1. Future Pays Tribute to Fallen Friend in 'Hardly' Video

    October 28, 2014 6:56 AM EDT Future 's Monster mixtape is set to be released sometime today, Oct. 28, and the downloadable follow-up to April's no. 2 album Honest has a new video to hype us up. The clip's for "Hardly," and it's directed by Future himself. The sparse production pays…

  2. Report: Kanye West Turned Down Becoming Las Vegas's Highest-Paid Star

    October 27, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Britney Spears and Celine Dion have made bank in Las Vegas. Kanye West reportedly could've done the same, but, according to TMZ, said "no thanks." The proposed residency for Kanye at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater was brief but lucrative enough to make him Vegas's…

  3. Taylor Swift Will Headline 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    October 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Ever since "Shake It Off,"  Taylor Swift   has been living out what might be her biggest year yet as an entertainer. Now she's planning to wrap 2014 up the way so many others will: in New York City's Times Square. A new press release says Taylor will give "a…

  4. Run the Jewels Can't Stop Putting Albums Online for Free

    October 24, 2014 8:09 AM EDT Run the Jewels , the rap duo comprised of Atlanta's Killer Mike and Brooklyn's El-P , just dropped its second album on the world. And like the original Run the Jewels , RTJ2 is free and downloadable. Go ahead and grab it , via the middle-man-eliminating direct link both Mike and…

  5. Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World in Promo for MTV EMA Hosting Gig

    October 24, 2014 7:09 AM EDT Nicki Minaj has been on fire this year, releasing tons of varied new music leading up to the Nov. 24 release of her third album, The Pinkprint . Recently she added a hosting and performing double-duty gig at MTV's Europe Music Awards, set to go down Nov. 9, and now there's a…

  6. Watch a Croatian Cello Duo Nail Iron Maiden's 'The Trooper'

    October 23, 2014 8:32 AM EDT YouTube's latest unexpected, and unexpectedly amazing, amateur tribute to a classic song … isn't exactly amateur. It comes from 2Cellos , a Croatian duo that knows how to absolutely shred (and gallop, and solo) on their beautiful classical instruments.   So they made an Iron…

  7. Meet One Direction's Newest Member, a Chimp

    October 23, 2014 7:33 AM EDT Ready to get acquainted with the sixth member of your favorite band, One Direction fans? His name's Eli, he's got the beautiful hair and smile to match his bandmates, and ... he's a chimpanzee. So there's a chimp in the #StealMyGirlVideo - and his name is Eli. https://t…

  8. Conan Gets 'Exclusive' Video of Bieber vs. Mayweather Fight

    October 22, 2014 9:02 AM EDT Justin Bieber 's been hanging with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., for a few years now , and Justin Bieber's been interested in boxing just as long . But Bieber training with Mayweather is a new thing , and Conan O'Brien was lucky enough to get a video of the two*** training together.…

  9. Tenacious D Discuss First Asian Tour on 'Kimmel'

    October 22, 2014 7:21 AM EDT On Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- known together as the one and only Tenacious D -- swung by for a little visit. First the duo shared their new jingle for a cereal that helps the digestive process: Then the D talked about their upcoming first Asian tour.…

  10. Kanye West Wishes a Happy Birthday to Kim Kardashian, the Dopest Wife and Mom of All Time

    October 22, 2014 6:36 AM EDT There are three kinds of people in this world: people who forget your birthday, people who call at midnight to wake you up and tell you that you're now old, and people who shoot you an amazing message in the final hours of your big day. Kanye West is the last type. He recently…

  11. Ice Cube Says N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Does a 'Hell of a Job' at Depicting the Group

    October 21, 2014 8:57 AM EDT "We just wrapped principal photography on Straight Outta Compton ," Ice Cube told Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. "My son is in it, he plays me in the movie, so I'm extremely proud of that, that's cool." (Even if watching his son play himself was eerily Back to…

  12. Watch Taylor Swift Dance to the Naked Chef's 'Bake It Off,' a 'Shake It Off' Parody

    October 21, 2014 8:11 AM EDT Taylor Swift recently visited England to sing "Shake It Off" on The X-Factor ,  and now she's returned to the U.K. for a guest appearance in Jamie "The Naked Chef" Oliver's kitchen . Despite Oliver's nasty handstand dance moves, Taylor wasn't…

  13. Lorde's 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1' Soundtrack to Feature Kanye West, Chvrches, Charli XCX

    October 21, 2014 6:42 AM EDT Over the summer, we heard that Lorde would be curating the soundtrack for the third Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay, Part One , hitting theaters November 21. And now, on the heels of Monday's release of the Chemical Brothers and Miguel's contribution, "This Is Not a Game,"…

  14. Sia Doesn’t Turn Her Back on Joni Mitchell and More Insider Scoop

    October 20, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Sia Faces Forward Australian singer-songwriter Sia (Furler) didn't turn her back on Joni Mitchell when she honored the Laurel Canyon icon at the Hammer Museum's annual Gala in the Garden on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles. Although Sia has promoted her current album, 1000 Forms of Fear ,…

  15. Sleater-Kinney Announces First Album in 10 Years, North American Reunion Tour

    October 20, 2014 9:01 AM EDT It's official: the Sleater-Kinney reunion we started daring to hope for on Friday is really, seriously happening. The announcement is paired with the October 21 box set Start Together and the brand new song that arrived over the weekend, "Bury Our Friends." The 10-track album…

  16. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2008, Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' Ruled Hot 100

    October 20, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week six years ago, Spears scored her first No. 1 in a decade. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John and Santana and the premiere of Billboard's first R&B ranking. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  17. First New Yusuf/Cat Stevens Album in Five Years Is Streaming

    October 20, 2014 8:02 AM EDT In 1977, after ten years as a recording artist, Cat Stevens converted to Islam and took the name Yusuf . Shortly after, he auctioned off all his guitars for charity and left music behind. Until Yusuf came back in 2006 with an album -- An Other Cup -- and then more one, Roadsinger , in 2009.…

  18. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Reteam for 'Outside'

    October 20, 2014 6:45 AM EDT A couple weeks ago, Calvin Harris -- the top-earning DJ of 2014 -- announced Motion , his fourth studio album. The starry  guest list included Big Sean, Gwen Stefani, Haim, Tinashe, and Ellie Goulding . The track with Goulding, a follow-up to the 2012 collaboration "I Need Your Love,…

  19. Jimmy Fallon Turns Viral 'Ew!' Single into Viral Fan-Made Video

    October 16, 2014 8:54 AM EDT Well, that was fast. Hours after Wednesday's announcement that Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am had entered the Billboard Hot 100 with their made-to-go-viral single "Ew!" -- No. 26! -- the Tonight Show host responded. "That means Ryan Seacrest has to play it on his radio show;…

  20. Rick Ross and Schoolboy Q Join The Weeknd for 'Often' Remix

    October 16, 2014 7:12 AM EDT The Weeknd is having an extended moment, and part of it now includes a remix with verses from Schoolboy Q and Rick Ross . The song is "Often," a one-off track that the Weeknd -- a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye -- threw online back in June . The new version is just as haunting and thumping,…

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