1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. '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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's …

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

  9. Lifehouse, "Halfway Gone"

    January 29, 2010 3:47 PM EST A decade into its career, Lifehouse is on the verge of releasing its fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors"-the follow-up to 2007's "Who We Are," which had three top 40 hits. "Halfway Gone," the set's lead single, reminds listeners that there's…

  10. Drake, Ke$ha Join Bamboozle Lineup

    January 26, 2010 10:29 AM EST D rake and Ke$ha are the latest acts to be added to The Bamboozle Festival roster, joining the likes of MGMT , Paramore , Mike Posner and headliners Weezer , among others. Drake will be performing right before Paramore on May 1 and Ke$ha on both May 1 and 2. Others recently announced…

  11. Billboard Bits: Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Britney Spears And More

    January 20, 2010 5:16 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance has finished recording its long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 album "The Black Parade," and may be considering some less-than-stadium-sized shows for the group's…

  12. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  13. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  14. Three 6 Mafia "Laws Of Power" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:20 PM EST Three 6 Mafia "Laws of Power" (Hypnotize Minds/Columbia/Sony) Release Date: March 30, 2010 The Academy Award-winning duo of DJ Paul and Juicy J takes the law into its own hands on their March release "Laws of Power." Each song title on the CD represents a law: the law of…

  15. Ozzy Osbourne "Soul Sucka" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:34 PM EST Ozzy Osbourne, "Soul Sucka" (Epic) Release Date: June 2010 The Prince of Darkness has returned to the dimmed confines of his home studio in Los Angeles to work on his first album since 2007's gold-certified "Black Rain." Kevin Churko, that album's co-producer and…

  16. Nick Jonas & The Administration "Who I Am" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:15 PM EST Nick Jonas and the Administration, "Who I Am" (Hollywood) Release Date: Feb. 2 <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:…

  17. 'Glee' Renewed For Second Season

    January 11, 2010 2:19 PM EST Fox has given an early second-season renewal to breakout freshman dramedy "Glee." The show also is launching a nationwide casting search to fill new roles for season two. The auditions will start in February and will be open to amateurs and professionals between the ages of 16-26. …

  18. Patty Griffin Returns With Gospel Inspired 'Downtown Church'

    January 07, 2010 5:33 PM EST Country traditionalist Patty Griffin will return on Jan. 26 with "Downtown Church," her seventh studio record and her fifth for ATO. As the title suggests, the fourteen tracks were recorded at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, with the likes of Emmylou Harris , Shawn…

  19. People's Choice Highlights: Cobra Starship, Mariah, Keith Urban, & More

    January 07, 2010 3:25 PM EST The People's Choice Awards run the gamut from music and movies to TV shows and the occasional oddball category -- "Favorite Web Celeb," anyone? -- but if you care most about the music, then here are the top five moments from last night's show . 1) Cobra Starship was hardly…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK," which leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a…

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