1. Mary J. Blige, 'My Life II': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST Seventeen years after baring her tortured soul in one of her best works to date ("My Life"), Mary J. Blige has returned with the highly-anticipated sequel, "My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1)." "It's not a competitor. It's a sequel. In a extension of…

  2. When Will Deer Tick Split? 'If Someone Dies or Quits'

    November 18, 2011 11:50 AM EST Founder John McCauley Says 'Nobody at This Point Could Be Replaced' With its fourth album, "Divine Providence," Rhode Island's Deer Tick has finally become "a real band" -- which is what founder John McCauley says he originally envisioned seven years ago. …

  3. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Journey, Jason Aldean Win Big

    November 10, 2011 9:35 PM EST U2 , Journey , Kenny Chesney , Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Presents (Top U.S. Indie Promoter), Front Line…

  4. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1,…

  5. Justin Bieber Freestyles Over Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Otis': Watch

    November 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT In a stop by Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood, Justin Bieber showed off some of the skills possessed by his hip-hop alter ego "Shawty Mane." Bieber asked for the beat from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative hit, "Otis," off Billboard 200 No. 1 "…

  6. Boyz II Men Return With New Songs, Re-Recorded Classics on 'Twenty'

    October 25, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Shawn Stockman was 18 years old when Motown released "Cooleyhighharmony," the debut album from Boyz II Men -- then made up of Stockman, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris -- in February 1991. "Cooleyhighharmony" and its 1994 follow-up, "II," have sold…

  7. Miranda Lambert Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 21, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Newly signed artists: often timid, pliable souls so happy to have a record deal that they can be easily molded into someone else's vision. Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton knew during his first conversation with Next: Will Marriage Soften Miranda? Don't Hold Your…

  8. Beyonce Debuts Video for 'Countdown': Watch

    October 06, 2011 8:25 PM EDT Get More: Beyoncé , Music , More Music Videos Even with a bun in the oven, Beyoncé can still bring it. After leaving us wanting more with the teaser of "Countdown" on Monday (Oct 3), Beyoncé premieres the full-length video tonight (Oct. 6) on MTV and MTV.com. "Jay-Z &…

  9. Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

    October 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT He avoided elimination all through his "American Idol" run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the road at RCA Records. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, newly appointed RCA Records CEO Peter Edge confirmed that the 25-year-old DeWyze is no…

  10. Justin Bieber Reveals 'Under The Mistletoe' Track List

    October 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Usher , Busta Rhymes , Mariah Carey and others will help Justin Bieber ring in the holidays on "Under The Mistletoe," the teen star's Christmas album set for release on Nov. 1. The 15-song track list for the album, which was produced by Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, was…

  11. Harry Shum Jr. Finds His Voice on 'Glee'

    October 03, 2011 9:00 PM EDT To the uninitiated, Harry Shum Jr. is jokingly known as the "Other Asian" on "Glee." He's been part of the hit show since the first season, joining the glee club as Mike Chang, the football player who can bust a move but can't sing. After a season of being…

  12. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  13. The Time 'Condensate' to Original 7ven on October Album

    September 28, 2011 3:30 PM EDT It's time -- and perhaps over-time -- for some new music from The Time . It's coming in October, but the group will no longer be using that name. "Condensate," which drops Oct. 18 on Time Life's SRR Records imprint and is the band's first new release since "…

  14. Justin Bieber-Boyz II Men Collaboration a 'Great Record,' says Morris

    September 15, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Boyz II Men 's Nathan Morris says that Justin Bieber 's forthcoming Christmas album presented the perfect opportunity for the group to collaborate with the teen star. "We always were thinking about trying to do something together, but we wanted to do something different, where…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  16. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet was sent from the account of Los Angeles…

  17. David Guetta: Inside His Latest Hit Parade, 'Nothing But the Beat'

    August 15, 2011 11:30 AM EDT He's an international networker whose musical openness and megawatt personality have made him a magnet for established artists seeking a brand-new sound. He's the studio savant who parlayed that trust and collaboration into career--defining anthems, in the process redefining the…

  18. Deadly Shooting Erupts Near George Clinton Concert

    July 31, 2011 2:27 PM EDT A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton , killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday. The fight erupted before 10 p.m. Saturday at an intersection near Luke East Park,…

  19. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, 'next year is gonna be THE Gathering.&…

  20. 'Glee' Producer: Rachel, Kurt, Finn Returning after Season 3

    July 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will appear in future seasons of the hit show. Co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk told thousands of so-called "Gleeks" gathered at the Comic-Con fan convention on Sunday that Rachel, Kurt and Finn "…

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