1. Taylor Swift Gives 'Blank Space' Dazzling Live Debut at AMAs

    November 23, 2014 8:05 PM EST Days after “Blank Space” became Taylor Swift ’s third No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart , the pop superstar gave the 1989 single the splashy live debut it deserves when she opened the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 23) from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Full…

  2. AMAs 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST Who will take home honors at the 2014 American Music Awards ? Check out and updated list of winners below! Full AMAs Coverage Here  | Live Blog | Red Carpet Show Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop  Iggy Azalea,  The New Classic  -- WINNER Drake,  Nothing Was The Same Eminem,  The Marshall Mathers…

  3. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Boosie to Screaming Females

    November 21, 2014 4:09 PM EST Tove Styrke "Borderline" RCA/Sony Sweden Can two Swedish singers named Tove cross over with confessional jams in the same year? New RCA signee Tove Styrke would love to match the success of Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" with the slithering "Borderline,"…

  4. Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights

    November 21, 2014 1:35 PM EST From Miley Cyrus' giant cat to PSY's crazy mash-up with MC Hammer, check out the 10 most memorable AMAs performances ever. Over the past 42 years, the American Music Awards have produced dozens of memorable performances, from the quiet grace of Madonna's duet with…

  5. One Direction Seduces The Viewer in ‘Night Changes’ Video

    November 21, 2014 1:02 PM EST Have you ever watched a One Direction performance or video and felt like the guys are singing just for you, and not for anyone else in the whole world? Well, 1D’s clever “Night Changes” music video, which was released on Friday morning (Nov. 21), is designed make you feel all kinds of…

  6. Essay: Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

    November 21, 2014 1:00 PM EST Rhapsody’s co-chairmen pick a side in the Taylor Swift vs. Spotify debate As the first music-streaming service to be licensed by all major labels -- and the No. 2 on-demand music service in the United States -- it may surprise you to learn that we at Rhapsody support, and generally agree…

  7. Catching Up with Sky Ferreira: On Recording with Primal Scream, Splitting From Troy Carter & Regaining Control of Her Career

    November 21, 2014 11:46 AM EST “I feel like I’ve been sitting at the DMV for 10 years. I did all my paperwork, I passed my test, but they still haven’t called my number." On Thursday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Sky Ferreira kicked off a run of five West Coast performances that will effectively put…

  8. Bob Seger Opens Tour With Some New and Some 'Old Time Rock & Roll'

    November 20, 2014 9:17 PM EST Nobody could complain about seeing the same old Bob Seger show after the Detroit rocker and his Silver Bullet Band opened their latest tour on Wednesday night (Nov. 19) at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Mich. Before a packed house of partisan home state fans -- who braved a bitter chill…

  9. Country Insiders Talk Touring Too Much & Finding the Next Luke Bryan

    November 20, 2014 4:14 PM EST 'There are too many shows, and eventually it will cannibalize buildings and cities,' one exec says during Billboard Touring Conference country panel. Agents and managers working in the country field are predicting a record-breaking year for 2015, with more than 18 performers…

  10. R.I.P. Mike Nichols: Why 'The Graduate' Soundtrack Will Always Matter

    November 20, 2014 3:15 PM EST Earlier this week, the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was released, featuring an album’s worth of original music curated by Lorde and featuring artists like Ariana Grande, Miguel, Simon Le Bon and Diplo, among others. It’s an ambitious musical project, especially in an…

  11. Streaming Drives Sales, According to New Study

    November 20, 2014 2:00 PM EST YouTube might be "the devil" to Garth Brooks , but in another's eyes, it's a great source of music discovery. In fact, a new study being released by the Country Music Association suggests that adults 18-plus are far more likely to buy music after being exposed to it on…

  12. Must-Hear Music Podcast: One Direction, Azealia Banks, TV on the Radio & More

    November 20, 2014 11:50 AM EST This week on the Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers tackle highly anticipated new albums from One Direction , Azealia Banks and TV on the Radio . In addition to tracks from Kevin Gates and Ty Dolla $ign , we also discuss the strange crossover track -- "Nude Beach a Go-Go"…

  13. Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack & More

    November 20, 2014 10:35 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  14. YouTube Music Awards Returning in March

    November 20, 2014 10:17 AM EST After taking a breather this calendar year, the YouTube Music Awards are returning in 2015. YouTube announced on Thursday that the sophomore edition of the awards will take place in March, and will incorporate fans in creating new video collaborations between top artists and directors.  The…

  15. Jason Isbell Asked to Audition for 'The Voice', Mockingly Denies Offer

    November 20, 2014 1:06 AM EST After more than a decade in the business, Jason Isbell might be good enough for primetime NBC. This year's Americana Music Awards Album of the Year winner was recently asked to audition for The Voice by one of the show's talent producers, an email of which Isbell posted to…

  16. Migos on Chief Keef & GBE: 'F--k 'Em'

    November 19, 2014 10:20 AM EST The Atlanta rap trio also says that a proper album is due out in early 2015. After tensions between Atlanta's Migos and Chief Keef 's Glory Boyz Entertainment crew reportedly boiled over at a Washington D.C. club show on Saturday (Nov. 15), Migos tells Billboard, in no uncertain…

  17. Sony Giving Free Streaming Services the Stink Eye

    November 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST Speaking to investors in Tokyo on Tuesday, Sony chief financial officer Kevin Kelleher said the company will take a cautious approach to free, ad-supported streaming services like Spotify in the wake of Taylor Swift 's ground-shaking decision to shun the Swedish company. Kelleher said…

  18. Meet Fickle Friends, A Great New Pop Band Blowing Up The U.K. Blogs

    November 18, 2014 2:30 PM EST Three ace singles, including the new "For You," points to a promising future for the Brighton group. Never heard of Fickle Friends? If you’re in the U.S., that’s understandable: the pop quintet has yet to play a stateside show, and debut single “Swim” hasn’t popped up on any…

  19. Billy Joel Defends Taylor Swift’s New Yorker Status: 'I Say, "Welcome"'

    November 18, 2014 11:58 AM EST "She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she's so popular with young girls,” said Joel of Swift in a recent interview. Taylor Swift recently partnered with NYC & Company to become the city’s global welcome ambassador for tourism , and some have taken issue with the “Welcome…

  20. Jaden Smith Releases New Album Through ‘Jaden Experience’ App

    November 18, 2014 10:47 AM EST Kendall Jenner apparently approves of the Jaden's latest musical project. On the same day that Jaden Smith and his younger sister Willow once again became social media fodder thanks to an outlandish joint interview with the New York Times , Jaden released a new album, CTV2 , for…

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