1. Rdio Gets $108 Million in Equity Over 2 Years According to New Filings

    October 08, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Pulser Media, the parent company of Rdio, sold equity, warrants or options worth $108 million from unnamed sources over the last 13 months according to numerous new SEC filings. The filings detail amounts of $25 million in April, $4.4 million in December, $3.8 million in November, and $75…

  2. Meghan Trainor Leads Hot 100's Record-Setting All-Female Top Five

    October 08, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Headed up by Trainor's 'All About That Bass,' women monopolize the top five for a record-breaking fifth consecutive week. Plus, Maroon 5's 'Animals' roars into the top 10 and One Direction debuts at No. 13. It's all about girl power high atop the Billboard…

  3. Blake Shelton Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    October 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Country king Blake Shelton earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new release, Bringing Back the Sunshine , debuts atop the list. It was released on Warner Bros. Nashville Records on Sept. 30, and sold 101,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen…

  4. Why 1995 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 08, 2014 10:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992  and  1993 . Today, we look at 1994 and 1995 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Picking your favorite year in a decade of musical…

  5. Tourist Asks Jay Z & Beyonce Who They Are

    October 08, 2014 9:40 AM EDT 'Who are you?' Someone is about to feel the full effects of The Beygency . Jay Z and Beyonce (plus Blue Ivy) were recently taking a private tour of the Louvre in Paris and as they were walking in, a security officer asked the gawking tourists not to take photos of America's…

  6. Former Executive at 'American Idol' Parent Facing Jail for Fraud

    October 08, 2014 8:30 AM EDT A former senior executive at the TV production company behind American Idol and The X-Factor is facing a jail sentence for fraud. Ian Ousey pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court to stealing almost £225,000 ($360,000) from London-based production company FremantleMedia, which…

  7. Hillsong United Wins Big at Dove Awards

    October 07, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Hillsong United  took tops honors Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the Gospel Music Assn.’s 45th Annual Dove Awards, winning five Doves, including artist of the year and aong of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” “The song ‘Oceans’ has opened so many new doors and so many great…

  8. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses' 40th Anniversary

    October 07, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Patti Smith is making some special plans to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of her beloved 1975 debut, Horses .  New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet The punk icon told Rolling Stone she will be playing the album in full, saying, "I'm going to be happy to celebrate…

  9. Willie Nelson's Braids Sell for $37,000 at Auction

    October 07, 2014 9:28 PM EDT Willie Nelson 's signature braids sold for $37,000 at an auction in Phoenix on Sunday, included in the roughly 2,000 items sold off that belonged to the late outlaw country singer Waylon Jennings .  Waylon Jennings' Items Up For Auction In Phoenix Other items up for auction…

  10. Watch Block B Perform 'Her' in Adorable Animal Onesies

    October 07, 2014 8:33 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and her unicorn onesie have some competition. In July, Block B revealed their zany music video for "Her" that saw the boy band hanging with an ostrich and hawking laundry detergent. Now that album promotions have come to a close, the septet is thanking fans for the…

  11. Luke Bryan No. 1, Carrie Underwood Soars Onto Country Airplay Chart

    October 07, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Bryan notches his 10th leader, while Underwood makes her grandest career entrance. Luke Bryan claims his 10th career leader on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart and becomes the only artist to score three No. 1s this year, as "Roller Coaster" rumbles 2-1. Bryan's other…

  12. Audiam Signs Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers for Thorny Area of Digital Rights

    October 07, 2014 1:22 PM EDT Digital rights administrator Audiam has signed Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers for an exclusive North American representation of the bands' publishing catalogs across digital music services including YouTube, Spotify, Beats, Google Play, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon Prime and iTunes…

  13. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records (Again), Reveals Cancer Scare

    October 07, 2014 12:52 PM EDT On top of all the other tour-ending ailments he has faced in recent years -- bleeding ulcer, pneumonia, respiratory infection -- Morrissey now says in a Spanish-language interview that he's undergone cancer treatments and feels he may be at an age where he "should no longer be…

  14. Ed Sheeran Proves He Can Dance In 'Thinking Out Loud' Video

    October 07, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Ed Sheeran  -- singer-songwriter, occasional rapper and Taylor Swift BFF -- has finally learned to dance. And he wants the whole world to know. And when Sheeran says dance, he's talking dance in an old-school sense, the kind that requires guys to look dapper in a vest while executing…

  15. Exclusive Premiere: Rufus Du Sol Gives Zhu's 'Paradise Awaits' a Euphoric Remix

    October 07, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Billboard is in a remix mood this morning, and we’re excited to present a pounding, propulsive new take on a song that already boasted strong dance floor vibes -- Zhu’s “Paradise Awaits,” re-imagined by the Australian indie-house trio Rüfüs Du Sol . Check it out below:   The original…

  16. 2NE1's 'I Am the Best' Tops World Digital Songs Chart After Big Sales Week

    October 06, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Earning the best sales week for any of their songs, the K-pop girl group is first non-PSY act to top the Billboard chart. 2NE1 has earned the first No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Songs after a big sales week for their K-pop hit "I Am the Best." The booming dance-rap track…

  17. A Pregnant Kelly Rowland Poses Nude for 'Elle': See a Photo

    October 06, 2014 5:17 PM EDT Kelly Rowland recently did a photo shoot with Elle magazine that shows off her fashion sense and her baby bump. Check out one of the barer pics below: Lance Gross for Elle Kelly Rowland Marries Manager Tim Witherspoon Earlier this year, the former member of Destiny's Child and…

  18. 'Breaking Bad' Composer to Score 'Better Call Saul'

    October 06, 2014 5:12 PM EDT Dave Porter returns for the AMC spinoff series and its hilarious music video. Who is behind that catchy jingle for Better Call Saul ? A day after AMC released a music video for the Bob Odenkirk -led  series ,   The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter --…

  19. Oliver Heldens Talks Deep House & Defying Genres at TomorrowWorld

    October 06, 2014 4:19 PM EDT 'Genres mean nothing to me. Listeners create the genres,' the up-and-comer says. "What does deep house mean to you?" Seated on a butterfly bench backstage at TomorrowWorld, Oliver Heldens hesitates. It's understandable; his stance is more often assumed than asked,…

  20. 'X Factor' Parent Snaps Up Magazine Publisher

    October 06, 2014 8:45 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann, in contrast to U.S. industry giants, is betting on the future of print, or at least print-style content . In a deal announced Monday, Bertelsmann has bought full control of the largest European magazine publisher, Gruner + Jahr, acquiring the final 25.1…

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