1. Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Video Director: 'Sorry I'm Not Sorry'

    November 11, 2014 3:35 PM EST Jeff Osbourne acknowledges that the video's imagery is 'representative of Nazism.' Nicki Minaj is under fire for the lyric video for her single "Only," which features Chris Brown , Drake and Lil Wayne . The visual uses imagery that some -- including the Anti…

  2. Watch Usher, Nick Jonas & Jeff Daniels Play 'Pyramid' on 'Tonight Show'

    November 11, 2014 10:30 AM EST On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, Usher joined actor Jeff Daniels to play "Pyramid" against Jimmy Fallon and Nick Jonas. Each duo picks a category off the board, and then tries to get their teammate to say the hidden word. Things fans learned via the eight…

  3. Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them

    November 10, 2014 9:00 AM EST Is Mark Ronson  the hardest-working producer in the music business? In pursuit of the perfect groove, the British/American DJ and guitarist helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily Allen , and Wale . A star-studded fourth solo album,  Uptown Special , is due in January through RCA.…

  4. Adele's Manager: 'Streaming Is the Future’

    November 09, 2014 10:57 AM EST Adele ’s manager has spoken out in favor of music streaming, following high profile hold-outs such as Taylor Swift , whose decision to pull her entire catalog from Spotify has renewed debate about the economics of the streaming model. Adele's '21' Surpasses 11 Million In U.S.…

  5. Music Legend Les Paul Gets Hometown Honor

    November 08, 2014 4:00 PM EST Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High in Wisconsin. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero Now…

  6. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in 15…

  7. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  8. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Day Two Report: Maroon 5, Steven Price's 'Fury' Soundtrack, and the New 'Annie'

    November 07, 2014 6:39 AM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference wrapped on Thursday with a conversation featuring composer Steven Price , the phenom responsible for scoring Gravity and this year's Fury . Price spoke to ASCAP's director of film and TV music, Jeff Jernigan , to…

  9. 2AM Bring a New Collection of Ballads (And an Unexpected Dance Track) for 'Let's Talk' LP

    November 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST The band keeps their classic sound while adding a bit of refreshing experimentation. Six years into their career,   2AM   return with a new full-length album that shows K-pop's resident ballad group sticking to their signature sound, but its member revealing a few musical tricks up…

  10. Watch SPICA Go Makeup-Free in Heartfelt 'Ghost' Video

    November 06, 2014 8:26 PM EST The girl group gets emotionally and visually vulnerable for their latest ballad release. Over the summer, SPICA explored new territory with their fantastic debut English single and a sub-unit quartet SPICA.S . But the fivesome reunite for a new track screams classic SPICA while showcasing a…

  11. The Syndicate Absorbs Tijuana Gift Shop

    November 06, 2014 2:08 AM EST The Syndicate, the marketing and promotion company based in Weehawken, N.J., is absorbing public relations company Tijuana Gift Shop and has made the TGS principal Jeff Kilgour VP of PR and artist development at the Syndicate. Kilgour is bringing over the Tijuana Gift Shop roster, which…

  12. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

  13. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  14. Jeff Lynne Working On New ELO Music, Will Play US Dates

    November 05, 2014 1:40 PM EST At Tuesday night's (Nov. 4) Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles,  ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne was feted with the very deserving Outstanding Contribution to Music award. “I think it’s because I’ve done a lot of stuff,” Lynne joked to Billboard after the ceremony. Lynne, who revived the…

  15. Epik High Notches First No. 1 on World Albums With 'Shoebox'

    November 03, 2014 9:20 PM EST Also making chart waves: 2NE1, VIXX, Seo Taiji, GOT7 & Apink. Epik High   earns its first No. 1 on  Billboard 's World Albums chart with  Shoebox . The hip-hop trio's first record in two years beats out competition from other Korean acts also making moves on the rankings this…

  16. The Top 10 Performances at Voodoo Fest

    November 03, 2014 3:31 PM EST There's nothing like dancing next to a head-banging, red-eyed black unicorn in a fog while Slayer plays "Raining Blood" to celebrate Halloween in New Orleans. Add in a dose of Outkast , Rebirth Brass Band and Zedd , and you have the ingredients for an eclectic, bizarre and…

  17. Motley Crue Teams With Dodge in Dallas, Talks 'Great Things' Ahead on Final Tour

    November 03, 2014 9:57 AM EST A big sponsorship deal brought Motley Crue back to a small hall over the weekend in Dallas. The group played a special, semi-public show on Saturday at "Fast N' Loud" host Richard Rawlings ' Gas Monkey Live concert club as part of the Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey event…

  18. Video Released of Moments Before Sarah Jones' Death on 'Midnight Rider' Set

    November 01, 2014 11:21 AM EDT Director Randall Miller is also shown repeatedly saying "that's not my job" when asked why he didn't know there could be a train barreling down on his crew. In a 30-minute report at the top of Friday night's (Oct. 31) 20/20 , ABC News aired video of the final…

  19. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Iggy Azalea to Meghan Trainor

    October 31, 2014 3:43 PM EDT " alt="" width="510"> Meghan Trainor "Lips Are Movin" Epic Trainor has just one hit to her name thus far, and on her "All About That Bass" follow-up, she can't help but work a sly self-reference into its snappy chorus. "I gave you…

  20. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

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