1. Avicii, David Guetta & Flying Lotus Leap on Dance/Electronic Charts

    October 17, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Avicii accelerates into the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 with "The Days" (23-8). It's Avicii's fourth top 10, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most since the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception. (Calvin Harris and Zedd lead with five each.) Up by 475…

  2. Katy Perry & More Stars Prepare for Halloween: See the Pics!

    October 16, 2014 6:10 PM EDT It's that time of the year! See photos of Katy Perry , Harry Styles and other stars preparing to celebrate Halloween! Click to see all the pics! Photo Credit: Sean Teegarden/Knott’s Scary Farm via Getty Images Photos Photos Billboard Staff …

  3. Calvin Harris, Charli XCX & Kiesza Added to MTV EMA Lineup

    October 16, 2014 3:20 AM EDT Calvin Harris , Charli XCX , Kiesza and Royal Blood  will perform at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9. Nicki Minaj to Host 2014 MTV EMAs Several of the artists announced the news Thursday (Oct. 16) on their social media accounts. Charli XCX is up for Best Push and Best New,…

  4. Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    October 16, 2014 2:57 AM EDT Tom Petty, Vince Gill , Cyndi Lauper , Elvis Costello and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame . The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Other performers up for the honor are Gloria…

  5. Oscar Host Neil Patrick Harris: Watch 7 of His Musical Hosting Moments

    October 15, 2014 7:01 PM EDT No disrespect to Barney Stinson, but " Neil Patrick Harris : Awards Show Host" may just be the Emmy- and Tony-winning actor's most delightful role yet. Earlier Wednesday (Oct. 15), it was announed that Harris would finally get his shot on the biggest stage of all: He'…

  6. How Taylor Swift Got Mark Romanek to Direct 'Shake It Off'

    October 15, 2014 6:11 PM EDT In the most recent video of outtakes revealing the process behind Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" video, Swift focuses her attention on the video's director, Mark Romanek . Romanek has a star-studded resume, directing for Madonna , David Bowie , Janet Jackson , Jay Z and…

  7. Neil Patrick Harris to Host the 2015 Oscars

    October 15, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the 2015 Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Tonys 2014: Neil Patrick Harris Gives Sting a Lap Dance During 'Hedwig' Performance The actor has hosted the Emmy Awards twice and the Tony Awards four times. He also has performed on the…

  8. Make Bad Decisions With Calvin Harris in New 'Slow Acid' Video

    October 15, 2014 10:45 AM EDT The new Calvin Harris video might make you swear off partying, drugs, and alcohol for the rest of your life. Or it might make you want to go out right now. Either way, here’s to hoping your night doesn’t end like it does for the subject of the “Slow Acid” video. For the fifth track on…

  9. Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' Held Back in U.K., Tells Fans She’s ‘Closely Watching’

    October 15, 2014 5:35 AM EDT Taylor Swift has addressed criticism from British fans that her new single "Out of the Woods" isn't available on Apple's iTunes Store in the U.K. despite being sold in other countries. In a post on Tumblr, the singer explained that the decision was part of the marketing…

  10. 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…

  11. Is Taylor Swift 'Out of the Woods' Yet? A Photo Exploration

    October 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT A game to play while listening to the track on repeat. If you've been listening to Taylor Swift 's latest song, "Out of the Woods," on repeat since it first became available on iTunes overnight, you likely have two main thoughts: 1.) Is this song going to be in my head…

  12. 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…

  13. 4 Reasons Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' Is About Harry Styles

    October 14, 2014 11:56 AM EDT We're among friends here: How many times have you already listed to "Out of The Woods,"  Taylor Swift ’s latest song off  1989?  Better question: Is it higher than 20? Welcome to the club! Now that we’ve pored over every lyric (which Swift ever-so-helpfully posted to  her…

  14. One Direction Release Acoustic 'Steal My Girl,' Tease Video With Danny DeVito

    October 14, 2014 10:32 AM EDT That's what makes them beautiful. Harry Styles sees your obsession with "Out of the Woods," and raises you an acoustic version of  One Direction 's latest song, "Steal My Girl." The new single is the lead track off One Direction's forthcoming fourth studio…

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Out Of The Woods': Jack Antonoff Reveals Inspiration, New '1989' Song Title

    October 14, 2014 8:20 AM EDT "She's very natural -- when she gets an idea, it just happens very quickly," the Bleachers leader tells Billboard. " Out Of The Woods ," the second song released from Taylor Swift 's upcoming 1989 album, is an epic synth-pop anthem straight from the decade in…

  16. Exclusive: NBA Live 15 Soundtrack Unveiled, Cover Star Damian Lillard Discusses The Music

    October 14, 2014 8:00 AM EDT NBA Live 15 , the latest incarnation of the best-selling basketball video game franchise, is due out on Oct. 28, but the soundtrack to the EA Sports game has been unveiled on Tuesday morning (Oct. 14). The 26-song track list is highlighted by hip-hop and R&B stars like Jeezy, Jeremih, G…

  17. 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…

  18. Denis Handlin Celebrates 30 Years Leading Sony Aus with Star-Studded Fundraiser

    October 14, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Denis Handlin’s 30 years in charge of Sony Music’s Australia operations was celebrated in style with an action-packed charity fundraising party last Friday (Oct. 10) at Sydney’s The Star venue.  Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and TV were in the house while a mind-boggling line…

  19. 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,…

  20. BBC Presenter Paul Gambaccini Won’t Face Charges Over Alleged Sex Offenses

    October 12, 2014 11:22 PM EDT British prosecutors say veteran BBC radio and TV host Paul Gambaccini will not face charges after a lengthy investigation into alleged sexual offenses. Prosecutors said Friday there is insufficient evidence to bring a case against the 65-year-old Gambaccini. The prominent U.S.-born…

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