1. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop&…

  2. Joe Jonas Performs New Solo Songs At Paper Mag Party

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Last night (June 6) at the Sounds Like Paper Magazine Party at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, Joe Jonas performed four songs from his upcoming solo debut -- his first musical foray since older brother Kevin got married and the Jonas Brothers went on an unofficial hiatus more than a year ago.…

  3. Song Premiere: Carolina Liar Unveil Their New Single, 'Drown'

    July 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Carolina Liar , the L.A.-based rock quartet who debuted with 2008 full-length "Coming To Terms" and spent time on the road with OneRepublic and Rob Thomas , will return with their sophomore effort, "Wild Blessed Freedom," on Sept. 27. The group, which will self-release the…

  4. Queensryche Toasts 30th Anniversary with 'Dedicated to Chaos' Album

    July 05, 2011 3:45 PM EDT When a group is trying to break into the business, there are plenty of ways to get attention. It can get a jump-start by self-recording its first album and distributing it online. It can build a social networking force the same way. If it makes the right contacts, it can even get a synch…

  5. Big Sean 'Finally Famous,' Preps Tour with Wiz Khalifa

    July 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "So the last shall be first, and the first, last." So goes the passage from the book of Matthew in the King James Bible. But scripture wasn't on the mind of Island Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean when he wrote "My Last," the lead single from his debut album, …

  6. Chris Brown Remixes 'Marvins Room,' Drake Drops Official Video: Watch

    June 28, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Early this morning (June 28), Drake debuted the official video for his drunk dialing, emo track "Marvin's Room." Drizzy gets tipsy through out Toronto night spots while wishing he was with an unavailable ex-girlfriend. Drake Sets 'Take Care' Release Date, Gets Emo on …

  7. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

  8. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious reality show spoof "The Real Husbands…

  9. Billboard Bits: Sean Kingston Released from Hospital, Kreayshawn Directing RHCP Video

    June 23, 2011 8:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sean Kingston Released From Hospital Sean Kingston has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami three weeks after being involved in a jet ski accident that left him in critical condition. The pop…

  10. Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Talks Surprise Acts, Tour Changes

    June 21, 2011 3:50 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour kicks off on Friday (June 24) in Dallas, and tour founder Kevin Lyman has a lot of surprises in store. Over the last 17 years, Warped has grown from just over 25,000 attendees to an estimated 580,000 this summer, and although prices have risen proportionally, Lyman says…

  11. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  12. Debbie Gibson: Co-Star Katy Perry 'Raising The Bar' With 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 15, 2011 10:05 AM EDT K aty Perry 's video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" not only sports cameos from such Generation Y stars as Rebecca Black , Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, but it also pays tribute to those who know that before it was the title of a Perry song, "E.T." was a…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  14. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." Next are the singer/songwriter's first…

  15. Katy Perry Parties With Rebecca Black, 'Glee' Cast in 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 13, 2011 1:09 AM EDT In her new video for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," Katy Perry is having a full-on John Hughes moment. In addition to the video's glorious '80s teen flick feeling, "Last Friday Night" features an onslaught of truly random cameos. Those celebs included: recent butt…

  16. Journey Attempts 'More Stadium Rock Record' With 'Eclipse'

    June 10, 2011 1:40 PM EDT A clear idea for Journey 's new album, "Eclipse," led guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon to turn "downright belligerent" in the studio with his bandmates and co-producer Kevin Shirley. "I went in with not only confidence but I was... hard-headed about making…

  17. Black Country Communion 'Went from a Side Project to a Band,' Says Bonham

    June 09, 2011 2:22 PM EDT It's almost unheard of for any band these days to release two albums just nine months apart, but Glenn Hughes says that's one of the things that makes Black Country Communion "a freak of nature." "I've never been in a situation in a band before that's like…

  18. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  19. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  20. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 03, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Brown says that prior to launching Broken Bow in 1999, he had invested in other artist development projects. "I found out quickly that by the time the label got through…

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