1. Watch James Marsden Sing Garth Brooks With Lady Antebellum

    October 08, 2014 8:58 PM EDT Get this man a country contract ASAP. We knew he was from Oklahoma, but we had no idea James Marsden could sing country like this. Exclusive Premiere: 'The Best of Me' Soundtrack Goes Country When the actor and his Best of Me co-stars stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest on…

  2. AC/DC Reveals ‘Rock Or Bust’ Tracklist, Drops First Single ‘Play Ball’: Listen

    October 08, 2014 2:38 AM EDT AC/DC fans, it’s game on. The Aussie rock titans have served up "Play Ball," their first new recording in six years, and they've shared the tracklist and artwork for their upcoming album release.  The new single has debuted on radio Down Under and it's offered as an…

  3. Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Hits Real-Time Trending 140 Chart -- Is Hot 100 Next?

    October 07, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Fallon's collab with will.i.am blasts onto the real-time Trending 140, and 'Tonight Show' host has his eye on Hot 100 next. Could Jimmy Fallon 's dream to hit, if not conquer, the Billboard Hot 100 come true? On Monday, the host of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring…

  4. Emerging Picks of the Week: Elliphant, Ryan Hemsworth & Ces Cru

    October 07, 2014 4:00 PM EDT To begin October, we've compiled some of our favorite tracks that landed debuts on the latest Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Give them a listen below and be sure to look out for their upcoming projects. Elliphant ft. MØ, "One More" Fresh off a track with Skrillex…

  5. Tinashe, 'Aquarius': Track-by-Track Review

    October 07, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Tinashe 's arrival on the mainstream music landscape comes at a time when experimental R&B is rapidly crescendoing. Yet even within the ranks of emerging women singers showing just how quirky and eccentric they can be ( Jhené Aiko , Kelela , BANKS ), Tinashe may be the songbird…

  6. Fleetwood Mac Relives Past Peaks & Lows at Madison Square Garden Concert

    October 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT In the setlist created for Fleetwood Mac 's latest tour -- the first in 16 years with singer and keyboardist Christine McVie -- Fleetwood Mac leaves plenty of room for inter-song stories. And for good reason: This band's personal dramas are nearly as legendary as its music, and…

  7. Mariah Carey Changes Song Lyrics, Sparks Rumors Nick Cannon Cheated

    October 07, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Oh good, we've now gotten to the icky part in Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's possible separation. Nick Cannon Breaks Silence on Divorce Rumors While performing  Billie Holiday 's classic "Don't Explain" in Tokyo over the weekend, Carey changed the lyrics to the…

  8. Rising Australian Singer Josef Salvat: From Studying Law to Studying Sia

    October 03, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The 25-year-old is signed to Columbia and prepping an album for next year, but his new EP, 'In Your Prime,' is already gaining steam. Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London who deals in soulful, and sometimes sorrowful, electro-pop. His debut EP Hustler…

  9. Exclusive Premiere: 'The Best of Me' Soundtrack Goes Country With Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Other Stars

    October 03, 2014 3:04 PM EDT The music in the new film The Best Of Me (in theaters Oct. 17), based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel, has a country edge to it. The soundtrack, which will be released on Tuesday, features many of the format’s top artists -- including Hunter Hayes , Thomas Rhett , Thompson…

  10. Watch Fergie Talk New Music & Nude Selfies

    October 02, 2014 5:51 PM EDT Fergie stopped by L.A.'s Power 106 to talk about her "planned hiatus," her new single "L.A. Love (La La)" and celebrity nudes . Watch the interview below: After years of touring and recording with the Black Eyed Peas and as a solo star, Fergie stepped out of the…

  11. Music Companies Not Spared as Stocks Tumble

    October 01, 2014 5:14 PM EDT It was a tough day on Wall Street. Publicly traded music companies fared no better than any other as stocks across the market plunged on Wednesday. Sparked by weak economic data in the United States and Europe, equity markets suffered from widespread selling by investors seeking safer…

  12. Jordin Sparks Steps Out After Jason Derulo Split

    September 27, 2014 8:02 PM EDT Jordin Sparks just wants to have fun. After it was revealed on Thursday (Sept. 25)  she and Jason Derulo broke up , the singer stepped out Friday (Sept. 26) to attend the Catalina Film Festival premiere of "Left Behind." Sparks even brought a very special date along for the…

  13. Eric Church Confirms Baby #2 On The Way

    September 27, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Get those blue baby gifts ready. Eric Church is about to be a dad again. A rep for the singer confirmed the news to CMT . According to CMT, Church sparked baby rumors after he reportedly changed the lyric in his song "Sinners Like Me" during a stop on his Outsiders World Tour,…

  14. Jordin Sparks Tweets About Jason Derulo Breakup

    September 26, 2014 5:28 PM EDT Jordin Sparks appeared upbeat Friday (Sept. 26) on Twitter after it was revealed Thursday that she and her boyfriend of three years, Jason Derulo , broke up.  Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. — Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) September 26, 2014 Derulo hasn&…

  15. Five Questions with BitTorrent's Chief Content Guy About Thom Yorke's Surprise Record

    September 26, 2014 1:41 PM EDT About two hours ago at the time of this writing, BitTorrent and Thom Yorke foisted a surprise upon us in the form of a new solo record,  Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (which has been downloaded 34,800 times in that period), from the ever-shimmying (in our minds, at least) musician. The…

  16. Brandy, 'Brandy' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    September 26, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In 1994, the biggest worry in Brandy 's small world was an unrequited crush. For those of us coming of age in the mid-'90s, life was similarly low-strung. Silly boys and stupid cliques ran our conscience. But these were things that were achingly tragic to a teenager. Four months…

  17. Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Lars Ulrich and Top Execs on the $1.3 Billion Up for Grabs

    September 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Six visionaries talk about what's working, what's not, why a Coke Zero concert in Antarctica makes sense and how the industry can catch up to sports' $12 billion gold mine. The day after he joins Billboard in New York for a discussion on music and branding, Lars Ulrich will…

  18. Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks Break Up

    September 25, 2014 4:45 PM EDT File under: News that's the worst. Jason Derulo  and  Jordin Sparks  have ended their relationship, according to E! News . The site says the split is mutual and that they'll remain friends. Derulo first confirmed the two were a couple in January 2012. Their last red-carpet…

  19. Three Six Zero Group Focuses on International Expansion With UK Executive Moves

    September 24, 2014 10:59 AM EDT Music management and entertainment company Three Six Zero Group announced a number of executive shufflings Wednesday, including new appointments to its London-based UK office and the relocation of chief operating officer James Sealey to Los Angeles to run worldwide operations from the…

  20. What's The Best 'The Voice' Coach Collaboration? Vote Now!

    September 22, 2014 6:52 PM EDT “The Voice” at long last returns on Monday night (Sept. 22) with a pair of new superstars, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, joining incumbent coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Since the show launched in the U.S. in 2011, one of the more exciting aspects has been the collaborations…

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