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The Return of Michael Jackson on Stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

EntertainmentComments ⋅ May 19, 2014
Coinciding with Michael Jackson’s posthumous album Xscape, the King of Pop returned to the stage in the form of a hologram for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Performing his latest single “Slave to the Rhythm” at MGM Grand Garden A...

Billboard Names Music’s Top 40 Money Makers of 2014

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2014
Billboard has released its annual list of Music’s Top 40 Money Makers for 2014. Leading the pack is 24-year-old singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who earned just under $40 million USD thanks to sponsorships from Keds, Diet Coke, and Elizabeth Ard...

Creative Control Shares Unreleased Kanye West Footage

VideosComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2014
With this month marking the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, Billboard’s Erika Ramierz sat down with Creative Control’s Coodie Simmons and Chike Oza for a look at some archival video featuring West. While...

Jay-Z Covers Billboard

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2013
Upon viewing the NBA Finals last night, a recently-debuted commercial advertising Jay-Z’s newest partnership with Samsung was hard to ignore. The move came as a surprise to many, though perhaps this kind of reaction is unwarranted. After all, t...

Phil Frost and Samuel Bayer’s $50K USD Billboard Stolen in Los Angeles

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2013
As a celebration of his fine art photography show at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills (which runs until April 27th, for those interested), Samuel Bayer designed a series of billboards featuring artwork from his show including diptych and triptych portraits...

Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 11, 2011
Respected music source Billboard recently put out an article about the rapid rise of Los Angeles-based collective Odd Future. Aside from receiving high praise amongst hip-hop’s elite, the multifaceted crew is now anchored as one of the top...