1. Trisha Yearwood's 'Prizefighter' Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

    November 26, 2014 3:18 PM EST Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10. With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood 's Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at No. 7. The set marks her 12th top 10 and her…

  2. Reggae Pioneer Miss Pat Chin of VP Records Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S.

    November 26, 2014 1:09 PM EST When Patricia Chin , cofounder of Queens, N.Y.-based reggae indie VP Records, ponders the changes in the music industry since she started out six decades ago, she exudes a spirited resiliency that is inextricably linked to VP's survival for nearly 60 years in a competitive marketplace.…

  3. 2014 AMAs: Best, Worst & Weirdest Performances

    November 24, 2014 12:40 AM EST Obviously the American Music Awards are about awards, but the real reason we tune in is to see hit artists delivering performances of their new material. Sometimes they're spectacular, sometimes they're snoozy -- even the best pop stars can swing and miss at the AMAs -- but they…

  4. American Music Awards 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 24, 2014 12:17 AM EST One Direction's Harry Styles & Niall Horan make sure to stay in the audience for J.Lo & Iggy's 'Booty' fest, and more behind-the-scenes action. At Sunday night's American Music Awards , you saw Selena Gomez bare her heart -- and Iggy Azalea and…

  5. Lil Wayne Debuts New Song; Nicki Minaj Performs 'Bed of Lies' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:20 PM EST Lil Wayne debuted a new song, "Let's Start a Fire," alongside singer, Christina Milian , at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 23. Full 2014 AMAs Coverage "Mama I'm in love with a hot girl/ And they just don’t get it," Weezy kicks off the…

  6. ADA to Distro Mascot Label Group in North America

    November 21, 2014 5:45 PM EST The Alternative Distribution Alliance has signed a North America distribution deal with the Mascot Label Group and its 600-album catalog. The deal deepends the relationship between the two companies, as ADA has already been distributing the Mascot Label Group in Great Britian, Australia,…

  7. 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…

  8. Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea Bringing 'Booty' to AMAs

    November 20, 2014 6:53 PM EST Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea will bring their sexy single "Booty" to the American Music Awards Sunday with a performance they promise will be network television-appropriate.  Iggy Azalea, the Most-Nominated 2014 AMAs Artist, Will Also Perform This is the first time the duo…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Drake's 'November 18th' Tops Twitter Chart on... Nov. 18

    November 18, 2014 6:39 PM EST Song is from his 2009 mixtape 'So Far Gone.' For Drake fans, today might as well be a national holiday. An obscure track from the rapper's So Far Gone mixtape (remember that?) has fittingly resurfaced to top the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 on the date that shares its…

  12. 'The Voice' Recap: Contestants Cover Radiohead, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran & More

    November 18, 2014 9:57 AM EST Later this season on The Voice , the final singers will perform original songs, created with the help of their coach, Carson Daly announced at the beginning of Monday's episode. It will only mark the second time contestants will compete with new work -- though winners have performed…

  13. Nicki Minaj Teases 'Only' Video With Sexy Instagram Photos

    November 17, 2014 9:44 PM EST Following the onslaught of negative criticism Nicki Minaj has received for employing what many have complained to be Nazi-like imagery in her "Only" lyric video, the hip-hop superstar is hard at work on a proper video for Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring track. And…

  14. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

    November 17, 2014 4:57 PM EST The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys…

  15. Carlos Santana: 'It's Time to Commit Career Suicide Again'

    November 14, 2014 4:39 PM EST Carlos Santana 's just-published memoir The Universal Tone (Nov. 4; Little, Brown and Company) may be subtitled Bringing My Story to Light , but it's hardly light reading. Besides detailed memories of his upbringing and musical achievements, the 544-page book also dives…

  16. Listen to Lil Wayne's New Track 'Off Day' With Flow

    November 13, 2014 7:44 PM EST By this point we've learned Lil Wayne simply does not take a day off. The Young Money boss, who tours with a recording studio in his bus, invited one of his recent signee  Flow over to record the track "Day Off" that they dropped Thursday. The result is a boisterous and…

  17. Who Is the Queen of Latin Pop? Vote!

    November 13, 2014 6:45 PM EST Is it Thalia, Paulina Rubio or Shakira? Or all of the above? Mexican superstar Thalía will release her new studio album, Amore Mio , on Nov. 17 while preparing for the launch of her new fashion line, Thalia Sodi, for Macy’s. In the meantime, Mexican superstar and former X Factor…

  18. When Harry Met Kate: One Direction vs. Taylor Swift's Royal Style

    November 13, 2014 5:15 PM EST Styles & Swift went for very different fashions to meet royalty. What would you wear to meet royalty? If you're One Direction 's Harry Styles , you'd wear your cropped leopard-print jacket over all black, with about three too many shirt buttons undone. But if you're…

  19. Check Out the Custom Sneakers Drake Got the Toronto Raptors

    November 13, 2014 10:30 AM EST The NBA’s Toronto Raptors are prowling atop the Atlantic Division with a 7-1 record, and it was their team ambassador Drake who helped them to their lucky seventh win Wednesday night (Nov. 12). In their game against the Orlando Magic, a pair of Raptors players -- Lou Williams and Amir…

  20. Revisionist History, Part 4: Queen Scores a Hat Trick, 'Good Riddance' to Three Dog Night

    November 13, 2014 10:09 AM EST “Number one then…and number one now!” may have been a classic top 40 stager, originally voiced by legendary radio announcer and programmer Bill Drake , but it’s also a perfect way to open our latest round of “Revisionist History,” as once again we examine how tastes have changed when it…

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