1. Chart Highlights: Aretha Franklin Tops Dance Club Songs for First Time in 16 Years

    December 22, 2014 2:05 PM EST The icon's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' returns her to No. 1. Plus, new leaders for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  2. Billy Corgan: 'I'm a Rock Star Because I'm a Great F---ing Musician'

    December 19, 2014 4:40 PM EST When it comes to the state of the music industry (or anything else for that matter),  Smashing Pumpkins  mastermind and frontman  Billy Corgan  has no problem speaking his mind. Billboard sat down with the musician in his dressing room at the recent KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas event in Los…

  3. The 14 Best Pop Albums of 2014

    December 18, 2014 4:49 PM EST From Tove to Taylor to Bleachers, these 14 in '14 were worth many, many listens. I’m not publishing a list of the Best Pop Songs of 2014 list, because, well, we have a week-long bracket tournament discussing the best pop songs of the year already. Instead, I want to highlight…

  4. 'Maybe the Adrenaline Keeps Me Going': Landau Management's Barbara Carr on Working with Springsteen for 34 Years

    December 18, 2014 11:46 AM EST "Couldn't get along without you, Barb," Bruce Springsteen said of Barbara Carr when inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. Any Springsteen fan worth their salt knows his longtime manager and former producer, Jon Landau . Less visible (by choice) is Carr,…

  5. Fall Out Boy Talk New Album, Motley Crue & Grateful Dead

    December 16, 2014 8:49 PM EST Fall Out Boy appeared on night one of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas , alongside such heavy rockers as System of a Down , Incubus , Linkin Park , Bush and Royal Blood . With a lineup of guitar-driven acts like that, there were no pretenses about this night being acoustic, but FOB&…

  6. 5 Things We Want to See Charli XCX Do on 'SNL'

    December 13, 2014 11:00 AM EST After notching a Top 10 hit of her own, “Boom Clap,” to follow featured turns on smashes like Iggy Azalea ’s “Fancy” and Icona Pop ’s “I Love It,” Charli XCX is primed for her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday night (Dec. 13). The timing couldn’t be more perfect: the U.K. singer…

  7. Marilyn Manson Explains That Lana Del Rey Rape Video

    December 11, 2014 2:53 PM EST Just three weeks ago, a purported Marilyn Manson video -- allegedly directed by Eli Roth and featuring  Lana Del Rey acting out a rape scene -- hit the Internet . As quickly as it made the rounds, it was pulled down, and Manson's camp issued a statement denying they had…

  8. Smashing Pumpkins Prove They Deserve Fan Loyalty at NYC Concert

    December 09, 2014 10:50 AM EST After an eventful week in which he reconciled with old foes Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson , performing with the latter at a tour stop in London, Billy Corgan brought his new-look Smashing Pumpkins to New York City on Monday (Dec. 8) to keep the goodwill going and promote their latest…

  9. Capitol Music Group Hires Two Publicity VPs

    December 08, 2014 3:11 PM EST Capitol Music Group has hired industry veterans Jennie Boddy and Erin Cooney as vice presidents of publicity under Ambrosia Healy , the company's head of media strategy and relations. Expect a seamless move for the new hires, who already work with Healy at her indie PR firm The Fun…

  10. Marilyn Manson's Camp on Lana Del Rey Footage: We Had Nothing to Do With This Video

    November 20, 2014 3:34 PM EST Marilyn Manson 's camp has released a statement pertaining to the leaked video of Lana Del Rey getting violenty raped, allegedly directed by Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to…

  11. Lana Del Rey Gets Abused in NSFW Leaked Footage

    November 20, 2014 11:01 AM EST UPDATE: Marilyn Manson 's camp reached out to Billboard to deny he had anything to do with the Lana Del Rey footage that briefly popped up online. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with…

  12. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  13. 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B': TV Review

    November 15, 2014 6:02 PM EST The controversial TV movie finally gets its premiere Based on Christopher John Farley 's book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman , Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B follows the meteoric rise of the young singer, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001. …

  14. Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    November 12, 2014 10:00 AM EST On her self-titled 1983 debut , Madonna sang perky little tunes about going on vacation (“Holiday”) and falling in and out of love (“Lucky Star” and “Borderline”). These were ideas grandma and grandpa could get behind, and yet the 20-something Michigan native caused a minor sensation,…

  15. 'Dear White People' Star Tessa Thompson Spills About Her Secret Music Career

    November 10, 2014 6:06 PM EST Fans of Tessa Thompson, the rising actress, might unknowingly also be fans of Tessa Thompson, singer in the under-the-radar electro-soul Los Angeles band Caught a Ghost. The 31-year-old has had a busy 2014 for both of her careers: Her group's debut, Human Nature , arrived in April on …

  16. Marilyn Manson Announces New Album 'The Pale Emperor' Coming in 2015

    November 10, 2014 10:48 AM EST Star Wars already has a pale emperor , and now music has one, too. Marilyn Manson today (Nov. 10) announced that his new studio album will be titled just that, and will hit stores on Jan. 20. The Pale Emperor features ten songs, including the brooding “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge,”…

  17. Watch Die Antwoord Show Love for the "Ugly Boy" With Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, More

    November 04, 2014 7:44 PM EST Die Antwoord has enlisted the help of some famous friends to guest star in the South African rap duo's new video for "Ugly Boy," getting the likes of Jack Black, Marilyn Manson , Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Cara Delevingne and Dita von Teese to help praise those less…

  18. Watch Johnny Depp Play Guitar During Marilyn Manson's Halloween Concert

    November 02, 2014 3:06 PM EST Perhaps Johnny Depp has found another guitarist to inspire one of his characters. Q&A: Marilyn Manson on 'Born Villain,' Johnny Depp and Label 'Stupidity' Depp surprised the audience at Marilyn Manson 's concert on Halloween night at the Roxy in West…

  19. Barry Manilow Brings Whitney Houston Back to Life on 'The View'

    October 28, 2014 3:13 PM EDT More and more artists are interested in bringing back the dead. 2Pac and Michael Jackson were brought to life via hologram, and both artists have "released" posthumous albums using old vocal tracks. But Barry Manilow has gone a step further, recording an entire album that features…

  20. The Top 10 Halloween Songs

    October 27, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Never mind those sugary sweets. Halloween brings some delectable ear candy, too. But which (witch?) Halloween songs are the most popular? As you prepare your Halloween party playlists, we're helping to make sure that you don't miss a single graveyard smash, as we present…

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