1. Latin Singer Romeo Santos Cast in ABC Comedy

    October 12, 2011 6:30 PM EDT As the Nov. 8 date of his solo debut approaches, Romeo Santos, the lead singer of urban/bachata group Aventura, has announced he will star in a comedy series slated to air on ABC. The as yet untitled project will be produced by Overbrook Entertainment, the company founded by James Lassiter…

  2. Nicki Minaj Performs 'Super Bass' With YouTube Star Sophia Grace: Watch

    October 12, 2011 12:45 PM EDT After announcing the nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards with Pitbull yesterday (Oct. 11), Nicki Minaj stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to surprise budding YouTube stars Sophia Grace Brownlee, age 8, and her cousin, Rosie, age 5. Nicki Minaj said Sophia and Rosie&…

  3. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:50 PM EDT In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, "21," is the biggest-selling album of…

  4. Enrique Iglesias Shines & Pitbull Gets Assist From Marc Anthony at L.A. Concert

    October 07, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias , Pitbull and Prince Royce, each with his own style and sound, packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the Euphoria Tour in a show that left little time for sitting as the trio performed some of their biggest hits. The concert on Thursday (Oct. 7) included special guests…

  5. Adele Ascends Social 50 Chart After 'Someone' Video Debut

    October 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The arrival of Adele 's video for her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Someone Like You" sparks a rally for the singer on the Social 50 chart, as she flies 6-2 this week. Since premiering on Sept. 29, the somber ballad has pulled in 3.3 million Vevo plays, boasting her total week…

  6. Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Four superstar acts add impressive milestones to their already distinguished careers with new No. 1s on Nielsen BDS-based Billboard airplay charts this week. Marc Anthony Anthony collects his 20th No. 1 on Tropical Songs, as "Rain Over Me," on which he's featured, rises 4-1.…

  7. Go 'Papi': Jennifer Lopez's Busy Week Pays Off on Social 50 Chart

    September 29, 2011 11:17 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez leaps into the top 30 of Billboard's Social 50 chart, climbing 38-29, thanks to buzz generated by her TV commercial with Fiat, a new music video, and a red-hot performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. During ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast on…

  8. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  9. Four-Play: Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne, The-Dream's Lover Is 'Long Gone,' and More

    September 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Demi Lovato covers Lil Wayne 's "How to Love," The-Dream fears his lover's heart is "Long Gone," Tyrese begs Taraji P. Henson to "Stay," and Timbaland shows his love for the culo. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring The-Dream,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  11. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 1:40 PM EDT After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread acclaim for new album "Born This Way,"…

  12. Marc Anthony Stands Tall, Thanks Fans in Virtuoso Miami Concert

    September 19, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Marc Anthony has often said he's a big fan of Frank Sinatra. But his performance Saturday night as part of the U.S. leg of his tour, with the second of two sold-out shows at the American Airlines Arena (capacity 14,000), was equal parts Frank in style and improvisation and equal parts…

  13. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 15, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemorate Mercury, with stars like Katy Perry (7-11)…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Duets With Jennifer Lopez for Repackaged 'Euphoria'

    September 08, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is finalizing production of three to four new tracks that will be part of a repackaged edition of his hit album, "Euphoria," set for release in November. One of those songs, "I Like How It Feels," featuring Pitbull , will be released to radio in two weeks.…

  15. Weekly Hot Summer Playlist 2011

    September 08, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article August 25, 2011 More on: August 16, 2011 More on: August 9, 2011 More on: Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article More on: Adele More on: "Rolling In The Deep" More on: OneRepublic More on: "Good Life" More on: Lady Gaga More on: "The…

  16. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Named Billboard's 2011 Song of the Summer

    September 08, 2011 9:55 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi-energy dance track tops this year's…

  17. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Following an acclaimed performance of the song on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele 's stark ballad "Someone Like You" bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. "Like" leaps 11-1 on Digital Songs…

  18. Pitbull Closing Summer Krush Concert Series With Free Seattle Show

    September 01, 2011 1:15 PM EDT "Planet Pit" is coming to Seattle, thanks to the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush free concert series. Pitbull , one of 2011's biggest crossovers to the mainstream, will close the Summer Krush 2011 season with a performance at Seattle's Paramount Theater on Sept…

  19. LMFAO Closing In on 2011 Summer Songs 'Anthem' Status

    September 01, 2011 10:33 AM EDT With one week to go until the release of the final Summer Songs 2011 ranking, LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, remains the favorite to capture the title of Billboard's summer song of 2011. The club thumper remains atop Billboard's…

  20. Joe Jonas Breaks From His Bros, Gears Up for Tour With Jay Sean

    August 31, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Joe Jonas and Jay Sean won't commit to performing together when the two hit the road Sept. 6 in Boston for an 18-date North American tour. "There's something to be said for surprises and not giving anything way," Sean told reporters during a conference call to promote the…

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