1. Lil Wayne Accused of Lifting 'BedRock'

    August 04, 2011 3:58 PM EDT Lil Wayne faces a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole the hit song "BedRock." Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises is suing Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment for copyright infringement. Lawyers for the…

  2. Luke Bryan Happy to See All Ages 'Shake It' for Him

    July 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Luke Bryan feels like he's on the verge of something big with "Tailgates and Tanlines." The Georgia-born singer's third album comes out Aug. 9 riding the momentum of 2009's gold-certified "Doin' My Thing" and its No. 1 country hits "Rain Is a Good…

  3. Billboard Bits: Feist's New Album, Haley Reinhart Inks Label Deal

    July 25, 2011 7:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Feist Announces First Album in Four Years Feist 's follow-up to her 2007 breakthrough "The Reminder," which included her iTunes ad-featuring hit "1,2,3,4" will arrive Oct. 4 via Cherrytree…

  4. Cee Lo Green Announces Title of Goodie Mob's Upcoming Album

    July 25, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Today (July 25), two weeks plus after announcing Goodie Mob was back in the lab, Cee Lo Green took to Twitter to announce the album title of the group's upcoming fifth studio album, to be released this fall. "It's official NEW GOODIE MOB ALBUM "WE SELL DRUGS TOO!"…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 ,…

  7. Gucci Mane Still In Custody, Drops Mixtape

    July 06, 2011 12:55 PM EDT When tweets from Gucci Mane 's Twitter account popped up yesterday (July 5), many thought the Atlanta rapper, born Radric Davis, had been released from Fulton County Jail. "My Welcome Home Party unite at Club Onyx [sic]," someone tweeted from Gucci's (@gucci1017) account.…

  8. Girl Talk, Big Boi Ring In NYC's Inaugural Governors Ball

    June 20, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The line-up may have been small but the sound was still big. Girl Talk , Big Boi , Pretty Lights , Empire of the Sun and more rocked NYC's Governors Island on Saturday (June 18) for the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival. The two stage set-up and limited number of artists ensured no…

  9. 5 Reasons Lauren Alaina Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT So you say Scotty McCreery is a shoo-in to win "American Idol," eh? Not so fast. Lauren Alaina will pull off an upset tonight and become the first girl since 2007 to take home the crown. Here's why: Photos: Lauren Alaina's 'American Idol' Journey 1. She's…

  10. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana Slams New Immigration Law, Britney Spears Covers Harper's Bazaar

    May 16, 2011 7:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carlos Santana Slams Georgia for New Immigration Law Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws. Santana…

  11. 'American Idol' Top 3 Visit Hometowns, Judges' Choice Songs Revealed

    May 15, 2011 11:25 AM EDT When it comes to "American Idol," the homestretch is homecoming week, a yearly tradition since season 1 and the moment for which every finalist pines. This year's trio -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart -- like 27 before them, had one whirlwind weekend as they…

  12. Big Boi To Launch Kids Record Label with Daughter

    May 12, 2011 1:20 AM EDT O utkast rapper Big Boi tells Billboard.com that he and his 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, have formed Purple Kidz, a new record label that will launch in the coming weeks. The imprint will feature a roster of younger artists but will target fans of all ages. "My daughter just turned 16…

  13. Cornell Dupree, R&B Guitarist, Dies at 69

    May 10, 2011 3:10 PM EDT C ornell Dupree , a prolific session guitarist in jazz, R&B and funk, died at 69 in Fort Worth, Tex. on Sunday (May 8). According to Variety , Dupree had recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Texas-born musician was originally discovered by King Curtis ,…

  14. Jermaine Dupri Sued For Child Support Payments

    May 10, 2011 10:25 AM EDT An Atlanta-area woman is suing music producer Jermaine Dupri over missed child support payments after a judge recently ordered him to pay her. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Margaret Dorsey told the Grammy-winning producer in March to pay $2,500 a month and an additional $7,500 to Sarai…

  15. Kid Rock Accepts Controversial NAACP Honor in Detroit

    May 02, 2011 10:39 AM EDT K id Rock gave as well as received on Sunday night (May 1) in his home town. While accepting his controversial Great Expectations Award at the Detroit branch of the NAACP's 56th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, Rock announced $100,000 in donations -- five $10,000 grants to Motor…

  16. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT ATLiens Big Boi and Janelle Monáe take a stroll, Gucci Mane gives Jackie Chan a ring, Bilal takes action through a tribute, and Lloyd brings Murder to New York City. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. From "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," the Fat Cats…

  17. Schools Of Rock: Music Business College Guide

    March 31, 2011 11:16 AM EDT It used to be that the school of hard knocks was enough to land you a gig in the music business-but no longer. With the contraction of the industry increasing the competition for jobs and the advent of ever-evolving digital technologies, graduates need a strong foundation in business to start…

  18. Angie Stone Arrested in Georgia For Suspended License

    March 28, 2011 5:03 PM EDT R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested in Georgia yesterday (March 27) after allegedly speeding on a suspended license in Georgia. The Year in Arrests: 2010 According to TMZ, Stone was booked on both a speeding chart and suspended license last night and was released an hour later. The Juice…

  19. Gucci Mane Reveals Joint Album with Waka Flocka Flame

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Although Gucci Mane is preparing to release "The Return of Mr. Zone 6," a 13-track street album, next Tuesday (Mar. 22), the Atlanta rapper is already looking ahead to another spring release: a joint album with fellow Brick Squad MC Waka Flocka Flame called "The Ferrari Boys.…

  20. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

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