1. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks, Round 2

    January 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST The 2011 NFL postseason continues into the divisional round on Saturday (Jan. 14), and like the rest of us, many music artists will be tuning in and rooting for their favorite teams. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on second-round matchups, Billboard.com spoke with…

  2. Black Keys' 'El Camino' Revs Up, Leaves Spotify & Streaming Services in the Dust

    December 08, 2011 4:40 PM EST Many artists have doubts about music-streaming services, largely due to the fear that companies like Spotify and Rhapsody detract from already declining music sales. The Black Keys are the latest addition to that group: their recently released "El Camino" LP is nowhere to be found…

  3. Nicki Minaj: Barbie Doll a 'Very Major Moment' for Me

    December 02, 2011 6:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is both thrilled and proud that toy giant Mattel has crafted a Barbie Doll in her likeness for charity, telling Billboard that it's a "major moment" in her career and a special one for her fans, a dedicated bunch she refers to as Barbies or Barbz. "It's…

  4. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced…

  5. Odd Future Dumped From Festival Over 'Homophobic' Lyrics

    November 04, 2011 4:55 PM EDT Hip-hop collective Odd Future has been dropped from the lineup of the Big Day Out's Auckland, New Zealand date after promoters faced pressure from local activists over the group's homophobic lyrics. The Auckland City Council, which owns the Big Day Out venue Mt Smart Stadium, forced…

  6. Ludacris, Sugarland Added to Grammy Concert Lineup

    November 03, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Grammy winners Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland are all set to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards' nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live., and will be broadcast by the CBS network.…

  7. Did Harry Belafonte Sleep Through TV Interview? Rep Says Tech Error & Meditation

    October 18, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Although he announced a retirement from performing in 2007, Harry Belafonte (famous for his "Day-O" chant from his trademark track "The Banana Boat Song") claims to be sharp as ever, even at age 84. Yet Belafonte was caught in an uncomfortable techincal error during a…

  8. ESPN Drops Hank Williams Jr.'s 'Monday Night Football' Theme

    October 06, 2011 11:40 AM EDT After two decades, Hank Williams Jr. will stop asking sports fans "Are you ready for some football?" on Monday nights. His iconic "Monday Night Football" theme song will no longer run before ESPN's weekly game following the country singer's controversial remarks…

  9. Hank Williams Jr. 'Doesn't Have a Prejudiced Bone in His Body': Manager

    October 05, 2011 12:55 PM EDT If you ask Hank Williams Jr. a question, know that you are going to get a no-bull answer. The legendary country artist has always been that way. Fox News found that out this past Monday, as the singer appeared on the network's morning show, "Fox and Friends," to, among other…

  10. Lil Wayne Adds 'Dope' Rap to Joe Jonas Remix

    September 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne 's "Young Moola, baby" shriek seems nearly ubiquitous on pop and rap radio, but here's a reminder that there's still land left to conquer: He's finally teamed up with a Jonas Brother. Namely, Weezy's hopped on the remix "Just in Love,"…

  11. Lady Gaga Vows to Meet With Obama Over Teen's Suicide

    September 23, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Barack Obama about her concerns over bullying. Gaga expressed sadness over Twitter Wednesday about the suicide death of a 14-year-old New York boy who had complained in an online video about being bullied over his sexuality. The pop singer tweeted to her…

  12. Nicki Minaj Debuts 'Fly' Video Ft. Rihanna: Watch

    August 28, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Get More: Nicki Minaj , Music , More Music Videos On the night of the 2011 MTV VIdeo Music Awards, Nicki Minaj debuts the video for her single, "Fly," featuring Rihanna . Fans have been anticipating the visuals for Minaj's single from Hot 100 album, "Pink Friday,"…

  13. Memorial Service Held for Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy

    August 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told hundreds of people who gathered Monday for a service to remember five people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair that the tragedy has broken the hearts of the state's residents. Daniels said Saturday's stage collapse as high winds…

  14. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  15. Colbie Caillat Captures Romance with Guitarist on 'All Of You'

    June 22, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Love was all Colbie Caillat needed to inspire her third album, "All Of You," which comes out July 12. While touring to promote 2009's chart-topping "Breakthrough," Caillat began a relationship with her guitarist and musical director Justin Young, which she tells…

  16. Nicki Minaj Thanks Her Fans with 'Did It On 'Em' Video

    May 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT To thank her dedicated Barbs and BarbKens, Nicki MInaj released an Internet version of her video for, 'Did It On 'Em.' The DJ Scoob Doo directed video is a montage of tour footage shot while on Lil Wayne 's 'I Am Music II' tour. 'Did It On 'Em'…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal Dead, JT Mocks Himself Via Mozart

    May 23, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal Dead Following her leading role in "Country Strong" and numerous performances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow was rumored to be in talks with Atlantic regarding a…

  18. 2011 Billboard Music Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    May 23, 2011 12:45 AM EDT If you were one of the millions watching the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, you witnessed a star-studded night full surprise performances ( Britney Spears !) emotional tributes ( Beyonce and Neil Diamond ), A-list collaborations ( Mary J. Blige with Lil Wayne ) and much more. But there was…

  19. Britney, Beyonce, Bieber Among 2011 Billboard Music Awards Highlights

    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyoncé receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards were full of big surprises and unforgettable…

  20. Britney Spears Joins Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:30 PM EDT B ritney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in head-turning fashion Sunday night (May 22), with a racy live performance of their "S&M" remix complete with bejeweled handcuffs, pole dancing and a playful pillow fight. Spears later rocked the stage with Nicki…

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