1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kanye West to N.E.R.D.

    January 09, 2015 5:46 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Marina & The Diamonds "Immortal" Neon Gold/Atlantic Gliding away from the chirpy electro-pop of "Oh No!" and "Primadonna," Marina Diamandis uses the ghostly austerity of "Immortal" to fortify…

  7. Bob Dylan's Music Video Casting Call Is Peak Dylan

    January 09, 2015 5:42 PM EST With Bob Dylan 's 10 millionth studio album -- Shadows in the Night , an all Frank Sinatra covers LP -- set for release on Feb. 3, it's high time to break out the 8mm camera and get a new Dylan music video in the can. Jimmy Carter to Present Bob Dylan With MusiCares Honor And lo,…

  8. Mapei, Spencer Kane & Uncle Murda: Emerging Picks of the Week

    January 09, 2015 12:25 PM EST Welcome to 2015! Though the calendar has changed, Billboard still presents our weekly roundup of tracks to discover from the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . After giving them a listen, be sure to check back next week for a fresh selections to jumpstart your weekend. "Don&…

  9. Exclusive: Famed Astrologer Susan Miller Gives Her 2015 Predictions for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and More

    January 09, 2015 11:58 AM EST Celebrity astrologist Susan Miller's name has become synonymous with the fashion set but the go-to woman for the study of celestial bodies is also popular among musicians such as Katy Perry . "She met my daughter, Chrissy, and said she would love to have her chart done,"…

  10. Holy Ship! Highlights: Griz, ODESZA, Disclosure & Armand Van Helden and More

    January 09, 2015 11:19 AM EST With a lineup that largely catered to West Coast live acts and U.K. deep house, broken beats and funk bass were in vogue on 2015's first Holy Ship! sailing (Jan. 3-6). HARD Events' beloved cruise party entered its fourth year by honoring its fervent "Shipfam" fan base,…

  11. The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit

    January 09, 2015 10:01 AM EST On Dec. 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary , was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. The album,  Rebel Heart , was set for a late…

  12. Billboard Cover: Kendrick Lamar on Ferguson, Leaving Iggy Azalea Alone and Why 'We're in the Last Days'

    January 09, 2015 9:00 AM EST Kendrick Lamar’s not your average hip-hop savior: He’s a poetic, God-fearing introvert with maverick views on everything from police violence to Iggy Azalea -- and, yes, the rapture. Most of Kendrick Lamar 's days begin -- or maybe end -- around 5 a.m., when the 27-year-old king of…

  13. 15 Spot-On Hipster Parodies From 'Portlandia'

    January 08, 2015 3:50 PM EST Season five of Portlandia debuts tonight on IFC. In anticipation of the pitch-perfect Portland parody program's return, we've rounded up the show's 15 best sketches that skewer hipster life in all its glorious facets. Some feature indie all-stars, some feature obscure music…

  14. Rap Duo Rae Sremmurd: 'We Want You to Know Who the F--- We Are'

    January 08, 2015 1:00 PM EST "I'm going to go out there and pop those balloons, man," says Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown. "I love breaking shit." It's 10 a.m. on a frigid December morning and Jxmmi (pronounced Jimmy) and his younger brother Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown,…

  15. Harry Connick Jr. Says Reinvented 'American Idol' Has 'Ridiculous Amount of Talent'

    January 08, 2015 4:19 AM EST Has American Idol found its next superstar? Judge Harry Connick Jr. said based on what he has seen in auditions, the 14th season of the Fox singing competition is in good shape. "We are trying to find someone who can sell records and become a big superstar," Connick told The…

  16. Rae Sremmurd Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    January 07, 2015 10:21 PM EST Hip-hop duo’s ‘SremmLife’ album may sell 45,000 in first week. After breaking through in 2014 with two top 10 hit singles on the Hot Rap Songs chart, hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd has its sights set on the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The act (brothers Khalif "Swae Lee"…

  17. Watch Fall Out Boy Light the People's Choice Awards Stage on Fire

    January 07, 2015 10:16 PM EST Fall Out Boy returned late last year with their modern-day jock jam "Centuries," and they brought the ESPN staple to the People's Choice Awards stage on Wednesday night (Jan. 7) in epic fashion. Did Iggy Azalea or Igloo Australia Win a People's Choice Award? In addition…

  18. Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 With 'Uptown Funk!'

    January 07, 2015 2:42 PM EST The song dethrones Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' after seven weeks, and after a record-tying 19 consecutive weeks of only women at No. 1. If 2014 was the year of women dominating the Billboard Hot 100's upper reaches , men are wasting no time in trying to reclaim the…

  19. Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams Lead Australia's 2014 End-Of-Year Charts

    January 07, 2015 2:02 AM EST Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was the best-selling single in Australia in 2014, while Ed Sheeran's sophomore set X was the year's most popular album, according to new figures published by trade association ARIA. Sheeran, who in March and April will tour Australian…

  20. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females

    January 06, 2015 3:34 PM EST On Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 6), the Coachella 2015 lineup was unveiled in full , as the annual Indio, Calif. music extravaganza is set to touch down from Apr. 10-12 and Apr. 17-19 this year. With AC/DC , Jack White and Drake confirmed as headliners, "Coachella" immediately started…

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