1. Draco Rosa Celebrates 'Vida' With Vinyl Release

    January 22, 2015 5:09 PM EST It's been almost two years since the original release of Draco Rosa 's album Vida , which won 2013's Latin Grammy for album of the year and a Grammy for best Latin pop album, and now a vinyl version is on the way. Since then, the Puerto Rican rock icon and hit songwriter went…

  2. Watch New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Scenes in Ellie Goulding's New Video

    January 22, 2015 4:54 PM EST If you're an Ellie Goulding fan who can't wait for the Valentine's Day release of Fifty Shades of Grey , it's your lucky day. If you're just a fan of one or the other (OK, especially the upcoming film), you're going to want to watch this. Ellie Goulding just…

  3. We're No. 1! 'Billboard #1 Gospel Hits' Debuts Atop Gospel Albums Chart

    January 22, 2015 4:39 PM EST In a very meta achievement, a Billboard-branded album is No. 1 on a Billboard chart for the first time on a current-based ranking, as Billboard #1 Gospel Hits enters at the Top Gospel Albums summit. Subtitled The Greatest Gospel Songs of All Time! , the compilation (released on the eOne…

  4. Fifth Harmony Ladies Have the Perfect Response to Vamps Dis

    January 22, 2015 4:29 PM EST 'The amount of sexism and immaturity is astounding,' one member tweets. Watch out: Fifth Harmony is about to take a sledgehammer to  The Vamps . In a recent interview, a fan asked Brad Simpson from  The Vamps,  "Are you and Lauren [Jauregui, from Fifth Harmony] still together…

  5. New Report from Next Big Sound Explores Band-Brand Digital Relationships

    January 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST A new report by Next Big Sound presents the state of the music industry from a data point of view. Aimed at brands -- the traditional music industry can still find plenty of useful information -- the web-based report uses attractive charts and plain English to guide the reader through music…

  6. Watch 'Jeopardy' Contestant Confuse Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks

    January 22, 2015 3:33 PM EST Oof: A contestant on a recent episode of Jeopardy confused Iggy Azalea for Azealia Banks . "This Australian hip-hopper used the pet name/street name system to come up with her rap name," host Alex Trebek read. "Who is Azealia Banks?"  contestant Nicholas -- who was up by…

  7. Michelle Williams Argues About Beyonce With Mike Huckabee on 'The View'

    January 22, 2015 3:30 PM EST Like most people considering a presidential run in 2016, Mike Huckabee appeared on The View today to argue about Beyonce with Michelle Williams. Yes, the former governor and Fox News host continued his talk-show tour to promote family values (i.e., his book) by slamming Beyonce. This time,…

  8. Paula Abdul & Jason Derulo Join 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    January 22, 2015 3:20 PM EST Paula Abdul  is back at Fox. After a three-year break from her last regular TV gig, she'll join  So You Think You Can Dance  for the competition's upcoming 12th season. With Abdul, who has been eyed as a full-time addition since Mary Murphy's departure became imminent, comes…

  9. Carrie Underwood Has Her Longest Reign at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 3:18 PM EST Plus: Kenny Chesney celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Country Airplay chart with a new leader. Carrie Underwood rewrites her longest chart-topping run on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Something in the Water" rules for a seventh week. She logged…

  10. Watch a Bikini-Sporting Britney Spears Do Her Best Synchronized Swimming Moves

    January 22, 2015 3:12 PM EST Does  Britney Spears  have Olympic aspirations? The pop diva Instagrammed a video of herself in the pool Wednesday (Jan. 21) accompanied by an amusing caption: "Putting in work in preparation for my tryout for the US Synchronized Swimming team. Rio here I come..." Britney Spears …

  11. Will Lady Gaga & Adele's 'Bro-Down' Lead to a New Song?

    January 22, 2015 2:48 PM EST Bring on the applause. Is  Lady Gaga  going to guest on  Adele 's new album? Will Adele guest on Gaga's forthcoming record? Will they pull a Gaga/ Beyonce and guest on each other's works with two similiarly titled tracks? So many possibilities are now potentially on the table…

  12. Music Supervisors Guild Honors 'Nashville,' 'Begin Again, 'Fault in Our Stars'

    January 22, 2015 2:40 PM EST The film and television divisions of 20th Century Fox were honored Jan. 21 at the fifth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with the supervisors behind shows such as Nashville and Reign , and the films The Fault in Our Stars and Begin Again . Fox shared the film studio award with…

  13. Behind the Scenes of How Bjork's Team Handled the 'Vulnicura' Leak

    January 22, 2015 2:34 PM EST On Jan. 20, Bjork announced on Facebook that her album had arrived several months earlier than its March release date. "Vulnicura will be rolling out worldwide over the next 24 hours !!" she wrote. "I wanted to tell you the tale of making of this album." Though she went…

  14. Music Sharing Apps Begin to Proliferate – But Are They Useful?

    January 22, 2015 2:00 PM EST Scott Vener , music supervisor for  Entourage , may just have the next big music app -- but that doesn't mean he's without competition. In the past year, a slew of personalized music sharing apps, which allow users to directly send songs via text-based messages (as opposed to…

  15. Jessie J, Gloria Gaynor, Arturo Sandoval to Perform at Official Grammy After-Party

    January 22, 2015 2:00 PM EST The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts the event immediately following the telecast. The official Grammy Awards after-party will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Feb. 8 immediately following the main event, which is telecast from neighboring Staples Center in…

  16. T.I. Performs 'What You Know' for Guitar Center Sessions: Exclusive Video Premiere

    January 22, 2015 1:40 PM EST It's hard to remember now, but there was a time early in T.I. 's career when he wasn't yet one of rap's biggest names. "What You Know" changed all that when it came out in 2006. For the latest installment of Guitar Center Sessions, T.I. went back and performed…

  17. Busta Rhymes Thanks 'Every Single Fan' in an Open Letter

    January 22, 2015 1:35 PM EST Some people are depressed about the state of modern hip-hop, but Busta Rhymes isn't one of them. In an enthusiastic handwritten open letter, the rapper thanked "every single DJ from the clubs to the radio, every radio station, program director, every radio personality, every…

  18. Sam Smith Hints at Breakup with Boyfriend with Sad Instagram Post

    January 22, 2015 1:31 PM EST Are Sam Smith and boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel no longer an item? The U.K. singer-songwriter has hinted at the breakup on Instagram and in concert over the past 48 hours, and although Smith has not explicitly confirmed the split with Zeizel, whom he started publicly dating earlier this month,…

  19. Billboard at Sundance: Here's What to Expect

    January 22, 2015 1:30 PM EST Sundance isn't just about movies anymore. Yes, Robert Redford 's festival still features plenty of films, but now there's so much more. Billboard at Sundance: See All Of Our Coverage! Billboard will be attending, teaming up with The Hollywood Reporter, bringing you interviews…

  20. 'Empire' Episode Three Recap: The Devil Quotes Scripture

    January 22, 2015 1:25 PM EST If there's one thing we must never forget, it's that Lucious is a gangster. Don't let the sharp suits fool you, lest you want to end up like Mel in the first scene of episode 3 of Empire . Mel is a manager for one of Empire Entertainment's artists, Veronica. He decides…

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