1. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Court Yard Hounds

    May 21, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWEEN TUNES Hi Gary, With a new world tour, the Jonas Brothers don't…

  2. Jonas Brothers Signed Billboard Contest

    May 20, 2010 12:22 PM EDT When the Jonas Brothers did our live Q&A on May 19, they talked about love, sang, and performed tricks with cards ( you can check out the archived video here ), but Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas were also cool enough to sign copies of Jonas Brothers issues of Billboard Magazine. You, dear…

  3. Jonas Brothers Live Video Q&A

    May 20, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Jonas Brothers Watch the Archived Video With three albums that reached the top five of the Billboard 200 chart and nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers of @Jonasbrothers , the Jonas Brothers really need no introduction. We knew there are millions of diehard fans out there wondering all kinds…

  4. Jonas Brothers Working On New Songs As Summer Tour Begins

    May 19, 2010 3:44 PM EDT As they prepare to hit the road for a 16-week North American tour, the Jonas Brothers are plotting a new group album -- probably for 2011, but don't hold them to that. TUNE IN HERE FOR BILLBOARD'S LIVE JONAS BROTEHRS CHAT TODAY AT 4:30 PM EST "As far as the next Jonas Brothers…

  5. Glee: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT It's six hours into the taping of the "Glee" season finale and the audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.-made up of Facebook and Twitter fans of the show, some of whom have flown in from across the country just for the taping-is getting restless. Fueled by just…

  6. Jonas Brothers World Tour Will Be 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done'

    April 27, 2010 1:10 PM EDT If their just-announced tour dates are any indication, the Jonas Brothers are not breaking up anytime soon. The pop sibling trio is rolling out an extensive, three-continent trek this summer that vanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"> will take Kevin, Joe and Nick…

  7. Kid Sister Gets "More Than" Extreme

    April 26, 2010 9:50 AM EDT Hip-hop engenue Kid Sister may have been brought into the spotlight a few years ago as a protege of Kanye West , but the singer and rapper was, uh, more than game to put her voice -- a capella -- to "More Than Words" the early 90s smash by hard rockers Extreme . Kid Sister's…

  8. 'Glee' Does Justice to Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' & 'Express Yourself'

    April 21, 2010 5:23 PM EDT It's hard to pick a favorite moment from the " Glee : Power of Madonna " episode, which finally aired last night (Apr. 20) after weeks of teaser videos , dropped hints and publicity coups. But you can't go wrong by starting with "Like a Prayer," especially when…

  9. Kevin Rudolf Mellows Out Lifehouse

    April 19, 2010 9:33 AM EDT Cash Money Records artist Kevin Rudolf had a hit last spring with a track that featured hip hop superstar Lil Wayne , but for Mashup Mondays, he chose to tackle the decidedly rocking tones of Lifehouse 's "Halfway Gone," with just his own voice and an acoustic guitar. "I…

  10. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

  11. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For Leno

    April 14, 2010 7:08 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current "Tonight" bandleader Kevin Eubanks…

  12. Kevin Eubanks Announces 'Tonight Show' Exit

    April 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT K evin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the show's musical director said after Leno…

  13. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor…

  14. Barenaked Ladies Bounce Back After Split With Singer

    March 23, 2010 1:49 PM EDT There were double takes aplenty from sports fans attending the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Was that really Canada's favorite quirky pop-rockers the Barenaked Ladies busking on Robson Street? True, there's been plenty of upheaval for the band in the last couple of years, but…

  15. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam , desert blue's…

  16. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  17. 'Glee' Cast Announces U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2010 1:27 PM EST The "Glee" cast is taking its show on the road. Fox's Golden Globe award-winning high school musical has announced a seven-date U.S. "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour, kicking off in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 18 -- just over a month after the show's anticipated return to…

  18. Lifehouse, "Smoke & Mirrors"

    February 19, 2010 3:16 PM EST Despite the title of their fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors," the members of rock act Lifehouse don't engage in any unexpected trickery. Like its predecessors, the new album is another solid set of no-frills, meat-and-potatoes rock, with plenty of catchy melodies,…

  19. Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman and Jay Sean, "I Made It"

    February 19, 2010 2:39 PM EST Kevin Rudolf and guests gloat about their rise to the top on the producer/singer's new single, "I Made It." "I look up to the sky/ And now the world is mine/ I've known it all my life/I made it, I made it," Rudolf belts on the party-perfect chorus, with help from…

  20. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life" to No. 1 for 10 weeks. Many…

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