1. Aretha Franklin, 'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics': Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 15, 2014 10:40 AM EDT Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis' relationship began in 1980, when the Queen of Soul signed with the mogul's Arista Records. "And 20 years later, I made the right decision," Franklin tells Billboard of agreeing to that union. She had plenty of hits during that era, most…

  2. Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst to Headline KCSN Benefit Concerts

    October 13, 2014 12:43 PM EDT Los Angeles public radio station KCSN will hold its annual benefit concert on two consecutive weekends in December. On the bill: Sarah McLachlan , with special guest  Laura Marling , on Dec. 5; Ryan Adams , Conor Oberst and David Gray on Dec. 12. More Radio News All-Beyonce Radio Station…

  3. James Marsden & 5 Other Actors Who Should Have an Album

    October 09, 2014 4:12 PM EDT From 'Enchanted' to the Grammys? We're still swooning over James Marsden joining Lady Antebellum for a Garth Brooks sing-along on On Air With Ryan Seacrest . If you haven't watched it yet , do that right now. Now that we're all on the same page, Marsden secretly…

  4. Meghan Trainor Leads Hot 100's Record-Setting All-Female Top Five

    October 08, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Headed up by Trainor's 'All About That Bass,' women monopolize the top five for a record-breaking fifth consecutive week. Plus, Maroon 5's 'Animals' roars into the top 10 and One Direction debuts at No. 13. It's all about girl power high atop the Billboard…

  5. 'SNL' Accused of 'Stealing' Tina Turner Sketch

    October 06, 2014 3:55 PM EDT A teacher at the Groundlings in Los Angeles has accused Saturday Night Live of "stealing" a sketch idea that aired on Saturday's episode of the NBC variety series. 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Why Is Adam Levine Here? Ian Gary took to his Facebook page early Monday …

  6. 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: 'Why Is Adam Levine Here?'

    October 05, 2014 10:08 AM EDT Maroon 5 was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live Saturday (Oct. 4) night, and the band played their current hits -- "Animals" and "Maps" -- on the program.  While the show, hosted by Sarah Silverman, didn’t joke about the controversy surrounding the video for the…

  7. Maroon 5 on 'Saturday Night Live': 5 Things We Want To See

    October 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Sarah Silverman and Maroon 5 will be taking over Saturday Night Live this weekend, and we can't wait. It'll be the band's fifth time on the show, and Silverman's first time hosting (she was a cast member in the '90s); Adam Levine also hosted last year.  Our 10…

  8. Maroon 5 Harmonizes with Sarah Silverman in 'SNL' Promo

    October 04, 2014 2:09 AM EDT Sarah Silverman, actress and  " I'm F---ing Matt Damon " singer, is hosting the second episode of Saturday Night Live 's 40th season this weekend. Her musical guest accompaniment? Maroon 5, who visit the show for the fifth time in 10 years. (They first appeared on…

  9. Our 10 Favorite 'Saturday Night Live' Songs

    October 03, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake clearly had his moments, but everyone from Michael Bolton to T-Pain helped give fans catchy -- and hilarious -- songs. Maroon 5 will join Sarah Silverman on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Will the band -- or at least Adam Levine -- appear in a music-based sketch?  Fans…

  10. Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K. Laugh All the Way to Billboard's Comedy Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The stars soar onto the survey with audio versions of their recent stand-up specials. Two of comedy's brightest stars (and longtime friends), Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K., soar onto Billboard's Comedy Albums chart. The former's We Are Miracles starts at No. 2 – marking her…

  11. 'The Affair': Watch Opening Titles Featuring New Fiona Apple Song

    October 02, 2014 9:59 PM EDT 'Container' was penned specifically for the Showtime drama. Fiona Apple is back with new music. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter composed an original song, "Container," for Showtime's new drama The Affair that is the centerpiece for the opening titles. Fiona…

  12. Chrissy Amphlett’s 'I Touch Myself' Breast Cancer Campaign Wins U.S. Prize

    October 02, 2014 12:55 AM EDT A breast cancer awareness campaign featuring the late Chrissy Amphlett’s  “I Touch Myself” performed by an all-star Aussie cast has won a major U.S award. The #itouchmyselfproject , commissioned by Cancer Council NSW and created by Soap Creative, has taken out the Gold Award for Public…

  13. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100; Tove Lo, Clean Bandit Climb Into Top 10

    October 01, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Trainor's 'All About That Bass' leads an all-female top five for a record-tying fourth week. Plus, Tove Lo's 'Habits (Stay High)' and Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be,' featuring Jess Glynne, reach the top 10. It's all about a record-tying…

  14. 'Midnight Rider' Trial Date Set for Early 2015

    September 30, 2014 10:16 PM EDT The involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass case against the Midnight Rider filmmakers in the February death of Sarah Jones is set to go to trial almost a year after the camera assistant was stuck and killed by a train on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic. A trial date of March 9,…

  15. 'Midnight Rider' Assistant Director Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    September 29, 2014 6:01 PM EDT Hillary Schwartz is set to be arraigned Tuesday morning. The criminal case involving the death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones has been expanded to include first assistant director Hillary Schwartz . Schwartz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal…

  16. Robin Williams' Life Celebrated at San Francisco Tribute

    September 28, 2014 11:49 AM EDT Family and famous industry friends of  Robin Williams ' gathered to celebrate his legendary life Saturday in San Francisco,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned. The private tribute – held at the Curran Theatre – drew hundreds of guests and included music and video tributes as well as…

  17. 'Saturday Night Live' recap: Chris Pratt Raps & Ariana Grande Acts

    September 28, 2014 11:04 AM EDT Anyone who watches Parks and Recreation  already knew Chris Pratt was musical, but while there wasn't a Mouse Rat reunion during the Saturday Night Live season premiere Saturday night (huge sigh of disappointment), there were plenty of music moments including a shout out to the latest…

  18. Meghan Trainor Leads Hot 100's All-Female Top Five For Second Week

    September 17, 2014 2:10 PM EDT 0 For a second straight week, women shut out men in the top five, led by Trainor's debut hit 'All About That Bass.' It's all about women in the Billboard Hot 100 's top five again, as Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" heads up an all…

  19. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story of Arcade Fire's Album Art & Brooklyn Mural

    September 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT That Arcade Fire mural that popped up in Brooklyn? Tracy Maurice was behind that, too. Sept. 14 marked the 10-year anniversary of Arcade Fire’s Funeral , an album that changed alternative music as we know it. Billboard already gushed about its greatness in this classic track-by-track review ,…

  20. Ask Billboard: It's All About Women In The Hot 100's Top Five

    September 12, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Women control the chart's top five this week, led by Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass.' How uncommon is a top-five male lockout? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

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