1. CODE Guest Playlist: Huxley

    October 14, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Trace U.K. house and garage to their intersection and you're bound to encounter Huxley. The eclectic artist is set to release his new Blurred LP on Oct. 20 through esteemed English imprint Aus. Huxley describes Blurred  as a tribute to the "blurred lines between pop, house, garage…

  2. Joss Stone: Hip-Hop is ‘The Backbone’ of New Album

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM EDT “There's some early reggae elements that find their way in there, but in general it's hip-hop,” says the singer-songwriter. Amidst her world travels, Joss Stone has found time to make her next album, which she hopes to finish in November for release in the spring of 2015. Stone…

  3. Courtney Love: Many Smashing Pumpkins Songs Are About Me

    October 14, 2014 1:52 PM EDT In a recent interview with BBC Radio 6, Courney Love claimed that a number of the songs Billy Corgan wrote for his band Smashing Pumpkins are about her. Not only that -- she suggested the songs inspired by her are the successful ones. When Corgan "stopped writing about me," she…

  4. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  5. Taylor Swift's 'Out Of the Woods' Has Arrived…with Lyrics: Listen

    October 14, 2014 12:50 AM EDT Taylor Swift has shared “Out Of the Woods,” the latest song lifted from her forthcoming album 1989 .    The new track, written and produced by fun. guitarist/ Bleachers mastermind Jack Antonoff along with Swift, was released on iTunes overnight. Taylor's followers are in a…

  6. Country the Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Panel

    October 13, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Top Country Touring Execs Break Down Genre's Success Several of the key players behinds the unprecedented success of country music touring will take part in discussion of the genre's live business in a Nov. 19 panel at the Billboard Touring Conference titled "Are You Ready…

  7. Rock Exhibit Coming to Country Hall of Fame

    October 13, 2014 5:53 PM EDT While country music has long been synonymous with Nashville, rock and folk musicians in the late '60s and early '70s made the Southern city the new hip spot to record. The city's talented session musicians helped create some of the seminal country-influenced rock albums of…

  8. Chris Brown Has a Theory on the Ebola Epidemic

    October 13, 2014 5:08 PM EDT Sometimes the best tweet is a tweet not sent. For Chris Brown , this is often the case. On the morning of Oct. 13 -- the same day someone first contracted the Ebola virus inside the United States -- Brown tweeted the following theory: I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic…

  9. Taylor Swift Previews ‘Out Of The Woods,’ New Track Out Tuesday: Listen

    October 13, 2014 10:26 AM EDT "This song is about the fragility and kind of breakable nature of some relationships," says Swift. Taylor Swift is still riding high on the Hot 100 chart with new single “Shake It Off,” but the world is anxiously awaiting more new tunes from forthcoming album 1989 , and one of…

  10. Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards With Six Nominations

    October 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Iggy Azalea is at the front of the pack leading into next month’s 2014 American Music Awards .  The Hot 100 chart-topping, Australian-born performer is up for artist of the year, new artist of the year, single of the year, favorite female artist - pop/rock, and she’s…

  11. Meghan Trainor’s 'All About That Bass' Beats Nicki Minaj’s 'Anaconda' to U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2014 3:48 AM EDT Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) stayed ahead of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) to start a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Oct. 12), as British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s   Wanted On Voyage  moved into a second week at No.…

  12. Kiss’ Gene Simmons Slams Coddling TV Talent Show Judges at MIPCOM

    October 12, 2014 3:37 PM EDT "You can't sugarcoat shit, pardon me" Gene Simmons is not one to sugarcoat his opinions. Kiss' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format Precious TV singing-competition show judges who coddle pop-star wannabes, rather than be brutally honest…

  13. 'Spinal Tap' Actor Christopher Guest Recalls Odd Fans, Fun of Making Movie at New York Film Fest

    October 12, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Although 1984's This is Spinal Tap is one of the most-quoted movies of the past few decades, star Christopher Guest hadn't seen the cult comedy in almost 15 years before he appeared at a special 30th anniversary screening on Wednesday (Oct. 8) night at the New York Film Festival.…

  14. Ask Billboard: Baseball Hits, Gwen Stefani's Delay & Demi Lovato's Best-Selling Songs

    October 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 HIT RUNS AND ERAS Hi Gary…

  15. Happy National Coming Out Day! Artists Celebrate on Social Media

    October 11, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Numerous artists took to social media on Saturday (Oct. 11) to recognize National Coming Out Day, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music National Coming Out Day annually celebrates individuals who publicly come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

  16. The Juice Podcast: R&B & Rap Music of the 90's

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT This past week Billboard celebrated music of the 90's. We made a case for each year, as to why it was the best musical year of the decade. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s We close the week by breaking down 90's R&B and rap for the 23rd episode of The Juice…

  17. Gorgon City, BJ the Chicago Kid & Gregory Porter: Billboard Twitter Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 10, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Heading into autumn, Billboard brings you three tracks from our Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with one theme in mind: feeling good. Whether an inspiring DJ-backed beat, a slow R&B groove, or a lively jazz tune, this week's selections are certain to relax and enliven.…

  18. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Dierks Bentley to David Guetta

    October 10, 2014 4:35 PM EDT AlunaGeorge "Supernatural" Vagrant/Island London duo Aluna Francis and George Reid tesase their upcoming sophomore release with "Supernatural," a dancefloor-ready jam that reels their future-soul sound back to the 1980s. Francis coos over synths that seem mined from…

  19. Exclusive: Sixx:A.M.'s 'Give Me a Love' Lyric Video Premieres, Nikki Sixx Talks Band's New Album

    October 10, 2014 4:00 PM EDT After more than 30 years in the music business, Nikki Sixx still gets a kick out of shocking people. He isn’t resorting to the extremes that horrified parents and defined his band Motley Crue in the ’80s and ’90s, but his methods are still effective. Just look at how Motley Crue signing a…

  20. SoundScan's Third-Quarter Numbers in One Word: Bleak

    October 10, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Bad news keeps mounting with the roll of the tape. So far this year, 60 digital songs have sold over 1 million units as compared to 83 last year. And after nine months, not one artist-album has yet to hit the million-unit mark, although the Frozen  soundtrack is the year's best…

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