1. From Solange to Dev Hynes, How Brit Singer-Producer Kindness Became the Cool Kids' Favorite Collaborator

    October 20, 2014 5:44 PM EDT With his new LP Otherness out Oct. 14 (Mom + Pop), Adam Bainbridge, the 32-year-old Brit with the one-word moniker, has become an in-demand collaborator for music's hippest acts. This article first appeared in the Oct. 25 issue of Billboard .   News News Andrew Hampp …

  2. Exclusive: Britney Spears' Manager Tells the Story Behind the Infamous Madonna VMAs Kiss

    October 17, 2014 5:05 PM EDT In the middle of performing a medley of hits at the 2003 VMA's, Madonna surprised everyone by kissing Britney Spears onstage. After a quick camera cut to Britney's ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake , who looked confused, Madonna then smooched her other performing partner: Christina…

  3. Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears' Vegas Svengali, Dishes on the Changing Nature of Sin City

    October 17, 2014 2:47 PM EDT THE VEGAS VISIONARY This profile is part of Billboard's Oct. 25 cover story package on the launch of Maverick, a new music-management consortium. You can find our full coverage right here . AGE: 51 TITLE: Founder, Reign Deer Entertainment STAFF : 12 CITY: Los Angeles and Las Vegas…

  4. Watch F.T. Island's Track-by-Track Review of Personal 'All About' Album

    October 15, 2014 5:45 PM EDT The K-pop/rock group recall fans, ex-girlfriends and 'dark periods' while writing their latest LP. After sharpening their skills on the touring circuit playing festivals and arena shows in Japan this year,   F.T. Island  made their long-awaited comeback in Korea with the release…

  5. YouTube Pays Out $1 Billion with Content ID

    October 14, 2014 10:39 AM EDT YouTube has confirmed a big milestone to Billboard: $1 billion in payouts from its ContentID copyright earmarking system since its launch seven years ago. The system is made available to select creators and rightsholders (generally companies that hold a large amount of rights, like labels…

  6. Take That Announces New Album, Shares First Song ‘These Days’: Listen

    October 10, 2014 3:28 AM EDT No Robbie Williams . No Jason Orange . No problem.   British boy band Take That is getting to grips with life as a trio. The pop hitmakers have announced a new album , appropriately titled III , which will drop Dec. 1 in the U.K. via Polydor. The first single, "These Days," has…

  7. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: September 2014

    October 08, 2014 10:08 PM EDT Girls' Generation-TTS and 2PM show their worldwide popularity while BTOB and Orange Caramel trend stateside. K-pop fans around the world and in America began their fall showing plenty of support for Korean idols, producers and singer-songwriters' latest videos on YouTube. Like we…

  8. Tinashe, 'Aquarius': Track-by-Track Review

    October 07, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Tinashe 's arrival on the mainstream music landscape comes at a time when experimental R&B is rapidly crescendoing. Yet even within the ranks of emerging women singers showing just how quirky and eccentric they can be ( Jhené Aiko , Kelela , BANKS ), Tinashe may be the songbird…

  9. Happy Birthday, Gwen Stefani: Look Back at 5 Different Eras of Her Career

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT From just a girl to a hollaback girl, Gwen Stefani keeps rocking. Happy Birthday, Gwen Stefani ! The legendary No Doubt frontwoman, pop inventor and showstopping fashion designer turns 45 on Friday (Oct. 3) -- which is b-a-n-a-n-a-s, because she (and her iconic abs) still very much look…

  10. Hear Tinashe's New Song 'Bet' With Dev Hynes

    September 29, 2014 5:34 PM EDT Tinashe , whose "2 On" is currently No. 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart , released a new song on Monday (Sept. 29). Check out "Bet," which features Dev Hynes , known for his work in Blood Orange and for collaborating with Sky Ferreira and Solange , below:…

  11. Private Jet? No Problem. VIP Packages for Superfans Are Big Business for Tours & Festivals

    September 29, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Since the live event business rebounded in 2010, VIP programs, which offer seats closer to the stage, meet-and-greets with the artist and, in one extreme case, a private jet to the festival grounds (see story, below), increasingly have become big business. “We’re at a point where most tours…

  12. Billboard Cover: Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, His Seven-Year Disappearing Act and Outkast’s Future

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT André Benjamin is stressed. "I am, I really am," he says. Benjamin -- André 3000 to the fans who idolize him as the visionary half of Outkast , Atlanta’s hugely influential, recently reunited hip-hop duo -- is sitting at a glass conference table at Milk Studios in Hollywood,…

  13. 'Laguna Beach' at 10: Remember Its 'Don't Stop Believin'' Moment

    September 25, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Ten years ago, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County premiered on MTV. Following the high school drama of L.C., her BFF Lo and her frenemy Kristin, the series lasted three years, and morphed into several other successful spinoffs -- including The Hills , and The City . But it wasn't…

  14. Jason Orange Leaves Take That

    September 24, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Jason Orange is leaving the British pop band Take That . Orange and his former bandmates made the announcement Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the band's website . Orange said in his statement that he's been considering his departure since the group wrapped its Progress Live tour in 2011.…

  15. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein Celebrate Blondie's 40th Anniversary With NYC Art Exhibit

    September 24, 2014 3:20 AM EDT A Blondie transvestite impersonator, rare memorabilia and provocative photos of iconic lead singer Debbie Harry by photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibowitz, Bob Grossman, Bob Gruen and Chris Stein were unveiled at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery in New York City on Monday…

  16. Hear Unreleased Britney Spears Demos Written by Blood Orange

    September 22, 2014 7:25 PM EDT Britney Spears ' Britney Jean album from last year had a long list of notable producers and songwriters to its credit — will.i.am executive produced it, with assistance from Dr. Luke, David Guetta , Diplo , Katy Perry , Sia and many others. But one name was missing from the final…

  17. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday Highlights: Iggy Azalea Pulls Double Duty, Lorde Inspires Hair Envy

    September 21, 2014 6:28 AM EDT Check out all the action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night! The iHeartRadio Music Festival may be over after just two days, but the musical extravaganza packed a whirlwind of far-ranging talent that made the experience feel much, much longer than 36 hours.…

  18. Sir Sly Talks Drake, Speedy Recording & Debut Album 'You Haunt Me'

    September 17, 2014 3:04 PM EDT The indie-pop group just released a debut album full of "incredibly personal moments." Modern rock bands often cite other, often canonical rock acts as their fundamental inspirations, but talking to Landon Jacobs, lead singer of the group Sir Sly, you hear a different story. “I…

  19. Frank Ocean Signs to New Management With Three Six Zero

    September 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT As Frank Ocean gears up for the follow-up to Channel Orange , his 2012 major-label debut -- which has sold 621,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and took home a 2013 Grammy for best urban contemporary album -- he has made a key change behind the scenes. Since July, Ocean has been…

  20. Lauren Conrad Marries Former Something Corporate Guitarist

    September 13, 2014 8:34 PM EDT Lauren Conrad must have been a big Something Corporate fan. The former "The Hills" star married former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell on Sept. 13 in California. "What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love most," the…

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