1. Meet the Bros. Landreth Before Their January Debut

    November 26, 2014 5:24 PM EST Music has always been a family affair for the Bros. Landreth . Before siblings Joey and David started to dream of a career together, they would tag along with their parents to their gigs. "My mom used to do lights for some of my dad's bands, so when David was born, there were…

  2. Jim Brickman Spends a 'Winter's Night' With Kenny Rogers, Jana Kramer & More

    November 26, 2014 4:36 PM EST Christmas music has long been very important to pianist Jim Brickman . The performer has just issued On a Winter's Night, a brand-new yuletide collection, and he tells Billboard that he can't wait for fans to hear it. "I'm so thrilled," he says. "It's been…

  3. Ariana Grande Responds to Those Bette Midler Comments...

    November 25, 2014 5:39 PM EST 'Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went,' Grande tweets. Brenda Morelli would  never. Ariana Grande  has responded on Twitter to  Bette Midler 's  remarks  about the…

  4. Rita Ora: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role Has 'Opened a Lot of Doors'

    November 25, 2014 2:07 AM EST Rita Ora may soon be enjoying a successful career as a movie star, and it's all thanks to her role in Fifty Shades of Grey .  Speaking to OK! magazine, Ora said the huge controversy and interest surrounding the film has been nothing but good for her acting ambitions. "Everyone…

  5. From Sugarhill Gang to Trinidad James, a Look at the Influences of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'

    November 24, 2014 10:01 AM EST Part of the excitement of Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk," the just-released kickoff single from the DJ/producer's  Uptown Special is catching the allusions to one early '80s funk/R&B classic after another. Even on Ronson's own Facebook page fans cite "…

  6. 'SNL' Recap: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Bring the Funk With Mystikal, Cameron Diaz Raps & More

    November 23, 2014 11:45 AM EST As expected, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson brought some major funk to Saturday Night Live ’s Thanksgiving show on Nov. 22. Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Are Impossibly Cool in 'Uptown Funk' Video The superstar pop crooner and retro-cool writer/producer turned the SNL musical stage…

  7. Zendaya Scales To New Heights For 'K.C. Undercover' Poster

    November 22, 2014 5:48 PM EST Zendaya is readying her return to the small screen in a big way. The 18-year-old posted a first look at her upcoming series, K.C. Undercover , by debuting the official poster on social media. "The poster for #KCUndercover is finally here we like??," she wrote on Instagram on…

  8. Listen to Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Folk Ballad, 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 21, 2014 9:12 PM EST Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen's haunting folk song, "The Hanging Tree," is now streaming online as it will appear on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 score album. Jennifer Lawrence , who plays Everdeen in the film series, sings the song over arrangement by…

  9. G-Unit, Kindness & Greek Fire: Emerging Picks of the Week

    November 21, 2014 4:31 PM EST Heading into the weekend, Billboard offers another triple play of tracks to check out that all debuted on this week's Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Be sure to give them a listen, and check back next week for a new set of selections. "Big Body Benz," Kidd Kidd…

  10. Watch Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Get Ready for 'SNL' With Cameron Diaz

    November 21, 2014 6:50 AM EST Saturday Night Live 's 40th season is bringing Cameron Diaz on board to host this weekend, and she'll be joined by musical guests Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson . The duo will perform their new single "Uptown Funk," which Ronson recently told Billboard is "one of Bruno…

  11. Dave Appell, Songwriter for Chubby Checker, Dies at 92

    November 20, 2014 5:20 PM EST He co-wrote 'Let’s Twist Again' and 'Limbo Rock' and produced for Tony Orlando & Dawn. Dave Appell , the Philadelphia songwriter-producer behind such 1960s rock 'n' roll hits as "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock" from Chubby…

  12. Watch Rebel Wilson Crush It in 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer

    November 20, 2014 12:07 PM EST The pitch is back, and we couldn't be more thrilled. The aca-amazing news is true: The Barden Bellas are returing for a sequel to Pitch Perfect , and the first trailer is finally here. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and all the rest kick things off by singing a slowed-down, a cappella…

  13. Watch Idina Menzel & Michael Buble's Adorable 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Video

    November 18, 2014 10:49 AM EST "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a Christmas classic, but its lyrics haven't aged as well as the melody. That's why the video for the track by Idina Menzel and Michael Bubl é  -- off Menzel's holiday album, Holiday Wishes -- changes things up by having the song…

  14. ‘SNL’ Recap: 'Hunger Games' Stars Parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space,’ Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' & More

    November 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST Rapper Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15, performing his feel-good single “i” and following up with Jay Rock ’s “Pay For It.”  Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them Host…

  15. Calvin Harris No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs & Albums Charts

    November 14, 2014 1:15 PM EST Calvin Harris careens onto Billboard 's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 1 with Motion (35,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). Motion , which includes cameos from Ellie Goulding , Haim and Gwen Stefani , among others, also motors onto the Billboard 200 at No. 5,…

  16. Taylor Swift Atop Artist 100 Again, Calvin Harris First DJ in Top 10

    November 13, 2014 4:10 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart, while Harris hikes 21-9, powered by sales of his new album. Plus, Mr. Probz rides 'Waves' higher. The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S. again this week. Swift also becomes the…

  17. Watch K-Pop Boy Band BtoB Teach 'America's Next Top Model' Contestants Their Dance Moves

    November 11, 2014 8:37 PM EST The models are challenged to stay fierce while performing highly technical choreography -- a common trial for K-pop acts. Earlier this spring,  America's Next Top Model   announced  that its upcoming Seoul-based season would include cameos by popular K-pop acts. Boy band BtoB makes the…

  18. Jon Hopkins Talks Career Renaissance & Collaborating With Coldplay

    November 11, 2014 3:25 PM EST It's midafternoon in Berlin, and Jon Hopkins is already sound-checking. Surfacing for air from his self-described "weird maze of stuff" onstage, the lanky British producer greets me with a sheepish grin and a cordial handshake. "I hope people know where the show is,"…

  19. Fergie's 'L.A. Love (La La)' Video Has Chelsea Handler, Hilary Swank & More Bizarre Cameos

    November 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST Fergie 's second solo album doesn't drop until 2015, but the video for lead single "L.A. Love (La La)" is here! And it features a slew of entirely unexpected cameos. As Fergie rolls around California in her double-decker, Day of the Dead-themed party bus, she's…

  20. Beyonce's New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With New Songs

    November 04, 2014 8:22 AM EST You heard the rumors on Monday, and now there's official word : the Beyoncé Platinum Box Set  will arrive on Nov. 24. It's quite a bit different than what the initial report said, so check it out: there's no Beyoncé: Volume 2 . Bummer. But there is a disc titled More  with…

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