1. Blue Note to Open New Club Subrosa With Cuban Focus In NYC's Meatpacking District

    November 07, 2014 2:25 PM EST Blue Note Entertainment Group is opening a speakeasy-like space in New York City’s Meatpacking District that will put a spotlight on Cuban bands and other “eclectic, creative music” artists. Subrosa will be located in a former basement parking garage at 63 Gansevoort St., adjacent to…

  2. Aretha Franklin Talks Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson: ‘I Hear My Influence’

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Even when she isn't recording, Aretha Franklin , 72, looms large in our culture. The recipient of the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an 18-time Grammy Award winner as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend…

  3. Album Review: Azealia Banks Surprises on 'Broke With Expensive Taste'

    November 07, 2014 1:55 PM EST Liking a project by someone as divisive as rapper Azealia Banks presents its own challenge: separating the artist from the art. Since beguiling listeners with her X-rated firestarter "212" in 2011, the Harlem, N.Y. native quickly dimmed her buzz with a spattering of public feuds…

  4. Nick Jonas Ends NYC Mini-Tour with Intimate Brooklyn Gig

    November 07, 2014 1:29 PM EST Tucked away in the industrial back room of Rough Trade, an uber-hip record store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is what looks like a small funk band setting up. Twentysomethings clad in J. Crew stand patiently in the crowd, scrolling through Instagram feeds and snapping selfies, trying to…

  5. Nick Jonas: 'I Love My Gay Fans!'

    November 07, 2014 1:08 PM EST In September, partiers on New York's gay club circuit were treated to an unexpected sight: Nick Jonas , performing "Jealous," the sexy hit single from his self-titled solo debut (due Nov. 10 on Island) and flashing his abs in a mini-strip tease. Nick Jonas: The Billboard…

  6. Billboard Cover: Nicki Minaj on Her Sex Life, Love for Larry David and Girl Crush on Beyonce

    November 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj appears to be in full relaxation mode: The Los Angeles-based rapper, 31, sits cross-legged on a leather sofa inside the closet-sized green room at Hollywood's Siren Studios, having just wrapped a photo shoot that stretched past 3:30 a.m. She's wearing lavender…

  7. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  8. Watch Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles on 'Conan'

    November 07, 2014 7:53 AM EST "A Day in the Life" might be an all-time classic  Beatles song, but that didn't stop the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus from covering it on With a Little Help From My Fwends , along with the rest of  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band . Or from performing the track…

  9. Bono on U2's iTunes Giveaway: 'It's One of the Proudest Things for Us Ever'

    November 06, 2014 9:36 PM EST 'We got a chance to introduce ourselves to people who weren't fans of listening to rock music,' he says at Dublin's Web Summit tech conference. U2 frontman Bono has publically acknowledged what many critics have long accused of him of: "I'm a spoiled rotten,…

  10. Beyonce Celebrates Her New 'Nephew': Kelly Rowland's Baby Titan

    November 06, 2014 8:09 PM EST Beyonce and Kelly Rowland have shared a lot of milestones over the years, from their days in Destiny's Child through their solo careers. And now they can share the experience of motherhood: Rowland gave birth to her first child, Titan Jewell , on Tuesday, almost three years after Bey…

  11. 'Annie' Director Will Gluck Worried He'd 'Ruin a Lot of Kids' Childhoods'

    November 06, 2014 7:24 PM EST 'It's a much different movie, but it's all rooted in the same story,' he says at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. "I was very scared going in to this, if I was going to ruin a lot of kids' childhoods," Will Gluck , director, producer and…

  12. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Underestimate Nicki Minaj

    November 06, 2014 7:19 PM EST Even with "Anaconda" slithering strong on the charts, Nicki Minaj  just scored her 56th hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Only," her Lil Wayne/Drake/Chris Brown collabo. With her third studio album The Pinkprint  set to drop Dec. 15 , don't…

  13. Dancing News Anchor Q&A: Dan Thorn on His Sweet Moves, Going Viral & More

    November 06, 2014 6:45 PM EST West Virginia newscaster Dan Thorn became an unlikely dance sensation this week when videos of him breaking it down to T.I. , Taylor Swift and James Brown garnered well over a million views. Watch This News Anchor Get Wild to T.I.'s 'Where They at Doe' "Once in a while…

  14. Fugees' Pras Michel on Hitting Up Eurythmics, Tears for Fears & Seal for Film Music

    November 06, 2014 6:32 PM EST His political documentary 'Sweet Mickey for President' is due next year. At Thursday's (Nov. 6) Music for Documentaries panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference , it took no less a figure than a Fugee to illustrate the difficulty of…

  15. Singer-Songwriter Hilary Scott Talks Name Confusion (No, She's Not That Hillary Scott) and Her New Album

    November 06, 2014 6:16 PM EST Not to be confused with Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott! This is a big week for Hilary Scott, who released her new album, Freight Train Love , on Tuesday. Wait a minute -- we know you're thinking. That's Hilary with one L. Though there will no doubt be some confusion with…

  16. Doobie Brothers Feel Right at Home With Country Crowd

    November 06, 2014 5:36 PM EST Band talks new album 'Southbound,' featuring Blake Shelton, Sara Evans & more country stars. This week, the legendary Doobie Brothers released a brand-new album called Southbound, which pairs the iconic band with some of the hottest stars of the country format, such as…

  17. Dean James, U.K. Live Music Mogul, Launches Sixth, a Data-Driven Hive of Ambition

    November 06, 2014 4:39 PM EST In his former guise of co-founder and CEO of MAMA Group, Dean James ran the London-based live music, artist management and consumer services company from its inception in 2005 until his eventual exit in January this year to "focus on outside interests." During his nine years at…

  18. Nicki Minaj Earns 56th Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs With 'Only'

    November 06, 2014 4:11 PM EST Also: Danity Kane collects third top 10 album, Jagged Edge returns, and Kem's 'Nobody' rises. Nicki Minaj lands her 56th entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as "Only" featuring Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown , debuts at No. 16. The Hot Shot Debut extends Lil…

  19. CMA Awards Ratings Down a Bit From Last Year

    November 06, 2014 3:16 PM EST But ABC sees growth in teen & kid viewers. The 48th annual CMA Awards ratings dipped slightly this year, with 16.1 million viewers tuning in to Wednesday night's broadcast compared to last year's 16.8 million. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Things You Didn't See ABC did see growth…

  20. Oh Land Album Premiere: Stream ‘Earth Sick’ In Full

    November 06, 2014 12:42 PM EST Listen to the Danish pop star's new album exclusively at Billboard.com! Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land has fashioned a career out of warm synth-pop arrangements and starry-eyed lyrics, and her progression continues on fourth album Earth Sick , to be released through the artist’s own…

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