Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, 2014.

MTV Preps Live VMA Ads With Usher, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora & More

The ratings of MTV's Video Music Awards hinge so much year-over-year on zeitgeisty, unpredictable moments, it's often hard to forecast what will be the most talked-about topic the morning after. MTV first addressed its advertisers' need to be associated with real-time buzz last year by partnering with Twitter Amplify to embed sponsors' messages into promoted tweets and video clips shared moments after a major highlight airs. To further capitalize on of-the-moment conversations, MTV will help produce live commercials for a series of brands.
American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Idol' Hits New Low

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, selling 93,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Just two new arrivals hit the top 10, led by the Gaslight Anthem at No. 4 and Troye Sivan at No. 5.

Tamia Signs With Def Jam Ahead of New Album

Grammy-nominated singer Tamia has signed with Def Jam, signaling her return to the major label ranks. Her first album for the label -- and sixth overall -- is expected in spring 2015.
Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem Lights Up Top Rock Albums

The Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt debuts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 33,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.