1. Must-Hear Music Holiday Podcast: Pentatonix, Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More

    December 23, 2014 1:30 PM EST Last week on the Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers shared their personal favorite albums of the year, from D'Angelo 's Black Messiah to Nicki Minaj 's The Pinkprint to Mapei 's Hey Hey . This week, it's all about that Xmas. And (sort of) like Dickens…

  2. Why Were Jay Z, Justin Timberlake & Taylor Swift Hanging Out? 10 (Not-So-Likely) Theories

    December 16, 2014 2:24 PM EST "I stay out too late...then have music titans come over the following afternoon." Even by Taylor Swift 's high standards, she's having a pretty great weekend. After receiving Billboard 's Woman of the Year Award on Friday, she had her 25th birthday party attended by…

  3. See Photos From Taylor Swift's Star-Studded 25th Birthday Party

    December 13, 2014 12:33 PM EST Taylor Swift said she received an “amazing early birthday present” after being named Billboard’s 2014 Woman of the Year on Friday (Dec. 12). Later that night, the “Shake It Off” singer celebrated her 25th birthday in style with a few of her superstar pals. Happy Birthday, Taylor…

  4. Happy Birthday, Taylor Swift: 13 Things We Loved About You This Year

    December 13, 2014 11:00 AM EST It's no secret  Taylor Swift 's favorite number is 13 -- just check out her Twitter handle.  So in honor of her 25th birthday Saturday, Dec. 13, we easily thought up thirteen reasons we loved her this year, from her album release secret sessions to her excellent decision to…

  5. 4 Ways Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift Changed Country Music

    December 09, 2014 10:56 AM EST It might surprise some of Taylor Swift 's fans, but country music had a long and remarkable history before her 2006 debut album, and that grand tradition will continue, even if Swift ends up leaving the genre for good. But there's no doubt that she changed the business of country…

  6. 2014: The Year in...Taylor Swift's Cats

    December 02, 2014 3:30 PM EST Pop Quiz: If I say the names Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey together to you, do you think of A.) The prime-time drama characters or B.) Taylor Swift 's cats? 2014 was the year that the majority of people on Tumblr changed their answers from A to B. Taylor Swift's two cats, with…

  7. HBO Picks Up Mick Jagger-Produced Rock Drama

    December 02, 2014 3:19 PM EST The 1970s-set series, from 'Boardwalk Empire' duo Martin Scorsese & Terence Winter, has been in development since 2011. HBO has picked up to series a rock 'n' roll drama from Boardwalk Empire 's Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter. The show is also exec produced…

  8. Exclusive Preview: Watch Shawn Mendes, The Vamps & More Celebrate Radio Disney With Special Concert

    November 24, 2014 1:37 PM EST When you're a radio station, your birthday gets to double as a concert. That's what Radio Disney rolled out for its birthday: an acoustic concert at Club Nokia featuring performances from The Vamps , Shawn Mendes , Christina Grimmie, Jacob Latimore and more. And now all fans will…

  9. Flashback Friday: Olivia Newton-John Gets 'Physical' in 1981

    November 21, 2014 4:19 PM EST "Let me hear your body talk." Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" video came out in 1981, the same year MTV aired its very first music video, the Buggles ' "Video Killed the Radio Star." It's also the year Newton-John began a 10-week run at No. 1 on…

  10. Tomorrow's Hits: Bahamas, Kyla La Grange & Olivia Lane

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Bahamas A synch in a commercial starring James Franco for Verizon's Droid Turbo has spurred interest in Bahamas' "All the Time"…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack & More

    November 20, 2014 10:35 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  12. Exclusive: Iggy Azalea To Play New Year's Eve Concert in Vegas

    November 11, 2014 12:21 PM EST Iggy Azalea has become the latest artist who’ll be kicking off 2015 Vegas-style. The “Fancy” rapper announced a New Year’s Eve concert with Drai’s Nightclub  at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, with a main-stage performance set to prelude a rooftop view of the famous Strip Fireworks…

  13. Exclusive: Watch Dawin's 'Just Girly Things' Video With Vine Stars Brandon Calvillo, Ry Doon & More

    November 11, 2014 10:38 AM EST Brooklyn-based producer Dawin took an original song (set to about five seconds of Alfonso Ribeiro doing the Fresh Prince Carlton dance on Vine) and eventually turned it into a contract with Casablanca/Republic in early 2014. Now he’s back with a full-length music video for his first hit,…

  14. Rihanna Pretended She Was On 'Scandal' at the White House

    November 11, 2014 10:02 AM EST The campaign to get Rihanna to guest on Scandal begins now. RiRi visited the White House this week, and, like any good Gladiator fan, pretended to be Scandal character Olivia Pope. As her Instagram photos from the day show, she totally nailed it -- and, thanks to some steamy captions, fans…

  15. Nick Jonas: 'I Love My Gay Fans!'

    November 07, 2014 1:08 PM EST In September, partiers on New York's gay club circuit were treated to an unexpected sight: Nick Jonas , performing "Jealous," the sexy hit single from his self-titled solo debut (due Nov. 10 on Island) and flashing his abs in a mini-strip tease. Nick Jonas: The Billboard…

  16. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s

    October 29, 2014 3:20 PM EDT In the '80s, disco's popularity decreased, and the top 20 Hot 100 hits present a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Not that disco completely disappeared: Diana Ross 's "Upside Down," produced with the help of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from…

  17. Watch Taylor Swift Imitate Her Cats on National Cat Day

    October 29, 2014 2:35 PM EDT We found wonderland, and it's watching America's Favorite Cat Lady Who Doubles As A Worldwide Superstar Taylor Swift explain on a Canadian talk show that her cats Olivia Benson and Meredith don't make normal purring sounds, but instead have a much more sinister edge to their…

  18. Clean Bandit No. 1 on Dance Chart: No Place They'd 'Rather Be'

    October 24, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Clean Bandit crowns Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Rather Be,' featuring Jess Glynne. Plus, moves for Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Olivia Somerlyn and more. Clean Bandit crowns Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne …

  19. 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…

  20. Exclusive Premiere: Olivia Somerlyn's 'Parachute' Video

    October 20, 2014 3:00 PM EDT The Nick Jonas collaborator even did her own stunts in this video. When most of her peers were hanging out in the mall and coming up with creative ways to avoid doing their homework, Olivia Somerlyn was honing her skills as a songwriter. Somerlyn tells Billboard she's been "…

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