1. Steve Jobs' Music Legacy: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 07, 2011 12:00 PM EDT iTunes It was in the creation of the iTunes Music Store that Jobs' personality and negotiating style really made a difference. Labels at the time saw the iPod as a way to listen to illegally downloaded music on the go. They were casting about for a legitimate way to sell music digitally,…

  2. Bono On Steve Jobs: 'We Will All Miss the Hardware Software Elvis'

    October 06, 2011 9:45 PM EDT U2 's Bono praised Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as the "hardware software Elvis" and "one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century" in a statement Thursday. Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56,…

  3. South Park's 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 05, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Hard to believe it, but Kenny, Cartman, Stan and the whole 'South Park' gang came into our lives 15 seasons ago (which fittingly makes them snarky teenagers now). To celebrate a decade and a half of brilliant, silly humor and the beginning of the new season tonight (Oct. 5), we'…

  4. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100 as LMFAO Get 'Sexy' in Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT While Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges onto the Hot 100 at No. 16 with "We…

  5. Exclusive: INXS Unveil New Singer, Ciaran Gribbin

    September 26, 2011 9:51 AM EDT Ciaran Gribbin met INXS ' Andrew Farriss two years ago at a mutual friend's party in Sydney, Australia. He wound up "sitting on a balcony, singing 'Mystify' with the guy who wrote it... pretty surreal." Now he's done that one better; Gribbin is the new…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. 1, Bennett becomes the oldest living artist…

  7. Kelly Clarkson's 'Know It All' Debuts on Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' Rises

    September 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT As Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson 's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihanna , meanwhile, banks another Hot 100 top…

  8. Lady Gaga, Bono Playing Hollywood Bowl to Honor Bill Clinton Foundation

    September 13, 2011 10:40 AM EDT Pop giants Lady Gaga , Bono of U2 , and Usher have been called on to celebrate the tenth anniversary of former President Bill Clinton's namesake organization, which has made vast contributions to various charities over the years. The big three will share the stage of Los Angeles'…

  9. The Music Business Remembers 9/11

    September 11, 2011 3:36 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were Peter Hyams' "The Musketeer" and…

  10. Bono, The Edge Rock Toronto Film Fest With U2 Doc

    September 09, 2011 9:47 AM EDT U2 singer Bono, guitarist The Edge and their band mates have let their guard down for a revealing documentary about their creative development and a pivotal career shift 20 years ago. "From the Sky Down" opened the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night, the first…

  11. Cher Defends Son Chaz on 'Dancing'

    September 01, 2011 9:09 AM EDT Cher is taking to Twitter to defend her son Chaz Bono. The superstar posted several tweets Wednesday defending his participation on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars." Bono is the first transgender competitor on the hit ABC show. Cher says her son, who was born female…

  12. No Health Scare for Bono, Says Rep

    August 22, 2011 10:07 AM EDT All is well with Bono, despite what you may have heard. Thefor U2. News Billboard Staff …

  13. Swizz Beatz Talks 'Haute Living' at Billboard Summer Blowout: Video

    August 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Rapper/producer Swizz Beatz pumped up the crowd at Billboard's Summer Blowout concert last Thursday (Aug. 11) by showcasing production highlights like T.I. 's "Bring Em Out," Jay-Z 's "On To the Next One" and DMX 's "Party Up," between…

  14. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse's influence across the music world has been felt in the days following her passing. Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London | Celebs Mourn on Twitter Photos: Amy's Greatest Moments | Amy Winehouse Chart History Musicians ranging from rock, rap and pop…

  15. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever

    July 15, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Chart Article Obviously, people mock Adult Contemporary radio. It's called "vanilla" and bland. Tedious. Monotonic. Strictly for the elevator. We beg to differ: AC is absolutely captivating. And, to celebrate the chart's 50th anniversary, we've ranked its 50 biggest…

  16. U2 Invites Blind Fan Onstage for 'All I Want Is You' Encore

    July 05, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Saturday night (July 2), after taking their final bows at their Nashville show, U2 made an awfully special surprise encore. Frontman Bono spotted a blind fan holding a sign saying he wanted to play a song for his wife. "Get a guitar for this dude. Gents, we have a surprise guest,"…

  17. David Guetta Denies U2 & Madonna Rumors, Reveals Double Album

    June 29, 2011 1:39 PM EDT David Guetta discussed his upcoming album and superstar collaborations with Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , as well as shot down rumors about working with U2 , Britney Spears and Madonna when he sat down for a Live Q&A with Billboard.com yesterday (June 28). Watch archived…

  18. U2 Rock Glastonbury Despite Tax Protesters: Video

    June 25, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Irish rockers U2 pulled it off with their Glastonbury music festival debut, critics said on Saturday, but the fallout from a protest over the band's tax status continued to rumble. Bono and co. raced through U2 classics like "Mysterious Ways," "Where the Streets Have No…

  19. U2 Pays Tribute to Clarence Clemons in Concert: Watch

    June 20, 2011 12:20 PM EDT U2 paid tribute to Clarence Clemons during the Anaheim, Calif. stop of its 360 tour on Saturday night (June 18). Before launching into "Moment of Surrender," Bono said of the saxophonist, who died earlier that day , "I want you to think about the beautiful symphonic sound that…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" for most frames tallied at the summit…

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