1. Imagine Dragons Rock AMAs With New Single 'I Bet My Life'

    November 23, 2014 8:54 PM EST Imagine Dragons have a new album coming, and they’re out to prove their new song is truly radioactive. Full AMAs Coverage Here  |  Live Blog Dan Reynolds and company busted out “I Bet My Life,” which will appear on the Las Vegas band’s forthcoming sophomore album. Backed by a sprawling…

  2. AMAs 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST Who will take home honors at the 2014 American Music Awards ? Check out and updated list of winners below! Full AMAs Coverage Here  | Live Blog | Red Carpet Show New Artist Of The Year Presented By Kohl’s  5 Seconds of Summer -- WINNERS Iggy Azalea Bastille Sam Smith Meghan Trainor Favorite…

  3. Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season -- How Far Can It Go?

    November 23, 2014 12:20 PM EST And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken . On Saturday evening (Nov. 22), Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall 's Into the Woods , at simultaneous screenings on both coasts,…

  4. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they're calling the #IMAGINE Project. …

  5. Playlist Live: An Exploration of the Internet in Real Life

    November 21, 2014 8:00 PM EST Rebecca Black, Troye Sivan, Trevor Moran & more YouTube stars take selfies & sell merch at New York conference. The first actual meet-up of Internet-famous people didn't actually happen in real life at all, but in the 2008 episode of South Park titled "Canada On Strike.…

  6. Watch Chris Cornell Discuss 'Existential Meltdown' of '90s Grunge Bands, Being the Anti-Poison

    November 21, 2014 3:50 PM EST Soundgarden frontman spoke at Billboard's Touring Conference about bringing grunge from the underground to the mainstream. Speaking to a crowd at Billboard's Touring Conference  on Thursday, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell recalled his rise from the Seattle grunge scene to…

  7. Get in the Ring With Skrillex For Bare-Knuckled New ‘F--- That’ Video

    November 21, 2014 3:24 PM EST Nabil -- the tastemaking director who’s directed great videos for the likes of Frank Ocean , FKA Twigs , and Antony and the Johnsons -- is back with a cinematic take on Skrillex’s “Fuck That.” FKA Twigs Plays A Goddess In 'Two Weeks' Video: Watch Follow the streetfighting…

  8. Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

    November 21, 2014 1:57 PM EST It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift (25 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), has departed for pop music with her latest album, 1989 . Meanwhile, Garth Brooks , who has sold more albums than…

  9. Rixton Discuss Their Bizarre Pre-Show Ritual and Treating Every Concert Like It's at Wembley

    November 21, 2014 12:57 PM EST Compared to their compadres Mary Lambert and Betty Who , British band Rixton are the babies of the AmEx AIR bunch. While the female Artists in Residence are riding high on the success of their first major-label albums, the young lads from Manchester are still a few months away from the…

  10. '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…

  11. Exclusive: Hinder Premieres New Song 'Hit the Ground,' Talks 2015 Studio Album

    November 21, 2014 11:15 AM EST Hinder shares the lyric video for the hard rockin' anthem that will appear on its new album. Hinder is back with a new album for 2015, and Billboard has the first peek at the new music. For its fifth studio album, the hard-rocking Oklahoma band introduces the driving guitar ballad “Hit…

  12. Happy Birthday, Bjork! 10 Unforgettable Tracks Revisited

    November 21, 2014 11:06 AM EST Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork is many things -- she’s an artist, influencer and has made a career by not fitting into any stereotypical molds. She takes risks (ahem, infamous swan dress ) and lets her unique voice speak for itself. Even Beavis and Butt-head tried to wrap their heads…

  13. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard…

  14. Ty Herndon on Coming Out: 'In the Country World, Hell Yes It's a Big Deal'

    November 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST Country fans with long memories and/or a keen sense of gay-dar have long wondered if the deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington on Nashville was modeled on Ty Herndon , who had a series of No. 1 country hits in the mid- and late ‘90s. While it’s unclear whether…

  15. One Direction, Lionel Richie & Katy Perry Win at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2014 9:46 PM EST One Direction , Lionel Richie and Katy Perry lead the list of winners at Billboard 's 11th annual Touring Awards, held Thursday (Nov. 20) at New York's Edison Ballroom. 1D, who was not in attendance, took home the awards for Top Draw and Top Tour, with grosses in excess of $290…

  16. Exclusive: Watch Circa Survive On Tour in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

    November 20, 2014 6:26 PM EST Circa Survive is currently touring North America in support of is forthcoming fifth LP Descensus , due Nov. 24 on Sumerian Records. To help their worldwide fans keep up, the trippy Anthony Green -fronted band has shared a brand new episode in their video tour diary, which Billboard is…

  17. Big K.R.I.T. Claims No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 20, 2014 5:53 PM EST Meanwhile, Eminem lands on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs & O.T. Genasis debuts with 'CoCo.' Big K.R.I.T. scores his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the entrance of Cadillactica , moving 44,000 in first-week sales (his best week ever), according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  18. Fox Beats 'American Idol' Racism Lawsuit

    November 20, 2014 4:54 PM EST Ten African-American contestants contended that their disqualifications occurred out of racial animus. Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in…

  19. Hear Yoko Ono & the Flaming Lips Cover John Lennon's 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'

    November 20, 2014 4:44 PM EST Around this time of year, John Lennon 's 1971 song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" becomes one of the most-covered songs on radio -- but we've got a promising one here with some strong connections to the original. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends':…

  20. American Music Awards Quiz: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Lady Gaga & More

    November 20, 2014 2:15 PM EST Hey pop music experts -- how well have you been paying attention to the AMAs? By letting fans decide who wins each award via popular vote, there's a sense of democracy to the American Music Awards, which will be held this year from Nov. 23 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.…

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