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Watch Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan's Star-Studded 'Shake It Off' Spoof
Morning television personalities Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan delivered a spoof of the music video for Taylor Swift's hit "Shake It Off," roping in...
Lily Allen Dresses as Dr. Luke for Halloween Party
Lily Allen got some attention for her outfit at a Halloween party hosted by Kate Hudson Thursday night. Her costume? A doctor -- Dr. Luke to be more...
Hear Let's Active's Jangly Take on the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive)
Let's Active have pitched in their classic jangly pop stylings for the latest Squidbillies theme song cover. They join Dwight Yoakam, Todd Rundgren...
Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records...
13 Things We Learned From Chris Brown's Hot 97 Interview: Drake, Usher Dance-Off, Rihanna & More
Chris Brown appeared on Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning for a lengthy interview, touching on his past struggles with drugs, his relationship with...
The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Delay Albums, Theophilus London Talks Working With Kanye
It was busy on the album news front this week, especially in R&B/hip-hop. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back their albums (Tha Carter V, The...
Ian Fraser, Famed Composer for TV and Film, Dies at 81
Ian Fraser, whose 11 Emmy Awards and 32 nominations for outstanding music direction made him the most honored composer/conductor in the history of...
Watch Taylor Swift Dance to Iggy Azalea
It's time for another installment of the popular program Taylor Swift Awkwardly Dancing to Current Hits. This time, the hit is Iggy Azalea's "Black...
Jian Ghomeshi Dropped By The Agency Group
Toronto-based The Agency Group released a statement Friday (Oct. 31) that it is no longer the agent of representation for Jian Ghomeshi. Nine women...
Aretha Franklin Earns Her Highest-Charting Album Since 1985
Aretha Franklin scores her highest-charting album since 1985 with the arrival of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The new covers effort...
How the Upcoming Change in Digital Royalty Rates Will Alter How We All Listen
It's not hyperbole to say the future of digital music in the U.S. -- or at least a great part of it -- rides on the outcome of the webcasting royalty...
Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Releases Music Video for Britney Spears''Circus'
Ugh, the fame cycle continues right on schedule. Gia Giudice, daughter of prison-bound Teresa and Joe Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey,...
R5 Finished Second Album, Set For Spring 2015 Release
In the wake of its Heart Made Up On You EP earlier this year, pop-rockers R5 are planning a spring 2015 release for their second full-length album,...
Billboard/THR Conference Panel to Address 'Blurred Line' Between Film & TV Music
For decades, composers needed to pick their medium: film or television. Today, in many ways, the independent film and high-end TV composer...
Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records
Calvin Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as "Outside," featuring Ellie...
The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'
On Nov. 1 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today's magazine (and Billboard's expanded platforms). The...
Ozzy Osbourne Talks Black Sabbath's ‘Last Hurrah’ & Return to Solo Material
With one more Black Sabbath album and tour on the drawing board, Ozzy Osbourne is also planning a return to his solo career and sees the new Memoirs...
Def Leppard on Performing Without Vivian Campbell, Making a 'Big Push' in 2015
After a successful summer tour with Kiss, Def Leppard gets back on the horse for a one-off show Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which will be...
The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Iggy Azalea to Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor "Lips Are Movin" Epic Trainor has just one hit to her name thus far, and on her "All About That Bass" follow-up, she can't help but...
New Signings: Jackie Boyz Team with Razor & Tie, Son Lux to Glassnote, OWSLA Grabs Carmada and More
A look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking...
Mystery Skulls, Lion Babe & Zella Day: Emerging Picks of the Week
Heading into the weekend, Billboard offers another triple play of tracks to check out that all debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging...
Quotes of the Week: Ariana Grande Thinks It's 'Cool' To Be a Diva, Kanye Speaks His Mind & More
"Flight attendant looked at me and didn't believe I was first class."--Meghan TrainorThe "All About That Bass" singer, joking about her overnight...
Code Picks of the Week: Dirty South, Dillon Francis & More
Dirty South – Unbreakable (Autograf Remix) [Astralwerks] The smooth Chicago outfit perfectly complement Dirty South's vocal single with warm chords...
Details on the (Literally) Explosive Set of Calvin Harris''Open Wide' Video & More Insider Scoop
GBV Broke Up: Have A Beer   Guided By Voices fans bereft over its abrupt September breakup can soon drown their sorrows in a beer inspired by...
Willow Smith Releases ‘3’ EP
One week after tearing up the FADER Fort with new music during the CMJ Music Marathon, Willow Smith has unleashed her new EP, 3, featuring a trio of...
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