1. Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic Pulls 3.2 Million Viewers

    November 17, 2014 3:23 PM EST The controversial telepic also tops Nielsen's Twitter ratings. After controversial casting issues and an aggressive promotional campaign, Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic finally hit the air on Saturday night -- and it did pretty well. Timbaland Blasts Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic…

  2. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  3. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Doobie Brothers Earn Highest Charting Album Since 1980

    November 14, 2014 10:05 PM EST Also debuting: Ellen DeGeneres’ new holiday compilation On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift’s 1989 held firm at No. 1 , selling 402,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only two new albums started in the top 10: Bette Midler’s It’s the…

  4. Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Set for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    November 14, 2014 9:37 PM EST Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album should rule for third straight week Foo Fighters , Pink Floyd and Garth Brooks are all heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week with their latest new albums. Industry forecasters suggest Foo Fighters' new Sonic Highways will likely debut…

  5. Bette Midler Scores Fifth Straight Decade of Top 10 Albums

    November 14, 2014 7:29 PM EST Bette Midler celebrates a fifth consecutive decade of top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, as It’s the Girls debuts at No. 3. She's only the second woman, following Barbra Streisand , to notch top 10 albums in each of the last five decades (1970s through 2010s). The new album&…

  6. Bobby Shmurda Shmoney Dances To No. 1 with 'Hot Boy'

    November 14, 2014 4:15 PM EST The track that prompted a viral sensation tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Fourteen weeks after first landing on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his debut single “Hot Boy,” Bobby Shmurda reaches the No. 1 spot. The crowning track rises 3-1, and takes Streaming Gainer honors with a 45 percent…

  7. Taylor Swift's America: See '1989' Album Sales By Region

    November 14, 2014 1:20 PM EST Welcome to New York? Not so much. '1989' is actually underperforming in NYC. After enjoying the best album sales week for any artist since 2002 , Taylor Swift saw her fifth album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , again. 1989 moved 402,000 in its second week , which is…

  8. Calvin Harris No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs & Albums Charts

    November 14, 2014 1:15 PM EST Calvin Harris careens onto Billboard 's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 1 with Motion (35,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). Motion , which includes cameos from Ellie Goulding , Haim and Gwen Stefani , among others, also motors onto the Billboard 200 at No. 5,…

  9. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Selena Gomez's 'Heart' Starts at No. 25

    November 14, 2014 12:00 PM EST The new track from her first best-of set is the week's top debut. Plus, chart action for Big Sean, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker and Walk the Moon. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , marking…

  10. AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Gets Sales Bump After Murder-for-Hire News

    November 14, 2014 10:21 AM EST Well, Internet, your sick sense of irony has given AC/DC 's 1976 single "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" a sales boost following news that drummer Phil Rudd was charged with trying to procure a murder. (For the record, that charge was soon dropped . Rudd now faces charges of…

  11. Tomorrow's Hits: MisterWives, Raskins & Kyle Dion

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. MisterWives New York-based MisterWives cruise onto Alternative Songs with their first airplay chart hit, "Reflections." The quirky alt…

  12. Billboard Cover: Kenny Chesney on Bro-Country Songs That ‘Objectify the Hell Out Of’ Women, Reclaiming His Turf and Rattling His Fans’ Cages

    November 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST Let the younger bros sing about muddy pickups and babes in cutoffs. Country's legendary party starter returns to stadiums with a wised-up, grown-up new album and outlook. "It's about reclaiming your place in the world." Hatless, shoeless and dressed in loose-fitting…

  13. Azealia Banks' 'Broke' Bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums Chart

    November 13, 2014 8:47 PM EST The long-delayed album also arrives at No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Azealia Banks ' long-delayed album, Broke With Expensive Taste , bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums and No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums . The rapper's set starts with 11,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9,…

  14. Teyana Taylor Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 13, 2014 8:28 PM EST Newcomer Teyana Taylor debuts straight in at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut studio album VII .  The set enters with 16,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 23-year old singer climbs 13-11 on Hot R&B Songs with "Maybe,"…

  15. Ariana Grande Hits No. 1 on Social 50 for First Time

    November 13, 2014 6:18 PM EST After 103 weeks on the Social 50 chart, Ariana Grande finally hits No. 1 for the first time, rising 2-1 on the latest tally (dated Nov. 22). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart&…

  16. Bring Me the Horizon's 'Drown' Debuts Big on Hot Rock Songs

    November 13, 2014 6:09 PM EST Bring Me the Horizon notches its highest debut on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (No. 11) with "Drown," the British heavy metal band's first new track since its fourth studio album and latest release, Sempiternal, debuted at No. 3 on Top Rock Albums in April 2013.…

  17. Draco Rosa Returns to Latin Airplay With 'Amantes'

    November 13, 2014 5:26 PM EST Singer-songwriter makes organic debut with a track from his Latin Grammy-winning set. Plus, Juan Luis Guerra & Optimo log new airplay No. 1s. As the 15th annual Latin Grammys broadcast approaches on Nov. 22, the 2013 album of the year winner (for  Vida ) Draco Rosa returns to Latin…

  18. Taylor Swift Atop Artist 100 Again, Calvin Harris First DJ in Top 10

    November 13, 2014 4:10 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart, while Harris hikes 21-9, powered by sales of his new album. Plus, Mr. Probz rides 'Waves' higher. The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S. again this week. Swift also becomes the…

  19. Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Third Week at No. 1

    November 13, 2014 4:04 PM EST '1989' may sell 300,000 in its third week. There's little stopping Taylor Swift 's 1989 album, as it is on course to spend a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Big Machine Records release may sell upwards of 300,000…

  20. 'Cleaning Dancing Roommate' Takes Sheena Easton's 'Morning Train' Viral

    November 13, 2014 3:26 PM EST Easton calls the clip 'adorable.' Cleaning an entire apartment isn't the most exciting way to start your morning after a Halloween party. Luckily, the Internet has offered a solution: Sheena Easton . In a clip that has gone viral, Justin Chen secretly recorded his roommate…

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