1. Rising Australian Singer Josef Salvat: From Studying Law to Studying Sia

    October 03, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The 25-year-old is signed to Columbia and prepping an album for next year, but his new EP, 'In Your Prime,' is already gaining steam. Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London who deals in soulful, and sometimes sorrowful, electro-pop. His debut EP Hustler…

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: 5 Seconds of Summer's 'Amnesia' Ascends; Maroon 5's 'Animals' Leaps

    October 03, 2014 6:58 PM EDT The bands roar thanks largely to sales and radio gains, respectively. Plus, moves for Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez and I LOVE MAKONNEN. As previously reported , Meghan Trainor rules an all-female Billboard Hot 100 top five for a fourth week with "All About That Bass." Plus, Tove Lo…

  3. Luke Bryan's Tour Has Grossed $55.5 Million (And Counting)

    October 03, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Luke Bryan takes his That's My Kind of Night tour to No. 1 on this week’s tally of Hot Tours with box office stats reported from the bulk of his 2014 trek through North American cities. Since the tour's January kick-off, Bryan's outing has been attended by 1.1 million fans…

  4. Check Out AlunaGeorge's Brand New Track 'Supernatural'

    October 03, 2014 3:45 PM EDT Their debut album Body Music came out just last year, but U.K. alterna-pop duo AlunaGeorge already have album number two on the mind. In that spirit, they’ve just dropped a brand new song called “Supernatural” that could very well be the first sampling of their sophomore effort. And they’re…

  5. From Sex Cults to Prison Time, Inside the True-Life Telenovela of Gloria Trevi

    October 03, 2014 1:08 PM EDT In the early ’90s, Gloria Trevi embodied the radical spirit of a Latin generation. Then came a series of bizarre allegations, followed by a miraculous prison birth and an eventual exoneration. Now she faces her toughest challenge. It's sweltering Southern California afternoon,…

  6. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Coming in 3D

    October 03, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Thirty-one years after Michael Jackson gifted us with the world's greatest music video, the zombies of "Thriller" are looking to rise from the dead again. John Landis -- who helmed the 14-minute clip back in 1983 -- recently announced that the "Thriller" music video…

  7. Rick Ross Teams With R. Kelly to 'Keep Doin' That'

    October 03, 2014 9:30 AM EDT New York's Hot 97 debuted a new Rick Ross song last night -- featuring the one and only R. Kelly . Listen to "Keep Doin' That" below: Ross has often found success working with smooth hooks that soften his booming raps. "Aston Martin Music" and "No New…

  8. Ed Sheeran's 'X' the U.K.'s Best-Seller for 2014...So Far

    October 03, 2014 5:06 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X is the best-selling artist album in the U.K. so far this year. Music sales tracker The Official Charts Company said the release leads the charts after the first nine months of the year with more than 634,000 copies sold, ahead of Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely…

  9. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  10. Ricky Martin Charts 41st Hit on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    October 02, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Ricky Martin's 'Adios' says hello to a high entry on Hot Latin Songs. Ricky Martin earns the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Latin Songs as his new single "Adios" arrives at No. 22, marking the Latin star's 41st chart hit. The track, released Sept. 23 to digital…

  11. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean No. 1; Carrie Underwood Debuts on Country Charts

    October 02, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Chesney bows atop Top Country Albums, Aldean logs a milestone reign on Hot Country Songs & expectant mom Underwood's 'Water' breaks. Nearly 20 years after first gracing the list, Kenny Chesney collects his lucky 13th No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as…

  12. After Re-Shaping Fashion, MADE Looks to Disrupt Music (With Lyor Cohen in Tow)

    October 02, 2014 12:51 PM EDT The program, which launches Oct. 7, aims to reshape traditional artist development. Since its launch in 2009, MADE Fashion has been disrupting Mercedes Benz Fashion Week by drawing some of the industry’s biggest names, like Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler , away from the New York…

  13. Pop Shop Podcast: Tove Lo on ‘Habits’ Hot 100 Run, Katy Perry’s Dancing & Refusing To Censor Lyrics

    October 02, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  14. iHeartMedia Announces First Latin Festival

    October 02, 2014 10:04 AM EDT iHeartMedia's Fiesta Latina will go head-to-head with SBS’ Calibash Nov. 22 in Los Angeles. IHeartMedia will produce its first-ever Latin mega concert. The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 22, featuring performances by Ricky Martin…

  15. George M. Roberts, 'Mr. Bass Trombone,' Dies at 86

    October 01, 2014 9:15 PM EDT He recorded for Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton and John Williams and can be heard on the soundtrack for 'Jaws.' George M. Roberts , the master musician known as "Mr. Bass Trombone" whose melodic sound can be heard on Nelson Riddle -arranged albums for Frank…

  16. Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Talk New Album 'Hearts Like Ours'

    October 01, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Fans of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been asking about a possible duets record about as soon as the couple were married in 1981. Both of their stars were on the rise at the time -- he as a solo act, and Sharon as a member of The Whites with sister Cheryl and father Buck. 1987's…

  17. Watch: Dillon Francis Talks About Why He's 'Not Selling Out' With His Pop-Friendly Debut Album, 'Money Sucks, Friends Rule'

    October 01, 2014 5:33 PM EDT The L.A. DJ's first album straddles dance and pop, and has a laundry list of guest stars including Twista, Major Lazer and Martin Garrix. Dillon Francis ’ debut studio album is out on Oct. 27, and the Los Angeles DJ is anticipating a bit of backlash. Titled Money Sucks, Friends Rule …

  18. Sony/ATV and Chainsmokers Manager Launch Joint Publishing Venture Selector Songs

    October 01, 2014 12:03 PM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing along with Chainsmokers manager Adam Alpert are launching a joint venture music publishing company, dubbed Selector Songs, which will focus on pop and EDM talent. The deal extends Sony/ATV's relationship with Alpert as it already cut a publishing deal with the…

  19. U2's 'The Unforgettable Fire' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT By its third album, 1983’s War , U2 had mined its influences and forged the building blocks of its unique sound. These included Bono’s obliquely heroic lyrics, the Edge’s polished-shrapnel guitar riffs, and the charging rhythms of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. On their…

  20. David Guetta Announces November Album Release, New Song Next Week

    September 30, 2014 6:30 PM EDT David Guetta's long-in-the-works follow-up to 2011’s Nothing but the Beat now has a release date. The French DJ revealed during a Twitter Q&A with SiriusXM Hits 1 that the new album is due out on Nov. 24. Guetta also revealed that he has a new song out on Monday (Oct. 6). It’s all…

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