1. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and comedian Aziz Ansari, a surprise show at New…

  2. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kid Cudi, Cee Lo Green, Trey Songz

    November 19, 2010 2:16 PM EST Kid Cudi breaks open at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" as the title moves 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His debut "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day" opened at No. 5 on R&B/Hip…

  3. 'Glee' Tour To Visit U.K.

    November 19, 2010 10:28 AM EST The cast of "Glee" is to play a five-date tour of the United Kingdom next summer. Beginning June 22, the U.K. trek, which features "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale, among others, kicks off at Manchester MEN Arena, followed…

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  5. Backstreet Boys Reunite For 'Oprah'

    November 05, 2010 11:55 AM EDT O prah made dreams come true during her "Teen Idol Extravaganza" episode yesterday (Nov. 4). No, she didn't give everyone a car, but she did give them the Backstreet Boys -- and in some circles that's just as epic. The "Oprah" performance was the first time all…

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lil Wayne, Tech N9ne, Trey Songz

    November 05, 2010 11:51 AM EDT Lil Wayne 's "I Am Not A Human Being" ties Alicia Keys ' "The Element Of Freedom" for the year's third longest run at No. 1 as it picks up a fifth week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Eminem 's "Recovery" leads the pack with 17 weeks at the…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Mark Salling

    November 04, 2010 5:55 PM EDT QUEEN OF STARTS, PART 1: While "Speak Now" storms in atop the Billboard 200 , becoming the first album since 2005 to begin with sales of more than a million , according to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor Swift 's chart domination extends to the Billboard Hot 100 . Ten titles from the…

  8. Rock Mafia Recruits Miley Cyrus For 'The Big Bang' Video

    November 02, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Welcome to the latest stop on Miley Cyrus 's path to prove that she's a fully grown woman and ensure that she is never called Hannah Montana again. In her most recent endeavor, Cyrus is playing video star for the Rock Mafia song, "The Big Bang." Video: Rock Mafia, "…

  9. 'Glee' Does 'Time Warp' for 'Rocky Horror' Episode

    October 19, 2010 11:27 AM EDT They started with Madonna . They did it again with Britney . Now they're taking on " The Rocky Horror Picture Show. " That's right, the next episode of " Glee " will be a tribute to the 1970s cult classic film, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.…

  10. Jack Johnson:Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Honoree

    October 18, 2010 1:23 PM EDT For his many charitable humanitarian and pro-environment works, Jack Johnson is the recipient of Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian honor, which will be awarded to Johnson at Billboard's 7th Annual Touring Awards on Nov. 4 in New York, recognizes the philanthropic…

  11. Jesse McCartney Will Let Fans 'Have It All' in January 2011

    October 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Pop singer Jesse McCartney will follow 2008's "Departure" with "Have It All," his fourth full-length set for a January 2011 release on Hollywood Records. The singer worked with "Departure" producer Sean Garrett, Kevin Rudolf and Young Money rapper Tyga on…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. '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"…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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 …

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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