1. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at Lima, Ohio's McKinley High trails only…

  3. 'Social Network' Trailer Lands Record Deal for Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    October 01, 2010 12:15 PM EDT The two-minute trailer for David Fincher's "The Social Network" features shots of alcohol-filled college parties, scantily clad teenage girls and Justin Timberlake -- seemingly the perfect recipe for a light teen comedy. Yet as a cover of Radiohead 's "Creep"…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Reveals Album Artwork, Bruce Springsteen Crashes Engagement Photo

    September 29, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Reveals Album Cover for "Loud" Rihanna has revealed the album cover artwork for her soon-to-be-released "Loud," unveiling it piece-by-piece on her official website. The image is a close…

  5. Trent Reznor Talks Scoring 'The Social Network,' Oversharing

    September 28, 2010 12:37 PM EDT T rent Reznor is back in the music news circles again, but this time it's not for any particularly forward-thinking new media initiatives. Rather, it's for his contribution to the soundtrack of "The Social Network," the movie about the formation of social networking…

  6. Ryan Star Bows Down To Nine Inch Nails

    September 27, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Reality rocker Ryan Star bows down to Nine Inch Nails ' 1990 hit "Head Like A Hole" in this week's Mashup Mondays installment, sheering off Trent Reznor and co.'s industrial edges and with his emotional acoustic rendition. "I grew up on that music. [Reznor] is…

  7. 10 Awesome & Awful Lollapalooza Moments

    August 04, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Since kicking off in 1991, Lollapalooza has had its fair share of ups and downs. With a comfortable residence in Chicago's Grant Park and an all-star 2010 lineup that includes Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, Lollapalooza is set to produce even more rock memories this year. Before…

  8. Sheryl Crow Returns To Her Roots On '100 Miles From Memphis'

    July 23, 2010 3:53 PM EDT As a young child one Christmas in Kennett, Mo., Sheryl Crow received a present that would change her life: a copy of the Jackson 5 ' "ABC." It was the first record she ever owned. "Every Saturday morning, we were in front of the TV watching the Jackson 5 cartoon," she…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," debuted and peaked at No. 40 in June 2008. As…

  10. Hot Tours: James Taylor & Carole King, Michael Bublé, Westlife

    July 01, 2010 1:04 PM EDT The Troubadour Reunion Tour, starring co-headliners James Taylor and Carole King , is this week's top-grossing tour with more than $23 million in box office grosses reported from 13 venues. All were arenas except for the Hollywood Bowl where the veteran entertainers played to 51,168 fans…

  11. Korn Returns To Its Roots With 'Remember' Album

    June 25, 2010 1:31 PM EDT The new Korn album comes by its title honestly: Following a pair of efforts on which the pioneering nü-metal band pushed its sound in unlikely new directions, "Remember Who You Are" presents a return to the moody but muscular style that drove such late-'90s landmarks as "…

  12. Sheryl Crow Enlists Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake For '100 Miles'

    June 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT S heryl Crow shows some more soul on her new album -- the soul she grew up with literally "100 Miles From Memphis" in Kennett, Mo. "The timing of it was perfect," Crow tells Billboard.com about the 12-song set, which comes out July 20. "I've always had a lot of…

  13. Hot Tours: James Taylor and Carole King, Cher, Lady Gaga

    June 03, 2010 12:28 PM EDT With $7.4 million in ticket sales reported from four venues, James Taylor and Carole King 's Troubadour Reunion Tour, currently on the road in North America, is this week's No. 1 Hot Tour. Totals from Australian arenas in Brisbane and Sydney and two venues in the U.S. were reported…

  14. Hot Tours: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay

    April 08, 2010 11:45 AM EDT Box office totals from Brazil and Argentina reported by concert promoter T4F propel three rock bands into the top positions of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Continuing its World Magnetic Tour, Metallica is No. 1 with over $10 million in gross sales from three performances in Brazil. One…

  15. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and just about any open space in the Texas…

  16. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, Depeche Mode, Jay-Z

    March 18, 2010 11:30 AM EDT The X Factor Live, the U.K. arena tour featuring finalists from the sixth season of the hit British television singing competition, tops our latest tally of Hot Tours, becoming the first ensemble show to do so since the chart launched last July. Box office totals from the first eight venues…

  17. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/13/10

    March 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Notorious B.I.G. Remembered By Friends on Twitter @iamdiddy…

  18. Hot Tours: Beyoncé, George Lopez, Lady Gaga

    January 28, 2010 10:21 AM EST Beyoncé capped off her 2009 world tour schedule with shows in the U.K. and Ireland in November, grossing more than $17 million from 10 performances. Recently reported by promoter AEG Live, the November box office totals place the R&B star at No. 1 on our latest Hot Tours rankings. The U.K…

  19. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  20. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at much activity in the coming months, despite…

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