He’s killing it! Rapper Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a. Colson Baker) is one of the hottest acts in Hollywood right now — but not just because he is dating actress Megan Fox. The Texas native has been thriving in the music industry since getting signed to Bad Boy Records in 2011 … so how much money does he have?
Trace Adkins is a well-loved man in the country music industry. He’s known as a smooth-talking bad boy of country music. And his number one hit songs speak to that reputation. The country music star has released four number one hit songs including “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Hillbilly Bone.” He also released the infamous hit “Honkytonk Badonkadonk.” In conclusion, it’s difficult not to love Trace Adkins.
Country music has its roots somewhere in the South during the 1920s. Some called it cowboy music. However, it has a relationship with gospel and bluegrass music as well. In the 1950s, its audience grew outside its traditional boundaries as Johnny Cash became a national star and Elvis Presley emerged from Memphis. Today, Billboard treats […]
The road to Lil Nas X’s debut album "Montero" has been an exhilarating affair, complete with detours like a chart-topping EP, “7,” show-stopping red carpet outfits, multiple awards and a run of viral music videos. The Georgia-born rapper’s meteoritic rise started with his track “Old Town Road” — released independently...
The rap icons started a verbal sparring match over who has had a more successful career within the music industry!. There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition! Jermaine Dupri, 48, and Diddy, 51, got into it during an Instagram live session with fellow rap legends Fat Joe and Snoop Dogg on Friday September 17. The pair were discussing a hypothetical Verzuz match, where they’d each put their biggest hits up to the test against each other, and things started getting heated, as Diddy challenged Jermaine.
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VALLEJO, Calif. - Vallejo's Mare Island marks a first on Saturday: a music festival expected to draw more than 1,000 fans. "Once people come out here and experience this, they're going to want to come back here, " said Kevin Frazier, one-half of the duo producing the Dock of Bay Festival.
Getting Back in the DJ Booth: Angel & Dren Talk Cultivating the Right Energy and Mixing in Their Own Debut EP
As clubs have been reopening and shows have been resuming across the country after a year-and-a-half-long COVID-19 pandemic pause on the live music industry, Billboard is asking club and touring DJs about their experience fading between spinning at home to performing back outside. Fans still thirsted for music as lockdown...
Mickey Guyton has been skyrocketing to fame in the country music world, but the singer has shared that success did not find her easily until she learned how to fully accept her Blackness and who she was.
Alison Klayman delves into the origins and legacy of Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album ‘Jagged Little Pill’. At one point in the ’90s, nearly one in 10 Americans owned a copy of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album ‘Jagged Little Pill’. Jagged, a new documentary about the Canadian alt-rocker’s meteoric rise, begins by throwing viewers right into the pandemonium of the era. The film is an instalment in HBO’s Music Box docuseries and is the latest from Alison Klayman, perhaps best known for 2012’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
Welcome to On Beauty, a series where we take a deep-dive look into one person's relationship to beauty, how that relationship has transformed over the years, and how they experience being seen. This week, we're talking to Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and rapper Saint Bodhi who just released her latest project, ANTISOCIAL.
Busy Signal got new music out. The “Watch Out fi Dis” hit-maker is coming back strong with a new hit collaboration with producer Crawbagenius and Dj Tropical on the single. According to Busy Signal, whose real name is Reanno Gordon, the hit single brings its own unique style to the dancehall club rhythm, which captures its own avenue. The song is creatively centered around maintaining a positive and uplifting spirit despite what is happening in today’s society as people go through heavy days trying to stay afloat.
Legendary musician, arranger, songwriter, and record producer Van Dyke Parks joins Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters. With podcast hosts Scott B. Bomar and Paul Duncan, Parks discusses everything from the unreleased Beach Boys album Smile, the way art influences society and vice versa, his take on what important music should be, and much more.
Mary Jennings of ‘Matriarch’: “You never know when inspiration might strike and you want to write it down immediately”
Have a journal, phone or handheld recorder, or something like that handy at all times. You never know when inspiration might strike and you want to write it down immediately. I keep a journal and my phone next to my bed because so often I will wake up from dreams with lyric or melody ideas that turn into full-blown songs.
Photo: Candlebox’s new album is called Wolves. Photo courtesy of the band / Provided by Pavement Entertainment with permission. When singer Kevin Martin sat down with his band Candlebox to start work on a new album, he knew he wanted to be diverse and expansive with what they created. The result is Wolves, which was released this week and features songs in many different styles. The recording effort, a followup to 2016’s Disappearing in Airports, fits nicely into the band’s musical career, which now consists of seven albums dating back to their early days in Seattle in the 1990s.
Ghanaian rapper, Samuel Adu Frimpong, well known as AMG Medikal has advised his fans to work harder than they have ever done so their past won’t be better than their present state. READ ALSO: “Fufu Has Been The Solution To All My Heartbreaks”-Kwame Oboadie Reveals. The rapper who has lived...
As a septet, BTS released chart-topping songs like “Life Goes On,” “Permission to Dance,” and “Dynamite.” 2021 also brought the release of their song “Butter” and its remix featuring rapper Megan Thee Stallion. BTS featured Megan Thee Stallion on a version of ‘Butter’. They’re smooth like butter and, just weeks...
Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1 is headed toward an explosive finale. The show’s spotlight is on 15-year-old Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis). However, much of the narrative in the ’90s set series revolved around his family. Kanan’s mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas (Patina Miller) is a drug queenpin. She runs her family business with calm and vicious resolve.