1. All About That Baste: Recipe for a Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 26, 2014 12:05 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack. We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you've…

  2. Prince Charles, Paul McCartney and Lily Allen Toast PRS For Music's Centennial

    November 26, 2014 9:00 AM EST Late last week, their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at their official London residence, Clarence House, to celebrate 100 years of U.K. collection society  PRS for Music .  Sir Paul McCartney , Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber , Ray Davies ,…

  3. Darius Rucker's First Christmas Album a Mix of Crooner & Modern

    November 25, 2014 5:31 PM EST Home for the Holidays is the first holiday album from Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker . The Grand Ole Opry member tells Billboard it was something he had been considering for awhile. "The label has been asking for the last four or five years if I was going to do a…

  4. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban Notch New No. 1s

    November 24, 2014 4:35 PM EST And that's not all: Jennifer Lopez, Big Sean and George Ezra join in taking over atop tallies this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  5. Selena Gomez Delivers Somber ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ Performance at AMAs: Watch

    November 23, 2014 9:46 PM EST 0 Although Selena Gomez is known for upbeat dance-pop hits like “Come & Get It” and “Love You Like a Love Song,” the 22-year-old slowed down the tempo of the 2014 American Music Awards with her personal new single “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” The performance was part of a…

  6. Banks Wants to Perform for Aliens and Other Inside Scoop

    November 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST Banks Opens Up Corpse Bride  director  Tim Burton  might want to take a meeting with  Banks . The Goddess singer-songwriter (born  Jillian Banks ), 26, tells Overheard that she and her best friend have written a number of short stories based upon a character they call “Inside-Out Girl”…

  7. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: Mary J. Blige Reveals 5 Important Life Lessons

    November 20, 2014 6:52 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Mary J. Blige has plenty of reasons to celebrate. She's marking two years of sobriety and set to release her crazily anticipated new album The London Sessions, a thrilling new LP featuring contributions from soul newcomer Sam Smith and…

  8. Taylor Swift No. 1, Pentatonix Jingles Up Artist 100

    November 20, 2014 4:35 PM EST Swift stays atop the tally, while the vocal act surges thanks to its hit holiday album. No surprise here: Taylor Swift tallies a record-extending fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The Artist 100 provides the first weekly ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity…

  9. Watch Idina Menzel & Michael Buble's Adorable 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Video

    November 18, 2014 10:49 AM EST "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a Christmas classic, but its lyrics haven't aged as well as the melody. That's why the video for the track by Idina Menzel and Michael Bubl é  -- off Menzel's holiday album, Holiday Wishes -- changes things up by having the song…

  10. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

    November 17, 2014 4:57 PM EST The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  11. Get To Know Solange's (Rumored) Fiance, Video Director Alan Ferguson: A Playlist

    November 15, 2014 9:06 PM EST Wedding bells may soon be ringing. Yes, Solange Knowles will reportedly be a married woman come Monday morning. According to a report , the "Losing You" singer is set to marry video director (and longtime love) Alan Ferguson on Sunday (Nov. 16) in New Orleans. With the couple…

  12. Hollywood Film Awards: Winners List

    November 14, 2014 8:46 PM EST Robert Duvall and Keira Knightley are early winners Friday's  Hollywood Film Awards  saw  David  Fincher 's  Gone Girl  take home the top prize. Accepting the award, star  Ben Affleck  thanked his director for keeping the shoot cold during a controversial scene in which you (…

  13. Country Stars on Taylor Going Pop: 'Taylor Swift Can Do What Taylor Swift Wants to Do'

    November 14, 2014 8:15 AM EST If you're not holed up in a cave somewhere, you might have heard that Taylor Swift 's million-selling 1989 marks her official departure from country music. This might have ruffled feathers in some quarters, but the "haters" Taylor sings about in her No. 1 hit "Shake…

  14. Album Review: Garth Brooks' 'Man Against Machine' Marks a Solid Return for the Country Star

    November 12, 2014 2:49 PM EST When Garth Brooks was asked at a July press conference what his first studio album in 13 years would sound like, he replied, "Garth music" -- and damned if he wasn't on the money. Man Against Machine is no reinvention, but rather a continuation. As the top-selling artist of…

  15. Spooky Black & The Stand4rd Prove They're No Bedroom Project at SOBs

    November 10, 2014 10:45 AM EST "This is a legendary motherfucking night," roared DJ Khaled , onstage in a black fur-collared leather coat and enough gold and sparkles to drown a man. One of hip-hop's reigning polymaths had come to SOBs in Lower Manhattan to introduce to the city, and the world at large,…

  16. Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them

    November 10, 2014 9:00 AM EST Is Mark Ronson  the hardest-working producer in the music business? In pursuit of the perfect groove, the British/American DJ and guitarist helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily Allen , and Wale . A star-studded fourth solo album,  Uptown Special , is due in January through RCA.…

  17. Hunter Hayes Talks Tattoo Your Name Tour, Collaborations & More During CMA Awards Week

    November 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "We decided to amp it up and do everything twice as much." CMA Awards week is jammed packed with various functions for all country artists, from beginning to end. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big The week began with awards presentations from SESAC,…

  18. Album Review: Azealia Banks Surprises on 'Broke With Expensive Taste'

    November 07, 2014 1:55 PM EST Liking a project by someone as divisive as rapper Azealia Banks presents its own challenge: separating the artist from the art. Since beguiling listeners with her X-rated firestarter "212" in 2011, the Harlem, N.Y. native quickly dimmed her buzz with a spattering of public feuds…

  19. Watch Selena Gomez Cry, Sing 'The Heart Wants What It Wants' in Possibly Justin Bieber-Inspired Video

    November 06, 2014 10:47 AM EST Is this  Selena Gomez 's " Everytime " moment? Gomez is getting personal in her latest music video, opening up about relationship troubles (presumably with on-again, off-again boyfriend  Justin Bieber , although no name is explicitly mentioned). "When I was on…

  20. Prince's Band 3RDEYEGIRL Apologizes for Confusion Around Rumored Toronto Show

    November 04, 2014 11:06 PM EST Prince 's band 3RDEYEGIRL released an apology to their fans regarding a rumored Prince show in Toronto on Tuesday (Nov. 4) that saw hundreds line up in the cold and rain with the hopes of obtaining a ticket for a secret concert at Massey Hall. "We are thankful for the outpouring…

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