1. American Music Awards Quiz: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Lady Gaga & More

    November 20, 2014 2:15 PM EST Hey pop music experts -- how well have you been paying attention to the AMAs? By letting fans decide who wins each award via popular vote, there's a sense of democracy to the American Music Awards, which will be held this year from Nov. 23 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.…

  2. Streaming Drives Sales, According to New Study

    November 20, 2014 2:00 PM EST YouTube might be "the devil" to Garth Brooks , but in another's eyes, it's a great source of music discovery. In fact, a new study being released by the Country Music Association suggests that adults 18-plus are far more likely to buy music after being exposed to it on…

  3. Country Singer Ty Herndon Comes Out As Gay

    November 20, 2014 1:42 PM EST GLAAD applauded Herndon, saying, "Gay people can also be Christians, cowboys, and even country music stars." Country singer Ty Herndon has come out as gay in a new interview with People : "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man." The 52-year-old country singer earned…

  4. Why Irving Azoff's New Company Has (Some) Leverage Over YouTube

    November 20, 2014 1:32 PM EST Irving Azoff took to Twitter Wednesday to repeat previously stated contentions that YouTube lacks licenses from Global Music Rights, the performing rights organization created by Azoff's joint venture with Madison Square Garden Entertainment. The legendary artist manager and former…

  5. Exclusive: Find Out How Nickelback Unwinds After Releasing a New Album

    November 20, 2014 1:18 PM EST Want to know more about Nickelback ? The band just released their eighth album, No Fixed Address , this week, and now they're doing a Q&A answering fans' most pressing questions, from what they do to relax (getting a pilot license!) to what their songwriting process is like. …

  6. Must-Hear Music Podcast: One Direction, Azealia Banks, TV on the Radio & More

    November 20, 2014 11:50 AM EST This week on the Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers tackle highly anticipated new albums from One Direction , Azealia Banks and TV on the Radio . In addition to tracks from Kevin Gates and Ty Dolla $ign , we also discuss the strange crossover track -- "Nude Beach a Go-Go"…

  7. Exclusive: Hear Steve Angello's 'Wasted Love' Remixed By Dirty Vegas, Rivaz

    November 20, 2014 11:16 AM EST Swedish House Mafia may be no more, and Steve Angello may no longer be collaborating with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso . But that’s not stopping him from putting out hit-worthy singles. In the summer of 2014, Angello released the anthemic “Wasted Love” featuring Dougy of the alternative…

  8. Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack & More

    November 20, 2014 10:35 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…

  9. YouTube Music Awards Returning in March

    November 20, 2014 10:17 AM EST After taking a breather this calendar year, the YouTube Music Awards are returning in 2015. YouTube announced on Thursday that the sophomore edition of the awards will take place in March, and will incorporate fans in creating new video collaborations between top artists and directors.  The…

  10. Mr. Probz on How Spotify, A Housefire & A Remix Created His Massive Dance Hit 'Waves'

    November 20, 2014 9:20 AM EST The power of discovery and sharing of music online is increasingly led by its listeners through curated playlists on streaming platforms. The process by which Mr. Probz's "Waves" -- currently at No. 3 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart -- independently broke into the U.S…

  11. Exclusive: Bassist Nathan East Stars In Hulu Documentary

    November 20, 2014 9:00 AM EST Featuring Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins & more, the film debuts in December. While bassist Nathan East was recording his first solo album last November, a making-of documentary was also part of the mix. But little did East know he would end up starring in a full-blown film…

  12. Watch The New Basement Tapes Perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    November 20, 2014 8:15 AM EST The New Basement Tapes -- that's  Elvis Costello ,  Marcus Mumford,  Jim James of  My Morning Jacket , Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops -- performed some tracks from  Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night …

  13. Exclusive: Queen Latifah to Host 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    November 20, 2014 8:00 AM EST The annual Nobel Peace Prize concert has announced its host for the Dec. 11 ceremony in Oslo, Norway. "I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's concert and to help celebrate such amazing individuals who have each worked so hard on behalf of children's rights to education…

  14. Run the Jewels Are Rapping EMTs in New Music Video

    November 20, 2014 7:23 AM EST When you listen to Run the Jewels ' ferocious new album  RTJ2 , do you imagine bandmates  Killer Mike and El-P as rapping, smoking-in-the-ambulance EMTs? They are, and they made a "Blockbuster Night Part 1" music video to prove it. This is how Run the Jewels parties on a warm…

  15. Watch the Foo Fighters Perform 'In the Clear' on 'Ellen'

    November 20, 2014 6:51 AM EST "Our next guests are one of the greatest bands in rock 'n' roll," Ellen DeGeneres said on Wednesday, introducing the  Foo Fighters   and their performance of "In the Clear." Dave Grohl & Co. have been all over the place lately, celebrating the release of…

  16. Top Booking Agents On Double-Weekend Festivals: 'It's Bad' For Young Bands

    November 19, 2014 11:05 PM EST At Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, six top execs spoke up about mega-festivals adding second weekends to their programming. Adding a second weekend has led to record grosses and attendance for mega-festivals Coachella and Austin City Limits, where acts are often paid…

  17. Lee Hi & Akdong Musician's Suhyun Say 'I'm Different' on Brassy Collaboration

    November 19, 2014 10:30 PM EST The 21 Under 21 honorees prove they're special to Bobby of upcoming boy band iKON. Two of K-pop most promising, young musicians have teamed up for a special collaboration single. The 18-year-old soul-pop star Lee Hi and  Akdong Musician 's 15-year-old member Suhyun  joined forces…

  18. Zooey Deschanel Keeps Dancing on Her Own in She & Him's 'Stay Awhile' Video

    November 19, 2014 9:37 PM EST Zooey Deschanel is a great physical actress, as evidenced by her slapstick antics on New Girl , but she clearly needs a little digital help pulling off the visual tricks in the just-released She & Him video for "Stay Awhile." How a 'Parks & Rec' EP Got She &…

  19. 'Voice' Alum Jared Blake on Debut EP, Blake Shelton's Best Advice & More

    November 19, 2014 8:43 PM EST Former Voice contestant Jared Blake has just released his debut EP titled 'Til Morning Light. He's excited about the project, but he tells Billboard that talking about the album is a little tough, as he's thinking about the future. "As long as you've been working on…

  20. Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales

    November 19, 2014 8:00 PM EST Ariana Grande among artists likely to benefit from the change; revamped chart will debut online Dec. 4 & in Dec. 13 issue. The Billboard 200 albums chart will premiere its biggest upgrade in more than 23 years, transforming from a pure sales-based ranking to one measuring multi-metric…

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