1. 5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

    November 17, 2014 1:45 PM EST Screaming teens, candy-coated pizza, mariachi bands and grateful moms: inside 5SOS's weekend fan meetup. Upon entering 5 Seconds of Summer 's world, one must come prepared. You need the uniform of knee-high socks and punk rock t-shirts, the earplugs to muffle teen girls’…

  2. Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Are Impossibly Cool in 'Uptown Funk' Video

    November 17, 2014 12:50 PM EST If you got through last week without listening to Mark Ronson 's track with Bruno Mars , the throwback jam "Uptown Funk," you need to change that right now. It's easily one of the most joyous songs released in 2014, and now, an equally ebullient music video for…

  3. Vagrant Records Bought by BMG Chrysalis

    November 17, 2014 11:58 AM EST In yet another move aimed at growing its catalog of recorded masters, BMG Chrysalis US has acquired indie rock label Vagrant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG&…

  4. Exclusive Sneak Peek From The Rolling Stones' $10,000 Photo Book

    November 14, 2014 5:10 PM EST The Rolling Stones are not just the world's greatest rock 'n, roll band, they also are its most well-documented. That's not just a mattter of longevity (52 years and counting). The Stones recognized the power of the camera right from the start: the U.K. cover of their…

  5. Common, 'Trouble in the Water': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 14, 2014 4:05 PM EST Common , Malik Yusef , Kumasi , Aaron Fresh , Choklate , and Laci Kay have teamed up for the collaborative song, "Trouble in the Water." The song appears on HOME , a music project that hopes to raise awareness about climate change and "expand the climate movement."…

  6. Go Inside Jimmy Page's Rock All-Star Dinner With Ringo Starr, Kirk Hammett, Joe Walsh & More

    November 14, 2014 2:49 PM EST Never one for a big media blitz, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has probably done more interviews in the last six weeks promoting the Zeppelin remasters and his new book, Jimmy Page On Jimmy Page , than he did throughout the entirety of the '70s. Last night, Page put the finishing…

  7. Taylor Swift's America: See '1989' Album Sales By Region

    November 14, 2014 1:20 PM EST Welcome to New York? Not so much. '1989' is actually underperforming in NYC. After enjoying the best album sales week for any artist since 2002 , Taylor Swift saw her fifth album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , again. 1989 moved 402,000 in its second week , which is…

  8. Nick Jonas Talks New Album & Tinashe 'Jealous' Remix On Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 24

    November 14, 2014 10:41 AM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. In this special episode, Nick…

  9. Taylor Swift Compares Nick Jonas' New Song to Bon Iver

    November 14, 2014 10:37 AM EST No former teen drama here:  Taylor Swift tweeted that she loves  Nick Jonas ' new song "Santa Barbara," favorably likening it to acclaimed indie act Bon Iver . Drove back into the city listening to @nickjonas 'Santa Barbara' cause it's like a combo of Bon Iver…

  10. AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Gets Sales Bump After Murder-for-Hire News

    November 14, 2014 10:21 AM EST Well, Internet, your sick sense of irony has given AC/DC 's 1976 single "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" a sales boost following news that drummer Phil Rudd was charged with trying to procure a murder. (For the record, that charge was soon dropped . Rudd now faces charges of…

  11. Joe Mullins on His Latest Radio Ramblers Project, 'Another Day From Life'

    November 13, 2014 8:43 PM EST Joe Mullins is what could be termed a double threat in the business. Musically, he is one of the top bluegrass acts in the business along with his band, the Radio Ramblers , but he also is one of the top radio personalities in the genre. Spend any amount of time with him, and you'll be…

  12. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: Kenny Chesney Takes Aim at Sexism in Country Music, Plus 4 More Blunt Quotes

    November 13, 2014 7:16 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Twenty years after releasing his debut album, Kenny Chesney returned with his 16th studio album, The Big Revival, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. There's no doubt Chesney is still on top of his game, but in…

  13. Exclusive: The Flavr Blue Premiere 'Hearts Racing' Video

    November 13, 2014 1:57 PM EST The Flavr Blue -- a Seattle-based electronic trio composed of members Hollis Wong-Wear, Lace Cadence, and Parker Joe -- have raised their profile immensely since their debut album Pisces , self-released in 2012, thanks in part to front woman Hollis' pals Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.…

  14. The Evolution of Taylor Swift's Music Video Boyfriends: From Country to Country Club

    November 13, 2014 12:48 PM EST When Taylor Swift left introspective country music for the unabashed pop of 1989 , it was a clear turning point in her career. But Swift has been slowly gentrifying her sound and look since Fearless . As Taylor evolved, so did the faces of her music video boyfriends. In her early clips,…

  15. Watch Jennifer Lawrence Reveal Her Terrible Singing Voice on 'Letterman'

    November 13, 2014 10:27 AM EST In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is afraid of losing her sister and her soul to an oppressive dictatorship. In real life, Jennifer Lawrence is afraid of a much more mundane problem -- public singing. When the Oscar winner swung by Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night,…

  16. 'Duck Dynasty' Musical Taking Flight in Las Vegas

    November 12, 2014 9:27 PM EST Not since Fiddler on the Roof has a theatrical project involved this much facial hair. A stage musical is being developed that will center on  Duck Dynasty 's Robertson family, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The Dodgers, a New York-based theater company, and the Rio Hotel in…

  17. Waka Flocka Flame Sifts Through Blunt-Roller Resumes in Funny or Die Video

    November 12, 2014 5:49 PM EST Looking for a job? Need some supplemental income? Well, if you have nimble fingers, a propensity for swearing and a way with joints, Waka Flocka Flame wants YOU to become his professional blunt roller. Finally, something you learned in high school actually turns out to be useful! Waka…

  18. Album Review: T Bone Burnett Gathers All-Star Bob Dylan Tribute With 'Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes'

    November 12, 2014 3:09 PM EST "They were just songs we had done for the publishing company," Bob Dylan once said of the music he recorded with The Band (some of it in his living room, some of it in their basement) over six months in 1967. Whatever else those sessions might have been -- an exploration of the…

  19. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Exclusive MisterWives Performance, Plus Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters & More

    November 12, 2014 2:56 PM EST In addition to chatting about new tracks from Bruno Mars , Foo Fighters , Shawn Mendes and more, we have a special treat on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. NYC's up-and-coming indie outfit MisterWives (the name is a reverse play on Sister Wives ) stopped by the Billboard…

  20. Watch Chris Brown & Trey Songz Talk 'Between the Sheets' Tour

    November 11, 2014 5:43 PM EST Tyga will be the special guest on the pair’s Live Nation tour, which kicks off Jan. 28. After several months of teasing, Chris Brown and Trey Songz formally announced their Between the Sheets Tour during a press conference Monday at Hollywood's House of Blues. The Virginia natives…

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