1. Alicia Keys Added to MTV EMA Performers List

    November 09, 2014 12:40 PM EST Alicia Keys has joined the lineup of performers at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. Calvin Harris Cancels MTV EMA Performance Nicki Minaj is set to host this year’s MTV EMA, which takes place Sunday (Nov. 9). Other performers include U2 , Minaj, Enrique Iglesias ,…

  2. Justin Bieber Joins the Pittsburgh Steelers for Bible Study

    November 09, 2014 11:35 AM EST Justin Bieber paid an unexpected visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bible study on Saturday night (Nov. 8). Selena Gomez Talks Justin Bieber: 'I Made Some Decisions That Weren’t Great' It remains unclear why pop star randomly popped into the NFL teams’ pre-game session -- he hasn’t…

  3. Yung Berg Fired From 'Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood' After Assault Arrest

    November 08, 2014 3:34 PM EST Rapper and reality TV star Yung Berg has been fired from the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. 'Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood' Star Yung Berg Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend “Based on the severity of the…

  4. Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta Explains Why Taylor Swift Was Removed From Spotify

    November 08, 2014 3:01 PM EST Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta gave a candid interview about the abrupt removal of Taylor Swift ’s catalog from streaming service Spotify during a radio interview with Motley Crue 's Nikki Sixx. Taylor Swift Catalog Removed From Spotify “We never wanted to embarrass a fan,…

  5. Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group Is Joining Forces With L.A. Reid (Thanks to Michael Jackson)

    November 07, 2014 5:00 PM EST After nearly a decade at universal's Interscope, hitmaker Timbaland has jumped ship to Sony, entering into a joint venture with Epic Records for his Mosley Music Group. The MMG label, which officially came under the Universal umbrella in 2006, counts among its top sellers the group…

  6. Malina Moye on Her Explosive Bootsy Collins Collaboration 'K-yotic' & Hard Road to Success

    November 07, 2014 3:14 PM EST She’s been hailed as “the female Jimi Hendrix”, and if Malina Moye has her way, she’ll usher in a revival of funk, rock, and R&B into mainstream music. Moye’s vibrant performances and unorthodox playing style (she plays left-handed and strums upside down ) have attracted significant…

  7. Wendy Williams on Her Involvement With Aaliyah Biopic: 'Lifetime Needed to Tell This Story Correctly'

    November 07, 2014 2:49 PM EST No stranger to controversy, talk show host Wendy Williams, 50, stepped in as an executive producer of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premieres Nov. 15. The problem-plagued biopic, starring Alexandra Shipp as the late singer, has been rocked by casting issues and…

  8. Billboard Cover: Nicki Minaj on Her Sex Life, Love for Larry David and Girl Crush on Beyonce

    November 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj appears to be in full relaxation mode: The Los Angeles-based rapper, 31, sits cross-legged on a leather sofa inside the closet-sized green room at Hollywood's Siren Studios, having just wrapped a photo shoot that stretched past 3:30 a.m. She's wearing lavender…

  9. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  10. BMG Purchases Union Square Music

    November 06, 2014 12:37 PM EST BMG has acquired U.K. record label Union Square Music as well as that company's music publishing arms, Union Square Music Publishing and USM Songs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Union Square (founded in 1999) is a leading label in the U.K., releasing about 150 artist and…

  11. Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Album, ‘Caged Bird Songs,’ Debuts

    November 04, 2014 2:17 PM EST New album blends poet’s prose with hip-hop; Oprah Winfrey is co-producing a music video for the project Before her death at age 86 on May 28, Dr. Maya Angelou had signed off on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. Today (Nov. 4) marks the…

  12. Apple Picking: Original Apple-1 Up for Auction, Company's New Seattle Office, Eddy Cue Sells a Lot of Stock

    November 04, 2014 1:28 PM EST Because the universe can't seem to get enough of Apple, here's a few quick hits of recent news regarding the Cuppertino, Calif.-based company. Buy Steve & Steve's Original Creation : On Dec. 11, Christie's auction house is putting a working Apple-1 Personal Computer…

  13. Bob Geldof Reportedly Planning Band Aid Single to Fight Ebola

    November 03, 2014 3:13 PM EST This year marks the 30th anniversary of charity hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Bob Geldof   is reportedly considering releasing a fourth version of the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?," according to  The Sun .  The Boomtown Rats singer is…

  14. Want to Buy a Piece of Queensryche? Now You Can

    November 03, 2014 3:11 PM EST Rock act Queensryche is giving fans a chance to share in profits that the band generates through such avenues as merchandise and record sales. For a minimum investment of $50,000, fans who pass an independent accreditation process can purchase an equity ownership stake from a private…

  15. Wayne Static Remembered by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Corgan, Motorhead & More

    November 02, 2014 2:13 PM EST The sudden death of former Static-X frontman Wayne Static caused an outpour of tributes from the hard rock music community. Static-X's Wayne Static Dead at 48 Static’s publicist confirmed to Billboard on Saturday (Nov. 1) that the artist had passed away. He was 48. No information was…

  16. Rihanna Returns to Instagram After Six-Month Absence

    November 02, 2014 1:30 PM EST Rihanna is back on Instagram! Rihanna Is Still Instagram-less The pops singer’s Instagram account reappeared late Saturday (Nov. 1) after being suspended in May when she posted some racy pictures to her feed. RiRi’s first post after the six-month absence was a photo of her head…

  17. ‘SNL’ Recap: Prince Dazzles with 8-Minute Medley, Suge Knight Arrest Spoofed & Taylor Swift Vertigo

    November 02, 2014 11:28 AM EST As promised, Prince played an uninterrupted eight-minute medley of songs from his new albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum , during Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 -- and it was pretty spectacular! Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': Look Back at Past Impressions Prince’s…

  18. Britney Spears, Drake, Wiz Khalifa & More Share Fan Look-Alike Halloween Costume Photos

    November 01, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Many music fans paid tribute to their favorite artists by dressing up as them for Halloween -- and the stars loved it! Celebs Celebrating Halloween! Acts like Wiz Khalifa , Snoop Dogg , Britney Spears , Drake and “Weird Al” Yankovic took to Twitter and Instagram following Halloween on…

  19. Watch Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles in ‘Wizard of Oz’ Costumes on Halloween

    November 01, 2014 3:11 PM EDT As expected, The Flaming Lips had a pretty whacky Halloween. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review The psych-rock band spent Friday night (Oct. 31) performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote its new charity covers album, With a Little Help From…

  20. Iggy Azalea Dresses as ‘White Chicks’ Character for Halloween After Snoop Dogg Beef

    November 01, 2014 12:41 PM EDT Iggy Azalea has proven that she can take a joke -- even if it’s pretty mean-spirited. Celebs Celebrating Halloween! The “Fancy” rapper doesn’t seem to be holding a grudge against Snoop Dogg after the two beefed over some nasty remarks he tweeted about her in mid-October. In…

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