1. Report: Ciara Calls Off Engagement to Future

    August 13, 2014 10:27 AM EDT One thing that's staying in the past? Ciara 's engagement to Future . Ciara has reportedly called off her engagement to the rapper, just three months after giving birth to the couple's son ,  Future Zahir Wilburn , according to  Us Weekly . The magazine quotes anonymous "…

  2. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    August 12, 2014 8:09 PM EDT Hollywood's icon of cool won two Tonys for best actress in a musical. Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has…

  3. Jon Bellion, 'Simple and Sweet': Exclusive Video Premiere

    August 12, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The singer-songwriter/producer's new album 'The Definition' is slated to drop Sept. 23. Close to a year after the release of The Separation , Jon Bellion is dropping his third album, The Definition , on Sept. 23. The singer-songwriter/producer has been teasing the full-length…

  4. Norwegian Artist Bernhoft's New Album Receives the App Treatment from New Startup

    August 12, 2014 10:33 AM EDT After working for years on records by the Waterboys , Depeche Mode , and the Cure , among others, and realizing that albums were being made with less care and attention these days, producer Phillip Tennant started thinking about the music industry backwards. "No one’s got the funds…

  5. Robin Williams' Death: Music Stars React on Twitter

    August 11, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Cher, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Quincy Jones all remember the comedian online. As news broke that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams had died Monday of a suspected suicide, an outpouring of condolence and appreciation came from the music world via social media.  Miley Cyrus, Katy…

  6. Dirty Heads Extend Fall & Winter Tour Dates

    August 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Change -- and the Sound of Change -- has been good for Dirty Heads . The genre-blending California group's fifth album logged its first-ever No. 1 release, on the Top Alternative Albums chart in July, as well as career-high No. 2 and No. 8 slots on the Top Rock Albums and Billboard 200…

  7. 'American Idol' Auditionee Nabs a Slow-Dance With Jennifer Lopez: Watch

    August 11, 2014 1:59 AM EDT An American Idol hopeful trying out in Nashville got something better than just a golden ticket. The series released a clip on Thursday that shows a brave soul, who remains anonymous but auditioned with "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith , scored a slow dance with Jennifer Lopez . "…

  8. Watch Taylor Swift Play Piano In Brand-New 'The Giver' Clip

    August 09, 2014 4:41 PM EDT For fans wondering what Taylor Swift will be up to in the upcoming "The Giver" film adaptation, they won't have to wait much longer to find out. The singer is featured in a new preview for the flick, out later this month. Swift appears in an exclusive first look, featured on…

  9. Is San E's 'Body Language' K-Pop's New Sex Anthem? Watch

    August 08, 2014 7:30 PM EDT The rapper recruits Bumkey for an ode to love making and role playing that's reminiscent to Ginuwine's "Pony" The success of San E's K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Break Up Dinner" anointed the 29-year-old rapper as one of the K-pop's most promising rap…

  10. Billboard Cover: Sinead O'Connor on Having No Regrets, Being 'Irregular' and Resurrecting Her Career

    August 08, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After fading into the abyss, the bald and brutally honest singer is back with a bold new album, 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss.' “It’s the bald woman from Ireland,” writes Sinéad O’Connor in an email. She’s following up on our last conversation, expanding her thoughts…

  11. Maddie & Tae's 'Girl' Jumps Into Top 20 on Hot Country Songs

    August 07, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am" hits a half-million in sales and Florida Georgia Line's Motley Crue cover debuts. Rookie duo Maddie & Tae make a notable jump on Hot Country Songs with their counterculture anthem "Girl In a Country Song," which leaps 26-16…

  12. Poll: What's Your Favorite HyunA Music Video: 'Change,' 'Bubble Pop!,' 'Ice Cream' or 'Red'?

    August 05, 2014 2:57 PM EDT Co-starring in PSY's "Gangnam Style" might have eternally cemented HyunA in YouTube viewers consciousness, but the K-pop star has been racking up millions of views on her own just fine. With four solo singles to her name, the 22-year-old has earned more than 145 million views…

  13. Al Jarreau Salutes George Duke on New Star-Packed Album

    August 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT The late musician’s influential legacy is saluted on 'My Old Friend,' featuring guests Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Albright and more. It’s a year to the day (Aug. 5) since the untimely death of revered Grammy-winning keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke .…

  14. Legendary DJ Alan Freed's Ashes Sent Packing at Rock Hall of Fame

    August 04, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Rock music is constantly reinventing itself, such that even the style's initial promoter, Alan Freed , must eventually step aside to make room for Beyoncé .  The ashes of the Cleveland DJ who coined the term "rock 'n' roll" six decades ago went home with his son on…

  15. Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook Dishes on 'Day Drinking' and TV Hosting Jitters

    August 04, 2014 6:08 PM EDT Country music will be taking over ABC on Tuesday with the premiere of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock , a three-hour special documenting the 2014 CMA Music Festival in June. Little Big Town, the CMA vocal group of the year, were tapped for hosting duties for the second consecutive…

  16. Nicki Minaj Explains How Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix Came to Be

    August 04, 2014 2:19 PM EDT Nicki Minaj owned this past weekend. Before releasing her second single "Anaconda" on Sunday, August 3, Nicki Minaj surprised the Barbz when appearing on the remix to Beyoncé 's "Flawless." Late Saturday, August 2, Beyoncé dropped a remix to the Beyoncé song…

  17. Kathleen Hanna Pitches Album Idea to Miley Cyrus

    August 04, 2014 10:28 AM EDT While the Internet continues to debate whether Miley Cyrus ' aggressively sexual Bangerz Tour is empowering or exploitative to women, the pop star can rest easy knowing that feminist and punk icon Kathleen Hanna is on her side. In fact, Hanna has an idea for an album, and she wants…

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug. 4, 1958 Happy 56th birthday,…

  19. 'Rising Star' Recap: The Wall Looms Large As New Solo Round Begins

    August 04, 2014 6:42 AM EDT No matter the show, no matter the judges, no matter their chairs’ ability to spin or rise…it always comes down to song choice, doesn’t it?  Alas, in the first round of solo performances following the Duels, the contestants of Rising Star couldn’t choose a song that suited their voice and the…

  20. Nicki Minaj Previews Steamy 'Anaconda' Video, Unleashes Full Track

    August 04, 2014 5:17 AM EDT The video to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” is slithering ever-closer to its big reveal. The hip hop artist has stayed true to her word with the release on iTunes  of her latest track which, as previously reported, had been delayed by a week and ended up leaking early.  Nicki Minaj Snakes Up…

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