1. Luke Bryan Rides 'Roller Coaster' to Top of Trending 140

    August 21, 2014 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan 's "Roller Coaster" rode in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart on Aug. 18, thanks to a timely tweet from the country star. Bryan shared the lyrics to the track that day, causing the song to immediately j ...

  2. Tank Is 'Stronger' Than Ever at No. 1

    August 21, 2014 4:54 PM EDT 1 0 0 Plus: Drake gets his 32nd Rap Airplay hit, Chris Brown's 'New Flame' flies up the charts and Watsky grabs a top 10 debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Tank Takes No. 1:  R&B singer Tank caps the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart a ...

  3. John Legend Brings Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to Hollywood Bowl

    August 21, 2014 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings join in paying homage to Marvin Gaye's landmark album. "Trigger-happy policing": That line from Marvin Gaye 's 1971 hit "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" still speaks volumes -- ...

  4. Sam Hunt Scores Highest Debut on Top Country Albums With 'X2C'

    August 21, 2014 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The former college QB huddles in the chart's upper ranks with his debut EP. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, FGL & Darius Rucker. Former college football quarterback Sam Hunt snares Hot Shot Debut honors at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country ...

  5. Katy Perry, RiFF RAFF Team Up For 'This Is How We Do' Remix: Listen

    August 21, 2014 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry has received an unlikely helping hand for a new remix of her current single "This Is How We Do": RiFF RAFF, the oddball rap star whose infamous corn-rows Perry mimics in the remix artwork. Listen to the "This Is How We Do&q ...

  6. Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Already Planning 'Cheek To Cheek' Sequel

    August 21, 2014 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We'll be touring together for quite a while," Bennett also tells Billboard. Tony Bennett says he and Lady Gaga plan to spend more time joined at the musical hip -- or, if you prefer, cheek. With the pair's duets album, Cheek To ...

  7. Why Don’t Today’s Hits Reflect The Times?

    August 21, 2014 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1965, the hottest debut on Billboard ’s Hot 100 was Barry McGuire ’s “Eve Of Destruction,” the lyrics of which were a wake-up call, from its opening shot of “The Eastern world, it is explodin’; violence flarin’, bullets loadin’,” to its ...

  8. Pedro Capo's 'Dream Come True' Debuts on the Latin Albums Chart

    August 21, 2014 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Puerto Rican singer's new release, Aquila, debuts at No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart, and tells Billboard how "grateful" he is for the support of his fans. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Pedro Capo debuts at No. 3 on Top Latin ...

  9. T.I. Releases 'New National Anthem'; Talks Pharrell Williams Executive Producing 'Paperwork'

    August 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT " What the fuck do you know about being a black man in America? And you wonder why we walk around strapped.. ." T.I. spits truth on the injustice and racism in America on his new single, "New National Anthem." The rapper's ...

  10. Imogen Heap Behind-The-Scenes Video Premiere: Watch The Making of 'Sparks'

    August 21, 2014 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop provocateur Imogen Heap recently released her fourth solo album and most ambitious project to date. Sparks was painstakingly pieced together over the course of three years, with tons of fan interaction and intense periods of traveling from the L ...

  11. Check Out Aphex Twin's Bizarre Cover Art for 'Syro'

    August 21, 2014 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After using a blimp and the deep Internet to tease his upcoming new album, Aphex Twin has unveiled the cover art and release date for  Syro , his first new album in 13 years. Syro will drop Sept. 23 via Warp -- just over a month away! That means we ...

  12. Tina Knowles on Beyonce & Jay Z's Marriage: 'Everything's Perfect'

    August 21, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Any questions? Is Beyonce about to become a single lady? Not according to her mother, Tina Knowles. Everyone knows the best way to get accurate information about someone's marriage is to track down their mother on the street, which is exactly ...

