1. Release of the Week Marco Bosco 'Senseless'

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article Marco Bosco announced his arrival in July in bold fashion-with one 80-foot-high Hollywood billboard on Vine Street at Selma Avenue, a second one on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and a third atop the nearby W Hotel. Bosco is depicted like a futuristic musical gladiator…

  2. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. CHRISTMAS IN…

  3. Jay-Z & Kanye West Tease 'Watch The Throne' Tour Set List: Watch

    October 28, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West give fans a sneak peak of a possible set list for their highly anticipated "Watch The Throne" tour, which kicks off tonight (Oct. 28) in Atlanta. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne': Track-by-Track Review At the 1:04 min. mark, solo hits…

  4. 'Glee's' Darren Criss Talks Broadway, Blaine & Kurt, Debut Album

    September 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To say that Darren Criss has been busy the past year would be a teensy bit of an understatement. It was only 12 months ago that the singer/actor chopped off his shaggy curly locks and auditioned for the role of Blaine Anderson on Fox TV's "Glee." Once he debuted as the out-and…

  5. Latin Grammy Nominations: Calle 13 Lead With a Record 10

    September 14, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Calle 13 , the Latin Grammy favorites who cull multiple nominations for the award with every album they release, have done it again. The duo made up of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez -- which already has 10 Latin Grammy awards under its belt -- is now up for 10 more, a new record. The Puerto…

  6. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/6/2011

    August 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 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 !) @CurrenSy_Spitta : Studio today... Prolly gonna wear a…

  8. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

  9. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Charles , Georgia; and, the Beach Boys ,…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/25/2011

    June 25, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 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 !) @atrak : Don't hurt the biebz. @thegame : A man has 2…

  11. Bad Meets Evil Project with Eminem Is 'God's Work,' Says Royce da 5'9''

    June 09, 2011 6:55 AM EDT R oyce da 5'9" says he and Eminem had "already ruled out the possibility of having time to do a project with each other a long time ago." So he considers "Hell: The Sequel," the new EP the two Detroit MCs are releasing June 14 under the moniker Bad Meets Evil, to…

  12. Brad Paisley 'This Is Country Music': Track-By-Track Review

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collaborator Frank Rogers, Paisley's ninth…

  13. Las Vegas Spotlight: Incubus

    May 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Chart Article Las Vegas Spotlight: Incubus The members of Incubus showed their love for Las Vegas in a photoshoot at The Palms Casino's Pool & Bungalows , which we featured in our recent Billboard Music Awards special issue (photo shown above). Now we go behind the scenes at the…

  14. Listen: Drake 'Smells Like a Vacation' on DJ Khaled's "I'm On One"

    May 13, 2011 1:20 PM EDT D rizzy warns of his return on DJ Khaled 's "Im On One," also featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne . The T-Minus and Noah "40" Shebib produced track is off Khaled's "We the Best Forever," debuting this summer, June 28. Listen: Hot 97 Announces 'Summer…

  15. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is the best way to have an album come about,"…

  16. Music Exec Slams Grammys in NY Times for Snubbing Eminem, Justin Bieber

    February 21, 2011 9:35 AM EST A veteran music executive has lambasted the Grammy Awards as "a series of hypocrisies and contradictions," in a full-page New York Times advertisement that ran a week after last Sunday's annual ceremony. Steve Stoute's open letter to Grammy organizers ripped the…

  17. Grammy Fashions 2011: Best and Worst Dressed

    February 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, Vibe Magazine's Fashion Director and the celebrity stylist who brought the world some of WORST-DRESSED PICK: Nicki Minaj NIKI SCHWAN: "I love that BEST-DRESSED PICK: Bruno Mars, B.o.B & Janelle Monae NIKI SCHWAN: "With everyone trying to outdo one another at…

  18. 'American Idol' Moves from Hollywood to Las Vegas

    December 15, 2010 1:08 PM EST "American Idol" has lost its mean streak. The hit Fox television show once exalted equally for its sensational singing and cutting criticism is embracing a softer approach this year, following the exit of top villain Simon Cowell and the addition of new judges Jennifer Lopez and…

  19. Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM EST 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. PLENTY IN TWENTY…

  20. Lady Gaga's 8 Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

    December 09, 2010 1:10 PM EST For a celebrity with as many outlandish styles as Lady Gaga , one life-like wax figure simply isn't enough . Eight replicas of the pop singer were unveiled today (Dec. 9) at different branches of Madame Tussauds wax museums across the globe, with each figure showcasing one of Gaga's…

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