1. Dropkick Murphys 'Can't Believe' Bruce Springsteen Sang On New Record

    February 14, 2011 12:15 PM EST For their first new album in four years, Boston's Dropkick Murphys took a new approach -- with "renewed enthusiasm," says singer/bassist Ken Casey -- to the band's seventh album, March 1's "Going Out in Style," which will be released on the band's own…

  2. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  3. Mick Jagger to Make First Onstage Grammy Appearance

    February 03, 2011 8:00 AM EST The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage. The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died last year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

  4. Bieber, 'Bed Intruder Song' Top YouTube Videos in 2010

    December 13, 2010 9:14 AM EST Antoine Dodson's dramatic reaction to a local crime has spawned the most-watched YouTube video of the year, excepting music videos. When Dodson, a 24-year-old Alabama student, gave an angry TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister, he became a viral hit. When a…

  5. Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary

    December 10, 2010 5:35 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. PLENTY IN TWENTY…

  6. Lady Antebellum Leads Year-End Country Charts

    December 10, 2010 3:30 PM EST Turns out we were right. Lady Antebellum , which Billboard tipped as an artist to watch two years ago, closes this year as the hottest act in country music -- and beyond. The trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- leads several of Billboard's country and pop year-end…

  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. Metallica: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 19, 2010 11:43 AM EST Long before any rock icon ever becomes a legend, there is an unsung mentor in his formative years who first sets him on the path to stardom. In Lars Ulrich's case, it was a guy named Ken at Bristol Music Center in downtown Copenhagen. "He knew everything," the Other Back to…

  9. Nicki Minaj Does MTV Doc, MAC Lipstick, Wendy Williams

    November 18, 2010 1:12 PM EST On the eve of the release of her highly-anticipated "Pink Friday" debut album (Nov. 22), MTV has announced the premiere of an hour-long documentary about Nicki Minaj 's road to success titled "My Time Now." The clip will air on MTV on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10pm ET/PT.…

  10. The Posies Tour with Brendan Benson For 'Blood/Candy' Album

    November 02, 2010 11:45 AM EDT After a five-year break, the Posies are happy to have a new album, "Blood/Candy," out -- and hope that its next one won't take as long. "There's no way to insure that'll happen," the group's Ken Stringfellow says, "but we would like to do something…

  11. Kid Rock: The 'Born Free' Cover Q&A

    October 29, 2010 12:57 PM EDT Kicked back on the sofa at his Nashville condo as an October storm rumbles through town, sipping on a cup of tea and puffing a stubby cigar, a relaxed The leadoff single "Born Free" is unabashedly patriotic, but you've always been patriotic. It's bigger than that. I read…

  12. Steven Van Zandt, 'Sopranos' Creator David Chase Reunite for Rock Movie

    October 15, 2010 1:30 PM EDT David Chase has gotten the band together, and it's turned into a reunion tour. The writer-director has been on a nationwide search for young, relative unknowns to star in his untitled rock 'n' roll coming-of-age film, and he's found them in John Magaro, Jack Huston and…

  13. Liz Phair Brings Her 'Funstyle' to New Album, New Label

    October 03, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Liz Phair did a round of interviews announcing a new deal with powerhouse indie label ATO and stating that she felt creative for the first time in 15 years. And while she did rerelease her seminal 1993 album, "Exile in Guyville," on her new label, fresh songs never…

  14. Annie Lennox Launches Holiday Album In London

    September 29, 2010 7:43 AM EDT Christmas came early for the U.K. music biz as Annie Lennox made an impromptu performance at the launch of her new holiday album. Lennox launched her "Christmas Cornucopia" album -- her first for Universal after spending most of her career with Sony -- with a festive-themed playback…

  15. M.I.A., Iggy To Play Big Day Out Touring Fest

    September 28, 2010 8:18 AM EDT Tool , Rammstein , Iggy and the Stooges , M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem lead a formidable line-up for the 2011 Australasian Big Day Out Tour, details for which were announced today (Sept. 28). Among the big-name domestic contingent will be Grinderman , Wolfmother , Bliss N Eso , Angus and Julia…

  16. Billboard Bits: Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson, J. Lo's Ex Auditioning for 'Idol'

    September 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Amy Winehouse Disses Mark Ronson on Twitter Amy Winehouse dissed longtime collaborator Mark Ronson on Twitter early Saturday (Sept. 18) for riding the coattails of her hit 2006 album "Back to Black." …

  17. On The Set As 'Glee' Begins Its Second Season

    August 27, 2010 7:45 AM EDT It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of a cavernous soundstage at Paramount Studios, and while the world outside is bathed in sun, everything inside is dark -- everything, that is, except for the warren of classrooms and offices that make up the set of Fox's " Glee ."…

  18. Chart Champs: Athletes-Turned-Musicians

    August 17, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Never mind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. The most popular and productive member of the Miami Heat is Carlos Arroyo. At least, according to one of Billboard's charts. Arroyo has taken his talents to the Latin Rhythm Airplay survey, where his new reggaeton single, "Se Va…

  19. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 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. AS YEARS GO BY,…

  20. Nigel Lythgoe Officially Rejoins 'American Idol'

    August 05, 2010 11:15 AM EDT Fox made one thing official Thursday -- Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January. Jennifer Lopez to Join '…

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