1. Music Legend Marianne Faithfull Dishes on Her Famous Friends -- From David Bowie to Metallica

    November 24, 2014 4:50 PM EST For the past 50 years,  Marianne Faithfull  has been one of the music world’s most singular characters: a Swinging London teen icon and mid-’60s girlfriend of Mick Jagger , a notorious heroin addict who revived her career in 1979 with the landmark Broken English and, most of all, a singer…

  2. From Sugarhill Gang to Trinidad James, a Look at the Influences of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'

    November 24, 2014 10:01 AM EST Part of the excitement of Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk," the just-released kickoff single from the DJ/producer's  Uptown Special is catching the allusions to one early '80s funk/R&B classic after another. Even on Ronson's own Facebook page fans cite "…

  3. Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas' Opens at No. 1 in U.K. With Huge Sales

    November 24, 2014 4:56 AM EST Band Aid 30’s updated “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year to date, selling 312,000 downloads to go straight to No. 1. Sunday's (Nov. 23) new Official Charts Company data also saw One Direction debut atop the album…

  4. American Music Awards 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 24, 2014 12:17 AM EST One Direction's Harry Styles & Niall Horan make sure to stay in the audience for J.Lo & Iggy's 'Booty' fest, and more behind-the-scenes action. At Sunday night's American Music Awards , you saw Selena Gomez bare her heart -- and Iggy Azalea and…

  5. 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,…

  6. 'SNL' Recap: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Bring the Funk With Mystikal, Cameron Diaz Raps & More

    November 23, 2014 11:45 AM EST As expected, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson brought some major funk to Saturday Night Live ’s Thanksgiving show on Nov. 22. Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Are Impossibly Cool in 'Uptown Funk' Video The superstar pop crooner and retro-cool writer/producer turned the SNL musical stage…

  7. Why Queen Latifah’s Reign in Syndication Is Ending

    November 22, 2014 12:00 AM EST Her show wasn’t growing -- which made it impossible to justify the cost. Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. It is expensive to launch a new syndicated show, hard to make inroads against…

  8. Listen to the Neighbourhood Get Hip-Hop With '#icanteven,' Featuring French Montana

    November 21, 2014 9:57 PM EST After telling Billboard this summer that "rock and roll is completely dead," it makes sense we're getting pretty solid hip-hop tracks from The Neighbourhood now, who were at least originally been pretty easily categorized as "indie rock."   The Neighbourhood Q&A…

  9. Listen to Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Folk Ballad, 'The Hanging Tree'

    November 21, 2014 9:12 PM EST Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen's haunting folk song, "The Hanging Tree," is now streaming online as it will appear on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 score album. Jennifer Lawrence , who plays Everdeen in the film series, sings the song over arrangement by composer…

  10. 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. …

  11. Watch Beyoncé Shake It For a Laugh in Goofy Homemade '7/11' Video

    November 21, 2014 7:43 PM EST After Beyoncé 's "7/11" and "Ring Off" got a surprise drop Thursday , the reigning R&B queen has now dropped an awesome homemade video for "7/11." Can't Get To Paris? Let Beyonce Take You In it, the Queen B dances around what's presumably a…

  12. Listen to Three Leaked Songs From Selena Gomez's New 'For You'

    November 21, 2014 6:58 PM EST Three songs off Selena Gomez 's upcoming For You greatest hits, alternate takes and remix compilation have been leaked. They are the new "Do It," "My Dilemma 2.0" that's a remix of "My Dilemma" off her 2011 When The Sun Goes Down album, and a Boy…

  13. Idris Elba Talks Producing His Star-Studded New Album, His Most Embarrassing DJ Moment and Going 'Toe-to-Toe' With Biz Markie

    November 21, 2014 3:35 PM EST Big Driis has left the building. That was the name British actor Idris Elba, 42, known for his roles in Thor and Pacific Rim , went by in the early 2000s, when he moonlighted as a DJ around the world during his breakout run on HBO's The Wire . "He has retired," says Elba,…

  14. Kool & the Gang on 'Keeping the Brand Alive,' the Origin of 'Celebration' and Being the Most-Sampled Band in History

    November 21, 2014 12:45 PM EST At Billboard's 11th annual touring awards, the "Spirit of the Boogie" panel -- a conversation with Kool & the Gang -- demonstrated that flexibility plays a crucial role in a band's longevity. Groups often solidify as they get older: they settle in and focus. In an…

  15. Tomorrow's Hits: Bahamas, Kyla La Grange & Olivia Lane

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Bahamas A synch in a commercial starring James Franco for Verizon's Droid Turbo has spurred interest in Bahamas' "All the Time"…

  16. Watch Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Get Ready for 'SNL' With Cameron Diaz

    November 21, 2014 6:50 AM EST Saturday Night Live 's 40th season is bringing Cameron Diaz on board to host this weekend, and she'll be joined by musical guests Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson . The duo will perform their new single "Uptown Funk," which Ronson recently told Billboard is "one of Bruno…

  17. Nicki Minaj Set For Second ‘Saturday Night Live’ Musical Guest Appearance

    November 20, 2014 10:51 PM EST Nicki Minaj is returning to Saturday Night Live ! One Direction to Perform on 'Saturday Night Live' The rapper will serve as SNL ’s musical guest on Dec. 6 with actor James Franco taking on hosting duties.   Minaj’s SNL booking arrives ahead of her third album, The Pinkprint ,…

  18. Morrissey Walks Off Stage Mid-Show Afer Getting Heckled in Warsaw

    November 20, 2014 10:01 PM EST Morrissey is about as well known these days for not playing shows as he is for playing them. His cancellations have a variety of reasons, but mostly his general moodiness generally gets the most attention. Still, it must have been something pretty nasty that an audience member said to the…

  19. Listen to Beyoncé's Two New Tracks, '7/11' & 'Ring Off'

    November 20, 2014 9:41 PM EST UPDATE: "7/11" has since been pulled down. "Out of nowhere" seems to be Beyoncé's new go-to move, because she just dropped two new tracks without warning.  "7/11" and "Ring Off" are both included in the deluxe repackaging of her self…

  20. Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out As Gay in Personal YouTube Video

    November 20, 2014 8:55 PM EST Country singer Billy Gilman came out as gay online Thursday, hours after fellow country act Ty Herndon revealed he was gay as well .  The former child country star -- best known for 2000's tender "One Voice" -- broke the news in a personal video posted to YouTube, addressing…

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