1. 2014: The Year in... Billboard Chart Headlines

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST A look at the biggest chart newsmakers, from Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Iggy Azalea to Enrique Iglesias, Meghan Trainor & Taylor Swift. From veterans who scored their biggest hits ever to newcomers who ruled with rookie releases, 2014 brought week after week of chart records…

  2. 2014 Year-End Hot 100, By the Numbers

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST Now that Billboard has revealed the 2014 year-end Billboard Hot 100 (among our menu of nearly 200 charts overall), it's time to have a little more fun with the hottest songs of the year. So we've taken the chart and sliced it and diced it in some interesting ways. See All the…

  3. Facebook's Most Talked About Entertainer Isn't Exactly A Surprise

    December 09, 2014 10:34 AM EST Who runs the world? Beyonce, duh. Facebook has released the Top 10 Entertainers of 2014 (U.S.), based on how often people were mentioned in Facebook posts this year. And the number one slot went to one ***Flawless woman.  From her surprise album drop last December to this past summer's…

  4. Billboard Women in Music Honoree Jessie J: Whitney Houston 'Gave Me So Much Courage to Be Loud and Bold'

    December 08, 2014 5:22 PM EST The Billboard Women in Music Powerhouse honoree talks about her girl crush on the legendary diva and the fierce female singers she admires. Jessie J started this year fearing she had already peaked. The 26-year-old British singer-songwriter's last top 10 U.S. single as a solo artist,…

  5. Chris Rock and Questlove Talk the Greatest MCs of All Time and Collaborating on New Movie 'Top Five'

    December 08, 2014 4:37 PM EST It's a cold November morning, and Chris Rock has come to meet Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson at his office, which is also his dressing room and his studio, on the sixth floor of 30 Rock, where Jimmy Fallon shoots The Tonight Show . Questlove, 43 -- the drummer for The Roots ,…

  6. Nicki Minaj Announces 2015 Pinkprint European Tour

    December 08, 2014 11:53 AM EST A week before the release of her third album, The Pinkprint , Nicki Minaj has announced a European 2015 tour. The Pinkprint Tour will launch in Europe on March 16, 2015, in Stockhom, Sweden, and close out on April 12 in Glasgow, U.K.  Trey Songz -- who recently collaborated with Minaj for…

  7. ‘SNL’ Recap: Nicki Minaj Impersonates Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ With Skylar Grey & More

    December 07, 2014 12:13 PM EST Nicki Minaj arguably stole the show on the Dec. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live . Not only did the rapper perform her new songs "Bed of Lies, "All Things Go" and "Only,” but she also appeared in several memorable comedy sketches. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child…

  8. What's Nicki Minaj Up to Before 'SNL'?

    December 06, 2014 6:44 PM EST With only hours until she takes the stage as the night's performer on Saturday Night Live , Nicki Minaj is prepping for the gig in the way only she knows how: with revealing selfies and some Instavids. The rapper, who will drop  The Pinkprint  on Dec. 15, took to Instagram in the…

  9. Taylor Swift Beats Laryngitis, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande Shine at KIIS FM Jingle Ball

    December 06, 2014 5:21 PM EST Iggy Azalea, Pharrell, Nick Jonas, Jessie J and special guests galore joined the Los Angeles radio station's annual extravaganza. With the moment the lights dropped at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles Friday night (Dec. 5), so launched more than four hours of excited teenage…

  10. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. 5) for the kind of hybrid, manic, alien…

  11. Watch: Lil Wayne Speaks Publicly About Cash Money & Birdman Battle

    December 06, 2014 2:33 PM EST Two days after tweeting that Cash Money Records and Birdman refuse to release his new album, Tha Carter V , Lil Wayne spoke out in public about the battle on Friday night (Dec. 5). Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' 'Tha Carter V' “I was…

  12. 5 Things We Hope to See Nicki Minaj Do on 'SNL'

    December 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST A week before the release of The Pinkprint , Nicki Minaj returns to Saturday Night Live as the musical guest on Dec. 6. Watch Nicki Minaj & James Franco's Secret Best-Friend Handshake in 'SNL' Promos Minaj is not only known for her rap skills, but also her acting chops.…

  13. Grammys 2015: And the Nominees Are…

    December 05, 2014 2:30 PM EST Early Friday on CBS This Morning , Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams stopped by to reveal four major categories of nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Head Here for Our Complete Coverage of the 2015 Grammys Sheeran's own x (pronounced "multiply") got a nod…

  14. Billboard Women in Music Honoree Ariana Grande: 'This Year I Was Really Taken Seriously as an Artist’

    December 05, 2014 12:50 PM EST "A year-and-a-half ago I was wearing a red wig, pretending to be a silly 15-year-old on a television show," says Ariana Grande , referring to her title role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Sam & Cat . That was before the native Floridian released her sophomore LP,…

  15. Watch Nicki Minaj & James Franco's Secret Best-Friend Handshake in 'SNL' Promos

    December 04, 2014 8:21 PM EST Nicki Minaj will join Saturday Night Live this week as musical guest, along with host James Franco. And little did we know the two are actually best friends with a secret handshake -- or so the promo video released Thursday would have you believe. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child Would Have…

  16. Bonus 'Beyonce' Bows on R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 04, 2014 4:57 PM EST 'Beyonce' reissue produces a surge in album sales, while bonus tracks, including '7/11,' enter songs charts. Following a deluxe reissue of Beyonce 's self-titled 2013 album, its sales soar by 713 percent to 22,000 in the week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen…

  17. Watch Demi Lovato Sing Ariana Grande's 'Bang Bang' Verse at Jessie J Concert

    December 04, 2014 9:50 AM EST You need Demi Lovato to blow your mind. Last night at Jessie J 's concert in San Jose, California, the singer brought out Lovato to sing the Ariana Grande part of "Bang Bang." Naturally, the crowd went totally nuts. For what it's worth, neither of the women tried rapping…

  18. Azealia Banks Takes Aim at Iggy Azalea After Eric Garner Decision

    December 03, 2014 9:45 PM EST Following a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner for apparently selling untaxed cigarettes, like many others around the country Azealia Banks took to Twitter to express herself and vent…

  19. #Trending in 2014: Yahoo, Vevo, Rhapsody, Spotify and Bing Share the Year's Biggest Names

    December 03, 2014 12:05 PM EST A slew of digital companies have released their year-end data dumps on what the world was watching, listening to and searching for over the past year. Most of it should surprise no one who paid any attention to the world at large in 2014 -- it seems there are few shocks lurking in our…

  20. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child Would Have Been 16 on 'All Things Go'

    December 03, 2014 10:50 AM EST Nicki Minaj is one to keep her private life private, but on her third studio album, The Pinkprint , the rapper is laying bare. She opens her third The Pinkprint with one of her most vulnerable and sincere songs to date, "All Things Go." "All Things Go" -- produced by Boi…

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