1. Party Supplies, Action Bronson & Black Atlass, 'The Light In the Addict': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 09, 2014 1:15 PM EDT Party Supplies and Action Bronson follow up their collaboration on the acclaimed Blue Chips mixtapes, with their new song, "The Light In the Addict." Their labelmate Black Atlass joins to contribute the smoothest of hooks. Check out "The Light In the Addict" below,…

  2. Nicki Minaj Channels 'Pulp Fiction,' Talks Motherhood in 'Vogue Italia'

    October 09, 2014 1:10 PM EDT   Even as the ass jungle-themed "Anaconda" video continues to rack up views and parodies , fashion chameleon Nicki Minaj is moving on to a new look for the cover of Vogue Italia . Sporting a black bob that falls between Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret ,…

  3. You're Going To Want To Watch This 'Stay With Me' Parody with A 'Mean Girls' Actor

    October 09, 2014 12:59 PM EDT It's Daniel Franzese's follow-up to "Beautiful." Some songs are just asking for a perfect parody version (*cough* Sam Smith 's gorgeous "Stay With Me"). Enter Franzese, who movies fans likely know as Damian from a little movie you may have heard of called …

  4. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Teaching NYU Art Class About the Internet's 'Reckless Cynicism'

    October 09, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Michael Stipe continues to find inspiring projects after three decades spent fronting R.E.M. -- for example, he's doubling as an artist and a teacher in a fall residency with NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Actually, Stipe's love of visual art predates his…

  5. Jingle Ball 2014 Announces A-List Lineups for Two Dates

    October 09, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Even though Halloween isn't quite here, it's already time to start thinking about iHeartRadio's annual Jingle Ball concerts. Lineups for the KIIS Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and the KDWB Jingle Ball in Minneapolis are here, and they are seriously packed with stars. When Jingle…

  6. SFX Stock Price Rebounds After Wild Ride Following Bankruptcy Rumors

    October 09, 2014 12:15 PM EDT SFX Entertainment's stock price rebounded Thursday after an anonymous online article led to a sharp decline Wednesday morning. At 10:05am ET, shares of the EDM-focused concert promoter were up 9.8 percent to $4.77 and had gained 33.8 percent from Wednesday's low of $3.52.  The…

  7. Pop Shop Podcast: Ask The Pop Shop, Carrie Underwood, Lorde, Adele

    October 09, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio 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 pop…

  8. Taylor Swift Teases New Announcement on Instagram

    October 09, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Get ready for the next confessional. Taylor Swift  is teasing a new puzzle on Instagram. Alongside the message, Swift posted a photo with "5" and "Woods" with a pinterest-worthy picture of a forest with many fans speculating that means that the next tune would be the…

  9. Allo Darlin' Talks Keeping Day Jobs, Writing Heartwarming New Indie Pop Record

    October 09, 2014 11:10 AM EDT We live in highly bloggable times where our favorite baby bands often grow up quickly. We Come From the Place (out Oct. 7 via Slumberland) is the third album from charming, still-under-the-radar indie poppers Allo Darlin’ making them old and grey in Internet years. Their sparkling sophomore…

  10. Exclusive: 'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald Premieres New Song 'Bright Lights'

    October 09, 2014 10:55 AM EDT American Idol finalist Paul McDonald is currently in the studio writing and recording his debut album, tied to a Kickstarter campaign. In the meantime McDonald is sharing a brand new song, premiering exclusively via Billboard. The syrupy, dramatic pop song “Bright Lights” is a sampling of…

  11. Does This Tweet Mean New Rihanna Music is Coming?

    October 09, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Maybe! Sound the alarm: New Rihanna music may be here soon. The singer tweeted this late Wednesday night: Burning candles inside of the studio, rappin n prayin... pic.twitter.com/sll5FbRDCT — Rihanna (@rihanna) October 8, 2014 “ @PhuckMarqy : I can't even sleep with the thought of new…

  12. Why 1997 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 09, 2014 10:45 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992 ,  1993 ,  1994  and  1995 . Now it's time for 1996 and 1997 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE In 1997, popular music eased the…

  13. Why 1996 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 09, 2014 10:45 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992 ,  1993 ,  1994  and  1995 . Now it's time for 1996 and 1997 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE When critics go about naming the best…

  14. Taylor Swift Shocks Fans In New 'Shake It Off' Outtakes Video

    October 09, 2014 10:40 AM EDT 'It hurts how adorable it is.' Taylor Swift loves to shake, but she also loves to surprise fans. In the latest outtake video (the seventh) from her "Shake It Off" video shoot, Swift combines her loves, announcing to a group of excited fans that they would actually get to…

  15. 'New York Is Music' Coalition Aims to Stimulate Empire State's Ailing Music Industry

    October 09, 2014 10:30 AM EDT About a year ago on a routine trip to Los Angeles, Downtown Music Publishing CEO Justin Kalifowitz noticed the music industry members he talked to out there -- managers, clients, lawyers -- said they hadn't been to New York in a while because they didn't need to. "The music…

  16. ASCAP Honors Ellie Goulding, UMPG at 34th Annual Awards

    October 09, 2014 10:29 AM EDT At ASCAP's (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 34th annual awards in London last night, pop singer/songwriters Alex Clare and Jim Duguid were named Songwriters of the Year for their hit song “Too Close,” recorded by Clare. Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding 's "…

  17. Here's Hilary Duff's Response to Aaron Carter Wanting Her Back: 'I Was Thirteen!'

    October 09, 2014 10:23 AM EDT Hilary Duff has the final word. For fans of a certain age, the Hilary Duff /Aaron Carter love saga has been fascinating to watch.  The two dated as teens circa 2002, and earlier this year Carter started tweeting about how much he missed her, sharing his hopes for trying to win her back. …

  18. All-Beyonce Radio Station Replaces All-News Station in Houston

    October 09, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Beyonce 's empire keeps expanding its reach: first Rutgers started a course devoted to the singer; then Harvard Business School began to study her; now, a radio station in Houston has rebranded itself as a Beyonce-only radio station. Exclusive: The Harvard Business School Report on…

  19. John Lennon's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 09, 2014 10:05 AM EDT Today (Oct. 9) marks what would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday. A masterful songwriter, Lennon quickly converted the powerful creative momentum of his Beatles days into a flourishing solo career that produced iconic Hot 100 smashes, from 1970's "Instant Karma" and…

  20. 15 Years Ago Today, Mariah Carey & Jay Z's 'Heartbreaker' Hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    October 09, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Which of Mimi's 18 No. 1s is your favorite? Vote in the poll below. Fifteen years ago today, Mariah Carey 's "Heartbreaker," featuring a still-hyphenated Jay-Z , hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from being an incredible jam -- and the rare No. 1 hit to include …

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