1. Nielsen Company Appoints David Kenny CEO

    November 20, 2018 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran tech and advertising executive David Kenny has been appointed CEO of the Nielsen Company, parent of Nielsen Music, which provides much of the data for Billboard's menu of charts. Kenny starts Dec. 3 and will also be joining Nielsen' ...

  2. BTS Beat One Direction to Claim Biggest Event-Cinema Release

    November 20, 2018 5:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Burn The Stage: The Movie, the first film from South Korean K-Pop band BTS , has broken the global event cinema record, claiming the crown from fellow boyband megastars One Direction .  According to Trafalgar Releasing, the film landed 1.4 million a ...

  3. Bono, Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg and More Visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for Charity Special

    November 20, 2018 12:11 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Kimmel Live aired its fourth annual (RED) benefit show on Monday.  The host was joined by Bono , Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg , Mila Kunis, Pharrell , Chris Rock, Brad Paisley and Zoe Saldana throughout the night. “It ...

  4. Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess Win 2018 'Dancing With The Stars'

    November 19, 2018 10:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Bobby Bones, the on-air personality, country music power player and incoming American Idol in-house mentor, can add "award-winning dancer" to his resume. Bones and his dance partner Sharna Burgess are crowned winners of the 2018 season of ...

  5. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 13 Sing for America's Vote

    November 19, 2018 10:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Top 13 artists performed live on  NBC's  The Voice Monday, singing for America’s vote. Coaches Adam Levine , Kelly Clarkson , Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton helped prepare the artists, who sang songs that they had to dedicate to people o ...

  6. Producer Howard Benson Still Carries the Torch for Rock 'n' Roll and Motley Crue, But Not So Much For Country

    November 19, 2018 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Few rock producers in the 21st century have enjoyed as much success as Howard Benson . The records he made with My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, P.O.D., Hoobastank and the All-American Rejects dominated the sound of rock radio in the 2000s, earning Be ...

  7. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Rosanne Cash, K.D. Lang Set For CMT's '2018 Americanafest' Special: Exclusive

    November 19, 2018 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 CMT will celebrate Americana music with 2018 Americanafest , a 90-minute special airing Dec. 6 on the network. The program will feature performances from the 17 th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony held in September at Nashville’s Ryman ...

  8. How 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Hair and Makeup Pro Turned Rami Malek Into Freddie Mercury

    November 19, 2018 7:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Jan Sewell, who was tasked with taking the actor from Mercury at age 19 into his late 30s, used a prosthetic nose, eye makeup and fake teeth to turn the "Mr. Robot" star into the Queen frontman. Capturing the energy and flamboyance of Quee ...

  9. 'SNL' Cold Open Trolls Mark Zuckerberg and Fox News: Watch

    November 18, 2018 1:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Kate McKinnon reprised her frequent impression of Fox News host Laura Ingraham in the cold open on Saturday Night Live , interviewing guests like Mark Zuckerberg, as played by Alex Moffat. Moffat’s Zuckerberg was disturbingly robotic when discussing ...

  10. Watch Pete Davidson Rap About Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'SNL' Music Video

    November 18, 2018 1:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Pete Davidson and Chris Redd did another one of their rap parody videos on Saturday Night Live tonight, performing a song all about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McKinnon, who has played the Supreme Court justice in “Weekend Update” bits several times before ...

  11. 'The Office' Cast Urges Steve Carell to Sign On for a Reboot During 'SNL' Monologue

    November 18, 2018 1:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Hosting Saturday Night Live , actor Steve Carell spent his monologue fielding questions about doing a reboot of The Office from his fellow former cast members of the popular workplace sitcom. Ellie Kemper was the first surprise appearance. “I need t ...

  12. Disney Releases Teaser for 'Star Wars' Land Featuring New John Williams Score

    November 17, 2018 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 He may have sat out Solo , but today Disney revealed that John Williams has created a new score for its upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land. On Saturday (Nov. 17), they released a teaser of the original music, aptly called "T ...

