1. Big Time Rush Brings Boy Bands Back

    October 13, 2010 4:35 PM EDT It's been nearly a decade since the Backstreet Boys and *Nsync ruled the charts, but all of those who thought the era of boy bands was dead and gone are about to stand corrected. Nickelodeon is bringing synchronized dancing, catchy melodies and precision harmonies back in the form of Big…

  2. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Keeps Oxygen Tank in Dressing Room, Kevin Jonas May Become a Father

    October 08, 2010 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Keeps Oxygen Tank in Dressing Room Among her eccentricities, Lady Gaga reportedly requests that an oxygen tank be kept in her dressing room while on tour, as well as a jar of honey. The singer also abides…

  3. 'Social Network' Trailer Lands Record Deal for Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    October 01, 2010 12:15 PM EDT The two-minute trailer for David Fincher's "The Social Network" features shots of alcohol-filled college parties, scantily clad teenage girls and Justin Timberlake -- seemingly the perfect recipe for a light teen comedy. Yet as a cover of Radiohead 's "Creep"…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Reveals Album Artwork, Bruce Springsteen Crashes Engagement Photo

    September 29, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Reveals Album Cover for "Loud" Rihanna has revealed the album cover artwork for her soon-to-be-released "Loud," unveiling it piece-by-piece on her official website. The image is a close…

  5. Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards

    September 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and acknowledges the…

  6. Katy Perry Video Pulled from 'Sesame Street'

    September 23, 2010 10:40 AM EDT K aty Perry's taped performance for "Sesame Street," which was released to YouTube earlier this week and drew complaints from parents due to the pop star's controversial attire, will no longer air on the children's show, creator Sesame Workshop said Thursday morning …

  7. POTW: Jessica Simpson, Kevin Jonas, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus

    September 10, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jessica Simpson strutted on the catwalk, Kevin Jonas got his "good samaritan" on, Taylor Swift posed with hunky football players, Miley Cyrus took a stroll with brother Braison, Ashley Tisdale attended Fashion's Night Out, Fantasia hit the "106 & Park" stage, Lady…

  8. Selena Gomez and the Scene, "A Year Without Rain"

    September 10, 2010 3:56 PM EDT "A Year Without Rain" finds Selena Gomez (and evidently her band, the Scene) tackling a succession of standard-issue tween-pop topics: how awesome love is ("Off the Chain"), how sucky bad days are ("Intuition") and how powerless we mere mortals are in the face of…

  9. Britney Spears: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is 'Unfortunate'

    September 09, 2010 3:49 PM EDT B ritney Spears on Thursday denied accusations by Fernando Flores, a former bodyguard, that she caused him emotional distress by repeatedly parading herself around in the nude and having sex in front of him. A statement posted Thursday on the 28-year-old pop star's website , said she and…

  10. Britney Spears' Ex Disputes Child Abuse Claims

    September 09, 2010 8:50 AM EDT An attorney for Britney Spears ' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer's security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday (Sept. 8) claiming sexual harassment and…

  11. Chris Brown Scores No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart with 'Deuces'

    September 03, 2010 12:17 AM EDT C hris Brown returns to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time since 2006, as "Deuces" jumps from No. 2 to No. 1 this week. Hitting the top in just its ninth week on the list, it ties for the year's fastest climb to No. 1. In April, Monica's "…

  12. Female MCs Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa Celebrated in 'My Mic Sounds Nice' Doc

    August 29, 2010 10:00 AM EDT M issy Elliott says she was 14 when she did it the first time. Eve was 11. Diamond was 14, while Yo-Yo and Lady of Rage were 15 and 12. Reminiscing about the first time they reeled off rhymes is one of several topics these and other female MCs -- including MC Lyte , Trina , the Poetess and…

  13. 'Glee' Launches Clothing Line

    August 24, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Gleeks can now wear their love for their favorite show: a new "Glee" fashion apparel line has debuted exclusively at Macy's, with T-shirts, tops and hoodies inspired by the smash musical series. Macy's debuted the "Glee" line on Sunday (Aug. 22) at Los Angeles&…

  14. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard Talks Brad, PJ & More

    August 23, 2010 5:00 PM EDT On a sunny Friday afternoon (Aug. 20) in a quiet corner of Manhattan's downtown-cool Tribeca neighborhood, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard sat down to chat about the tour and years-in-the-making new album, "Best Friends?," by his long-running other band, the soulful, funky…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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