1. Kobalt Publishing Hires Jamie McLaughlin as Creative Director

    November 24, 2014 11:47 AM EST Kobalt Music Publishing has appointed Jamie McLaughlin to the position of creative director, charged with signing new talent, arranging writer collaborations and pitching songs. She has hit the ground running in the new job, having already played a part in the signing of Lady Gaga…

  2. AMAs 2014: Sam Smith on Male Divas and Waiting to Get His Heart Broken

    November 24, 2014 10:55 AM EST Billboard caught up with Sam Smith last night at the American Music Awards . The singer, who performed "I'm Not The Only One" with the rapper A$AP Rocky , spoke about his sold out tour, how he "can't stop writing music," and his plans to bring back the "…

  3. Corner Office: Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, on Surviving Scandal and Setting Up Shop on the Sunset Strip

    November 24, 2014 10:21 AM EST The guitarist-turned-CEO on reimagining a 118-year-old company, surviving scandal and setting up shop on the Sunset Strip. A conversation with Henry Juszkiewicz , chairman/CEO of Gibson Brands, is as colorful as his office and conference room -- peppered with rustic asides and anecdotes…

  4. From Sugarhill Gang to Trinidad James, a Look at the Influences of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'

    November 24, 2014 10:01 AM EST Part of the excitement of Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk," the just-released kickoff single from the DJ/producer's  Uptown Special is catching the allusions to one early '80s funk/R&B classic after another. Even on Ronson's own Facebook page fans cite "…

  5. Gwen Stefani Releases 'Spark the Fire,' New Pharrell-Produced Single

    November 24, 2014 9:47 AM EST Gwen Stefani 's next single, "Spark The Fire," has hit the internet. Check out the Pharrell -produced track below. Stefani is attempting to reemerage as a solo artist after a lengthy hiatus -- her last full-length, The Sweet Escape , came out in 2006. Recently she…

  6. AMAs Best & Worst Moments: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Lorde & More

    November 24, 2014 12:43 AM EST So who won the 2014 AMAs? One Direction won the coveted Artist of the Year and two other awards, while Taylor Swift captured the Dick Clark Award of Excellence, and Lorde was generally awesome. But plenty of other artists brought their A-game, as this was a star-studded night for the…

  7. American Music Awards 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 24, 2014 12:17 AM EST One Direction's Harry Styles & Niall Horan make sure to stay in the audience for J.Lo & Iggy's 'Booty' fest, and more behind-the-scenes action. At Sunday night's American Music Awards , you saw Selena Gomez bare her heart -- and Iggy Azalea and…

  8. British Invasion: One Direction Conquer 2014 American Music Awards

    November 23, 2014 11:26 PM EST Even though they're called the American Music Awards , you don't have to be an American to get one.  British-Irish boy band One Direction nabbed three AMAs -- Artist of the Year, Favorite Band/Duo/Group, Favorite Album: Pop/Rock -- Sunday night in Los Angeles. 1D's dominance…

  9. Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea Bring a Big 'Booty' to the AMAs

    November 23, 2014 11:12 PM EST Who has the best booty? Jennifer Lopez has held the crown for a long time, but I ggy Azalea could be ready to take the title. To close out the 2014 AMAs , both singer collaborated on a performance of the 2014 single “Booty.” Since it was J. Lo’s song, she got to steal the show. Once she…

  10. Interscope, Chrysler Team For Ad Spots With Eminem, Fergie, Gwen Stefani & More During AMAs

    November 23, 2014 11:03 PM EST Interscope has new videos coming from Eminem , Fergie , Gwen Stefani , Imagine Dragons and Phillip Phillips -- and the company is going to let you know about them during the American Music Awards telecast on Sunday (Nov. 23), with the help of Chrysler Group LLC. Full AMAs 2014 Coverage The…

  11. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj & Jessie J Drop 'Bang Bang' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:33 PM EST "Bang Bang" was one of the biggest songs of 2014 -- and also one of the most popular tracks to perform at various 2014 awards shows. 2014 AMAs: See All the Photos When Ariana Grande , Jessie J and Nicki Minaj brought their hit to the 2014 VMAs , they killed it -- despite Minaj&…

  12. Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST It’s official:  Katy Perry will perform at this season’s Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL’s showpiece event will take place Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard.com had the inside track on the pop star’s big date, but it was made official tonight when…

  13. Fergie Brings ‘L.A. Love’ to AMAs, Has Minor Wardrobe Malfunction: Watch

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST Fergie is back with new solo material, and while she shouts out a whole bunch of cities in her new single “L.A. Love (La La),” only one made the actual title. Hours after rolling up to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in a party bus, Fergie made her stage return at the American Music…

  14. Ariana Grande Jazzes Up the AMAs with The Weeknd: Watch

    November 23, 2014 9:19 PM EST Ariana Grande and The Weeknd lit up the stage at the American Music Awards . Full AMAs Coverage Here  |  Live Blog Grande, dressed up in a long black dress, started "Problem" backed by a sax, in a big band version of the hit tune. "Problem" transitioned into "…

  15. Imagine Dragons Rock AMAs With New Single 'I Bet My Life'

    November 23, 2014 8:54 PM EST Imagine Dragons have a new album coming, and they’re out to prove their new song is truly radioactive. Full AMAs Coverage Here  |  Live Blog Dan Reynolds and company busted out “I Bet My Life,” which will appear on the Las Vegas band’s forthcoming sophomore album. Backed by a sprawling…

  16. Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season -- How Far Can It Go?

    November 23, 2014 12:20 PM EST And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken . On Saturday evening (Nov. 22), Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall 's Into the Woods , at simultaneous screenings on both coasts,…

  17. Ariana Grande and Big Sean's 5 Cutest Moments

    November 22, 2014 8:55 PM EST Since October, when Ariana Grande confirmed her relationship with Big Sean , the lovebirds haven't been shy about expressing their affection for one another. On Saturday (Nov. 22), Grande dropped two adorable pictures featuring her rapper beau on Instagram. In honor of their social…

  18. Zendaya Scales To New Heights For 'K.C. Undercover' Poster

    November 22, 2014 5:48 PM EST Zendaya is readying her return to the small screen in a big way. The 18-year-old posted a first look at her upcoming series, K.C. Undercover , by debuting the official poster on social media. "The poster for #KCUndercover is finally here we like??," she wrote on Instagram on…

  19. See Ariana Grande Snuggle, Kiss Big Sean

    November 22, 2014 5:04 PM EST Aww! Ariana Grande and Big Sean might be vying for world's most adorable couple. The "Love Me Harder" singer posted snapshots of the pair, looking glamorous in some holiday-ready formal wear, on her Instagram account on Saturday (Nov. 22). And the photos show a candid side of…

  20. Calle 13, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias & More Find Their Political Voices at 2014 Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2014 11:00 AM EST Calle 13, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias, Lila Downs and more speak out during the ceremony. It was admittedly a bizarre sight. Thousands of elegantly attired people, including some of Latin music’s biggest stars, sitting at an arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 for what was supposed to be…

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