  13. Will Smith Wishes Ex-Wife Happy Birthday, Jada Approves

    November 17, 2018 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 On Friday (Nov. 16), Will Smith took to social media to wish his ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, a happy birthday. The actor shared a photo of the pair holding their son, Trey, now 26, writing, "Happy Bday, @shereezampino. #BestBabyMamaEver! I Love Yo ...

  14. Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Earns $26M Friday for $63M-$65M U.S Bow

    November 17, 2018 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped Friday's (Nov. 16) box-office chart with $25.7 million for a projected $63 million-$65 million domestic bow, slightly behind expectations as the film bat ...

  15. Private Funeral Held for Stan Lee 'in Accordance With His Final Wishes'

    November 17, 2018 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 A small private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a p ...

  16. William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of 'Butch Cassidy,' Dies at 87

    November 16, 2018 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Oscar-winning screenplay writer William Goldman has died. He was 87. Goldman won Academy Awards for the 1969 comic Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  and the 1976 political thriller All the President’s Men . He converted his novels Marathon ...

  17. Viacom Revenue Hits $3.49 Billion in Q4 Driven By Double-Digit Gains at Paramount

    November 16, 2018 8:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Viacom, led by CEO Bob Bakish, on Friday reported higher fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street estimates, with its stock rising in pre-market trading. Viacom once again emphasized its focus on an ongoing turnaround, saying it &quo ...

  18. Troye Sivan Performs 'Revelation,' Plays Puppy Name-Game with Charli XCX on 'Fallon': Watch

    November 16, 2018 5:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Troye Sivan has been an extra-special guest on The Tonight Show of late, where he dropped by not once but twice this week. On Thursday night, the Aussie pop singer made himself at home once more with a rendition of “Revelation," from the soundt ...

  19. BTS' 'Burn the Stage' Movie Opens Worldwide, Sells Nearly 1M Pre-Sale Tickets

    November 15, 2018 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Thursday (Nov. 15) marks the worldwide release of BTS ’ first feature film, Burn the Stage: The Movie . Premiering in more than 70 countries, the documentary gives the South Korean group’s fans an intimate look at the 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode I ...

  20. Tim McGraw on Writing 'Gravity' For Nat Geo Doc 'Free Solo': 'Right Off the Bat, I Was Hooked'

    November 14, 2018 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 At first glance, Tim McGraw would not seem the obvious choice to co-write and sing a song for Free Solo, National Geographic’s thrilling documentary about Alex Honnold, who mountain climbs without the assistance of any ropes. It didn’t even make sen ...

  21. Univision Earnings Fall on Dish Dispute, World Cup Move to Rival Network

    November 14, 2018 10:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications on Thursday posted lower third-quarter earnings as a carriage dispute with Dish Network, the fact that rival Telemundo aired the soccer World Cup and weaker ratings were a drag on the company ...

  22. Migos Ad Lib to Neil Diamond, Rap Cardi's 'MotorSport' Verse, Take James Corden Shopping on 'Carpool Karaoke': Watch

    November 14, 2018 7:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Migos came to "Carpool Karaoke" to play. The trap trio hopped in the car with James Corden for the signature Late Late Show bit on Tuesday night (Nov. 13) with a duffel bag stuffed with cash and enough ad libs to get them from Los Angeles ...

  23. 'The Voice' Recap: Top 13 Announced, Backstreet Boys Perform 'Chances'

    November 14, 2018 4:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Top 13 were announced Tuesday night on NBC's The Voice, with the top two vote-getters from each team automatically advancing. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson then got to each choose one artist from the ...

  24. dick clark productions and YouTube Music Partner Up for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    November 13, 2018 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest  and YouTube Music  have agreed upon a multi-year partnership,  dick clark productions  announced Tuesday (Nov. 13). Viewers of  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve ...

  25. REVOLT Extends 'State Of the Culture' For 10 Additional Episodes: Exclusive

    November 13, 2018 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Joe Budden's brainchild, State of the Culture , has flourished since its inception last September. With Diddy's co-sign and a strong bevy of hosts in tow, State of the Culture  has been in high-demand and because of that, REVOLT has ordere ...

