1. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars Perform At Grammy Nominations

    December 02, 2010 1:15 PM EST It seemed that every big name in pop music was on hand for "GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" hosted by LL Cool J last night (Dec. 1). And while everyone was there hoping to hear their name called in the list of nominees , quite a few were there to perform as well. Eminem, Bruno…

  2. Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miranda Lambert & More React to Grammy Nominations

    December 02, 2010 12:32 PM EST It was a whirlwind night for a select group of musical artists nominated for Grammy awards, and the outpouring of joy has continued since the list of nominees was revealed. J ustin Bieber , Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the musical artists offering elated reactions to their Grammy…

  3. Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Lead Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2010 11:14 PM EST It looks like Eminem's triumphant 2010 comeback will extend into next year, as the rapper has earned a leading 10 nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards including album of the year (for "Recovery") and record and song of the year (for "Love the Way You Lie,"…

  4. Pink's 'Glass' Rises to No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 01, 2010 11:47 AM EST P !nk is set to celebrate her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart to be released on Thursday (Dec. 2), as "Raise Your Glass" rises 2-1. The singer was last atop the list in September 2008 for a single week, with "So What." P!nk's first Hot 100 chart-topper came…

  5. Katy Perry Brings 'Firework' to Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    December 01, 2010 11:06 AM EST After a misstep with "Sesame Street" earlier this fall, the never TV-shy Katy Perry (and her skintight leotards) finally found the perfect outlet for her talents (and assets) at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired last night (Nov. 30) on CBS. Video: Katy Perry…

  6. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 11:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Friday" debut according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  7. Jesse McCartney Letting Shoppers 'Have It All' After Holidays

    November 30, 2010 2:15 PM EST The Tuesday after Christmas is typically one of the quietest album release dates of the calendar year, with most other titles out in time to become stocking stuffers. "Have It All," Jesse McCartney 's fourth effort on Hollywood Records, is one of the only major releases slated…

  8. Christina Perri Paves 'Way' for Spring Breakthrough Debut

    November 29, 2010 1:58 PM EST In some ways, Christina Perri has one of the oldest stories in the book. Started playing music as a kid, dropped out of art school to travel and find herself, moved out to Los Angeles with a guitar and a dream, got her heart broken, wrote songs about it. It's a trope as old as the Sunset…

  9. 'Glee' Sneak Peek: Darren Criss Is Back with 'Hey, Soul Sister'

    November 24, 2010 3:53 PM EST After blowing away Gleeks everywhere with his rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," Darren Criss will make a welcome return to "Glee" next week with a cover of Train's "Hey, Soul Sister." Video: Darren Criss and the Warblers, "Hey, Soul Sister…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles

    November 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST FOUR-MIDABLE: Having set the record for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna continues her winning week, lifting 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" and debuting on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 1 with…

  11. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 11:00 AM EST S usan Boyle 's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 debut to post a sales jump in its second week…

  12. Rihanna's 'Only Girl' Rebounds to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 24, 2010 7:30 AM EST Two weeks after topping the Billboard Hot 100 with "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake ), Rihanna will return to No. 1 on the chart released Thursday (Nov. 25) with "Only Girl (In the World)," the debut single from her new album, "Loud." It's the first…

  13. Katy Perry's Cleavage Downsized for VH1 'Divas' Ad

    November 22, 2010 12:16 PM EST Two months after Katy Perry 's appearance on "Sesame Street" was yanked due to her cleavage-baring dress , the pop singer's curves have caused another minor controversy. Perry wrote on her Twitter acount that she asked VH1 to "tone down" her photographed image in…

  14. 5 Must-See Moments at the 2010 AMAs

    November 22, 2010 11:13 AM EST After last year's American Music Awards, which included much talked-about performances from Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga , we were gearing up for anything. But 2010's AMAs, which aired last night (Nov. 22) on ABC, brought performances from almost every major pop artist -- 19 to be…

  15. Nicki Minaj's 10 Most Outrageous Outfits

    November 22, 2010 9:30 AM EST SEE PHOTOS OF NICKI MINAJ'S 10 MOST OUTRAGEOUS OUTFITS From black lipstick and a psychedelic bodysuit to towering Versace boots with platinum green hair, "Everyday, I wake up and know who I want to be," the always fashion-forward MC Nicki Minaj says, "and then they make me…

  16. American Music Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 11:18 PM EST You saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch -- but what did people at the 2010 American Music Awards catch behind the scenes at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles? Here, Billboard gives you the scoop on 10 things you didn't see on TV:…

  17. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 8:39 PM EST Justin Bieber's first American Music Awards was perfection. The 16-year-old teen heartthrob went four-for-four on Sunday night, capturing every award he was nominated for, including the top award of the night, favorite artist. He beat a list that featured veterans Eminem and Usher as…

  18. Ask Billboard: 'Dream' Week For 'Glee'

    November 19, 2010 6:25 PM EST 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. JUST ANOTHER &…

  19. POTW: Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Pink, Lil Wayne

    November 19, 2010 2:35 PM EST Christina Aguilera got a Hollywood star, Jay-Z chopped it up with Dr. Cornel West and Harry Belafonte , Ellen DeGeneres rubbed Pink's baby bump, Lil Wayne and Young Money president Mack Maine enjoyed a game of b-ball, Ke$ha got mohawk-tastic, Nicki Minaj made her fan cry, Katy Perry got…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the "Glee" first-season finale in May,…

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