1. Katy Perry Announces Free Concert, Talks Babies on 'Ellen'

    November 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST To toast a year in which she made Hot 100 history, launched a sprawling world tour, earned the top prize at the MTV VMAs and stayed married to Russell Brand, Katy Perry is performing a free concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, a day after she wraps up her California Dreams…

  2. Jay-Z's 'Occupy Wall Street' T-Shirt Won't Benefit Protestors

    November 11, 2011 12:05 PM EST Jay-Z is releasing a new line of T-shirts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday via his Rocawear clothing label, but he doesn't plan to share any of the profits with the protesters. The rapper was recently seen wearing one of the shirts, which tweaks the phrase "…

  3. Rihanna Unveils 'You da One' Single: Listen

    November 11, 2011 9:50 AM EST As promised, Rihanna has unveiled "You da One," the second single from her sixth studio album "Talk That Talk," 10 days before the album's release. The pop star let fans "unlock" the song on her Facebook page beginning Friday morning (Nov. 11). Slated as the…

  4. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Journey, Jason Aldean Win Big

    November 10, 2011 9:35 PM EST U2 , Journey , Kenny Chesney , Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Presents (Top U.S. Indie Promoter), Front Line…

  5. Doris Day's 'My Heart' To Receive December U.S. Release

    November 10, 2011 5:35 PM EST After "My Heart," legendary singer/actress Doris Day 's first studio album in 17 years, was released in the U.K. in September, the album will finally receive a stateside release on Dec. 2. The 13-song album is dedicated to Day's son, Terry Melcher, who died of melanoma in…

  6. R. Kelly Sings About Surgery, Tells Critics to 'Shut Up' on New Track

    November 10, 2011 1:10 PM EST After undergoing throat surgery in July and apparently being doubted by each and every one of the haters, R. Kelly has triumphantly returned to the microphone to tell his apparent critics, succinctly, "Shut Up." The R&B vet posted the new song on his Twitter account early on…

  7. Rihanna Preps 'You da One' Single, Samples The XX

    November 10, 2011 11:50 AM EST Continuing her rapid-fire release schedule, Rihanna will reportedly unveil the second single from her forthcoming album "Talk That Talk" on Friday (Nov. 11), just as "We Found Love" stays strong at the top of the Hot 100 . "You da One" will officially be posted…

  8. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there was a lot that you didn't see that went…

  9. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as…

  10. 2011 CMAs: The Stars Have Arrived

    November 09, 2011 8:00 PM EST There will be no shortage of star power at the 2011 Country Music Awards. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood sparkled on the red carpet before the Nashville, Tenn., ceremony on Wednesday night -- literally, thanks to their studded gowns. Country's leading ladies were joined by the…

  11. Watching The Throne Live: A Juice-y Debate

    November 09, 2011 4:40 PM EST On Saturday (Nov. 5), Kanye West and Jay-Z kicked off their four-day (Nov. 5 - 8) NYC area run of "Watch the Throne" tour dates and Billboard.com was there in force. Jason Lipshutz (Assistant Editor and emo hip-hop aficionado like myself) and I trekked to New Jersey's IZOD…

  12. CMAs Preview & Predictions: Entertainer of the Year

    November 09, 2011 4:40 PM EST It's a man's world, especially for the entertainer of the year category at tonight's CMAs. It's a near-carbon copy of the male vocalist nominees, save for a Taylor Swift-Kenny Chesney swap. To get you ready for the big show (Tonight on ABC at 8/7c) The 615 is offering our…

  13. CMAs Preview & Predictions: Male Vocalist

    November 08, 2011 1:15 PM EST The male vocalist category at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards is stacked with titans of (the music) industry, but only one guy can win it. To get you ready for the big show (Wednesday night at 8/7c) The 615 is offering our pick, and it probably won't come as a surprise.…

  14. Justin Bieber Gets Animated in 'Santa Claus' Video: Watch

    November 08, 2011 11:30 AM EST For Justin Bieber fans who enjoyed the romantic "Mistletoe" video but pined for a more kid-friendly visual from his "Under The Mistletoe" album, the pop star has turned himself into an animated hero for the "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" clip, which hit Vevo on…

  15. Aaron Carter on His Off-Broadway Debut and His 'Mature' Next Album

    November 07, 2011 4:05 PM EST After rising to fame as a teen pop star, Aaron Carter will make his Off-Broadway bow tonight (Nov. 7) in a starring role in "The Fantasticks," the long-running musical now at the Snapple Threatre in Manhattan. Although he was showcased in a supporting role in Broadway's "…

  16. Odd Future's Left Brain Hit With Lawsuit by Photographer

    November 07, 2011 1:25 PM EST Photographer Amy Harris has opted to file a police report against Vyron Turner, better known as Odd Future member Left Brain, after the rapper allegedly struck the journalist during a performance at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 30. Although she has not discussed the specific…

  17. Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

    November 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST As expected, Radiohead will head out on an extensive U.S. tour next year in support of their eighth album, "The King of Limbs." The group announced the first dates of its 2012 North American trek on Monday (Nov. 7). The tour, which will feature ethereal indie rockers Other Lives as…

  18. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1,…

  19. Lady Gaga Gets Her Own Thanksgiving TV Special

    November 03, 2011 6:20 PM EDT For those who aren't interested in watching NFL games or, you know, spending time talking to their families on Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga is offering an alternative in the form of her first holiday special. According to the Los Angeles Times , "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" will air…

  20. Tegan and Sara's Tegan Quin on 'Get Along,' Their Next Album and The Tyler Controversy

    November 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT As they gear up to start recording their seventh studio album -- their first full-length as thirtysomethings -- Tegan and Sara have decided to look back on the past decade with "Get Along," a live DVD/CD release that hits stores Nov. 15 through Warner Bros. Records. With three films…

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