1. ‘Shake It Off’ vs. ‘Out Of The Woods’: Vote For Your Favorite New Taylor Swift Song

    October 15, 2014 12:56 PM EDT The season of 1989 is in full swing, as Taylor Swift has begun shooting off epic pop tracks from her upcoming fifth studio album. Lead single “Shake It Off” has resided in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart for weeks, and on Monday night (Oct. 13), Swift shared the new track “Out Of The Woods,…

  2. Listen to Meghan Trainor's New Song 'Lips Are Movin'

    October 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT It's about time for a new song from the woman dominating the Billboard Hot 100 with "All About That Bass." In addition to working on her upcoming debut studio album, Meghan Trainor has released a new song, "Lips Are Movin." The upbeat, sassy track is definitely in…

  3. Jason Aldean Earns Second No. 1 Album, Third-Largest Week of 2014

    October 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Country star Jason Aldean nets his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, Old Boots, New Dirt , kicks in atop the list. It starts with 278,000 sold in the week ending Oct. 12, the third-largest sales week of 2014 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only the…

  4. 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…

  5. Aretha Franklin, 'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics': Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 15, 2014 10:40 AM EDT Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis' relationship began in 1980, when the Queen of Soul signed with the mogul's Arista Records. "And 20 years later, I made the right decision," Franklin tells Billboard of agreeing to that union. She had plenty of hits during that era, most…

  6. Exclusive: Hear Justin Bieber Hop On Maejor Ali's 'All About That Bass' Remix

    October 15, 2014 10:31 AM EDT “I’m all about that bass, no treble/We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level,” the Biebs proclaims on this new version of Maejor Ali's remix. Meghan Trainor ’s “All About That Bass” has reigned atop the Hot 100 chart for five weeks, and its smash hit status has invited a slew of viral…

  7. Album Review: Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley's 'American Middle Class' a Strong, Focused Debut

    October 14, 2014 7:43 PM EDT Angaleena Presley 's strong solo debut album, American Middle Class , is sure to be lumped in with work from country's other prominent female singers from the last few years. This association is partially because Presley first gained attention as a member of the Pistol Annies with…

  8. Colbie Caillat on Revealing Her Insecurities on Hit Song 'Try': 'I Feel Like This Barrier Is Broken Down'

    October 14, 2014 6:24 PM EDT For Colbie Caillat 's fifth studio album, Gypsy Heart (Sept. 30, Republic), the singer-songwriter enhances her California cool by moving in a decidedly modern direction. Though Caillat initially started out with a '70s-leaning set, the "Bubbly" singer's music…

  9. Taylor Swift to Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. for 'Jimmy Kimmel' Performance

    October 14, 2014 6:24 PM EDT She'll also perform on 'Good Morning America' and appear on 'The View.' Taylor Swift is setting her sights on a West Coast and East Coast takeover in anticipation of the release for her fifth album, 1989. Taylor Swift Sprints Forward on 'Out of the Woods':…

  10. Album Review: Florida Georgia Line Stay a Step Ahead of the Bros on ‘Anything Goes'

    October 14, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It's appropriate that Florida Georgia Line took its name from both sides of a boundary, because the duo (Georgia-born Tyler Hubbard, 27, and Florida native Brian Kelley, 29) used its multiformat smash "Cruise," and the party-themed album Here's to the Good Times , to…

  11. Hear Wiz Khalifa & Future Rap About Exes on Mike Will Made-It's 'P---y Overrated'

    October 14, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Future and Wiz Khalifa sound hurt. On Mike Will Made-It 's latest single, "Pussy Overrated," the two rappers join forces to spit misogynistic rhymes about former lovers. "After you strip naked, you're supposed to fuck me like a star/ Girl, you know you're fakin…

  12. Beats Is Still Benefitting from Quarterback's Censored Headphones

    October 14, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback fined $10,000 last week for wearing Beats headphones to a press conference, has found an elegantly simple solution to his sonic steadfastness: tape. During a press conference yesterday the star player appeared with his preferred hot pink…

  13. Stream Aretha Franklin's New Album, Featuring Adele & Alicia Keys Covers

    October 14, 2014 5:39 PM EDT Back on Sept. 29, Aretha Franklin got music fans young and old talking via her rendition of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on The Late Show With David Letterman . That performance previewed Aretha's new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics ; now you listen…

  14. Album Review: Milky Chance’s Minimalist Approach on ‘Sadnecessary’ Gets Mixed Results

    October 14, 2014 2:30 PM EDT German duo Milky Chance doesn't feel like a band as much as it does a hybridization of aesthetics that have recently experienced minor pop success -- the craggy vocals of Aloe Blacc , the globally minded guitar filigrees and spare arrangements of Nico & Vinz 's "Am I…

  15. Black Flag Founder Greg Ginn Accused of Abusing His Daughters

    October 14, 2014 10:40 AM EDT On Oct. 10, Greg Ginn's ex-wife Marina went to court suggesting that the founder of seminal hardcore band Black Flag is mistreating his daughters. This is the latest in a series of legal situations for Ginn, who plays lead guitar, wrote many of the band's songs, and owned the…

  16. Taylor Swift's 'Out Of the Woods' Has Arrived…with Lyrics: Listen

    October 14, 2014 12:50 AM EDT Taylor Swift has shared “Out Of the Woods,” the latest song lifted from her forthcoming album 1989 .    The new track, written and produced by fun. guitarist/ Bleachers mastermind Jack Antonoff along with Swift, was released on iTunes overnight. Taylor's followers are in a…

  17. Country the Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Panel

    October 13, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Top Country Touring Execs Break Down Genre's Success Several of the key players behinds the unprecedented success of country music touring will take part in discussion of the genre's live business in a Nov. 19 panel at the Billboard Touring Conference titled "Are You Ready…

  18. Thomas Rhett Talks First CMA Nomination, Florida Georgia Line Tour & Famous Fans

    October 13, 2014 6:24 PM EDT On the morning of Sept. 3, Thomas Rhett was in Toronto. It was there that he received some news that he will never forget: his first CMA nomination, for New Artist of the Year. "I didn't have any cell phone service or WiFi, so I used some of my roaming minutes to call my manager,…

  19. ‘80s New Wave Icon Gary Numan Returns to Film Scoring for the First Time in 23 Years

    October 13, 2014 6:07 PM EDT Gary Numan will begin work on his 21st album in January following the final leg of his tour behind his 2013 release Splinter and, quite possibly, the completion of his first novel. Exclusive: Gary Numan's 'From Inside' Score Set for Release "I've been putting all of…

  20. ‘Somebody Loves You’ Singer Betty Who on Britney, Not Being Able to Be a 'Bitch’ and Writing Off Bad Relationships

    October 13, 2014 5:41 PM EDT Everything about Betty Who is outsized. Standing 6-foot-1 with a tuft of platinum blonde hair, the 22-year old Australian freshman’s bold look is matched by her glittery synth-pop anthems. The singer, born Jessica Newham and now based in New York, broke out when her single “Somebody Loves…

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