  13. Sarah Jaffe Video Premiere: Watch The Haunting 'Lover Girl' Clip

    August 21, 2014 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah Jaffe has returned with an arresting new album, Don't Disconnect , that further removes the singer-songwriter from her acoustic folk beginnings. The single "Lover Girl," which was released last month, has received an imaginative ...

  14. Exclusive: Ferry Corsten 'Hyper Love' Song Premiere

    August 21, 2014 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch producer Ferry Corsten has been a fixture on Europe’s dance music scene for decades. Largely considered one of trance music’s pioneers, he helped usher the genre from its club roots to major festivals and arena shows. His new single, “Hyper Lo ...

  15. Run the Jewels Drop 'Blockbuster Night' Song & Announce 'RTJ2' Release Date

    August 21, 2014 10:54 AM EDT 6 0 0 The duo has signed with Mass Appeal Records. Run the Jewels are officially Mass Appeal Records' newest signee. Nas to Record On Mass Appeal Records; Will Release 'Lost Tapes 2' & Posthumous Pimp C Album The duo, consisting of El-P ...

  16. Pop Shop Podcast: Robyn & Royksopp Interview, Taylor Swift Returns, Troye Sivan & More

    August 21, 2014 10:50 AM EDT 6 7 0 Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and yea ...

  17. Jimmy Fallon Shaves Jared Leto's Beard for a Frenzied Crowd

    August 21, 2014 10:18 AM EDT 4 0 0 Jared Leto is tired of looking like Jesus. The 30 Seconds To Mars singer shared as much Wednesday night on the Tonight Show , where -- after Fallon told him he might want to take the beard "down a notch" -- he jokingly shared that he' ...

  18. Watch Black Simon & Garfunkel Perform Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' on 'Fallon'

    August 21, 2014 10:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Simon & Garfunkel are back! Jimmy Fallon brought out the renowned duo (which is really The Roots' Questlove and "Captain" Kirk Douglas) on Wednesday night for an angelic cover of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” on The ...

  19. Ariana Grande Crowns Billboard Artist 100

    August 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Spurred by the success of four current hits, the diva logs her first week at No. 1. Ariana Grande is the top artist in the U.S. this week, as she vaults 4-1 on the  Billboard Artist 100  chart, marking her first week atop the ranking. She also be ...

  20. Sofia Reyes Teams With Wisin on 'Muevelo': Watch

    August 21, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Pop singer Sofia Reyes , who is the first artist signed to Prince Royce's new label, is getting a major seal-of-approval from Reggaeton star Wisin who joins the songstress on her new bilingual single "Muevelo" or "Move It." ...

  21. NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    August 21, 2014 12:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 The NFL has narrowed down its list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates, but the league is now asking the artists under consideration to pay to play, according to a new report. Rihanna , Katy Perry and Coldplay are the ...

  22. Sam Smith to Perform at MTV VMAs

    August 20, 2014 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last, but definitely not least? For the MTV Video Music Awards, it's Sam Smith . The network announced Tuesday that the final performer of this year's awards show — which will be held at Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum o ...

  23. Man Dies at Hank Williams Jr. Show Following Alleged Altercation

    August 20, 2014 9:38 PM EDT In a summer plagued by death, rape and arrests around country music events, a tragic accident has taken another life.  Keith Urban 'Horrified' by Alleged Rape at Concert Sunday night, before a Hank Williams Jr. concert, a 55-year-old man ...

  24. The K-Pop Makeup Craze: 2NE1, SPICA & More Share Favorite Products & Tips

    August 20, 2014 8:52 PM EDT As the popularity of Korean music acts soars, its effect on the beauty industry kicks into full gear. It's undeniable that K-pop is taking over the world. YouTube reports viewership of K-pop videos has grown from around 700 million views in 2 ...

  25. Louis Vuitton to Invest $80 Million in K-Pop Culture Factory YG Entertainment

    August 20, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Louis Vuitton is getting into the K-Pop business. The world's largest luxury brand's private equity arm, LVMH, announced Wednesday it will invest up to $80 million in South Korea's YG Entertainment Inc., the record label and talent a ...

