1. Exclusive: NBA Live 15 Soundtrack Unveiled, Cover Star Damian Lillard Discusses The Music

    October 14, 2014 8:00 AM EDT NBA Live 15 , the latest incarnation of the best-selling basketball video game franchise, is due out on Oct. 28, but the soundtrack to the EA Sports game has been unveiled on Tuesday morning (Oct. 14). The 26-song track list is highlighted by hip-hop and R&B stars like Jeezy, Jeremih, G…

  2. Chris Brown Has a Theory on the Ebola Epidemic

    October 13, 2014 5:08 PM EDT Sometimes the best tweet is a tweet not sent. For Chris Brown , this is often the case. On the morning of Oct. 13 -- the same day someone first contracted the Ebola virus inside the United States -- Brown tweeted the following theory: I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic…

  3. 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…

  4. Watch Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'But Beautiful' Studio Video

    October 13, 2014 1:49 PM EDT Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released another video for  Cheek to Cheek . Their latest is a studio recording of "But Beautiful," which allows both Gaga and Bennett to show off in solo sections. The song has been covered by everyone from Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby to Aretha…

  5. Exclusive: Alicia Keys to Perform With David Byrne at Black Ball Charity Event

    October 13, 2014 11:43 AM EDT Angel Haze will also take the stage at the annual philanthropic gala. Alicia Keys will take the stage with rock legend David Byrne at Keep a Child Alive’s 11th Annual Black Ball event, a yearly gala offering first-time musical collaborations, Billboard has exclusively learned. This year’s…

  6. Which Metal Legend Is Getting the MTV EMAs Global Icon Award?

    October 13, 2014 10:25 AM EDT Former recipients include Eminem, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland in November. The MTV EMAs will air live on MTV channels around the world from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday…

  7. Watch the Foo Fighters Tease New Songs, Explain 'Sonic Highways' Series in New Extended Trailer

    October 12, 2014 7:07 PM EDT With Foo Fighters ' HBO series Sonic Highways set to premiere Friday, Oct. 17, the network has released a five-minute extended trailer for the show with an interview of the band explaining what viewers can expect.  In it, band leader Dave Grohl explains the project's beginnings…

  8. 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…

  9. Hear David Bowie’s New Jazz-Influenced Song 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)'

    October 12, 2014 2:39 PM EDT David Bowie has unveiled his first new song since the release of his 2013 comeback album The Next Day . David Bowie Announces New Song 'Sue' for Career-Spanning Album Release "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)," from Bowie’s forthcoming career-spanning greatest hits…

  10. X Japan Takes Madison Square Garden By Rainstorm

    October 12, 2014 1:26 PM EDT 0 There was Yoshiki, principal songwriter, brutalizing percussionist and virtuosic pianist of X Japan , standing on his drum throne, casting a shadow that was, via the jumbotron behind him, framed with fluttering, demonic wings, like the final boss in a video game. The technical…

  11. 'Spinal Tap' Actor Christopher Guest Recalls Odd Fans, Fun of Making Movie at New York Film Fest

    October 12, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Although 1984's This is Spinal Tap is one of the most-quoted movies of the past few decades, star Christopher Guest hadn't seen the cult comedy in almost 15 years before he appeared at a special 30th anniversary screening on Wednesday (Oct. 8) night at the New York Film Festival.…

  12. Janet Jackson Scored Her First Hot 100 No. 1 Hit 28 Years Ago

    October 11, 2014 10:30 AM EDT On “Nasty,” the 1986 single that nearly became her first No. 1 pop hit, Janet Jackson told the world exactly what she thought about a certain overused term of endearment. “My first name ain’t baby,” she said. “It’s Janet. Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.” “Nasty” snarled and strutted…

  13. Quotes of the Week: Katy Perry’s Come-On, Lady Gaga Loves Metal and More

    October 10, 2014 5:55 PM EDT "I wish you and I had been in the Spice Girls together." Iggy Azalea tweeting her "Fancy" collaborator Charli XCX . Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the Pop-Music ‘Machine,’ Girl Power and Her ‘Raw’ New Album "It's a work of art. It's something that will go…

  14. Nas: 'I Don't Listen to 'Illmatic''

    October 10, 2014 3:35 PM EDT Aging gracefully in hip-hop isn't easy. Year after year, old rappers, old sounds, old styles are swept under the rug in favor of the new and youthful. Which is partly what makes the longevity of Nas and his 1994 debut LP, Illmatic -- considered by many critics and fans to be the…

  15. Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

    October 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut. Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums , selling 10,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen…

  16. From Panic Attacks to Family Estrangement, Reggaeton Star J Balvin’s Struggle to Make It to the Top

    October 10, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Two years ago, J Balvin should have been on top of the world. A steady stream of tracks that mixed tropical lightness with the heavy beat of reggaeton had made him a star at home in Colombia. Girls climbed the walls of his house in Medellin to get a picture with him. The stars of the…

  17. Watch LL Cool J Share a Story About Getting Arrested for Couch Humping

    October 10, 2014 12:10 PM EDT “It sounds wild… like I might start sweatin’ when I drive by a furniture store.” Back in 1987, LL Cool J showed rappers could get sensitive and lonely with the hit single “I Need Love.” Visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, J shared the story of a sensual performance of the song he…

  18. 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&…

  19. Tomorrow's Hits: Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Logic, Kelsea Ballerini

    October 10, 2014 10:05 AM EDT Lillywood & Robin Schulz French duo Lillywood and German DJ Robin Schulz 's hypnotic "Prayer in C" (RRP) is beginning its rise Stateside after topping charts in 15 countries, including the Official U.K. Singles chart for two weeks in September. First released by the…

  20. Iggy Azalea Doesn't Fancy Driving

    October 09, 2014 11:08 PM EDT Iggy Azalea's got 99 problems and driving is one. Before taking the stage Wednesday at Vevo's Certified Superfanfest event, the 24-year-old "Problem" rapper said she's had a few close calls while learning the rules of the road. "I just learned to drive and it&…

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