1. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Killer' Debut Pushed to 2012

    November 16, 2011 2:49 PM EST Nicole Scherzinger 's first solo album has been pushed back yet again, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "Killer Love," which initially had a release date of Nov. 15, and was moved to December, will now be coming out in 2012, says an Interscope Records rep. The singer'…

  2. Sting on Play, Solo Triumphs & Closing the Book on Police

    November 15, 2011 10:45 AM EST While He Normally Feels 'Nostalgia Is a Kind of Sickness,' Singer Fetes 25 Years of Solo Work With New App As he tours to commemorate the 25 years (actually 26) of his post- Police solo career, Sting is also looking to his next phase, which includes a theater piece as well as a just…

  3. Journey's Road to Billboard Legend of Live Award: A Candid Q&A With Neal Schon

    November 08, 2011 11:20 AM EST Schon on Guitar Gods, Not Being A 'Critics' Choice, Ever' & What Steve Perry Meant to Journey As we gear up for the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards -- which kick off tomorrow (Nov. 8) in New York -- we present an extended conversation with Neal Schon of Journey…

  4. Track Review: The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. and Dice Raw, 'Make My'

    October 31, 2011 8:00 AM EDT THE ROOTS FEAT. BIG K.R.I.T. AND DICE RAW Make My Producer: Khari Mateen and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson Writer: various Publisher: various Island Def Jam The Roots , otherwise occupied as the house band for Jimmy Fallon, return with an affecting new single to preview their upcoming…

  5. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 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. IT'S…

  6. Florence Welch Goes 'Under the Sea' in Chanel Performance

    October 04, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Florence Welch challenged the stunning beauty of Botticelli's The Birth Of Venus as she emerged from an enormous mock shell at the Chanel show in Paris on Tuesday. Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer of Chanel, transformed the Grand Palais in Paris into an underwater wonderland complete…

  7. Best of Andy Rooney: Lady Gaga Who?

    September 27, 2011 11:31 PM EDT We're just now absorbing the news that Andy Rooney will rant no more following this Sunday's edition of "60 Minutes," so in celebration of 33 years of curmudgeon-y goodness, let's revisit one of his crankiest moments in recent memory. Back on May 9, 2010, the then-91…

  8. Video: David Guetta Discusses Usher Collaboration at iHeartRadio Fest

    September 26, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Saturday night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival was all about high-profile collaborations: Lady Gaga sang with Sting , Rascal Flatts brought out Natasha Bedingfield , and Steven Tyler brought out Jeff Beck , Randy Jackson and Nicole Scherzinger . Not to be outdone, David Guetta delivered a…

  9. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney Own Sin City

    September 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Night two of the the iHeartRadio Music Festival played out far different than the first night. On Saturday (Sept. 24), the bill at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was filled with acts that are more genre specific than on the previous night, and most of them were more interested in presenting their…

  10. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner's investigators said Friday. She was 53.…

  11. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry First With Five 4-Million Sellers

    September 17, 2011 4:25 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. KATY PERRY FIRST…

  12. Vince Gill Didn't Have to 'Doll Up and Leave Town' to Record 'Guitar Slinger'

    September 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT For Vince Gill , there's no place like home -- especially for recording his upcoming album, "Guitar Slinger." Gill made the set -- due out Oct. 25 and his follow-up to 2006's Grammy Award-winning four-CD epic "These Days" -- at the studio he built in the…

  13. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will close out opening night of the two-day fest,…

  14. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears Head Social Campaign for Africa

    August 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT More than 150 stars of music, fashion, pop culture and sports, including Lady Gaga , Eminem , Rihanna , Justin Bieber , Britney Spears , Shakira , Sting and Kanye West , are combining their social media might to raise awareness of the growing food crisis in East Africa. On August 9, they'…

  15. John Hiatt Finally Records His 10-Year-Old Song About 9/11

    August 01, 2011 8:00 PM EDT John Hiatt 's artistic life this year has been marked by two of America's great 21st-century tragedies: the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. In May, his performance of his song "Feels Like Rain" at the New Orleans House of Blues appeared in an episode of HBO's …

  16. The 10 Best '80s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the 1980s, as…

  17. Lady Gaga, Coldplay Help iHeartRadio Fest Sell Out in Under 10 Minutes

    July 18, 2011 3:08 PM EDT A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minutes of being on sale to the general public this…

  18. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Woes, Linkin Park's Secret Show

    July 05, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Lowest Seller in 12 Years Justin Bieber may have more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a hit with his documentary "Never Say Never" -- but that doesn't…

  19. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  20. 'The Voice': Vicci Martinez Does Florence & the Machine Proud, Plus 7 More Highlights

    June 22, 2011 1:00 PM EDT With just one week left before its inaugural season finale, "The Voice" whittled down its contestant pool to eight semi-finalists who rocked judges/coaches Christina Aguilera , Cee Lo Green , Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's worlds. Though Levine's indirect swipe at Adam…

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