1. 'Glee' Producer Adam Anders Launches Record Label

    May 06, 2011 5:20 PM EDT After co-producing more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits for Fox's "Glee," the show's executive music producer, Adam Anders, is looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle for recording artists on his own label. Anders Music Records' first release is the self…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Adele, Bruno Mars

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT PERFECT 10: As the "Glee" cast maintains its perfect attendance record in the Billboard 200 's top 10, the troupe receives even higher marks on the Soundtracks chart. "Glee, the Music Presents: The Warblers" enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, marking the Fox series&…

  3. Ask Billboard: From 'S&M' To Disney Acts

    April 15, 2011 6:55 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. RIH-GARDING RIH…

  4. Edens Edge, "Amen"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This talented trio makes its bow with "Amen," an impressive single that showcases Hannah Blaylock's shimmering vocals and gorgeous harmonies by multi-instrumentalists Cherrill Green and Dean Berner. The three young Arkansas natives who form Edens Edge have forged a unique sound…

  5. 'American Idol' Accused of Weight Bias; Show Denies Claim

    April 13, 2011 8:35 AM EDT A 19-year-old "American Idol" studio audience member claims that she was barred from a front-row seat and told it was because of her weight, an allegation denied by the show's production company. Ashley Kauffman, of Riverside, Calif., had complained to an audience coordinator…

  6. Bob Seger Readies North American Tour, Talks New Album

    March 24, 2011 12:00 AM EDT With a two-month tour set to launch Mar. 26 in Toledo, Bob Seger has "stopped dead" on recording his first all-new album since 2006's "Face the Promise." But he's excited with what he has so far. "There isn't a song on it quite like anything I've…

  7. Justin Bieber Passes Michael Jackson for U.S. Box Office Crown

    March 21, 2011 1:22 AM EDT " Justin Bieber : Never Say Never" has now surpassed Michael Jackson's "This Is It" to become the most successful concert-themed movie at the domestic box office. Through Sunday, Justin Bieber had earned $72.2 million at the domestic box office. Sony's "This…

  8. Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Divorce, Praises 'Hannah Montana'

    March 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Despite telling GQ that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed his family," Billy Ray Cyrus is praising the Disney Channel show again -- and calling off his divorce with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. Cyrus took to TV's "The View" in an episode airing today (Mar. 18) to…

  9. Marc Anthony Joins Cast of TV's 'Hawthorne'

    March 07, 2011 1:20 PM EST Following an appearance as a guest star in two seasons of TV series "Hawthorne" last season, Marc Anthony has joined the cast of the TNT drama for its third season this June. Anthony will again play the role of police detective Nick Renata, who investigated a couple of criminal…

  10. Billboard Bits: Paramore Eyes Summertime for New Music, Pete Wentz ‘Couldn’t Trust’ Ashlee Simpson

    February 18, 2011 4:36 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Paramore Eyeing Summer Release Date For New Music According to Paramore's Hayley Williams, the band is likely to release new songs over the summer, which will be recorded after the band returns from its…

  11. Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Show 'Destroyed My Family'

    February 15, 2011 5:13 PM EST The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" that made her a worldwide star, in truth destroyed his family, and he blamed it for sending his daughter out of control. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus said he was scared for 18 year-old Miley after a…

  12. Exclusive: Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Expanded Version Hitting Theaters Mar. 4

    February 14, 2011 10:30 PM EST A second version of Justin Bieber 's 3D movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on Mar. 4 that will include 20 pieces of music not in the current edition of "Never Say Never," sources tell Billboard. Following the path of his "My World" album, the film will be…

  13. Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Salvia Bong Hit

    February 09, 2011 1:02 PM EST Last December, Miley Cyrus took the bong hit viewed around the world. Now the "Hannah Montana" star has finally responded to her incident with psychedelic herb salvia, footage of which infamously leaked online. Miley Cyrus Bong Hit Caught on Video "I'm not perfect,"…

  14. Spotlight On Alyssa Rubino

    January 30, 2011 10:10 PM EST Chart Article At the age of 12, Canadian singer Alyssa Rubino is primed to become the next tween pop star to invade mainstream radio. With the support of a team of accomplished producers-including her father, producer/songwriter Danny Rubino-the young singer has independently released a pair…

  15. Grouplove: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:56 AM EST Grouplove Genre: Indie Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi met in New York but decamped soon afterward for Greece, where they created Grouplove. After recording in Los Angeles, they quickly found a following by opening for Florence & the Machine. The act will release an EP on Jan. 25 on…

  16. Edens Edge: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:34 AM EST Edens Edge Genre: Country Fusing bluegrass, rock, folk and country has proved a winning formula for Edens Edge. Now signed to Big Machine Records, the trio came together in Arkansas-where lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock had been performing in her family's folk/Americana group. Dean Berner…

  17. 'Hannah Montana' Finale Sets Disney Ratings Record

    January 19, 2011 7:25 AM EST "Hannah Montana" went out with a bang: The Disney Channel show's series finale - starring teen queen Miley Cyrus - attracted 6.2 million total viewers Sunday, out-performing its record-setting fourth season by 9 percent. The "Hannah Montana" finale was cable's No…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Train, Florence + The Machine

    January 13, 2011 2:05 PM EST SOUNDTRACK STRENGTH: Starring Gwyneth Paltrow , Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester , "Country Strong" grossed $7.3 million upon its nationwide premiere Jan. 7-9. The haul translated to a sixth-place finish in box office receipts in its opening weekend. On the subsequent Billboard'…

  19. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  20. Random Celebs Sing "Let It Be" for Norwegian TV, Make Weirdest Video Ever

    December 05, 2010 2:15 PM EST What happens when a bunch of where-are-they-now '80s singers, washed-up TV actors and random who-are-they-again celebrities unite to lip-sync a Beatles song for Norwegian television? You get one of the weirdest music videos to hit the Internet all year. The 'We Are the World'…

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