1. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Breaks YouTube Video Counter

    December 03, 2014 4:07 PM EST When people say something broke the Internet, they're usually exaggerating. But when we say viral K-pop star Psy broke (at least part of) the Internet on Monday, we're being quite literal. According to YouTube, "Gangnam Style" has now been viewed so many times -- more…

  2. How Well Do You Know 2014's Biggest Hits? Take Billboard's Hot 100 Quiz

    December 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST As 2014 comes to a close, we're looking back on the singles, albums and artists who made a huge impact on the Billboard Hot 100 this year (and a few who didn't fare so well). How well do you think you know the hit music of 2014? Take our Hot 100 quiz below and find out. News Joe…

  3. Billboard Year-End Awards: Best Hater Handler, Indie-est Album, Best Career Save & More

    December 02, 2014 3:00 PM EST Grammys , AMAs , CMAs, Oscars -- none of them are as important as the year-end awards you're about to witness. From Best Hater Handler to Most Ironic Arrest to Most Memorable Use of Cheesy '80s Guitar in a 2014 Movie, these are awards that actually mean something. Chosen by peers…

  4. Madonna Bests Paul McCartney As World's Richest Recording Artist

    December 02, 2014 1:43 PM EST Madonna tops a new list of the world's wealthiest recording artists, besting fellow 1 percenters Paul McCartney and Dr. Dre . According to Wealth-X's net worth valuation of the pop queen, Madge is worth a staggering $800 million. That's significantly less than the one billion…

  5. Maureen Kenny Joins Atlantic as SVP of A&R

    December 02, 2014 1:25 PM EST Maureen Kenny is Atlantic Records' new svp of A&R, the label announced on Tuesday. The industry veteran arrives from Republic Records, where she worked with bands ranging from Of Monsters and Men to Weezer in her role as vp of A&R. Prior to joining Republic in 2011, Kenny spent…

  6. Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Will Front U2 for World AIDS Day Concert

    December 01, 2014 4:09 PM EST With Bono still recovering from a nasty bike accident he suffered in Central Park , two rock titans are fronting U2 during his absence at Monday night's (Dec. 1) World AIDS Day (RED) concert in Times Square. Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin (whose band owes more…

  7. NSFW: Madonna Flaunts Nipples in 'Interview' Magazine

    December 01, 2014 3:29 PM EST Get Into the Boob. Taylor Swift recently told Time magazine that one of the most horrifying things she can imagine is a future grandchild finding a photo of a younger Swift and asking, "Grandma, is that your nipple?" That's clearly never been a concern for Madonna .…

  8. How Do One Direction's First-Week Album Sales Compare to Other Boy Bands?

    December 01, 2014 12:40 PM EST One Direction  just made history, again. When Four debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , they became the only group in the chart's 58-year history to see their first four albums debut at the list's top slot. The world's biggest boy band moved 387,000 copies of Four in the…

  9. Bastille Share Haim Collaboration 'Bite Down'

    November 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST Even though Bastille have one studio album to their name (2013's Bad Blood featuring the breakthrough hit "Pompeii,") the prolific newcomers are about to release their third mixtape on Dec 10. Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) features the U.K. rockers working…

  10. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 10 Best Musical Moments

    November 27, 2014 12:16 PM EST When the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade hits Manhattan each year, it means one thing -- it's a miracle if you can find a New York resident anywhere near 34th Street. Locals might be scarce in Midtown Manhattan, but celebrities, Broadway dancers and musicians are available in…

  11. Prince Deletes Twitter & Facebook Accounts

    November 25, 2014 5:23 PM EST Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince  ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday (Nov. 25). Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the Internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing…

  12. Ted Nugent Posts Offensive, Illogical Ferguson Rant

    November 25, 2014 11:32 AM EST For better or worse (hint: worse), classic rocker turned conservative pundit Ted Nugent has weighed in on the Ferguson decision that let police officer Darren Wilson walk scot-free after shooting and killing unarmed civilian Michael Brown. While the decision drew outrage from pop stars…

  13. 10 Grammy Categories You Didn't Know Existed

    November 25, 2014 10:00 AM EST Since debuting in 1959, the annual Grammy Awards have become the most prestigious music awards show in the U.S. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences hands out dozens of trophies every year. But for every Grammy category that's subject to endless speculation and debate,…

  14. See Pink Floyd's 15 Albums Ranked From Highest to Lowest Charting

    November 24, 2014 4:02 PM EST CLICK TO EXPAND & ENLARGE With Pink Floyd 's farewell album The Endless River sitting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 , we're looking back at the incalculably influential British band's history on the U.S. album charts. In the prism-inspired illustration above, we&…

  15. How Did 'Serial' Find Its Music? Thank Nick Thorburn

    November 24, 2014 3:42 PM EST As fans of the runaway hit podcast  Serial  know ,  the notes of the now all-too-familiar jingle that opens each episode can provoke a Pavlovian response from listeners eager to get their latest hit of the addictive story. For the uninitiated:  Serial , a  This American Life  spin-off…

  16. AC/DC Release 'Rock or Bust' Video, Minus Drummer Phil Rudd

    November 24, 2014 12:42 PM EST As the release date for AC/DC 's upcoming album Rock or Bust grows closer, the Australian hard rock gods have graced us with another video from that LP. This one is for the record's riff-heavy title track and features AC/DC performing in the round for legions of ecstatic (mostly…

  17. Beyonce's New 'Platinum Edition' Album Is Streaming on Spotify Now!

    November 24, 2014 11:45 AM EST Less than 24 hours after Taylor Swift took a very public swipe at Spotify at the 2014 AMAs, the only pop artist who can hold a candle to Swift in 2014 just released her brand new album to Spotify on the same day of its official release.  Beyonce 's new release, Beyonce:…

  18. 2014 AMAs: Best, Worst & Weirdest Performances

    November 24, 2014 12:40 AM EST Obviously the American Music Awards are about awards, but the real reason we tune in is to see hit artists delivering performances of their new material. Sometimes they're spectacular, sometimes they're snoozy -- even the best pop stars can swing and miss at the AMAs -- but they…

  19. British Invasion: One Direction Conquer 2014 American Music Awards

    November 23, 2014 11:26 PM EST Even though they're called the American Music Awards , you don't have to be an American to get one.  British-Irish boy band One Direction nabbed three AMAs -- Artist of the Year, Favorite Band/Duo/Group, Favorite Album: Pop/Rock -- Sunday night in Los Angeles. 1D's dominance…

  20. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj & Jessie J Drop 'Bang Bang' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:33 PM EST "Bang Bang" was one of the biggest songs of 2014 -- and also one of the most popular tracks to perform at various 2014 awards shows. 2014 AMAs: See All the Photos When Ariana Grande , Jessie J and Nicki Minaj brought their hit to the 2014 VMAs , they killed it -- despite Minaj&…

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