1. Waka Flocka Flame Sifts Through Blunt-Roller Resumes in Funny or Die Video

    November 12, 2014 5:49 PM EST Looking for a job? Need some supplemental income? Well, if you have nimble fingers, a propensity for swearing and a way with joints, Waka Flocka Flame wants YOU to become his professional blunt roller. Finally, something you learned in high school actually turns out to be useful! Waka…

  2. The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

    November 12, 2014 3:59 PM EST Who should replace Randy Jackson next year? The season 8 runner-up. American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season 14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned…

  3. The Jazz June Talks Comeback Album 'After the Earthquake' and the Emo Revival

    November 12, 2014 12:28 PM EST Jazz June frontman Andrew Low is the first to use the phrase “emo revival” in speaking with Billboard, so he’s clearly been paying attention to his band’s career arc -- whether he admits it or not. Truthfully though, Low comes off as accomplished and well-adjusted as his band’s excellent…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Pharrell Shows Off Inventive Song Choices in His First Playoffs

    November 12, 2014 10:10 AM EST After veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton showed them how it's done on Monday, The Voice 's season-seven playoffs continued on Tuesday. The round has teams trimmed down from five to three: two picked by America, and one more saved by each coach, and also introduced the…

  5. Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    November 12, 2014 10:00 AM EST On her self-titled 1983 debut , Madonna sang perky little tunes about going on vacation (“Holiday”) and falling in and out of love (“Lucky Star” and “Borderline”). These were ideas grandma and grandpa could get behind, and yet the 20-something Michigan native caused a minor sensation,…

  6. Keb' Mo' on His Enduring Career: 'I Don't Want to Be 23 Again'

    November 11, 2014 4:07 PM EST Contemporary blues icon Keb' Mo' is going old-school. On Tuesday (Nov. 11), the performer released BLUESAmericana , his latest musical project, on vinyl. Originally released on disc and in digital form earlier this year, he tells Billboard that he is enjoying listening to his…

  7. Smokey Robinson Exclusive: Watch The Behind-The-Scenes Clip from ‘The Art of McCartney’

    November 11, 2014 11:00 AM EST Producer Ralph Sall describes the process of putting the all-star tribute album together. Producer Ralph Sall's The Art of McCartney tribute album has certainly been an ambitious endeavor, with two discs, 34 tracks and an opulent deluxe edition that features six more songs and video…

  8. Exclusive: Watch Dawin's 'Just Girly Things' Video With Vine Stars Brandon Calvillo, Ry Doon & More

    November 11, 2014 10:38 AM EST Brooklyn-based producer Dawin took an original song (set to about five seconds of Alfonso Ribeiro doing the Fresh Prince Carlton dance on Vine) and eventually turned it into a contract with Casablanca/Republic in early 2014. Now he’s back with a full-length music video for his first hit,…

  9. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Says U2's New Album 'Sounds Like a Fart Any Way You Listen to It'

    November 10, 2014 9:54 PM EST It's not every day you get an album review that'll compare the music to flatulence, but you've got to hand it to Foo Fighters ' Taylor Hawkins for breaking the mold on this one. The band's drummer recently summed up his feelings about U2 's new album, Songs…

  10. The Railers 'Kinda Dig the Feeling' of Making It in Nashville

    November 10, 2014 8:20 PM EST The story of the Railers began in a grocery store. So says the band's Cassandra, who was studying opera at North Arizona University. "I walked in through the 'out' doors and ran into Jonathan," she recalled to Billboard . "We realized that we were both studying…

  11. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  12. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  13. Amanda Palmer on Her New Memoir, Self-Doubt, Self-Editing and Feminist Trolling

    November 10, 2014 12:16 PM EST On a recent fall afternoon at Bard College, the musician Amanda Palmer was wrapping up Sunday’s rehearsal for a student production she composed music for called The Bed Show . The 38-year old has an easygoing demeanor for someone whose eyebrows are painted like lines of barbed wire. She…

  14. Surprise! Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Loved Her EMA Performance

    November 10, 2014 10:26 AM EST So, here's something that isn't too shocking (but is still pretty sweet): Ariana Grande 's brother Frankie was obsessed with Ariana's MTV EMA performance from yesterday (Nov. 9). And, as a self-described "social media mogul" is wont to do, he made an…

  15. Corner Office: Spirit Music Group Chairman David Renzer on Scooter Braun, Pandora Problems and How to Spend $50 Million

    November 10, 2014 10:00 AM EST To look at him, publishing veteran David Renzer is just about the last person you'd expect to have co-written a song that reached No. 4 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart -- let alone one as funky as Con Funk Shun 's "Electric Lady." And in fact, "I…

  16. Snoop Dogg's Top 10 Celebrity Instagram Meme Disses

    November 09, 2014 10:59 PM EST Snoop Dogg loves Instagram. The hip-hop legend is liable to post more than 20 times a day to his page's nearly 4 million followers on the photo and video social networking site, mixing up his own Snoop-generated content with often an assortment of (sometimes) funny found Internet memes…

  17. MTV EMA 2014 Recap: One Direction, Katy Perry & Ariana Grande Win Big

    November 09, 2014 6:15 PM EST One Direction swept with five awards in total at the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 9), winning televised awards as Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans. The group, who wasn't in attendance, thanked the Directioners for their support through a pre-recorded…

  18. MTV EMA 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 09, 2014 3:00 PM EST The biggest stars in music are up for MTV European Music Awards. Check back here for an updated list of winners. MTV EMA 2014: Nicki Performs | Photos Best Video Iggy Azalea - "Black Widow ft. Rita Ora" Katy Perry - "Dark Horse ft. Juicy J" -- WINNER Kiesza - "…

  19. Alicia Keys Added to MTV EMA Performers List

    November 09, 2014 12:40 PM EST Alicia Keys has joined the lineup of performers at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. Calvin Harris Cancels MTV EMA Performance Nicki Minaj is set to host this year’s MTV EMA, which takes place Sunday (Nov. 9). Other performers include U2 , Minaj, Enrique Iglesias ,…

  20. Music Legend Les Paul Gets Hometown Honor

    November 08, 2014 4:00 PM EST Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High in Wisconsin. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero Now…

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