1. Lindsey Stirling Scores First Airplay Chart Hit, 'Shatter Me,' With Lzzy Hale

    November 04, 2014 2:10 PM EST After charting two albums on the Billboard 200, including Shatter Me , which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in May, violinist/performance artist Lindsey Stirling is rising with her first airplay chart hit. The Shatter Me title cut, featuring vocals from Lzzy Hale, of alt-metal band Halestorm,…

  2. Final 'Annie' Trailer Has Jamie Foxx Playing Piano, Sia's 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile'

    November 04, 2014 11:40 AM EST In the final trailer for Annie , the orphan's long-lost parents are actually a major presence. "Please take care of our baby -- her name's Annie," reads Quvenzhane Wallis as the title character. "There's half a locket around her neck so when we come for her,…

  3. Listen to Kurt Cobain's Unearthed 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape

    November 03, 2014 9:43 PM EST A mixtape Kurt Cobain created in 1988 has been given some new life online, offering fans another glimpse into the Nirvana frontman's psyche with a strange but enjoyable collection of music and sounds.  Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It&…

  4. CMA Awards' Exec Producer Gives the Inside Scoop on This Year's Show -- From the All-Star Duets to the Surprise Guests

    November 03, 2014 5:53 PM EST An interview with CMA's executive producer Robert Deaton Robert Deaton is a very busy man. As executive producer of the CMA Awards, Deaton is preparing for the 48th Annual CMA Awards live on ABC Wednesday night (Nov. 5) from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. On Friday, he'll…

  5. Corner Office: ABC's Music Chief Dawn Soler on 'Nashville,' the Songs Behind 'Scandal,' and Making the Move From Movies to TV

    November 03, 2014 2:15 PM EST Burbank is a long way from Music City, but lots of things in Dawn Soler 's office show a love for Nashville, both the city and the TV show that has been in her care since its debut three seasons ago. She was the music supervisor for the first two episodes of Nashville before handing…

  6. Joel Whitburn, Chart Historian: On Books, Music & the 'Weekly Thrill' of Billboard (Exclusive Q&A)

    November 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT For nearly a half-century, Whitburn and his company, Record Research, have joined Billboard as the most prominent trackers of the hits. Certain names are synonymous with Billboard charts. Elvis. The Beatles. Elton. Madonna. Mariah. More recently, Rihanna, Gaga, Adele, Katy and Taylor. …

  7. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 1.25 Million in Debut Week

    October 31, 2014 9:26 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's unstoppable new album, 1989 , may sell 1.25 million copies in its first week, so suggest industry forecasters. The album could even approach 1.3 million, if the weekend is especially kind to the release. The album is the singer/songwriter's fifth studio…

  8. Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris' 'Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop

    October 31, 2014 3:22 PM EDT GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by the Robert Pollard-led indie band and the 20th anniversary of its classic 1994 album Bee Thousand . On Nov. 17,  Delaware microbrewer Dogfish Head…

  9. Will Fox Score Another 'Glee' With 'Dynasty'-Style Hip-Hop Soap Opera 'Empire'?

    October 31, 2014 3:01 PM EDT The network that launched 'American Idol' and the studio that birthed 'Glee' team up with Columbia Records and Timbaland for a 'Dynasty'-inspired hip-hop soap, but will it produce stars and sales? "Once I picked my mouth up off the floor, the idea of…

  10. Tyler, the Creator Talks Beyonce's Surprise Album: 'F--- You!

    October 31, 2014 2:12 PM EDT Tyler, the Creator knows how to give back to fans. For his crew Odd Future 's third annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Los Angeles' The Park at L.A. Coliseum on Nov. 8, the rapper has enlisted an eye-popping roster including Pharrell Williams , Rick Ross and Mac Miller . He's…

  11. Psy, Others Push for Autopsy of Korean Rock Legend

    October 31, 2014 10:02 AM EDT Iconic singer Shin Hae Chul died on Monday following an operation, leading to accusations of medical malpractice. Psy and other K-pop icons have requested an autopsy for legendary South Korean rocker Shin Hae Chul, who died on Monday following an operation, leading to accusations of…

  12. Public Enemy Gets Deluxe Reissues of 'It Takes A Nation' & 'Fear Of A Black Planet'

    October 30, 2014 9:37 PM EDT Def Jam is continuing its 30th anniversary celebrations with plans to reissue Public Enemy 's 1988 breakthrough album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and their follow up Fear of a Black Planet in multi disc deluxe sets. The reissues will include the classic hip-hop albums…

  13. 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…

  14. Taylor Swift Teases '1989' Tour During 'Good Morning America' Concert

    October 30, 2014 9:42 AM EDT The singer looked forward to the arena jaunt between performances of "Welcome to New York," "Out of the Woods" and "Shake It Off." Taylor Swift is currently in the middle of jam-packed press tour, but she's already excited about getting out to arenas for a…

  15. David Lee Roth ‘Did Not Want to Do’ Van Halen’s Classic Single ‘Jump,’ Says Former Bassist Michael Anthony

    October 29, 2014 1:07 PM EDT There's no way California band Van Halen will ever forget 1984: Its multi-platinum album named after that year marked the height of the band's commercial success with flamboyant frontman "Diamond" David Lee Roth . In addition to containing the exuberant party rock…

  16. Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

    October 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT For Sir Elton John , his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS Foundation, but also to celebrate marriage equality.  Wearing a sequined black blazer and sitting down often since he was recovering from knee…

  17. 'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Is a Really, Really Good Coach

    October 29, 2014 5:26 AM EDT Someone get Taylor Swift a spinning red chair ASAP. The Voice's revived knockout rounds continued on Tuesday night, with Swift sitting in as a universal guest mentor to the contestants of Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams . And for the second night this…

  18. Madison Square Garden to Explore Split

    October 28, 2014 9:28 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Co. said Monday it's considering a plan to split off its entertainment businesses from its media and sports divisions. The New York company said it approved a plan to explore breaking into two publicly traded companies, saying the move would give shareholders…

  19. Watch Sting, 'Last Ship' Musical Cast Sing 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' on the Sidewalk

    October 28, 2014 4:17 AM EDT The Last Ship has made its official entry onto Broadway -- not only by its opening on Sunday, but also by singing to the show across the street, Jersey Boys . Sting scored the musical set in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in northeast England, where the 16-time Grammy winner was…

  20. The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Reintroduces Knockout Round

    October 28, 2014 3:54 AM EDT The Voice's knockout rounds were revived on Monday night, with universal guest mentor Taylor Swift in the ring for rehearsals. Equally advising the contestants of Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams , the "Shake It Off" singer doled out her top tips…

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