerated at various men’s correctional facilities in Michigan between 1999-2009. Throughout the grueling

Valee Names The Dopest Thing About Being Signed To G.O.O.D. Music

Valee is one of the most original rappers out today. The 30-year-old recording artist from Chicago is very likely your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and it’s all bubbled up to that point so quickly. He wants to

Dominican Artist Vicente Garcia Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

Vicente Garcia has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Colombia, covering his past albums as well as future projects, Billboard has learned.  The Dominican singer-songwriter debuted his solo album Melodrama in 2011, which

Texas Police Chief Apologizes For Photo Of Officers Leading Leashed Black Man

Social media users were dumbfounded after a photo showing a handcuffed man being led around on a leash by horse-mounted police officers went viral. The image was instantly unsettling for many because the man in cuffs is black and

Chris Brown Shares Some Of His Detailed Drawings

With a new batch of songs out now in the form of Indigo, Chris Brown is preparing to wow his worldwide audiences with his upcoming tour. The superstar singer is known to show out on stage, bringing

Ty Dolla $ign On Upcoming ‘Tyrone’ Album, Working With Kanye West & Paying Homage to Kurt Cobain

Ty Dolla $ign cemented himself as the ultimate collaborator putting forth an MVP campaign in the assist category for 2018, but the focus now shifts back to his anticipated forthcoming LP, Tyrone, which is slated to drop later