1. Kiss to Perform 'Alive!' Album in Entirety on 2015 Kiss Kruise

    December 28, 2014 8:10 PM EST Attention, Kiss Navy! The legendary rock’n’roll band has announced that it will perform its classic 1975 live album, Alive! , in full during Kiss Kruise V in 2015. From Train to Motorhead, Inside the Big Business of Music Cruises “What better way to celebrate the rise of these rock legends…

  2. Watch The Game, Tyga & DJ Mustard Participate in Millions March L.A. Protest

    December 28, 2014 6:57 PM EST Members of the hip-hop community gathered in the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday (Dec. 27) to protest against the recent police killings of unarmed black men. The Game, Azealia Banks, Lecrae & More React to NYPD Officer Killings in Brooklyn Los Angeles natives The Game , Tyga and DJ…

  3. Adele Responds to Split Rumors With Longtime Boyfriend

    December 28, 2014 5:07 PM EST Adele doesn’t often comment about her private life, but the British singer has addressed rumors that she split with longtime boyfriend Simon Konecki. Adele's '21' Surpasses 11 Million In U.S. Sales U.K. tabloid The Sun wrote on Saturday (Dec. 27) that Adele and Konecki, who…

  4. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome Second Baby Boy

    December 28, 2014 3:38 PM EST Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season: a new baby boy. Alicia Keys Preaches for Unity in 'We Gotta Pray' The married couple announced the birth of their second child together on Sunday (Dec. 28) through an Instagram photo of his…

  5. Miley Cyrus Shares NSFW Topless Photo to Support Free the Nipple Campaign

    December 28, 2014 2:31 PM EST Miley Cyrus ’ affinity for nudity has been well documented on Billboard over the past year -- and it looks like her love for sharing topless photos won’t be stopping anytime soon. 2014: The Year In Topless Miley Cyrus Pics The 22-year-old pop star shared yet another NSFW topless photo on…

  6. Watch a Holiday Jokester Reenact Sia's 'Chandelier' at IKEA

    December 28, 2014 1:13 PM EST Sia 's artful music video for “Chandelier” has been parodied by everyone from late-night TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jim Carrey on Saturday Night Live . Jimmy Kimmel Attempts to Learn Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ Dance: Watch Now, some jokesters on YouTube have taken it to the next level…

  7. Watch Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform 'Love Me Harder' Acoustically

    December 27, 2014 3:03 PM EST Ariana Grande and The Weeknd slow things down a bit in a new acoustic version of the pop singer’s top 10 song “Love Me Harder.” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Release 'Love Me Harder' Video The black and white video features Grande, who’s dressed in a sexy black dress, and a…

  8. Watch Justin Bieber's Smooth Cameo in Poo Bear's 'Work For It' Video

    December 27, 2014 2:12 PM EST Music producer and songwriter Poo Bear has released the music video for his seductive R&B jam “Work For It” -- and the clip features a cameo by his smooth-looking pal Justin Bieber . Justin Bieber Drops New Song ‘Hard2FaceReality’: Listen Bieber, who has collaborated with Poo Bear on…

  9. Ludacris Gets Engaged to Eudoxie: See Pics Of His 'Mile-High Proposal'

    December 27, 2014 12:51 PM EST Ludacris sure knows how to pull off a memorable marriage proposal.  Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills The 37-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Chris Bridges, recently proposed to his girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan by taking her…

  10. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was 1970. Now, in 2014, outrage over police…

  11. Going With The Pitch: More and More, R&B and Hip Hop Artists Are Also TV Spokespersons

    December 23, 2014 4:48 PM EST Usher, Salt-N-Pepa, Waka Flocka Flame and newcomer Kevin Ross are among a growing number of R&B/hip-hop acts doubling as TV spokespersons. Waka Flocka Flame left many viewers scratching their heads and wondering if it was April Fool’s in November when his television spot extolling the…

  12. Watch Darlene Love's Last 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' Performance on 'Letterman'

    December 21, 2014 3:55 PM EST For nearly 30 years, Darlene Love has helped bring the holiday spirit to the Late Show with David Letterman by singing her classic song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Darlene Love Will Retire 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' From TV After 'Letterman'…

  13. The Game, Azealia Banks, Lecrae & More React to NYPD Officer Killings in Brooklyn

    December 21, 2014 2:22 PM EST Members of the hip-hop community are sharing their thoughts on social media following the shooting of two NYPD officers who were killed on Saturday (Dec. 20) in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown Rappers like The Game ,…

  14. 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: One Direction Performs 'Night Changes' & 'Ready to Run'

    December 21, 2014 11:31 AM EST One Direction returned to Saturday Night Live on Dec. 20, performing two tracks from the their latest chart-topping album, Four . One Direction on 'Saturday Night Live': Their Best Moments For the British group’s third appearance on SNL , members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis…

  15. Watch Sky Ferreira's Homemade 'Omanko' Video, Directed by DIIV

    December 20, 2014 3:52 PM EST Just in time for the holidays, Sky Ferreira has shared a new music video for her Japanese Christmas-themed song “Omanko.” Watch Sky Ferreira Perform Her Booming New Song 'Guardian' The lo-fi clip, directed by her boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith of rock band DIIV, features silly…

  16. Watch Nicki Minaj's Emotional 'The Pinkprint' Mini-Movie

    December 20, 2014 11:24 AM EST Nicki Minaj released an epic short film on Friday night (Dec. 20) in support of her third studio album, The Pinkprint . The emotional 16-minute mini-movie features the rapper exploring themes of love and heartbreak through her Pinkprint tracks “All Things Go,” “The Crying Game” …

  17. Exclusive: Essence To Honor Jill Scott at Black Women in Music Event

    December 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST The magazine's sixth annual Black Women in Music event will also kick off its 45th anniversary celebration Jill Scott will be the special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music . The Feb. 5 invitation-only event, held during Grammy Week, will also be the official…

  18. R&B and Hip-Hop in 2014: A Lackluster Year for Some, But Not All

    December 17, 2014 5:01 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we'll be taking comprehensive looks at…

  19. Anthony Hamilton Hits 'Home' With First Holiday Album

    December 17, 2014 9:43 AM EST The Grammy Award winner and current nominee will also appear as a special guest on Fox's new drama "Empire." To co-opt a popular phrase during this time of year, 'tis the season for Anthony Hamilton . Home for the Holidays , the R&B singer/songwriter/producer’s first…

  20. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Avery Sunshine, Tim McGraw Notch New No. 1s

    December 15, 2014 5:05 PM EST Swift makes the quickest jump to No. 1 this year, Sunshine scores her first Adult R&B Songs leader and McGraw makes more history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

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