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Billboard News runs through today's top stories from the music world.

Billboard News runs through today's top stories from the music world.


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Billboard News runs through today's top stories from the music world.




May 14th – Nicki Minaj Drops a New Mixtape, Olivia Rodrigo Releases New Single & DJ Khaled Performing at Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj returns to music with the release of her 'Beam Me Up Scotty' mixtape, Olivid Rodrigo releases her new single "Good 4 U" and DJ Khaled will team up with H.E.R. and Migos for a performance at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.


May 13th – BTS, Justin Bieber & Set for ‘Friends’ Reunion, BTS Covers 'Rolling Stone' & Taylor Swift Hints at Next Album

The 'Friends' reunion released its list of major guest stars including BTS, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more. Plus, BTS covers 'Rolling Stone' and Taylor Swift fans think they know which re-recorded album she’s dropping next.


May 12th – Joshua Bassett Opens Up About His Sexuality, Grimes Hospitalized For a Panic Attack & Taylor Swift Inspires Us All at the Brit Awards

Joshua Bassett pens a heartfelt statement regarding his sexuality, Grimes reveals she was hospitalized for a panic attack after her 'Saturday Night Live' appearance and Taylor Swift delivers an inspiring speech while accepting the Icon Award at the 2021 Brit Awards.


May 11th – Drake is Billboard's Artist of the Decade, Billie Eilish on Who Inspired Her Blonde Hair & BTS Performing at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Drake is crowed Billboard's Artist of the Decade and will receive the honor at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Billie Eilish spills on who inspired her new blonde look and BTS will make their TV debut of their new English-language single "Butter" at the BBMAs.


May 10th – Nicki Minaj is Making a Comeback, The Weeknd to Perform at Billboard Music Awards and Travis Barker Spoils Kourtney Kardashian on Mother's Day

Nicki Minaj preps her comeback by teasing something is coming on Friday, The Weeknd is set to perform at 2021 Billboard Music Awards and Travis Barker goes all out for Kourtney Kardashian on Mother's Day.


May 7th - DJ Khaled Opens Up About Going From Humble Beginnings to Self-Made Success in Growing Up: Miami

In the latest episode of Billboard’s Growing Up, DJ Khaled looks back at his beginnings in Miami, falling in love with deejaying, creating his own sound and becoming a self-made success. His latest album 'Khaled Khaled' is out now.


May 5th – Lil Nas X on Being Nervous of Scaring Off His Straight Fans, Pete Davidson Talks to Eminem & Jesy Nelson Gets Real About Her Little Mix Exit

Lil Nas X talks the success of his smash hit single "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" and how he was skeptical about releasing the track, Pete Davidson recalls his talk with Eminem following his impersonations of him on 'SNL' and Jesy Nelson reveals the "breaking point" that led to her Little Mix exit.


May 4th – Will Smith Launching Fitness YouTube Series, BTS Teases New Single 'Butter' and Blackpink's Lisa Slays as a Dance Mentor

Will Smith is ready to get into the best shape of his life with his new YouTube fitness series, BTS release two new teasers for their upcoming English-language single "Butter" and Blackpink's Lisa slays "Kick Back" choreography for the Chinese singing competition 'Youth With You.'


April 30th – Lady Gaga's Dognappers Arrested, DJ Khaled Drops New Album & Billie Eilish Releases Self-Directed Music Video For 'Your Power'

Multiple arrested have been made in the shooting of Lady Gaga's dogwalker and the abduction of her two French bulldogs, DJ Khaled drops his latest studio album 'Khaled Khaled' with epic collaborations and Billie Eilish released the self-directed music video for her new single "Your Power."


April 27th – Billie Eilish Announces New Album & Blackpink's Rosé Talks Finding Her Voice as a Solo Artist in Billboard Interview

A new era of Billie Eilish is on the way. The singer announced her forthcoming sophomore album 'Happier Than Ever', while Blackpink's Rosé sits down with Billboard to discuss her solo work, support from her bandmates and having a fan in Britney Spears.


April 26th – Billie Eilish and BTS Tease New Singles & BTS Become Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassadors

Billie Eilish took to her Instagram to tease a brand new single "Happier Than Ever," while BTS announce their new English-language single "Butter" as they also become Louis Vuitton brand ambassadors.


April 23rd – Megan Thee Stallion Taking a Break From Music, The Weeknd & Ariana Grande Drop New Collab and Harry Styles Teams Up With Gucci

Megan Thee Stallion announced she's taking a break from music to unplug and recharge, while The Weeknd and Ariana Grande team up again for their "Save Your Tears" remix. Plus, Harry Styles is put in the hot seat with James Corden for Gucci's Beloved campaign.


April 22nd – BTS' V Shares Snippet of New Song, Resorts World Vegas Announces Music Lineup and Artists React to the Fatal Police Shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant

BTS' V shares a snippet of a new song from his upcoming solo project while Resorts World Las Vegas teases their star-studded music lineup with Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and more. Plus, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and more artists react to the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.


April 21st – Rolling Loud Music Festival Announces 2021 Headliners & Olivia Rodrigo Shares Her Love For Cardi B

The Rolling Loud Festival will be returning to Miami in July for its 2021 show with major artists headlining, including Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, DaBaby and more. Plus, Olivia Rodrigo has nothing but love for Cardi B and sang her praises during a recent Apple interview with Zane Lowe.


April 20th – Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Tease New Collab as Lil Nas X Hopes For 'Montero' Remix With Rihanna and Bad Bunny

As Ariana Grande and The Weeknd tease their new collaboration, a remix of "Save Your Tears," Lil Nas X says he wants Rihanna and Bad Bunny on a remix of "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."


April 19th – Polo G Scores First Hot 100 No. 1 While Taylor Swift Lands Her Ninth Billboard 200 No. 1 & BTS Partners With McDonald’s

While Polo G scores his first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Rapstar," Taylor Swift lands her ninth on the Billboard 200 with the release of 'Fearless (Taylor’s Version).' Plus, BTS teams up with McDonald's to deliver their favorite order.


April 16th – J Balvin Expecting First Child, Louis Tomlinson Trolls Liam Payne & Lizzo Gets Real About Body-Positivity

J Balvin and girlfriend Valentina Ferrer are expecting their first baby, Louis Tomlinson trolls Liam Payne on social media for not answering his calls and Lizzo shares her thoughts on how the body-positivity movement has been "co-opted by all bodies."


April 15th – Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Split, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Teases New Taylor Swift Collab and Christina Aguilera is Working on Spanish-Language Album

Just weeks after saying they were working things out, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announce their split, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon teases a brand new Taylor Swift duet and Christina Aguilera reveals she's working on her "overdue" Spanish-language album.


April 14th – Is Lil Nas X's 'Montero' Being Pulled From Streaming Services? Taylor Swift Fans Think She Teased Her Next Re-Recorded Release & BTS Receives an Apology

Don’t worry, Lil Nas X's 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' is not being pulled from streaming services, Taylor Swift fans are convinced the singer has teased her next re-recorded album release and BTS receives an apology from a Chilean TV network over a racist skit.


April 13th – DMX's Family Clears Up Rumors About the Selling of His Masters, Selena Gomez to Host 'Vax Live' Concert & Blackpink Reaches YouTube Milestone

DMX's family shut down rumors that Jay-Z and Beyoncé bought the late rapper's master recordings, Selena Gomez is set to host Global Citizen's 'Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World' and Blackpink inches closer to overcoming Justin Bieber as the most-subscribed artist on YouTube.