1. Exclusive: 'Pop Nation' Musical Celebrates '90s Boy Bands & Bubblegum Divas

    October 06, 2014 6:18 PM EDT If you've ever had a long argument about which band was better,  Backstreet Boys  or *NSYNC ,  Pop Nation  is your theatrical experience. The new show, merging music, theater and the nightclub experience, will begin performances at Hudson in New York City on Nov. 14.  Pop Nation …

  2. The xx Label Calls Out Fashion Ad for 'Intro' Ripoff: Hear for Yourself

    October 06, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Those sunglasses ain't gonna sell themselves, right? The xx and their label Young Turks have been up in arms recently over an ad by the fashion brand Hugo Boss that sounds eerily similar to the first track off their 2009 debut, "Intro." Commented the label via Twitter, "…

  3. Chart Highlights: Fergie Returns, Enrique Iglesias Hits No. 1

    October 06, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 'L.A.LOVE (la la)' brings Fergie back to Pop Songs, while Iglesias extends his Dance Club Songs record. Plus, new No. 1s for Drake, Luke Bryan, Spoon and more and splashy starts for Lorde and Carrie Underwood. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  4. Former Bullying Victim Tinashe Gets Her Shot at R&B Stardom

    October 06, 2014 1:51 PM EDT On paper, Tinashe may come off like a former teen rebel: skipping prom and getting kicked out of her high school musical. And her slinky hit "2 On," a paean to the almighty "turn-up," teases out that narrative. But in reality, the R&B upstart -- who's releasing…

  5. Kings of Leon Joined by Chris Martin at Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

    October 04, 2014 4:34 AM EDT Coldplay frontman hits the stage for two songs in L.A. Kings of Leon have been riding the Mechanical Bull tour since February, and when they made their second-to-last U.S. stop Friday (Oct. 3) at the Hollywood Bowl, they couldn't settle for the same-old. Kings of Leon Talk Writing…

  6. Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck'

    October 03, 2014 11:34 PM EDT This weekend, eternal party lord and sometime musician Andrew W.K. will begin hosting a children's show on Maker.tv . Set at a Los Angeles recreation center, the six-part web series is called Meet Me at the Reck and seems to follow a Bill Nye the Science Guy –ish approach -- have…

  7. Milky Chance, Alt-J Ascend to No. 1 on Rock Charts

    October 03, 2014 5:38 PM EDT Milky Chance tops Rock Airplay with 'Stolen Dance,' while alt-J opens atop Top Rock Albums with 'This Is All Yours.' Plus, chart action for Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp and Tweedy. Milky Chance 's "Stolen Dance" reaches the summit of Billboard's…

  8. Exclusive: Lil Jon and DJ Snake's ‘Turn Down for What’ Will Rock the Vote in New Election Ad Campaign

    October 03, 2014 3:37 PM EDT The twitchy top five hit of the summer, "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon , has been commissioned by Rock the Vote to soundtrack its voter registration/engagement PSA campaign for the 2014 midterm elections (Nov. 4). Premiering Oct. 6, the PSA will star Lil Jon and…

  9. Exclusive Premiere: 'The Best of Me' Soundtrack Goes Country With Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Other Stars

    October 03, 2014 3:04 PM EDT The music in the new film The Best Of Me (in theaters Oct. 17), based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel, has a country edge to it. The soundtrack, which will be released on Tuesday, features many of the format’s top artists -- including Hunter Hayes , Thomas Rhett , Thompson…

  10. Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records

    October 03, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year. Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans 's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow , Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well within the legal limits for the group to…

  11. From Sex Cults to Prison Time, Inside the True-Life Telenovela of Gloria Trevi

    October 03, 2014 1:08 PM EDT In the early ’90s, Gloria Trevi embodied the radical spirit of a Latin generation. Then came a series of bizarre allegations, followed by a miraculous prison birth and an eventual exoneration. Now she faces her toughest challenge. It's sweltering Southern California afternoon,…

  12. Why Convicted Child-Sex Offender Gary Glitter’s ‘Hey Song’ Is Still Getting Played

    October 03, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sex offender's "Rock and Roll Part 2" is quietly fading from play. Something was missing when the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators played their first home game of the 2014-2015 season on Sept. 25: Gary Glitter . Previously, each time the team scored a goal,…

  13. Taylor Swift Confirmed As 'Voice' Mentor

    October 03, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Taylor Swift has plenty of her own hits, and now she'll be advising young singers on The Voice how to do it themselves. The NBC competition show said Friday that the "Shake It Off" singer is serving as a mentor to competitors later this month. She'll make her first…

  14. Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K. Laugh All the Way to Billboard's Comedy Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 9:05 AM EDT The stars soar onto the survey with audio versions of their recent stand-up specials. Two of comedy's brightest stars (and longtime friends), Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K., soar onto Billboard's Comedy Albums chart. The former's We Are Miracles starts at No. 2 – marking her…

  15. 5 Seconds of Summer Perform ‘Good Girls’ on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    October 03, 2014 1:43 AM EDT Seconds of Summer   performed "Good Girls" -- and earned a typical blast of screams -- when they made their debut appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The Aussie pop-punk band came out swinging Thursday night for the eagerly-anticipated NBC broadcast, which also…

  16. Aretha Franklin Dishes on Covering 'Rolling in the Deep': 'It's What Contemporary Music Needs More Of'

    October 02, 2014 1:50 PM EDT On Wednesday night, Aretha Franklin and longtime collaborator and mogul Clive Davis sat down with veteran music journalist Anthony DeCurtis at New York City's 92Y for a lengthy discussion and preview of her upcoming covers album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (due out…

  17. After Re-Shaping Fashion, MADE Looks to Disrupt Music (With Lyor Cohen in Tow)

    October 02, 2014 12:51 PM EDT The program, which launches Oct. 7, aims to reshape traditional artist development. Since its launch in 2009, MADE Fashion has been disrupting Mercedes Benz Fashion Week by drawing some of the industry’s biggest names, like Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler , away from the New York…

  18. Tom Morello Honored for Activism: ‘Feed the Poor, Fight the Power, Rock the F—k Out’

    October 02, 2014 3:21 AM EDT Tom Morello has earned Grammys with Rage Against the Machine , but it's his work "that kicks ass and sticks it to the man" that got him honored Wednesday. Morello received The Spirit of Courage Award, which the Courage Campaign presents to someone for fighting for a more fair…

  19. Watch Flying Lotus' Video for 'Never Catch Me' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    October 01, 2014 8:55 PM EDT The theme of Flying Lotus ' upcoming album You're Dead! is right there in the title, so it's fitting that the just-released music video for "Never Catch Me," featuring Kendrick Lamar , is set at a funeral. What's surprising, however, is that a seemingly sad…

  20. Sexualization of Selena Gomez & Ariana Grande is 'Disgusting,' says Jeff Garlin

    October 01, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Comedian Jeff Garlin spoke out against the "sexualization" of young stars such as Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande Wednesday, telling the Huffington Post "this is disgusting it's happening so young." "I saw  Spring Breakers ," he said. "I'm by…

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