1. Guest Post: Miley and Britney's Manager Larry Rudolph on Van Toffler, MTV's 'Real Visionary'

    February 19, 2015 5:57 PM EST On Feb. 19, Viacom announced that Doug Herzog would succeed outgoing Head of Music Van Toffler as chief of the newly formed Music and Entertainment Group, which will include MTV, MTV2, CMT, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike and other networks. Toffler, a 28-year veteran of the company, was a key…

  2. Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and More Nab Nominations at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

    February 19, 2015 2:48 PM EST This year's Grammy Awards may not have wholly embraced the pop tastes of tweens, but their voices ring loud and clear in the music category nominations for the fan-voted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on Nick on March 28. Billboard got a head's up on the nominees…

  3. Pop Shop Podcast: Ask The Pop Shop, Drake, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' & More

    February 19, 2015 10:56 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…

  4. Lil Wayne Breaks Silence on Cash Money Lawsuit

    February 19, 2015 10:15 AM EST In a recent interview with Rolling Stone , Lil Wayne opened up about his $51 million lawsuit against his record label, Cash Money -- sort of. Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million: Report During the interview, the rapper proved tricky to pin down and mostly unwilling to discuss the tweets…

  5. Members of Nicki Minaj's Road Crew Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Killed

    February 18, 2015 1:58 PM EST Two members of Nicki Minaj 's touring crew were stabbed outside of a bar in Philadelphia on early Wednesday morning (Feb. 18), and one of the team members was killed in the incident, the rapper confirmed on Twitter. Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. One was killed…

  6. Lil Wayne's 'My Super Sweet 16': 5 Things We Learned

    February 16, 2015 8:00 PM EST Lil Wayne 's daughter, Reginae Carter, was the star of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 Monday night, racking up a massive tab for her star-studded party in the process.   Lil Wayne Announces 'The Free Weezy Album' It pays to be hip-hop royalty, obviously. Aside from hundreds of…

  7. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on…

  8. Watch Ariana Grande Face Deadly Comet in 'One Last Time' Video

    February 16, 2015 12:06 PM EST Ariana Grande followed up her NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday night (Feb. 15) by releasing her new apocalyptic "One Last Time" music video. Ariana Grande Brings Out Nicki Minaj During NBA All-Star Halftime Show Directed by Max Landis, the eerie video follows Grande through…

  9. Ariana Grande Brings Out Nicki Minaj During NBA All-Star Halftime Show

    February 15, 2015 10:01 PM EST The pop superstar also performed hits like "Break Free," "Problem," "The Way" and "Love Me Harder." One month before headlining Madison Square Garden for the first time, Ariana Grande took the stage at New York's famed arena during the NBA All…

  10. See Beyonce's Super-Cute Valentine's Day Post

    February 14, 2015 9:02 PM EST As far as adorable Valentine's Day messages go, Beyonce just might have everyone else topped. Sure, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and more A-listers all had pretty great V-Day messages, but they all lacked Blue Ivy. On Feb. 14 the singer posted an adorable snapshot, featuring BIC.…

  11. Music Stars Share Valentine's Day Wishes on Social Media

    February 14, 2015 4:15 PM EST Love is in the air today (Feb. 14), as numerous artists from around the music world are celebrating Valentine's Day on social media. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years From pop superstars like Madonna and Ariana Grande to rockers…

  12. Madonna Talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ('Not Very Sexy'), the Pope and Why the 'Word Police Can F--- Off'

    February 13, 2015 10:20 AM EST Strutting into Universal's Manhattan headquarters on a bleak, frigid evening, Madonna looks like a naughty princess come to toss off some knowledge to the peons. It's an image enhanced not only by her outfit -- a form-fitting black blazer with arm poufs; a silver Chanel whistle,…

  13. Salva Talks Pop Production, the San Francisco Scene & Being 'Butt-Hurt' About Beyonce Haters

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Salva has done a complete 180 from when he first started putting out music in 2009. You might know him from his remix of Kanye West 's "Mercy" in 2012, but the DJ and producer born Paul Salva's first releases were the ultimate…

  14. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's 'FourFiveSeconds' Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 12, 2015 4:29 PM EST The ascent gives McCartney a new chart record: longest span between No. 1s. Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney 's "FourFiveSeconds" makes big news on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as the song steps 2-1, taking both Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors. The climb gives Rihanna…

  15. Pop Shop Podcast: Cody Simpson Interview, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith & More

    February 12, 2015 10:55 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…

  16. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ( Fearless reigned atop the list in 2008 and…

  17. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  18. Pop Shop Podcast: 2015 Grammys Recap!

    February 09, 2015 11:33 AM EST Listen to a special Grammys 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.…

  19. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  20. Grammys 2015: Madonna Performs 'Living for Love'

    February 08, 2015 8:55 PM EST Madonna  is living for love at the Grammys . She performed her song "Living for Love," off her upcoming album Rebel Heart at the 57th annual award show. Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj had the honor of introducing their "bitch, Madonna…

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