1. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonely Island, Bolton did a lot more than just…

  2. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot shy of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, remain…

  3. T.I. Reports to Prison

    November 01, 2010 6:34 PM EDT The rapper T.I. has reported for a second time to a federal prison to serve time for a weapons violation. The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, showed up shortly before noon at the gates of the Forrest City low-security prison, travelling in an entourage of two black…

  4. T.I. Ordered to Report to Prison

    October 26, 2010 2:04 PM EDT Federal authorities have ordered rapper T.I. to report directly to a federal prison in Arkansas by Nov. 1 to start serving his 11-month prison sentence . U.S. Marshal Beverly Harvard on Tuesday ordered T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., to report to the Forrest City low-security…

  5. Michael Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 10:31 AM EDT The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet Michael." The planet will live inside…

  6. Burnham Looks On The Killers' "Brightside"

    July 26, 2010 9:59 AM EDT Teenage brothers with a cute lead singer and an undeniably catchy pop sound? It's been a winning equation since long before the Jonas Brother s and Hanson and even before the Jackson 5 . In this week's Mashup Monday, the latest group of up-and-comers in this tradition, Burnham, take…

  7. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, T.I. Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

    July 20, 2010 12:56 PM EDT M.I.A . , LCD Soundsystem , Pavement , T.I. , and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the bill are Joan Jett , Thievery Corporation , Matt & Kim ,…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show's covers opened at No. 4 last month. The …

  9. 2009 Artists Of The Year

    December 10, 2009 12:17 PM EST Chart Article We've spent the year tallying album sales figures and reviewing Hot 100 song rankings. Now, at the end of 2009's road, look back at the 20 artists who traveled further and faster up the charts than all the others. These twenty stars were the best performers on the Hot…

  10. Jaicko: 'Yeah' He Can

    November 25, 2009 2:03 PM EST Rihanna may have put Barbados on the musical map, but native Jaicko (pronounced Jay-ko) is ready to take his island flair to new heights. Combining pop with Caribbean style, the singer/songwriter signed with Capitol Records earlier this year and soon after released his first single, "Oh…

  11. Matchstik

    July 23, 2009 6:33 PM EDT To say up-and-coming rapper Matchstik had a rough childhood is an understatement. Matchstik, born Allen Forrest in Fort Camble, Ky., grew up in the run down, drug-infested Martin homes of Dothan, Ala. When he was nine-years-old, his father tried to commit suicide and then walked out on the…

  12. T.I. Begins Federal Prison Sentence In Arkansas

    May 26, 2009 4:08 PM EDT T.I. entered an Arkansas federal prison Tuesday to begin a year and a day sentence on a weapon charge. The rapper made a concertlike entrance to the Forrest City low-security prison — showing up late inside of a black conversion van with tinted windows . T.I. (real name: Clifford J. Harris Jr…

  13. T.I. Packs Atlanta Arena On Eve Of Prison Term

    May 25, 2009 1:45 PM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. told fans he would stay optimistic when he heads to prison on a federal weapons conviction. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., performed for a packed audience Sunday night in Atlanta's Philips Arena less than two days before he…

  14. T.I. Headed To Arkansas For Prison Term

    May 15, 2009 2:44 PM EDT T.I. will be coming to Arkansas by May 26 to serve a prison sentence on federal weapons charges. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., will be serving his sentence of one year and a day at the Forrest City low-security federal prison. Paperwork filed in his…

  15. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  16. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  17. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  18. Rapper Webbie Arrested After Highway Chase

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Webbie was charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a high-speed police chase in Hattiesburg, Miss. Rapper Webbie was charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a…

  19. Sugarland: Triple Threat

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a…

  20. Miley, Sugarland Vying For Next Week's No. 1

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 will greet a new No. 1 next week in the form of Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood) or Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" (Mercury Nashville), which are neck and neck on Nielsen SoundS The Billboard 200 will greet a new No. 1 next week in the form…

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