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Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts Rock it at Napa Valley’s BottleRock Music Festival

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts rocked it at Napa Valley’s BottleRock Music Festival this past Saturday, May 30. Read some of the stellar reviews about their performance below, and see them at the El Rey, Los Angeles, June 6.

Avicii Unveils 360 Video for “Waiting For Love” from Upcoming Stories Album

In a message to fans, Avicii has unveiled an interactive 360-degree video for his new single, “Waiting For Love,” just a week after releasing the heartwarming animated lyric video for the same track. Directed by Kurt Hugo Schneider, the video features Avicii joined by a troupe of incredible dancers who jump in and out of doors in the warehouse constructed on the YouTube campus earlier this month. Fans can maneuver around the set with a toggle set into the screen – but prepare to get dizzy as the dancers and the jump cameras work their magic.

Billboard.com Premieres Cazzette’s “Together”

“Together,” the latest single from Swedish powerhouse duo Cazzette, is available today on Spotify via ICONS Music. Cazzette enlisted Stockholm-based artist Newtimers to sing vocals on the tune. “Together” is bursting with energy, featuring powerful piano chords and hard-hitting, groovy bass hits. Billboard.com premiered “Together” today. Look for Cazzette’s U.S. tour later this year.

Fonseca To Receive The “Contemporary Icon Award” At The Sesac Latina Music Awards 2015

SESAC Latina announced today that acclaimed artist FONSECA, the superstar performer and SESAC-affiliated singer-songwriter, will perform at the SESAC Latina Music Awards 2015 on Wednesday, June 17th, at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

Smooth Jazz Superstar Jessy J Releases My One And Only One

My One And Only One is Jessy J’s most deliciously grooving, sensuous, and creative work to date. Inspired by her travels to Cuba and Africa and produced by the Grammy Award Winner Paul Brown (George Benson, Boney James, Peter White), the album breaks new frontiers of Jazz and Latin music packed with participations guest musicians such as Grammy winning keyboardist Gregg Karukas and many more. Highlights include Jessy’s sensitive re-imaginings of Adele’s “Lovesong,” Toni Braxton’s “You’re Makin’ Me High,” the R&B classic “Strawberry Letter 23” plus 7 great Jessy J originals, including the first single, “Tango Boy,” which is already climbing up the Smooth Jazz radio charts, and the perfect fusion of jazz and Cuban Son “Paraíso Mágico”! An upcoming tour of North America is on the way in support of this release.

Avicii’s ‘Waiting For Love’ Lyric Video Out Today

The lyric video to Avicii’s new track “Waiting for Love” is out today. The uplifting video features hand drawn animation with script and direction from the At Night Studios in Stockholm. The video tells the story of losing the one thing that makes life worth living, and fighting through hell and back to find it again. Love and loyalty triumph!

Noel Torres Set To Perform At The Sesac Latina Music Awards 2015

SESAC Latina announced today that Regional Mexican superstar and fan favorite Noel Torres will perform at the SESAC Latina Music Awards 2015, on Wednesday, June 17th, at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. He joins previously announced urban music pioneer and newest SESAC success story Nicky Jam on the list of musical performances for the gala. The SESAC Latina Music Awards honor the creative talent of SESAC Latina songwriters, publishers and affiliates, including an impressive list of No. 1 charted songs and songs with extraordinary radio rotation.

The Huffington Post Premieres Singer-Songwriter Bean’s “Wildfire”

Today, singer-songwriter Noelle Bean, aka Bean, released her infectious new single “Wildfire” (STRZ Enterprises). Bean’s sultry and soulful vocals, the captivating lyrics and undeniably catchy chorus set “Wildfire” up to be the indie-pop jam of the summer. The song’s message about being carefree and not allowing others to bring you down is perfectly summed up in the lyrics: “Rising like a phoenix, I’ll make you see. I’ll burn even higher, Burn even higher. I’m a Wildfire.” The Huffington Post premiered “Wildfire” today, and it is the free download of the week on iTunes.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Announce Winners At Star-Studded Event Honoring Music’s Best And Brightest

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, was an amazing night of show-stopping musical performances, never-before-seen superstar duos, and explosive moments! Teigen’s quick wit and ability to play to the crowd, and Ludacris’ comedic timing and hosting experience made this unexpected pair rival some of America’s favorite hosting duos. The show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC.

Cazzette vs. Tomoyasu Hotei ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’

Cazzette are priming the road to their next hotly anticipated single with a brand new installment from their popular bootleg series.

Pitbull And Chris Brown To Perform Smash Hit “Fun” On The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today international superstar Pitbull and award winning multi platinum artist Chris Brown will perform their hit song “Fun” at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. These stars join previously announced musical performers Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Imagine Dragons, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Van Halen, Kanye West along with special duet performance by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Little Big Town and Faith Hill, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend, and Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling. The show will also include a special moment with Molly Ringwald introducing Simple Minds who will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club” with their iconic song “Don’t You (Forget About Me). The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Prince Royce, Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Khloe Kardashian & Kylie Jenner, Danica Mckellar, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Trace Ellis Ross And Charli XCX To Present On The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today more stars slated to present on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” Presenters include Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Khloe Kardashian & Kylie Jenner, Danica McKellar, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Prince Royce and Charli XCX. They join previously announced presenters 50 Cent, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson from ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Laverne Cox, Celine Dion, the cast of “Entourage” (Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier), Taraji P. Henson, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, NE-YO, One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellen Pompeo and Molly Ringwald. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Yahoo Live To Exclusively Live Stream Two-Hour Red Carpet Pre-Show “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet Live! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards”

dick clark productions announced today that the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” red carpet pre-show will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/live) beginning at 6pm ET/3PM PT on Sunday, May 17. The two-hour digital stream can also be watched at Yahoo.com/Live, ABC.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com and additional online destinations via the Yahoo Screen App. available on iOS and Android, and connected devices including Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The red carpet live stream pre-show precedes the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and is hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen on Sunday, May 17, on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Superstar Artist Kanye West To Close The “2015 Billboard Music Awards”

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today superstar Kanye West will close this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Recognized worldwide as one of the great live performers of his generation, this will mark Kanye’s first ever performance on the BBMA stage. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Nicki Minaj To Perform “The Night Is Still Young” And Dance Hit “Hey Mama” Featuring David Guetta

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today superstar duet performances by Nicki Minaj featuring David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling, and a special tribute performance by Imagine Dragons, have been added to the lineup at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.