1. Album Review: The Decemberists Loosen Up on 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'

    January 20, 2015 3:00 PM EST On "The Singer Addresses His Audience," the opening track to The Decemberists ' seventh LP What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World , when singer-guitarist Colin Meloy sings, "We had to change some," it makes sense. The Portland, Ore., quintet has previously…

  2. Corner Office: Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein on Adam Levine's Aspirations and Losing Sara Bareilles

    January 20, 2015 2:55 PM EST Nearly a year after his dust-up at the Clive Davis party, the Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke manager makes amends: "I was arrogant." Jordan Feldstein 's industry bona fides date back to childhood. Long before Maroon 5 's Adam Levine could even conceive of having moves like…

  3. The Juice Podcast: Ciara vs. Future, Funkmaster Flex's Jay Z Rant, Naya Rivera & More

    January 20, 2015 1:30 PM EST On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, co-hosts Jeff and Eric Rosenthal of ItsTheReal and Billboard pop editor Jason Lipshutz join me to discuss last week's happenings in the R&B/hip-hop world such as Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex's rant about Jay Z , Ciara vs.…

  4. San Fermin Song Premiere: Listen To 'Jackrabbit' from New Album

    January 20, 2015 1:19 PM EST Brooklyn-based baroque pop outfit San Fermin is coming back this spring with its sophomore album, Jackrabbit , and are previewing the new full-length with a handful of U.S. dates beginning next week. Before those shows kick off, check out "Jackrabbit," the title track of the new…

  5. Why the Rap Veterans Behind Atlanta Indie Label Quality Control Music Are the Smartest Guys in Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST Two middle-aged guys in hoodies named Coach and Pee run what may be the most important hip-hop label in America. This spring, they'll release 2015's most anticipated rap debut, a Lil Wayne -featuring full-length from trap-rap trio Migos , who have already collaborated with Justin…

  6. Ricky Munoz, Co-Founder of Inimitable 'Tex-Mex' Norteno Band Intocable, Reflects on 20 Years

    January 20, 2015 12:57 PM EST "I’d love it if a label made an 'experiment' department." Norteño band Intocable has long pushed the boundaries of its genre, infusing the traditional accordion and bajo sexto sound of norteño music with tinges of country Western, rock and even pop. The sextet boasts over…

  7. Fergie: Josh Duhamel 'Walked in on Me During My Bikini Waxing'

    January 20, 2015 12:54 PM EST In February's Allure cover story , Fergie talks about dealing with her critics and the ways she balances her marriage, her career, and motherhood. "I just figure with all my stuff, some people are going to like it; some people aren't," she says. "It's a lot…

  8. Charli XCX & Rita Ora are British Bandits in 'Doing It' Video: Watch

    January 20, 2015 12:33 PM EST Charli XCX 's "Doing it" track, from her sophomore album Sucker , was given an overhaul with fellow Brit Rita Ora joining in on the second verse. The new version of the song is Charli's next U.K. single, and has been given a proper music video, in which the pair plays a…

  9. New Kids on The Block Announce Summer U.S. Tour With TLC and Nelly

    January 20, 2015 12:12 PM EST Is a "Step by Step" and "No Scrubs" mashup on the horizon?  New Kids on the Block  are heading back on the road this summer, and this year, they'll be joined by  TLC  and  Nelly  for The Main Event tour.  "There is no stopping us! We always have something…

  10. Album Review: Belle & Sebastian's 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' Gets Sonically Adventurous

    January 20, 2015 12:10 PM EST On "Nobody's Empire," which opens Belle & Sebastian 's ninth album, an energized Stuart Murdoch chronicles his recent bout with chronic fatigue syndrome and poses a question his fans will relate to: "If we live by books, and we live by hope, does that make us…

  11. Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Track List: Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and… Mike Tyson?!

    January 20, 2015 11:51 AM EST Madonna 's hotly anticipated Rebel Heart album now has a full track list to go with its Mar. 10 release date: Madge revealed the 19-song list online on Monday (Jan. 19), and there's one very strange, prize-fighting, ear-biting featured guest on there. We're talking, of…

  12. Marilyn Manson on His New Album 'The Pale Emperor': 'I Have Hellhounds on My Heels -- and This Record Is Payment'

    January 20, 2015 11:50 AM EST Courting controversy is nothing new for Marilyn Manson , who in 2014 had a recurring role as a white supremacist on the final season of FX series Sons of Anarchy . But ahead of his ninth LP, The Pale Emperor (out Jan. 20 on Loma Vista), the 46-year-old rocker found himself at the center…

  13. Executive Turntable: Moves at Artists Den, Monterey Jazz Festival, Universal

    January 20, 2015 11:38 AM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Pandora, Universal Music Group, Reservoir, and more! -- Francisco Arenas joined Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter as SVP Licensing & Business Development. In his new role, Francisco and his team will focus on building…

  14. Hakkasan Group's Omnia Nightclub Announces Artist Roster, Reveals Interior Design

    January 20, 2015 11:30 AM EST While Hakkasan Group's new Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace won't open its doors until spring, here is a peek at what's in store for its future patrons. The club's full roster of headliners will include Afrojack , Armin van Buuren , Chuckie , Martin Garrix , Oliver…

  15. St. Vincent Drops Peppy New Song 'Bad Believer'

    January 20, 2015 11:28 AM EST Well, this is just about the most catchy and in-your-face we've ever heard Annie Clark . Today (Jan. 20), St. Vincent shared a a new song called "Bad Believer." "Bad Believer" is the first new song shared from the deluxe edition of 2014's St. Vincent , one of…

  16. Watch Jessie J Sing 'Bang Bang' With Her Mouth Closed

    January 20, 2015 11:25 AM EST We don't know whether to be completely weirded out or totally impressed (probably both), but Jessie J is capable of singing with her lips sealed.  Jessie J showed off her special talent during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show : She can sing -- belt, really -- with…

  17. Exclusive: Turbo Fruits to Release Patrick Carney-Assisted Album, Share New Track

    January 20, 2015 11:10 AM EST In seven years, Nashville's raucous garage-rawk royalty  Turbo Fruits have upgraded like car models: increasingly streamlined without losing their power. Their 2007 debut's supernova of thrashing tempos and crashing snares has been slowing down and growing up, injecting 2009'…

  18. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  19. Nashville's Music Row Gets Preservation Boost From National Trust

    January 20, 2015 10:55 AM EST Fresh off their successful effort to prevent the demolition of a Nashville studio that once recorded the likes of Elvis Presley  and  Willie Nelson ,   advocates want to include all of the city's Music Row area in their preservation efforts. The National Trust for Historic Preservation…

  20. Looking at Top 40 Radio's Decade of Change, Through the Lens of Kelly Clarkson's Career

    January 20, 2015 10:51 AM EST It was Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. Mainstream top 40 radio was a mix of hip-hop, "extreme" alternative crossovers and, for pop balance, teen punk. WHTZ (Z100) New York, which had just launched an urban sister station, WWPR (Power 105), was trying to make its way back to the mainstream…

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