1. Lady Gaga's 'Born' Blasts Off With Huge Sales & Radio Start

    February 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST After its first three days of availability, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" rockets to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart and, thanks to exceptionally strong opening digital sales estimates, looks likely to storm the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1…

  2. Cee Lo Green's 'F**k You': Radio Swears It's A Hit

    February 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST In its 17th week on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, to be refreshed Thursday (Feb. 10) on Billboard.com, Cee Lo Green 's "F**k You (Forget You)" reaches a new peak, bolting 23-17. The song also nabs Greatest Gainer honors for the first time on the Nielsen BDS-based mainstream…

  3. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

  4. Billboard Bits: Cher on 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub, Ke$ha Sued By Former Manager

    January 25, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cher Responds to 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub In today's Oscar nomination flurry , many noticed that "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," the "Burlesque" song written by Diane…

  5. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Album Sales Pale Next to 'This Is It'

    January 21, 2011 2:42 PM EST A year ago this coming March, headlines across the country trumpeted the $200 million-plus recording deal the estate of Michael Jackson signed with Sony Music Entertainment. Encompassing 10 releases of Jackson music through 2017, the contract counted as its first release the double-CD "…

  6. Lil Wayne Not Happy With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

    January 19, 2011 4:28 PM EST Lil Wayne is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this month -- marking his first print interview since his release from jail last November -- and in the story he has some harsh words for NBA players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. "Them n*ggas never speak to a n*gga. They don't…

  7. Social Distortion Talks New Album, State of Punk Rock

    January 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST Singer/guitarist Mike Ness was 17 when his group Social Distortion emerged from the first wave of Los Angeles hardcore. Three decades later, the band members are punk patriarchs whose Americana-influenced style is a genre unto itself. Social D's new album, the gritty, bluesy, sometimes…

  8. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World," his first new album in five years. …

  9. Chuck Berry Collapses at Chicago Show

    January 02, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during the show and was offstage for at least 20 minutes. Fire Department spokesman…

  10. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 14, 2010 6:43 PM EST It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. All but Waits and Love were first-time nominees…

  11. Song Premiere: Keri Hilson, "Toy Soldier"

    December 13, 2010 2:23 PM EST Keri Hilson 's sophomore album, "No Boys Allowed," will be available on Dec. 21 and in anticipation of the release the R&B songstress has given The Juice readers an exclusive first listen to the track "Toy Soldier." Listen to the power ballad below. Keri Hilson, …

  12. My Chemical Romance's 'Danger Days' Track-By-Track

    November 17, 2010 1:15 PM EST My Chemical Romance 's upcoming fourth album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," went through a long journey before arriving at its final stages. After a year of work on the record, the band decided to start over, and reintroduce their high-concept,…

  13. Is Spotify Really All That?

    October 29, 2010 6:08 PM EDT The much-ballyhooed subscription service is about to launch this week. Or next month. Or not. As a free service. Or only paid. Maybe. Amid all the uncertainty, Billboard plugged in its earbuds to find out if Spotify is actually worth waiting for. In the United States, the streaming music…

  14. Kid Rock: The 'Born Free' Cover Q&A

    October 29, 2010 12:57 PM EDT Kicked back on the sofa at his Nashville condo as an October storm rumbles through town, sipping on a cup of tea and puffing a stubby cigar, a relaxed The leadoff single "Born Free" is unabashedly patriotic, but you've always been patriotic. It's bigger than that. I read…

  15. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  16. Chrisette Michele, "I'm A Star"

    October 08, 2010 6:02 PM EDT Working in the affectionate style of R&B songstresses like Toni Braxton and Mary J. Blige , Chrisette Michele 's jazz-trained vocals shine on "I'm a Star," the empowering first single from her forthcoming third album, "Let Freedom Reign." The singer teams…

  17. Song Premiere: Keri Hilson, "Pretty Girls Rock"

    October 04, 2010 2:54 PM EDT Keri Hilson originally premiered this track at Dr. Dre's "Beats By Dre" event last week in New York City. Now, Keri and her team have given The Juice readers an official first listen to her latest single, "Pretty Girls Rock." The track was produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  19. Keri Hilson, Soulja Boy Debut New Tracks At Dr. Dre Event

    September 30, 2010 2:09 PM EDT Dr. Dre , alongside Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee and radio host Mario Armstrong, unveiled the new line of products by Beats By Dr. Dre yesterday (Sept. 29) at New York's Best Buy Theater. The presentation was followed with a…

  20. Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' - First Listen

    September 30, 2010 7:08 AM EDT Disney previewed two of their most anticipated movies of the holiday season Wednesday (Sept. 29), giving press and employees a look at the scenes and sounds from the still-under-construction "Tron: Legacy" and "Tangled." (Watch out, movie fans: spoilers ahead.) At an event…

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