1. Concert Review: Usher Kicks Off His UR Experience Tour in Detroit With Mixed Results

    November 05, 2014 1:02 PM EST "I've been doing this shit for 20 years," Usher told an exuberant crowd on Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit during the first U.S. concert of his UR Experience Tour. His tone was one of bemusement, his look a mix of pride and subtle disbelief.  But…

  2. Chris Brown Goes Off on 'The Real' Hosts Adrienne Bailon & Tamar Braxton

    November 03, 2014 8:47 PM EST Chris Brown wasn't very happy with the hosts of Fox daytime talk show The Real  Monday and let them know about it. After the five-piece all-female host panel discussed what to do when your friend is dating a guy who's no good for her, speaking specifically about Chris Brown…

  3. Chart Highlights: Tove Lo's 'Habits' Hits No. 1 'High' on Pop Songs

    November 03, 2014 5:35 PM EST 'Habits (Stay High)' is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with 'I Bet My Life.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  4. Watch Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles in ‘Wizard of Oz’ Costumes on Halloween

    November 01, 2014 3:11 PM EDT As expected, The Flaming Lips had a pretty whacky Halloween. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review The psych-rock band spent Friday night (Oct. 31) performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote its new charity covers album, With a Little Help From…

  5. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  6. Katy Perry Dressed Up As A Cheeto For Halloween

    October 31, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Katy Perry 's Halloween costume is a teenage dream of another sort: The pop star went to Kate Hudson 's Halloween party dressed up as a Cheeto. Specifically, a Flaming Hot Cheeto, if her custom bag and red shoes are to be believed. The singer posted a pic to Instagram of her whole…

  7. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris

    October 29, 2014 6:09 PM EDT On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers Erika Ramirez and Joe Lynch apologize to Jason Lipshutz for not attending his Halloween karaoke party. After that, we talk about Iggy Azalea 's new song featuring Danish pop singer MØ , which the two of them performed (…

  8. Miley Cyrus & Wayne Coyne Flash Breasts on Instagram

    October 28, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Earlier this year, BFFs Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus decided to get matching tattoos of Cyrus' dead dog Floyd, accompanied by the phrase "With a Little Help From My Fwends." That phrase also happens to be the name of Coyne's latest album, on which the Flaming Lips roped…

  9. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. 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 listed below.…

  10. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Iggy Azalea and Jim Carrey Dance Wildly to Sia’s ‘Chandelier’

    October 26, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Saturday Night Live ’s Halloween episode on Oct. 25 was full of some memorable music moments from first-time musical guest Iggy Azalea and returning host Jim Carrey . Iggy Azalea Makes You 'Beg For It' on New Song: Listen Carrey, who appeared on SNL to promote his upcoming…

  11. Wayne Coyne: Dr. Luke Restricted Kesha Creatively

    October 24, 2014 9:51 AM EDT A new voice has weighed in on the  Kesha and Dr. Luke controversy: Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips . In an interview with Radio.com , Coyne recalled that the singer had "some anxiety" about her relationship with Dr. Luke, who restricted her creatively. Date Rape, 'Sober…

  12. Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love': Track-by-Track Review

    October 23, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Jessie Ware is likely still riding high from exchanging nuptials over the summer. Considering her 2012 debut album Devotion was a chapter-by-chapter chronicle on matters of her heart -- pitfalls and all -- one might make the assumption that now that she's a Mrs. her new release, Tough…

  13. Kill the Noise & Feed Me Share ‘Far Away’ Collab: Exclusive Listen

    October 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Kill the Noise and Feed Me know how to press each other’s buttons. They should do; the electronic music producers have been making tunes together for close to a decade.  Kill the Noise (aka Jake Stanczak) and Feed Me (aka Jon Gooch) have written under various guises and labels, and “we…

  14. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review

    October 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The Lips tap Miley Cyrus, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara and more for a loving deconstruction of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' Given it's a frequent contender for the 'Greatest Album Ever Made' title, it almost seems like there…

  15. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, MAGIC! Score New No. 1s, Foo Fighters Return

    October 20, 2014 6:35 PM EDT 'Black Widow' nets Azalea a Pop Songs honor last earned by Lady Gaga. Plus, MAGIC! tops AC and Foo Fighters storm multiple rock charts and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  16. Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusives: The Shopping List Is In!

    October 20, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Yes, even 5 Seconds of Summer is down with Record Store Day. Record Store Day 2015 won’t be here until April 18, but plenty of collectible vinyl exclusives are just around the corner. Record Store Day just announced its hit list for Nov. 28 -- aka Black Friday -- and there are dozens of…

  17. Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Covers Album Is Streaming Now

    October 20, 2014 12:29 PM EDT It was 47 years ago that Sgt. Pepper's taught the band to play, and in the process, changed popular music forever. The Beatles ' magnum opus certainly doesn't lack for lauds (and backlash), but that didn't stop Beatlemaniac Wayne Coyne from leading the Flaming Lips into…

  18. Keyshia Cole Collects Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 16, 2014 6:59 PM EDT Also making chart waves: Tinashe, Traci Braxton, NehruvianDOOM & Chris Brown. Keyshia Cole returns to a familiar spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , as the singer collects her third No. 1 set with the arrival of Point of No Return . The effort -- her sixth in total, and all reached…

  19. Miley Cyrus Is Over Twerking, Shows Off New Dance

    October 16, 2014 5:04 PM EDT You heard it from Miley Cyrus : Twerking is over (for her). Courtesy of her backup dancers, Cyrus shared Thursday (Oct. 16) on an Australian talk show that she's recently learned about the Nae Nae, a dance move invented by Atlanta quintet WeAreToonz . The dance involves raising your…

  20. Dr. Luke's Lawyer Calls Kesha Lawsuit 'a Spectacular and Outrageous Fiction'

    October 16, 2014 1:33 PM EDT Dr. Luke's  (real name Lukasz Gottwald) attorney Christine Lepera has released a new statement regarding the  lawsuit Kesha filed against the producer for alleged emotional abuse and sexual assault. Gottwald subsequently  filed a defamation lawsuit  against Kesha, her mother Pebe , …

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