  26. Sir Mix-A-Lot Has One Word for Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

    August 20, 2014 8:08 PM EDT And that word is: 'DAMNNNNN!!!!!!' Nicki Minaj is spreading the good word of Sir Mix-A-Lot 's size-matters 1992 megahit "Baby Got Back" with her latest single "Anaconda," and her just-released video for the track ...

  27. Wiz Khalifa Rolling Toward First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2014 6:48 PM EDT The rapper's new 'Blacc Hollywood' could start atop the Billboard 200 next week, selling around 80,000 copies. Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa is on track to snare his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . Industry sources forecast his n ...

  28. Jake Miller Talks Twitter's Effect On 'First Flight Home'

    August 20, 2014 5:17 PM EDT Florida hip-hop artist's new song has lit up Billboard's Twitter Trending 140. 'I went from the kid who was always listening to his iPod to the kid in other people's iPods.' "First Flight Home," Jake Miller ' ...

  29. Gucci Mane Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

    August 20, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Rapper pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge back in May. Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday (Aug. 20) to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago. The 34-year ...

  30. Taylor Swift's '1989' Album: 10 Dream Collaborators From 1989

    August 20, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Here are the producers, songwriters and music video auteurs that could make T-Swift's next project truly feel like a blast from the past. "I was listening to a lot of late 80's pop music," Taylor Swift explained to her audience ...

  31. Did the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Leak Usher's Album Title?

    August 20, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Usher recently teamed up with Honey Nut Cheerios for a commercial that finds the R&B megastar and the Honey Nut Cheerios bee trading fist bumps, dance moves and casually chatting about the nutritional value of breakfast cereal. It's cute, ...

  32. Shakira's Illegally Copied Song Puts Sony on Hook for Damages

    August 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2010 song 'Loca' came without proper authorization from a Dominican Republic songwriter. On Tuesday, after conducting a bench trial, a New York federal judge concluded that a subsidiary of Sony Music was liable for copyright infringeme ...

  33. Shakira's Illegally Copied Song Puts Sony on Hook for Damages

    August 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT On Tuesday, after conducting a bench trial, a New York federal judge concluded that a subsidiary of Sony Music was liable for copyright infringement for Colombian superstar Shakira 's "Loca" from her 2010 album, Sale el Sol . Shakir ...

  34. Is this a Snippet of Kanye West & Paul McCartney's Song?

    August 20, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West reportedly previewed 20 new songs at a London club back in July, following his set at the Wireless Festival. One of the songs that he previewed sounds like it may be the track that's rumored to feature Paul McCartney , " Piss On ...

  35. Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea Triple Up In Hot 100's Top 10, MAGIC! Still No. 1

    August 20, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 1.223 k 318 1 While 'Rude' rules for a sixth week, Grande and Azalea infuse the top 10 with three hits apiece, including new top 10s 'Break Free' and 'Black Widow' MAGIC!'s pop/reggae smash "Rude" leads the Bil ...

  36. Exclusive: Joey Fatts Talks Collaborative 9th Wonder Album

    August 20, 2014 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 It wasn't long ago that 22-year old rapper Joey Fatts was living out of his car. Now, the Long Beach, Calif. rapper is signed to Waka Flocka Flame 's 36Brickhouse label and is charting Billboard hits.   Fatts placed two entries on the Bill ...

  37. Mikky Ekko Talks Debut Album 'Time,' Previews New Tracks in Intimate Concert

    August 20, 2014 2:25 PM EDT "I feel like we took the time to put together a really, really strong album," says the "Stay" singer-songwriter. In many ways, Mikky Ekko couldn't have chosen a better title for his debut album than Time .   Set for release ...

  38. 5 Seconds of Summer Hopes to Release Next Album in 2015

    August 20, 2014 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We've got a lot of time coming up, actually, to write and record again," says drummer Ashton Irwin. With a No. 1 debut album in hand, 5 Seconds of Summer is hoping to have a follow-up for fans by the time the group starts its world h ...

