1. B1A4 to 'Road Trip' Through America for Four Concerts

    September 09, 2014 9:33 PM EDT The K-pop boy band will bring their whimsical ways to New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas. B1A4 is going on a road trip...and want to see their American fans while they're on it.  The popular boy band personally announced the American dates and locations of their upcoming 2014…

  2. Exclusive: Listen to Leighton Meester's New Song 'Heartstrings'

    September 09, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Leighton Meester is channeling  Chiles Stanton . Meester -- who showed off her voice in Country Strong -- just wrapped a turn on Broadway in Of Mice and Men , and is now putting the finishing touches on her debut LP Heartstrings . Below, Billboard can exclusively debut the title track, which…

  3. Watch The Cure Cover 'Hello, Goodbye' for Star-Studded Paul McCartney Tribute Album

    September 09, 2014 9:55 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson, KISS, The Who and more fete the former Beatle A Paul McCartney tribute album of epic proportions -- Billy Joel, The Who, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper and more are involved -- is on the way, and the first cover song is already here! It's…

  4. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: August 2014

    September 08, 2014 9:21 PM EDT SM Entertainment acts have the top 2 on lock while newbies WINNER and Red Velvet make big splashes. K-pop fans ended their summers watching veteran acts along with a slew of newcomers on YouTube this month. The top viewed K-pop video around the world was "Mamacita" by veteran boy…

  5. Billboard Touring Conference Panel Will Explore Venue Options

    September 08, 2014 4:19 PM EDT As competition among venues for booking live shows continues to increase, with more options for live performance to choose from than ever, the upcoming Billboard Touring Conference will feature a panel that drills down into how venue decisions are made, featuring those who make those…

  6. Spotify Unveils Video Takeover Ads for Free Users

    September 08, 2014 1:20 PM EDT If you're one of the tens of millions who use Spotify's free service, prepare to be taken over. The streaming music giant has announced a pair of new video ad products that will give brands a super-sized presence while you listen. For the desktop there's Video Takeover, in…

  7. Exclusive: Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli Talks Bob Dylan, New Tour & 'Gentlemen' at 21

    September 08, 2014 10:00 AM EDT No list of the best '90s albums is complete without the Afghan Whigs ' Gentlemen . Released in 1993 on Elektra after two albums on Sub Pop, the band’s major label debut escalated the Cincinnati group into the elite of the alternative world. It was a raw and provocative collection…

  8. Ask Billboard: Summer Songs, More Taylor Swift & Remembering Survivor's Jimi Jamison

    September 07, 2014 9:05 AM EDT As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 HOW I DIDN'T QUITE GET …

  9. Ladies' Code's Rise Dead at 23, Days After Girl Group's Fatal Car Accident

    September 07, 2014 1:01 AM EDT The singer was in critical condition from a van crash that took the life of fellow band mate EunB earlier this week. The fatal car accident on Sept. 3 involving Ladies' Code  has taken another life. After 21-year-old EunB passed away shortly after the incident , member Rise has died…

  10. Jay Park Showcases His Rapping & Singing 'Evolution' on Strong Sophomore LP

    September 06, 2014 8:40 PM EDT The Seattle-bred star shines on hip-hop bangers, R&B ballads and, most notably, on his Michael Jackson-inspired new single. At SXSW earlier this year , Jay Park declared he wanted  to "switch people's perspective about K-pop" in 2014. The singer/rapper's long…

  11. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Brad Paisley & The Ever-Elusive No. 1 Album

    September 05, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Paisley, who has yet to earn a No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, nets his fifth No. 2 set. Also: Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' sells a half-million & Ed Sheeran's new EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Ariana Grande 's My Everything debuted…

  12. Exclusive: Capitol Forms In-House Ad Agency seventeenfifty, Preps New York Upfront

    September 05, 2014 2:30 PM EDT When Capitol Music Group chief Steve Barnett relocated 31 of EMI’s former East Coast staff to the Capitol’s iconic Hollywood headquarters on Vine Street, he set out to create a new corporate culture in which “confidence is contagious.” That strategy has already produced blockbuster albums…

  13. Super Junior's 'Mamacita' Tops World Albums Chart With Only Three Days of Sales

    September 04, 2014 10:01 PM EDT The veteran boy band experimented with Latin dance and New Jack Swing on the LP's lead single Almost a decade into their career,  Super Junior 's still got it. The veteran boy band notched their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart by sending  Mamacita: The 7th Album  to…

  14. Rod Stewart's Hits Tour Heading to Australia & NZ

    September 04, 2014 4:37 AM EDT Rod Stewart's The Hits Tour will roll into Australia and New Zealand in 2015. The veteran British singer will play arenas and wineries on his trek, which includes his first-ever show in Dunedin, a student town in NZ's South Island. Rod Stewart Tops Hot Tours With $4 Million Gross…

  15. How Has K-Pop Performed on Billboard's Twitter Charts So Far?

    September 03, 2014 10:44 PM EDT Despite K-Pop's dominance on social media, Girls' Generation is the only act to send a "traditional" K-pop release to Billboard's weekly Twitter chart, Billboard Twitter Top Tracks. Why? On May 27  Billboard  and Twitter announced their  first ever real-time charts…

  16. Ladies' Code's 'I'm Fine Thank You' Tops Real-Time Charts in Korea, Rise's Condition Still Unknown

    September 03, 2014 10:20 PM EDT Korean music fans touchingly helped the girl group realize their dream of hitting No. 1 The K-pop community is mourning and praying for Ladies' Code   after the girl group was involved in a car accident yesterday that took the life of member EunB and left Rise in critical condition.…

  17. Ladies' Code Involved in Fatal Car Accident: EunB Dead, Two Members Severely Injured

    September 02, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Members Rise and SoJung retained major injuries, leaving 23-year-old Rise in critical condition Ladies' Code were involved in a fatal car accident the morning of Sept. 3 (local time) on their way to Seoul. According to a statement from the South Korean act's label Polaris…

  18. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Better Than Ezra's New Album 'All Together Now'

    September 02, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Frontman Kevin Griffin tells Billboard about the prank-filled recording sessions for their new album. Better Than Ezra , the New Orleans-based rock trio behind such '90s hits as “Good” and “Desperately Wanting,” are back with a new studio album, and it's streaming exclusively on…

  19. Brad Paisley Still Stinging From 'Accidental Racist' Uproar

    September 01, 2014 12:31 AM EDT Brad Paisley is taking control of the conversation about Brad Paisley with the release of his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk . The unexpected criticism he and rapper LL Cool J received over the song "Accidental Racist, " which was leaked ahead of Paisley's 2013 album…

  20. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Marry in Connecticut

    August 31, 2014 10:42 PM EDT Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross were married in a private ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 31) at the home of the groom’s mother, Diana Ross , in Greenwich, Conn. Ashlee Simpson Engaged To Actor Evan Ross Ashlee Simpson’s maid of honor was her sister, Jessica Simpson , according to E! Ashlee and Ross…

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