1. Usher Talks Drake & Why 'Atlanta Culture Is More Relevant Now Than It's Ever Been'

    October 24, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Usher has one ear in the studio, and the other in Atlanta. The triple threat has been "enjoying" Drake ' s "0 to 100" freestyle, and keeping up with the new wave of rap coming from ATL. Usher on Justin Bieber, New Album & Fatherhood "Favorite song right now…

  2. You + Me: 'Two Friends Making a Record'

    October 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT rose ave. , the new album from You + Me, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 . What makes this surprising is that You + Me was an impromptu collaboration. Friends Alecia Moore and Dallas Green found some time apart from their other projects -- P!nk and City and Colour respectively -- and…

  3. Scooter Braun Was 'Blown Away' By 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    October 24, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Justin Bieber’s manager, who’s also producing the highly anticipated movie based on the ‘80s toy line, also revealed his future plans with director Jon M. Chu. Fans of the Jem and the Holograms toy line and animated TV series from the ‘80s have every reason to be excited about the upcoming…

  4. T.I. Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 24, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Rapper and songwriter T.I. has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced Friday. The agreement covers all future works, as well as his just-released studio album and his share of the cut for Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit…

  5. Billboard Cover: Usher on Getting Tough With Justin Bieber, Why He’s Not Ready for a New Album and Life as a Single Dad

    October 24, 2014 9:00 AM EDT There Are Segways, and then there's Usher Raymond IV 's Segway. Usher's scooter is a custom-built, gold-plated number with rims that look like they were lifted from Rick Ross ' Maybach. It shines like Louis the XIV's jewels as he zips through the hallways of the…

  6. One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to Perform at Inaugural BBC Music Awards

    October 24, 2014 4:10 AM EDT One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Calvin Harris , Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit will perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in London on Dec. 11, the U.K. public broadcaster announced on Friday. The U.K. public broadcaster first unveiled the new awards show, which will compete with…

  7. Justin Bieber's 100th Week at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2014 1:56 AM EDT Justin Bieber has reached a new Billboard chart milestone: his 100 th week at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart . The pop star’s Instagram-shared pictures of his training session with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather caused an 87 percent jump in reaction on the platform (and a 119 percent jump in…

  8. Grateful Dead Documentary in the Works With Martin Scorsese

    October 23, 2014 8:08 PM EDT In celebration of the band's 50th anniversary next year, the Grateful Dead have announced plans for a career-spanning retrospective documentary executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev .  Bar-Lev has been highly regarded for his work covering the Penn State…

  9. Billboard Cover Sneak Peak: 5 People (and Things) That Inspire Usher -- From Picasso to Puff Daddy

    October 23, 2014 7:55 PM EDT Usher 's career stats are astounding. He's sold close to 24 million records in the United States and taken home eight Grammys. His 2004 album Confessions sold more than any other album in the '00s. His recent single "Good Kisser" was his 13th No. 1 on…

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Sales Forecast Grows

    October 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT How much will Taylor Swift 's 1989 sell in its first week? It's still too early to know if it could hit the milestone million-sold mark, but its forecast is rising notably. At present, industry sources are forecasting that 1989 (due Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records) could sell…

  11. 5 Seconds of Summer Tweet Shirtless Calum Hood Photo

    October 23, 2014 10:05 AM EDT "I'm still just a teenage kid learning from mistakes :)" tweeted Calum Hood from 5 Seconds of Summer earlier this year. What was his mistake? A naked Snapchat of the bassist ended up all over the Internet. What did he learn? To keep his pants on in photos, at least for the…

  12. Justin Timberlake's Final Tour Dates to be Filmed by Jonathan Demme

    October 22, 2014 7:46 PM EDT Sin City will host the singer at the top of 2015 Justin Timberlake is winding down his 20/20 Experience world tour, announcing that the final two shows will take place on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and be filmed by Jonathan Demme . Justin Timberlake…

  13. Exclusive Video: 'Voice' Alum Tony Lucca Premieres Acoustic Video for His Song 'Delilah'

    October 22, 2014 2:51 PM EDT Tony Lucca has moved easily between music and acting throughout his life. He got his first break on The Mickey Mouse Club alongside fellow future pop stars Christina Aguilera , Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake  and not long after that show ended, Lucca started a musical career. It'…

  14. Inside Grammy U Competition Winner Kirkland Lynch's Incredible Day at the Capitol Records Tower

    October 22, 2014 1:59 PM EDT After winning Grammy U's music business plan competition, Kirkland Lynch found himself in Los Angeles, getting picked up by the chairman of Capitol Records. October 9, 2014 marked the best day of my life thus far. That was the day that Grammy U introduced me to Steve Barnett , CEO of…

  15. Justin Bieber Tweets Another Shirtless Pic, This Time In the Bathtub

    October 22, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Not long ago, Justin Bieber announced on Instagram that he'd been on vacation too long, and that it was time to get back to music: "#newmusic #back2work #vacationtimesup #longoverdue." How does he get the necessary R&R and remain productive at the same time? Take baths.…

  16. Conan Gets 'Exclusive' Video of Bieber vs. Mayweather Fight

    October 22, 2014 9:02 AM EDT Justin Bieber 's been hanging with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., for a few years now , and Justin Bieber's been interested in boxing just as long . But Bieber training with Mayweather is a new thing , and Conan O'Brien was lucky enough to get a video of the two*** training together.…

  17. Giants vs. Royals: Who Has the Better Intro Music?

    October 21, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Tonight, the San Francisco Giants visit Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium to take on the Royals in Game One of the 2014 World Series. The Giants are gunning for their third ring in five years, while the Royals -- who have yet to lose this postseason -- are looking to continue an 11-game…

  18. Exclusive: Chance the Rapper Reveals New Album 'Surf,' Working With Frank Ocean & J. Cole

    October 21, 2014 3:30 PM EDT 0 Chance and the Social Experiment are aiming to drop 'Surf' for free by the end of the year. In the year and a half since he released his breakout mixtape, Acid Rap , Chance the Rapper has charted a remarkable course. Forgoing signing with a major label, the Chicago…

  19. Jhené Aiko Says Staff Member's Assualt Caused Her to Miss Def Jam's 30th Anniversary Concert

    October 20, 2014 6:57 PM EDT As Def Jam celebrated its 30-year anniversary Thursday with a massive Barclays Center blowout featuring performances by Rick Ross , 2 Chainz , Fabolous , DMX , Foxy Brown and many others, one promised guest failed to grace the stage. Jhené Aiko 's absence was noticed, as the young up…

  20. Lance Bass Sets Wedding Date And 'N Sync Reunion?

    October 18, 2014 8:52 PM EDT Lance Bass liked it, so he put a ring on it. And now the former 'N Sync singer has set a date for his upcoming wedding to model Michael Turchin.   The singer/radio host and Turchin will tie the knot on Dec. 20, he confirmed to People . And, yes, his former boy bandmates will be there…

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