1. From Sugarhill Gang to Trinidad James, a Look at the Influences of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'

    November 24, 2014 10:01 AM EST Part of the excitement of Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk," the just-released kickoff single from the DJ/producer's  Uptown Special is catching the allusions to one early '80s funk/R&B classic after another. Even on Ronson's own Facebook page fans cite "…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Remember When Taylor Swift Was Country … in 2011?

    November 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Swift's 'Sparks Fly' topped Hot Country Songs just three years ago. Plus, looking back at key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Jay Z & Alicia Keys and the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history…

  3. Paul Paoliello Appointed International CEO/COO of Murphy Petrol Group

    November 24, 2014 4:30 AM EST Chris Murphy has promoted music biz veteran Paul Paoliello to international CEO/COO of the Murphy Petrol Group, with immediate effect. The South African-born Paoliello until recently served as director of business development for the Australian entrepreneur's rights management firm…

  4. Drake Announces First-Ever Headline Tour of Australia & NZ

    November 24, 2014 2:20 AM EST Drake’s first visit Down Under has evolved into a full-scale arena tour. Rapper 2 Chainz will join the Canadian artist on his first-ever Australasian headline shows early next year, which will kick off in Auckland, New Zealand then go west for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.…

  5. AMAs Best & Worst Moments: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Lorde & More

    November 24, 2014 12:43 AM EST So who won the 2014 AMAs? One Direction won the coveted Artist of the Year and two other awards, while Taylor Swift captured the Dick Clark Award of Excellence, and Lorde was generally awesome. But plenty of other artists brought their A-game, as this was a star-studded night for the music…

  6. 2014 AMAs: Best, Worst & Weirdest Performances

    November 24, 2014 12:40 AM EST Obviously the American Music Awards are about awards, but the real reason we tune in is to see hit artists delivering performances of their new material. Sometimes they're spectacular, sometimes they're snoozy -- even the best pop stars can swing and miss at the AMAs -- but they&…

  7. American Music Awards 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 24, 2014 12:17 AM EST One Direction's Harry Styles & Niall Horan make sure to stay in the audience for J.Lo & Iggy's 'Booty' fest, and more behind-the-scenes action. At Sunday night's American Music Awards , you saw Selena Gomez bare her heart -- and Iggy Azalea and Jennifer…

  8. Five Reasons Why Lorde Won The AMAs Without Winning Any Awards

    November 24, 2014 12:10 AM EST Hanging with Taylor, dancing to Jessie, tweeting about Pitbull -- all in a day's work for young Ella. Lorde went home empty-handed at the 2014 American Music Awards, losing out in all four of her nominated categories. And while one could quibble about those results — losing out to…

  9. British Invasion: One Direction Conquer 2014 American Music Awards

    November 23, 2014 11:26 PM EST Even though they're called the American Music Awards , you don't have to be an American to get one.  British-Irish boy band One Direction nabbed three AMAs -- Artist of the Year, Favorite Band/Duo/Group, Favorite Album: Pop/Rock -- Sunday night in Los Angeles. 1D's dominance…

  10. Interscope, Chrysler Team For Ad Spots With Eminem, Fergie, Gwen Stefani & More During AMAs

    November 23, 2014 11:03 PM EST Interscope has new videos coming from Eminem , Fergie , Gwen Stefani , Imagine Dragons and Phillip Phillips -- and the company is going to let you know about them during the American Music Awards telecast on Sunday (Nov. 23), with the help of Chrysler Group LLC. Full AMAs 2014 Coverage The…

  11. Mary J. Blige Performs 'Therapy' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:54 PM EST Mary J. Blige entranced the audience at the 2014 AMAs with a powerful performance of "Therapy." Full 2014 AMAs Coverage The legendary singer, in an all black ensemble, lead her performance of the The London Sessions single with her vocal prowess. "It touched my heart because…

  12. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj & Jessie J Drop 'Bang Bang' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:33 PM EST "Bang Bang" was one of the biggest songs of 2014 -- and also one of the most popular tracks to perform at various 2014 awards shows. 2014 AMAs: See All the Photos When Ariana Grande , Jessie J and Nicki Minaj brought their hit to the 2014 VMAs , they killed it -- despite Minaj&…

  13. Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST It’s official:  Katy Perry will perform at this season’s Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL’s showpiece event will take place Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard.com had the inside track on the pop star’s big date, but it was made official tonight when…

  14. Taylor Swift Wins Dick Clark Award at AMAs, Hits Back at Spotify

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST The prize was presented by the venerable Diana Ross. At the 2014 AMAs, the Dick Clark Award of Excellence was awarded for the first time, and it went to none other than Taylor Swift . Of course, she’s done everything possible to earn it with the performance of her new album 1989 . While …

  15. Selena Gomez Delivers Somber ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ Performance at AMAs

    November 23, 2014 9:46 PM EST Although Selena Gomez is known for upbeat dance-pop hits like “Come & Get It” and “Love You Like a Love Song,” the 22-year-old slowed down the tempo of the 2014 American Music Awards with her personal new single “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” The performance was part of a star-packed…

  16. Lorde Crushes 'Yellow Flicker Beat' at the 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 9:20 PM EST The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 dominated at the box office this weekend, and Lorde 's theme for the film, "Yellow Flicker Beat," continued crushing it this weekend when the singer performed her newest hit at the American Music Awards.  American Music Awards  Full…

  17. Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky Perform 'I'm Not the Only One' Remix at the 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 9:10 PM EST Sam Smith brought out A$AP Rocky to peform the remix to his latest single "I'm Not the Only One" at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 23. Full AMAs Coverage The singer, looking dapper as always, crooned the emotional lyrics center stage, before A$AP Rocky joined…

  18. Imagine Dragons Rock AMAs With New Single 'I Bet My Life'

    November 23, 2014 8:54 PM EST Imagine Dragons have a new album coming, and they’re out to prove their new song is truly radioactive. Full AMAs Coverage Here  |  Live Blog Dan Reynolds and company busted out “I Bet My Life,” which will appear on the Las Vegas band’s forthcoming sophomore album. Backed by a sprawling…

  19. Magic! & Wyclef Jean Team Up at the 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 8:44 PM EST Magic! and Wyclef Jean joined forces at the 2014 American Music Awards. Full AMAs 2014 Coverage Wyclef Jean kicked off the reggae-pop infused performance with his latest single, "Divine Sorrow," sans featured guest Avicii . Magic! sung along with Jean, before transitioning to…

  20. Charli XCX Brings Prom, 'Boom Clap' & 'Break the Rules' to 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 8:25 PM EST Taylor Swift doing "Blank Space" is a hard act to follow, but she might've gotten one-upped at this year's AMAs. Wearing a bright red pair of Lolita sunglasses,  Charli XCX hit the stage to perform a medley of songs from her upcoming second album Sucker , "Boom Clap…

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