1. B.o.B. Drops 'No Future,' Odd Future Diss Track

    March 25, 2011 9:20 AM EDT Not everyone is an Odd Future fan. Rapper B.o.B. released a diss track Friday morning (Mar. 25) taking aim at the Los Angeles rap collective, on which the Atlanta rapper seethes, "Keep f**kin' with me you ain't gon have no future." B.o.B, "No Future" "No…

  2. Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Songs Dominate Hot 100

    March 23, 2011 5:50 PM EDT L ady Gaga maintains her lock atop the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Mar. 24), while the cast of Fox's musical sitcom "Glee" roars in with seven debuting titles. Gaga's "Born This Way" spends a sixth consecutive week -- its entire chart life -- at…

  3. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Talks 'All Eternals Deck,' Merge

    March 21, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Though he has been cited by some as one of America's best lyricists, Mountain Goats frontman/songwriter John Darnielle is also a journalist, novelist, hockey aficionado and rabid metal fan. He recently recorded a video of himself playing "There Is Power in a Union" in support…

  4. Twitter Turns 5: Biz Stone & ?uestlove Q&A

    March 21, 2011 11:34 AM EDT As Twitter marks its fifth anniversary, co-founder Biz Stone ( @biz ) and the Roots ' ?uestlove ( @questlove ) talk tweets, privacy and what the future may hold for the microblogging juggernaut. Biz Stone: Co-founder of Twitter. He's been "developing large-scale systems that…

  5. 'Dynamite' YouTuber Mike Tompkins Takes On Katy Perry's 'Firework'

    March 18, 2011 12:40 PM EDT YouTube star Mike Tompkins has gone viral many times over for his multi-track, a capella covers of Bruno Mars , Rihanna and most famously, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite." For Tompkins' next act, he tackles Katy Perry's "Firework." Video: Mike Tompkins, "…

  6. Janelle Monae Joining Katy Perry on Select Tour Dates

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Following her joint tour with Bruno Mars, eclectic R&B singer Janelle Monae will go on the road with Katy Perry for select dates on her "California Dreams" trek. Monae will spot dates starting July 13 in Regina, SK (Canada) and ending Aug. 20 in St. Louis, MO. Here are the dates…

  7. Katy Perry Dominates Digital Songs, 'E.T.' Climbs Hot 100

    March 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Digital Songs, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , flies 5-1 with…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/12/2011

    March 12, 2011 9:00 AM EST 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 !) @lcdsoundsystem : That black eyed peas dirty dancing thing…

  9. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers album in honor of 2011's Record Store Day.…

  10. Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 11, 2011 10:30 AM EST P art social media carousel. Part hip-hop skate crew. Part weird (offensive?) creative conglomerate -- They post relentlessly to Tumblr, get tweeted about by Kanye, and with no single, perform on "Fallon." Is this the ODD FUTURE of the music biz? Tyler, a skinny 19-year-old with a…

  11. Twin Shadow Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    March 10, 2011 11:30 AM EST Chart Article Our video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Twin Shadow In our most…

  12. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 11:00 AM EST With Lady Gaga locked in at No. 1 for a fourth week and only one song entering the top 10, Britney Spears makes the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headlines, debuting at No. 20 with "Till the World Ends." Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3"…

  13. Adele Holds Atop Billboard 200, Marsha Ambrosius Bows at No. 2

    March 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST A dele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little over 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the year's best selling album -- and…

  14. Avril Lavigne Gives Ke$ha's 'TiK ToK' an Acoustic Treatment

    March 08, 2011 6:39 PM EST BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge is quickly becoming the destination for pop stars put their own stripped-down touches on others' Top 40 hits. First Bruno Mars morphed Katy Perry's "California Gurls" into an earnest slow jam , and now Avril Lavigne gives Ke$ha's "…

  15. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  16. Skylar Grey Parlays Hit-Making for Eminem, Dre Into Solo Career

    March 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST The story reads like a page out of Cinderella 2.0. Against all odds, a young, relatively unknown artist is chosen to sing the hook she penned for a track by a high-profile rapper. Not only that, she's also asked to perform the single on the industry's biggest music stage: the Grammy…

  17. Uncharted Territory: Traphik Stays Put, Nicolas Jaar and Maddi Jane Move Up

    March 04, 2011 6:26 PM EST Someday, Traphik will not be the No. 1 artist on Uncharted , Billboard's newest chart for emerging artists that features independent, never-before-charted musicians who are breaking new ground in the world of digital engagement. But at this rate, it probably won't happen until he…

  18. Adam Lambert Returning to 'Idol' For Acoustic Performance

    March 04, 2011 11:21 AM EST A dam Lambert will return to the "American Idol" stage next week, as the season 8 runner-up will perform an acoustic version of his song "Aftermath" during the results show next Thursday (Mar. 10). Following the performance, a new remix of "Aftermath," courtesy…

  19. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be cocaine. The pictures were published in the…

  20. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's first top 10 as a lead artist since the four…

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