1. Concert Charts: Joel & John Team Up To Top Latest Concert Tally

    July 29, 2009 7:03 PM EDT Co-headliners Billy Joel and Elton John top the Hot Tours ranking with totals from two venues on their 2009 "Face2Face" tour. Although a majority of their dates have been arena performances, a couple of stadiums were also on the schedule this summer, including a stop at Gillette…

  2. Demi Lovato Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, But Michael Jackson Still Reigns

    July 29, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Demi Lovato rules the Billboard 200 chart this week, as the Disney singer/actress' sophomore album "Here We Go Again" (Hollywood Records) debuts at No. 1 with 108,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first set, "Don't Forget," bowed at No. 2 less…

  3. Viral Wedding Video Gives Chris Brown's 'Forever' A Boost

    July 28, 2009 5:17 PM EDT When newlyweds Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz asked their wedding party to turn their wedding into a party the result was the latest YouTube hit "JK Wedding Entrance," which featured the entire cast dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever." Just five days…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  5. Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

    July 20, 2009 9:07 AM EDT Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear she'll be back. Sonenberg began…

  6. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  7. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  8. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Hit The Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:04 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  9. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Debut High On Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  10. Diane Birch Breaking Out With 'Bible Belt' On 'Mom Blogs'

    July 15, 2009 4:39 PM EDT During the past month, S-Curve artist Diane Birch has been quietly separating herself from the crowded field of aspiring female singer/songwriters—thanks primarily to a viral campaign targeting "mom blogs." While Birch's debut album, "Bible Belt," last month peaked at…

  11. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now," also opened at No. 1 with a then-best 296…

  12. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now," also opened at No. 1 with a then-best 296…

  13. Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times"

    July 15, 2009 10:25 AM EDT Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" Album Review …

  14. Guns N' Roses Leak Blogger Sentenced

    July 14, 2009 5:20 PM EDT A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" to a year's probation. Blogger Kevin Cogill (KOH'gill) will also serve two months of home confinement, subject his computers to government scrutiny,…

  15. Jimmy Wayne, "I'll Be That"

    July 13, 2009 6:04 PM EDT The latest single hitting country radio from Jimmy Wayne 's current album, "Do You Believe Me Now," is another solid outing from the talented singer/songwriter. Penned by Wayne, Kevin Paige and Bob Regan, it's a terrific uptempo tune with a sensual lyric that will resonate…

  16. Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times"

    July 13, 2009 12:15 PM EDT It's come to this: The Jonas Brothers are writing lyrics that include the word "bitch." To be fair, the term is just implied in the song "Poison Ivy." The full lyric is "Everybody gets the itch/Everybody hates that..." with the final word bleeped out - but…

  17. Cobra Starship Gets Leighton Meester Into 'Hot Mess'

    July 13, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta knows he shouldn't be takling this much -- let alone recording a new album, touring nonstop and doing interviews -- but he just can't quit. "I haven't really given my voice a rest," says the singer, exasperated and still recovering…

  18. Jordin Sparks At Peace With 'Battlefield'

    July 13, 2009 10:58 AM EDT Jordin Sparks' sophomore album, "Battlefield," was much more peaceable to make than its title might imply. In fact, the season six "American Idol" champ says the set, due out July 21, was significantly less chaotic to make than her platinum 2007 debut. "With the…

  19. Jordin Sparks At Peace With 'Battlefield'

    July 13, 2009 10:54 AM EDT Jordin Sparks ' sophomore album, "Battlefield," was much more peaceable to make than its title might imply. In fact, the season six "American Idol" champ says the set, due out July 21, was significantly less chaotic to make than her platinum 2007 debut . "With…

  20. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 9:01 AM EDT In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzzle pieces about Jackson's health and…

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