1. Ty Dolla $ign Brings His Carefree Party to New York City: Live Review

    November 03, 2014 2:29 PM EST The west coast has dominated the sound of rap and R&B in the last year and a half, largely due to two figures: DJ Mustard and his friend and occasional collaborator Ty Dolla $ign . Mustard makes the beats, and Ty Dolla, who performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 2,…

  2. Check Out Nicki Minaj's Bold Album Art for 'The Pinkprint'

    November 03, 2014 10:30 AM EST Nicki Minaj 's first two albums, 2010's Pink Friday and 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, featured some impressive, Nicki-centric cover art. First was Nicki as a pink-haired Barbie with crazy-long legs, and then came Nicki with bleach-blonde hair, the biggest eyelashes in…

  3. Watch Johnny Depp Play Guitar During Marilyn Manson's Halloween Concert

    November 02, 2014 3:06 PM EST Perhaps Johnny Depp has found another guitarist to inspire one of his characters. Q&A: Marilyn Manson on 'Born Villain,' Johnny Depp and Label 'Stupidity' Depp surprised the audience at Marilyn Manson 's concert on Halloween night at the Roxy in West…

  4. Kanye West's New Favorite Sweatshirt: Get The Details

    November 01, 2014 6:18 PM EDT That didn't take long. After Kanye West was pictured photographing a paparazzi rocking a sweatshirt he liked on Thursday (Oct. 30), the garment has since gone into retirement. So if any fans are looking to score the D9 Reserve NASA sweatshirt , TMZ reports that they are out of luck.…

  5. Watch Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan's Star-Studded 'Shake It Off' Spoof

    October 31, 2014 8:07 PM EDT Morning television personalities Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan delivered a spoof of the music video for Taylor Swift 's hit "Shake It Off," roping in a bunch of celebrities for assistance.  Watch Taylor Swift Dance to Iggy Azalea To start, the Live! with Kelly and Michael…

  6. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Delay Albums, Theophilus London Talks Working With Kanye

    October 31, 2014 5:45 PM EDT It was busy on the album news front this week, especially in R&B/hip-hop. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back their albums ( Tha Carter V , The Pinkprint ) to December, Mary J. Blige ’s The London Sessions leaked, Theophilus London unleashed a pre-release stream of Vibes! – his…

  7. New Signings: Jackie Boyz Team with Razor & Tie, Son Lux to Glassnote, OWSLA Grabs Carmada and More

    October 31, 2014 3:39 PM EDT A look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- America's Got Talent finalist Emily West signs to Sony Music Masterworks imprint, Portrait . She will…

  8. Quotes of the Week: Ariana Grande Thinks It's 'Cool' To Be a Diva, Kanye Speaks His Mind & More

    October 31, 2014 3:30 PM EDT "Flight attendant looked at me and didn't believe I was first class." -- Meghan Trainor The "All About That Bass" singer, joking about her overnight fame, on Twitter. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week, Hozier Hits Top 10 "I'm scared of getting…

  9. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 2000s

    October 31, 2014 3:00 PM EDT In honor of Billboard magazine's 120th anniversary on Nov. 1, we're revealing the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from each decade since the 1960s (for a total of 120 songs). R&B and Hip-Hop accounted for almost every one of the top 20 Hot 100 hits from the 2000s. There were two…

  10. Radio DJ Angie Martinez on Running the NYC Marathon: 'It Was Time to Conquer It'

    October 31, 2014 1:28 PM EDT What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold -- as in literally submerging your body in a pool of ice water. It's something Sean " Puff Daddy " Combs recommended to Angie Martinez recently when he called the DJ on her popular New York City radio show. Martinez, who is…

  11. The Elaborate High-Security Tactics Behind Taylor Swift's Album Release

    October 31, 2014 10:39 AM EDT Special iPads and Sharkey the security guard kept album leaks (almost) in check. The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift 's 1989 was not a complete success -- the album leaked three days before its Oct. 27 street date -- but it may have been the most elaborate, at least for an…

  12. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

  13. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Lorde Before She Was Famous

    October 30, 2014 7:30 PM EDT With the Lorde -curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack coming out Nov. 17, the soon-to-be-18-year-old pop singer is proving her taste in collaborators -- Kanye West , Chemical Brothers , Miguel and more -- are just as cool as her own music. Speaking to Billboard for our latest…

  14. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV Signs Tegan and Sara & Calvin Harris Extension, ole Nabs $50m Credit & Joey + Rory

    October 30, 2014 7:25 PM EDT Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news in the music publishing world. -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing have signed superstar producer Calvin Harris to an extension of its long-term worldwide publishing deal. Moreover, the deal includes a partnership in Harris' record…

  15. Suge Knight to Stay in Vegas Jail Through Weekend

    October 30, 2014 4:38 PM EDT Suge Knight had a Las Vegas traffic warrant reduced to a parking ticket on Thursday (Oct. 30) but was returned in custody to the Clark County jail to await a Monday extradition hearing in a California robbery case. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento quickly arraigned Knight in…

  16. Lady Antebellum Brings 'Bartender' to 'Jimmy Kimmel'

    October 30, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Lady Antebellum showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two songs from their recent album, 747 . Watch them sing their recent hit "Bartender" below: "Bartender" peaked at No. 4 on Hot Country Songs . The music video features the actor Tony Hale -- known for, among other…

  17. Happy Birthday, Matthew Morrison! Check out 5 of His Best 'Glee' Musical Moments

    October 30, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Happy Birthday, Matthew Morrison ! The Glee choir teacher to us all/solo recording artist turns 36 today, which is the perfect opportunity to re-watch some old Glee videos, if that's something you're into. We rounded up five of his best performances from six seasons of the Fox…

  18. Musicians React to Giants' World Series Win

    October 30, 2014 12:30 AM EDT The World Series is done and dusted. Elite club baseball is finished for another season (spoiler alert: the Giants beat the Royals in Game 7). San Francisco fans can rejoice, and the ban on Lorde's "Royals" is now lifted .   Musicians pitched in with their own special moments…

  19. Sia's Breath Up for Auction at Australian Charity Event

    October 29, 2014 9:54 PM EDT Anyone wondering what it tastes, smells and feels like inside that brown paper bag Sia wears on her head may now have a chance to find out.  The Australian-born anti-pop star and songwriter is offering up a jar of her own breath for auction at the Adelaide Film Festival 's film quiz…

  20. Suge Knight & Katt Williams Charged With Robbery

    October 29, 2014 8:23 PM EDT Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday (Oct. 29) after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month. Prosecutors say Williams and Knight, who founded Death Row Records, were arrested Wednesday. Knight has a prior…

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