1. Billboard Touring Awards Finalists Announced

    October 30, 2014 12:02 PM EDT One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Paul McCartney and the teams behind them to be honored at awards gala. Finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards , including One Direction , Katy Perry , Justin Timberlake …

  2. Remember That Time Rihanna Performed Destiny's Child Songs for Destiny's Child?

    October 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Are you currently going through life totally unaware of the fact that, in 2005, Rihanna was an up-and-comer who was chosen, along with Amerie and Teairra Marí , to perform a Destiny's Child medley at the 2005 World Music Awards where Destiny's Child was being honored? Stay in the…

  3. Rap Group RACK Boyz Among 29 Charged in Bank Fraud Scheme

    October 29, 2014 9:47 PM EDT Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bank fraud scheme that included wooing participants through social media and Internet videos, federal and state authorities said Wednesday (Oct. 29). "Card cracking,…

  4. Suge Knight & Katt Williams Charged With Robbery

    October 29, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday (Oct. 29) after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month. Prosecutors say Williams and Knight, who founded Death Row Records, were arrested Wednesday. Knight has a prior…

  5. Who Dominated the Country Charts in 1984? The Top 5 Acts -- From Willie Nelson to George Strait

    October 29, 2014 5:49 PM EDT By 1984, country music had begun to regain the stylistic focus it had surrendered to the brief and artistically confused Urban Cowboy period. Nearly as quickly as they had arrived, the new audience that the 1980 film had brought to country music moved on, leaving the genre with a restless,…

  6. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week, Hozier Hits Top 10

    October 29, 2014 2:44 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' rules for an eighth week, becoming the longest-leading No. 1 ever on Epic Records. Plus, singer/songwriter Hozier soars 33-9 with 'Take Me to Church.' Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for an…

  7. Exclusive: Mad Decent's Toy Selectah & Camilo Lara Reveal Star-Studded 'Compass' Album

    October 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Due in early 2015, the album features Boy George, Toots & the Maytals, Kool A.D., Sly & Robbie, and more. Billboard is excited to announce a hyper-collaborative new project featuring more than 80 collaborations from over four continents. Mad Decent's Toy Selectah has…

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Is a Really, Really Good Coach

    October 29, 2014 5:26 AM EDT Someone get Taylor Swift a spinning red chair ASAP. The Voice's revived knockout rounds continued on Tuesday night, with Swift sitting in as a universal guest mentor to the contestants of Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams . And for the second night this…

  9. A$AP Rocky & Chanel Iman Reportedly Split

    October 29, 2014 4:10 AM EDT A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman are no longer an item. The rapper and his model girlfriend had been dating for a year and were splashed in the press as one of the hottest young Hollywood couples. But their hectic careers apparently pushed them apart.  ASAP Rocky in Topman and Chanel Iman in…

  10. Robbie Williams Live-Tweets Video of His Wife in Labor

    October 28, 2014 10:52 PM EDT If people thought parenthood would make Robbie Williams  grow up, they were sorely mistaken. The star tweeted videos of his wife in labor while he danced and serenaded her through the ordeal. Williams, formerly of Take That and his wife, actress  Ayda Field , initially both have fun…

  11. Linda Komorsky Liker, Music Industry Veteran, Dies at 70

    October 28, 2014 9:58 PM EDT She worked with Graham Nash, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman & Sting. Linda Komorsky Liker , a music publishing executive and adviser, died Sunday after being struck by a car as she crossed a street in Los Angeles. She was 70. Liker served as senior vp and GM at Dimensional Music Publishing,…

  12. Cyndi Lauper on Her Iconic 'She's So Unusual' Album: The Songs 'Were About Empowering All Us Freaks'

    October 28, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Women didn't always rule the Hot 100 . In 1984, female artists accounted for only four of the 20 songs to reach No. 1: Deniece Williams , Tina Turner , Madonna and Cyndi Lauper , a Queens-born singer with a four-octave range and a Day-Glo sense of style. Lauper's 1983 solo debut,…

  13. What Is Bad? A Worst Songs Countdown Goes Beyond Good and Evil

    October 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT What do “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Stairway To Heaven” have in common? Both make a prominent appearance among the 88 worst songs of all time, as voted by listeners of triple-A WXPN Philadelphia . WXPN unveiled the listing last Saturday, Oct. 25, as the kicker to its countdown of its top…

  14. The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Reintroduces Knockout Round

    October 28, 2014 3:54 AM EDT The Voice's knockout rounds were revived on Monday night, with universal guest mentor Taylor Swift in the ring for rehearsals. Equally advising the contestants of Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams , the "Shake It Off" singer doled out her top tips…

  15. The Academy of Country Music Awards Celebrates Milestone with 'This Is Country' Book

    October 28, 2014 1:40 AM EDT Next year will be an important one for the Academy of Country Music Awards. The Los Angeles-based organization will celebrate the 50th anniversary since its first trophies were first presented in 1965. And, to celebrate, the show will be headed on the road for a one-time-only trip to AT&…

  16. William H. Macy Dishes on His Selena Gomez-Starring Film and Why One Direction Are 'Wankers'

    October 27, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Music is a main character in Rudderless , actor William H. Macy's directorial debut. The film, released Oct. 17 by Samuel Goldwyn Films, follows a father (Billy Crudup) forming a band in the wake of his son's death, and features songs penned by Simon Steadman and Charlton Pettus…

  17. Steven Tyler's Surprise Hawaiian Birthday-Party Gig and More Insider Scoop

    October 27, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Steven Tyler's Metal Mahalo Watch your back, Joe Perry . Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler made a guest appearance at Hawaiian musician Uncle Willie K 's 54th birthday bash at Migrant Restaurant at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui. Tyler, 66, who owns a house on Maui…

  18. Ryn Weaver's Semi-Charmed Life: Why The Internet Is Infatuated with the 'OctaHate' Singer

    October 27, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Benny Blanco thinks she’s a sure thing. Charli XCX is working with her on a top-secret project. She cries easily, loves Samuel Beckett and blew up the Web with her debut single. Inside the rise and inevitable takeover of Ryn Weaver. Ryn Weaver is sprawled out on the bed in the cluttered…

  19. The Ryman Auditorium -- Country's Hallowed Home -- Kicks Off a $14 Million Facelift

    October 27, 2014 3:45 PM EDT Country music’s hallowed home kicks off a $14 million renovation. Catching a concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is considered to be an ­unparalleled, even religious experience -- but that’s not stopping the Mother Church of Country Music, owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, from…

  20. Taylor Swift Gets Praise from Lady Antebellum After Star-Studded Set Feat. Pharrell, Iggy Azalea and More

    October 27, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Today is release date for Taylor Swift ’s 1989 , the former country superstar’s first big pop album. As part of a huge promotional blitz for the album Swift shared the Hollywood Bowl stage Friday night with Pharrell Williams , Sia , Iggy Azalea , Ariana Grande and many more as part of CBS…

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