For a Major Debut, a Young Violinist Gets Personal

In another life, Randall Goosby would have been a pianist. When offered the opportunity to learn an instrument as a child, he chose the violin but was told he was too small for it. So he started on piano instead. He struggled, and his mother, who had nudged him and his siblings toward lessons in the first place, could see […]

Diplo & Damian Lazarus, More of The Week’s Best Dance Tracks: First Spin

Eric B. and Rakim took a journey into sound, but Elohim takes that one step deeper with a groovalicious, psychedelic “Journey to the Center of Myself.” Proving herself a commanding force in today’s electronic landscape, this two-minute freak-out plays bright and unhinged with hypnotic bleep-bloops, grumbly bass lines and twisted choral vocals. Her lyrics cut hard to the point, sharing […]

Diego Cortez, a Scene Shaper in Art and Music, Dies at 74

Diego Cortez, an influential figure in New York City’s Downtown art and music scenes who in 1981 curated a massive exhibition featuring dozens of artists that brought the 20-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat to public renown, died on Monday in Burlington, N.C. He was 74. The cause was kidney failure, his sister, Kathy Hudson, said. He died in hospice care at her […]

Ed Sheeran Crashes ‘Late Late Show’ Ahead of Residency

“What are you doing?” a frustrated Corden asked. “Sorry, I’m just going over some lighting options, carry on without me. Pretend I’m not here,” the painfully polite plucker urged the agitated host, who pleaded with Sheeran to maybe wait until the upcoming commercial break to do his prep work. You know where this is going. Ed plugged his trusty acoustic […]

Britney Spears Told Court She Wanted Her IUD Removed

One of the most explosive details in Britney Spears’s testimony on Wednesday came when she said that the people who control her affairs had refused to allow her to get her IUD removed so that she could try to have a third child. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” Ms. Spears said. “I was […]

Doja Cat Drops ‘Planet Her’: Stream It Now

Take a trip to Planet Doja Cat! Pop music’s favorite feline drops “Planet Her,” the collaboration-stuffed third album. Arriving at midnight in full, Planet Her features assists from Ariana Grande (on “I Don’t Do Drugs”), Young Thug (on “Pay Day”), J.I.D (on “Options”) and, of course, SZA on “Kiss Me More,” a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Visit this article & other news – www.billboard.com.

Dior, Pop Smoke

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Higher (feat. Travie McCoy), Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy

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Britney Spears’s Courtroom Plea Spurs Questions for Her Lawyer

Before Britney Spears broke her public silence on Wednesday regarding the long-running legal arrangement that has controlled her life, calling it abusive in an urgent and emotional speech, the man appointed to represent her in court for the last 13 years said he had no role in what she was about to say. “These are entirely her words,” said Samuel […]

‘Vax India Now’: Gloria Estefan, Sting, Josh Groban & More Performing

“When our longtime Board member Prashanth Palakurthi proposed doing something truly significant on a worldwide scale to help his native India at this critical time, we jumped at the chance to help,” Giving Back Fund president and founder Marc Pollick said in a statement. “This is what we are built for – to mobilize quickly and provide assistance and philanthropic […]

Britney Spears Conservatorship Testimony, Annotated

Now, going forward, I’m not willing to meet or see anyone — I’ve met with enough people against my will. I’m done. All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his [expletive] car. And I would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you. I […]