1. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 8/21/10

    August 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 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 !) @chrisbrown : What would you guys say if me and usher went…

  2. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  3. Rihanna / Aug. 12, 2010 / New York

    August 20, 2010 2:27 PM EDT "New Yo-ork, where you at?" asked Rihanna . She bowed for everyone at New York's Madison Square Garden and they screamed. Rihanna's "Last Girl On Earth Tour" stop on Thursday (Aug. 12) was the perfect summer night entertainment. The 22-year-old Barbadian turned…

  4. New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Talking Joint Tour

    August 18, 2010 4:50 PM EDT The ultimate boy band tour could be coming soon to an arena near you. New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are close to signing a deal with Live Nation Entertainment which could lead to a joint tour as early as March 2011, E! News reports . The members of NKOTB and BSB may be…

  5. Chris Brown Regains Chart Momentum Through 'Deuces'

    August 13, 2010 6:10 PM EDT C hris Brown may be hitting his musical stride again. Notching Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second straight week, the singer is this close to notching a top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Deuces." The breakup song-featuring Tyga and Kevin…

  6. Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"

    August 13, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland are poised for a whopping pop crossover with "Stuck Like Glue," which has already achieved the chart milestone of highest Billboard Hot 100 debut (No. 20) for a country duo or group. Co-written with Better Than Ezra 's Kevin…

  7. POTW: Kevin Jonas, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Rihanna

    August 13, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Kevin Jonas pitched at the baseball game, Jay-Z embraced Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga crowd-surfed, Rihanna showed off her new tattoo, Ke$ha got comfy on the "Today" show, Katy Perry emulated "Ugly Betty," Ciara and Justin Bieber got cozy, Rick Ross , Fabolous and Jay posed…

  8. 'I'd Love' a Led Zeppelin Reunion: Jason Bonham

    August 12, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" show that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea. "I'm not going to hide it from them," Bonham, who filled…

  9. Kevin Smith on Movies, Music and Morris Day

    August 08, 2010 10:45 PM EDT This weekend's bonus Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, features director and writer Kevin Smith, who's been making movies for 17 years. We caught up with him at Comic Con to talk about how he chooses music for his films, musical numbers in "Clerks II,"…

  10. Stereo Skyline Builds Solid Foundation on 'Repeat'

    August 08, 2010 10:00 AM EDT On the road for the last two years, Stereo Skyline! is watching its hard work pay off. The Long Island, N.Y., pop-punk band's first album, "Stuck on Repeat" (Columbia/Sony), debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 4,000 copies in its first week,…

  11. Exclusive Jonas Brothers Backstage Tour

    August 07, 2010 9:55 AM EDT "We're getting geared up for our 2010 summer tour and I'm going to show you the backstage area and a little bit of my style of our crib backstage," says Jonas Brother Joe Jonas as he takes Billboard's cameras, and you, on an intimate tour of the band's live set…

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  13. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  14. Of Montreal and Solange Knowles Sing 'Sex' On Fallon

    July 30, 2010 8:57 AM EDT We haven't seen or heard much from Solange Knowles lately -- the R&B/pop singer has reportedly been recording her new album. But Beyonce's little sister took a break from the studio to make a musical appearance last night (July 29), performing with Of Montreal on "Late…

  15. REO Speedwagon Plans 'Hi Infidelty' 30th Anniversary Reissue, Tour

    July 28, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Though REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin says that he's "not one for nostalgia," he's enthusiastic about the band's two-year plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, 1980's "Hi Infidelity" -- which includes a deluxe…

  16. Jack White Covers Beatles' 'Mother Nature's Son' at White House

    July 22, 2010 2:07 PM EDT We've already seen video of Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude" singalong with President Obama, Kevin Jonas and others at the White House, where the former Beatle was honored June 2 with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Now, another video has been released, this time of…

  17. Kevin Rudolf, "To the Sky"

    July 16, 2010 4:27 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Kevin Rudolf's rocker croon is paired with an assortment of dance and hip-hop beats on his second album, "To the Sky." And while guest appearances from such acts as Lil Wayne (who performed on Rudolf's 2008 hit "Let It Rock"), Flo Rida …

  18. Guided By Voices Unveils Reunion Tour Dates

    July 15, 2010 12:32 PM EDT Beloved indie rock group Guided By Voices has revealed details of its reunion with its classic 1992-1996 lineup, which, as previously reported , will include an Oct. 3 performance in Las Vegas as part of Matador Records' 21st birthday celebration. Guided By Voices to Reunite for Matador…

  19. Iron Maiden Explores 'The Final Frontier'

    July 01, 2010 11:59 AM EDT Speed and warmth are the hallmarks of "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden 's 15th studio album. The British metal sextet recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas -- returning to the spot where the group had previously recorded between 1983-86. "We breezed through the…

  20. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

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