1. Blake Shelton Named One of 2014's Sexiest Men Alive By 'People'

    November 19, 2014 10:04 AM EST Can't wait to see what the other Voice coaches have to say about this. The winner of People 's annual Sexiest Man Alive content was announced last night, and Chris Hemsworth walked away with the crown. (Poor Luke!) But while he didn't snag the cover, country crooner Blake…

  2. DJ Khaled 'Wanted to Make a Collaboration That Has Never Been Done Before' With His All-Star Single 'Hold You Down'

    November 18, 2014 5:39 PM EST The DJ-producer, 38, has a hit with "Hold You Down," the first single off his album  I've Changed a Lot , due this month. He spoke to Billboard about teaming up with R&B and hip-hop heavyweights on the track and the transformations he's undergone in his own life. …

  3. YouTube's Refusal to Remove 20,000 Songs Leads to New Irving Azoff Warning

    November 18, 2014 5:35 PM EST The standoff involves works by Pharrell Williams and other popular songwriters. YouTube has apparently made the decision not to remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles , Pharrell Williams and John Lennon , and as a result, the popular video website is being warned of…

  4. 'Big Eyes': The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs

    November 18, 2014 2:37 PM EST Will two tracks from the Tim Burton film double her chances for an Oscar nomination? Lana Del Rey hit the top 10 last year with "Summertime Sadness," and this winter, she'll be giving a voice to the sadness of Amy Adams ' character in Big Eyes , the Tim Burton film that…

  5. Meet Fickle Friends, A Great New Pop Band Blowing Up The U.K. Blogs

    November 18, 2014 2:30 PM EST Three ace singles, including the new "For You," points to a promising future for the Brighton group. Never heard of Fickle Friends? If you’re in the U.S., that’s understandable: the pop quintet has yet to play a stateside show, and debut single “Swim” hasn’t popped up on any…

  6. Exclusive Video: T-Pain Sings His Hit Song 'I'm Sprung' Sans Auto-Tune Backstage at 'Larry King Now'

    November 18, 2014 1:04 PM EST Since the mid-2000s, R&B singer, rapper and record producer  T-Pain (born Faheem Rasheed Najm), has been a pop innovator through his use of Auto-Tune. T-Pain Dissects his Career on new Track 'Stoicville' But last month, he proved his voice doesn't need any technological…

  7. Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Coming to VH1: Metallica, McCartney, Macklemore & More

    November 18, 2014 12:39 PM EST This Thanksgiving, curl up with live performances from Bonnaroo's past. You oughta know about a cool new music special hitting television this Thanksgiving. As if we needed any further proof that music festivals have gone mainstream (which is totally fine!), VH1 is hosting a Bonnaroo…

  8. Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' 20 Years Later: Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood Looks Back

    November 18, 2014 12:15 PM EST Twenty years ago, Nirvana released MTV Unplugged in New York , an unintentionally posthumous album recorded on this day (Nov. 18) in 1993. Kurt Cobain died five months after its taping, so its place in rock star lore was all but assured by the time it hit shelves. Nirvana played almost none…

  9. Premiere: Listen to Brooklyn Trio Pink Murder's Beachy Debut EP

    November 18, 2014 11:30 AM EST The trio make island-flavored electro-pop inspired by Brian Eno and David Byrne. Temperatures are dropping in the Northeast, but Pink Murder , a group of budding musicians from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philadelphia, is just heating up. The trio is made up of Stargazy 's Michael Panico,…

  10. New Study from Pandora Touts the 'Pandora Effect' on Music Sales

    November 18, 2014 10:17 AM EST A study performed earlier this year by Pandora found that its spins have a positive effect on music sales. For new music, the average positive effect was a 2.31-percent increase in sales of track-equivalent albums, a metric that counts 10 tracks as one album. For catalog songs, the average…

  11. Exclusive Premiere: Grandtheft Remixes Alesso & Tove Lo's 'Heroes (We Could Be)'

    November 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Tuesday mornings can be tough, so we’ve got a little electronic pick-me-up headed your way -- a heroic remix of Alesso and Tove Lo’s “Heroes (We Could Be),” courtesy of DJ/producer Grandtheft . The dramatic reworking is premiering exclusively right here: "Tove Lo has an amazing voice……

  12. 'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Cover Radiohead, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran & More

    November 18, 2014 9:57 AM EST Later this season on The Voice , the final singers will perform original songs, created with the help of their coach, Carson Daly announced at the beginning of Monday's episode. It will only mark the second time contestants will compete with new work -- though winners have performed…

  13. Nicki Minaj Teases 'Only' Video With Sexy Instagram Photos

    November 17, 2014 9:44 PM EST Following the onslaught of negative criticism Nicki Minaj has received for employing what many have complained to be Nazi-like imagery in her "Only" lyric video, the hip-hop superstar is hard at work on a proper video for Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring track. And…

  14. Olly Murs on His 'Disco-y' New Single & Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?'

    November 17, 2014 6:37 PM EST 'I just really hope people around the world get behind the song,' he says of the latest Band Aid effort. "It's fun, it's happy, it's cheeky, it's feel-good," Olly Murs says about his new single, "Wrapped Up," which was released Monday (Nov.…

  15. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

    November 17, 2014 4:57 PM EST The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  16. Catfish and the Bottlemen Announce U.S. Debut Album 'The Balcony' & New Tour Dates

    November 17, 2014 3:26 PM EST American audiences, prepare to be catfished. Billboard is excited to break the news of British indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen releasing their North American debut album. The Balcony -- first released Sept. 15 in the U.K. -- will drop Jan. 6 in North America via Communion Records.…

  17. Mac DeMarco Detained By Campus Police at Show, Wonders If They Have Small Penises

    November 17, 2014 12:56 PM EST To paraphrase the Strokes , UCSB cops, UCSB cops they ain’t too smart. At least, according to Mac DeMarco. Last Friday (Nov. 14), Mac DeMarco’s campus show at UC Santa Barbara was cut short when police mistook the garage rock rabblerouser for an unruly audience member, promptly ending the…

  18. Did Adele Snub Band Aid's 2014 'Do They Know It's Christmas'?

    November 17, 2014 12:35 PM EST The 30th anniversary of the 1984 holiday charity classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is here, and the charitable folks at Band Aid decided to celebrate with an anti-Ebola edition. It’s a virtual who’s-who of big names in British and Irish music -- One Direction , Sam Smith , Ellie…

  19. 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…

  20. Watch: One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin & More Sing New Band Aid 30 Charity Single

    November 16, 2014 6:07 PM EST The new Band Aid 30 charity single "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" debuted during The X Factor in the United Kingdom on Sunday (Nov. 16). One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single As previously reported , a host of U.K.…

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