1. Reba McEntire Returns to Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 15, 2015 5:00 PM EST After a three-year absence, Reba scores a career-high debut. Plus, moves for Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood & more. Reba McEntire scores a career-high bow at No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Going Out Like That," her first single in more than three years…

  2. 'Empire' Episode Two Recap: The Outspoken King

    January 15, 2015 2:10 PM EST One would think after last week's jaw dropping debut of Empire (which turned out to be a ratings smash, with 9.8 million people tuning in), we would be ready for all the foolishness that would take place in this week's episode. 'Empire' Premiere: Fox's Hip-Hop Soap…

  3. Nicki Minaj Shares 'Emotional Journey' On MTV 'My Time Again' Documentary: Review

    January 15, 2015 1:21 PM EST As Nicki Minaj was prepping to release her third studio album The Pinkprint , MTV followed the artist through the latter end of the "emotional journey." The artist's second MTV documentary, My Time Again , was shot within a span of four and a half-months, starting "from…

  4. Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson Salsifies 'Smooth Criminal': Watch It Here

    January 15, 2015 11:10 AM EST Here's the first single from the upcoming tropical tribute to the King of Pop. An album of Latin music versions of Michael Jackson 's hits? Could be really bad, like MJ "Bad." Or it could just be really bad. Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson started in 2011 as…

  5. Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour Dates

    January 15, 2015 1:13 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will embark on a large-scale tour of North America this summer. DMB has shared the itinerary for the 2015 Summer Tour , which kicks off May 13 at Austin 360 Amphitheatre and concludes Sept. 13 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.  On each night of the tour, DMB will play…

  6. Meghan Trainor Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 14, 2015 9:26 PM EST The 'All About That Bass' singer should zoom past Taylor Swift to No. 1 with 'Title.' Meghan Trainor 's Title is set to bump Taylor Swift 's 1989 from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry forecasters suggest the "All About…

  7. The 20 Best Music Videos of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 14, 2015 6:00 PM EST From the insane "Turn Down For What" clip to Kanye's epic "Runaway" to Miley's naked "Ball," these 20 music videos defined the half-decade. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade in which the music video expanded…

  8. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars No. 1 on Hot 100 for Second Week With 'Uptown Funk!'

    January 14, 2015 2:08 PM EST The collab could be in for a lengthy reign, as it also takes over atop the Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs charts. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , could be settling in for a long run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as it leads the chart…

  9. Ian MacKaye on the New Crop of D.C. Hardcore Docs, Resurging Interest in His Scene

    January 14, 2015 12:15 PM EST "I am totally comfortable with it, I'm just talking," says Ian MacKaye , the 52-year-old D.C. Ur-punk. He is speaking from the Dischord label offices in Arlington, VA, which he has run for last 34 years. "I've told everybody I'll talk to them but I am not going…

  10. Bring on the Drums! How EDM Will Move Beyond the Laptop in 2015

    January 13, 2015 8:16 PM EST Last May on Saturday Night Live , Andy Samberg portrayed "Davvincii," a DJ caricature who fried an egg, played Jenga and swiped credit cards while waiting to drop the bass. Onstage at Coachella, Arcade Fire 's Win Butler shouted out "bands still playing actual…

  11. Melvin Benn, Promoter Behind Reading and Leeds Fests, on Fest Economics, Bringing Lolla to Europe

    January 13, 2015 12:39 PM EST As head of Festival Republic, veteran promoter Melvin Benn is the man behind some of the U.K.'s biggest and most popular music festivals, including the award-winning Latitude (35,000-capacity) and dual-site Reading and Leeds Festival (170,000 combined capacity), which has already…

  12. 'Entourage' Music Supervisor Scott Vener May Just Have the Next Big Music App

    January 13, 2015 11:59 AM EST Multitasking music supervisor Scott Vener, fresh off wrapping the bro-movie, hopes that his music-sharing app Undrtone blows up. Scott Vener sits on a burgundy sofa at the Palihouse Hotel in Hollywood, sipping coffee while scrolling through emails on his MacBook. Robert Pattinson and FKA…

  13. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  14. 7 Things You Didn't Know About the Grammys: Inside the Recording Academy

    January 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST Bill Freimuth, senior vp of awards, explains how music's biggest night comes together. The Grammy ballot deadline is coming up fast -- as in, this Friday fast. (If voters don't have their ballots delivered to the accouting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, they're out of luck.)…

  15. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  16. Album Review: Meghan Trainor's 'Title' Mixes Things Up to Mixed Results

    January 12, 2015 2:28 PM EST In most of the eight weeks that fresh pop face Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" ruled the Billboard Hot 100 last summer and autumn, it was easy to figure it would be recalled as a one-off novelty. It got by on balancing nostalgic girl-group and doo-wop sounds…

  17. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  18. Bill Cosby Show Disrupted By Chanters: 'We Believe The Women'

    January 10, 2015 10:46 AM EST Around 30 female protesters disrupted Bill Cosby 's stand-up comedy show in Hamilton, Ontario Friday night (Jan. 9), yelling "We believe the women." Report: Bill Cosby Jokes About Rape Allegations During Show The Hollywood Reporter witnessed as the comedian grimly attempted…

  19. Mike Huckabee Writes Jay-Z is a 'Pimp' Exploiting Beyoncé as a 'Sex Object'

    January 09, 2015 7:18 PM EST In his new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy , Mike Huckabee takes aim at music's power couple and -- should he decide to run for office again -- just about assured he's losing his pop culture votes. Watch Beyonce & Jay Z Surprise U.S. Troops on New Year's Eve The former…

  20. Idina Menzel Musical 'If/Then' to Close on Broadway

    January 09, 2015 6:24 PM EST Let it go. That's what the producers of the Broadway show  If/Then have opted to do when their vocal powerhouse star, Idina Menzel , finishes out her contract on March 22, setting the final performance for that date. Idina Menzel Musical 'If/Then' Scores Show-Stopping Chart…

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