1. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- Cherrytree Records founder, Interscope…

  2. Former t.A.T.u. Member Lena Katina Returns with ‘Who I Am’: Single Premiere

    October 01, 2014 10:38 AM EDT Lena Katina, best known as one-half of the defunct Russian pop group t.A.T.u. , has spent the past couple years crafting her solo debut in Los Angeles, and is ready to launch her first album's lead single. Listen to the singer’s “Who I Am,” premiering exclusively on Billboard.com: “Who…

  3. t.A.T.u.'s Faux-Lesbian Singer Wouldn't Accept a Gay Son

    September 19, 2014 1:30 PM EDT In the video for Russian pop duo  t.A.T.u. 's first hit "All The Things She Said" -- which peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100  more than 10 years ago -- Yulia Volkova and her band mate Lena Katina kissed and ran around in the rain. Despite playing up the image, the duo…

  4. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  5. Russian Pop Act t.A.T.u. Performing at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony: Report

    February 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST MOSCOW - The fake lesbian Russian pop act t.A.T.u., who enjoyed global popularity in the mid-2000s, will perform at the Sochi Olympics' opening ceremony on Feb. 7, the Russian media reported . According to reports, which quoted eyewitnesses of the ceremony's rehearsals, Lena Katina…

  6. Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)

    February 27, 2012 6:15 PM EST The 20-year-old bows with his second chart entry, "Wanted." Hear an exclusive live version of the ballad, performed at Billboard's offices. Plus, Carrie Underwood storms the chart's top 30. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  7. T.A.T.u. Calls It Quits Following Release of Remix Album

    April 04, 2011 5:21 PM EDT With the U.S. release of its official remix album "Waste Management Remixes" last Tuesday (Mar. 29), Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. has found a nice spot to end its decade-long career and pursue solo material, according to singer Lena Katina. "We've been doing our own thing for…

  8. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  9. Sugababes, Melua Repeat With U.K. No. 1s

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British female pop-R&B trio Sugababes scored their fourth No. 1 single as "Push the Button" (Island) went straight to the top of the new U.K. singles chart, published yesterday (Oct. 2). Meanwhile British female pop-R&B trio Sugababes scored their fourth No. 1 single as …

  10. t.A.T.u. Drafts Sting, Carpenter For New CD

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. has enlisted such unlikely collaborators as Sting and the Carpenters' Richard Carpenter for its sophomore album, "Dangerous and Moving." Due Oct. 11 via Interscope, the 12-tra Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. has enlisted such unlikely collaborators as Sting…

  11. Winans Ready To 'Celebrate' New Album After Illness

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. You would be hard pressed to find someone with a more powerful testimony than Ron Winans. After literally dying on the operating table, he survived, thrived and now returns with a new album, "Family & Friends 5: A Celebration."…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jingle Ball, Cash Tribute, t.A.T.u.

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on WHTZ New York's (Z100) Jingle Ball, the Johnny Cash Musical Tribute, and t.A.T.u. Jay Z, Beyoncé, matchbox twenty, Sean Paul, Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch are among the artists confirmed for New York radio station WHTZ's (Z100) annual Jingle Ball concert. The event…

  13. 200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Videogenic Russian teens Lena Katina and Julia Volkova are T.A.T.U., the first Eastern European recording act to sell more than 1 million albums in Europe. Videogenic Russian teens Lena Katina and Julia Volkova are T.A.T.U., the first Eastern European recording act to sell more than 1 million…