1. Watch Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan's Star-Studded 'Shake It Off' Spoof

    October 31, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Morning television personalities Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan delivered a spoof of the music video for Taylor Swift 's hit "Shake It Off," roping in a bunch of celebrities for assistance.  Watch Taylor Swift Dance to Iggy Azalea To start, the Live! with Kelly and Michael…

  2. 13 Things We Learned From Chris Brown's Hot 97 Interview: Drake, Usher Dance-Off, Rihanna & More

    October 31, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Chris Brown appeared on Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning for a lengthy interview, touching on his past struggles with drugs, his relationship with Rihanna , his reconcilation with Drake , and a possible dance-off with Usher . It's the first time Brown's sat down on the show. Here…

  3. Billboard/THR Conference Panel to Address 'Blurred Line' Between Film & TV Music

    October 31, 2014 4:26 PM EDT For decades, composers needed to pick their medium: film or television. Today, in many ways, the independent film and high-end TV composer communities are more or less the same. A group of composers will discuss this phenomenon at BMI's panel "The Blurred Line Between Film and…

  4. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mr. Probz Makes 'Waves,' Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea Debut

    October 31, 2014 4:24 PM EDT Mr. Probz dances 27-22, while Stefani scores the top new entry with 'Baby Don't Lie' and Azalea enters with 'Beg for It.' Plus, moves for Pitbull and an 'emotional' Alesso. As previously reported , Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass"…

  5. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Iggy Azalea to Meghan Trainor

    October 31, 2014 3:43 PM EDT " alt="" width="510"> Meghan Trainor "Lips Are Movin" Epic Trainor has just one hit to her name thus far, and on her "All About That Bass" follow-up, she can't help but work a sly self-reference into its snappy chorus. "I gave you…

  6. Executive Turntable: Apollo Theater Appoints Pharrell, NAB Ups Curtis LeGeyt, Rich Christina at Sony/ATV and More

    October 31, 2014 3:07 PM EDT -- APA promoted Joshua Rittenhouse to agent in their concerts division in Beverly Hills, while also developing the agency’s Urban roster. Rittenhouse began his career as a contemporary talent buyer at the Sherman Theater before seguing to marketing director for Stan Levinstone at SLP…

  7. Exclusive Premiere: Watch Jack & Jack's 'Wild Life' Video

    October 31, 2014 2:36 PM EDT Back in August, a surprising duo appeared on the Hip-Hop charts next to big names like Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa : Vine stars Jack Gilinksy and Jack Johnson, known to their millions of followers as Jack & Jack. At the time, the two Jacks had just graduated high school. Their song …

  8. Blue Ivy Carter Dressed Up As Michael Jackson for Halloween

    October 31, 2014 1:18 PM EDT Oh, what's that? You weren't satisfied with Beyonce 's flawless Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation costume ? Musicians Halloween Costumes: From Katy Perry (Cheeto) to Justin Bieber (Power Rangers) Well, it just got even better, via her two-and-a-half year old secret weapon:…

  9. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  10. Justin Bieber & Usher Watch LeBron James Courtside on Opening Night

    October 31, 2014 11:43 AM EDT With LeBron James in town for his first game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Justin Bieber just had to be courtside. At the Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 30, the troubled singer was reunited with his old mentor, the considerably less-troubled Usher . Check out their Instagram below. That’s…

  11. Beyonce Dresses Up As 'Rhythm Nation' Janet Jackson for Halloween

    October 31, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Is it any surprise that Beyonce 's Halloween game is flawless? Courtesy of That Grape Juice , Beyonce posed with a fan backstage at a Power 1051.1  Powerhouse  event in New York on Thursday night. And it's clear that her costume is a perfect Rhythm Nation -era Janet Jackson . …

  12. Exclusive: Preview New R.E.M. DVD With 'E-Bow the Letter' Live Video

    October 31, 2014 9:30 AM EDT R.E.M. may be no more, but the archives haven’t run dry yet. On Nov. 24, fans of the college rock’s gods will have a new treasure trove of goodies with the release of the cleverly-titled six-disc collection REMTV (via Rhino). Today, Billboard offers a little taste of what’s to come -- an…

  13. Sheppard on Keith Urban, Playing Ball with ‘the Dream Team’, & Dining at Ariana Grande’s Home

    October 30, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Sheppard’s flock is fast growing, and its going global.  Just 18 months ago, the band was riding a wave of buzz back home in Brisbane, Australia, when their breezy singalong song “Let Me Down Easy” took flight and was certified platinum. Now, the six-piece is one of the hottest new indie…

  14. Annie Lennox 'Thrilled and Delighted' to Have No. 1 Jazz Album

    October 30, 2014 7:59 PM EDT Annie Lennox lands her first No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart, as her new release, Nostalgia , grabs the top slot. The set -- which features interpretations of such tunes as "Summertime," "I Put a Spell On You," "Strange Fruit" and "Memphis in June…

  15. Live Nation Revenues Up in Third Quarter

    October 30, 2014 5:21 PM EDT Live Nation earnings releases are becoming predictable -- in a good way. Strong demand for concerts, continued gains in ticketing and growth in high-margin sponsorship and advertising revenue have the music behemoth's diversified business model running smoothly and on-target. Third…

  16. Gregg Allman Dismissed From 'Midnight Rider' Lawsuit

    October 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Sarah Jones' family drops lawsuit against three defendants. Lawyers for Sarah Jones ' family are dropping  Gregg Allman , Midnight Rider executive producer  Michael Lehman and the unfinished film's distributor Open Road Films from the civil lawsuit stemming from Jones'…

  17. Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas' 20th Anniversary: Find Out What Went Into Making a Modern Christmas Classic

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Since 1994, nothing says that Christmas has arrived quite like the iconic opening bells of Mariah Carey ’s worldwide hit "All I Want For Christmas is You." 20 years later, the tune still takes over pop culture each December: Climbing the charts, showing up like a Mariah Carey…

  18. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  19. Exclusive: Michael Woods Announces SLS Las Vegas Residency, Premieres New Single 'Brain Went Ping'

    October 30, 2014 11:57 AM EDT From his new Las Vegas residency to his forthcoming single on mau5trap, nonconformity has become the mantra for Michael Woods . The British producer exclusively informs Billboard that he will be departing Hakkasan for a new residency at SLS Las Vegas' LIFE nightclub. “The only way…

  20. James Talks Death (And Orgasm)-Inspired New Album 'La Petite Mort'

    October 30, 2014 11:41 AM EDT "It's like an affirmation of life, an affirmation of being present, but allowing death to be there because it can help you live." Death is all over James’ new album, La Petite Mort (out Sept. 16 in North America), but you wouldn’t know it from a cursory listen. It’s a…

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