1. Grammy Latin Nominations Cast a Wide Net

    December 05, 2014 4:55 PM EST Latin Grammy winners like Carlos Vives, Juanes, Calle 13 & Camila compete against virtual unknowns. A mix of well-known acts and total outliers ruled the Latin nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards . While many big names hailing from many countries -- most armed with critically acclaimed…

  2. Taylor Swift Attends (Another) 1975 Show With Victoria's Secret Models

    December 05, 2014 10:32 AM EST Billboard's Woman of the Year Taylor Swift went to a show by the band The 1975 at New York City's Terminal 5 last night -- the second time she's checked them out within one month. This time, she brought along a couple of Victoria's Secret Models, Lily Aldridge and Martha…

  3. Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift on Writing Her Own Rules, Not Becoming a Cliche and the Hurdle of Going Pop

    December 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST Taylor Swift never doubted that her fifth album, 1989 , would sell 1 million copies in its first week. But others were not so confident. "Everyone, in and out of the music business, kept telling me that my opinion and my viewpoint was naive and overly optimistic -- even my own…

  4. Watch Stevie Wonder Speak on Ferguson, Eric Garner, Gun Control at Seattle Concert

    December 04, 2014 9:14 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, Stevie Wonder still had a show to play.  Stevie Wonder Mixes Politics With Music in Tour Kickoff During…

  5. Watch Nicki Minaj & James Franco's Secret Best-Friend Handshake in 'SNL' Promos

    December 04, 2014 8:21 PM EST Nicki Minaj will join Saturday Night Live this week as musical guest, along with host James Franco. And little did we know the two are actually best friends with a secret handshake -- or so the promo video released Thursday would have you believe. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child Would Have…

  6. Billboard Women of the Year Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Taylor Swift Writes Her Own Rules

    December 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST Billboard releases its annual Women in Music issue Friday, and for the second time, Taylor Swift is on the cover as Billboard's Woman of the Year. It's safe to say that's a title she's earned, considering she recently scored the best first-week sales for an album since…

  7. Tanya Tucker Calls Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit 'Overwhelming'

    December 04, 2014 6:44 PM EST When she first heard that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was interested in featuring an exhibit based on her career, Tanya Tucker says she had her doubts -- at first. "I thought it might have been a little premature because I had taken a few years off. With losing both of my…

  8. Song Suffragettes Provides Boost for Young Female Country Artists in Nashville

    December 04, 2014 12:06 PM EST Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for young women in country music, Nashville-based production company Todd Cassetty Welding Service set out to do something about it. Early this year, the company began auditioning female singer-songwriters and in March launched a weekly live show,…

  9. Clementine and the Galaxy, 'When The Night Is Over': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 04, 2014 12:00 PM EST Clementine and the Galaxy 's triumphant new single "When The Night Is Over" might sound a bit familiar: an instrumental of the track was featured in a Victoria's Secret advertisement. However, the New York-based electro-pop duo -- composed of Julie Hardy and Mike…

  10. Check Out Sleater-Kinney's Killer New Song 'Surface Envy'

    December 04, 2014 10:35 AM EST After debuting its first new song in nine years via secret inclusion in a box set anthology, the reunited Sleater-Kinney continues to sneakily drop new music. At the conclusion of its Reddit AMA session on Dec. 2, the punk trio shared a blistering new cut called “Surface Envy.” Check out…

  11. James Bond Wish List: 5 Artists Who Should Sing 'Spectre' Title Song

    December 04, 2014 10:20 AM EST Like diamonds, James Bond may as well be forever. Skyfall director Sam Mendes revealed the title of the 24th canonical installment in the Bond franchise is titled Spectre and will come out in fall 2015. For the fourth time, Daniel Craig -- the sixth actor to portray Bond on the big screen …

  12. It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

    December 03, 2014 5:33 PM EST The man who discovered Taylor Swift will be the new Randy Jackson. Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol? The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta , the President and CEO of Big Machine Label group, will assume the position of mentor for the…

  13. Lana Del Rey Shares 'Big Eyes' & 'I Can Fly' From New Tim Burton Film

    December 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST Remember back when the haters doubted Lana Del Rey would be here to stay? Those early post-"Video Games" backlash days seem like the distant past, as Lana continues to add résumé points to her smashing 2014. A pair of Lana songs from Tim Burton's forthcoming film Big Eyes hit…

  14. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Hot 100, Selena Gomez, Mark Ronson Hit Top 10

    December 03, 2014 2:48 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' reigns for a third week, while Gomez and Ronson (with Bruno Mars) land new top 10s. Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, while two songs enter the top 10, by Selena Gomez and Mark Ronson (with…

  15. Scooter Braun, Charlie Walk, Rosie Perez and Nick Cannon Among Those Named to Barclays Center’s New Advisory Board

    December 03, 2014 2:22 PM EST Barclays Center’s Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, made up of a group of nearly 30 top sports, entertainment, and media executives, will hold its first meeting tomorrow (Dec. 4), Billboard has learned.   Created by Brett Yormark , CEO of Barclays Center, and Charlie Walk …

  16. Taylor Swift's '1989' Returns to No. 1 on Revamped Billboard 200

    December 03, 2014 11:24 AM EST The chart now includes on-demand streaming and digital track sales. The newly refreshed Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes a familiar face back to No. 1, as Taylor Swift's 1989 hops back to the top slot (2-1) after a one-week vacation. This is the album's fourth non…

  17. Taylor Swift & Ariana Grande Hug It Out Backstage at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    December 03, 2014 9:55 AM EST Is Ariana Grande joining Taylor Swift 's best friends gang? The two singers got close following the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Tuesday evening (Dec. 2), and Swift took to Instagram to document the adventure (which Grande later regrammed).  Alright ladies, there's…

  18. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Dress for the Occasion at 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    December 02, 2014 9:45 PM EST After playing the tease for days building up to her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show performance Tuesday, Taylor Swift finally revealed her song "Style" for the massive annual lingerie extravaganza and showed off a little skin strutting the runway as well.  2014 Victoria's…

  19. 7 Reasons to Tune Into MAMA 2014 Wednesday & How You Can Watch

    December 02, 2014 8:47 PM EST One of Asia's biggest music ceremonies promises John Legend, G-Dragon, EXO, K-pop kisses, sexy performances and more. One of K-pop's biggest nights will soon be upon us with the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (aka MAMA). Likened to be the Asian equivalent of the MTV Video Music…

  20. Taylor Swift Plays the Tease: What Song Will She Sing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?

    December 01, 2014 8:44 PM EST With preparations underway for this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Taylor Swift is teasing her performance plans for massive annual event Tuesday.  Swift posted the question, "Wonder what I'll be singing at the VS Fashion Show tomorrow..." along with…

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