1. Taylor Swift's Spotify Breakup Is Us the Duo's Gain

    November 06, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Vine stars talk about their 'Shake It Off' cover taking off at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. Republic Recording act Us the Duo has built a massive fan following through six-second video performances that have found more than 4 million fans on Vine and a…

  2. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Underestimate Nicki Minaj

    November 06, 2014 7:19 PM EST Even with "Anaconda" slithering strong on the charts, Nicki Minaj  just scored her 56th hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Only," her Lil Wayne/Drake/Chris Brown collabo. With her third studio album The Pinkprint  set to drop Dec. 15 , don't…

  3. Dancing News Anchor Q&A: Dan Thorn on His Sweet Moves, Going Viral & More

    November 06, 2014 6:45 PM EST West Virginia newscaster Dan Thorn became an unlikely dance sensation this week when videos of him breaking it down to T.I. , Taylor Swift and James Brown garnered well over a million views. Watch This News Anchor Get Wild to T.I.'s 'Where They at Doe' "Once in a while…

  4. Fugees' Pras Michel on Hitting Up Eurythmics, Tears for Fears & Seal for Film Music

    November 06, 2014 6:32 PM EST His political documentary 'Sweet Mickey for President' is due next year. At Thursday's (Nov. 6) Music for Documentaries panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference , it took no less a figure than a Fugee to illustrate the difficulty of…

  5. Singer-Songwriter Hilary Scott Talks Name Confusion (No, She's Not That Hillary Scott) and Her New Album

    November 06, 2014 6:16 PM EST Not to be confused with Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott! This is a big week for Hilary Scott, who released her new album, Freight Train Love , on Tuesday. Wait a minute -- we know you're thinking. That's Hilary with one L. Though there will no doubt be some confusion with…

  6. Doobie Brothers Feel Right at Home With Country Crowd

    November 06, 2014 5:36 PM EST Band talks new album 'Southbound,' featuring Blake Shelton, Sara Evans & more country stars. This week, the legendary Doobie Brothers released a brand-new album called Southbound, which pairs the iconic band with some of the hottest stars of the country format, such as…

  7. Dean James, U.K. Live Music Mogul, Launches Sixth, a Data-Driven Hive of Ambition

    November 06, 2014 4:39 PM EST In his former guise of co-founder and CEO of MAMA Group, Dean James ran the London-based live music, artist management and consumer services company from its inception in 2005 until his eventual exit in January this year to "focus on outside interests." During his nine years at…

  8. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2010s

    November 06, 2014 2:20 PM EST In honor of Billboard magazine's 120th anniversary on Nov. 1, we're revealing the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from each decade since the 1960s (for a total of 120 songs). The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s In the 2010s (so far), a handful of acts have provided some…

  9. Bruce Springsteen Auctions Off Guitar Lessons & Lasagna for Veterans

    November 06, 2014 10:08 AM EST How much for a guitar played by Bruce Springsteen , an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagna dinner at his house and a ride in the side car of his motorcycle? $300,000. Springsteen auctioned off two such packages Wednesday night at Stand Up For Heroes, a mashup of comedy and music…

  10. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Day One Report: Trent Reznor, Mark Mothersbaugh, and More

    November 06, 2014 7:14 AM EST At the Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference on Wednesday, the intersection of commerce and art was frequently met. The topic came up again and again in panels and discussions that included interviews with film composers and analytics measuring the life of a…

  11. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  12. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 06, 2014 3:58 AM EST You saw the performances. You saw the fashions. You saw the winners. But unless you were on the red carpet or backstage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, there is so much you didn't see, such as these 10 items: - New Artist of the Year winner Brett Eldredge was in obvious euphoria…

  13. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big

    November 05, 2014 11:40 PM EST Luke Bryan took home top honors at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), winning for Entertainer of the Year. "I've never met Garth Brooks before," the singer said of the man who presented him with the trophy. "Can I have another…

  14. Minnie Driver Joins NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

    November 05, 2014 5:45 PM EST The 'About a Boy' star will serve as the narrator and play the adult Wendy Darling. Minnie Driver is joining NBC's live production of Peter Pan. The About a Boy star will serve as the narrator and play the adult Wendy Darling on the telecast, set for Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p…

  15. Gregg Alexander Talks Switch From New Radicals to 'Begin Again' at Billboard/THR Conference

    November 05, 2014 3:00 PM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference launched Wednesday with a question-and-answer session featuring composer Gregg Alexander , hosted by Billboard senior editor of film and TV, Phil Gallo. Best known to mainstream culture as frontman of the New Radicals --…

  16. 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…

  17. Watch This News Anchor Get Wild to T.I.'s 'Where They At Doe'

    November 04, 2014 8:27 PM EST A West Virginia news anchor is getting a lot of attention for a video that's gone viral showing him dancing to T.I. 's hit "Where They At Doe," while his co-anchor ignores him unamused.  T.I., 'Paperwork': Track-by-Track Review Dan Thorn of WVNS-TV 59, the CBS…

  18. StubHub President Chris Tsakalakis Steps Down

    November 04, 2014 7:32 PM EST Chris Tsakalakis ' sudden departure as president of StubHub, the world's largest secondary ticket marketplace, comes as executives from parent company eBay depart that company and the move was not totally unexpected, Billboard has learned. News came Tuesday (Nov. 4) that…

  19. 10 Things We Learned From Cyndi Lauper's Reddit AMA

    November 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST In 1984, Cyndi Lauper used her, well, unusual style to her advantage, releasing She's So Unusual , the first debut female album to land four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Lauper recently told Billboard the songs contained "were about empowering all us freaks. We stood up…

  20. Boyz II Men’s Nathan Morris Talks Not Writing Songs for Their New Album: ‘We Didn’t Want to Think Too Hard on It’

    November 04, 2014 6:04 PM EST Boyz II Men have been making music for more than two decades, but that hasn't made them complacent -- they're continually looking for new ways to reinvent their sound. Their residency in Las Vegas recently earned them the title of Musical Artist of the Year at the Casino…

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