1. Devo Announce 'Song Study' Results

    May 18, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Art rockers Devo today announced the track listing for "Something For Everybody," their first album in 20 years, at a live internet "press conference". The lineup was determined by a "Song Study," in which the band allowed fans to vote on 16 possible tracks at…

  2. Roll Deep, Diana Vickers Top U.K. Charts

    May 10, 2010 7:00 AM EDT RCA/Sony Music Entertainment's British teenage pop breakthrough act Diana Vickers followed her No. 1 debut on the singles chart of two weeks ago, "Once," with a bestselling start for her first album. "Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree" debuted at No. 1 on the…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most…

  4. Usher's "OMG" No. 1, Kelly Clarkson Named Most Successful Idol

    May 06, 2010 5:12 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Usher is back at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "OMG," the latest single off his "Raymond vs. Raymond" album that topped the album charts last month. He also recently blasted reality TV music competitions...…

  5. AC/DC Bites Bullet On Euro Chart

    May 06, 2010 12:09 PM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) by Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae moves into a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on European Hot 100…

  6. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with "What I Got" in 1996. (Rome did…

  7. OMG: Usher Hits No. 1

    May 05, 2010 10:50 AM EDT U sher will up his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 count to nine as "OMG" is set to move to the top of the chart to be released tomorrow morning (May 6). Single Review: Usher Featuring Will.i.am, "OMG" "OMG," which features vocals by will.i.am, lifts 6-1 in its fifth…

  8. UK Grime Group Roll Deep Scores U.K. No. 1

    May 03, 2010 1:51 PM EDT There was a double triumph for east London artists on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (May 2). Grime collective Roll Deep debuted atop the singles survey with "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI), featuring Jodie Connor, while rapper/singer…

  9. Justin Bieber Going for Third Week Atop Billboard 200

    April 15, 2010 4:01 PM EDT It'll likely be the Bieber 200 albums chart again next week, as Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" will likely hold on to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for a third non-consecutive week -- industry prognosticators don't forecast any new releases challenging the 16…

  10. LCD Soundsystem / April 13, 2010 / New York (Webster Hall)

    April 13, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Many great moments, and a few transcendent ones -- so went the second of two LCD Soundsystem "secret" shows, the latter Monday night (Apr. 13) at Webster Hall. The high point came midway through the night, when frontman James Murphy launched into "All My Friends," his late…

  11. Roger Waters Details 'The Wall' World Tour Plans

    April 13, 2010 8:44 AM EDT R oger Waters hopes to put a global spin on Pink Floyd 's "The Wall" when he tours to celebrate the multi-platinum conceptual work's 30th anniversary beginning this fall in North America. "I started to think that maybe there is something in the story of 'The Wall…

  12. Malcolm McLaren, Former Sex Pistols Manager, Dies

    April 08, 2010 3:26 PM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols , died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had been battling cancer "for some time,…

  13. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 4:27 PM EDT J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to his return to the top. Bieber's "…

  14. Usher, "Raymond v. Raymond"

    April 02, 2010 4:13 PM EDT "There's three sides to every story. There's one side, there's the other and then there's the truth." So notes Usher as he opens the door to his sixth studio album, "Raymond v. Raymond," and promptly begins to musically answer the question on everyone&…

  15. Usher To Trump Bieber On Next Week's Billboard 200

    April 01, 2010 12:15 PM EDT The protege will be replaced by the mentor next week on the Billboard 200, as it seems Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" will give up the No. 1 slot to Usher's new "Raymond v Raymond" album. Industry prognosticators think the latter's album could sell around…

  16. Listen Free: Usher's "Raymond Vs. Raymond"

    March 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT On his album, "Raymond Vs. Raymond," released today (March 30) on Jive Records, Usher got his swag back. Listen to the new and improved sex symbol's latest set for free, right here on Billboard.com. LISTEN TO "RAYMOND VS. RAYMOND" Usher Chart History | Usher Billboard…

  17. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2010 4:09 PM EST Usher and his creative team began tossing around ideas for his next album, they had one goal in mind: to get his swagger back. "I had checked out," the singer acknowledges. "I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, thinking, 'I've got to be serious…

  18. Playboy Announces 2010 Festival Lineup

    February 26, 2010 11:18 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band , George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving once again as master of ceremonies is comedian…

  19. Bruce Springsteen Fans To Get Ticketmaster Refund

    February 18, 2010 4:23 PM EST Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans will receive refunds for what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission called deceptive sales practices by TicketsNow, a ticket reselling unit of Ticketmaster, the FTC said on Thursday. The FTC said Ticketmaster, which is now part of Live Nation Entertainment Inc,…

  20. Rocker Joe Walsh Takes On Namesake Politician

    January 28, 2010 5:25 AM EST Another musician is claiming that a political candidate is tone deaf to the nation's intellectual property laws. And this one has an amusing twist. Joe Walsh of the Eagles isn't happy that a Republican congressional candidate in Illinois has co-opted his song "Walk Away"…

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