1. Album Review: Lady Antebellum Moves Away From Its Comfort Zone on ‘747’

    September 30, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Lady A secured its crossover star status with country- and AC-approved hits "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss," but little in the group's repertoire has elevated it beyond midtempo maestros -- until now. Lady Antebellum Talk Soaring to a New Sound on '747'…

  2. Prince Talks Tech, Talent & His Own Slice of Musical 'Heaven'

    September 30, 2014 12:13 AM EDT Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a back seat once Prince -- sitting in the…

  3. Watch Mayer Hawthorne & Kendrick Lamar's Rashida Jones-Directed 'Crime' Video

    September 29, 2014 10:06 PM EDT Partying never looked so hard to do as in Mayer Hawthorne 's new video for "Crime."  How a 'Parks & Rec' EP Got She & Him, Childish Gambino & Superchunk to Play His Backyard Actress Rashida Jones ( Parks and Recreation , The Social Network ) directs the…

  4. g.o.d to Bring Reunion Tour to East & West Coast Arenas

    September 29, 2014 7:53 PM EDT The classic K-pop band will play the Los Angeles and New Jersey areas. g.o.d  is making their reunion an international affair. One of K-pop's most famous boy bands of all time has announced two huge U.S. concerts as part of their 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert tour. The quintet will…

  5. Watch Adam Levine Become an American Psycho in Maroon 5's 'Animals' Video

    September 29, 2014 7:08 PM EDT Halloween comes early for Adam Levine & Victoria's Secret model wife Behati Prinsloo. Is it Halloween already? In Maroon 5 's just-released "Animals" video, frontman Adam Levine stalks his new wife, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo , in between…

  6. Niykee Heaton Heats Up, With Assistance From Russell Simmons

    September 29, 2014 5:52 PM EDT Niykee Heaton 's debut EP, Bad Intentions , was released last Tuesday to noteworthy buzz, topping the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart (and quickly nestling into the top 10 in the iTunes Store). But if you haven't heard one of the EP's six tracks on the radio, don&…

  7. Hear Aretha Franklin Cover Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

    September 29, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The Queen is back, and she has her sights set on reworking one of the biggest hits of the decade. On Monday (Sept. 29), Aretha Franklin debuted her cover of Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" on YouTube, her first single since 2011. The Queen of Soul's version is the lead…

  8. Urban Outfitters Doesn't Sell the Most Vinyl

    September 29, 2014 3:42 PM EDT While Urban Outfitters may be telling the world that it is the world's premier seller of vinyl, record label executives tell Billboard that Amazon is the largest retailer selling the format. Reportedly, Urban Outfitters chief administrative officer Calvin Hollinger made that claim to…

  9. Exclusive: Brandy Breaks Down the Songs of Her Self-Titled Debut 20 Years Later

    September 27, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Brandy gives Billboard a song-by-song breakdown of her first album, released Sept. 27, 1994. Like many of her fans 20 years later, Brandy can still remember the first time she heard her debut single “I Wanna Be Down” on the radio in the late summer of 1994. Brandy, 'Brandy' at 20:…

  10. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Hudson Interview, Nick Hakim Performance & 'Brandy' 20-Year Anniversary

    September 26, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's associate editor Steven Horowitz and I discuss the current state of R&B including new artists ( Daniel Caesar , Nick Hakim ), upcoming releases ( Jennifer Hudson ’s JHUD , Keyshia Cole 's Point Of No Return ) and…

  11. Jozif, 'Good Man' (Matt Tolfrey Remix): Exclusive Premiere

    September 26, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Los Angeles imprint Culprit is celebrating its fifth anniversary in style. Originally formed by members of L.A. DJ collective Droog , Culprit’s diverse blend of international stars like Jamie Jones and homegrown talent like Justin Jay have helped it emerge as a credible West Coast voice in…

  12. 'X' Marks the No. 1 Spot: Chris Brown Rules Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 26, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Chris Brown 's X scores the singer his fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , entering with 145,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sales sum is his best debut sales week since F.A.M.E arrived at No. 1 with 270,000 units in 2011. Chris Brown Bound to the Top of Artist…

  13. 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…

  14. Jennifer Hudson: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 17 (Watch)

    September 26, 2014 11:57 AM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe…

  15. Motionless in White Roars Onto Top Rock Albums at No. 1

    September 26, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Motionless In White scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart , and its best-ever sales week, as Reincarnate debuts with 31,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The goth-metal band also enters the top 10 of the Billboard 200 (No. 9) and leads Hard Rock Albums for…

  16. Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History

    September 26, 2014 10:48 AM EDT In the ’80s, a doctor warned Stevie Nicks that if she did one more line of cocaine, she’d have a brain hemorrhage. Three decades later, she's still here -- and she has plenty of stories to tell. Stevie Nicks was sitting in her den in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades recently,…

  17. Kele On His ‘Intimate, Immersive’ New Album & The Future of Bloc Party

    September 25, 2014 3:07 PM EDT “I don’t think I ever want to make a record completely in isolation,” says the U.K. artist. Trick is the second solo album from Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke, and the second full-length in which the 32-year-old singer-songwriter-DJ-producer deviates from Bloc Party’s guitar-packed…

  18. TomorrowWorld 2014 Preview: 9 Sets Not to Miss

    September 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Following a successful debut last fall, TomorrowWorld enters its sophomore year beginning this Friday (Sept. 26). Last year’s inaugural edition brought more than 120,000 visitors from 75 different countries to Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills, and this year’s deep and diverse lineup bodes well…

  19. Watch Pharrell's 'NBA 2K15' In-Game Cameo

    September 24, 2014 6:44 PM EDT Pharrell 's onboard NBA 2K15 as the video game's soundtrack curator , even pulling Shaq   out of rap retirement to get on the mix, but his role with the game doesn't end there.  Pharrell Williams To Curate 'NBA 2K15' Soundtrack: 'I'm Pumped & Excited&…

  20. Meghan Trainor No. 1 On Hot 100, Jeremih Hits Top 10, Jennifer Lopez Debuts

    September 24, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' leads an all-female top five for a third week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Jeremih's 'Don't Tell 'Em' jumps 12-10 and Jennifer Lopez blasts in at No. 18 with 'Booty.' Meghan Trainor's ode to booty…

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