1. Mary J. Blige to Celebrate 'My Life' With New York Concert

    October 10, 2011 7:44 PM EDT Mary J. Blige will celebrate the 17-year anniversary of "My Life" with a New York concert. The Queen of Hip-Hop soul will revisit her 1994 sophomore album at Terminal 5 on Nov. 23, according to MTV News . The performance will come two days after the release of her latest album, …

  2. Diddy Apologizes for 'Ignorant' Ciroc Incident

    October 04, 2011 11:13 AM EDT Diddy has taken to Twitter to apologize for a heated incident at an Atlanta club on Saturday night (Oct. 1) in which he verbally attacked an attendee and threw an ice cube at him. "I'm a child God and I should be better no matter what someone [sic] says to me," the rapper wrote…

  3. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Jason Derülo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' Solo." But as he gears up for the Sept.…

  4. Facebook Music: The New Social Connectivity

    September 23, 2011 1:30 PM EDT It's a generally accepted fact that Apple saved the music business. In the '00s with the iPod, iTunes and a fierce vision for a new way to experience music, Apple created a sensational alternative to illegal services and inferior legal ones. Music would never be the same. But times…

  5. Top 10 TV Theme Songs 1980-2011

    September 23, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Chart Article With the Fall TV season just getting underway, we combed the Hot 100 to find the last 30 years' ten hottest songs written as TV theme songs. These 10 hot TV tunes are ranked based on each track's peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1980 through Jan. 8, 2011. Few…

  6. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  7. Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes Party For Fueled By Ramen Anniversary

    September 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "Do you really think we're not gonna play that before we leave tonight?" asked Gabe Saporta to a packed crowd at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday (Sept. 9). Before breaking into the second song of their encore ("Guilty Pleasure"), Cobra Starship had to quell the…

  8. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  9. Cobra Starship Looks to Clean Up With 'Night Shades'

    August 26, 2011 3:15 PM EDT New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, "Hot Mess," released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by the smash lead single, "Good Girls Go Bad…

  10. 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…

  11. Video: Pete Wentz & Black Cards Talk New Sound, Album

    August 06, 2011 4:59 PM EDT "That was my helicopter coming in to take me to my set," Pete Wentz joked after spotting a chopper flying overhead as he sat down on Billboard's coach for a quick chat before Black Cards ' afternoon set yesterday (Aug. 5). After taking a leak behind our tent (rather than…

  12. Sean Kingston 'Definitely' Going Jet-Skiing Again

    August 03, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Sean Kingston sat down with MTV on Tuesday (Aug. 2) for his first televised interview since his May 29 jet-skiing accident. The "Beautiful Girls" singer was visibly slimmer and discussed his recovery, how his lifestyle has changed and, surprisingly, his desire to get back on a jet…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to…

  14. Mary J. Blige Discusses Sexual Abuse & Alcoholism on 'Behind the Music'

    July 26, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Mary J. Blige has always been candid about her hardships, and her interview for VH1's "Behind the Music," which premiered Sunday (July 24), was no exception. The 40-year-old singer spoke about being molested at the young age of 5 yrs. old and battling alcoholism through out the…

  15. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious reality show spoof "The Real Husbands…

  16. Diddy Settles Civil Lawsuit Over '99 Club Shooting

    June 23, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs has settled a multimillion dollar lawsuit with three people in a 1999 shooting involving his protegee at a Manhattan nightclub, one of the victim's attorney said on Thursday. An attorney for one of the victims, Natania Reuben, confirmed the settlement but…

  17. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 4:11 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, which has grossed more than $700 million over two…

  18. Top 25 Country Artists 1985-2011

    June 06, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Chart Article   Hard to believe it's been decades since country music's big renaissance blossomed in the '80s when Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis and Clint Black became household names. To celebrate the genre's big week with Billboard's Country Summit, we&…

  19. ASCAP to Honor Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    May 25, 2011 2:21 PM EDT Sean " Diddy " Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The songwriters and…

  20. Cass McCombs Kicks Off 'Wit's End' Tour at Troubadour in L.A.

    May 05, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Having gently brushed against folk-rock's edges, Cass McCombs stepped away from the glimmer of light as he started his tour in support of his fifth album, "Wit's End," on Wednesday (May 4) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. His 75-minute set was nearly all ballads, many of…

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