  39. Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift: Vote For Your Favorite Music Video

    August 20, 2014 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's only Wednesday, and already two stars have released jaw-dropping music videos: Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj . Late Tuesday night, Aug. 20, Nicki Minaj brought the thirst out of ladies and gentlemen alike when she released the sexy music vi ...

  40. Justin Bieber and His Bodyguard Sued for Alleged Assault

    August 20, 2014 12:35 PM EDT 90.966 k 94 38 Justin Bieber and his team are in legal trouble again. Photographer Aja Oxman is suing Bieber and his bodyguard Dwayne Patterson for physically beating him and destroying his camera in Hawaii. In a lawsuit filed by attorney Sark Ohanian , O ...

  41. Jennifer Hudson's Half-Brother Arrested After Alleged Stabbing

    August 20, 2014 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson 's half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after he allegedly stabbed a man on Monday night. The stabbing took place at Simpson's estranged wife's apartment in the South Haven Charter Townshi ...

  42. Billboard 200: Did 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Soundtrack Stay at No. 1?

    August 20, 2014 11:13 AM EDT The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack defends its position at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week. The compilation album sold another 93,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 15 percent from the week ...

  43. Taylor Swift Claims '1989' Album Won't Be Relationship-Centric

    August 20, 2014 10:51 AM EDT 7 0 1 Everything has changed. Bad news for those fans who were hoping for "Dear John Part 2" on  Taylor Swift 's upcoming pop album,  1989 : The lyrics won't be so boyfriend-centric this time around. In an interview with Fusion , Swift ...

  44. Rita Ora Shuts Down Interview After Calvin Harris Question

    August 20, 2014 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Memo to the world: Rita Ora is done talking about ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris. While the singer openly dished to Ryan Seacrest about Harris shutting down her Teen Choice Awards performance last week (and Harris subsequently responded ), Ora now has n ...

  45. Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, Shakira and More: Music's Latest 10 Ice Bucket Challenges

    August 20, 2014 6:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is showing no sign of cooling off. In case you’ve been living on a space station for the past month, the social media phenomenon is channeling money and awareness toward Lou Gehrig's disease by confronting celebriti ...

  46. Sneaker Collection Inspired by Kid Cudi to Launch

    August 20, 2014 2:37 AM EDT Italian shoe designer  Giuseppe Zanotti has made some kicks inspired by   Kid Cudi . The first glimpse is this red Nappa leather high-top which has a touch of sci-fi about it. Imagine footwear for a pick-up basketball match on another planet. Accor ...

  47. Nicki Minaj's Smoking-Hot 'Anaconda' Video Arrives Online: Watch

    August 20, 2014 12:27 AM EDT After weeks of teasing, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video has finally snaked its way online. And there’s no prizes for guessing its pure NSFW fantasy. Minaj pumps and grinds her way through a 5-minute teenage dream, complete with provocative banana ...

  48. Play 'Where's Waldo?' With Orange Caramel in 'My Copycat' Video

    August 19, 2014 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The saxobeat single's visual boasts spot the differences and 'I Spy'-like games. Orange Caramel wowed earlier this year when the trio played mermaids and human sushi in their "Catallena" video . Now, the After School splinte ...

  49. Trisha Yearwood Signs With Sony, Announces New Album

    August 19, 2014 7:35 PM EDT Country singer also going strong with her newfound culinary career. Trisha Yearwood is back and gearing up for a very busy fall. On Tuesday evening (Aug. 19) at a press event in Nashville, the Grammy-winning vocalist announced she's signing ...

  50. T.I. Sounds off on Ferguson: 'America Has Created a Monster'

    August 19, 2014 7:33 PM EDT As protests over the Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. have continued to turn from peaceful to riots, Tuesday T.I. spoke out about the issue on Instagram.  In two posts, about three hours apart, the Atlanta rapper ...

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