1. Coldplay Working on 'Final' Album, 'A Head Full of Dreams,' Says Chris Martin

    December 04, 2014 9:43 PM EST Coldplay is at work on their seventh studio album, frontman Chris Martin revealed Thursday, and it will likely be their last.  Choose Your Own Adventure in Coldplay's Interactive 'Ink' Video The set is tentatively called A Head Full of Dreams , Martin said on BBC Radio 1'…

  2. Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae Among American Country Countdown Awards Presenters

    December 04, 2014 8:24 PM EST Sara Evans , Hunter Hayes , Maddie & Tae , Scotty McCreery and Kip Moore are all among the presenters announced for the first ever American Country Countdown Awards, joining hosts Florida Georgia Line at the Dec. 15 event.  Hunter Hayes Talks Tattoo Your Name Tour, Collaborations &…

  3. CODE Guest Playlist: J.Phlip

    December 04, 2014 6:03 PM EST Dirtybird's first lady J.Phlip is really hitting her stride. Exclusive Premiere: Aradalan's 'The No Yeah' Fresh off the release of her collaborative Walls EP with Chris Lorenzo, Jessica Phillippe is currently crisscrossing the country on an extensive North American tour.…

  4. Questlove Challenges Artists to Write Protest Songs After Mike Brown & Eric Garner Rulings

    December 04, 2014 5:35 PM EST Roots mastermind says musicians -- in hip-hop and beyond -- are not singing about the issues nearly enough. Listen up, y’all: Questlove has something to say, and as usual, it's pretty much gospel. Following the non-indictments of police officers in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner…

  5. Hear Anna Kendrick Sing 'On the Steps of the Palace' From 'Into the Woods'

    December 04, 2014 3:52 PM EST We've learned something, too, something we never knew, on the steps of the palace. Do we have another "Cups" on our hands? A new song from  Into the Woods  has been released, and it's full audio of Cinderella ( Anna Kendrick ) singing one of her big numbers from the…

  6. Iggy Azalea Responds to Azealia Banks' Eric Garner-Related Twitter Criticism

    December 04, 2014 12:30 PM EST The Twitter battle of Azalea vs. Azealia continues to rage. After Azealia Banks blasted  Iggy Azalea yesterday (Dec. 3) for allegedly stealing from black culture without caring about the issues associated with it (in this case, the Eric Garner controversy), Iggy has fired back. 'South…

  7. Check Out Sleater-Kinney's Killer New Song 'Surface Envy'

    December 04, 2014 10:35 AM EST After debuting its first new song in nine years via secret inclusion in a box set anthology, the reunited Sleater-Kinney continues to sneakily drop new music. At the conclusion of its Reddit AMA session on Dec. 2, the punk trio shared a blistering new cut called “Surface Envy.” Check out…

  8. James Bond Wish List: 5 Artists Who Should Sing 'Spectre' Title Song

    December 04, 2014 10:20 AM EST Like diamonds, James Bond may as well be forever. Skyfall director Sam Mendes revealed the title of the 24th canonical installment in the Bond franchise is titled Spectre and will come out in fall 2015. For the fourth time, Daniel Craig -- the sixth actor to portray Bond on the big screen …

  9. Axl Rose Sees the Lighter Side of Death Hoax

    December 04, 2014 1:33 AM EST No, Axl Rose hasn’t left this world for a paradise city in the sky. And he’s dropped an amusing tweet to prove it. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is the latest musician to fall victim to a death hoax that's spread fast via social media. He assuaged the concerns of his 862,000 Twitter…

  10. Cher Calls Out Iowa Farmers & Chris Christie for Treatment of Pigs

    December 03, 2014 6:00 PM EST Cher posted a string of messages Tuesday on Twitter asking why Iowa farmers "torture pigs" in narrow gestation crates and calling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "bully" for his stance on the issue. Christie recently vetoed legislation outlawing gestation crates in New…

  11. Will Arcade Fire Repeat as Grammy Darlings?

    December 03, 2014 4:55 PM EST Their last effort shocked the world and won Album of the Year; how do they stack up as defending champs? Remember these days? If you're an indie rock fan, you remember what it was like when Arcade Fire 's The Suburbs shocked the world and won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammys …

  12. Lana Del Rey Shares 'Big Eyes' & 'I Can Fly' From New Tim Burton Film

    December 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST Remember back when the haters doubted Lana Del Rey would be here to stay? Those early post-"Video Games" backlash days seem like the distant past, as Lana continues to add résumé points to her smashing 2014. A pair of Lana songs from Tim Burton's forthcoming film Big Eyes hit…

  13. Chris Brown's 'This Christmas' in Top 5 Least Liked Holiday Songs in U.S.

    December 03, 2014 3:00 PM EST And it really shouldn't be. Haters gon' hate, even during the holidays. Chris Brown 's "This Christmas" — originally recorded by Donny Hathaway in 1970 — is one of the five of the least liked holiday songs in the U.S., according to AccuRadio . The full list…

  14. Scooter Braun, Charlie Walk, Rosie Perez and Nick Cannon Among Those Named to Barclays Center’s New Advisory Board

    December 03, 2014 2:22 PM EST Barclays Center’s Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, made up of a group of nearly 30 top sports, entertainment, and media executives, will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Dec. 4), Billboard has learned.   Created by Brett Yormark , CEO of Barclays Center, and Charlie Walk …

  15. Year-End Quiz: Finish These Lyrics!

    December 03, 2014 1:30 PM EST What is Ariana Grande singing when she starts busting into those high notes? What is Iggy Azalea saying when she starts speeding along about being “the realest”? Have you completely erased “Brooklyn Girls” from your mind? Billboard Year-End Awards: Best Hater Handler, Indie-est Album, Best…

  16. #Trending in 2014: Yahoo, Vevo, Rhapsody, Spotify and Bing Share the Year's Biggest Names

    December 03, 2014 12:05 PM EST A slew of digital companies have released their year-end data dumps on what the world was watching, listening to and searching for over the past year. Most of it should surprise no one who paid any attention to the world at large in 2014 -- it seems there are few shocks lurking in our…

  17. Watch Brian Williams Slow Jam the News With the Roots on 'Fallon'

    December 03, 2014 11:50 AM EST Some Marvin Gaye , some Luther Vandross , and a little Anita would definitely set this news off right… Jimmy Fallon and The Roots have slow jammed the news before, with guests like Chris Christie and Mitt Romney . For last night (Dec. 2)’s episode of The Tonight Show , he helped celebrate…

  18. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child Would Have Been 16 on 'All Things Go'

    December 03, 2014 10:50 AM EST Nicki Minaj is one to keep her private life private, but on her third studio album, The Pinkprint , the rapper is laying bare. She opens her third The Pinkprint with one of her most vulnerable and sincere songs to date, "All Things Go." "All Things Go" -- produced by Boi…

  19. Exclusive: Watch Linkin Park Rock Out 'Final Masquerade' For 'Guitar Center Sessions'

    December 03, 2014 10:22 AM EST Billboard is excited to premiere a sparkling Linkin Park live video, straight from one of the band's most up-close and personal shows in years, courtesy of Guitar Center Sessions . Check out the video below to watch singer Chester Bennington guide the veteran band through the…

  20. At CMT Artists of the Year 2014, Luke Bryan's Loss Is Front & Center

    December 02, 2014 9:43 PM EST Chris Cornell & Wiz Khalifa are among the unlikely guests as Bryan, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line & Merle Haggard are honored. You know you're in country music's world when Chris Cornell is just a backup singer. The Soundgarden frontman…

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