1. Billy Joel Defends Taylor Swift’s New Yorker Status: 'I Say, "Welcome"'

    November 18, 2014 11:58 AM EST "She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she's so popular with young girls,” said Joel of Swift in a recent interview. Taylor Swift recently partnered with NYC & Company to become the city’s global welcome ambassador for tourism , and some have taken issue with the “Welcome…

  2. Frankie Ballard's 'Sunshine' Dawns Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 18, 2014 10:45 AM EST Ballard becomes the first act to score his first two No. 1s this year. Plus, Brad Paisley returns to the top 10. Frankie Ballard claims his second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Sunshine & Whiskey" rises 2-1. He first rang the top bell with "Helluva…

  3. 2PM Fly High, Get Intimate at U.S. Tour Kickoff in New Jersey

    November 17, 2014 10:06 PM EST The K-pop band's acrobatic moves and candidness with the audience shined at the Prudential Center. It's been more than four years since 2PM held their own concert in America. After opening for label mates  Wonder Girls   on their 2010 U.S. tour, the boy band returned Stateside for…

  4. Tunde Adebimpe Considered Ending TV On the Radio Prior to New Album 'Seeds'

    November 17, 2014 6:50 PM EST In April of 2011, New York alternative heroes TV On The Radio released their fourth studio album, Nine Types Of Light . Just nine days later, bassist Gerard Smith passed away from lung cancer. Despite the tragedy, the band went out and completed a worldwide tour for the critically acclaimed…

  5. 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…

  6. Trevor Moran's 'XIAT': Exclusive Song Premiere and Q&A

    November 17, 2014 4:24 PM EST Trevor Moran may have gotten his start at 10 years old by posting silly videos of himself dancing in Apple Stores, but nowadays this 16-year-old is no joke. And now, much to the delight of his 1.1 million Twitter followers and 721,000 subscribers on YouTube, Trevor is releasing "XIAT,…

  7. Watch Allison Williams Sing & Fly in New 'Peter Pan Live!' Promo

    November 17, 2014 4:13 PM EST Allison Williams has gifted everyone with her singing voice as Marnie on Girls multiple times, and now we can hear what the actress sounds like singing as the boy who will never grow up. 'Peter Pan Live!' Promo: Allison Williams & Christopher Walken Face Off In the newest…

  8. '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…

  9. Trisha Yearwood on 'Prizefighter' Album: 'It Feels Like a Long Time Coming'

    November 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST Today marks the release of Prizefighter: Hit After Hit, the new release from Trisha Yearwood . It's her first musical project since 2007's Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, and she's happy the wait is finally over. "It feels like a long time coming. There's a…

  10. 'Beyond the Lights' Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Rihanna, Lauryn Hill and Judy Garland Inspiring Her Big-Screen Role

    November 17, 2014 3:24 PM EST The rise to pop stardom can be a rough business -- just ask Justin Bieber or Britney Spears . English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw captures that fraught journey convincingly in buzzed-about film Beyond the Lights (in theaters now through Relativity Media). The 31-year-old portrays Noni, a singer…

  11. One Direction Plays 'Today' Show Without Zayn Malik; Matt Lauer Asks if Substance Abuse Is to Blame

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST One Direction hit the Today show in Orlando this morning (Nov. 17) to promote their new album, Four -- but unfortunately they performed with a man down. Zayn Malik was absent, and not for the first time: He was also missing in the videos the band made to accept their recent awards from…

  12. 'The Little Mermaid' 25th Anniversary: Watch Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, And More Of Our Favorite 'Part Of Your World' Covers

    November 17, 2014 1:47 PM EST Today in You're Old: The Little Mermaid was released in theaters 25 (!) years ago today (Nov. 17), ushering in an era of children desperate to go under the sea.  The Disney film that told story of Princess Ariel was responsible for introducing children to now-classic Disney songs…

  13. 5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

    November 17, 2014 1:45 PM EST Screaming teens, candy-coated pizza, mariachi bands and grateful moms: inside 5SOS's weekend fan meetup. Upon entering 5 Seconds of Summer 's world, one must come prepared. You need the uniform of knee-high socks and punk rock t-shirts, the earplugs to muffle teen girls’…

  14. 10 Songs Only Real Directioners Will Know

    November 17, 2014 1:25 PM EST Sure, you've been obsessed with "What Makes You Beautiful" for years, cried listening to "Little Things," and rocked out to "Kiss You," but what about One Direction 's non-single gems? Today marks the release of the band's fourth studio album,…

  15. The Biz of Fizz: Why Soda Brands Are Spending Millions To Promote Taylor Swift, Tiesto in 2014

    November 17, 2014 1:02 PM EST The second half of 2014 sees Big Gulp-sized soda partnerships with artists. Michael Tran/FilmMagic In 2014, 7UP doubled down on its lucky number by linking with Tiesto , Ultra, Insomniac and others for its 7x7Up initiative: seven top festivals, seven rising DJs ( Danny Avila , Disco…

  16. Album Review: One Direction Aren't Ready to Let Go of Their Bubble-Gum Days on 'Four'

    November 17, 2014 12:45 PM EST Since they bounded onto the pop scene with their double-platinum debut, Up All Night , in 2012 (2011 in the United Kingdom), the members of One Direction have barely stopped to catch their breath, as if they have been watching the clock ticking on their boy-band shelf life the entire time.…

  17. The Five Essential Songs on One Direction’s ‘Four’

    November 17, 2014 11:18 AM EST From the emotional ballad "18" to the punk playground "No Control," check out our picks for the five indispensable tracks on the new 1D album. One Direction ’s fourth studio album, Four , is out worldwide today (Nov. 17), and fans are already rushing to declare their…

  18. Chantal Kreviazuk, Featured with Kendrick Lamar on 'SNL,' on How the Song Came to Be

    November 16, 2014 9:52 PM EST "Wow, that was surreal," the Canadian singer said on Sunday morning. Canadian singer and pianist Chantal Kreviazuk put a mighty big feather in her cap when she joined Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock on Saturday Night Live for a performance of “Pay For It,” a song she co-wrote and is…

  19. TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    November 15, 2014 10:30 AM EST Technically, they should’ve called it CoolCrazySexy. After all, each word in the title of this Atlanta R&B trio’s sophomore album corresponds to one of the group’s members, just like the letters T, L, and C. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins was undeniably cool. Rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was…

  20. 5 Things We Want to See Kendrick Lamar Do on 'SNL'

    November 15, 2014 9:00 AM EST As the anticipation for Kendrick Lamar 's good kid, M.A.A.D. city follow-up intensifies, many are following his moves closely. The rapper has shared details of his upcoming studio album with every radio interview he’s done. He's been working with Dr. Dre , Pharrell Williams ,…

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