1. Marlisa, SIYA & Shamir: Emerging Picks of the Week

    November 17, 2014 11:17 AM EST Today Billboard is spotlighting another triple play of tracks that all debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . Be sure to give them a listen and check back each week for a new set of selections. “Stand By You,” Marlisa The winner of the sixth season of The X…

  2. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Wu-Tang Clan to Shawn Mendes

    November 14, 2014 6:13 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Shawn Mendes "Something Big" Island The Ed Sheeran -esque folk-pop of Shawn Mendes' "Something Big" is an awkward fit for the Vine phenomenon. Unlike the slow contemplation of debut hit "Life Of The Party,"…

  3. Bobby Shmurda Shmoney Dances To No. 1 with 'Hot Boy'

    November 14, 2014 4:15 PM EST The track that prompted a viral sensation tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Fourteen weeks after first landing on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his debut single “Hot Boy,” Bobby Shmurda reaches the No. 1 spot. The crowning track rises 3-1, and takes Streaming Gainer honors with a 45 percent…

  4. Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music

    November 14, 2014 10:17 AM EST From very exciting to rectifying a wrong, responses to the music world's newest digital gramophone. Two days ago, YouTube announced the launch of its music streaming service. The wise move on Google and YouTube's part, however, was that this streaming service was simply an…

  5. Listen to Lil Wayne's New Track 'Off Day' With Flow

    November 13, 2014 7:44 PM EST By this point we've learned Lil Wayne simply does not take a day off. The Young Money boss, who tours with a recording studio in his bus, invited one of his recent signee  Flow over to record the track "Day Off" that they dropped Thursday. The result is a boisterous and…

  6. 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…

  7. Santana, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Wisin, Marc Anthony, Magic! to Perform at Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2014 2:14 PM EST Awards broadcast will feature 20 unique collabs and solo performances. Carlos Santana with Pitbull , Magic! with Marc Anthony , Wisin with Chris Brown and Pitbull, and Regional Mexican star Pepe Aguilar and Spanish pop icon Miguel Bose are among the eclectic pairs set to perform live…

  8. Kid Rock Announces New Album 'First Kiss,' Teases 2015 Tour

    November 13, 2014 11:15 AM EST A new Kid Rock album is on the way. The Michigan native announced on Wednesday that he will follow up 2012’s Rebel Soul with a new album titled First Kiss . Fans can expect it on Feb. 24 via Warner Bros. Records. It will be his first studio album for the label. Kid Rock Tells Lawyers in…

  9. Exclusive: PTTOW! Appoints Bob Pittman, Jay Brown to Cultural Advisory Board Ahead of First Music Summit

    November 13, 2014 10:18 AM EST PTTOW!, an invite-only community for marketers and executives seeking to shape the next generation of consumers (aged 14 to 34), has helped broker music-marketing partnerships and recognize artists like Kaskade and Will.i.am alongside top executives from many of the world's biggest…

  10. Usher Hunting Down Stolen Sex Tape

    November 12, 2014 3:48 PM EST Maybe Usher should call his next album Looking 4 My Sex Tape . The singer's team is hot on the trail of an unknown suspect who's been trying to sell a sex tape featuring Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond , according to TMZ . Billboard Cover: Usher on Getting Tough With Justin…

  11. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Exclusive MisterWives Performance, Plus Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters & More

    November 12, 2014 2:56 PM EST In addition to chatting about new tracks from Bruno Mars , Foo Fighters , Shawn Mendes and more, we have a special treat on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. NYC's up-and-coming indie outfit MisterWives (the name is a reverse play on Sister Wives ) stopped by the Billboard…

  12. Watch Chris Brown & Trey Songz Talk 'Between the Sheets' Tour

    November 11, 2014 5:43 PM EST Tyga will be the special guest on the pair’s Live Nation tour, which kicks off Jan. 28. After several months of teasing, Chris Brown and Trey Songz formally announced their Between the Sheets Tour during a press conference Monday at Hollywood's House of Blues. The Virginia natives…

  13. Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video Director: 'Sorry I'm Not Sorry'

    November 11, 2014 3:35 PM EST Jeff Osbourne acknowledges that the video's imagery is 'representative of Nazism.' Nicki Minaj is under fire for the lyric video for her single "Only," which features Chris Brown , Drake and Lil Wayne . The visual uses imagery that some -- including the Anti…

  14. 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,"…

  15. Show Me the Shmoney: Bobby Shmurda's New App Puts You In the Video

    November 11, 2014 2:14 PM EST Ever wanted to do the Bobby Shmurda 's signature Shmoney Dance with Drake , Chris Brown , or Shmurda himself? Well, now you can. Following the dance craze that Shmurda kicked off with his "Hot Boy" single, the Shmoney Gram app allows users to take or upload an image, select a…

  16. Ghost Tunes, Garth Brooks' iTunes Alternative, Launches in Full

    November 11, 2014 8:18 AM EST When Ghost Tunes CEO Randy Bernard and COO Chris Webb first met with Garth Brooks to discuss an alternative digital and physical distribution platform, there was one thing they had to get out of the way. "We're going up against Google, Amazon, iTunes -- billion-dollar companies,…

  17. Tyga Detained by Cops at Video Shoot: Report

    November 10, 2014 8:48 PM EST The rapper missed a scheduled live stream with Chris Brown & Trey Songz. Tyga was handcuffed by police during his video shoot in South Central L.A. on Monday (Nov. 10), TMZ is reporting. The website -- which has photos and videos of officers on the video set -- says Tyga was pulled…

  18. From Train to Motorhead, Inside the Big Business of Music Cruises

    November 10, 2014 4:57 PM EST Cruise organizers are rockin’ the boat -- literally -- as they cater to a rising tide of fans eager to set sail with their favorite artists. When Lynyrd Skynyrd helmed its inaugural Simple Man Cruise in 2007, the ship ran out of Jack Daniel’s on the first night. “We drank the boat dry,”…

  19. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  20. ADL Slams Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video: 'The Abuse of Nazi Imagery is Deeply Disturbing'

    November 10, 2014 12:20 PM EST Nicki Minaj 's new militaristic video for her song "Only" has garnered quite a bit of controversy for its visuals, which many fans are likening to Nazi imagery. The Anti-Defamation League also finds the video's visuals troubling, and released a statement on Monday about…

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