1. One Direction Tops U.K. Under 30 Rich List

    October 22, 2014 5:39 AM EDT One Direction were named the U.K.'s richest entertainers under 30, but don't tell second placed Daniel Radcliffe who wasn't too amused by the result.  Heat Magazine released its annual rich list of young British stars on Tuesday, and for the second year in a row, global pop…

  2. Why Taylor Swift Would Never ‘Pull a Beyonce’ with an Album

    October 21, 2014 1:21 PM EDT Waiting for Taylor to release an out-of-nowhere album someday? Keep waiting. When Beyonce surprise-released her self-titled fifth album exclusively on iTunes last December, the sneak-attack tactic left the industry with a lot of questions once the dust settled. The strategy was undeniably…

  3. Fighting for the Greek: Behind Nederlander/AEG and Live Nation’s War for the Iconic L.A. Theater

    October 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT A modern day Trojan War is underway in Los Angeles as the world's largest promoters, Live Nation and AEG Live in partnership with the Nederlander Organization, battle for possession of a trophy itself inspired by antiquity: the city's iconic Greek Theatre. At stake is a…

  4. Kiesza, Wilkinson & Years and Years: Billboard Twitter Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 20, 2014 12:40 PM EDT For your listening pleasure, Billboard has compiled some of our favorite tracks that debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. All of these tracks chronicle a stage in the experience of love -- excitement, risk, or pure desire. Check out the love(ly) tracks below,…

  5. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Reteam for 'Outside'

    October 20, 2014 6:45 AM EDT A couple weeks ago, Calvin Harris -- the top-earning DJ of 2014 -- announced Motion , his fourth studio album. The starry  guest list included Big Sean, Gwen Stefani, Haim, Tinashe, and Ellie Goulding . The track with Goulding, a follow-up to the 2012 collaboration "I Need Your Love,…

  6. 'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

    October 19, 2014 11:31 PM EDT For the first time ever, American Idol fans will have the chance to tell a hopeful "you’re going to Hollywood!" Producers of the Fox singing series have added a new wrinkle, allowing viewers to have a say in which contestant will receive a coveted golden ticket to the show's…

  7. Avicii, David Guetta & Flying Lotus Leap on Dance/Electronic Charts

    October 17, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Avicii accelerates into the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 with "The Days" (23-8). It's Avicii's fourth top 10, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most since the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception. (Calvin Harris and Zedd lead with five each.) Up by 475…

  8. Katy Perry & More Stars Prepare for Halloween: See the Pics!

    October 16, 2014 6:10 PM EDT It's that time of the year! See photos of Katy Perry , Harry Styles and other stars preparing to celebrate Halloween! Click to see all the pics! Photo Credit: Sean Teegarden/Knott’s Scary Farm via Getty Images Photos Photos Billboard Staff …

  9. Calvin Harris, Charli XCX & Kiesza Added to MTV EMA Lineup

    October 16, 2014 3:20 AM EDT Calvin Harris , Charli XCX , Kiesza and Royal Blood  will perform at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 9. Nicki Minaj to Host 2014 MTV EMAs Several of the artists announced the news Thursday (Oct. 16) on their social media accounts. Charli XCX is up for Best Push and Best New,…

  10. Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    October 16, 2014 2:57 AM EDT Tom Petty, Vince Gill , Cyndi Lauper , Elvis Costello and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame . The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Other performers up for the honor are Gloria…

  11. Oscar Host Neil Patrick Harris: Watch 7 of His Musical Hosting Moments

    October 15, 2014 7:01 PM EDT No disrespect to Barney Stinson, but " Neil Patrick Harris : Awards Show Host" may just be the Emmy- and Tony-winning actor's most delightful role yet. Earlier Wednesday (Oct. 15), it was announed that Harris would finally get his shot on the biggest stage of all: He'…

  12. How Taylor Swift Got Mark Romanek to Direct 'Shake It Off'

    October 15, 2014 6:11 PM EDT In the most recent video of outtakes revealing the process behind Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" video, Swift focuses her attention on the video's director, Mark Romanek . Romanek has a star-studded resume, directing for Madonna , David Bowie , Janet Jackson , Jay Z and…

  13. 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…

  14. Make Bad Decisions With Calvin Harris in New 'Slow Acid' Video

    October 15, 2014 10:45 AM EDT The new Calvin Harris video might make you swear off partying, drugs, and alcohol for the rest of your life. Or it might make you want to go out right now. Either way, here’s to hoping your night doesn’t end like it does for the subject of the “Slow Acid” video. For the fifth track on…

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' Held Back in U.K., Tells Fans She’s ‘Closely Watching’

    October 15, 2014 5:35 AM EDT Taylor Swift has addressed criticism from British fans that her new single "Out of the Woods" isn't available on Apple's iTunes Store in the U.K. despite being sold in other countries. In a post on Tumblr, the singer explained that the decision was part of the marketing…

  16. Joss Stone: Hip-Hop is ‘The Backbone’ of New Album

    October 14, 2014 4:25 PM EDT “There's some early reggae elements that find their way in there, but in general it's hip-hop,” says the singer-songwriter. Amidst her world travels, Joss Stone has found time to make her next album, which she hopes to finish in November for release in the spring of 2015. Stone…

  17. Is Taylor Swift 'Out of the Woods' Yet? A Photo Exploration

    October 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT A game to play while listening to the track on repeat. If you've been listening to Taylor Swift 's latest song, "Out of the Woods," on repeat since it first became available on iTunes overnight, you likely have two main thoughts: 1.) Is this song going to be in my head…

  18. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  19. 4 Reasons Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' Is About Harry Styles

    October 14, 2014 11:56 AM EDT We're among friends here: How many times have you already listed to "Out of The Woods,"  Taylor Swift ’s latest song off  1989?  Better question: Is it higher than 20? Welcome to the club! Now that we’ve pored over every lyric (which Swift ever-so-helpfully posted to  her…

  20. One Direction Release Acoustic 'Steal My Girl,' Tease Video With Danny DeVito

    October 14, 2014 10:32 AM EDT That's what makes them beautiful. Harry Styles sees your obsession with "Out of the Woods," and raises you an acoustic version of  One Direction 's latest song, "Steal My Girl." The new single is the lead track off One Direction's forthcoming fourth studio…

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