1. ‘SNL’ Recap: Nicki Minaj Impersonates Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ With Skylar Grey & More

    December 07, 2014 12:13 PM EST Nicki Minaj arguably stole the show on the Dec. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live . Not only did the rapper perform her new songs "Bed of Lies, "All Things Go" and "Only,” but she also appeared in several memorable comedy sketches. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child…

  2. Joe Jonas, Usher, 2 Chainz & More Hit Up Art Basel Parties in Miami Beach

    December 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST Joe Jonas , Kim Kardashian, Usher and a bevy of supermodels are making the party rounds in South Beach this week, with Art Basel Miami Beach gatherings drawing celebrities, art collectors and fashionistas from around the globe. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide Jonas and rapper 2…

  3. 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP List of Century's Most Performed Holiday Songs

    December 05, 2014 7:56 PM EST "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and "White Christmas" are the all time top most performed holiday songs in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) catalogue, according to a top…

  4. Billboard Women in Music Honoree Iggy Azalea: 'If I Lose Every Award to Sam Smith, I'm Okay With It'

    December 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST This year, Iggy Azalea became music's first white female rap star. The 24-year-old surpassed Lil' Kim as the woman rap artist with the longest-leading single in chart history ("Fancy"), was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney film Million Dollar Arm and performed on…

  5. #Trending in 2014: Yahoo, Vevo, Rhapsody, Spotify and Bing Share the Year's Biggest Names

    December 03, 2014 12:05 PM EST A slew of digital companies have released their year-end data dumps on what the world was watching, listening to and searching for over the past year. Most of it should surprise no one who paid any attention to the world at large in 2014 -- it seems there are few shocks lurking in our…

  6. 7 Reasons to Tune Into MAMA 2014 Wednesday & How You Can Watch

    December 02, 2014 8:47 PM EST One of Asia's biggest music ceremonies promises John Legend, G-Dragon, EXO, K-pop kisses, sexy performances and more. One of K-pop's biggest nights will soon be upon us with the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (aka MAMA). Likened to be the Asian equivalent of the MTV Video Music…

  7. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Shows Off Golden Body in GQ Photo Shoot

    December 01, 2014 4:13 PM EST Cue the controversy about whether he was touched up. "Weird Al" Yankovic was awfully proud of scoring his first ever Billboard 200 -topping album, but that's far from all he did in 2014. The man who raised '90s kids on "Amish Paradise" and "Pretty Fly for…

  8. Holiday 'Gif' Guide: 44 Gifts for Music Lovers

    December 01, 2014 3:30 PM EST Happy holidays! Can't figure out what to buy as gifts for the music lovers in your lives? Check out our handy guide below for some helpful tips! Apparel From head to toe (and hats to socks), clothes seem like a necessity for holiday gift-giving. But why not throw some pop in your…

  9. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Meghan Trainor Debut Holiday Songs on AC

    December 01, 2014 3:10 PM EST 'Tis the season for the Adult Contemporary chart to welcome a sleighful of yuletide tunes. 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. All our charts are…

  10. Supreme Court to Consider Free Speech on Social Media Today, Thanks In Part to Eminem

    December 01, 2014 9:54 AM EST The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting graphically violent rap…

  11. Kim Dotcom Avoids Jail But Says Legal Fight Has Left Him 'Officially Broke'

    December 01, 2014 8:51 AM EST Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on Monday defeated efforts by prosecutors to send him back to a New Zealand jail or make him wear an electronic monitoring bracelet but says his long-running legal battle has left him broke. After a three-day hearing, Auckland District Court Judge…

  12. Robin Williams, Jay Z Among Top Celebrity Online Searches of 2014 (So Far)

    November 26, 2014 9:55 AM EST Death and scandal are the surest ways to generate interest online. Five weeks prior to the new year, the celebrity most often showing up in Internet searches in 2014 has been Robin Williams , whose shocking suicide Aug. 11 led to massive spikes in online activity. And Jennifer Lawrence , at…

  13. Retailers & Indie Labels Pushing for Monday Global Release Day

    November 25, 2014 5:41 PM EST In August, it was reported that the music industry had its eye on a Friday global release day that would take effect July 2015. Now that proposition is getting some pushback from a cohort of retailers and indie record labels, who are endorsing a Monday over a Friday street date.  Record…

  14. Rita Ora: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role Has 'Opened a Lot of Doors'

    November 25, 2014 2:07 AM EST Rita Ora may soon be enjoying a successful career as a movie star, and it's all thanks to her role in Fifty Shades of Grey .  Speaking to OK! magazine, Ora said the huge controversy and interest surrounding the film has been nothing but good for her acting ambitions. "Everyone…

  15. Watch Selena Gomez Tease AMA Performance

    November 22, 2014 6:32 PM EST Selena Gomez is one day away from taking the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 23). And the singer is giving fans a taste of what's to come when she performs her single, "Heart Wants What It Wants." Shot in the same intimate style as her "…

  16. Music Fans Can Vote for Their Favorite AMA Artists, Submit Fan Art on Twitter

    November 22, 2014 3:29 PM EST It's not too late to grab your paintbrush. Now is your chance to show off all those paintings you've done of One Direction . (Don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about.) AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Receiving New Dick Clark Award, Pitbull's…

  17. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Boosie to Screaming Females

    November 21, 2014 4:09 PM EST Tove Styrke "Borderline" RCA/Sony Sweden Can two Swedish singers named Tove cross over with confessional jams in the same year? New RCA signee Tove Styrke would love to match the success of Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" with the slithering "Borderline,"…

  18. Watch Kim Kardashian Read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- With a Very Kim Twist

    November 20, 2014 2:21 PM EST Kim Kardashian West  already broke the Internet (nearly) this month, so when the entrepreneur stopped by an Australian radio show this week, it seemed only natural (?) that the hosts would try and entice Kardashian West to go ahead and break the radio as well. Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her…

  19. U.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom Is a 'Fugitive'

    November 19, 2014 7:05 PM EST Prosecutors argue that criminal defendants who won't willingly give themselves up shouldn't be allowed to use the resources of the court. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice told a Virginia federal judge that Kim Dotcom and cohorts have no business challenging the seizure…

  20. Anna Wintour on Kanye & Kim 'Vogue' Cover: 'It's Very Important That People Talk About us'

    November 19, 2014 5:14 PM EST In a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, Anna Wintour opened up about her decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue . "If we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather…

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