1. Taylor Swift Talks Female Role Models, Aging Gracefully & Her (Eventual) Grandkids in 'Time'

    November 13, 2014 10:12 AM EST While chatting with Time magazine for their latest cover story,  Taylor Swift talked about the difficulty of finding female role models in the music business, her fears about her (eventual) grandkids and what surprises she has in mind for her 1989 tour. Here's some highlights from her…

  2. Revisionist History, Part 4: Queen Scores a Hat Trick, 'Good Riddance' to Three Dog Night

    November 13, 2014 10:09 AM EST “Number one then…and number one now!” may have been a classic top 40 stager, originally voiced by legendary radio announcer and programmer Bill Drake , but it’s also a perfect way to open our latest round of “Revisionist History,” as once again we examine how tastes have changed when it…

  3. Will Sam Smith Pull an Adele at the 2015 Grammys or Get Bested By Beyonce?

    November 12, 2014 5:26 PM EST Sam Smith doesn’t relish being tabbed “the male Adele ,” and understandably so. But dominating the Grammys like Adele? We think he’d be down with that. The 22-year old British soul singer -- who spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Artist 100 chart -- has been one of 2014’s…

  4. Beyonce Gets Her Own Jeopardy Category

    November 12, 2014 3:11 PM EST After hit records, sold-out tours, and numerous awards, Beyoncé conquered the last remaining obstacle to securing pop culture immortality: Jeopardy . Tuesday night (Nov. 11), the quiz show’s “Tournament of Champions” featured an “& Beyonce” category, with questions spanning the length…

  5. Exclusive: Christian Artist Chris Tomlin Performs Acoustic Versions of His Songs 'Waterfall' and 'Jesus Loves Me'

    November 12, 2014 9:16 AM EST Sometimes in the process of creating a new album there's one song that becomes an anchor for the whole project. On Chris Tomlin 's Love Ran Red , which dropped Oct. 27, that song is "At the Cross." "This song is the centerpiece of the album," the Christian…

  6. Primary Wave Acquires Evolution Management

    November 11, 2014 10:43 AM EST Primary Wave has acquired Evolution Management and will merge the company into its talent management division,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned. The combined personnel — which will include film and TV talent and literary managers — will move to expanded offices next year. Related…

  7. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  8. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  9. Stevie Wonder Mixes Politics With Music in Tour Kickoff

    November 08, 2014 12:02 PM EST Stevie Wonder has always blended his musical genius with social activism, and as he launched his new tour, he stayed true to form, advocating gun control, pleading for an end to racism and promoting equality for those with disabilities. Stevie Wonder Reveals Two New Projects on the Way …

  10. CMA Awards 2014: All the Red Carpet Videos

    November 06, 2014 4:13 PM EST At Wednesday night's (Nov. 5) CMA Awards, Billboard spoke to many of the stars gracing the red carpet, including Lady Antebellum, Steven Tyler, Josh Tyler, Kellie Pickler and more. Watch the videos below! CMA Awards 2014:  Winners  |  Photos Lady Antebellum : Steven Tyler : Josh Turner…

  11. Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' Video Is Here

    November 06, 2014 7:40 AM EST Lorde curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One , and now she's got a video for her lead single, "Yellow Flicker Beat." It includes Lorde-ish dancing, eerie settings, neon lights, and some awesome fashion choices. Not pictured: anything Hunger Games …

  12. Livestream Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Keynote Q&A at the Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference Now

    November 05, 2014 11:56 AM EST Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are teaming up to deliver the Keynote Q&A at the 2014 Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, and you can watch the livestream here today starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. Trent Reznor  and  Atticus Ross  will talk about their work on the score…

  13. Kelly Rowland Gives Birth to Her First Child, Titan Jewell

    November 05, 2014 7:38 AM EST Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland , now 33, gave birth to her first child on Nov. 4. People reports that the baby is a boy named Titan Jewell. “We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son,” Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon said in a statement…

  14. 10 Things We Learned From Cyndi Lauper's Reddit AMA

    November 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST In 1984, Cyndi Lauper used her, well, unusual style to her advantage, releasing She's So Unusual , the first debut female album to land four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Lauper recently told Billboard the songs contained "were about empowering all us freaks. We stood up…

  15. Praise Lorde! Chvrches Releases 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Track 'Dead Air'

    November 04, 2014 12:54 PM EST It's time to head to Chvrches and give praise to Lorde : Lauren Mayberry & Co's new song from the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack is here! "Dead Air" finds Chvrches in familiar territory, full of chirpy synths and a heartfelt, understated…

  16. Album Review: Neil Young’s Vulnerable ‘Storytone’ Sings About Love -- and Saving the Environment

    November 04, 2014 11:59 AM EST Few singers play vulnerability better than Neil Young . It's the most affecting trait of this collection of a dozen songs, presented in two separate versions: one set gussied up in formal wear, and the other kicking back in shorts and T-shirts on the back porch. Not that the section…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of six new titles to debut in the top 10.…

  19. Ian Fraser, Famed Composer for TV and Film, Dies at 81

    October 31, 2014 5:38 PM EDT He won 11 Emmys from 32 nominations and collaborated often with Julie Andrews. Ian Fraser , whose 11 Emmy Awards and 32 nominations for outstanding music direction made him the most honored composer/conductor in the history of television, has died. He was 81. The British native, who was…

  20. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

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