1. 11-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Owns Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'

    October 10, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Note to all adults out there: Don't challenge 11-year-old dancer Taylor Hatala to a dance contest. You'll lose. The viral video star was already making a name when she recorded herself dancing to  Nicki Minaj ' s summer hit "Anaconda." Now, she and choreographer …

  2. Inside Garth Brooks' Master Plan to Launch the Biggest Tour of All Time

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has long been the biggest-selling act of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with 69.6 million albums sold in the United States alone since 1991. And insiders say that for the recently launched tour in support of his new album, Man Against Machine (due Nov. 11), he has got an even…

  3. Billboard Cover: Florida Georgia Line on Being ‘Professional Partiers,’ Haters and Hip-Hop

    October 10, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The banjo player has magenta highlights in his hair. The drummer is wearing sunglasses and a Motley Crue T-shirt. In the first song, there's a bass drop: The sound briefly stops, and when it storms back in, a meter at the sound board spikes to 120 decibels. Welcome to the 2014 version…

  4. Hozier Gets a Big Hug in New 'SNL' Promo

    October 10, 2014 6:58 AM EDT Hozier , the 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, has been buzzing online since his song "Take Me to Church" and its eponymous EP showed up in late 2013. But he just released his self-titled debut album, and he's about to get the Saturday Night Live stamp of approval this…

  5. Ariana Grande's 'SNL' Performance Prompts Twitter Chart Rise

    October 09, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Ariana Grande soars on the weekly Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, along with her collaborator The Weeknd , as "Love Me Harder" rises 22-5. The jump in position comes after a full week of online buzz following the duo's Sept. 27 appearance on NBC's Saturday Night…

  6. Rock Hall Nominees: The Locks, the Likelys & the Longshots

    October 09, 2014 6:00 PM EDT It's a little fun for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame watchers to predict who's going to be nominated each fall. It's a lot more fun to figure out which of the nominees will actually get in.  With Green Day , nine inch nails and N.W.A. on the ballot, this year's group of…

  7. James Marsden & 5 Other Actors Who Should Have an Album

    October 09, 2014 4:12 PM EDT From 'Enchanted' to the Grammys? We're still swooning over James Marsden joining Lady Antebellum for a Garth Brooks sing-along on On Air With Ryan Seacrest . If you haven't watched it yet , do that right now. Now that we're all on the same page, Marsden secretly…

  8. Blake Shelton Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 09, 2014 3:15 PM EDT As his album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Shelton becomes the first country act to crown the Artist 100. Blake Shelton is the top artist in the U.S., soaring 19-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump makes him the first country act ever to top…

  9. Watch Taylor Swift Cover Vance Joy's 'Riptide'

    October 09, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Taylor Swift   may be gearing up for 1989, but her latest offering is so 2014. The superstar covered Vance Joy 's "Riptide" during a stop at the BBC Radio 1 Live Loungeon Thursday (Oct.9). Swift named the track "one of my favorite songs that has come out all year"…

  10. Jingle Ball 2014 Announces A-List Lineups for Two Dates

    October 09, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Even though Halloween isn't quite here, it's already time to start thinking about iHeartRadio's annual Jingle Ball concerts. Lineups for the KIIS Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and the KDWB Jingle Ball in Minneapolis are here, and they are seriously packed with stars. When Jingle…

  11. Taylor Swift Teases New Announcement on Instagram

    October 09, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Get ready for the next confessional. Taylor Swift  is teasing a new puzzle on Instagram. Alongside the message, Swift posted a photo with "5" and "Woods" with a pinterest-worthy picture of a forest with many fans speculating that means that the next tune would be the…

  12. Taylor Swift Shocks Fans In New 'Shake It Off' Outtakes Video

    October 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT 'It hurts how adorable it is.' Taylor Swift loves to shake, but she also loves to surprise fans. In the latest outtake video (the seventh) from her "Shake It Off" video shoot, Swift combines her loves, announcing to a group of excited fans that they would actually get to…

  13. 'New York Is Music' Coalition Aims to Stimulate Empire State's Ailing Music Industry

    October 09, 2014 10:30 AM EDT About a year ago on a routine trip to Los Angeles, Downtown Music Publishing CEO Justin Kalifowitz noticed the music industry members he talked to out there -- managers, clients, lawyers -- said they hadn't been to New York in a while because they didn't need to. "The music…

  14. UK Artists Swarm Spotify, Account for 19% of Tracks Streamed Worldwide

    October 09, 2014 9:40 AM EDT The British Invasion continues, only this time it's on streaming services. New data released by Spotify (via BPI ) shows that 19 percent -- or one in five -- of all songs streamed around the world were recorded by UK artists, including Clean Bandit , Sam Smith , Coldplay and One…

  15. Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    October 09, 2014 8:26 AM EDT Congrats, Billie Joe; congrats, Trent; congrats, Morrissey. And congrats to your band members, and to everyone, because today is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations day ! A 25-year period needs to have passed for acts to gain eligibility, and Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are this year&…

  16. Kim Gordon's 'Girl in a Band' Memoir Has 2015 Street Date

    October 09, 2014 6:33 AM EDT Kim Gordon is ready to tell her side of the story.  The Sonic Youth co-founder will share insights into her band’s rise and fall -- and her split with Thurston Moore -- when her autobiography Girl in a Band hits the shelves on Feb. 24, 2015. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Opens-Up on…

  17. iHeartRadio Soon Available on Android Wear Smartwatches

    October 08, 2014 9:31 PM EDT Taylor Swift , Ariana Grande , Calvin Harris and all the other favorite iHeartRadio artists will soon be available on your watch.  The digital radio service announced Wednesday it will have an app on Android Wear smartwatches next week on Oct. 15. This is the company's first move into…

  18. 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: What Woman Should Take On the Theme Song?

    October 08, 2014 5:07 PM EDT Who are they gonna call? Time to place a call: Ghostbusters is officially being rebooted with director Paul Feig and  Katie Dippold ( The Heat ) penning the script. "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star…

  19. Meghan Trainor Leads Hot 100's Record-Setting All-Female Top Five

    October 08, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Headed up by Trainor's 'All About That Bass,' women monopolize the top five for a record-breaking fifth consecutive week. Plus, Maroon 5's 'Animals' roars into the top 10 and One Direction debuts at No. 13. It's all about girl power high atop the Billboard…

  20. Blake Shelton Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    October 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Country king Blake Shelton earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new release, Bringing Back the Sunshine , debuts atop the list. It was released on Warner Bros. Nashville Records on Sept. 30, and sold 101,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen…

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