1. Chart Highlights: Tove Lo's 'Habits' Hits No. 1 'High' on Pop Songs

    November 03, 2014 5:35 PM EST 'Habits (Stay High)' is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with 'I Bet My Life.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  2. Outkast Wraps Reunion Tour With Smiles and High Energy at Voodoo Fest

    November 01, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and skeletons alike flocked to the main stage at 2014 Voodoo Festival in New Orleans Friday night (Oct. 31) to see Outkast close out its reunion tour. Outkast's #ATLast Hometown Blowout Brings Erykah Badu, Bun B and More to Atlanta While the rap duo wasn…

  3. Aretha Franklin Earns Her Highest-Charting Album Since 1985

    October 31, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Aretha Franklin scores her highest-charting album since 1985 with the arrival of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics . The new covers effort starts at No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200 . It matches the peak of 1985's Who's…

  4. Annie Lennox 'Thrilled and Delighted' to Have No. 1 Jazz Album

    October 30, 2014 7:59 PM EDT Annie Lennox lands her first No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, as her new release, Nostalgia , grabs the top slot. The set -- which features interpretations of such tunes as "Summertime," "I Put a Spell On You," "Strange Fruit" and "Memphis in June…

  5. Live Nation Revenues Up in Third Quarter

    October 30, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Live Nation earnings releases are becoming predictable -- in a good way. Strong demand for concerts, continued gains in ticketing and growth in high-margin sponsorship and advertising revenue have the music behemoth's diversified business model running smoothly and on-target. Third…

  6. Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

    October 30, 2014 8:34 AM EDT Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek , makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The…

  7. Craig Aaronson, A&R Exec Who Signed Chemical Romance, Reportedly Dies

    October 30, 2014 4:53 AM EDT Craig Aaronson, the veteran music biz executive who was involved in the signing and A&R development of such acts as My Chemical Romance , The Used , Avenged Sevenfold , Taking Back Sunday , Mastodon , Serj Tankian , and Against Me! , has reportedly died after a long battle with cancer.…

  8. Music Stars Look Back at 1984: Ricky Martin on Being 'Spoiled' in Menudo, Melle Mel on the Irony of 'White Lines,' Joe Perry on Reuniting With Aerosmith and More

    October 29, 2014 6:04 PM EDT "I didn't go around the world, I went around the world on a private jet. I didn't have a hotel room, we had an entire floor. We were spoiled." -- Ricky Martin on the "exhilarating" experience of being a member of Latin teenybopper group Menudo at age 12. The…

  9. Future Doesn't Shy Away From Rumors on 'Monster' Mixtape: Listen

    October 29, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Monster , the latest mixtape from Future , comes during a tumultuous year for the rapper. The highs: He put out Honest in April, an acclaimed album that will likely end up on year-end lists, and Ciara gave birth to his son not long after. The lows: Within months, Future split up with ex…

  10. Pandora Taps Chris Phillips as Head of Product

    October 29, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Digital veteran Chris Phillips has joined Pandora as the web radio company's chief product officer. In his new role, Phillips will partner with CTO Chris Martin to develop new products that will hopefully entice more listeners and deliver value to advertisers. Pandora Revenue Up 40…

  11. What Is Bad? A Worst Songs Countdown Goes Beyond Good and Evil

    October 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT What do “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Stairway To Heaven” have in common? Both make a prominent appearance among the 88 worst songs of all time, as voted by listeners of triple-A WXPN Philadelphia . WXPN unveiled the listing last Saturday, Oct. 25, as the kicker to its countdown of its top…

  12. SiriusXM Sees Growth in Earnings, Subscribers in Third Quarter

    October 28, 2014 8:32 AM EDT Sirius ‎XM Radio on Tuesday reported improved third-quarter earnings as it continued to grow its subscriber base. The satellite radio giant, led by CEO Jim Meyer , added 432,817 net new subscribers in the period to end September with a total of 26.7 million. In comparison, Netflix as of the…

  13. The Top 10 Halloween Songs

    October 27, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Never mind those sugary sweets. Halloween brings some delectable ear candy, too. But which (witch?) Halloween songs are the most popular? As you prepare your Halloween party playlists, we're helping to make sure that you don't miss a single graveyard smash, as we present…

  14. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  15. Notable Quotes: Paul McCartney Isn't Beyond Twerking, Justin Bieber Thinks He's a 'Sex Panther' and More

    October 27, 2014 1:13 PM EDT "The last time I twerked I was with @katyperry. She was rather good at it!" -- Paul McCartney The Beatles legend during a Twitter chat, replying to a fan who asked if he had ever twerked. Paul McCartney Shares His Unreleased Recording with John Bonham "I look like a sex…

  16. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, the Supremes Reigned With 'Baby Love'

    October 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1964, the Motown classic 'Baby Love' took over atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Janet Jackson, Elton John and No Doubt. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Oct. 27,…

  17. Ex-Sony CEO Howard Stringer on the Company's Failures and Time Inc.'s Big Challenges

    October 26, 2014 10:30 PM EDT In a frequently humorous address to several hundred entertainment lawyers and others, former Sony CEO and chairman Sir Howard Stringer shared observations from a half-century career that ranged from service in Vietnam to leadership of two media giants, offering uncensored thoughts on Sony…

  18. John Denver Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    October 25, 2014 3:46 PM EDT Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver . Los Tigres del Norte Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame The "Sunshine on My Shoulders" singer received the walk's 2,531st star on Friday (Oct. 24), 17…

  19. You + Me: 'Two Friends Making a Record'

    October 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT rose ave. , the new album from You + Me, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 . What makes this surprising is that You + Me was an impromptu collaboration. Friends Alecia Moore and Dallas Green found some time apart from their other projects -- P!nk and City and Colour respectively -- and…

  20. SoundCloud Has Reached Critical Mass – Now It Has to Make Money

    October 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT The world’s biggest audio-streaming service is coping with the biggest growing pain of all: how to make a buck. Like many digital start-ups, SoundCloud -- the world’s largest audio-streaming service -- built a seamless user experience before figuring out how to make money with it. Now the…

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