1. The Script Beats Barbra Streisand To U.K. No. 1

    September 22, 2014 4:48 AM EDT Dublin pop-rock trio the Script have made it three U.K. No. 1s from four albums, after their new set No Sound Without Silence debuted at the top yesterday (Sept. 21). On the singles chart, British drum ‘n’ bass duo Sigma achieved their second No. 1 single with “Changing” (3 Beat/All Around…

  2. Watch Macklemore & Fences’ Chris Mansfield Discuss Collabs, ‘Organic’ Process Behind ‘Arrows’

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM EDT For Macklemore , a solid collab is greater than the sum of its parts.  The rapper (otherwise known as Ben Haggerty) scored the biggest-selling download of 2013 with the unstoppable hit “Thrift Shop," thanks to a team-up with his regular music-making partner Ryan Lewis and Wanz ( aka…

  3. Watch Alicia Keys Discuss New Album: It’s the ‘Best Music I've Ever Done’

    September 22, 2014 12:50 AM EDT Alicia Keys is hoping her new album will help shed some light on the world, and she’s assembled just the right team for the job. The record, she told Billboard ahead of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, was “done by what we call ourselves ‘Illuminaries’. It’s actually the four of us: myself,…

  4. Meghan Trainor Hints at Album, Talks Taylor Swift Cover Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Fest: Watch

    September 21, 2014 10:55 PM EDT “It’s still not real. It’s not real, but it’s amazing.” That’s how Meghan Trainor sees the view from the top. Pop music’s newest star is No. 1 at both ends of the planet right now, and she’s nearly ready to take the next big step -- dropping an album.   Trainor’s “All About The Bass”…

  5. Watch 50 Cent and G-Unit Talk Music & Chart Success Backstage at iHeartRadio

    September 21, 2014 8:56 PM EDT G-Unit didn't wast any time delivering new material after reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam in May. The collective is prepping to release a new EP, The Beast Is G-Unit , in October, two months after the surprise release of their 6-song EP, The Beauty of Independence . After the rap…

  6. Kacey Musgraves Talks Hanging With Katy Perry, New Music At iHeartRadio Fest

    September 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Kacey Musgraves brought her candid country charm to the scorching-hot iHeartRadio Fan Village in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sept. 20), where she also doubled as an unlikely opening act for the day's biggest draw, 5 Seconds of Summer. But she's also fresh from wrapping a month's…

  7. 5 Seconds of Summer at iHeartRadio Fest: 'We've Started Writing for the Next Album'

    September 21, 2014 7:23 PM EDT Get excited, 5 Seconds of Summer fans. The band is already at work on new music. "We've started writing for the next album," the boys tell us at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. iHeartRadio Festival:  Friday Highlights  |  Saturday Highlights As for being on stage, they…

  8. Iggy Azalea at iHeartRadio Fest: 'I'm Glad You're All Talking About' the 'Booty' Video

    September 21, 2014 7:07 PM EDT Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez 's new video for ' Booty ' is a popular topic of conversation at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.  "I'm glad you're all talking about it," Iggy tells Billboard backstage at the fest, noting that she even hear people…

  9. Watch: Ed Sheeran on His Surprise iHeartRadio Performance of 'Same Love' With Macklemore

    September 21, 2014 6:49 PM EDT An Ed Sheeran - Macklemore collabo at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday was destined to happen -- one way or another. The rapper had originally asked the British singer to sit in with him but ended up not performing his own set. So, instead, Sheeran asked the Seattle-based…

  10. iHeartRadio Festival's 5 Best Performances

    September 21, 2014 4:51 PM EDT Each year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival collects nearly two dozen of music's biggest stars and lets them work their magic in the same Las Vegas casino as David Copperfield. This year's enthralling showcase at the MGM Grand Garden Arena had its fair share of mind-blowing…

  11. Watch: One Direction Dishes on New Album ‘Four’ Backstage at iHeartRadio Fest

    September 21, 2014 3:48 PM EDT D members dish on what fans should expect from the group's new album. Classic, natural, simple, crazy and upbeat. These are just a handful of words that One Direction ’s Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson use to describe the pop group’s forthcoming album, Four . Ed Sheeran Brings Out…

  12. The Big Parade Music Conference Debuts in Tokyo: Billboard Charts, Streaming Services, and Steve Lillywhite

    September 21, 2014 1:43 PM EDT Japan has hosted a major music conference with significant international players for the first time in recent memory. The Big Parade, held September 12th-15th, was packed with line-up of live showcases (of strictly Japanese bands) buttressing three days of talks, speeches and panels. The…

  13. Foo Fighters Announce South American Tour Dates

    September 21, 2014 11:17 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have announced a handful of South American concert dates in support of their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways , due Nov. 10 through Roswell Records/RCA Records. Hear New Foo Fighters ‘Sonic Highways’ Song Teased by Twitter’s Head of Music The band will begin the South…

  14. Beyonce & Jay Z On The Run HBO Special: What Was The Best Moment?

    September 21, 2014 10:08 AM EDT The whole thing was pretty ***Flawless, to be honest. Saturday night's On The Run tour special on HBO had something for everyone. In the two-and-a-half-hour show, Beyonce and Jay Z powered through seemingly all of their hits -- from "Big Pimpin" to "Single Ladies" -…

  15. Rewinding the Charts: 40 Years Ago, Mamma Mia! ABBA-Mania Began

    September 21, 2014 9:05 AM EDT On Sept. 21, 1974, the Swedish pop quartet's debut U.S. album, 'Waterloo,' peaked at No. 145 on the Billboard 200, but its title track became a smash single. The world began to fall in love with ABBA in 1974, when the Swedish pop group, which began singing together on a beach…

  16. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday Highlights: Iggy Azalea Pulls Double Duty, Lorde Inspires Hair Envy

    September 21, 2014 6:28 AM EDT Check out all the action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night! The iHeartRadio Music Festival may be over after just two days, but the musical extravaganza packed a whirlwind of far-ranging talent that made the experience feel much, much longer than 36 hours.…

  17. One Direction Lights Up Vegas at iHeartRadio Festival: 'We Lost All Our Money'

    September 21, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Many frequent visitors to Vegas say that 48 hours is more than enough time for a trip to Sin City. Apparently, no one told that to One Direction , whose five members have been spending the better part of the past week shuttling to Vegas after a three-night residency at Los Angeles’ Rose…

  18. iHeartRadio Fest: Watch Ed Sheeran Bring Out Macklemore for 'Same Love'

    September 21, 2014 5:18 AM EDT Ed Sheeran and Macklemore have previously combined to perform Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' gay-rights anthem "Same Love" live, and the pair did it again during Sheeran's iHeartRadio Music Festival set on Saturday night (Sept. 20). Watch the duet below: Midway through…

  19. iHeartRadio Festival: Calvin Harris Debuts 'Blame' Single Live with John Newman

    September 21, 2014 4:25 AM EDT Calvin Harris became the iHeartRadio Music Festival's first EDM headliner in its fourth year on Saturday night (Sept. 20), and the Scottish producer gave the audience at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena a special treat to send them home: the live debut of new single "…

  20. iHeartRadio Village: 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea Highlight Day Festival

    September 20, 2014 9:50 PM EDT In between the two nights of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the music extravaganza moved outside for the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, in which a collection of pop's rising stars shared a stage in the sweltering Las Vegas heat. Although temperatures surpassed 95 degrees on…

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