1. Rick Ross Releases Two New Videos: 'Hood Billionaire' & 'If They Knew'

    November 26, 2014 1:24 PM EST Rick Ross has a way with the ladies, at least in his music videos. The rapper charms his on-screen love interest, singer K. Michelle , in the music video for "If They Knew," one of the two videos Ross released this week. The Dre Films-directed video for the Hood Billionaire…

  2. Ask Billboard: Max Martin Notches Another No. 1

    November 25, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 MAX MARTIN SCORES ANOTHER No. 1 @gthot20 Why no mention of …

  3. Paul Paoliello Appointed International CEO/COO of Murphy Petrol Group

    November 24, 2014 4:30 AM EST Chris Murphy has promoted music biz veteran Paul Paoliello to international CEO/COO of the Murphy Petrol Group, with immediate effect. The South African-born Paoliello until recently served as director of business development for the Australian entrepreneur's rights management firm…

  4. Taylor Swift Gives 'Blank Space' Dazzling Live Debut at AMAs

    November 23, 2014 8:05 PM EST Days after “Blank Space” became Taylor Swift ’s third No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart , the pop superstar gave the 1989 single the splashy live debut it deserves when she opened the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 23) from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los…

  5. Bill Cosby Gets Standing Ovation In Florida Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

    November 22, 2014 12:54 PM EST The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby , for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. Bill Cosby Refuses to Address Sexual Assault Allegations in…

  6. Surprise! One Direction Were All Cute & Goofy on 'Ellen': Watch

    November 21, 2014 4:00 PM EST One Direction (all five of them, thank goodness) stopped by Ellen on Friday (Nov. 21) to discuss their new album -- and Harry Styles learned that no matter how exhausted they must be from the constant promotion, it still pays to think before you speak. One Direction, Lionel Richie &…

  7. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Debut

    November 21, 2014 3:24 PM EST Trainor soars with her second hit, while Ronson's scorching soul/pop track brings the writer/producer out from behind the scenes. Plus, chart action for Vance Joy, Lorde & One Direction. As previously reported, Taylor Swift makes history by becoming the first woman to replace…

  8. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard…

  9. Latin Grammys 2014: Music & Politics Mix as Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias Win Big

    November 21, 2014 12:16 AM EST Jorge Drexler, Calle 13 & Paco de Lucia also pick up big prizes, while Obama's immigration speech dominates talk. President Obama was the opening act for the Latin Grammys. It was the talk in Las Vegas during the 15th edition of the awards show, which started more than 10 minutes…

  10. Big K.R.I.T. Claims No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 20, 2014 5:53 PM EST Meanwhile, Eminem lands on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs & O.T. Genasis debuts with 'CoCo.' Big K.R.I.T. scores his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the entrance of Cadillactica , moving 44,000 in first-week sales (his best week ever), according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  11. Woody Allen Returns to Barcelona for New Year's Concert

    November 20, 2014 5:34 PM EST Shows by Van Morrison, Bob Geldof & more to follow Allen's opening of new tourist-friendly Suite Festival BCN Music Experience. Woody Allen will revisit the scene of his movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona on New Year's Eve, when he'll give a gala performance with the Eddy…

  12. Guns N' Roses Biopic in Development, Biographer Talks Details

    November 20, 2014 12:11 AM EST Guns N' Roses will be getting its own biopic. The film will be adapted from Marc Canter's 2008 biography on the band, Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction , and the author said it will be done right, with "no short cuts."  "…

  13. Latin Grammys 2014 Preview: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

    November 19, 2014 5:06 PM EST The 15th Latin Grammy Awards are a little more than 24 hours away, with artists vying for awards in 48 categories. Here are our picks on who will nab awards this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. " alt="" width="510"> Enrique Iglesias (Getty…

  14. Oh Là Là: Spotify Reportedly Turns First Profit in France

    November 19, 2014 2:30 PM EST Bust out some champagne, Spotify is profitable in France. L'Express is reporting that the Swedish subscription music service grew its revenue by 66 percent in 2013 and now accounts for over a third of the streaming market in that country, which is home base to rival Deezer. Spotify U.K…

  15. Prince Royce on His First English-Language Single: 'It's a Whole New Swag'

    November 17, 2014 6:44 PM EST 'Stuck on a Feeling,' featuring Snoop Dogg, is available Nov. 24. If you think Prince Royce doesn't sound quite like Prince Royce in his new single, "Stuck on a Feeling," you're not alone. "My friends say it doesn't sound like me," laughs the 25…

  16. Olly Murs on His 'Disco-y' New Single & Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?'

    November 17, 2014 6:37 PM EST 'I just really hope people around the world get behind the song,' he says of the latest Band Aid effort. "It's fun, it's happy, it's cheeky, it's feel-good," Olly Murs says about his new single, "Wrapped Up," which was released Monday (Nov.…

  17. 'Annie' Soundtrack Now Available to Stream in Full

    November 17, 2014 4:06 PM EST I think we're gonna like it here. Tomorrow is finally here! The Annie soundtrack arrived Monday (Nov. 17), and now the whole thing is available to stream on Spotify (embedded below). In addition to classics like "Tomorrow" and "Maybe," this updated tale of the…

  18. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Brought Grunge to No. 1

    November 17, 2014 8:05 AM EST 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' signaled a historic change in the format's sound. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Destiny's Child and Paul Simon. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov.…

  19. SFX Revenue Nearly Doubles on Strength of Festival Season

    November 14, 2014 12:26 PM EST With festival season in full swing, and with additional acquisitions to bolster its numbers, EDM-focused promoter SFX Entertainment is showing signs of financial life. In the third quarter, the company's revenue increased 194.5 percent to $143.5 million, with about 80 percent coming…

  20. 'Cleaning Dancing Roommate' Takes Sheena Easton's 'Morning Train' Viral

    November 13, 2014 3:26 PM EST Easton calls the clip 'adorable.' Cleaning an entire apartment isn't the most exciting way to start your morning after a Halloween party. Luckily, the Internet has offered a solution: Sheena Easton . In a clip that has gone viral, Justin Chen secretly recorded his roommate…

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