1. What Beyonce Can Learn From Podcasts & More From Rob Light's Billboard Touring Conference Q&A

    November 19, 2014 6:41 PM EST Creative Artists Agency managing partner & head of music also talks co-headlining tours and rising genre trends. Creative Artists Agency managing partner/head of music Rob Light is one of the most powerful people in music -- No. 9 on Billboard's 2014 Power 100 ranking , to be…

  2. Fox's 'Empire' Nabs Post-'American Idol' Slot

    November 19, 2014 5:48 PM EST Hip-hop drama stars Oscar nominees Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson. Fox is giving midseason drama Empire as good of a launch pad as it has to offer. The network announced Wednesday (Nov. 19) that the high-profile collaboration from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong will bow after a one…

  3. Mary J. Blige Releases New Ballad 'Not Loving You'

    November 19, 2014 5:10 PM EST On Tuesday, Mary J. Blige released "Not Loving You," the latest song from her upcoming album The London Sessions. Listen below: Blige's project involves a number of young English musicians, including Sam Smith and Disclosure . The album leaked at the end of October , but…

  4. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Wonder Years' Dan Campbell) Premieres 'Our Apartment' Video (Exclusive)

    November 19, 2014 1:00 PM EST Last summer, Wonder Years frontman Dan “Soupy” Campbell released his solo debut under the moniker Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties . The album We Don’t Have Each Other was an exercise in fictional storytelling, with Campbell stepping outside of a firsthand narrative for the first time…

  5. Justin Bieber's Grandmother's Home for Sale

    November 18, 2014 7:30 PM EST For roughly $248,000, you could own the house where Bieber stayed. Justin Bieber 's grandmother is selling the Ontario, Canada, house where the pop star spent time as a child, Re/Max realtor Maria Walsh confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . "It's a typical grandma house, with…

  6. Inside the Brooklyn Pizzeria That Has Hip-Hop Artists From A$AP Rocky to Action Bronson Salivating

    November 18, 2014 6:56 PM EST What would a hip-hop pizzeria look like? From the outside, Williamsburg's Best Pizza is indistinguishable from any other Brooklyn dollar-slice joint, but chef-owner Frank Pinello 's acclaimed pies and an ear-splitting hip-hop playlist that includes The Notorious B.I.G. , Nas and…

  7. Michigan-Born Country Star Frankie Ballard Shares His Inspirations -- From Kid Rock to Steve Earle

    November 18, 2014 6:24 PM EST Battle Creek, Mich., native Frankie Ballard brought a "Detroit country" vibe to the rising-hit title track from his Warner Music Nashville LP Sunshine & Whiskey (No. 2 on the Nov. 22 Country Airplay chart), so it's no surprise that the music of his early years was his…

  8. Jeff Bates Embraces Conway Twitty Comparisons on 'Me and Conway' Album

    November 18, 2014 6:12 PM EST The vocal similarities between Jeff Bates and the late Conway Twitty have always been something of a double-edged sword. "It was a struggle at times," the singer tells Billboard . "On one hand, what a compliment. But, then someone would say, 'You know, you sound too much…

  9. Simon Cowell & Univision's Search Is On for 'Ultimate Latino Boy Band'

    November 18, 2014 5:10 PM EST Online auditions open for 'La Banda' reality contest. Boys (to men) ages 14 and older who live in the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to audition online for La Banda , a television competition aiming to find "the ultimate Latino boy band." The search for…

  10. Madonna Movie 'Adé: A Love Story' Finds Its Writer

    November 18, 2014 5:00 PM EST Dianne Houston ('Take the Lead') has signed on to adapt Rebecca Walker’s memoir for a film that is now seeking financial backers. The Madonna movie Adé: A Love Story has found its writer. Dianne Houston ( Take the Lead ) has signed on to adapt Rebecca Walker ’s memoir for the big…

  11. Prague's John Lennon Wall Painted Over

    November 18, 2014 4:07 PM EST Prague's colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: "Wall is over!" The wall, located at the heart of the Czech capital in the picturesque Little Quarter neighborhood, began to be painted with Lennon's…

  12. Lucinda Williams Covers Lou Reed, Announces New Album at NYC Concert

    November 18, 2014 3:41 PM EST Her cover of the Velvet Underground's 'Pale Blues Eyes' will be on the album. When Lucinda Williams hit the stage at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre on Monday night, it felt like the perfect NYC venue choice for her. Much like the movie palace-turned-concert venue, the alt…

  13. '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…

  14. Garth Brooks Calls YouTube 'the Devil'

    November 18, 2014 1:04 PM EST We knew Garth Brooks had friends in low places, but this is ridiculous. Speaking with Access Hollywood , the country music legend took the "devil," also known as the "nice people" at YouTube, to task for what he calls an unfair compensation model for artists. Brooks told…

  15. Billy Joel Defends Taylor Swift’s New Yorker Status: 'I Say, "Welcome"'

    November 18, 2014 11:58 AM EST "She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she's so popular with young girls,” said Joel of Swift in a recent interview. Taylor Swift recently partnered with NYC & Company to become the city’s global welcome ambassador for tourism , and some have taken issue with the “Welcome…

  16. Jaden Smith Releases New Album Through ‘Jaden Experience’ App

    November 18, 2014 10:47 AM EST Kendall Jenner apparently approves of the Jaden's latest musical project. On the same day that Jaden Smith and his younger sister Willow once again became social media fodder thanks to an outlandish joint interview with the New York Times , Jaden released a new album, CTV2 , for…

  17. Sinéad O'Connor Says U2's iTunes Release Was 'Almost Terrorist'

    November 17, 2014 8:03 PM EST Sinéad O'Connor is the latest to in a growing list of musicians to criticize the release of U2 's latest album, Songs of Innocence , calling the decision to automatically upload it to people's iTunes account without option a "badly judged move."  The Irish singer…

  18. Tunde Adebimpe Considered Ending TV On the Radio Prior to New Album 'Seeds'

    November 17, 2014 6:50 PM EST In April of 2011, New York alternative heroes TV On The Radio released their fourth studio album, Nine Types Of Light . Just nine days later, bassist Gerard Smith passed away from lung cancer. Despite the tragedy, the band went out and completed a worldwide tour for the critically acclaimed…

  19. Watch Jerry Seinfeld & Wale Argue Over Strip-Club Food

    November 17, 2014 5:32 PM EST Nearly one year after calling up Complex to scream at them for not including his album The Gifted on their year-end 50 Best list, Wale is on the magazine's cover with Jerry Seinfeld . After delivering a spoken-word outro on Wale's last album, Seinfeld is back on wax with Wale for…

  20. 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…

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