1. Exclusive: Michael Woods Announces SLS Las Vegas Residency, Premieres New Single 'Brain Went Ping'

    October 30, 2014 11:57 AM EDT From his new Las Vegas residency to his forthcoming single on mau5trap, nonconformity has become the mantra for Michael Woods . The British producer exclusively informs Billboard that he will be departing Hakkasan for a new residency at SLS Las Vegas' LIFE nightclub. “The only way…

  2. James Talks Death (And Orgasm)-Inspired New Album 'La Petite Mort'

    October 30, 2014 11:41 AM EDT "It's like an affirmation of life, an affirmation of being present, but allowing death to be there because it can help you live." Death is all over James’ new album, La Petite Mort (out Sept. 16 in North America), but you wouldn’t know it from a cursory listen. It’s a…

  3. Taylor Swift on Her Love of Reading & Writing: 'What If I End Up Writing a Script or a Book?'

    October 29, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift . The superstar made a stop Tuesday night on her busy tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing with a gaggle of New York City public school kids -- and 100 more giggling on computer screens via Skype from…

  4. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris

    October 29, 2014 6:09 PM EDT On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers Erika Ramirez and Joe Lynch apologize to Jason Lipshutz for not attending his Halloween karaoke party. After that, we talk about Iggy Azalea 's new song featuring Danish pop singer MØ , which the two of them performed (…

  5. Rita Ora Says Calvin Harris Was 'The Right Guy at the Wrong Time'

    October 29, 2014 9:46 AM EDT Rita Ora spoke about her breakup with Calvin Harris for her December cover story in Cosmopolitan --  apparently long distance claimed another couple. "There's only so much you can do when you don't see each other," Ora told the magazine. Rita Ora Discusses New Album &…

  6. Calvin Harris & Haim Join Forces to 'Pray to God'

    October 29, 2014 9:40 AM EDT Calvin Harris 's new album, Motion , is dropping on Election Day (Nov. 4), but songs have been sneaking out this week. Earlier this week he released the guns, blood, and ballet video for "Open Wide," with Big Sean . His latest collaboration, "Pray to God," features…

  7. Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

    October 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT For Sir Elton John , his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS Foundation, but also to celebrate marriage equality.  Wearing a sequined black blazer and sitting down often since he was recovering from knee…

  8. Watch Daniel Radcliffe Flawlessly Rap Blackalicious' 'Alphabet Aerobics'

    October 29, 2014 7:36 AM EDT "I think I was the first kid in my class to learn all the words to 'The Real Slim Shady,'" Daniel Radcliffe told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Tuesday. (He was 10!) "I've always had kind of an obsession with memorizing complicated, lyrically intricate…

  9. Listen to Calvin Harris' 'Motion' Album a Week Early

    October 28, 2014 5:22 PM EDT When the world’s No. 1 earning DJ shared the track list for his new album earlier this month, that collaboration lineup looked pretty exciting, didn't it? Well, the time has come: Calvin Harris is now streaming his new studio album Motion , a week ahead of its Nov. 4 release date. Head…

  10. 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…

  11. Gwen Stefani Goes Full EDM on Calvin Harris' 'Together'

    October 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Just 24 hours after his Big Sean collaboration "Open Wide"  hit the Internet, another track from Calvin Harris ' upcoming Motion album is here. And it features the one, the only Gwen Stefani . While Harris met the Detroit rapper stylistically halfway for their track, Gwen…

  12. Enrique Iglesias to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 27, 2014 10:25 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias has joined the lineup of performers at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow next month, organizers said Monday. Following the performance, Iglesias will embark on the European leg of his Sex and Love world tour. At the EMAs, he is nominated in the Best World Stage category. After being…

  13. Country Music Hall of Fame Warmly Welcomes Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman & Hank Cochran

    October 27, 2014 7:39 PM EDT Sunday night's Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame saw three very diverse musical legends inducted into one of music's most exclusive clubs, as Mac Wiseman , Hank Cochran  and Ronnie Milsap were each celebrated for their wide array of musical accomplishments on…

  14. Calvin Harris & Big Sean's 'Open Wide' Video: Guns, Blood & Ballet

    October 27, 2014 3:24 PM EDT With a week to go until Calvin Harris ' star-studded fourth studio album Motion hits, the Scottish superstar DJ has shared a new video for his Big Sean collaboration "Open Wide." "Open Wide" is essentially the same track as "C.U.B.A.," a demo he teased…

  15. Taylor Swift's '1989' Liner Note Messages & Reference Guide

    October 27, 2014 2:45 AM EDT It's (finally) here!  Taylor Swift 's fifth studio album, 1989 , officially dropped in the dead of night at midnight on Monday (Oct. 27). Anticipation had been rapidly building for quite some time: Besides lead single "Shake It Off," Swift also teased album songs "…

  16. Who Were 1984’s One-Hit Wonders?

    October 24, 2014 6:27 PM EDT So, what was the "Macarena" of 1984? The better question is -- what wasn't? Sexy talk and German anti-war protest songs ruled in the fight to be forgotten. Below, you can hear tracks from lesser-known Jackson siblings and listen to Clint Eastwood in a country song. A Look…

  17. Clean Bandit No. 1 on Dance Chart: No Place They'd 'Rather Be'

    October 24, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Clean Bandit crowns Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Rather Be,' featuring Jess Glynne. Plus, moves for Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Olivia Somerlyn and more. Clean Bandit crowns Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne …

  18. T.I. Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 24, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Rapper and songwriter T.I. has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced Friday. The agreement covers all future works, as well as his just-released studio album and his share of the cut for Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit…

  19. One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to Perform at Inaugural BBC Music Awards

    October 24, 2014 4:10 AM EDT One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Calvin Harris , Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit will perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in London on Dec. 11, the U.K. public broadcaster announced on Friday. The U.K. public broadcaster first unveiled the new awards show, which will compete with…

  20. Taylor Swift to the Haters: 'If You’re Upset That I’m Just Being Myself, I’m Going to Be Myself More'

    October 24, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Taylor Swift named her fifth album after her birth year, 1989 , but 2014 is the year of her rebirth. After wooing the mainstream with four albums of her pop-flavored brand of country, Swift waves goodbye to Nashville with 1989 , ditching guitars for new wave-y synths, courtesy of hitmakers…

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