1. Blue Ivy Carter Dressed Up As Michael Jackson for Halloween

    October 31, 2014 1:18 PM EDT Oh, what's that? You weren't satisfied with Beyonce 's flawless Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation costume ? Musicians Halloween Costumes: From Katy Perry (Cheeto) to Justin Bieber (Power Rangers) Well, it just got even better, via her two-and-a-half year old secret weapon:…

  2. Justin Bieber & Usher Watch LeBron James Courtside on Opening Night

    October 31, 2014 11:43 AM EDT With LeBron James in town for his first game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Justin Bieber just had to be courtside. At the Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 30, the troubled singer was reunited with his old mentor, the considerably less-troubled Usher . Check out their Instagram below. That’s…

  3. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

  4. Sheppard on Keith Urban, Playing Ball with ‘the Dream Team’, & Dining at Ariana Grande’s Home

    October 30, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Sheppard’s flock is fast growing, and its going global.  Just 18 months ago, the band was riding a wave of buzz back home in Brisbane, Australia, when their breezy singalong song “Let Me Down Easy” took flight and was certified platinum. Now, the six-piece is one of the hottest new indie…

  5. Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Appearance Generates Big Social Chart Gains

    October 30, 2014 9:21 PM EDT Iggy Azalea makes notable social gains on Billboard's charts after her appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 25), on which she debuted two new songs: "Beg for It" (featuring MØ ) and "Iggy SZN." Both are set to be on her album Reclassified (due Nov.…

  6. Ed Sheeran's First U.S. Arena Tour Doing Big Business

    October 30, 2014 7:26 PM EDT Ed Sheeran heads up the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $8.1 million in ticket sales reported from his first arena headlining tour in North America. On the road behind the June release of his most recent album, x , the British singer-songwriter kicked off the tour Aug.…

  7. Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas' 20th Anniversary: Find Out What Went Into Making a Modern Christmas Classic

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Since 1994, nothing says that Christmas has arrived quite like the iconic opening bells of Mariah Carey ’s worldwide hit "All I Want For Christmas is You." 20 years later, the tune still takes over pop culture each December: Climbing the charts, showing up like a Mariah Carey…

  8. Billboard Touring Awards Finalists Announced

    October 30, 2014 12:02 PM EDT One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Paul McCartney and the teams behind them to be honored at awards gala. Finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards , including One Direction , Katy Perry , Justin…

  9. Justin Vernon & Boston Calling Producers Creating New Music Fest in Wisconsin

    October 29, 2014 11:44 AM EDT The Eaux Claire Music and Arts Festival will take place in a remote, wooded location in July 2015. Although Bon Iver has been fairly quiet lately, frontman Justin Vernon is as busy as ever. The Wisconsin singer-songwriter is bringing a brand new music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire,…

  10. Laurence Fishburne: 'Justin Bieber Acts 'Black-ish,' But He Doesn't Get Shot by the Police'

    October 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT It’s been a while since Justin Bieber toured or released a new album, but the singer always seems to be on our minds. In explaining the title of his new sitcom Black-ish , Laurence Fishburne dropped a little Bieber reference to get the tricky racial point across. “I think of it this way --…

  11. What Is Bad? A Worst Songs Countdown Goes Beyond Good and Evil

    October 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT What do “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Stairway To Heaven” have in common? Both make a prominent appearance among the 88 worst songs of all time, as voted by listeners of triple-A WXPN Philadelphia . WXPN unveiled the listing last Saturday, Oct. 25, as the kicker to its countdown of its top…

  12. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran Added to Rock in Rio USA Line-up

    October 28, 2014 5:03 AM EDT MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will join Taylor Swift , Metallica and No Doubt…

  13. Taylor Swift's '1989' Aiming For 900,000-Plus Sales Debut

    October 27, 2014 6:38 PM EDT In its first week alone, '1989' could become the second-biggest selling album of 2014 Taylor Swift 's 1989 album has been on sale for less than a day, but its first-week sales forecast has already been upgraded. Industry sources now suggest the fast-selling set may sell…

  14. Chart Highlights: Gwen Stefani Returns, Foo Fighters Fly to No. 1

    October 27, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Stefani scores her first solo airplay hit since 2007, while Foo Fighters crown Rock Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  15. Notable Quotes: Paul McCartney Isn't Beyond Twerking, Justin Bieber Thinks He's a 'Sex Panther' and More

    October 27, 2014 1:13 PM EDT "The last time I twerked I was with @katyperry. She was rather good at it!" -- Paul McCartney The Beatles legend during a Twitter chat, replying to a fan who asked if he had ever twerked. Paul McCartney Shares His Unreleased Recording with John Bonham "I look like a sex…

  16. Taylor Swift Will Headline 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    October 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Ever since "Shake It Off,"  Taylor Swift   has been living out what might be her biggest year yet as an entertainer. Now she's planning to wrap 2014 up the way so many others will: in New York City's Times Square. A new press release says Taylor will give "a…

  17. Hancock Honored at Jazz Benefit Concert at Apollo

    October 26, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater. Herbie Hancock Reveals Crack-Addict…

  18. Justin Bieber, Khalil Hit The Streets For 'Playtime' Video

    October 25, 2014 8:50 PM EDT Justin Bieber and his pal, Khalil , are taking fans out for the night in their new video for the track, "Playtime." Bieber and Khalil headed to Toronto to shoot the lo-fi video, which features the singers making their way around town, even dancing and getting a crowd hyped…

  19. Usher Talks Drake & Why 'Atlanta Culture Is More Relevant Now Than It's Ever Been'

    October 24, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Usher has one ear in the studio, and the other in Atlanta. The triple threat has been "enjoying" Drake ' s "0 to 100" freestyle, and keeping up with the new wave of rap coming from ATL. Usher on Justin Bieber, New Album & Fatherhood "Favorite song right now…

  20. Scooter Braun Was 'Blown Away' By 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    October 24, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Justin Bieber’s manager, who’s also producing the highly anticipated movie based on the ‘80s toy line, also revealed his future plans with director Jon M. Chu. Fans of the Jem and the Holograms toy line and animated TV series from the ‘80s have every reason to be excited about the upcoming…

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