1. Kenny Chesney's 'Hemingway's Whiskey': Track-By-Track Preview

    August 20, 2010 10:11 AM EDT Kenny Chesney 's new album "Hemingway's Whiskey" isn't out until Sept. 28, but the Country chart-topper gave Billboard an in-depth preview, discussing the record's 11 songs track by track, and in the process revealing how he sees himself in his fans, his thoughts…

  2. Chelsea Handler Hosting MTV VMAs

    August 19, 2010 11:35 AM EDT Late-night host Chelsea Handler is bringing her irreverent comedy to the MTV crowd as the host of the 2010 Video Music Awards. The comedian announced the gig last night (Aug. 18) on her E! talk show, "Chelsea Lately." "Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop…

  3. New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Talking Joint Tour

    August 18, 2010 4:50 PM EDT The ultimate boy band tour could be coming soon to an arena near you. New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are close to signing a deal with Live Nation Entertainment which could lead to a joint tour as early as March 2011, E! News reports . The members of NKOTB and BSB may be…

  4. Chart Champs: Athletes-Turned-Musicians

    August 17, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Never mind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. The most popular and productive member of the Miami Heat is Carlos Arroyo. At least, according to one of Billboard's charts. Arroyo has taken his talents to the Latin Rhythm Airplay survey, where his new reggaeton single, "Se Va…

  5. Chris Brown Regains Chart Momentum Through 'Deuces'

    August 13, 2010 6:10 PM EDT C hris Brown may be hitting his musical stride again. Notching Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second straight week, the singer is this close to notching a top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Deuces." The breakup song-featuring Tyga and Kevin…

  6. Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"

    August 13, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland are poised for a whopping pop crossover with "Stuck Like Glue," which has already achieved the chart milestone of highest Billboard Hot 100 debut (No. 20) for a country duo or group. Co-written with Better Than Ezra 's Kevin…

  7. POTW: Kevin Jonas, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Rihanna

    August 13, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Kevin Jonas pitched at the baseball game, Jay-Z embraced Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga crowd-surfed, Rihanna showed off her new tattoo, Ke$ha got comfy on the "Today" show, Katy Perry emulated "Ugly Betty," Ciara and Justin Bieber got cozy, Rick Ross , Fabolous and Jay posed…

  8. 'Glee' Cast Showcased in Comic Book

    August 12, 2010 2:10 PM EDT "G lee " has already conquered television, music, and touring, and now the show will invade the world of comic books. Bluewater Productions has named the cast of the hit TV series as the centerpiece for the next installation of their "Fame" biographical comic series. "…

  9. 'I'd Love' a Led Zeppelin Reunion: Jason Bonham

    August 12, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" show that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea. "I'm not going to hide it from them," Bonham, who filled…

  10. Lea Michele Teases Justin Timberlake 'Glee' Episode

    August 12, 2010 10:28 AM EDT Forget social misfit: Lea Michele may actually be "Most Likely to Succeed" on Emmy night for her turn as Rachel Berry on Fox's musical comedy sensation "Glee." Michele recently dished to The Hollywood Reporter about shifting from Broadway to television comedienne, her…

  11. Britney Spears to Appear on 'Glee'

    August 10, 2010 5:59 PM EDT B ritney Spears is set to play a cameo role in an episode of TV musical comedy "Glee" that will be devoted to the pop star's music, the show's creator Ryan Murphy said on Tuesday (Aug. 10). But the episode in the upcoming second season of the hit television show will not…

  12. Kevin Smith on Movies, Music and Morris Day

    August 08, 2010 10:45 PM EDT This weekend's bonus Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, features director and writer Kevin Smith, who's been making movies for 17 years. We caught up with him at Comic Con to talk about how he chooses music for his films, musical numbers in "Clerks II,"…

  13. Stereo Skyline Builds Solid Foundation on 'Repeat'

    August 08, 2010 10:00 AM EDT On the road for the last two years, Stereo Skyline! is watching its hard work pay off. The Long Island, N.Y., pop-punk band's first album, "Stuck on Repeat" (Columbia/Sony), debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 4,000 copies in its first week,…

  14. Exclusive Jonas Brothers Backstage Tour

    August 07, 2010 9:55 AM EDT "We're getting geared up for our 2010 summer tour and I'm going to show you the backstage area and a little bit of my style of our crib backstage," says Jonas Brother Joe Jonas as he takes Billboard's cameras, and you, on an intimate tour of the band's live set…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  16. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  17. 'Glee' to Feature Susan Boyle, Paul McCartney Music

    August 03, 2010 8:00 AM EDT S usan Boyle and the music of Paul McCartney are to be featured in the new season of TV musical comedy "Glee" -- joining a growing list of performers eager to be associated with the hit show. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy told reporters on Monday that Boyle -- who found…

  18. Of Montreal and Solange Knowles Sing 'Sex' On Fallon

    July 30, 2010 8:57 AM EDT We haven't seen or heard much from Solange Knowles lately -- the R&B/pop singer has reportedly been recording her new album. But Beyonce's little sister took a break from the studio to make a musical appearance last night (July 29), performing with Of Montreal on "Late…

  19. REO Speedwagon Plans 'Hi Infidelty' 30th Anniversary Reissue, Tour

    July 28, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Though REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin says that he's "not one for nostalgia," he's enthusiastic about the band's two-year plan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, 1980's "Hi Infidelity" -- which includes a deluxe…

  20. 'Glee' Creator Dishes on Britney Spears, Rocky Horror Episodes at Comic-Con

    July 26, 2010 5:23 PM EDT "G lee" diehards were treated to more season two spoilers at a Sunday (July 25) afternoon panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where co-creator Ryan Murphy shared details about the hit series' much-anticipated Britney Spears episode . "The episode will be called "Britney…

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