1. 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,"…

  2. Carlos Santana: 'It's Time to Commit Career Suicide Again'

    November 14, 2014 4:39 PM EST Carlos Santana 's just-published memoir The Universal Tone (Nov. 4; Little, Brown and Company) may be subtitled Bringing My Story to Light , but it's hardly light reading. Besides detailed memories of his upbringing and musical achievements, the 544-page book also dives…

  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. Go Inside Jimmy Page's Rock All-Star Dinner With Ringo Starr, Kirk Hammett, Joe Walsh & More

    November 14, 2014 2:49 PM EST Never one for a big media blitz, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has probably done more interviews in the last six weeks promoting the Zeppelin remasters and his new book, Jimmy Page On Jimmy Page , than he did throughout the entirety of the '70s. Last night, Page put the finishing…

  5. One Direction, Fergie, Meghan Trainor & More to Play Billboard Hollywood Party on New Year's Eve

    November 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST The Hollywood bash also features a performance from Charli XCX. Believe it or not, 2015 is almost here. That means Billboard's star-studded New Year's Eve extravaganza is coming, and the performers have just been announced. Charli XCX , One Direction , Meghan Trainor , and Fergie…

  6. Exclusive: Unsigned Indie Poppers Dreamers Premiere Addictive Self-Titled EP

    November 14, 2014 12:59 PM EST Start with “Wolves,” an infectious track that would sound at home on alternative radio in-between Phoenix and Young the Giant. An awful lot of unsigned indie bands are hustling around Brooklyn, but we’ll save you the time by pointing out one that definitely deserves attention -- an…

  7. 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…

  8. Iggy Azalea Teases Snippet of New Track 'We In This Bitch'

    November 14, 2014 10:13 AM EST Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic is getting the re-release treatment this month, and an early sample of one of the new songs has reached the internet. Below, check out a 30-second sample of “We in This Bitch,” a track based off a loose, disco-style bass line and spacey synths. It comes from…

  9. 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…

  10. Beatles' 'Blackbird' Becomes Dad's Lullaby to Dying Newborn

    November 13, 2014 7:24 PM EST A new father -- who lost both his wife and son just days apart -- has found some solace thanks to a classic Beatles track. Chris Picco sang a tender version of "Blackbird" to his newborn son, Lennon, who was born via emergency C-section at Loma Linda University Hospital in…

  11. Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Was About ...

    November 13, 2014 5:32 PM EST From Kim Kardashian to Iggy Azalea to Nicki Minaj , we're so obsessed with booties these days, that Sir Mix-A-Lot is starting to look like a wise old prophet from his early '90s fascination. On Thursday (Nov. 13), TMZ caught up with the 51-year-old anatomy expert and got him to…

  12. Watch Lorde Groove Through Jeremih & YG's 'Don't Tell 'Em'

    November 13, 2014 4:33 PM EST "You could do hip-hop. You could rap." That's the feedback Lorde got for her cover of Jeremih and YG 's "Don't Tell 'Em" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Ever since Lorde introduced herself by criticizing much of hip-hop culture with "Royals,…

  13. 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…

  14. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Th award show shakes up the charts, with the co-host scoring her 14th No. 1. Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart. The song is…

  15. 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…

  16. Culture Club Cancels North American and U.K. Reunion Tour Dates

    November 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Back in August, Culture Club announced they’d be reforming their classic lineup for a few 2014 tour dates and a new album. Now, only half of that is true. “It is with great regret that the members of Culture Club have announced the cancellation of their tours in North America and the UK…

  17. 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…

  18. Bertelsmann Revenues Increase, Profits Drop Following Key Acquisitions

    November 13, 2014 11:06 AM EST The German media group Bertelsmann reported Thursday that revenues increased 4.3 percent to 11.82 billion euros (over the previous year's 11.33 billion euros) in the first nine months of 2014. At 1.48 billion euros ($1.84 billion), adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation…

  19. Check Out the Custom Sneakers Drake Got the Toronto Raptors

    November 13, 2014 10:30 AM EST The NBA’s Toronto Raptors are prowling atop the Atlantic Division with a 7-1 record, and it was their team ambassador Drake who helped them to their lucky seventh win Wednesday night (Nov. 12). In their game against the Orlando Magic, a pair of Raptors players -- Lou Williams and Amir…

  20. 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…

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