1. iHeartRadio 2012: Pink, Pitbull and Prince Own Closing Night

    September 23, 2012 10:30 PM EDT "I haven't sung some of these songs in awhile… I've been busy," said P!nk , several songs into her opening set on the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday. The singer was referencing her newfound mommyhood, having given birth to…

  2. Pitbull Announces November Release For 'Global Warming'

    September 18, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Pitbull will heat up the fall with new studio album "Global Warming," due out worldwide on Nov. 19 through RCA/Mr. 305/Polo Grounds. The follow-up to last year's "Planet Pit" will feature three previously released tracks: the "Men In Black 3" anthem "…

  3. Rihanna, Taylor Swift Top MTV European Music Awards Nominations

    September 17, 2012 9:20 AM EDT PHOTOS: Show Highlights • 15 Best & Worst Dressed • Taylor Swift Sings 'Never Ever' • Wiz & Amber Are Pregnant! • 10 Crazy VMAs Moments The fresh nod aims to highlight the most "unique and eye-catching personal styles" emanating from the music world. Rihanna is…

  4. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  5. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Linkin Park 's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In the video, photos from viewers' Facebook…

  6. Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes' 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    September 05, 2012 2:35 PM EDT After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings. With $110 million in earnings in 2011, Dre blew away the…

  7. 'Gangnam Style' Helps Psy Dance Way to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    August 31, 2012 3:10 PM EDT South Korean artist Psy is dancing his way up Billboard's charts with his viral phenomenon single "Gangnam Style." This week, he leaps 9-1 on the Social 50 while the tune hops onto Heatseekers Songs at No. 23 and bows at No. 74 on Digital Songs with 23,000 sold (up 96%)…

  8. How Neon Trees Reached the Pop Songs Top 10: It Started With a Whisper

    August 28, 2012 11:15 AM EDT It took 19 weeks, but Neon Trees' 'Everybody Talks' is a pop radio top 10 hit at last. Could the Hot 100's top 10 be next? Neon Trees ' "Everybody Talks" reaches the top 10 of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in its 19th week,…

  9. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Rock Staples Center

    August 17, 2012 8:31 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez 's right knee was dripping with a touch of blood during her flashy and splashy Vegas-style show at Staples Center on Thursday night. But the diva took the little bump all in stride as she made the Los Angeles stop of the summer tour, featuring pop crooner Enrique Iglesias…

  10. Mumford & Sons Debut on Social 50 Chart After Long 'Wait'

    August 17, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Thanks to the release of its new single "I Will Wait," Mumford & Sons make a long-delayed debut on Billboard's Social 50 chart, arriving at a lofty No. 13. The chart premiered in December 2010, but the band never generated enough weekly social buzz to make the list until…

  11. Pitbull, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida Join Port Paradise Music Festival

    August 17, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Young the Giant, Far East Movement Also Heading to Bahamas for 2-Day Festival in November As sister brand Budweiser gears up for the debut of Made In America with headliner/curator Jay-Z in Philadelphia next month, Bud Light is prepping the fifth year of its Port Paradise Music Festival, a…

  12. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Nominated for Tr3s' Latino Artist of the Year

    August 14, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull , Romeo Santos , Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, according to a spokesperson for the Tr3s…

  13. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 11, 2012 3:58 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25 thanks to the viral success of his video for "Gangnam Style." The Social 50 chart ranks the…

  14. Watch Pitbull and Shakira 'Get It Started' in Action-Packed Video

    August 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT If espionage, circular hotel rooms and Shakira singing with a gorgeous city backdrop all sound appealing, well, today is your lucky day. Pitbull 's music video for his new Shakira-assisted single "Get It Started" offered spy games and shimmering shots of Spain upon its premiere…

  15. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. Rihanna has two…

  16. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. 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…

  17. Hopsin Hops Onto Social 50 Chart After 'Ill Mind' Video Goes Viral

    July 28, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Los Angeles rapper Hopsin makes a splash on Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 17 this week, thanks to the arrival of his video for "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5." The clip was released on July 18, catching the attention of online viewers and reaching the front page of…

  18. Skrillex Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For the first time, Skrillex hits No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The tally ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song…

  19. The Beat: Coachella Cruise, Pitbull Bound for Alaska

    July 18, 2012 4:50 PM EDT In today's episode of "The Beat," Billboard.com's new daily music news show, host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the streets of Venice Beach, chatting who's making headlines and topping the charts each day. Tune in to the latest episode, where J.B. dishes on the…

  20. Pitbull Bound for Alaska After Web Prank

    July 17, 2012 9:27 PM EDT Pitbull will be heating up Kodiak, Alaska. The Miami rapper will head north after an online competition sponsored by Walmart and Listerine garnered over 71,000 Facebook likes for the Kodiak location. The competition between Walmart locations earned a boost from humor website Something Awful…

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