1. Random Axe: 5 Things You Should Know About the Rap Supergroup

    June 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Random Axe, the hip-hop supergroup featuring Sean Price , Black Milk and Guilty Simpson , released their long-awaited self-titled debut album last Tuesday (June 14) on Duck Down Music. The 15-track album arrives after the trio first started mulling a collaborative effort in 2008, with Detroit…

  2. Santigold Promises 'Dynamic, Powerful' Second Album This Fall

    June 22, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Pop singer/songwriter Santigold tells Billboard.com that she is working out the "last-minute details" of her anticipated sophomore album and will release the full-length this fall on Downtown/Atlantic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, Jamaica and New York, the new album features…

  3. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single, J. Cole Announces Debut Album

    June 21, 2011 7:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single "The Voice" judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have combined forced for "Moves Like Jagger," a new single posted on…

  4. 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Alpocalypse': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 2:05 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic knows better than anyone that the pop music landscape can change in the blink of an eye. It's been five years since the master satirist released his last full-length, "Straight Outta Lynwood," which featured a send-up of Chamillionaire 's…

  5. Lupe Fiasco Argues on 'O'Reilly Factor,' Defends Calling Obama a 'Terrorist'

    June 21, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco butted heads with Bill O'Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama -- whom he once again called a "terrorist" -- in an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" that aired on Monday (June 20). After the Fox News host showed a clip from…

  6. Black Veil Brides Singer Shatters Three Ribs in Stage Fall: Watch

    June 20, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Black Veil Brides singer Andy "Andy Six" Biersack fractured three ribs after falling from a balcony at the hard rock group's show in Hollywood on Saturday (June 18). In a fan-shot video of the incident, Biersack can be seen climbing a side balcony at the Hollywood and Highland…

  7. Sean Kingston, 'Feeling a Lot Better,' Tweets New Photo

    June 20, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Three weeks after a jet ski accident landed Sean Kingston in critical condition at a Miami hospital, the pop star has let his fans know that he's "feeling alot better" and posted a picture of himself on Twitter on Sunday (June 19). "Feeling alot better! GOD IS GREAT!…

  8. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    June 20, 2011 11:43 AM EDT A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said. Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug and alcohol-related problems during the Electric Daisy Carnival,…

  9. Billboard Bits: First Tom Cruise 'Rock of Ages' Pic, Cee Lo Denies Homophobia Charge

    June 17, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tom Cruise Rocks in First 'Ages' Look A photo of Tom Cruise playing the character Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages" has been released, and it's…

  10. Video: Britney Spears Kicks Off Femme Fatale Tour in Sacramento

    June 17, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Britney Spears made her long-awaited arena return when her Femme Fatale tour kicked off at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday (June 16). A slew of fan videos recorded last night capture the pop star running through her stacked back catalogue, along with new hits…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" for most frames tallied at the summit…

  12. 50 Cent Releases New Track, 'Outlaw': Listen

    June 16, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Currently in the middle of some label drama regarding his in-the-works fifth full-length , "Black Magic," 50 Cent decided to take matters into his own hands and released a new album track, "Outlaw," on Thursday (June 16). "Ok fuck it I'm putting the first song…

  13. Billboard Bits: Xtina Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges, Incubus Goes On Display For Fans

    June 16, 2011 7:06 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges: Report In an extensive look behind NBC's "The Voice," The Hollywood Reporter uncovers a substantial disparity in its judges'…

  14. Video: Big K.R.I.T. on 'Return of 4eva' and Dream Collaborators

    June 16, 2011 4:13 PM EDT In the spring of 2010, Big K.R.I.T. was out of money and close to giving up on music. 15 months, two acclaimed mixtapes and one deal with Def Jam later, the 24-year-old MC/producer (real name: Justin Scott) is the toast of the indie rap world. After gracing the cover of XXL's 2011…

  15. J. Cole Eyeing Late Summer Release for 'Heavy' Debut Album

    June 15, 2011 3:30 PM EDT While J. Cole continues rocking crowds with his mixtape material as support on Rihanna 's Loud tour, the North Carolina rapper tells Billboard.com that his oft-delayed debut album will finally be released at "the back end of the summer," and will have an official title and…

  16. Adele 'Rolling' Along Atop Hot 100, Jason Aldean & Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released Thursday (June 16) on Billboard.com, while Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj enter the top 10. "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop Radio Songs (151 million in…

  17. Lady Gaga to Premiere 'Glory' Video on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    June 15, 2011 2:22 PM EDT Lady Gaga has announced that the next visual for her "Born This Way" album, the music video for "The Edge of Glory," will premiere during a new episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" on Thursday night (June 16). "Tomorrow during America's So You Think…

  18. Adele Reclaims No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Book of Mormon' Makes History

    June 15, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" returns, as expected, to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a tenth non-consecutive week (114,000; down 5%) and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" falls to No. 2 (100,000; down 42%), the real news is the stunning re-entry at No. 3.…

  19. Billboard Bits: Madonna Heading into Studio, Bruce Springsteen Talks Clarence Clemons' Stroke

    June 14, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Heading to Studio Next Month, Says Manager Madonna 's manager Guy Oseary announced on Twitter that the pop star "goes into the recording studio next month to begin work"on the follow-up to…

  20. Bad Meets Evil, 'Hell: The Sequel': Track-By-Track Review

    June 14, 2011 3:49 PM EDT What exactly does "Hell: The Sequel," the debut EP from the Eminem - Royce da 5'9" collaboration Bad Meets Evil, represent for Eminem? A victory lap following the amazing success of last year's "Recovery"? A return to the gonzo wordplay of "The Slim…

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