1. Drake Releases 3 New Tracks: Listen Here

    October 25, 2014 6:52 PM EDT It may have been Drake 's birthday on Oct. 24, but one day after celebrating another year, the 28-year-old rapper gifted his fans with three new tracks. Drizzy released the new songs to his SoundCloud and OvoSound site  on Oct. 25.   In addition to the previously leaked "How About…

  2. Kanye West Hits Vegas To Party With Kim Kardashian

    October 25, 2014 5:10 PM EDT It wouldn't really be a party if Yeezy didn't show up. For Kim Kardashian 's 34th birthday bash, her hubby, Kanye West , joined his wife in Las Vegas to celebrate her big day. The Sin City fete took place at the Venetian Hotel and Casino's TAO nightclub on Friday (Oct.…

  3. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation

    October 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Jack Bruce , the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer best known for his tenure with Cream during the 1960s, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24) at the age of 71. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71 A message on Bruce's official website Saturday confirmed, "It is…

  4. Kanye West Surprisingly Tones Down Onstage Rant at Life is Beautiful Festival

    October 25, 2014 11:26 AM EDT “This is the part that gets me in trouble,” the rapper said. Maybe it was the fact it was Kim Kardashian’s birthday or perhaps it was because the festival was titled Life is Beautiful. Kanye West, Foo Fighters To Headline Las Vegas' Life Is Beautiful Festival Either way, the rant that…

  5. 'Saturday Night Live' With Jim Carrey & Iggy Azalea: 5 Things We Hope To See

    October 25, 2014 10:07 AM EDT Jim Carrey is making his return to Saturday Night Live tonight (Oct. 25), and while we're super excited to see what the funnyman does (any chance they'll bring back a little Roxbury ?), we also cannot wait for Iggy Azalea .  Here's just a few of the things we're hoping…

  6. Read Taylor Swift's Best Quotes From '1989' Press Cycle

    October 25, 2014 9:25 AM EDT Taylor Swift  has been everywhere over the past couple of months -- on talk shows, magazine covers, even outside her apartment posing with her cat. Below, we rounded up her best quotes from the  1989  press tour. Here are Taylor's recent thoughts on: Feminism: “I wish when I was 12…

  7. Watch Iggy Azalea Play The Straight Man to a Wacky Jim Carrey in 'SNL' Promos

    October 24, 2014 8:59 PM EDT Iggy Azalea knows how to play it cool alright, even when standing right next to one of the world's funniest actors.  Scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend with host Jim Carrey, Azalea shrugs off the Dumb and Dumber To star's stupid silly jokes, playing the…

  8. Neil Diamond Aiming for 18th Top 10 Album

    October 24, 2014 8:41 PM EDT Pop great  Neil Diamond  is on course for his 18th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Billboard Icon Award winning-artist's new release, Melody Road , could sell around 75,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26. The set was released Oct. 21 on…

  9. Iggy Azalea Makes You 'Beg For It' on New Song: Listen

    October 24, 2014 4:45 PM EDT "Pull up looking picture perfect, baby/ High price, but I'm worth it baby," Iggy Azalea raps at the start of her new track, "Beg For It." The latest offering from Azalea comes fast on the heels of "Iggy SZN," released Thursday, Oct. 23. The rapper recruits…

  10. Bob Seger, Hozier Top Rock Charts

    October 24, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Seger scores his first No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, while Hozier hits No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs. Plus, chart action for Milky Chance, the Black Keys, Fall Out Boy and Lorde. Bob Seger scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dating to the list's inception in 2006)…

  11. T.I. Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 24, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Rapper and songwriter T.I. has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced Friday. The agreement covers all future works, as well as his just-released studio album and his share of the cut for Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit…

  12. Taylor Swift to the Haters: 'If You’re Upset That I’m Just Being Myself, I’m Going to Be Myself More'

    October 24, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Taylor Swift named her fifth album after her birth year, 1989 , but 2014 is the year of her rebirth. After wooing the mainstream with four albums of her pop-flavored brand of country, Swift waves goodbye to Nashville with 1989 , ditching guitars for new wave-y synths, courtesy of hitmakers…

  13. The Game Wins Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 23, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Also making waves: Hoodie Allen, DJ Quik, Bobby Shmurda, Mila J Rapper The Game collects his sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as his latest release, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , opens atop the chart. The set sold 33,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen…

  14. DeJ Loaf's 'Try Me' Debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 23, 2014 6:58 PM EDT -year old rising hip-hop star DeJ Loaf — who recently signed with Columbia Records — has arrived on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Try Me." The Detroit rapper's breakthrough track, which has been buzzing on the realtime Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart,…

  15. Bette Midler Sings TLC's 'Waterfalls': Listen

    October 23, 2014 6:05 PM EDT Midler's take on TLC is no scrub. Bette Midler released her cover of TLC 's hit “Waterfalls,” which slows the track’s tempo and strips down its famous production in favor of a piano and a soft drum beat echoing in the background. (A spoiler, though: Midler’s track omits Left Eye’s…

  16. Iggy Azalea Never Thought She Would Top the Hot 100

    October 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Some people expect to hit it big, but not Iggy Azalea -- she knew history was stacked against her. Hot 100 Firsts:  Jennifer Hudson  |  Iggy Azalea  |  Train  |  Hilary Duff  | 5 Seconds of Summer | Artists Remember "I never thought that I would have a No. 1," she says. "I&…

  17. Nico & Vinz, Faith Evans, and More: Musicians Remember Their First Time on the Billboard Charts

    October 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Billboard spoke with a number of musicians about their first experiences on the Billboard charts. Some artists find it disorienting. Childish Gambino and Pete Wentz (from Fall Out Boy ) both thought it was surreal. Hot 100 Firsts:  Jennifer Hudson  |  Iggy Azalea  |  Train  |  Hilary Duff  …

  18. Chris Webby, 'Chemically Imbalanced': Exclusive Album Premiere

    October 23, 2014 3:23 PM EDT Chris Webby was expelled from college in 2009, but this was just a small obstacle for the rapper: two years later, There Goes The Neighborhood , which he put out on his own label, debuted on top of the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Today, Oct. 23, Webby premieres his latest album, Chemically…

  19. Iggy Azalea Brings Big Boasts On New Song 'Iggy SZN'

    October 23, 2014 12:29 PM EDT Iggy Azalea keeps the momentum going with the re-release of her debut, The New Classic , titled Re-Classified , to be released Nov. 24, will feature five new songs, including her upcoming single, "Beg For It," featuring Mø , new collaborations with Ellie Goulding ("Heavy…

  20. Becky G Talks iHeartRadio Fiesta, Pitbull in Video Interview

    October 23, 2014 9:50 AM EDT The 17-year-old gets to show off her raps and moves where she grew up. Becky G 's tias , or -- en Inglés  --  aunties, are pretty excited right about now.  Not only will their niece be performing in her hometown of Inglewood, Calif., but the 17-year-old rapper will be on the same bill…

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