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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Sia & Sam Smith Start

Thu, 2015-10-08 07:30
As previously reported, The Weeknd remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 17), as "The Hills" spends a third week on top.

Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A Nominated for 2016 Rock Hall of Fame

Thu, 2015-10-08 02:33
Janet Jackson, Chic, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and N.W.A are among the 15 finalists on this year's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,...

'Hamilton's' Historic Chart Debut: By the Numbers

Wed, 2015-10-07 22:14
Hamilton is one of the buzziest stage musicals in years, so it’s no surprise that its cast album makes a grand entrance on the Billboard 200 chart:...

Gail Zappa, Frank Zappa's Wife, Dies at 70

Wed, 2015-10-07 20:36
Gail Zappa, Frank Zappa's wife, died on Wednesday (Oct. 7). She was 70.  Gail was born Adelaide Gail Sloatman and married the famed experimental rock...

Ellen K Exits 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest' for Her Own KOST L.A. Show

Wed, 2015-10-07 19:14
Radio personality Ellen K has announced she’s departing iHeartMedia-owned top 40 radio giant KIIS-FM Los Angeles after 25 years on the station. The...

Behind La X's 'War of the Worlds'-Esque Scheme

Wed, 2015-10-07 18:59
For 12 hours between the evening of Oct. 5 and the morning of Oct. 6, La X 103.9 FM, a popular top 40 radio station in Bogota, Colombia, almost...

Deadmau5 Ditches Universal, Goes Indie: Exclusive

Wed, 2015-10-07 18:47
“The label does what’s good for the label. Always,” says Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, who has sold 1.2 million albums and 4.2 million tracks in the...

Julio Iglesias Vows to Never Perform at Donald Trump's Casinos Again

Wed, 2015-10-07 18:38
Julio Iglesias is the latest Latin icon to voice his disapproval of Donald Trump. While promoting his new album in Mexico on Wednesday (Oct. 7),...

Pandora Shares Close Down Following Ticketfly Acquisition

Wed, 2015-10-07 17:06
Pandora made its biggest acquisition to date -- and one of the biggest in digital music history -- by acquiring ticketing service Ticketfly for $450...

Billboard Debuts Latin Playlists on Spotify

Wed, 2015-10-07 16:36
Billboard is debuting its first official Latin playlist on Spotify. Our Latin American Music Awards playlist, curated by the Billboard Latin staff,...

Canadian Tourist's Death Following San Francisco Bluegrass Festival Ruled a Homicide

Wed, 2015-10-07 15:12
The San Francisco Police Department has issued a press release asking for the public to assist in solving the homicide of Canadian backpacker Audrey...

Drake Dominates, While R&B/Hip-Hop & Country Shine on Artist 100

Wed, 2015-10-07 15:05
Drake remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 17). Meanwhile, The Weeknd (3-2) and Fetty Wap...

Tori Kelly's Bubbly New Pepsi Commercial: Watch It Now

Wed, 2015-10-07 14:40
Pepsi -- whose iconic advertisements have starred everyone from Michael Jackson and Ray Charles to Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj -- is getting ready...

Old Dominion Takes an Unusual Path to Country's Top 10

Wed, 2015-10-07 14:32
The title to Old Dominion’s debut album tells the story. In a genre where most projects are named after a key track, Meat and Candy is nowhere to be...

Pandora's Acquisition of Ticketfly Is Expensive, Groundbreaking and Full of Opportunity

Wed, 2015-10-07 14:25
Pandora's acquisition of ticketing company Ticketfly, announced today, marks a seismic shift in the way digital music companies serve artists. While...

NASA to Startups: Take Our Inventions and Patents, Please

Wed, 2015-10-07 13:48
How badly does NASA want startup companies to use its patented technology? Enough to begin offering it at no up-front cost as part of its just-...

ALMA Awards 2015 Canceled, Organizers to 'Reasses' Its Future

Wed, 2015-10-07 13:40
Sad news for Latin media: the American Latino Media Arts Award, better known as the ALMA Awards, will not be airing in 2015. The awards show,...

Jess Glynne Tops Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials Chart, Powered by Shazam

Wed, 2015-10-07 11:30
Jess Glynne's "Hold My Hand" continues to gain steam in the U.S., thanks in part to a synch in a new Coca-Cola ad that places it at No. 1 on...

Bob Dylan Is Considering Writing a Song With a Computer

Wed, 2015-10-07 11:15
Noted Super Bowl commercial pioneer Bod Dylan is giving music a shot in his latest ad. 

Nashville Notes: Lady Antebellum Star Drops Solo Single; Notting Hill Signs Four Writers; Reba!

Wed, 2015-10-07 10:40
Here is your weekly roundup of goings on -- artist signings, staffing moves, good news and more -- in the wide world of country music. NEWS &...