1. Giorgio Moroder to Release First Studio Album in Over 30 Years

    November 17, 2014 9:15 AM EST The long-awaited album will feature Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue and others. Giorgio Moroder is back with a new solo album! The legendary producer and songwriter, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film…

  2. ‘SNL’ Recap: 'Hunger Games' Stars Parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space,’ Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' & More

    November 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST Rapper Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15, performing his feel-good single “i” and following up with Jay Rock ’s “Pay For It.”  Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them Host…

  3. Inside Azealia Banks' Rocky Road to Releasing 'Broke With Expensive Taste'

    November 14, 2014 2:08 PM EST Did combative New York rapper Azealia Banks "pull a Beyoncé " when she released her long-delayed debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste , on Nov. 6 with no prior setup? Not exactly. Where Beyoncé's midnight surprise in the iTunes Store was the result of a meticulously…

  4. Taylor Swift's America: See '1989' Album Sales By Region

    November 14, 2014 1:20 PM EST Welcome to New York? Not so much. '1989' is actually underperforming in NYC. After enjoying the best album sales week for any artist since 2002 , Taylor Swift saw her fifth album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , again. 1989 moved 402,000 in its second week , which is…

  5. Pop Shop Podcast: Nick Jonas Talks ‘Jealous,’ Shirtlessness & ‘Loving The Ride’ of his Solo Career

    November 13, 2014 10:54 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  6. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 12, 2014 11:00 AM EST Meanwhile, Bette Midler and Calvin Harris score Top 10 debuts on the albums chart. As expected , Taylor Swift 's blockbuster 1989 album spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 402,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan —…

  7. Exclusive: Iggy Azalea To Play New Year's Eve Concert in Vegas

    November 11, 2014 12:21 PM EST Iggy Azalea has become the latest artist who’ll be kicking off 2015 Vegas-style. The “Fancy” rapper announced a New Year’s Eve concert with Drai’s Nightclub  at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, with a main-stage performance set to prelude a rooftop view of the famous Strip Fireworks…

  8. Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' App: Inside The User Experience

    November 11, 2014 9:12 AM EST Follow the action, explore other rooms and watch behind-the-scenes footage with Swift's new app. Taylor Swift's new music video for "Blank Space" has been given an immersive complementary technological experience with the American Express Unstaged Taylor Swift Blank…

  9. Ariana Grande & Idina Menzel to Receive Honors at 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards

    November 11, 2014 8:30 AM EST Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel will be two of the honorees at this year's Billboard Women in Music Awards, joining Taylor Swift as recipients at the Dec. 12 event in New York City.  Grande will receive the 2014 Billboard Rising Star award and Menzel will accept the Breakthrough…

  10. Eminem vs. Women: 13 Ladies He's Bashed in Raps

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST Lana Del Rey is the latest in a string of female targets. Eminem has been known for his controversial rhymes since his major-label debut in 1999, but in a just-released cypher promoting the upcoming Shady Records compilation album, he crossed a new line: He invoked the name of Ray Rice,…

  11. Dillon Francis On the 'Money' With No. 2 Dance Debut

    November 06, 2014 9:09 PM EST Also making dance moves: Mystery Skulls, Flight Facilities, Calvin Harris & Katy Perry. Dillon Francis enters Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 2 with his major-label debut, Money Sucks Friends Rule . The set, released on Mad Decent/Columbia, bows with 9,000 sold, according to Nielsen…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift’s Huge Week, Beyonce’s Platinum Edition, Calvin Harris & More

    November 06, 2014 10:45 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  13. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

  14. Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

    November 05, 2014 11:35 AM EST As reported earlier , Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest week for any album since…

  15. Watch Die Antwoord Show Love for the "Ugly Boy" With Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, More

    November 04, 2014 7:44 PM EST Die Antwoord has enlisted the help of some famous friends to guest star in the South African rap duo's new video for "Ugly Boy," getting the likes of Jack Black, Marilyn Manson , Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Cara Delevingne and Dita von Teese to help praise those less…

  16. Lady Gaga Covers 4 Non Blondes & Shakes Stuffed Animals at #artRaveVienna

    November 03, 2014 6:27 PM EST Lady Gaga performed a fiery cover of 4 Non Blondes ' "What's Up" for #artRaveVienna. Check out her version of the song: The original "What's Up" peaked at No. 14 on the Hot 100 in 1993. It's from the album Bigger, Better, Faster, More! , which was…

  17. 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. …

  18. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  19. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift '1989' Extravaganza! Plus: Enrique Iglesias Interview!

    October 30, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

  20. Pitbull Developing Two Reality Series for The Weinstein Co.

    October 29, 2014 3:28 AM EDT Pitbull has his sights on expanding his TV presence. The Miami rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez , has teamed with The Weinstein Co. via his Honey I'm Home shingle to produce two unscripted series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Pitbull: The Lyfe will offer a…

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