1. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  2. Sheppard on Keith Urban, Playing Ball with ‘the Dream Team’, & Dining at Ariana Grande’s Home

    October 30, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Sheppard’s flock is fast growing, and its going global.  Just 18 months ago, the band was riding a wave of buzz back home in Brisbane, Australia, when their breezy singalong song “Let Me Down Easy” took flight and was certified platinum. Now, the six-piece is one of the hottest new indie…

  3. Keith Urban Has 'Literally Carried' Nicole Kidman Through Dad's Death

    October 30, 2014 5:03 PM EDT When Nicole Kidman 's dad died suddenly last month, husband Keith Urban canceled his upcoming concerts and rushed to be by his wife's side. During an appearance Wednesday on Ellen , Kidman opened up about how the country superstar has helped her through her loss. "I recently…

  4. Watch Fall Out Boy Perform 'Centuries' Live With Suzanne Vega

    October 30, 2014 8:50 AM EDT The Fall Out Boy dudes have been making some new friends recently. First was Rick Ross, cameoing in the video for "Centuries," the band's first new music since their 2013 reunion album, Save Rock and Roll . And now, with a performance on Ellen , Fall Out Boy are hanging with…

  5. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading for 1 Million Sales Debut

    October 28, 2014 2:33 PM EDT 0 Swift set to become first act to earn three million-selling weeks. Taylor Swift 's 1989 just keeps getting bigger. Industry sources now forecast the album to sell at least one million copies in its first week. That would make 1989 just the 19th album to sell a million in…

  6. Read Taylor Swift's Best Quotes From '1989' Press Cycle

    October 25, 2014 9:25 AM EDT Taylor Swift  has been everywhere over the past couple of months -- on talk shows, magazine covers, even outside her apartment posing with her cat. Below, we rounded up her best quotes from the  1989  press tour. Here are Taylor's recent thoughts on: Feminism: “I wish when I was 12…

  7. Taylor Swift on 'Ellen': Her Biggest Fears and Adam Levine's Big Weakness

    October 23, 2014 12:48 PM EDT Taylor Swift is happy to perform in front of sold-out arenas, but don't put her close to a sea-urchin. The singer will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, October 27th -- the same day her new album 1989 hits stores. A couple clips from her interview with Ellen have been…

  8. 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…

  9. Watch Crayon Pop's K-Pop Hit 'Bar Bar Bar' Get the ABC Sitcom 'Selfie' Dancing

    October 22, 2014 8:53 PM EDT The K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 single made a surprising (and hilarious) cameo in the sitcom. While hearing new K-pop on U.S. radio might be sending fans into a tizzy, there's another area the infectious music genre has invaded: sitcoms. On the Oct. 21 episode of ABC show  Selfie ,  Crayon Pop…

  10. Executive Turntable: New Faces, Promotions at Beggars, Republic Records, Capitol & More

    October 21, 2014 1:11 PM EDT -- The Beggars Group announced the following expansion and promotions within the radio department: Risa Matsuki was promoted to VP, Promotions; Brien Terranova joined as Sr. Director, Promotions; and Hector Montes rose to National Director, Promotions.  -- Republic Records announced the…

  11. Quotes of the Week: Selena Gomez Is Happy to Bare It All, Nicki Minaj Wants to Rule the World and More

    October 17, 2014 6:10 PM EDT "I can, like, walk around naked now!" -- SELENA GOMEZ The pop star  during an appearance on Ellen , speaking about the benefits of living solo in her new apartment. "I want to build my empire. I have always seen men do it -- from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z . Now it's a…

  12. Tomorrow's Hits: Lily & Madeleine, Sheppard, Catfish & the Bottlemen

    October 17, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success Lily & Madeleine Sisters Lily, 17, and Madeleine, 19, Jurkiewicz, aka, Lily & Madeleine, return on Oct. 28 with their second album, Fumes ,…

  13. Apple Debuts New iPad and iMac, Jokes with Stephen Colbert

    October 16, 2014 2:58 PM EDT Apple's presentation today was short on music-related news, surprise or otherwise (though a surprise appearance from Stephen Colbert helped to lighten the mood). From a presentation room markedly smaller than its iPhone announcement last month (if the echo of claps are to be trusted,…

  14. Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump & Wife Welcome Baby Boy, Share Pic

    October 16, 2014 10:27 AM EDT It's a boy for Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump!  On Wednesday night, Ellen DeGeneres announced the news via Twitter and shared the first picture of Declan, Stump's first child with wife Elisa Yao. It’s a boy! Actually, it’s a @FallOutBoy . Congrats @PatrickStump and welcome…

  15. Macklemore Helps Celebrate King County Drug Court's 20th Anniversary

    October 15, 2014 10:44 PM EDT The 20th anniversary celebration of the pioneering King County Drug Court was about half over when a famous participant strolled in and took a seat on the front bench. The audience of drug court graduates and others buzzed at the arrival of Macklemore , but the 31-year-old rapper introduced…

  16. Neil Patrick Harris to Host the 2015 Oscars

    October 15, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the 2015 Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Tonys 2014: Neil Patrick Harris Gives Sting a Lap Dance During 'Hedwig' Performance The actor has hosted the Emmy Awards twice and the Tony Awards four times. He also has performed on the…

  17. Selena Gomez Updates 'Ellen' About Taylor Swift-Approved NYC Move: 'She Wants To Kidnap Me'

    October 13, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Selena Gomez has a lot of big changes going on in her life (and we're not even talking about any kind of on-again, off-again  Justin Bieber update). The singer stopped by Ellen to promote the movie Rudderless , and Ellen DeGeneres wanted all the updates about her new label, new manager…

  18. Jihadi Rap: Understanding the Subculture

    October 10, 2014 7:10 PM EDT If you hadn't heard of Jihadi rap -- also known as Jihad rap -- before, the naming of   L Jinny , aka Abdel-Majed Abdel-Bary , as a possible suspect behind the brutal execution of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and English aid worker David Haines in Syria has shone…

  19. Relive the Best 'Scandal' and 'Grey's Anatomy' Music Moments Right Here

    October 10, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Still reeling from Shonda Rhimes Thursday night television? Duh. That's why we're reliving the best music moments from Thursday night (Oct. 9). Check out our picks for  Grey's Anatomy  and  Scandal  ( How To Get Away With Murder,  disappointingly,   stuck with straight techno…

  20. Jessie J on Digging Deep for Her New Album: ‘I’m Not Afraid of the Pain’

    October 10, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Jessie J is trying something new: not oversharing. On the phone from Hong Kong, where she recently wrapped a series of shows, the singer is expressing regrets about comments she made earlier this year to The Mirror about her bisexuality. ("It was a phase," she said then.) …

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