Rapper Kris Wu Accused of Sex Abuse

Wu publicly denied the accusations and said he was filing a defamation suit. Wu came to fame in Asia as a member of the popular K-pop boy band Exo, but he returned to China in 2014 to explore a solo career as a model, singer and actor. He has become one of China’s most bankable stars — a TV variety […]

Farm Aid 2021 Lineup, Details Announced

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a strong, family-farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Since 1985, with the support of artists who contribute their performances, the organization has raised more than $60 million to support programs that help family farmers thrive and expand the markets for their food. “Live performances by artists who are passionate about agriculture and good food […]

Robby Steinhardt Dead: Kansas Rock Violinist Was 71

Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71. His wife, Cindy Steinhardt, said he died Saturday at a hospital in Tampa, Florida. She announced via Facebook on Monday (July 19) that he had just recorded his first solo album and had been looking forward […]

Graham Vick, Director Who Opened Opera’s Doors, Dies at 67

LONDON — Graham Vick, a British opera director who worked at prestigious houses like the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala while also seeking to broaden opera’s appeal by staging works in abandoned rock clubs and former factories and by bringing more diversity to casting, died on Saturday in London. He was 67. The cause was complications of Covid-19, the Birmingham […]

Kaskade & Deadmau5 Perform At L.A.’s SoFi Stadium

This past Saturday, getting inside of SoFi was a thrill unto itself. For years, Angelenos have watched the looming construction of the football stadium while visiting the nearby Forum or when flying over the site while en route to or from LAX. The 70,000-capacity stadium was erected in the wake of Los Angeles’ acquisition of two football teams: the Chargers […]

Walker Hayes on ‘Fancy Like’ TikTok Success

Below, Hayes tells Billboard about how the idea for the song came together, why his faith has helped prepare him for this level of success, Oreo shakes returning to Applebee’s and more. You’re 41 and having the biggest hit of your career. Would you have been prepared for this success earlier? It’s great timing for sure, as far as where my heart […]

BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ Debuts Atop Hot 100

“Dance,” released on HYBE/BigHit Entertainment/Columbia Records, is the 1,126th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history, and the 55th to enter on top. Here’s a deeper look at its entrance. Streams, airplay & sales: Following its July 9 release, “Dance” drew 15.9 million U.S. streams and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 140,100 downloads (via its original […]

BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ Challenge Begins: Details

BTS, who already offered a fun YouTube Shorts look at their “Permission to Dance” choreography (watch it on desktop here or mobile here before you get started on your own), will even spotlight a selection of shorts from their ARMY in a compilation video. Submissions using #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts will be considered to be included in the compilation, so be […]

Bigsound 2021 Conference and Music Festival Is Canceled Due to COVID-19

“Without our music mates in New South Wales and Victoria and no certain timeline as to when domestic borders will remain open, Bigsound 2021 wouldn’t be able to deliver on its promise to reunite the music community for three extraordinary days of connection, conversation, and music discovery,” comments QMusic CEO, Kris Stewart. Organizers will proceed with Little BLAKSOUND, a 100% […]

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habit’ Racing to Fourth Week at U.K. No. 1

Eurovision Song Contest winners Maneskin are chasing a personal best on the Official U.K. Singles Chart this week, as “I Wanna Be Your Slave” improves 7-3. Also, the Italian rockers’ cover of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ “Beggin’” is on the rise, improving 8-6. German DJ, writer and musician Jonasu is aiming for a U.K. Top 10 entry with […]

Britney Spears Sings ‘Lonely’ in the Car With Sam Asghari

The voice sang the emotional bridge of “Lonely”: “Think of times you made me cry/ You had me so confused/ I’m tired of trying, I’ll leave behind this/ What’s a girl to do?” Spears was active on social media over the weekend, taking the time to speak her mind about the actions of her “so-called support system” throughout her ongoing […]