1. Win Tickets To Private Event With Drake, Trey Songz, Pitbull

    September 30, 2010 4:23 PM EDT Since its inception just a few weeks back, The Juice has rapidly become one of the most read columns on Billboard.com. To thank my loyal readers, The Juice and Kodak are giving five lucky winners a chance to see Drake, Trey Songz and Pitbull at an invite-only performance event taking place on…

  2. Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks

    September 30, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart for a second week . The song also returns to the penthouse of Digital Songs (188,000, down 3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), after being pushed down a…

  3. Shakira Goes 'Loca' in New Video

    September 29, 2010 12:00 PM EDT S hakira released her fun new video for "Loca" today (Sept. 29), suggesting with it that she enjoys roller skating and having fun with her fans on the beach. Sounds like a summer fantasy, but, you know, in late September. Video: Shakira, "Loca" In the sunny video for "…

  4. POTW: Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez

    September 24, 2010 2:35 PM EDT Gwen Stefan i got waxed, Shakira took a leap of faith, Kanye West flashed his pearly whites, Madonna shot through a single lens, Jennifer Lopez got caught between Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson , Selena Gomez got jail-bird pretty, The Roots ' ?uestlove chucked the deuces up, Nick Cannon…

  5. Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit

    September 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: Neon Trees ' "Animal" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs in its 32nd chart week, completing the lengthiest journey to the top in the list's 22-year history. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 23) on Billboard.com). The act's maiden…

  6. Bruno Mars Lands Atop Hot 100, Rihanna Roars Into Top 10

    September 22, 2010 11:56 AM EDT Bruno Mars will become the third male artist this year to take his first charting single as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just the Way You Are" will top the list to be released in full on Billboard.com tomorrow morning (Sept. 23). Also hitting No. 1 in 2010…

  7. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 8:08 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top spot on the new chart last night (Sept. 19), as …

  8. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas to Play Super Bowl Halftime in 2011?

    September 16, 2010 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl? The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Brooks blog. The group previously performed at…

  9. Perry's 'Dream' Persists Atop Hot 100, But Mars Is on the Horizon

    September 16, 2010 11:04 AM EDT K aty Perry holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Teenage Dream." While airplay for the track continues to grow (5-4 on Radio Songs, up 9%), downloads trail off by 11% to 197,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the title 1-2 on Digital Songs.…

  10. Lady Gaga Wins 8 MTV VMAs, Reveals 'Born This Way' Album Title

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT L ady Gaga dominated the 2010 MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept. 12), winning a total of eight moonmen including video of the year, best female video and best pop video. The pop star also took home VMAs for best dance video, best collaboration, best choreography, best editing and best direction.…

  11. Lady Gaga Dominates MTV VMAs with Early Wins

    September 12, 2010 10:00 PM EDT L ady Gaga won the first three awards announced at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles Sunday night (Sept. 12), taking home moon men for best dance video ("Bad Romance"), best collaboration video for "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé , and best female video (also for "Bad Romance…

  12. Cali's Far East Movement Rockets Up Hot 100

    September 10, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Former Interscope Records interns Kev Nish and Prohgress, who make up half of Asian-American group Far*East Movement , have come a long way since assisting in the label's publicity department five years ago. The Los Angeles quartet makes the second-largest jump on the Billboard Hot 100…

  13. Katy Perry Tops Songs of the Summer 2010 Chart

    September 09, 2010 11:40 AM EDT A song that evokes imagery of palm trees, bikinis and sun-kissed beaches fittingly earns top honors on Billboard's Songs of the Summer 2010 survey, as Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , crowns the ranking. The chart encapsulates the most popular songs…

  14. Rapper Juelz Santana Has Baby With Video Vixen Girlfriend

    September 08, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Congratulations to rapper Juelz Santana and video chick Kimbella on the birth of their new baby. Kimbella and Juelz linked last summer via Twitter. New baby Juelz -- no word on the sex yet -- marks the second birth for both Juelz and Kimbella, who each have one child from previous…

  15. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Dethrones Eminem on Hot 100

    September 08, 2010 12:53 PM EDT K aty Perry posts back-to-back No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Teenage Dream" is set to top the chart when it's released in full tomorrow morning (Sept. 9). The last female artist to post successive No. 1 singles on the chart was Lady Gaga , who took her first two entries,…

  16. Dizzee Rascal 'Honored' to Work on Shakira's 'Loca' Single

    September 07, 2010 1:00 PM EDT U.K. rap star Dizzee Rascal may take home his second Barclayard Mercury Prize, this time for his fourth album "Tongue N' Cheek," when the prestigious British award is handed out in London tonight (Sept. 7). Although a win would make him the first artist to notch two Mercury…

  17. Far East Movement Featuring the Cataracs & Dev, "Like a G6"

    September 03, 2010 5:33 PM EDT Los Angeles-based Korean-American foursome Far East Movement lands on the Billboard Hot 100 in a big way with its fast-moving single, "Like a G6." The song doesn't refer to any automotive model, but rather to the indulgent lifestyle of jet-setters, as described with playful…

  18. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  19. Eminem and Rihanna Still No. 1 on Hot 100, Cee Lo's 'F**k You' Debuts

    September 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT While Eminem loses his No. 1 standing on the Billboard 200, he remains perched atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna . The song tops Radio Songs for a fourth frame, improving to 159 million listener impressions (up 3%),…

  20. Usher, "Versus"

    August 27, 2010 8:07 PM EDT "Raymond v Raymond" may be the title of Usher 's latest album, but it also mirrors what's happening on the R&B/ hip-hop charts. The singer is competing with himself thanks to four songs-three of which (No. 1 hit "There Goes My Baby," "DJ Got Us Fallin&…

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