1. POTW Feb. 12: Rihanna, Daughtry, Lady Gaga

    February 12, 2010 3:08 PM EST Mother Nature may have spent the week dumping snow on the East Coast, but music's big stars turned up the heat by hitting sunny Florida for the Super Bowl and related festivities, warmed hearts at various Haiti earthquake benefits, and then got cool by hitting the red carpets of New York…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 …

  4. 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…

  5. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Guns N' Roses, Tiesto, Nick Jonas

    February 04, 2010 11:41 AM EST Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Brad Paisley tops the latest Hot Tours rankings with $2.2 million in box office grosses from his American Saturday Night Tour, currently on the road in the U.S. All four shows reported during the past week were sellouts with Columbus, Ohio's…

  6. Lady Antebellum, Lil Wayne To Dominate Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 03, 2010 3:15 PM EST Next week on the Billboard 200, look for Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" to hold atop the chart for a second week. The set could sell between 190,000 to 220,000 copies sold by week's end on Feb. 9. Lady Antebellum Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 That sales forecast is based…

  7. See A Preview Of Star-Studded 'We Are The World' Remake

    February 03, 2010 12:44 PM EST C eline Dion , Lil Wayne , Nick Jonas , Janet Jackson and dozens of other music stars gathered to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are the World" in Hollywood on Monday, and ABC News cameras were there to capture the historic moment. The recording was organized by Quincy…

  8. Video: Nick Jonas Discusses "Who I Am"

    February 03, 2010 11:32 AM EST "It was really this new sound that I was finding from some of my inspirations like Elvis Costello , Prince , Stevie Wonder -- all the guys I really admire," Nick Jonas says of the "heart and soul sound" he was going for on his new solo album, "Who I Am." Best…

  9. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." Like its predecessor, "We Are The World…

  10. Quincy Jones Gathers Stars For 'We Are The World' Haiti Session

    February 01, 2010 10:15 PM EST More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink , Celine Dion , Natalie Cole , the Jonas Brothers , Kanye West , Tony Bennett , Jennifer Hudson , Akon…

  11. 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…

  12. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 1:53 PM EST D rake , Lil Wayne , Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page , the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special performance" at Sunday night's…

  13. 'Hope' Conquers All, Katy Perry Gets Judgey on 'Idol'

    January 27, 2010 4:50 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Billboard.com and Fuse , Billboard.com editor Tye Comer is still in the hot seat to talk about the Hope for Haiti Now benefit album, which will be the first digital-only album to top the Billboard 200 in the chart's 54-year history. In…

  14. Katy Perry Gets Feisty At 'Idol' Auditions In L.A.

    January 27, 2010 10:04 AM EST "American Idol" continued its audition episodes on Tuesday night (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles, where a few hopefuls came out strong, others came dressed as Adam Lambert , and guest judge Katy Perry gave Kara DioGuardi a reality check. The latter highlight occurred in the episode's…

  15. 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…

  16. Photos of the Week: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber

    January 22, 2010 4:18 PM EST L ady Gaga and her "Monster Ball" tour blazed through New York City. Kanye West came out of hiding at Paris Fashion Week. Paul McCartney got chummy with Joe Jonas . Amy Winehouse went to court again, and Justin Bieber showed love for his fans. It all happened this week, and we'…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  20. 'American Idol' Premieres, Victoria Beckham Faces Off With Simon Cowell

    January 12, 2010 11:01 PM EST The ninth season of "American Idol" premiered Tuesday night (Jan. 12) on Fox amidst widespread chatter about Simon Cowell, who announced Monday he was leaving "Idol" to bring "The X Factor" to the U.S. in 2011. "Idol" kicked off its audition rounds in…

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