1. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Powers Into Hot 100 Top 10

    November 11, 2010 11:26 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna blasts to the Billboard Hot 100 summit , as "What's My Name?," featuring Drake , vaults 60-1 with Airplay Gainer honors. Rihanna's eighth Hot 100 No. 1 and Drake's first leader debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs with sales of 235,000,…

  2. Daft Punk Reveals 'Tron: Legacy' Tracklist

    November 10, 2010 2:18 PM EST After teasing fans with bits and pieces of its much-anticipated soundtrack to "Tron: Legacy" over the past month, Daft Punk has announced the official tracklist of the forthcoming album, NME reports. The 22-track disc will hit stores Dec. 7, with the Disney film arriving in theaters…

  3. Pink Is Pregnant: Report

    November 10, 2010 12:15 PM EST P ink is rumored to be pregnant, less than a week before her "Greatest Hits... So Far!!!" compilation hits stores. According to Us Weekly , the 31-year-old pop singer (real name: Alecia Moore) is expecting her first child with husband of four years, Carey Hart. A source close to…

  4. Country Albums Rule Top Three on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 11:17 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan), Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party…

  5. Billboard Bits: Britney Working on 'Big' New Song, Coldplay Playing Hidden Gigs For Charity

    November 09, 2010 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Recording 'Big Song' with Dr. Luke, Demos Lost in Fire Britney Spears ' manager wrote on her Twitter yesterday that the singer is "recording a big big BIG new song on Friday" with…

  6. R. Kelly Sending Out 'Love Letter' on Dec. 14

    November 09, 2010 4:05 PM EST With soulful new single, "When a Woman Loves," already making an impact at radio, R. Kelly will release its accompanying album, "Love Letter," just in time for the holidays. The singer's latest R&B opus arrives Dec. 14 on Jive Records, with a second single and a…

  7. Watch: George W. Bush Discusses Kanye West in TV Interview

    November 09, 2010 2:30 PM EST George W. Bush's interview with Matt Lauer, in which the former President discusses Kanye West 's 2005 outburst over his handling of Hurricane Katrina, aired last night (Nov. 8) on a "Matt Lauer Reports" primetime special on NBC. While discussing his just-released memoir, …

  8. Wiz Khalifa Arrested on Drug Charges in North Carolina

    November 09, 2010 11:17 AM EST W iz Khalifa , the Pittsburgh MC who has been climbing the Hot 100 with his single "Black & Yellow," was arrested last night (Nov. 8) on marijuana charges in Greenville, NC, the Associated Press reports. The rapper (real name: Cameron Thomaz) was charged with three drug counts…

  9. Michael Jackson 'Breaking News' Song Debuts Online, Stirs Controversy

    November 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST "Breaking News," the dancefloor-ready first taste of the upcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael," was posted in full today on the singer's website and has since led some fans, and even members of Jackson's family, to wonder whether the song's vocals are…

  10. Lily Allen Recovering From Blood-Poisoning Condition

    November 08, 2010 10:40 AM EST Less than a week after suffering a second miscarriage, Lily Allen was rushed to a London hospital on Friday to be treated for a blood-poisoning condition. According to People , the singer is being treated for septicaemia and is currently recovering from the potentially fatal condition. Allen …

  11. Susan Boyle 'Perfect Day' Video Premieres, Directed By Lou Reed

    November 07, 2010 4:00 PM EST S usan Boyle ventures through gorgeous natural settings and sings under a rainbow in the epic music video for "Perfect Day," which precedes the Nov. 9 release of sophomore album "The Gift." The clip for the track, which is a cover of Lou Reed's 1972 version, was…

  12. Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"

    November 05, 2010 4:38 PM EDT The festivities on Jason Aldean's fourth studio album, "My Kinda Party," the follow-up to 2009's platinum "Wide Open," aren't overwhelmingly joyous, and the project is probably all the better for it. The 15-song set, which the Georgia-born Aldean recorded…

  13. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Set to Dominate MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 05, 2010 11:38 AM EDT It could be the night of the diva in Madrid at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry leading the field with five nominations apiece and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosting the event. The U.S. singers go head-to-head in four categories -- best…

  14. Taylor Swift Likely to Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 05, 2010 11:00 AM EDT A familiar face will likely crown the Billboard 200 albums chart next week; all signs point to Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" easily holding for a second week atop the list, with perhaps 350,000 sold by week's end on Nov. 7, according to industry sources. Taylor Swift Sells…

  15. U2, Gaga, Metallica, Swift Win Big at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 9:00 PM EDT U 2 , Lady Gaga , Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honored during the ceremony, which concluded the…

  16. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Gets 8 Wax Figures, Miley Cyrus Lands a Movie Role

    November 04, 2010 7:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga to Get Not 1, But 8 Wax Figures One wax figure is usually enough to immortalize a star, but how to sum up Lady Gaga with just one look? That seems to be the thinking behind Madame Tussaud's decision…

  17. Britney Spears May Go 'Grimier' With New Album, Says Dr. Luke

    November 04, 2010 3:35 PM EDT Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, the producer behind pop smashes like Ke$ha 's "TiK ToK" and Katy Perry 's "California Gurls," talked about the secrets to his chart achievements in a keynote Q&A at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference . Of his…

  18. Keith Richards: Rolling Stones Ready to Tour, Record New Material

    November 04, 2010 12:20 PM EDT While promoting the release of his new autobiography, "Life," Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards revealed that the band plans to begin recording new material in the coming months and hit the road next year. In a radio interview with BBC 6 Music , Richards said that more Rolling…

  19. Hot Tours: Alejandro Fernandez, George Strait and Reba, Justin Bieber

    November 04, 2010 11:44 AM EDT Alejandro Fernández tops Hot Tour this week with box office stats reported from his recent 10-show run at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. Eight of the shows occurred in September (8-10, 18-19, 23-25) and the final two performances were on Oct. 8-9. Gross totals surpassed 72.8 million pesos…

  20. Charlotte Church Heading 'Back' to U.S. in 2011

    November 04, 2010 9:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after her last U.S. release, 24-year-old Welsh singer Charlotte Church will issue sixth studio album "Back to Scratch" in the States in early 2011. The disc, Church's first album to arrive in the U.S. since 2001's "Enchantment," was produced by…

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