1. Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande & #GRAMMYs Nods: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 27

    December 05, 2014 5:45 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is back in the…

  2. Exclusive: Gwen Stefani Follows Justin Timberlake’s Lead to Team Up With Mastercard

    December 05, 2014 4:14 PM EST The singer follows Justin Timberlake’s lead in forging a multifaceted deal with the company. Gwen Stefani is taking her cues from Justin Timberlake . Like JT in 2013, her last solo album was released in 2006 ( The Sweet Escape ), so anticipation for its follow-up (due in early 2015) and…

  3. Grammys 2015: The 10 Biggest Snubs & Surprises

    December 05, 2014 4:11 PM EST Where is "Drunk In Love"? What happened to DJ Mustard? And who could have seen Brandy Clark coming? Inside the biggest shocks and letdowns. Now that (almost) all of the 57th annual Grammy Award nominations have been revealed, we can eye the 82 categories announced and…

  4. Grammys 2015: And the Nominees Are…

    December 05, 2014 2:30 PM EST Early Friday on CBS This Morning , Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams stopped by to reveal four major categories of nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Head Here for Our Complete Coverage of the 2015 Grammys Sheeran's own x (pronounced "multiply") got a nod…

  5. Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX & Jessie J to Be Honored at Billboard Women in Music Awards

    December 05, 2014 12:53 PM EST Get ready for a lot of girl power. Iggy Azalea , Charli XCX and Jessie J have joined the list of Billboard Women in Music honorees, alongside Taylor Swift , Aretha Franklin , Ariana Grande , Hayley Williams  and Idina Menzel . Get Full Billboard Women in Music 2014 Coverage Here Azalea is…

  6. Billboard Women in Music Honoree Ariana Grande: 'This Year I Was Really Taken Seriously as an Artist’

    December 05, 2014 12:50 PM EST "A year-and-a-half ago I was wearing a red wig, pretending to be a silly 15-year-old on a television show," says Ariana Grande , referring to her title role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Sam & Cat . That was before the native Floridian released her sophomore LP,…

  7. 'Music of Grand Theft Auto V' Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set Exclusive Giveaway

    December 05, 2014 12:42 PM EST Rockstar Games & Mass Appeal Records are releasing an enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and Billboard is giving away two limited edition Music of Grand Theft Auto V vinyl box sets for fans of the famous videogame. In conjunction with the release…

  8. Billboard Women in Music Honoree Iggy Azalea: 'If I Lose Every Award to Sam Smith, I'm Okay With It'

    December 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST This year, Iggy Azalea became music's first white female rap star. The 24-year-old surpassed Lil' Kim as the woman rap artist with the longest-leading single in chart history ("Fancy"), was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney film Million Dollar Arm and performed on…

  9. Taylor Swift Attends (Another) 1975 Show With Victoria's Secret Models

    December 05, 2014 10:32 AM EST Billboard's Woman of the Year Taylor Swift went to a show by the band The 1975 at New York City's Terminal 5 last night -- the second time she's checked them out within one month. This time, she brought along a couple of Victoria's Secret Models, Lily Aldridge and Martha…

  10. Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift on Writing Her Own Rules, Not Becoming a Cliche and the Hurdle of Going Pop

    December 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST Taylor Swift never doubted that her fifth album, 1989 , would sell 1 million copies in its first week. But others were not so confident. "Everyone, in and out of the music business, kept telling me that my opinion and my viewpoint was naive and overly optimistic -- even my own…

  11. Watch Stevie Wonder Speak on Ferguson, Eric Garner, Gun Control at Seattle Concert

    December 04, 2014 9:14 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, Stevie Wonder still had a show to play.  Stevie Wonder Mixes Politics With Music in Tour Kickoff During…

  12. Kanye Auctions off a Pair of $15,000 Tickets for Charity

    December 04, 2014 6:06 PM EST Kanye West has partnered with Gavel&Grand to auction off a special pair of tickets to his 2015 North American tour. The tickets will cost $15,000, and the money will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation , which was founded by Rihanna in 2012. Did Rihanna Accidently Announce Kanye West&…

  13. 2015 Grammy Nominations: The Final Predictions

    December 04, 2014 3:16 PM EST Expect a big day for Beyonce, Sam Smith & many more when the nominations are announced on Friday. Friday is officially the beginning of Grammys season, as the nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards -- as well as a boatload of snubs, some expected and others shocking -- will be…

  14. Pentatonix Tops Holiday Songs & Albums Charts

    December 04, 2014 3:04 PM EST The vocal group is the first act to top both seasonal tallies simultaneously. We're making a list and checking it twice. Wait: we make lots of lists! (Approximately 250 a week.) But for a few weeks each year, we add our stable of holiday charts, led by the Holiday 100 songs ranking and…

  15. 'Parks & Rec' Star Nick Offerman Sings Love Letter to Whisky

    December 04, 2014 10:46 AM EST Where does Nick Offerman end and Ron Swanson begin? Nick Offerman  went and made a music video for his  Parks and Rec  alter ego, Ron Swanson. Okay, it's not exactly for him. But "My Tales of Whisky," -- expounding on the joys of drinking whisky, as well as other "manly…

  16. O.T. Genasis, Frank Ocean, One Direction: Digital and Social Movers

    December 04, 2014 10:11 AM EST O.T. Genasis has a viral hit on his hands with his track “CoCo,” where the Long Beach, California-based hip-hop artist not-so-subtly raps about his love for cocaine. Many users on social sites like YouTube and Vine have used the song as the backing track in their homemade videos, causing…

  17. Watch Demi Lovato Sing Ariana Grande's 'Bang Bang' Verse at Jessie J Concert

    December 04, 2014 9:50 AM EST You need Demi Lovato to blow your mind. Last night at Jessie J 's concert in San Jose, California, the singer brought out Lovato to sing the Ariana Grande part of "Bang Bang." Naturally, the crowd went totally nuts. For what it's worth, neither of the women tried rapping…

  18. Australian Retailer Pulls 'Grand Theft Auto V' After Complaints About Sexual Violence

    December 04, 2014 2:48 AM EST Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V  from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of…

  19. Azealia Banks Takes Aim at Iggy Azalea After Eric Garner Decision

    December 03, 2014 9:45 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, like many others around the country Azealia Banks took to Twitter to express herself and vent…

  20. Mariah Carey's Live 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' Performance Draws Mixed Reviews

    December 03, 2014 9:03 PM EST Plus: Matt Lauer and his co-hosts acknowledge the Eric Garner grand jury decision and nearby protests during the tree-lighting special. There are a lot of classic Christmas songs, but Mariah Carey 's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is easily the biggest holiday hit…

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