1. Ricky Martin Debuts on Hot Latin Songs With 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    January 23, 2015 11:35 AM EST Plus: Romeo Santos breaks his own Hot Latin Songs record. Ricky Martin arrives on Hot Latin Songs with "Disparo Al Corazon," the second single from his upcoming 10th studio album A Quien Quiera Escuchar . The ballad bows at No. 35, aided by 3.2 million audience impressions gained…

  2. Katy Perry Has Very Important Super Bowl Meeting With Her Puppy

    January 23, 2015 11:22 AM EST When your big Super Bowl Halftime Show is just over a week away, there's one opinion you need to consult: Your adorable puppy, Butters. "V important puppy bowl meeting," Katy Perry wrote on Instagram, along with a sweet photo of the two. Don't get too excited: Butters…

  3. Slash on His Famous Guns N' Roses Riff, His Grandma's Inspiration and How Les Paul Once 'Wiped the Stage' With Him

    January 23, 2015 10:48 AM EST The late guitar pioneer Les Paul once "wiped the floor" with Slash when the former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist played with the veteran instrument inventor at a New York City club some years back.  Now, on Jan. 24, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Slash…

  4. Sundance Review: 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Details Nina Simone's Troubled Life & Legacy

    January 23, 2015 10:30 AM EST John Legend is currently enjoying award recognition for "Glory," his emotional song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma . But 50 years ago, jazz pianist and iconic vocalist Nina Simone paved the way for generations of musicians to come and put her promising career at risk…

  5. Michael Jackson's Mother Gets Day in Court

    January 22, 2015 11:17 PM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother argued Thursday for a new trial in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, but faced a skeptical panel of appellate justices who focused on the superstar's relationship with the doctor convicted of killing him. Attorneys for Katherine…

  6. SHINee's Jonghyun Rises to No. 1 on World Albums Chart With 'Base' EP

    January 22, 2015 10:00 PM EST The singer is the first member of his boy band to snag a solo Billboard chart-topper. The guys of  SHINee  are trying out solo projects and member  Jonghyun  now has his very own No. 1 to show for his venture. The singer/composer's  Base:  The First Mini Album  EP rises to No. 1 on …

  7. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding Collab Surges on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 22, 2015 8:42 PM EST Calvin Harris scores a triple-play on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Outside" (No. 7) gathers top Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors. In another hat trick, Harris continues to hold a pair of other spots in the top 10: "Blame" (No. 3) and…

  8. Selena Gomez & Zedd Rumors Spur Big Chart Gains

    January 22, 2015 7:03 PM EST Also gaining on the Social 50 chart: Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift. Nearly two years after Zedd 's breakthrough hit single "Clarity" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the superstar producer/DJ finally arrives on the Social 50 chart, thanks to online chatter and…

  9. Kid Rock Says 'F--- You' to Seth Rogen & Michael Moore Over 'American Sniper' Comments

    January 22, 2015 6:49 PM EST After Blake Shelton and Craig Morgan jumped on Seth Rogen and Michael Moore over the movie stars' recent comments concerning the film American Sniper , now Kid Rock 's jumping onboard with the trash talking too.  'American Sniper' Has Country Stars & Movie Stars…

  10. Sundance: Hollywood Reporter to Host Exclusive Photo, Video Studio With A-List Talent

    January 22, 2015 6:00 PM EST Stars set to attend include Lena Dunham, Lisa Kudrow, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Segel, Jack Black, Ethan Hawke, Kristen Wiig, Toni Collette, Michael Fassbender, Keanu Reeves, James Franco, Spike Lee & Lily Tomlin. The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday that it will host…

  11. Fall Out Boy's 'Uma Thurman' Dances Onto Hot Rock Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 5:43 PM EST Fall Out Boy 's "Uma Thurman" debuts at No. 6 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart with 46,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. The new track samples the theme song from the '60s TV show The Munsters and references Thurman's famous dance scene with…

  12. Elton John Tops Hot Tours Recap

    January 22, 2015 5:25 PM EST Elton John rang in the new year in New York City for the first time ever in his legendary five-decade career, selling out Brooklyn's Barclays Center with 16,470 fans joining the party on Dec. 31. With ticket sales topping the $3 million mark, the concert earns the Rock & Roll Hall…

  13. Draco Rosa Celebrates 'Vida' With Vinyl Release

    January 22, 2015 5:09 PM EST It's been almost two years since the original release of Draco Rosa 's album Vida , which won 2013's Latin Grammy for album of the year and a Grammy for best Latin pop album, and now a vinyl version is on the way. Since then, the Puerto Rican rock icon and hit songwriter went…

  14. New Report from Next Big Sound Explores Band-Brand Digital Relationships

    January 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST A new report by Next Big Sound presents the state of the music industry from a data point of view. Aimed at brands -- the traditional music industry can still find plenty of useful information -- the web-based report uses attractive charts and plain English to guide the reader through music…

  15. Carrie Underwood Has Her Longest Reign at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart

    January 22, 2015 3:18 PM EST Plus: Kenny Chesney celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Country Airplay chart with a new leader. Carrie Underwood rewrites her longest chart-topping run on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Something in the Water" rules for a seventh week. She logged…

  16. Will Lady Gaga & Adele's 'Bro-Down' Lead to a New Song?

    January 22, 2015 2:48 PM EST Bring on the applause. Is  Lady Gaga  going to guest on  Adele 's new album? Will Adele guest on Gaga's forthcoming record? Will they pull a Gaga/ Beyonce and guest on each other's works with two similiarly titled tracks? So many possibilities are now potentially on the table…

  17. Behind the Scenes of How Bjork's Team Handled the 'Vulnicura' Leak

    January 22, 2015 2:34 PM EST On Jan. 20, Bjork announced on Facebook that her album had arrived several months earlier than its March release date. "Vulnicura will be rolling out worldwide over the next 24 hours !!" she wrote. "I wanted to tell you the tale of making of this album." Though she went…

  18. Music Sharing Apps Begin to Proliferate – But Are They Useful?

    January 22, 2015 2:00 PM EST Scott Vener , music supervisor for  Entourage , may just have the next big music app -- but that doesn't mean he's without competition. In the past year, a slew of personalized music sharing apps, which allow users to directly send songs via text-based messages (as opposed to…

  19. Jessie J, Gloria Gaynor, Arturo Sandoval to Perform at Official Grammy After-Party

    January 22, 2015 2:00 PM EST The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts the event immediately following the telecast. The official Grammy Awards after-party will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Feb. 8 immediately following the main event, which is telecast from neighboring Staples Center in…

  20. 'Empire' Episode Three Recap: The Devil Quotes Scripture

    January 22, 2015 1:25 PM EST If there's one thing we must never forget, it's that Lucious is a gangster. Don't let the sharp suits fool you, lest you want to end up like Mel in the first scene of episode 3 of Empire . Mel is a manager for one of Empire Entertainment's artists, Veronica. He decides…

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