On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Foo Fighters fly after they close out the "Late Show With David Letterman," Mariah Carey tallies her 20th charting effort, Sammy Hagar's new live album bows, and Tina Campbell hits a high not for gospel music in 2015.
Music industry lawsuits are usually nothing to raise an eyebrow at, but this week saw an unexpected pairing of names from the jazz and funk worlds headed to court: Free jazz legend Ornette Coleman and Jordan McLean of Brooklyn Afrobeat outfit (and house band for Fela!) Antibalas.
Atlanta rapper Silento secured a major label deal through the popularity of his dance video, which sparked a wave of user-generated versions on Vine and YouTube. Nothing new there -- except that Silento used an emerging class of professional YouTubers to do it.
Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyer argues that a murder case against the former rap music mogul should be dismissed because one of the men he allegedly ran over earlier this year didn't identify him in court.
Billboard has launched Billboard Radio China, Asia's first Billboard-branded internet radio station. The new venture is intended to become the leading music destination for the Chinese market and offer a tool for discovery of Chinese music to the global market.