Live Nation’s Theresa Velasquez Dies in Florida Condo Collapse

Velasquez was a Los Angeles-based executive for the Live Nation event promotion company. She had flown into Miami to visit her parents at the Surfside condo, both of whom also died in the collapse. “Theresa was an impassioned leader at Live Nation, who elevated every project she was part of, at the same time breaking down barriers for women, and […]

Can I Go to See This Show? Must I Wear a Mask? It Depends.

During its preview performances in June, New York Classical Theater was allowed to put on “King Lear” for only up to 75 audience members outdoors. Those patrons were socially distanced on picnic blankets, wore masks and could not eat or drink during the play. That same month, Foo Fighters played a full-capacity show inside Madison Square Garden for 15,000 vaccinated […]

4 Faster Horses Festivalgoers Found Dead During Michigan Country Concert

At least four people died while attending a weekend country music festival in southern Michigan, including three men who likely succumbed to carbon monoxide exposure inside a travel trailer, authorities said Saturday (July 17). Two more men were in critical condition at a hospital from the same exposure, the Lenawee County sheriff’s office said. The five men were in their […]

‘Space Jam 2’ Is No. 1 at the Box Office

Heading into the weekend, Warner Bros. expected Space Jam 2 to open in the $20 million range. That would have been a problematic start for a movie that cost a reported $150 million to make. The film is being buoyed by an A- CinemaScore and an ethnically diverse audience. The live-action/animated movie is also available on HBO Max. (Black Widow […]

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 17)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Billboard Latin Music Awards This week, Telemundo and Billboard unveiled the official date and venue of the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards to take place Thursday, […]

Camila Cabello Shows Bare Stomach, Shares Body Positivity Message

“I wasn’t tucking it in, because I was running and existing like a normal person that doesn’t tuck it in all the time,” she continues with sass. “And I was like, ‘Damn.’ But then I reminded myself being at war with your body is so last season.” Cabello goes on to say she’s “grateful” for having a body that “lets […]

Camila Cabello Shares ‘Don’t Go Yet’ Teaser

“I always talk like a robot when I’m about to release a song I love so damn much,” she joked. Cabello — who also made headlines this weekend when she took to social media to share a personal message about body positivity — first revealed the song title earlier in the week, along with art. The new music follows her […]

Willow Shaves Her Head During Rock ‘Whip My Hair’

“When I made ‘Whip My Hair,’ I didn’t really know it was an important thing because I was just expressing my joy. I was just expressing myself,” Willow said during the concert special. “Young Willow was just so fearless.” She continued: “The core of ‘Whip My Hair’ is the core idea of all of my music. The genre just changes. […]

Usher Launches Las Vegas Residency: Concert Recap

From there, Usher rolled out hit after hit as well as other fan faves curated from a Grammy Award-winning career that began in 1994. The energetic journey down memory lane kicked off with “Caught Up,” followed by “Love in This Club” and “Party” (the Chris Brown song featuring Usher and Gucci Mane). It was a nonstop audience sing-along as Usher […]

‘I’ll Be Missing You’ Is All-Time Top Summer Hit

The Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits channel is celebrating the hottest summer hits from 1958 through 2020 based on Hot 100 chart data, featuring artists such as The Beatles, Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Drake, Elton John, Madonna, Katy Perry, Elvis Presley, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Usher and Donna Summer. Joining Puff Daddy (aka Diddy, born Sean Combs), Evans and vocal group […]

Normani & Cardi B ‘Wild Side’ Video: Musicians React

It didn’t take long for Normani to transport her fellow music stars to the “Wild Side,” thanks to the eye-popping video for her new Cardi B collaboration. The “Wild Side” song and video came out at midnight on Friday (July 16) and immediately transfixed celebs from Megan Thee Stallion to Halle Berry with its fierce fashions, colorful sets and groundbreaking […]

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way

Broadway is planning to start performances of at least three dozen shows before the end of the year, but producers do not know if there will be enough tourists — who typically make up two-thirds of the audience — to support all of them. The Metropolitan Opera is planning a September return, but only if its musicians agree to pay […]

Patti LaBelle on Elton John Paying Her Back For Her Tupperware

“I cooked for him and the band because nobody had any pounds, you know? We were in London,” she said. “So I would invite them up to my loft every night and give them tupperware to take home because nobody had food. I said to them at the time, ‘Bring my tupperware to the next show.’ They didn’t.” LaBelle went […]