1. Country the Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Panel

    October 13, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Top Country Touring Execs Break Down Genre's Success Several of the key players behinds the unprecedented success of country music touring will take part in discussion of the genre's live business in a Nov. 19 panel at the Billboard Touring Conference titled "Are You Ready…

  2. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift 'Shake's to Top of Pop Songs, Iggy Azalea Rules Rhythmic Songs

    October 13, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The divas take over a pair of radio charts, while Nickelback and Florida Georgia Line also add new No. 1s. Plus, AC/DC blasts back onto Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  3. Selena Gomez Updates 'Ellen' About Taylor Swift-Approved NYC Move: 'She Wants To Kidnap Me'

    October 13, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Selena Gomez has a lot of big changes going on in her life (and we're not even talking about any kind of on-again, off-again  Justin Bieber update). The singer stopped by Ellen to promote the movie Rudderless , and Ellen DeGeneres wanted all the updates about her new label, new manager…

  4. Taylor Swift, Pharrell & Maroon 5 to Play NYC Jingle Ball 2014

    October 13, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Taylor Swift , Pharrell and Maroon 5 are among the acts set to perform at radio station Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 concert in New York City. Other performers announced Thursday for the Dec. 12 concert at Madison Square Garden include Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli…

  5. Taylor Swift: 'I Don't Know If I'll Have Kids'

    October 13, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Taylor Swift is opening up about just about everything in the lead-up to 1989' s release later this month. The latest? She's looking gorgeous on the cover of  In Style .  In the accompanying article, the crazy-accomplished 24-year-old tells the magazine that she's not sure…

  6. Taylor Swift Previews ‘Out Of The Woods,’ New Track Out Tuesday: Listen

    October 13, 2014 10:26 AM EDT "This song is about the fragility and kind of breakable nature of some relationships," says Swift. Taylor Swift is still riding high on the Hot 100 chart with new single “Shake It Off,” but the world is anxiously awaiting more new tunes from forthcoming album 1989 , and one of…

  7. Meghan Trainor’s 'All About That Bass' Beats Nicki Minaj’s 'Anaconda' to U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2014 3:48 AM EDT Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) stayed ahead of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) to start a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Oct. 12), as British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s   Wanted On Voyage  moved into a second week at No.…

  8. Glen Campbell Releases His Final Song 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You': Watch

    October 13, 2014 2:47 AM EDT Glen Campbell has shared the powerful video for his final song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You."  Directed by James Keach , the clip is a portrait of Campbell’s great career and his life away from music. But it’s tempered by images of the treatment he’s undergone for his…

  9. Watch Taylor Swift Perform 'Shake It Off' on 'X-Factor UK'

    October 12, 2014 5:09 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's promotional trip to London in support of her forthcoming 1989 has included a revealing stop at the BBC's The Graham Norton Show , "outrageous and hilarious" secret album listening sessions , and now a live performance of her massive single "Shake It…

  10. Taylor Swift Calls London's #1989SecretSessions 'Outrageous and Hilarious'

    October 11, 2014 8:46 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's 1989 is almost no longer a secret. However ahead of its Oct. 27 release date, Swift treated a few more lucky fans to one of her #1989SecretSessions. On Saturday (Oct. 11), the "Shake It Off" singer shared a collage of snapshots from the fan-attended listening…

  11. Watch Taylor Swift React to John Cleese’s Insults About Her Beloved Cat

    October 11, 2014 2:48 PM EDT It’s well documented on Instagram that Taylor Swift absolutely adores her two cats Meredith and Olivia Benson. 10 Taylor Swift Lyrics That Purr-fectly Encapsulate Her Cute Cat-Walking Photo So naturally, the “Shake It Off” singer -- who was recently named the 2014 Billboard Woman of the…

  12. Taylor Swift Admits to Stalking Fans Online for '1989' Secret Listening Sessions

    October 10, 2014 6:53 PM EDT When Taylor Swift invited some of her biggest fans into her own homes for private listening parties of her new album 1989  the Swifties just about died. Like, dead. Or so their social media postings and blowguns after the fact would have you think. "It's boarder-line confusing…

  13. British Lawmaker Publishes Detailed Report on Copyright Education

    October 10, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Mike Weatherley , the British Prime Minister's adviser on intellectual property, has published a comprehensive report on promoting copyright education and awareness. Entitled "Copyright Education and Awareness," the 29-page paper outlines eight recommendations that Weatherley…

  14. Taylor Swift Named 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year

    October 10, 2014 1:33 PM EDT k 0 Taylor Swift  can't shake this award off. The singer has been named the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year -- the first artist to ever receive the honor twice. "As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on…

  15. NBC Reality Chief Touts 'Voice' Longevity

    October 10, 2014 11:36 AM EDT NBC's victory lap this fall has been a relatively quiet one. After kicking off the previous two years with ratings victory among the sought-after audience of adults 18-49, wins for the first two weeks of the 2014-15 season have been greeted as a bit of a given. But Paul Telegdy ,…

  16. Why 1998 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 10, 2014 10:45 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992 ,  1993 ,  1994 ,  1995 ,  1996  and  1997 . Now here are the final two years of the decade -- 1998 and 1999 . If there&…

  17. 11-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Owns Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'

    October 10, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Note to all adults out there: Don't challenge 11-year-old dancer Taylor Hatala to a dance contest. You'll lose. The viral video star was already making a name when she recorded herself dancing to  Nicki Minaj ' s summer hit "Anaconda." Now, she and choreographer …

  18. Inside Garth Brooks' Master Plan to Launch the Biggest Tour of All Time

    October 10, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has long been the biggest-selling act of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with 69.6 million albums sold in the United States alone since 1991. And insiders say that for the recently launched tour in support of his new album, Man Against Machine (due Nov. 11), he has got an even…

  19. Billboard Cover: Florida Georgia Line on Being ‘Professional Partiers,’ Haters and Hip-Hop

    October 10, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The banjo player has magenta highlights in his hair. The drummer is wearing sunglasses and a Motley Crue T-shirt. In the first song, there's a bass drop: The sound briefly stops, and when it storms back in, a meter at the sound board spikes to 120 decibels. Welcome to the 2014 version…

  20. Ariana Grande's 'SNL' Performance Prompts Twitter Chart Rise

    October 09, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Ariana Grande soars on the weekly Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, along with her collaborator The Weeknd , as "Love Me Harder" rises 22-5. The jump in position comes after a full week of online buzz following the duo's Sept. 27 appearance on NBC's Saturday Night…

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