1. Hunter Hayes Talks Tattoo Your Name Tour, Collaborations & More During CMA Awards Week

    November 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "We decided to amp it up and do everything twice as much." CMA Awards week is jammed packed with various functions for all country artists, from beginning to end. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big The week began with awards presentations from SESAC,…

  2. Watch Nicki Minaj's Totalitarian 'Only' Lyric Video With Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown

    November 07, 2014 6:58 PM EST Nicki Minaj is the boss and she's hell-bent on world domination in the lyric video for her Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring single, "Only."  Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Shoot The new clip, released Friday, shows animated versions of Minaj and her…

  3. Robin Williams Autopsy Confirms Death by Suicide

    November 07, 2014 4:47 PM EST Robin Williams ' death was ruled a suicide, Marin County officials confirmed on Friday. Official autopsy results revealed Williams' death was caused by asphyxia and hanging. Williams died at 63  on Aug. 11  at his home in Tiburon, Calif.  in Marin County. Toxicology reports reveal…

  4. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Fifth Harmony to Spandau Ballet

    November 07, 2014 3:10 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Billy Currington "Don't It" Mercury Records "Baby, don't say no so quick/This ain't about me trying to see how far that I can get," the ever-smooth Billy Currington purrs on "Don't It."…

  5. Sam Hunt Scores Country Charts Feat Last Achieved 22 Years Ago

    November 07, 2014 2:00 PM EST Newcomer Sam Hunt tops three Billboard country charts -- Top Country Albums , Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay -- as his first full-length set, Montevallo , opens with 70,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Digital sales account for a hefty 71 percent of the sum.) Sam…

  6. American Music Awards Announce 2014 Pre-Show Hosts & Performers

    November 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST The American Music Awards have officially announced the lineup for the pre-show, and it's quite star-studded. Hosted by Lance Bass , Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw , Frankie Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks , Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker , the Coca-Cola Red…

  7. The Roadmap to Taylor Swift's Record-Breaking Week in 6 (Not So Easy) Steps

    November 07, 2014 10:19 AM EST The singer and her hard-charging label defied the odds by brilliantly influencing everything from fans' emotions to lowered expectations to hit almost 1.3 million in sales. Here's a head-scratcher for the digital era: even though U.S. album sales have plummeted 20 percent…

  8. Taylor Swift, Marvel Films & The Last Gasps of Monoculture

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST What do Marvel and Taylor have in common? Propping up their industries and convincing fans to go for the “full experience.” On Oct. 28, one day after Taylor Swift ’s 1989 album was released, Marvel unveiled a new slate of films that will carry the Disney-owned studio through May 2019,…

  9. Tim McGraw Exits Red Light Management

    November 06, 2014 6:42 PM EST Tim McGraw exited Red Light Management suddenly last week after five years with the firm, sources tell Billboard . During an interim period, McGraw is working with his former manager, Scott Siman . McGraw has had a fruitful five years at Red Light, where he was managed by founder Coran…

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading for Second Week at No. 1

    November 06, 2014 4:19 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 should easily lock up a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album could sell more than 350,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9. The Big Machine Records release blasted in at No. 1 , selling 1.287 million…

  11. CMA Awards 2014: All the Red Carpet Videos

    November 06, 2014 4:13 PM EST At Wednesday night's (Nov. 5) CMA Awards, Billboard spoke to many of the stars gracing the red carpet, including Lady Antebellum, Steven Tyler, Josh Tyler, Kellie Pickler and more. Watch the videos below! CMA Awards 2014:  Winners  |  Photos Lady Antebellum : Steven Tyler : Josh Turner…

  12. CMA Awards 2014: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 06, 2014 3:58 AM EST You saw the performances. You saw the fashions. You saw the winners. But unless you were on the red carpet or backstage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, there is so much you didn't see, such as these 10 items: - New Artist of the Year winner Brett Eldredge was in obvious euphoria…

  13. CMA Awards 2014: Ariana Grande Performs 'Bang Bang' With Little Big Town in 'TRON' Outfits

    November 05, 2014 9:14 PM EST Wearing neon-lined outfits straight out of the virtual world of TRON , Little Big Town took the stage at the 2014 CMA Awards to deliver a rousing version of "Day Drinking," a performance immediately followed by Ariana Grande singing her Nicki Minaj/Jessie J collabo "…

  14. CMA Awards 2014: Meghan Trainor & Miranda Lambert Duet on Countrified 'All About That Bass'

    November 05, 2014 8:17 PM EST The 2014 CMA Awards opened with country queen Miranda Lambert and pop starlet Meghan Trainor performing the latter's Billboard Hot 100 chart topper "All About That Bass." Wearing a couple of '50s-styled skirts, Lambert and Trainor (rocking a Nasty Gal jacket)…

  15. ZHU Delivers Audiovisual Odyssey in North American Debut

    November 05, 2014 5:29 PM EST Faceless artist plays HARD Day of the Dead. Towering palm trees frame gray and lavender tones while purple lights dance in stuttered steps below. "This is the Nightday," says Jake Udell, ZHU 's manager. "Look at the sky." The setting couldn't have been better…

  16. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  17. Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

    November 05, 2014 11:35 AM EST As reported earlier , Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest week for any album since Eminem&…

  18. Jose Gonzalez Releases Lovely New Single 'Every Age,' High-Tech Video

    November 05, 2014 10:50 AM EST Take a trip to the moon (or lower orbit) with the quiet bard. Fresh off his lead position cover of "This Is How We Walk on the Moon" from the Arthur Russell covers compilation Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell , the hush and heavy Jose Gonzalez has released the first single and…

  19. Official: Taylor Swift's '1989' Debuts With 1.287 Million Sold In First Week

    November 04, 2014 10:00 PM EST 0 Swift earns the largest sales week for an album since 2002. It’s official: Taylor Swift 's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest sales week for an album since 2002. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to…

  20. 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…

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