1. Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Into U.K. Singles Charts With 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 27, 2014 1:49 PM EST The 'Mockingjay -- Part 1' soundtrack song is currently No. 29 after midweek sales. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 may be dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year's biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million , but Jennifer Lawrence looks to have landed a…

  2. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 MAX MARTIN SCORES ANOTHER No. 1 @gthot20 Why no mention of …

  3. Why Queen Latifah’s Reign in Syndication Is Ending

    November 22, 2014 12:00 AM EST Her show wasn’t growing -- which made it impossible to justify the cost. Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. It is expensive to launch a new syndicated show, hard to make inroads against…

  4. 'I Only Blame Myself': Is Reclusive R&B Singer Jeremih Holding Back His Own Career?

    November 21, 2014 12:30 PM EST Fifty-two different songs have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. Only one of them doesn't have an official music video: Jeremih 's "Don't Tell 'Em." "I blame myself," the singer says, sitting on the rooftop of West Hollywood hotel…

  5. What’s It Like to Wear a Woofer? Billboard Tries Out the Kickstarter-Funded Woojer

    November 18, 2014 6:01 PM EST Wearing your woofer. Subwoofers have gone out of vogue in the era of ear­buds. If you want to literally feel your music booming, you’re out of luck -- or rather, you were. Woojer, a Kickstarter project that raised more than $143,000 in December 2013, looks to change that with a beeper-size …

  6. Rapper Big K.R.I.T. Says His Track ‘King of the South’ Is 'No Disrespect’ to T.I.

    November 17, 2014 3:31 PM EST Nice guys finish last, as they say, and Big K.R.I.T . wants to win. The Mississippi rapper-producer, 28, has released several excellent mixtapes and a solid debut LP, 2012's Live From the Underground , but has yet to garner commercial success to match his critical raves. For his second…

  7. One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single

    November 15, 2014 3:30 PM EST 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be available for download on Monday. A host of U.K. music stars assembled at a studio in London on Saturday to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola…

  8. #Bedstock Exclusive: Musicians Go Under Covers for Online Festival Benefiting Kids With Cancer

    November 13, 2014 10:00 AM EST Regina Ellis witnessed firsthand the healing power of music when her daughter, Alexandra, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age three and a half. "Music transformed many moments in the hospital," she tells Billboard. "We found ourselves battling for her life in a hospital,…

  9. Bono's Private Jet Loses Door Mid-Flight, But Plane Lands Safely

    November 13, 2014 9:35 AM EST U2 frontman Bono was said to have made a lucky escape Wednesday after the rear hatch of his private Learjet came off as he was flying with four friends to Germany. According to a source quoted in the Irish Daily Mail , the incident occurred about an hour into the journey from Dublin when…

  10. Big K.R.I.T. on Calling Himself 'King of the South': 'I Stand By What I Say'

    November 11, 2014 12:35 PM EST The rapper/producer talks the making of his sophomore album, 'Cadillactica.' Nice guys finish last, as they say, and Big K.R.I.T. wants to win. Since 2010, the understated Mississippi rapper-producer, 28, quietly produced three excellent mixtapes and a solid debut album, 2012'…

  11. One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

    November 10, 2014 10:33 AM EST Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono , Ellie Goulding , One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith ,…

  12. Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST This September, when rap super duo Run the Jewels announced preorder sales for their second album, RTJ2 , Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P included a few playfully absurd special options on RTJ’s website. In addition to the $1 million "Retirement Plan"…

  13. Blue Note to Open New Club Subrosa With Cuban Focus In NYC's Meatpacking District

    November 07, 2014 2:25 PM EST Blue Note Entertainment Group is opening a speakeasy-like space in New York City’s Meatpacking District that will put a spotlight on Cuban bands and other “eclectic, creative music” artists. Subrosa will be located in a former basement parking garage at 63 Gansevoort St., adjacent to…

  14. SoundCloud Nets First Deal with a Major Label

    November 04, 2014 6:42 PM EST Warner Music Group signs on the dotted line with the music service with the most listeners. SoundCloud has confirmed its first deal with a major music company. The company, which brings 175 million listeners into its orange ecosystem per month, has tied the knot with Warner Music Group and…

  15. Corner Office: ABC's Music Chief Dawn Soler on 'Nashville,' the Songs Behind 'Scandal,' and Making the Move From Movies to TV

    November 03, 2014 2:15 PM EST Burbank is a long way from Music City, but lots of things in Dawn Soler 's office show a love for Nashville, both the city and the TV show that has been in her care since its debut three seasons ago. She was the music supervisor for the first two episodes of Nashville before handing…

  16. Ella Henderson Video Exclusive: Watch An Acoustic Performance of ‘Glow’ for Culinary Beats

    November 03, 2014 10:56 AM EST Rising U.K. pop star Ella Henderson is the latest artist to take part in Culinary Beats , CITI’s ongoing web series that pairs popular musicians with all-star chefs and allows them to discuss their respective creative inspirations. The “Ghost” singer performed her song “Glow” during her…

  17. Will Fox Score Another 'Glee' With 'Dynasty'-Style Hip-Hop Soap Opera 'Empire'?

    October 31, 2014 3:01 PM EDT The network that launched 'American Idol' and the studio that birthed 'Glee' team up with Columbia Records and Timbaland for a 'Dynasty'-inspired hip-hop soap, but will it produce stars and sales? "Once I picked my mouth up off the floor, the idea of…

  18. Life Is Beautiful 2014's 10 Best Performances

    October 27, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Combining amazing music, world-class food, breathtaking art and iconic public speakers, the Life Is Beautiful festival is a welcome departure from the manufactured spectacle of Sin City’s over-the-top casinos and nightclubs. Transforming downtown Las Vegas into a unique, multi-stage jubilee…

  19. Documentary Director Alex Gibney Tackles Frank Sinatra Film & Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Project

    October 27, 2014 6:00 PM EDT When The Eagles were looking for a documentary filmmaker for their History of the Eagles , guitarist Glenn Frey says they went with director Alex Gibney because his work "jumped off the [screen] ... It was so riveting." Rewinding The Charts: Eagles' 'Hotel California&…

  20. Mick Jagger Talks James Brown, Elvis & Making Movies

    October 23, 2014 10:53 PM EDT Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year's James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to a not-yet-titled HBO series directed…

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