1. Rewinding the Charts: 34 Years Ago, Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb Hit No. 1

    October 25, 2014 1:30 PM EDT The diva teamed with the Bee Gee for 'Guilty' and, on Oct. 25, 1980, the album and her single 'Woman in Love' both topped the charts. AT THE START OF 1980, BARBRA STREISAND, then 37, was in the middle of a red-hot streak on the Billboard Hot 100, having landed eight…

  2. 'Saturday Night Live' With Jim Carrey & Iggy Azalea: 5 Things We Hope To See

    October 25, 2014 10:07 AM EDT Jim Carrey is making his return to Saturday Night Live tonight (Oct. 25), and while we're super excited to see what the funnyman does (any chance they'll bring back a little Roxbury ?), we also cannot wait for Iggy Azalea .  Here's just a few of the things we're hoping…

  3. You + Me: 'Two Friends Making a Record'

    October 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT rose ave. , the new album from You + Me, debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 . What makes this surprising is that You + Me was an impromptu collaboration. Friends Alecia Moore and Dallas Green found some time apart from their other projects -- P!nk and City and Colour respectively -- and…

  4. Camille Paglia: Tina Turner's 'Private Dancer' Made a 'Feminist Statement'

    October 24, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Dissident feminist Camille Paglia, author of the groundbreaking 1990 book Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson has regularly written on such pop stars as Madonna and Rihanna , who she proclaimed the new Princess Diana .  1984: From Prince to Huey Lewis For…

  5. Joan Jett Rocks Out With Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper & More at Charity Show

    October 24, 2014 4:20 PM EDT When the pioneering all-female hard rock band the Runaways broke up in early 1979, no one took the prospects of a 20-year-old Joan Jett 's solo career seriously. To state the obvious, the industry underestimated her. Thirty-five years and numerous top 40 Hot 100 hits later, Jett is…

  6. Herbie Hancock Reveals Crack-Addict Past in New Memoir

    October 24, 2014 3:20 PM EDT In an excerpt from his new memoir Herbie Hancock : Possibilities (Viking, Oct. 23), the legendary jazz keyboardist (14 years clean) recounts the night his wife and daughter held an intervention. Ever since I'd first smoked crack cocaine , I had been trying without success to stop. I…

  7. Bob Seger, Hozier Top Rock Charts

    October 24, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Seger scores his first No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, while Hozier hits No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs. Plus, chart action for Milky Chance, the Black Keys, Fall Out Boy and Lorde. Bob Seger scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dating to the list's inception in 2006)…

  8. Dolly Parton Q&A: The Country Legend on 50 Years in Nashville and Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

    October 24, 2014 2:08 PM EDT This year marks the 50th Anniversary since 68-year-old international icon Dolly Parton came to Nashville. The fourth of 12 siblings who shared a one-room cabin, the East Tennessee native was so poor growing up that her father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of cornmeal. The day…

  9. Taylor Swift's 13 Best Liner Note Secret Messages -- So Far

    October 24, 2014 10:58 AM EDT We know these all too well. Gather round,  Taylor Swift  fans. We're in the home stretch until her new album, 1989 , drops Monday (Oct. 27), which means we are likely also just a few days away from the official reveal of more Taylor Swift Secret Message Liner Notes, a most joyous…

  10. Taylor Swift Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard for Electrifying 'Jimmy Kimmel' Performance: Watch

    October 24, 2014 12:04 AM EDT Nearly 15,000 screaming fans lined Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night to see Taylor Swift light up Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor concert stage. The concert served as a kickoff to a promotional tour for her new album, 1989 , and Swift shared a taste of what some are calling a more…

  11. Latin Grammy Watch: Ricky Martin, Camila & J Balvin to Perform

    October 23, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin , Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin , Latin pop band Camila and Mexican sibling act Jesse & Joy are joining the Latin Grammy roster of performers for the Nov. 20 telecast. The show, hosted by Mexican actor/comedian Eugenio Derbez,…

  12. Taylor Swift's '1989' Sales Forecast Grows

    October 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT How much will Taylor Swift 's 1989 sell in its first week? It's still too early to know if it could hit the milestone million-sold mark, but its forecast is rising notably. At present, industry sources are forecasting that 1989 (due Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records) could sell…

  13. Listen to the Top 10 Singles of 1984

    October 23, 2014 3:48 PM EDT The top ten singles of 1984 present an interesting picture. Of course Prince clocks in at No. 1 with "When Doves Cry," which remains one of the most epic songs from his epic career. More surprisingly, three of the top ten songs came from movies -- Kenny Loggins ' "…

  14. 'All About That Bass' Songwriter Inks Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 23, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter  Kevin Kadish , who co-wrote and produced Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass," has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced on Thursday. The long-term pact includes "Bass,"…

  15. Pop Shop Podcast: Kiesza Interview, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More

    October 23, 2014 10:19 AM EDT 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…

  16. Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love': Track-by-Track Review

    October 23, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Jessie Ware is likely still riding high from exchanging nuptials over the summer. Considering her 2012 debut album Devotion was a chapter-by-chapter chronicle on matters of her heart -- pitfalls and all -- one might make the assumption that now that she's a Mrs. her new release, Tough…

  17. Report: Four Die During Amsterdam Dance Event

    October 22, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Four people reportedly died while attending last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event. According to Dutch paper de Volkskrant , two ADE attendees died after taking ill in unrelated incidents over the weekend. A 21-year-old Dutch man reportedly died on Sunday, Oct. 19 th , after being hospitalized…

  18. Exclusive: Watch Sting Tell All on Tantric Sex in New 'Inside the Actors Studio' Clip

    October 22, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Remember when Sting got everybody talking about his alleged marathon sex sessions? Well, even if you don’t, the man himself is here to give the details on what he thinks of “tantric sex.” The former Police frontman/ ringtone master is set to appear on Thursday's (Oct. 23) episode of…

  19. Meghan Trainor Rules Hot 100, Ed Sheeran Hits Top 10, Glen Campbell Returns

    October 22, 2014 2:11 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' leads for a seventh week, matching a record set by Michael Jackson; Campbell's back after 33 years; and Taylor Swift debuts atop Digital Songs. Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, tying a…

  20. Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Ben Kweller on SXSW's First Round Artist List

    October 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Courtney Barnett , Carl Barat and The Jackals , Ben Kweller , The Big Pink , Jessie Ware and Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts will all be headed to Austin, Texas, in March for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, the annual industry gathering announced Wednesday.  SXSW…

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