1. Top 15 Hip-Hop Songs Referencing Steve Jobs

    October 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Even in death, Steve Jobs will continue to be a key player in the hip-hop and R&B world. By cementing the foundation of the musical digital age we live in, artists of any age, sex and race are able to create and perfect their craft anywhere, even in their parents' garage, as Jobs…

  2. Harry Shum Jr. Finds His Voice on 'Glee'

    October 03, 2011 9:00 PM EDT To the uninitiated, Harry Shum Jr. is jokingly known as the "Other Asian" on "Glee." He's been part of the hit show since the first season, joining the glee club as Mike Chang, the football player who can bust a move but can't sing. After a season of being…

  3. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  4. Grading 'Glee': Has the Series' Music Peaked on Billboard Charts?

    September 30, 2011 4:25 PM EDT The return of "Glee" to the small screen naturally brings the return of the "Glee" cast to the Billboard Hot 100 , as well as an extension of the troupe's record for most entries in the chart's history. The Fox ensemble sends three songs onto the Hot 100 from the…

  5. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which authorized and partnered in the project -- is…

  6. Kandi Gets Her Own Bravo Show, 'The Kandi Factory'

    September 29, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Kandi Burruss is willing to see if her success with making a hit out of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast mate Kim Zolciak's single, "Tardy For The Party," can be replicated and Bravo's cameras will be there to capture the whole process. The network announced…

  7. Far East Movement Peg Early 2012 for Second Album

    September 27, 2011 11:45 AM EDT After a whirlwind of success on the Billboard Hot 100 over the past year, Los Angeles hip-hop group Far*East Movement is hoping to release its bass-heavy sophomore album on Interscope/Cherrytree early next year, the act's Kev Nish tells Billboard.com. "We want to deliver it in the…

  8. Sheryl Crow to Pen Music for Broadway 'Diner'

    September 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Sheryl Crow has been tapped to write the music and lyrics for an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the 1982 film, "Diner" reports the New York Times. Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the movie -- a coming-of-age comedy that follows a group of friends in 1959 Baltimore -- will…

  9. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  10. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  11. Fashion Week: Farm Fantasy Looks For Spring & Kevin Jonas Watches Anna Sui's Diva Dance Party

    September 15, 2011 2:38 PM EDT The final days of fashion week are upon us. Designers are still going strong, exhibiting some of the most bizarre and regal creations of the week. From Jeremy Scott's farm fantasy looks to Douglas Hannant's glamour of Shanghai in the 1930s, Spring will blossom as a time of escapism…

  12. Lady Antebellum Talk Album's Huge Expectations, 'SNL' and Tour

    September 12, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Early indications are that Lady Antebellum can expect a big first week, and beyond, for its third album, "Own the Night." But the country group is taking nothing for granted, according to Dave Haywood. "You never quite know what's going to happen when the record comes out,…

  13. Green Day's Armstrong Booted From Plane Over Saggy Pants

    September 03, 2011 11:42 AM EDT Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank…

  14. Cash Money Goes Pop with Signing of Savvy

    September 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT There's no doubt that Cash Money Records has solidified its status as one of hip-hop's most successful labels. With such acts as the Hot Boys , Juvenile and Birdman laying the foundation, Cash Money has since powered up a franchise that includes hot upstarts Drake and Nicki Minaj…

  15. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  16. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Section.80,' New Album and Upcoming Videos

    September 02, 2011 6:00 PM EDT "I'm making music that represents my generation, their struggle," Kendrick Lamar told Billboard.com's The Juice before hitting the stage in NYC on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Lamar's refreshing style of storytelling has an uncanny way of connecting with his fans. This was…

  17. Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Upcoming Reality Show and Kevin Liles

    August 30, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Fans will get a sneak peak into the making of Keyshia Cole 's fifth studio album in her upcoming reality show, Family First. "We're in the studio now, working on a new album and doing [Family First] now too," Keyshia Cole told Billboard.com's The Juice. Keyshia Cole,…

  18. Best VMA Performance Ever? 28 Stars Make Their Picks

    August 29, 2011 2:00 PM EDT To celebrate the, we asked Billboard.com readers to pick the best performances in VMA history -- and not surprisingly, pop megastars including Michael Jackson , Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga came out on top of the tally. Well, we camped out on the black carpet on Sunday and came away…

  19. VMAs 2011: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    August 29, 2011 12:47 AM EDT As action-packed as the 28th annual VMAs were, not all of the excitement happened on the stage. Here's a baker's dozen things you did not see on TV that occurred before, during and after the show. VMAs: Katy Perry, Gaga & Pregnant Beyonce Steal the Show PHOTOS: RED CARPET | THE…

  20. Lady Antebellum: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 26, 2011 11:50 AM EDT The members of From its beginning the trio has been active on social media. All three members post messages to their nearly half a million Twitter followers and 5.6 million Facebook followers -- the fourth-most for a country act behind Taylor Swift , Johnny Cash and Carrie Underwood . The…

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