1. How's Metallica 'Late Late Show' Residency Going? See the First Three Performances

    November 20, 2014 8:28 AM EST Bono might have gotten injured and forced a cancelation of U2 's Tonight Show residency, but Metallica  seem to be having a blast over at The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson . "For Metallica," Ferguson said at the top of the week, "it's nine studio albums, four…

  2. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  3. Vagrant Records Bought by BMG Chrysalis

    November 17, 2014 11:58 AM EST In yet another move aimed at growing its catalog of recorded masters, BMG Chrysalis US has acquired indie rock label Vagrant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG&…

  4. 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B': TV Review

    November 15, 2014 6:02 PM EST The controversial TV movie finally gets its premiere Based on Christopher John Farley 's book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman , Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B follows the meteoric rise of the young singer, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001. …

  5. Pitbull, Don Omar, Carlos Vives & More to Play L.A.’s Calibash Festival In January

    November 15, 2014 4:00 PM EST L.A.'s Staples Center will host the Latin music festival on Jan. 24. Pitbull ,  Don Omar , Carlos Vives , Tego Calderon , Wisin ,  Plan B ,  J Alvarez ,  Farruko ,  3BallMTY ,  Gente de Zona  and  Maluma will perform at the Calibash festival, set for Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in…

  6. The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

    November 12, 2014 3:59 PM EST Who should replace Randy Jackson next year? The season 8 runner-up. American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season 14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned…

  7. Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica, Springsteen & More Salute Veterans & Soldiers at Concert for Valor

    November 11, 2014 11:10 PM EST Grand televised productions are tricky. There's an expected balance between pageantry and performance, individual voices and the unified amplification of a greater cause. Tuesday night's Concert for Valor, though not entirely even, was to its core a salute to the men and women…

  8. MTV EMA 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 09, 2014 3:00 PM EST The biggest stars in music are up for MTV European Music Awards. Check back here for an updated list of winners. MTV EMA 2014: Nicki Performs | Photos Best Video Iggy Azalea - "Black Widow ft. Rita Ora" Katy Perry - "Dark Horse ft. Juicy J" -- WINNER Kiesza - "…

  9. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 400,000 in Second Week

    November 07, 2014 10:07 PM EST She'll likely beat the No. 2 album by more than 300,000. Taylor Swift 's monster 1989 album is so big, it seems that the music business decided to mostly avoid releasing any albums that would have to compete with its second week on sale. Why? Industry sources suggest 1989 may…

  10. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jerry Lee Lewis Returns

    November 07, 2014 5:45 PM EST Also: Ryan Adams' four-song 7-inch vinyl EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift dominated the tally, as her new 1989 album crashed in at No. 1. It sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Roadmap to Taylor Swift…

  11. Hear the Full Version of Future & Drake's 'Never Satisfied'

    November 07, 2014 10:28 AM EST The track was cut short on Future's album because Drake didn't like his verse. When Future 's highly anticipated Honest album hit stores in the spring, one of the biggest collaborations -- between Drake and Future -- was strangely cut short, fading out before the two minute…

  12. 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…

  13. Taylor Swift Dominates Billboard Artist 100

    November 06, 2014 3:33 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart -- with a nearly 10-to-1 lead in points over runner-up Meghan Trainor. It might be easier simply to mention the charts that Taylor Swift doesn't lead this week. Swift is the top music act in the U.S. for a second week, holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist…

  14. Exclusive: Preview New R.E.M. DVD With 'E-Bow the Letter' Live Video

    October 31, 2014 9:30 AM EDT R.E.M. may be no more, but the archives haven’t run dry yet. On Nov. 24, fans of the college rock’s gods will have a new treasure trove of goodies with the release of the cleverly-titled six-disc collection REMTV (via Rhino). Today, Billboard offers a little taste of what’s to come -- an…

  15. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  16. 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…

  17. Metallica To Rock Out 'Late Late Show' in Week-Long Residency

    October 30, 2014 5:07 AM EDT The band known for the hit "Enter Sandman" is about to assist a talk show host in preparing his exit.  Venerable rockers Metallica have been slotted for a week-long residency on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in November, with the band confirming the news on Twitter. …

  18. Taylor Swift's '1989' Surging Toward 1.2 Million Debut

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's 1989 continues to rack up monster sales, as industry forecasters now say the album could sell 1.2 million copies in its first week (ending Nov. 2). It's thus nearing the 1.21 million bow of her last album, 2012's Red (which was also the last release to sell…

  19. Future Doesn't Shy Away From Rumors on 'Monster' Mixtape: Listen

    October 29, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Monster , the latest mixtape from Future , comes during a tumultuous year for the rapper. The highs: He put out Honest in April, an acclaimed album that will likely end up on year-end lists, and Ciara gave birth to his son not long after. The lows: Within months, Future split up with ex…

  20. Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week, Hozier Hits Top 10

    October 29, 2014 2:44 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' rules for an eighth week, becoming the longest-leading No. 1 ever on Epic Records. Plus, singer/songwriter Hozier soars 33-9 with 'Take Me to Church.' Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for an…

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