  26. Bradley Cooper Approached Jack White While Plotting 'A Star Is Born': Report

    November 13, 2018 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Before Lady Gaga was on board, sources claim the former White Stripes leader was in talks to be involved with Bradley Cooper's film. If Bradley Cooper had had his way, A Star is Born might have been a very different movie. In a new interview in ...

  27. Migos Count Stacks, Croon Whitney Houston in 'Carpool Karaoke' Preview: Watch

    November 13, 2018 8:39 AM EST 0 0 0 The Migos came packing when they took a ride in the HOV lane with James Corden recently. In a preview of Tuesday night's (Nov. 13) latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke," the rap trio hop in the car with their host for a trip through som ...

  28. Tamera Mowry-Housley, 'The Real' Pay Tribute to Thousand Oaks Shooting Victim Alaina Housley

    November 13, 2018 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Alaina Housley, 18, the talk show co-host's niece, was the youngest person who died in the Borderline bar massacre. At age 18, Alaina Housley was the youngest victim of last week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks . Hours after a gunman open ...

  29. Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace': Film Review

    November 13, 2018 7:58 AM EST 0 0 0 An Aretha Franklin concert film buried in legal squabbling gets its premiere at the DOC NYC festival months after her death. At the start of the 1970s, Aretha Franklin was a megastar, having had her Muscle Shoals breakthrough and delivering singles ...

  30. Troye Sivan and Charli XCX Perform '1999' on 'Fallon'

    November 13, 2018 5:32 AM EST 0 0 0  Troye Sivan’s career is in full bloom right now. The Aussie pop artist recently landed another top 10 with his new album, Bloom, he stars in the new drama Boy Erased , and last night dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . In a chat wit ...

  31. Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump's Response to California Wildfires: 'Everything About This Tweet Is Wrong'

    November 13, 2018 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Kimmel called President Trump "wrong" for blaming the recent California wildfires on "poor" forest management during his show Monday night. Quick to discuss the "hellish" week California was enduring, the Los Ange ...

  32. Stephen Colbert & Hugh Jackman Remember Stan Lee: 'A True Gentleman Who Had a Glint In His Eye'

    November 13, 2018 12:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Stan Lee on Monday, hours after news outlets reported the legendary 95-year-old writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics had died. The prolific comics creator either created or co-created a list of legendary char ...

  33. 'The Voice' Recap: Live Playoffs Deliver 24

    November 12, 2018 10:47 PM EST 0 0 0 The Voice season 15 packed 24 live performances into its first night of the Live Playoffs, with the top 24 artists of the season singing for America’s vote. The top 13 will be announced Tuesday night, with 12 artists advancing from Monday night alon ...

  34. Black Lips Perfect the Art Of the Sync with 'Too Stupid To Die' Theme Song

    November 12, 2018 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 'That's the only song I could think of that made any sense,' says Zach Holmes, creator of the MTV series. The Black Lips have been one of the hardest-working indie bands in the business for the past 15 years, cranking out seven studio ...

  35. Mike Will Made-It Nabs Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lil Wayne & More For 'Creed II' Soundtrack: See Track List

    November 12, 2018 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 With Michael B. Jordan set to lace up his gloves again this coming Thanksgiving for Creed II , the movie soundtrack's album producer, Mike WiLL Made-It , is hoping to trounce the competition with his latest feat. On Monday (Nov. 12), Mike WiLL ...

  36. SnowGlobe Fest in Lake Tahoe Acquired by MTV

    November 12, 2018 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The company plans to add locations and dates around the world. MTV has acquired the eight-year-old SnowGlobe Music Festival, the three-day New Year’s Eve music festival that takes place Dec. 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. with more than 20,000 fa ...

  37. Backstreet Boys to Perform 'Chances' on 'The Voice': Exclusive

    November 12, 2018 8:59 AM EST 0 0 0 The boy band is set to perform on Tuesday's episode. The Backstreet Boys will appear on Tuesday's episode of  The Voice , Billboard has exclusively learned. The group will perform their new single "Chances" from their upcoming al ...

