1. What Beyonce Can Learn From Podcasts & More From Rob Light's Billboard Touring Conference Q&A

    November 19, 2014 6:41 PM EST Creative Artists Agency managing partner & head of music also talks co-headlining tours and rising genre trends. Creative Artists Agency managing partner/head of music Rob Light is one of the most powerful people in music -- No. 9 on Billboard's 2014 Power 100 ranking , to be…

  2. Beach Boys' Mike Love Writing a Memoir

    November 19, 2014 5:59 PM EST Mike Love , a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has a book deal. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction Of Beach Boys Reunion & Tour Love has an agreement with Blue Rider Press for…

  3. Fox's 'Empire' Nabs Post-'American Idol' Slot

    November 19, 2014 5:48 PM EST Hip-hop drama stars Oscar nominees Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson. Fox is giving midseason drama Empire as good of a launch pad as it has to offer. The network announced Wednesday (Nov. 19) that the high-profile collaboration from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong will bow after a one…

  4. Meghan Trainor Is Still All About That Bass in 'Lips Are Movin' Video

    November 19, 2014 5:36 PM EST 'I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk,' she sings in follow-up clip. How can Meghan Trainor possibly top the success of her debut single "All About That Bass"? The answer is she probably can't, but she's serving up some similarly sassy doo-wop on…

  5. Anna Wintour on Kanye & Kim 'Vogue' Cover: 'It's Very Important That People Talk About us'

    November 19, 2014 5:14 PM EST In a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, Anna Wintour opened up about her decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue . "If we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather…

  6. Snippets of Beyonce's '7/11' & 'Ring Off' Leak

    November 19, 2014 5:07 PM EST As the Beyhive impatiently awaits the release of Beyoncé 's platinum edition of her self-titled album (arriving digitally Nov. 24), 30-second snippets of two new songs from the set surfaced online. "7/11," which is rumored to be impacting radio on Nov. 25, is an Auto-Tune…

  7. Latin Grammys 2014 Preview: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

    November 19, 2014 5:06 PM EST The 15th Latin Grammy Awards are a little more than 24 hours away, with artists vying for awards in 48 categories. Here are our picks on who will nab awards this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. " alt="" width="510"> Enrique Iglesias (Getty…

  8. Bono Recruits Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman & More for Ebola PSA

    November 19, 2014 4:55 PM EST Fellow musicians Ellie Goulding, Akon & Angelique Kidjo also appear. Given his extensive history of international activism, you might be surprised to see that Bono is keeping silent about the growing Ebola crisis in Africa. Well, that's only technically true. While Bono and a slew…

  9. David Guetta's 'Sun Goes Down' feat. Magic!: Exclusive Song Premiere & Showtek Q&A

    November 19, 2014 4:52 PM EST The Dutch production duo dish on Guetta's pickup lines & mile-high collaborations. Showtek have become a marquee DJ's favorite partners in crime. After sharing the studio with the likes of Tiësto and Hardwell , the Dutch duo were a natural collaborator choice for David Guetta…

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200

    November 19, 2014 4:36 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 album spends a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the second album to spend three weeks atop the list in 2014. Only the Frozen soundtrack, which racked 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, spent longer at the top. 1989 sold 312…

  11. 'Midnight Rider' Case: Settlement Reached in Sarah Jones' Parents' Civil Lawsuit

    November 19, 2014 4:02 PM EST Richard & Elizabeth Jones have reached confidential agreements with some of the defendants. The parents of Sarah Jones , the camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train on the Midnight Rider film set , have reached a confidential settlement agreement with several of the…

  12. Taylor Swift Makes Hot 100 History With 'Blank Space'

    November 19, 2014 3:53 PM EST Taylor Swift makes history on the Billboard Hot 100 , where her single "Blank Space" blasts from No. 13 to No. 1 . As the song dethrones her prior smash, "Shake It Off," after four weeks atop the chart, Swift becomes the first woman in the Hot 100's 56-year…

  13. Timbaland Previews Tink's 'Movin' Bass,' Feat. Jay Z & Rick Ross: Listen

    November 19, 2014 3:48 PM EST You know an artist has what it takes when he or she can hold their own against greats. That's the case with Tink . Tink Talks Chicago Rap Scene & Female Rappers; Premieres 'All That' On the original version of "Movin' Bass," produced by Timbaland , Tink…

  14. Lady Gaga Talent Scout Feels 'Validated' After Winning $7.3 Million in Lawsuit

    November 19, 2014 2:40 PM EST A jury sided with Wendy Starland in her lawsuit against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari. Nearly 10 years after joining forces with Rob Fusari to find "the female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes ," Wendy Starland has been awarded more than $7.3 million by a…

  15. FKA Twigs Says Dating Robert Pattinson Is 'Very Worth It'

    November 19, 2014 1:25 PM EST The artist FKA Twigs has been the target of racism and threats since it became apparent that she was romantically involved with Robert Pattinson, who's best known for his work in the Twilight movies. In a new interview, Twigs said that she's glad to be dating the actor. Robert…

  16. Brantley Gilbert on Getting Sober: 'Success Wasn't Punching Me in the Face'

    November 19, 2014 12:24 PM EST The country star reflected on his decision to quit drinking, and how it impacted his life-of-the-party brand and business. At a panel during Billboard's Touring Conference this morning, country star Brantley Gilbert shared a few personal reflections about his decision to get sober.…

  17. Berklee Announces New Online Music Degrees

    November 19, 2014 10:28 AM EST The Berklee College of Music has announced a new slate of online degree programs, including two in music creation, cementing its status as the first accredited non-profit music institution to offer Bachelor degrees on the web. Online students will soon be able to enter programs focusing…

  18. Migos on Chief Keef & GBE: 'F--k 'Em'

    November 19, 2014 10:20 AM EST The Atlanta rap trio also says that a proper album is due out in early 2015. After tensions between Atlanta's Migos and Chief Keef 's Glory Boyz Entertainment crew reportedly boiled over at a Washington D.C. club show on Saturday (Nov. 15), Migos tells Billboard, in no uncertain…

  19. Praise! Zayn Malik Reunites With One Direction On Stage

    November 19, 2014 10:15 AM EST Our (not long at all) national nightmare is over! Zayn Malik is back appearing with One Direction -- and Twitter couldn't be more thrilled, with #ZaynisBack trending all last night (Nov. 18). It was a really hard 36 hours, apparently.  One Direction Went to the Wizarding World of Harry…

  20. China Blocks Cloud Services, Thousands of Websites Ahead of Tech Conference

    November 19, 2014 9:28 AM EST The Chinese government is blocking access to thousands of sites and cloud services in the lead up to tech industry conference, reported the South China Morning Post on Tuesday.  Already trigger happy when it came to blocking websites it didn't agree with, the state Internet censor has…

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