1. 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…

  2. Selena Gomez Sells Her SoCal House to Iggy Azalea & Nick Young

    November 07, 2014 10:02 PM EST Iggy Azalea and her basketball player beau Nick Young are moving in together, and into a house they just bought from Selena Gomez nonetheless.  Watch Taylor Swift Dance to Iggy Azalea The couple bought Gomez' 6,630-square-foot. six bedroom, seven full and two half bathroom house for…

  3. NYU's Stream-Tech Music Conference Teaches, Explains & Tries Not to Ruffle Feathers

    November 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The participants in the Stream-Tech Music Conference at New York University's downtown Brooklyn campus, which addressed various issues in the music streaming space, remained fairly noncontentious -- at least, until the Q&A session following a mid-afternoon panel entitled, fittingly…

  4. 'The Sing-Off' Will be a One-Night Special

    November 07, 2014 3:11 PM EST NBC's recently announced fifth cycle will air over the span of two hours. NBC is further eventizing holiday series The Sing-Off by condensing its latest round to air on just one night. The network has firmed up plans for the recently-announced fifth iteration , slotting it for Dec. 17…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. BMG Purchases Union Square Music

    November 06, 2014 12:37 PM EST BMG has acquired U.K. record label Union Square Music as well as that company's music publishing arms, Union Square Music Publishing and USM Songs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Union Square (founded in 1999) is a leading label in the U.K., releasing about 150 artist and…

  8. Exclusive: Buena Vista Social Club Outtakes Album Set for Early 2015

    November 06, 2014 11:00 AM EST New set will include a trove of previously unreleased tracks from the 1997 Cuban music phenomenon. A new album of previously unreleased music recorded in Havana by Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa and other artists who participated in the Buena Vista Social Club sessions is…

  9. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift’s Huge Week, Beyonce’s Platinum Edition, Calvin Harris & More

    November 06, 2014 10:45 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  10. Nick Jonas Is Hot for 'Teacher' on New Song: Listen

    November 04, 2014 8:01 PM EST Plus: His 'Jealous' remix with Tinashe. Nick Jonas is spoiling his fans this week, dropping the brand-new song "Teacher" on Tuesday (Nov. 4), as well as a preview of an R-rated "Jealous" remix featuring red-hot R&B singer Tinashe . First up is the…

  11. Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Album Thrills at Listening Party in NYC

    November 04, 2014 11:44 AM EST After months of delays, false starts and media bickering , the new Wu-Tang Clan album, A Better Tomorrow , is miraculously on its way, with a rock-solid release date (Dec. 2) and label home (Warner Bros. Records). On Monday night (Nov. 3), Wu mastermind the RZA hosted a private listening…

  12. Director Russell Mulcahy and Duran Duran's John Taylor Look Back on Their Classic Music Videos

    November 03, 2014 6:24 PM EST Chances are, if you turned on MTV in the early 1980s, you watched dozens of videos directed by Russell Mulcahy . He's the Australian visionary that brought the world more than 80 videos in all, including most of Duran Duran 's classic early clips, plus memorable shorts for the…

  13. Chart Highlights: Tove Lo's 'Habits' Hits No. 1 'High' on Pop Songs

    November 03, 2014 5:35 PM EST 'Habits (Stay High)' is the seventh Pop Songs leader by a rookie this year. Plus, Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' debuts and Imagine Dragons fire back with 'I Bet My Life.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  14. Meghan Trainor, Idina Menzel & More Set for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 03, 2014 3:42 PM EST Sting , Idina Menzel and the cast of Sesame Street will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's announced Monday (Nov. 3) that Kiss , Meghan Trainor , Quvenzhane Wallis and Renee Fleming also will be part of the lineup on Nov. 27. Joan Jett Removed…

  15. Ex-New Radicals Frontman Gregg Alexander on Return to the Limelight With 'Begin Again': 'I'm In'

    November 03, 2014 2:06 PM EST Singer-songwriter shares ultimate Spotify playlist, plus songs that changed his life. In the 15 years following Gregg Alexander 's run in the Billboard Hot 100 with New Radicals ' ebullient pop gem "You Get What You Give" -- which peaked at No. 36 but hung in for 20…

  16. Senator Tells Iowa Not to Vote for Candidate 'Even If She's As Good Looking As Taylor Swift'

    November 03, 2014 9:57 AM EST Iowa voters learned something very important about retiring Senator Tom Harkin: He thinks Taylor Swift is beautiful (also, he may not know when to stop talking.) Last week retiring Democratic Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says that Iowa voters shouldn’t be fooled because Republican Joni Ernst, who…

  17. Watch Nick Oliveri Perform With Queens of the Stone Age

    November 01, 2014 7:09 PM EDT It was a Happy Halloween for Queens of the Stone Age fans. Former bassist Nick Oliveri joined the band on stage Friday night (Oct. 31). Oliveri's appearance with the band was first confirmed back in September. And, as was first teased, when QOTSA played the Forum in Los Angeles for the…

  18. Executive Turntable: Apollo Theater Appoints Pharrell, NAB Ups Curtis LeGeyt, Rich Christina at Sony/ATV and More

    October 31, 2014 3:07 PM EDT -- APA promoted Joshua Rittenhouse to agent in their concerts division in Beverly Hills, while also developing the agency’s Urban roster. Rittenhouse began his career as a contemporary talent buyer at the Sherman Theater before seguing to marketing director for Stan Levinstone at SLP…

  19. Prince on 'Saturday Night Live': Look Back at Past Impressions

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Maybe you've heard that Prince (along with 3rdEyeGirl ) will be the music guest on  Saturday Night Live  this weekend. Host Chris Rock certainly knows what a big deal this is: In the latest promos, Rock notes, "Any time you say the word 'Prince,' a woman will scream…

  20. Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift '1989' Extravaganza! Plus: Enrique Iglesias Interview!

    October 30, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.…

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