  38. Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Dies at 90

    November 12, 2018 3:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Douglas Rain, the veteran Canadian stage actor who provided the soft and gentle voice of the rogue HAL 9000 computer for Stanley Kubrick's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and its sequel, has died. He was 90.    Rain died Sunday morning at St. Mar ...

  39. People's Choice Awards: Winners List

    November 11, 2018 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Avengers: Infinity War was named best movie of the year at the People's Choice Awards on Sunday night. The superhero movie also was named best action movie and won best female movie star for Scarlett Johansson.   The show aired for the first ti ...

  40. People's Choice Awards: Victoria Beckham, Mila Kunis, Kim Kardashian Address Wildfires In Acceptance Speeches

    November 11, 2018 11:44 PM EST 0 0 0 A number of stars addressed the wildfires in Southern California while taking the stage at the People's Choice Awards on Sunday. While accepting the comedy movie category for The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mila Kunis used the opportunity to urge viewer ...

  41. Lil Wayne Performs 'Can't Be Broken' and 'Uproar' on 'SNL' With Halsey and Swizz Beatz: Watch

    November 11, 2018 12:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the New York City's frigid temperatures,  Lil Wayne made sure to warm up Studio 8H with a smoldering performance of "Can't Be Broken" and "Uproar" during his appearance on Saturday Night Live  on Nov 10.    Firs ...

  42. Spotlight: People's Choice Producers Den of Thieves on Building Awards Shows for a Viral Era

    November 09, 2018 9:44 PM EST 0 0 0 "Within the structure of an awards show, the presenters and awards will happen and hopefully those awards mean something... But it's really about the in-between." For more than a decade, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager 's Den of ...

  43. Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr. Boards Netflix Holiday Musical 'Jingle Jangle'

    November 09, 2018 2:07 PM EST 0 0 0 "Jingle Jangle" will re-team Mason Jr. with producers Mike Jackson and John Legend after their work on "Jesus Christ Superstar." Harvey Mason Jr., the veteran music producer who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Ju ...

  44. Motown Reveals 'Motown Magic' Soundtrack Track List, Previews Becky G's 'For Once in My Life' (Exclusive)

    November 09, 2018 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 How do you follow up the success of Beat Bugs , the Netflix animated program that creator Josh Wakely based around insects living their lives to the sounds of the Beatles ? The series which quickly became both a merchandising juggernaut on the toy a ...

  45. Lady Gaga Talks Suicide and Masochistic Behavior at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Gala

    November 09, 2018 5:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga gave two warnings to the crowd of 500 inside Beverly Hills' Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday night when she took the stage just after 9 p.m. The first came when she cautioned that she didn't feel like s ...

  46. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Talks 'Infuriating' Inaction on Gun Control After Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting

    November 08, 2018 11:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand decried Congress' "infuriating" inaction on gun control and offered some hope for the future of gun reform when she stopped by The Late Show on Thursday in the aftermath of a shooting that killed 13 in Thous ...

  47. Netflix & Warner Bros. Records Bet on Unscripted Music Reality Show 'Westside'

    November 08, 2018 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Netflix wasn’t intentionally looking at getting into the music reality show space. But when creators Michael Flutie and Kevin Bartel approached the streaming giant about a series chronicling a group of burgeoning artists, Netflix quickly agreed, and ...

  48. Late-Night Hosts Have Field Day With Jeff Sessions' Departure

    November 08, 2018 12:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Late-night hosts had a field day with the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out of his job on Wednesday, after announcing in a one-page letter to President Trump that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." T ...

  49. BMG Becomes Exclusive Music Partner For TV Drama 'Neighbours'

    November 07, 2018 10:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Neighbours , the legendary, long-running Australian soap that launched the careers of Kylie Minogue , Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce and many others, has tapped BMG as its exclusive music partner, Billboard can reveal.  Through the new arrangement via it ...

  50. Shania Twain's USA Show 'Real Country' Seeks Uniqueness

    November 07, 2018 9:39 AM EST 0 0 0 If the USA Network's Real Country finds even one artist who is able to jump the numerous hurdles that block them from stardom, the show will have accomplished its goal.    The series debuts Nov. 13 with Shania Twain among the executive producer ...

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